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Nobeltec TimeZero App Version 1.2 Now Available

This is great news for both existing users of the app and for customers who are currently considering installing it on their iPad. Version 1.2 includes many useful new features, as well as improvements on existing ones: data exchange, camera … Continue reading

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New Maine Chart Set Available from NV-Charts

The coast of Maine, measured directly from one end to the other, is only 228 miles long; but it has nearly 3,000 offshore islands, and a 3,478 mile coastline, making it one of the globe’s most popular cruising and gunkholing … Continue reading

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Unlock the Mystery of Magnetic Variation

Before heading out to sea, it is essential that you are able to navigate even when your electronics go awry. Captain John of www.skippertips.com offers us tips on how to use magnetic variation to ensure you find your way efficiently … Continue reading

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Boat Rat: Correcting for Current

David Burch of www.starpath.com offers tips on how to correct for current without the use of electronics. In many inland waters, tidal current flow is a dominating factor in navigation. In special cases like the Gulf Stream, it can also … Continue reading

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StarPath Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Online Course Offerings

Starpath, the site for online marine navigation and weather courses, is celebrating its 10th anniversary.  When the site launched its first online course in 2001 it was basing its program on 20 years of classroom experience with more than 26,000 … Continue reading

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Sailing Navigation Secrets – How to Use the Power of Magic RACONs

Captain John from www.skippertips.com shares with us some not so common knowledge about RACONs for safer navigation. Did you know that some aids to navigation, like big sea buoys or lighthouse, have special homing beacons? Or that these magic beacons … Continue reading

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Bermuda Ocean Race Seminar

For those entering or considering the Bermuda Ocean Race, organizers are hosting a seminar entitled “Navigation Know-How: Combining Common Sense with Technology” on February 11 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Eastport Volunteer Fire Department, located at 914 … Continue reading

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New Digital Charts Available for Cuba

If Cuba’s on your list of destination’s, you’ll definitely want to add these new charts to your digital library. NV-charts, a global supplier of precision charting products for mariners and cruising sailors, extended its coverage and produced new chart regions … Continue reading

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Nobeltec TimeZero Trident

Built on the innovative TimeZero chart engine, Nobeltec’s TimeZero Trident PC-based navigation software offers a completely new, sophisticated user interface designed to be extremely intuitive. The chart engine redraws charts seamlessly, allowing users to easily zoom, pan, change display modes … Continue reading

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Standard Horizon CPN Series

Standard Horizon’s CPN series helps cruisers navigate safely to their destination while giving them something to do along the way. CPN plotters come with built in Wi-Fi, multi-media capabilities, USB and Bluetooth technology, Ethernet networking, XM Weather overlay, and an … Continue reading

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iSailor Navigation App for iPhone and iPad

Another navigation app has hit the market! Transas, the developer of TX-97 charts and with key partnerships with the leading hydrographic offices and many years of experience in electronic navigation systems introduces iSailor, a brand-new free, navigation application for iPhones … Continue reading

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Weather Routing for Passagemakers

We just got back from a short four-day delivery of a friend’s 60-foot sloop from Bermuda to Newport, Rhode Island, a distance of 635 miles. In early May, weather along this route is always chancy and it was for us, … Continue reading

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