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Vintage Attitude – A Rose Is A Rose, And A Halyard Is What?

Vintage Attitude – A Rose Is A Rose, And A Halyard Is What?

I can vividly recall almost 30 years ago, the feeling I had the first time I was on a sailboat and felt the mainsail set and fill with wind.  I was about 28 years old (yeah, I am that old!), and I remember how I grabbed onto the shiny chrome thing next to me (that’d […]

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Podcast: We’re The Civilized Ones

Podcast: We’re The Civilized Ones

Podcast #118 From Bob Bitchin.

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Awesome Outposters (31 Pictures)

Awesome Outposters (31 Pictures)

Another great gallery of pics from Cruising Outposters.

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Awesome Outposters (45 Pictures)

Awesome Outposters (45 Pictures)

Your latest gallery of Outposter submissions.

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Awesome Outposters (42 Pictures)

Awesome Outposters (42 Pictures)

Another inspiring gallery of pics from Cruising Outposters.

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Vintage Attitude – The Third Day Syndrome

Vintage Attitude – The Third Day Syndrome

There is this phenomenon in sailing that happens on just about your third day of an ocean crossing.  The evening of day two you will usually be sitting, looking back at where land used to be, wondering just what the heck you were thinking when you decided to come out here in the first place.  […]

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Sailing On Distant Star

Sailing On Distant Star

A perfect sail on the Distant Star in the BVIs

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Podcast: What Does A Sailor Do Without A Boat?

Podcast: What Does A Sailor Do Without A Boat?

Another great podcast from Bob Bitchin!

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Calling All Waterlife Photographers

Calling All Waterlife Photographers

Submit your best images to West Marine 2016 Photo Contest

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Awesome Outposters (57 Pictures)

Awesome Outposters (57 Pictures)

Your Friday gallery of pictures from Cruising Outposters!

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TWO HARBORS ONE RENDEZVOUS

TWO HARBORS ONE RENDEZVOUS

With the help of Marina Del Rey Yacht Sales there is a Two Harbors One rendezvous get together on the weekend of July 17th & 18 2015

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Awesome Outposters (15 Pictures)

Awesome Outposters (15 Pictures)

This wee’s pics from Outposters.

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Operation Dry Water taking place nationwide June 26-28

Operation Dry Water taking place nationwide June 26-28

Nationwide crackdown on boating under the influence.

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How to dock like a boss

How to dock like a boss

Docking is an art form best practiced sober.

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NC Legislators Looking to Charge Boaters New Fee

NC Legislators Looking to Charge Boaters New Fee

BoatUS Urges Boaters to be Heard Would be Highest State-Imposed Charges on Boats in the US THE ISSUE:  As part of the current North Carolina budget debate, the state General Assembly is currently considering legislation that would impose a significant new user fee on all recreational boats 24 feet and longer that are used in […]

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Salty Dawg Rally Announces July 4th Rendezvous, Fall Rally Registration

Salty Dawg Rally Announces July 4th Rendezvous, Fall Rally Registration

Bristol, R.I., USA – The Salty Dawg Rally (SDR) announced today the schedule for the annual 4th of July Rendezvous in Bristol, R.I., and also announced that registration for the Fall 2015 Rally has opened. The Salty Dawg Rally is a cruising rally that has quickly grown to be the most popular and largest Rally […]

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Weems & Plath Creates a NEW Line of Waterproof Binoculars

Weems & Plath Creates a NEW Line of Waterproof Binoculars

Weems & Plath, manufacturer of fine nautical instruments, leads the way in 2015 with its creation of four NEW 7×50 waterproof binocular models implementing the latest technology and standards including the use of Argon gas for improved light transmission and fog prevention. These binoculars are offered at varying price points and for different marine applications. […]

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Awesome Outposters (24 Pictures)

Awesome Outposters (24 Pictures)

Your latest gallery of images from Outposters!

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Vintage Attitude – The Adventure Begins…

Vintage Attitude – The Adventure Begins…

We were about 50 miles out of Palmyra Island, on the 900+ mile voyage to Hawaii. There was Jody & I, and two young crew members we’d had with us since Papeete, almost three months, Luke & Joel. All of a sudden the boat started to swerve off course.

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Awesome Outposters (24 Pictures)

Awesome Outposters (24 Pictures)

Your Friday gallery of pictures from Outposters.

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‘Chum’ (or if you love your boat…)

‘Chum’ (or if you love your boat…)

Over six decades have passed since I started sailing with my father, so it’s not all that surprising, how many things have changed. ‘Patience’ the old 1906 wooden 30ft. yawl that he kept on a mooring at Burnham-on-Crouch was looked after…

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Podcast: What It Means To Fly The Jolly Roger

Podcast: What It Means To Fly The Jolly Roger

“What it Means to Fly the Jolly Roger #102″ from Latitudes & Attitudes Seafaring: Cruiser’s Podcast by Bob Bitchin. Released: 2009.

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Subscriber Notice: Summer Issue mailed late!

Subscriber Notice: Summer Issue mailed late!

It has just come to our attention that due to a mixup by our printers the Summer issue has been dropped in the mail late. Subscribers copies ONLY were affected by this.

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Awesome Outposters (25 Pictures)

Awesome Outposters (25 Pictures)

Your latest gallery of images from Outposters.

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Podcast – Why We’re Paying More For Anchorage Fees

Podcast – Why We’re Paying More For Anchorage Fees

Bob explains why it’s difficult to find free anchorages these days.

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BVI Charter – Grand Prize Winner

BVI Charter – Grand Prize Winner

Two years ago Todd and Diane Neiss of Portland, OR won the grand prize – a $5,000 1-week BVI Yacht Charter – at the 13th Annual Cruising Outpost Pacific NW Party in Poulsbo, WA. The 15th annual PNW event is back in Poulsbo, August 7-9, 2015. Will you win this year’s grand prize??

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Vintage Attitude – The Two Happiest Days

Vintage Attitude – The Two Happiest Days

Once again it is time to take on the “authorities” that are out there spouting rhetoric which has about as much basis in truth as the IRS man standing there saying…

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Book Review: Ocean Drifters

Book Review: Ocean Drifters

Dr. Richard Kirby, plankton scientist and an Associate Fellow of the Marine Biological Association perhaps better known to many blue water sailors as the organizer for the citizen science Secchi Disk research study, has created a stunning visual book about plankton.  These tiny creatures of the sea, invisible to most eyes, are critical elements of […]

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Dressing Ship with Nautical Flags

Dressing Ship with Nautical Flags

f you’ve ever attended a regatta or other large boating event, you’ve probably noticed that the ships are adorned with brightly colored boat flags that are both beautiful to look at and that convey U.S. and international codes and signals. The nautical signal flags you see flying from the masts are carefully selected based on…

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Havana Challenge Ends, More Regattas to Cuba on the Horizon

Havana Challenge Ends, More Regattas to Cuba on the Horizon

After six days of meetings, sports competitions and sailings, the U.S. regatta Havana Challenge concludes today with its return to Key West, while the Cubans are preparing to receive another race from the north.

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