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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

Avoid Corrosion with a Bonding System

To keep corrosion at bay and underwater metals safe and worry-free, learn how to inspect and service your bonding system. Bonding systems connect underwater metals, including through-hull fittings, struts and rudder stocks. The system has several goals, the primary one being corrosion protection for these metals via an anode, or “zinc,” to which the system…
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January 22, 2018 0

Jonty Pearce: High winds in Torridon

Jonty Pearce discovers that even bad weather doesn’t have to hamper a charter holiday in Scotland Sula cruising in Loch Torridon   What do you do when you book a charter holiday but find that the weather falls short of one’s hopes? The Western Highlands and Islands of Scotland can offer stunning scenery and amazing…
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January 14, 2018 0

New Upgrade for Marineforecaster App Ver 24.02

The new version of the application Marineforecaster for Android is from today live and available. The version 24.02 has a new user interface (UI) animated weather, option to choose from different units of measurement such as nautical miles, kilometers per hour, meters, feet, etc., for the presented data. We have added bathymetric maps with certain…
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January 8, 2018 0

Νέα Έκδοση της Εφαρμογής Marineforecaster App Build 24.02

Η καινούργια έκδοση της εφαρμογής Marineforecaster για το Android είναι γεγονός. Η έκδοση 24.02 έχει καινούργιο περιβάλλον εργασίας (UI) με κινούμενα γραφικά για τον καιρό, και επιλογές διαφορετικών μονάδων μέτρησης όπως ναυτικά μίλια, χιλιόμετρα ανά ώρα, μέτρα, πόδια, κλπ Προστέθηκαν ακόμη χάρτες βαθυμετρίας* με συγκεκριμένα βάθη, όπως αυτά ζητήθηκαν από τους χρήστες από όλο τον…
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January 7, 2018 0

Understanding sea state for better passage planning

Consider wind and waves when planning and, as Norman Kean explains, you’ll be able to predict and avoid rough waters In this picture of Bernard Stamm’s Cheminées Poujoulat battling a Force 10 in Biscay at the start of the VELUX 5 Oceans solo round the world race, the wave patches can be clearly seen Understanding…
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December 1, 2017 0

‘I was rescued from death alone in mid-ocean’

Crippled by pain while sailing solo in the Indian Ocean, Andrew Halcrow had to call for rescue Under full main and poled out genoa, Elsi lifts her skirts and revels in the South Atlantic’s northeasterly trade winds ‘I was saved from death alone in mid-ocean’ In the late 1980s I built a steel yacht in…
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November 4, 2017 0

Morse Code and an Aldis lamp prevent yacht grounding off Cornwall

Left with no other means of communication, the National Coastwatch Institution watchkeeper used Morse Code and an Aldis lamp to prevent the yacht running aground off The Lizard Watchkeeper Simon Sugrue uses the Aldis lamp. Credit: Ross Durkin   The use of Morse Code and an Aldis lamp by a National Coastwatch Institute (NCI) watchkeeper…
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November 1, 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