Category Archives: Cruising Green

Rutherford Getting Ready to Sail Across Pacific for Pollution Research

First he sailed solo across the Atlantic and back. Then he became the first person to sail around the Americas, solo and nonstop. Now it’s not about the stunts, it’s about the science. Annapolis resident Matt Rutherford and partner Nicole … Continue reading

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Good Mate Program Helps Boaters Become Environmentally Friendly

Best boating practices help boaters look beyond the bow and make a difference for clean, healthy water. Boating goes hand-in-hand with wildlife watching, swimming, fishing, snorkeling and diving—and each of these experiences is enhanced by the clean water needed for a … Continue reading

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Website of the Week/Cruising Green

Here’s a “Website of the Week” that also gets a nod under the “Cruising Green” category… The idea of the Greenheart Project is to create a new type of low-cost, zero-emissions small cargo ship that uses environmentally clean and sustainable … Continue reading

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Torqeedo Announces New TorqTrac App for Smartphones

Torqeedo has announced the introduction of TorqTrac, a smartphone app which greatly enhances the Torqeedo motors’ user experience. The renowned leader in marine innovation is continuing its drive toward the cutting edge with the introduction of a first-of-its-kind smartphone app … Continue reading

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Ten Tips for Clean and Green Boating

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

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Crown Estate Pays to Make Sailors Eco-Friendly

The Crown Estate, which owns most of the UK seabed 12 miles out to sea and half the foreshore, is paying an environmental agency to educate sailors to behave in an eco-friendly manner. The Royal Yachting Association and British Marine … Continue reading

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What’s the difference between flotsam and jetsam?

You may have heard of ‘flotsam and jetsam’ from the movies, but do you know the meaning of the words? While the phrase ‘flotsam and jetsam’ is often used to describe ‘odds and ends,’ each word has a specific meaning … Continue reading

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Website of the Week

Here’s a Website of the Week and Cruising Green all rolled into one! Deep Green Wilderness, Inc. owns and operates the historic sailboat Orion as a floating classroom for students of all ages. We offer a variety of programs and … Continue reading

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Paddlers Spread Pump-Out ‘Gospel’ to Cruisers

No matter how foul the weather gets, boating season never really ends in Seattle. So after the successful summer launch of their waterborne outreach campaign, Washington Sea Grant’s “Pumpout Paddlers” are readying their kayaks for winter paddling. They’ll be delivering hands-free … Continue reading

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Buoys to be Installed to Monitor Tobago’s Reefs

Tobago is to be part of a new international coral reef early warning system, designed to monitor the health of the island’s coral. A specially manufactured buoy will be installed at Buccoo Reef, which is in the southwest of the … Continue reading

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Cleanup of California Coast Brings in 500,000+ Pounds of Trash

A live octopus hiding inside of a stereo speaker and a demon head attached to a baby stroller aren’t everyday finds along the Pacific Coast of California. But you can guarantee that on a day with more than 51,543 volunteers … Continue reading

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The Ocean is Broken

It was the silence that made this voyage different from all of those before it. Not the absence of sound, exactly. The wind still whipped the sails and whistled in the rigging. The waves still sloshed against the fibreglass hull. … Continue reading

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Transatlantic Boat Appears to be Adrift

An unmanned, solar-powered boat built by a WPI student and his friends will apparently not complete its journey from Rhode Island to Spain. Scout, which would have been the first fully-autonomous craft to sail across the Atlantic, is now fully … Continue reading

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Elco Announces Partnership with SailTime

Elco Motor Yachts, a leader in electric propulsion systems, announced a partnership with SailTime® Group LLC, the world leader in fractional boating membership. The partnership has added an Elco powered Marlow-Hunter 36 foot sailboat, the Vision 360e Hybrid, to the … Continue reading

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Help Record and Report Sea Bird Sightings

The SeaBC Sea Bird Count is a citizen science project organized by a volunteer group of nine long-distance birding sailors from around the world. The mission of SeaBC is to benefit seabird conservation by mobilizing the worldwide boating community to … Continue reading

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OceansWatch Volunteer Opportunity

OceansWatch currently has one team of scientists aboard yacht Cat Knapp working in Vanuatu and another on Magic Roundabout in the Solomon Islands. Now with a third boat available, OceansWatch is looking for volunteers to assist in the Duff Islands … Continue reading

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Science, Adventure Mark Maiden Research Voyage

On day 46 of their maiden voyage in the Atlantic Ocean, Matt Rutherford and Nicole Trenholm finished their scientific mission aboard the 42-foot R/V Ault. Then they turned for home. The next day, they spotted a sailboat. There were no … Continue reading

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Turanor PlanetSolar Solar Boat Reaches Paris After Atlantic Voyage

The world’s largest solar-powered boat has docked on the banks of the Seine River, its final port of call after a three-month voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to study how the Gulf Stream and climate change could influence each other. … Continue reading

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Solar Boat Hits Milestone on the Great Loop

Skipper Jim Greer’s remarkable quest to complete the Great Loop, a circular navigation of the eastern half of the US, using only solar power, recently hit a milestone. The solar and electric powered craft has already made it more than … Continue reading

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Blue Planet Odyssey Briefing – Free Webinar with Jimmy Cornell

You are invited to a webinar with Jimmy Cornell so you can ask any questions you have about the Blue Planet Odyssey. Jimmy will give an update on progress so far, followed by a question and answer session. Please send your questions … Continue reading

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