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.
Instrumentless circumnavigator passes
MARVIN CREAMER, A sailor who PerforMed a seemingly miraculous circumnavigation in the mid-1980s, has crossed the bar for the last time.
During a pandemic, flexibility is key
The wheelhouse was scattered with guidebooks extolling the virtues and sites to behold in and around the Baltic — fjords in Sweden and Norway, Danish in Denmark, history-laden Poland, and enough lager to sink a barge in Germany.
Alarms, getting to know them better
Editor’s note: This piece originally appeared in the Ocean Cruising Club’s monthly bulletin (oceancruisingclub.org).
A cultural and visual spectacle
Sailing a multihull through western Cuba
The Ocean Race postpones next start
THE OCEAN RACE, A CREWED RACE AROUND THE WORLD THAT has held two other names and sponsors since its inception (Whitbread Round the World Race, Volvo Ocean Race), has announced that the 14th running of the race originally scheduled to start in October 2021 will be pushed back one year to October 2022.
Marine electronics companies continue to make impressive technical strides in a variety of areas.
Winds of change
AS OUR WORLD STUMBLES THROUGH THIS PAINFUL AND unprecedented time, with businesses and schools closed, boat shows canceled and so many of us compelled to shelter in place, it’s frustrating to think that even our boats can only provide limited respite from the draconian restrictions of the pandemic.
The eye of the butterfly
The difference between the tropical cyclone and mid-latitude cyclone
The rebuilding of Golden Rule, the first protest boat
It’s a misty day in the photo and the sand is brownish gray, setting off the white paint of the derelict hull as if the boat were lit by a ray of sunshine.
Securing for sea
Attaching gear to lifelines and stanchions is generally not wise and sometimes dangerous.
Good maintenance stops bad fuel
As most of us know, good clean fuel is important to any diesel engine.
Coping with COVID
THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC HAS FORCED SAILING ORGANIZATIONS around the country to adapt to social distancing guidelines and stay-at-home policies. Here’s how two are dealing with the problem.
10 tools cruising sailors bring to the stay-at-home table
On March 19, as Jon and I finished setting the hook in Corong Corong Bay, Palawan, we were approached by the Philippine coast guard and told to leave. The enhanced community quarantine was newly in effect, and we were unwelcome.
Sea of Cortez in the time of coronavirus
We’d left the dinghy on the beach and hiked up to a isolated coastal rancho (family farm) to resupply our fresh vegetables. It was 25 miles north of Loreto, far from even any village. Cruisers on the VHF net said the rancho made excellent goat cheese.