Monday, July 27, 2009

The iPhone - all in one sailing gadget

Part Three of a Three Part Series.

Over the past two weeks, we’ve introduced you to the iPhone as a great sailing gadget, and outlined some 'must-have'and useful applications for sailors

Friday, July 24, 2009

Tall Ships Sailing across Atlantic

"Few things inspire awe like a tall ship under full sail, unless of course it's several tall ships under full sail at the same time. Pick your hyperbole - jaw-dropping, gobsmacking, totally and truly awesome - seeing that much classic canvas just does something to the blood. Once again this year, the tall ships are giving people in ports around the world a spectacle that has only rarely existed in the last century: The sea filled with big, beautiful sailing ships."

Italy blocks yacht sale to N. Korea -

"ROME, July 22 (UPI) -- The Italian government blocked the sale of two luxury yachts to North Korea because they might have been intended for the country's dictator, officials said"

Taking the kids sailing in the Tahitian Islands - Family-

"We are in paradise — really. The fish literally eat out of our hands, the water is so clear I can see seashells in the sand six feet below us and the island nearby is ringed by lush, green trees, some dripping with exotic fruits."

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

A motor at a sailboat race? Come on, Alinghi | | Detroit Free Press

"In the 158-year history of the America’s Cup, no boat ever had an engine -- until last week, when the Swiss launched Alinghi, a 100-foot catamaran that is to defend the cup against a 100-foot American trimaran somewhere in the world on Feb. 8."

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Transpacific Yacht Race winner sails to Hawaii in record time

Transpacific Yacht Race winner sails to Hawaii in record time: "It took 5 days, 14 hours, 36 minutes and 20 seconds for the monohull yacht Alfa Romeo to travel the 2,225-nautical miles between Point Fermin, California, and Honolulu, Hawaii.

But when it crossed the Diamond Head, Oahu, finish line of the Transpacific Yacht Race at 12:36 a.m. today, its elapsed time smashed the previous course record by more than a day."

New Jersey Boating

New Jersey Boating: "For fans of New York/New Jersey Harbor."