Author Archives: andrew
Tired of that stale, musty smell on your boat? Forespar’s new Tea Tree Power™ air cleaner eliminates odors and creates a clean healthy air environment using a 100% pure Australian tea tree oil formulation. More than a cover-up fragrance, Tea Tree … Continue reading
Here’s another great sailing tip from our friend Capt. John from skippertips.com… What sailing knot could you tie onto a piling for a safe and secure temporary mooring? Or, lash your rudder in place if you need to heave-to in … Continue reading
At first glance the Allures 45 looked every bit the capable blue water voyager I had expected, ready and willing to take a competent crew around the world many times over. From the floating docks of the Annapolis boat show, … Continue reading
Submarine Interrupts Opti Fleet in Argentina Wow. Quite the mark rounding. We’re just glad nobody was hurt.
1. Prevent oily discharges from the bilge. Keep your engine well tuned to prevent fuel and oil leaks. Secure an oil absorbent pad or pillow in your bilge and under your engine where drips may occur. Check the pads often, … Continue reading
New England’s premier winter boating event is held at the state of the art Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC). The Progressive Insurance New England Boat Show has grown into the Northeasts’ largest Boat Show, attracting thousands from the New England Seaboard. … Continue reading
Here’s a cool app if you’re into anchor drag alarms… DragQueen is a simple anchor alarm. It provides distance and GPS accuracy alarms along with an alarm delay. The alarm is quite annoying and is the perfect thing to waken … Continue reading
What is the fitting that attaches the boom to the mast called? Send your answer to email@example.com. A winner, who will receive a Blue Water Sailing hat, will be selected at random from the correct answers. Thanks to last week’s Mindbender winner, Zdenka Griswold, for … Continue reading
With just a few ingredients, this recipe is quick to put together and delicious too… Baked Gnocchi with Ricotta and Marinara Ingredients: – 1/2 batch simple potato gnocchi, boiled – 1/2 cup marinara sauce – 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese … Continue reading
As can be expected here in the B.V.I., sunny skies, warm water and a beautiful breeze! Do you have cool shots from your sailing adventures? Send them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hi from the B.V.I. With an anchor and shore tie firmly set, our boat hovered in place in about 15 feet of gin clear water as I sat on the stern to put on my mask and fins. I’d never … Continue reading
For the first time since two people died in the terrifying sinking of the Bounty in Hurricane Sandy, federal officials Monday pointed fingers at what likely caused the disaster. Bounty Capt. Robin Walbridge’s “reckless decision to sail … into the … Continue reading
Ocean legend Jimmy Cornell has launched a new rally aimed at sailors heading from the Caribbean to the South Pacific. Starting in Martinique on January 11, 2015, the boats will head across the Caribbean Sea to the San Blas Islands. … Continue reading
Sailing close hauled from our lunch/snorkeling stop at George Dog Island to Virgin Gorda and the Bitter End Yacht Club on Tuesday, it only took one good gust of wind to send a crewmember’s hat overboard. But even though the … Continue reading
BWS had the pleasure of sailing this great little cruiser after last year’s Strictly Sail Miami show… For those who may have forgotten, Olin Stephens was the Twentieth Century’s resident genius of yacht design, our own nautical Da Vinci. In … Continue reading
Yachting World has been running an excellent series of videos on storm sailing techniques with Skip Novak. Here’s Part 5: Reefing.
Strictly Sail Miami starts today, Thursday February 13th and runs through Monday, February 17th. This five-day spectacular sailing event features the best of the best that the sailing industry has to offer. You’ll find the latest and the greatest from boat … Continue reading
NOAA recently released a new interactive chart locator that allows users to find their nautical charts in multiple formats. This vastly improves the process for searching for and obtaining nautical charts. Whether downloading one of the new PDF nautical charts, selecting … Continue reading
You can’t come to the B.V.I. and not have a few of these… WORLD FAMOUS PUSSER’S PAINKILLER® The infamous drink known throughout the Caribbean. A delightful blend of Pusser’s Rum, pineapple juice, orange juice and cream of coconut, served on … Continue reading
Thanks to Jim and Jenn Vickers for this sweet shot of their J/109 Joyride sailing into San Francisco Bay on an uncharacteristic northerly breeze! Do you have cool shots from your sailing adventures? Send them to us at email@example.com.