Category Archives: Website of the Week

Website of the Week: SetSail.com

Dashew Offshore, Beowulf Publishing, and the FPB team have been blessed with the support of the cruising community for many years, and would like to return the favor in a small way. They are making two of their books, Mariner’s Weather … 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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Help Create Better Charts As You Cruise

TeamSurv is a project where mariners help create better charts of coastal waters, by logging depth and position data while they are at sea, and uploading the data to the web for processing and display. In many countries around the world, … Continue reading

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NOAA Releases Interactive Chart Catalog

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

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In the December 19th issue of Cruising Compass we brought you the very cool Earth Wind Map, well, now there’s the same thing but with ocean currents. Enjoy!

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Last chance to become a stowaway on the Charles W. Morgan… Mystic Seaport is seeking applicants now through February 18 to become a stowaway aboard the Charles W. Morgan during her 38th Voyage in the summer of 2014. To apply and … Continue reading

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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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The US National Weather Service’s Global Forecast System keeps track of the world’s weather. It’s an incredibly valuable repository of information, but its data, shown in DayGlo charts peppered with numbers, isn’t the easiest to visualize without a degree in meteorology. … Continue reading

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Check Out this New Boater-to-Boater and Marina-to-Boater Marketplace

Moorage Market is the only boater-to-boater and marina-to-boater marketplace where boaters can rent private boat docks, dry storage, mooring buoys, and marina slips directly from owners. It’s pretty much Airbnb for boat moorage and storage. Anyone with a place to … Continue reading

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BoatPolls is an innovative new website by boaters for boaters. The objective is to gather data from thousands of boaters to get real opinions on boating products and destinations. They are looking for real-life data from boaters of all walks of life … Continue reading

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Website of the Week: America’s Freedom Sailor

Based in New Orleans, Louisiana, America’s Freedom Sailor is a non-profit organization with a mission to build the largest accessible tall ship in the world, and the only one in the United States. The founder, Mr. Jan Olijve, is a Dutchman who … Continue reading

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Print-On-Demand Charts

Since last week’s announcement that NOAA will no longer be printing paper charts there has been some confusion on where to get Print-On-Demand charts (POD). NOAA has a POD page on their website to help. NOAA’s Print-on-Demand (POD) nautical charts provide … Continue reading

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Sail America Launches New Website

Sail America is the trade association for the US sailing industry and plays a vital role for all companies that are involved in providing sailing-related products and services. Sail America provides much-needed leadership and a unified voice for the sailing … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Joining the Seven Seas Cruising Association

Whether you’re a dreamer, a weekend cruiser, an offshore passage maker or somewhere in between, SSCA offers key benefits to enhance your cruising life. It’s easy and inexpensive to become a member. Join the ranks of nearly 10,000 members worldwide who … Continue reading

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Website of the Week: A Bodacious Dream

Bodacious Dream Expeditions are an ongoing series of voyages of discovery and learning that bring the wonders and excitement of traveling the world’s oceans directly to you so that you might enjoy, learn and play along with us. Our boat, Bodacious Dream, … Continue reading

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Discoverboating.com has a ton of great info, but we loved this recent list ofcookbooks for boaters. TOP 10 COOKBOOKS FOR BOATERS: RECIPES TO KEEP YOU AFLOAT 1. One-Pot Wonders — James Barber’s Recipes for Land and Sea James Barber–Canada’s most … Continue reading

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Website of the Week: Blue Water Boats

Blue Water Boats is a web site that gathers everything you need to know about sailboats of all shapes and sizes. The site provides an overview, history, design specifications, buyer’s notes, links to boat reviews elsewhere on the web and … Continue reading

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Track Tagged Sharks Online

The researchers from OCEARCH have spent the summer tagging sharks off Cape Cod. Now you can track the movement of each tagged shark online. OCEARCH has provided a free, regularly updated worldwide map online showing the most recent locations of tagged … Continue reading

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Great Lakes Cruising Club School Announces Expanded Fall Schedule of Webinars

The Great Lakes Cruising Club School has expanded its popular and highly acclaimed webinar curriculum for 2013-14.  This year boaters may now choose from over forty webinar tutorials conducted by experienced GLCC-accredited sail or power boating colleagues and industry specialists. … Continue reading

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Clipper Round The World Race is Underway

The 12 yachts competing in the Clipper Round the World Race, dubbed the world’s longest ocean race, have started their 40,000 mile adventure off the English coast. PSP Logistics and skipper Chris Hollis crossed the line first with Team Garmin … Continue reading

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