A Cruising Outpost original. A drawing of a bingo card with various things found at a dock party. Caution – Rated L, may cause irritation to pregnant women and unborn lobsters.
By Stuart Gough Have you ever noticed the strangest things happen to you, when you are least expecting them? First of all, I should explain that I am fortunate enough to live in and be part of one of the busiest sailing areas in the world, Cowes on the Isle of Wight in the UK. [...]
An old vagabond in his 60s told me about The Curse over a beer in Central America, goes something like this: The more places you see, the more things you see that appeal to you, but no one place has them all. In fact, each place has a smaller and smaller percentage of the things you love, the more things you see.
There are many of us who consider making a blue water voyage but somehow, we never seem to get out to real blue water. As we have all been told on many occasions, just get out there and do it. However, starting a voyage, either single handed or with a crew remains a non-trivial undertaking [...]
Gerry Hughes, first deaf yachtsman to circumnavigate the world singlehanded, receives OCC’s Special Recognition Award upon return to Scotland London , England and Troon Harbour, South Ayrshire, Scotland – Shortly after Gerry Hughes aboard Quest III, a Beneteau 42s7, crossed the line and completed his circumnavigation around all five capes on the 7th of May, [...]
Newport, Rhode Island, USA – Sailing cruisers and power boaters heading to Maine this summer, or to explore the many historic islands of Boston harbor, now have a new Eastern Massachusetts regional charting set from nv‐charts, a global leader in highly accurate, detailed maritime chart products. Region 2.1, Maine South and Massachusetts, covers the coast [...]
Jimmy Cornell, the founder of the ARC (Atlantic Rally for Cruisers), is launching a new transatlantic rally whose aim is to return to the original spirit of the ARC, that of a non-competitive event for cruising sailors, with the emphasis on safety and the enjoyment of participation in this kind of amateur event. For the [...]
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There are numerous apparatuses and accessories that can make sailing more pleasurable or convenient, but relatively few that can make major differences in efficiency and safety without substantial changes to rigging. Still fewer are available to facilitate significant safety or performance improvements for those who sail shorthanded or even solo, whether an occasional yachtsman, weekender, or serious blue water cruiser.
The ‘What’s on my Boat? App for iPhone/iPodTouch/iPad is really useful. If you don’t remember where you stowed the spare impeller or what wine you have on board this App will give you the answers. It’s easy to use. Walk round your boat, talk into your phone to enter an item and take a photo. [...]
Whether we are still dreaming, actively creating or already out there cruising, we have choices to make concerning our health; otherwise our dreams may be cut short. If you are laid back in your lazy boy with a coldy in one hand and what’s left of a pizza next to you as you read this, [...]
Newport, R.I. – Newport Exhibition Group announced today that its 43rd Annual Newport International Boat Show will take place September 12-15, 2013 on the Newport Waterfront along America’s Cup Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island. One of the largest in-water boat shows in the country, the Newport International Boat Show will host nearly 750 exhibitors from [...]
Just when you think Tabitha Lipkin (granddaughter of Bob Bitchin) has settled down into something, she’s right back up and looking for a new adventure- and this time it looks like she’s found it! Tabitha is ready to “take on the outback” as Australia’s newest “Outback Adventurer” in the Northern Territory. The Tourism Board of [...]