Category Archives: Cruising Green

At 86 Knots – Enter the World’s Fastest Electric Boat

What do you do if you just love speed and the water, but would like to be environmentally friendly? A sailing boat is obviously out of the question, and so is your normal power boat. Enter the Cigarette AMG Electric … Continue reading

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West Marine’s ‘Green Products of 2013′ Announced

They are both practical, both as green as a magic dragon and both worthy of the attention of a cruising sailor. Two products were selected as West Marine’s 2013 ‘Green Product of the Year’ Winners: Attwood’s Fuel Demand Valve and … Continue reading

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Green Antifouling Technology Getting Better Every Year

Green antifouling technology is the chemical-free alternative to traditional messy antifouling paint – it’s more effective at clearing algae and barnacles but harmless to other marine life. Ultrasonic Works has launched a new ground-breaking ClearHull antifouling system, and now tell … Continue reading

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‘Challenger’ Mission Aimed at Sending First Underwater Glider Round the World

Scientists from Rutgers University, a Mid-Atlantic partner of the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS®), recently launched a second test mission, called “Challenger,” aimed at sending the first unmanned, underwater robotic vehicle—known as a “glider”—around the world. The scientists launched … Continue reading

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Navy to Dismantle Ship Aground on Tubbataha Reef, Philippines

The U.S. Navy said Wednesday that it would dismantle a minesweeper that ran aground on a coral reef in the Philippines after carefully studying all options on how to remove the damaged ship. Navy spokesman Lt. Cmdr. James Stockman said … Continue reading

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Crews Work to Remove Post-Sandy Boats and Debris

Almost three months after Superstorm Sandy, dangers continue to lurk in the waters off the Jersey Shore. As CBS 2’s Christine Sloan reported, the hazards are a direct result of the hurricane, which dumped everything from houses to boats into Barnegat … Continue reading

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Blue Planet Odyssey to Be Launched in Chicago

The Blue Planet Odyssey, a round the world sailing event aiming to raise awareness of the global effects of climate change, will be officially launched January 26, 2013 at the Strictly Sail Chicago Boat Show. The event is spearheaded by … Continue reading

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Time to Be Green: The Argument for Aluminum Anodes

When it comes to making environmentally friendly choices, the tradeoff is not always paying more for something that doesn’t work as well. Boat owners seeking a ‘greener’ sacrificial anode have an option that works better than the old, familiar zinc … Continue reading

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Sailors for the Sea Takes a Look Back at 2012

Sailors for the Sea, a now not-so-new voice in ocean conservation, inspired in the USA but now spread to 13 other countries, and who educate and engage the sailing community in the worldwide protection of the oceans, looks back on … Continue reading

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Cruising Dice?

Two giant orange dice were launched from Gran Canaria on December 12, 2012 as part of a “pure chance” project. Mariners should keep a good look out! The organizers of this “sculpture” project, would like to warn mariners of their existence and … Continue reading

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Underwater Barnacle Buster Gets a Thumbs-Up

The new world-first Waveblade barnacle remover may mean a seismic shift in the way we clean our sailing boat hulls, but more than that, there’s a Scottish bank who thinks it’s worth an investment of £550,000 to take the invention … Continue reading

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Study Shows Newport How to Go Green

The Newport Energy & Environment Commission met in late October to unveil findings its study on sustainable events had revealed. The commission is hoping this study helps move the city one step closer to becoming the first Rhode Island community to establish … Continue reading

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Blue Planet Odyssey: A New Round the World Sailing Event

Blue Planet Odyssey will have starts in every continent and its route will call at some of the most threatened islands in every ocean: Tuvalu, Tokelau, Tuamotus, San Blas, Maldives, Micronesia, Kiribati, Marshall, and Andaman Islands. The rally will also highlight the … Continue reading

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Keel Depth Clearance Fear Over Tidal Turbines

Fears that yachts may foul underwater tide-activated turbine blades have been expressed by the RYA, as the Crown Estate give the green-light for such projects. The yachting body is concerned that proper planning permission has not been sought which would … Continue reading

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Boat Damages Coral in Kaneohe Bay

It happened in Hawaii, but it could have been anywhere, and environmentalists are hopping mad. A 40-foot power boat that ran aground this week in Kaneohe Bay in Hawaii has destroyed 100 coral heads, according to researchers who visited the … Continue reading

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Pioneers in “Zero Emissions Transoceanic Sailing”

The Vendée Globe is set to kick off, and the 100% eco-powered Open 60 Acciocia, skippered by Javier “Bubi” Sansó, might be one of the most interesting entrants in the race’s storied history – if nothing else, it’s at least … Continue reading

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Sol Helps “Keep It Green” at Moorings Interline Regatta

For the second year running, Sol integrated an environmental element to its support of the annual Moorings Interline Regatta, which took place in the BVI from October 11 – 16. Sol sponsored a Green Marine Award, challenging participants to “Drink Responsibly” and … Continue reading

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Mooring Buoys Installed to Protect Precious Coral Reefs

Mooring buoys are being acknowledged around the world as the best way to preserve our coral and sealife in popular sailing and anchoring areas. Now another Florida area is moving to copy the world trend. Is the coral in your … Continue reading

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World’s Largest Solar Boat Sails into Climate Change Project

She has circumnavigated the world in a demonstration of the efficacy of solar power, she has made a triumphant tour of the Mediterranean, and now she is about to help the cause of climate change science by monitoring the Gulf … Continue reading

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From Disused Oil Rigs to Living Reefs

Disused oil rigs have become home to millions of ocean creatures in the Gulf of Mexico, but hundreds of habitats could soon be wiped out under US rules. In this breathtaking photo feature we chart the death of an oil … Continue reading

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