Satellite phones have evolved a full ecosystem of gear and services
Thoughts on voyaging responsibly
Yankee sails on
The steel ketch Yankee in the Connecticut River.
TRANSPAC RACE PREP
How a group of determined mostly military veterans built a race team
NOAA upgrades its global weather model
More data and a better global weather model should make for improved weather distributed to users, like this temperature gradient map.
From North Sea fishing to Sea of Cortez voyaging
The former Dutch fishing vessel turned power voyaging yacht Varnebank in Mexican waters.
IN 2019, MY HUSBAND, DOUG PASNIK, AND I RACED OUR first Transpac together with a team of 10 on our Andrews 70, Trader, comprised primarily of military veterans (see story on page 22). This year we are doing the race again and inviting four mentees from The Magenta Project to race with us.
Doing it all with one screen
The steering station on this Gunboat cat is equipped with large-screen B&G Zeus MFDs.
Don't scrimp when it comes to the crimp
Solid crimp connections make your power voyager’s electrical system more reliable.
Maritime Publishing acquires Ocean Navigator
The oral surgeon's masterpiece
Carastee was a L. Francis Herreshoff design similar to this Herreshoff ketch with its graceful sheer.
Protecting your boat from overcharging
A properly set up system can prevent damage to electrical components possible with LiFePO4 batteries
No. 18665 is the first to go
In the phase out of paper charts, the NOAA chart of Lake Tahoe will be the first to disappear.
Two dismastings dodged
Mast and rigging problems bedevil a Pacific voyager in harbor and at sea
Light in a pinch
In emergency lighting situations, more light is always better
Terra Nova and Scott of the Antarctic
The barque Terra Nova was specially reinforced for working in polar sea ice
Snagged anchors and empty gas bottles
Mishaps on a mid-Med adventure
Reports of aggressive killer whales
Orcas have reportedly attacked sailboats recently off Spain and
Prized pilothouse possessions
The pilothouse is the nerve center of a power voyagig vessel like this Selene 43 in the Bahamas.
It's not easy being green
Dealing with the scourge of seasickness
Fatal dive boat fire attributed to operator's oversight failures
The dive boat Conception on fire off Santa Cruz island in California.
Drama in the Vendee Globe solo world race
Alex Thomson’s IMOCA 60 Hugo Boss at the start of the 2020 Vendee Globe Race.
A circumnavigator's favorite ocean films
A still from the documentary Maiden, which tells the story of the first all-female crew in the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989-90.
Treating batteries as a system works best
Jolie Brise rescues Adriana
Jolie Brise, which is roughly translated as “nice breeze,” is perhaps one of the most famous yachts of the 20th century; more than 100 years after her launch, the vessel is still plying the waters of the Atlantic.
Tuna 101: A Primer for Voyaging Sailors
Catching, cleaning and eating tuna at sea
Very Helpful Feature - VHF radio
With all of the savvy technology that exists on boats today, it is easy to overlook that the most reliable communication tool on your vessel is your VHF radio.
Solo rower breaks ocean record
Power voyagers have engines, sailors have the wind and ocean rowers have … muscles.
We asked a group of voyagers about their vessel’s batteries and their future battery plans
Into the Denmark Strait
A bristlingly cold gale whipped across the silvery North Atlantic and up the narrow fjord.