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Across the Med by Bill Fitzgerald

Lessons learned along the way…I took my catamaran, Simba, from the factory in La Rochelle across the Bay of Biscayne down the coast of Portugal to Lisbon with two others aboard—my friend Lou and Capt. Florence—for a shakedown cruise. Capt. … Continue reading

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Modern Multihulls

New designs dazzle with innovationMultihull designers are an amazingly creative bunch, always looking to the future instead of clinging to the past. The crop of new designs in build this fall is no exception. From South Africa to the U.S. … Continue reading

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America’s Cup in Cats

In the multihull community, a collective cheer went up back in mid-September when Russell Coutts of BMW Oracle Racing and the Golden Gate Yacht Club announced that the next America’s Cup—number 34—would be sailed in 72-foot catamarans with rigid wing … Continue reading

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Navimatics with ActiveCaptain for iPhone/iPad

This past week, Navimatics’ iPhone and iPad apps – Charts&Tides, was released by Apple. The app includes full, integrated, offline and synchronized support for ActiveCaptain.. Needless to say, Jeffrey Siegel, ActiveCaptains’ creator is thrilled with the new partnership. “It puts … Continue reading

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Can travel make us better people? Can it make the world a better place? Is it possible to make a positive contribution to a community just by having traveled there? The folks at believe that smart travel can accomplish … Continue reading

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Abby Sunderland sets sights on new sailing attempt

Abby’s adventure seems to be on every news station including the Weather Channel and now she’s added fuel to the fire by posting that she will try again. Most of the negative press seems to be focused on why the … Continue reading

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Marion Bermuda Race & BWS Weather Webinars

When it comes to serious sailing and cruising, weather is always a huge concern. Education and preparation can help us make prudent decisions that lead to safe sailing, but weather knowledge isn’t something we can learn in a 45-minute safety-at-sea … Continue reading

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Tips for Preparing Your Yacht for A Hurricane

The weather prognosticators are predicting an active Atlantic Hurricane Season and with a low pressure system having already formed off of the African Continent and is 500 miles east of the Lesser Antilles as of last night. So once again … Continue reading

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