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Bob explains why it’s difficult to find free anchorages these days.
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??
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 […]
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…
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.
This rare documentary originally aired as part of the “Sea Tales” series on A&E. It tells a little-known story about a band of young yachtsmen and fishermen who were recruited during World War II to help protect the United States’ East coast from Hitler’s deadly fleet of Nazi U-Boats.
Want to be a part of history? This marks the 15th year that celebrating sailing will be taken to a whole new level with Summer Sailstice 2015. You might be asking yourself… What is Summer Sailstice?.. WELL– Sailstice is a worldwide celebration of sailing on the weekend closest to the summer solstice – this year […]
I was dreaming I was anchored in Suverov Island in the Northern Cook’s. It’s my favorite dream. A crystal clear lagoon, the sun is shinning, and the brilliant white sand of the Motu is just a few hundred feet away. Just as I was about to dive in for a swim I heard Jody calling […]
If you’ve been to a Cruising Outpost Cruisers’ Party and bought a raffle ticket, this is where the proceeds go. The tall ship Matthew Turner is a project that’s close to our founder, Bob Bitchin. This is the latest report from Alan Olson, Executive Director of Educational Tall Ship. It’s amazing to experience the energy building […]
Today’s generation of Kadey-Krogen trawler yachts results from a 38-year heritage of innovation and more than 600 yachts built. To further propel that tradition in 2015 and beyond, the company has expanded and planted roots this month in Portsmouth, Rhode Island.
The film “Vanishing Sail” represents over fifteen years of research and documenting the art form of wooden boatbuilding in the Eastern Caribbean. The film will be screened at selected Film Festivals during this summer & fall prior to a general release.
Coaching on the water for many years has given many opportunities to try out different kinds of boats. Two craft I’ve tried to describe here are perhaps some of the most different I have been involved with:
A ‘Shasha’ (reed boat) was built whilst I was the sailing coach
When we got the letter everyone in the office had a big laugh. Yeah, right, like there really are people out there who really think like that. People who think you must wear a harness and tether at all times while at sea. People who feel you should always have a life vest on, or […]
We gotta be nuts, ya know? Check it out…just what is it we all have in common? I mean besides smelly feet? Well? Ya know what it is? A desire to sell all of the stuff we have worked our whole life to gather about us, and then to move into an area slightly larger […]