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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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THE HOOLIGAN NAVY (THE CORSAIR FLEET)

THE HOOLIGAN NAVY (THE CORSAIR FLEET)

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.

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Awesome Outposters (40 Pictures)

Awesome Outposters (40 Pictures)

Your Friday gallery of images from Outposters.

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Summer Sailstice 2015

Summer Sailstice 2015

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 […]

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Awesome Outposters (16 Pictures)

Awesome Outposters (16 Pictures)

Your latest gallery of pictures from Cruising Outposters

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Vintage Attitude – The Perfect Moment

Vintage Attitude – The Perfect Moment

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 […]

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Summer Sailstice

Summer Sailstice

Sailstice is a worldwide celebration of sailing on the weekend closest to the summer solstice – this year the solstice falls on Saturday, June 20, 2015!

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Planking On The Matthew Turner Has Begun

Planking On The Matthew Turner Has Begun

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 […]

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Awesome Outposters (38 Pictures)

Awesome Outposters (38 Pictures)

Your latest gallery of Outposter submissions.

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You Never Had It So Good

You Never Had It So Good

Old wooden boats, wet canvas and fathoms… a good old boy remembers.

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KADEY-KROGEN YACHTS EXPANDS TO RHODE ISLAND

KADEY-KROGEN YACHTS EXPANDS TO RHODE ISLAND

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.

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Vanishing Sail Film  – Wooden Boat Building in The Caribbean

Vanishing Sail Film – Wooden Boat Building in The Caribbean

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.

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Chalk and Cheese

Chalk and Cheese

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

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Awesome Outposters (39 Pictures)

Awesome Outposters (39 Pictures)

Your latest gallery of sailors, cruisers, and fun-on-the-water pics.

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Vintage Attitude – Right and Wrong?

Vintage Attitude – Right and Wrong?

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 […]

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Awesome Outposters (22 Pictures)

Awesome Outposters (22 Pictures)

Your Friday gallery of pictures from Outposters.

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Vintage Attitude – Are We Nuts?

Vintage Attitude – Are We Nuts?

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 […]

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Awesome Outposters (20 Pictures)

Awesome Outposters (20 Pictures)

The latest gallery of images sent in by cruisin’ and seafaren’ folk.

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Vanuatu Update – Supplies On The Way, More Needed

Vanuatu Update – Supplies On The Way, More Needed

Paul Kortenkamp, who wrote the article on Vanuatu in Cruising Outpost Issue 10, just before the storm hit, has been helping…

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Awesome Outposters (28 Pictures)

Awesome Outposters (28 Pictures)

Another great gallery of pictures from Outposters.

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