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  2. NorseBoat for arctic expedition through NW Passage

  3. History of Bermuda Multihull Sailboat Races Part 2

  4. How We Sailed Our Boat Backwards Into Canada

  5. Windworks Sailing: Coastal Passagemaking course

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  1. A Key Approach to Passagemaking

    Apr 13, 2021. Moderation and respect are a big part of successful and enjoyable passagemaking. How you approach offshore sailing is key to the success of each passage. In addition, some of the most valuable, even crucial attitudes and skills may not be either learned or valued in everyday life on shore and may even fly in the face of talents ...

  2. Passage Making

    1. We check the weather: Weather is the single most important aspect of passage making. We learned this lesson the hard way. It can, literally, make or break your trip. If you plan on doing a passage that is 24 hours or longer - it becomes even more critical that you find an adequate "weather window", or a few days of decent seas and ...

  3. Twelve Top Bluewater Cruising Boats

    For the trade wind passages that make up the bulk of bluewater cruising, there should be no argument about whether a suitably prepared production boat will make it across an ocean. For sailors who can't afford or justify one of the high-ticket deluxe cruising boats, it's good to know there are plenty of good options among the ranks of ...

  4. Weather Routing: Comfortable Passagemaking

    Fair winds and moderate seas make for great passagemaking. A weather forecast—like an old-school dead-reckoning plot—will decrease in certainty with the passage of time. Over the past five years of arranging offshore charters aboard our Swan 48, Isbjørn, and our Swan 59, Icebear, we've tempted the gods by consistently breaking the ...

  5. Trawler Lifestyle

    Properly equipping a boat for shorthanded cruising can make the experience a whole lot better. Cruising Destinations. Living the Dream. This mariner bought a Willard 30 and then navigated the Inside Passage solo. Troubleshooting & DIY. Fiberglass Gleam Team. Gelcoat needs smart maintenance on a regular schedule to keep the boat looking sharp.

  6. Singlehanded passage making, Best Practices

    A great complement to the other discussions. I'll have a go: 1. When deciding to embark on any single handed passage, even a short one, keep well in mind the inherent challenges in maintaining a proper lookout at the same time as one manages all other aspects of the voyage, including navigation and pilotage, and yet sees to the organic requirements of the single crew resource's body, including ...

  7. Passage Making FAQs

    Collecting Tsunami Debris in the North Pacific. In my view, there are just two rules to successful passage making: one, keep the boat going in the right direction; two, stay on board. On my way to Alaska in 2012, I broke the second rule when I fell off the boat reaching for an object in the water. I was collecting debris from the middle of the ...

  8. Fast Passage 39 Sailboat Review

    Fast Passage 39. Very few stock production boats are up to the rigors of an around-the-world race. Even fewer actually have completed such a feat. When Francis Stokes finished the 27,000-mile inaugural BOC Challenge in 1983 he was one of only 10 finishers in a race that saw 16 competitors at the starting line aboard everything from high-tech ...

  9. How to Plan a Passage

    On another occasion, we were waiting in the San Blas Islands for the fortified trades to die so we could make the passage to Florida. At the first sign of a let-up, in early April, a flotilla of impatient yachts set sail north. I asked an elderly Kuna man what he thought. He said, quite sagely, "Coming one more storm from the north, then go."

  10. A Small Cabin on the Water

    This boat is designed for a couple to live aboard for weeks, or even months, at a time, so I could include some features that might not work for a boat occupied by more of a gang. Another door on the forward wall opposite the head accesses the sleeping cabin forward. An athwartships queen berth is on a raised platform with stowage below and ...

  11. The Passagemaker New Boats Preview 2020-21

    Forward of the beach club, the 58E's stand-up engine room provides 360-­degree access and is equipped with twin 1,150-hp Caterpillar C18 Acert engines. The yacht is capable of top speeds of 26 to 27 knots, and cruising speeds of 21 to 22 knots. Efficiently, she cruises at 9 to 10 knots.

  12. Trawlers and ocean going motor yachts designed for passage making

    ALL SELENE YACHTS. From our Selene 38 Voyager Aft-cabin luxury pocket-yacht to our Selene 128 super Expedition Yacht, Selene Yachts has the boat which will be perfect for your sailing plans…. Sailing in the fast lane with our Artemis line, enjoying family coastal cruising on a Selene Voyager or contemplating a circumnavigation with one of our ...

  13. Ocean Sailing Courses

    On specific dates, we offering special passage making courses between Key West and St. Petersburg, Florida. Call 888-454-7015 for more information. "My wife and I enjoyed the entire experience. It was challenging and exciting to acquire new sailing skills through hands-on experience in the classroom and on the passage.

  14. How to plan and sail an offshore passage

    On the day, navigation, decision-making, meals and living aboard were fine mid-Channel. The hardest part of the trip was the last unfamiliar 15 miles. For would-be offshore skippers, the lessons are: practice inshore pilotage skills, practice boat handling, and stay rested because the hardest part of the trip is likely to be the end.

  15. Five Affordable Trawlers Over 40 Feet

    Beneteau Swift Trawler 44. With a top-end of just over 27 MPH, the Beneteau Swift Trawler 44 is among the fastest boats in this category. When Beneteau started introducing passage-making "fast" trawlers like the Swift Trawler 44 back in 2011, lots of folks in the North American boating market sort of scratched their heads.

  16. Coastal Passage Making

    Lessons & Events / Advanced Sailing Lessons / Coastal Passage Making. You finally made it, gone through all the classes, had sufficient time on the water, and now you are ready to get through the next level. ... Demonstrate decision making and boat handling skills for boat control in any wind and sea conditions. Heavy Weather Sailing:

  17. Offshore Sailing: 200 Essential Passagemaking Tips

    I've been a boater all of my life, a sailor for the last 20 years, boat owner for 15 years, racer for the last 7 years and I'm ready to take my boat off shore to do the Newport to Bermuda race. For a costal racer there is a tremendious amount of boat preperation and this book has been my most helpful resource, lot's of great thought staters and ...

  18. World Cruising Routes and Sailboat Voyage Planning

    World Cruising Routes. World Cruising Routes is the go-to guidebook for long-distance navigators, cruisers, and sailors. It contains over 1,000 routes to destinations all over the globe rich with essential weather information, waypoints, and advice for safe passage making. "Some routes start as a dream and end as a nightmare.".

  19. Advanced Sailing

    Club Nautique's US SAILING Coastal and Offshore Passage Making programs are the best in the country. ... "In 2007, Club Nautique was the foundation block for one of my biggest dreams; own a boat and prepare myself to take a long passage from San Francisco to Sao Paulo, Brazil. Today, I got my Offshore Passage Making certification. It is ...

  20. US Sailing Coastal Passage making course

    Location: Virginia. Boat: Jeanneau SO469. Posts: 321. Re: US Sailing Coastal Passage making course. There are a few charter companies in the Bahamas advertising this course on the boats they need to return to the U.S. before hurricane season starts. I believe this will get you some experience and the course.

  21. Passage making or Passagemaking boat plan and kits

    There are many differences between a true 'Passagemaker' and a regular powerboat. The cruising powerboat that you find at most boat shows or in our own range of stock boat plans may be designed for cruising over hundreds of miles. A true passagemaking powerboat must be capable of cruising thousands, at least 3,000 nautical miles / 5559 Km ...

  22. Passage Making

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  23. See the Destructive Impact of Hurricane Beryl in Photos

    Here are photographs showcasing the destruction caused by Hurricane Beryl. A boat ended up in a tree after the passage of Hurricane Beryl in Oistins gardens, Christ Church, Barbados on July 1, 2024.

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    Whitney is best known for appearing on season 1 of "16 and Pregnant," alongside Maci Bookout, Amber Portwood, Farrah Abraham and Catelynn Lowell.. Whitney welcomed her first child, Weston Jr., on ...

  26. Sailing Across the Pacific, Routes & Tips

    The weather patterns of the Pacific dictate the common crossing routes. Map by Shannon Cain Tumino. The 3,000-mile passage from the Galápagos to the Marquesas will probably be the longest of your sailing career. If you can focus on the journey instead of the destination, it might also be the most memorable.

  27. Damage reports by island from Hurricane Beryl: Devastation, havoc

    Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency reports island by island damages from Hurricane Beryl in the Windward Islands and the Grenadines

  28. Yellowstone National Park shooting: Suspect killed by park rangers

    An armed suspect who was allegedly making threats in Yellowstone National Park is dead following a shootout with rangers, the National Park Service said. ... Coast Guard rescues 4 after boat ...

  29. Hurricane Beryl live updates: Impact on Jamaica may be 'catastrophic'

    After making landfall in Grenada's Carriacou Island on Monday, strong winds and high water levels smashed fishing boats in Barbados, downed power lines in Grenada and St. Vincent, and knocked out ...

  30. Beryl strengthens into the earliest Category 5 Atlantic hurricane on

    Hurricane Beryl has strengthened into a Category 5 Atlantic hurricane — the earliest on record — as it powers across the Caribbean after bringing devastation to the Windward Islands, where at ...