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Sailing Safety: Pass this Dangerous Vessel with Care!

If you are like most sailors, most of your sailing takes place inside of the breakwaters. And that means you will deal with all kinds of working vessels like dredges or construction barges. They may be laying pipeline, building an … Continue reading

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Heaving-To: The Ocean is Your Parking Lot

By Andrew Cross For centuries, heaving-to has been the most reliable trick in a sailor’s arsenal for “parking” a sailboat at sea.  Throughout that time, sailing vessels have changed and sailors have changed with them, but one fact remains—heaving-to is … Continue reading

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