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Category: Safety

Incoming Heavy Weather? Don’t know What to do?

Head for Safety, Fast! Inexperienced boaters and boaters sailing in waters unknown to them should always establish what the conditions are going to be before setting sail, and ideally have someone with them who will know what to do if matters get out of hand. If the weather is known to be deteriorating stay on…
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September 15, 2018 0

Sadly, for Many Boaters the Time Has Come to Prepare for Winter, So What Should You Do Now?

Looking forward to next seasons sailing already? Outstanding! There are a few things that need to be done now so that your boat will be fit for action in Spring 2019. Clean the boat thoroughly, inside and out, remove any vegetation and encrustations from shafts, props, rudders, hull and struts, wash down with a jet/power-wash and…
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September 4, 2018 0

Subtropical Storm Alberto near 25.0N 84.2W – 447 AM EDT Sun May 27 2018

GMZ001-272100- Synopsis for the Gulf of Mexico – 447 AM EDT Sun May 27 2018 Subtropical Storm Alberto near 25.0N 84.2W 1001 mb at 5 AM EDT moving NNE at 11 kt. Maximum sustained winds 35 kt,  gusts 45 kt. Alberto will move to 26.8N 84.4W this afternoon, 28.6N 85.2W Mon morning, 30.0N 86.0W Mon afternoon,…
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May 27, 2018 0

Going Sailing … Planning to Return Safely?

What Price Safety at Sea? Going sailing? Planning to return safely? The summer is approaching and with it, that dream of making your holiday with friends on a sailboat is close. Paradise islands and beautiful cities await you on your voyage, pristine beaches and crystal-clear waters, endless blue and on the edge of the Mediterranean,…
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April 12, 2018 0

Brand New Update for the Free App Marine Forecaster.

The free application Marineforecaster, with the recent update, has new features for the iOs on iPhone & iPad devices as well. The last option in the application menu is a help( info) file, which contains all the details of using the application and its functions. Still you will find short videos showing the use of…
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April 5, 2018 0

Essential tips when using an anchor

Duncan Wells passes on the benefit of years spent at anchor with his definitive guide to the do’s and don’t’s of dropping the hook Entrusting your boat and the lives of her crew to a piece of metal you can’t see can be unnerving Essential tips when using an anchor Avoid a lee shore Make…
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April 5, 2018 0

Καινούργια Αναβάθμιση της Εφαρμογής Marineforecaster για το Λειτουργικό iOs

Η δωρεάν εφαρμογή Marineforecaster από σήμερα έχει τις καινούργιες λειτουργίες και για το λειτουργικό iOs σε συσκευές iPhone & iPad. Η τελευταία επιλογή στο μενού της εφαρμογής είναι ένα αρχείο βοήθειας, το οποίο περιλαμβάνει όλες τις λεπτομέρειες χρήσης της εφαρμογής και των λειτουργειών της. Ακόμα θα βρείτε βοηθητικά μικρά βίντεο που δείχνουν την χρήση κάθε…
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March 31, 2018 0

How Deep is the Ocean, how Clean is the Sea?

Human beings have used the oceans as a trade route and playground for millennia, since man found he could get from A to B even when there wasn’t a land bridge. To this day our many sea-going friends both commercial and sporting/leisure travel the oceans in fair weather and foul. So, why do we take…
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March 8, 2018 0

Cold Weather Sailing Tips

By Clive Eplett     The saying goes – “there is no such thing as weather, just the wrong clothes.“ As I write ( April 09), the UK has just had its coldest March since blah blah blah, so in an effort to invigorate spring and induce a heatwave, here is some cold weather sailing…
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February 3, 2018 0

NOAA: 2017 was 3rd warmest year on record for the globe

NOAA, NASA scientists confirm Earth’s long-term warming trend continues January 18, 2018 After three consecutive years of record-high temperatures for the globe, Earth was a slightly cooler planet in 2017. But not by much. Earth’s globally averaged temperature for 2017 made it the third warmest year in NOAA’s 138-year climate record, behind 2016 (warmest) and…
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January 24, 2018 0