Tag: Practical cruising

Sail across the Atlantic safely – how to avoid the most common gear failures

Many of the most common yacht equipment failures – the ones that plague the ARC fleet every year – can be avoided. It is essential to avoid repairs at the top of the mast while at sea if at all possible. Does wind matter? It might seem an off-hand remark perhaps when it comes to…
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October 11, 2017 0

Why cruising sailors should consider using a professional weather router

If you’re making an ocean crossing this year, employing a weather routeing service could make for a safer, smoother, and faster sail Should you consider support from a professional weather router on your next ocean crossing? With costs lower than you might realise, maybe it’s time you should. Employing the services of an expert meteorologist…
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October 8, 2017 0

What are the most common repairs at sea for yachts sailing across the Atlantic? ARC survey results tell all

We surveyed nearly all 290 yachts in the 2016 ARC transatlantic to find out what broke and how it was fixed; what worked and what didn’t. You cannot presume to be able to sail across an ocean without experiencing some problems or breakages with your equipment. We issued the 290 yachts sailing in the 2016…
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October 7, 2017 0