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Month: October 2017

Tropical Storm Philippe path update LIVE: Philippe on track to BATTER Florida and New York

TROPICAL storm Philippe is currently on path to hit Florida and New York and could strengthen to Hurricane strength. Here is the latest Storm Philippe forecast and live updates from the NOAA, NHC, Weather Channel and more. Original Article Brought to you by Marineforecaster Application imported from Daily Express https://marineforecaster.com


October 30, 2017 0

When to Abandon Ship

What criteria do you have for abandoning your boat?   The point is to think about what might happen before anything does happen so that you are as prepared as you can be to protect the lives of your crew. Tim Bower There are two general schools of thought with respect to abandoning your boat…
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October 29, 2017 0

Is it safe out there?

I was trolling Facebook the other day and saw a comment in one of the sailing forums, can’t remember which one. A lady was asking for some advice. It seems that she and her husband have been saving up for years to retire on their boat and to sail around the world, but they were…
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October 24, 2017 0

Typhoon Lan EMERGENCY: Thousands ordered to evacuate as Category 4 storm track to Japan

TENS of thousands across Japan have been advised to evacuate as a powerful typhoon approaches the mainland. Original Article Brought to you by Marineforecaster Application imported from Daily Express https://marineforecaster.com


October 22, 2017 0

Storm Brian LIVE forecast and path updates: Where is Storm Brian now?

STORM Brian smashed into the UK coast earlier on Saturday with devastating winds and heavy rain. Here are live updates on Storm Brian’s path, with the latest weather forecasts from the Met Office, Met Éireann, BBC and more. Original Article Brought to you by Marineforecaster Application imported from Daily Express https://marineforecaster.com


October 22, 2017 0

Three methods for seizing shackles

Shackles are often under high load. If one shakes open, the result could be dangerous. Chris Beeson shows how to make sure it won’t This spinnaker block shackle somehow managed to hang on by jamming itself in place, but it wouldn’t endure actual use Three methods for seizing shackles RYA Yachtmaster Chris Beeson has raced…
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October 22, 2017 0

Storm Brian track update: Model shows weather bomb on DIRECT path to Ireland and UK

WEATHER bomb Storm Brian is on a path straight towards Ireland and the UK, shows the latest track model from the Irish version of the Met Office. Original Article Brought to you by Marineforecaster Application imported from Daily Express https://marineforecaster.com


October 20, 2017 0

Nominations sought for the YJA Yachtsman of the Year 2017

The Yachting Journalists’ Association (YJA) has extended its nomination period after receiving few entries Yachting Monthly’s Bob Shepton is a previous winner of the award. Credit: Bob Shepton In the past, the YJA Yachtsman of the Year award has attracted some of the most famous names in sailing. The accolade is regarded by many as…
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October 20, 2017 0

Ambition, nerves, and espionage: final countdown at the Volvo Ocean Race

We go behind the scenes at the Volvo Ocean Race with Dongfeng Race Team to find how the team is preparing for the longest, furthest Volvo Ocean Race yet Sanxenxo training 2 boats testing with mapfre The first race that ‘counts’ for the Volvo Ocean Race, the Alicante in-port race, takes place tomorrow. The seven…
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October 18, 2017 0

Tom Cunliffe: A guide to downwind sailing

You don’t always want to have to come head-to-wind to reef. In this extract from The Complete Ocean Skipper, Tom Cunliffe talks about how to reduce canvas without turning around On passage, your mainsail is hoisted and likely to stay up, barring extreme weather, until you arrive and, for much of the time out there…
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October 17, 2017 0