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About: Charles Doane

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Charles Doane is an editor-at-large for SAIL, where he previously was a senior editor. He also served as managing editor at Offshore and associate editor at Cruising World. Charles has logged more than 40,000 miles as an offshore sailor, including six transatlantic passages and some single-handed passages. His blog posts appear courtesy of his website www.WaveTrain.net.
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LAURA DEKKER: Not Just Another Teen Record-Breaker?
Posted on August 5, 2010.
Here we go again. It's getting so you can write these "youngest solo circumnavigator" stories just by filling in some blanks on a form. Except in the case of Laura ...
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GAMAGE DAMAGE CONTROL: A Temporary Repair
Posted on August 3, 2010.
  Having massaged the Insurance Gods to ensure the financing of more permanent solutions, I set out during my recent Solo Mini Cruise of Casco Bay to undo some of the ...
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FIBERGLASS BOATBUILDING: Creating a Laminate
Posted on July 28, 2010.
In my last missive on this subject I introduced the concept of building fiberglass boats in female molds, just like the one pictured here. Now we need to talk about ...
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RADICAL BAY 8000: Biplane Rig Catamaran
Posted on July 26, 2010.
Ian Morse of Radical Catamarans has just launched his very first boat and, man, it sure is… radical. I've always been intrigued by this sort of parallel, or biplane, rig, ...
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VIDEO UPDATE: Whale Falls on Sailboat (Some More)
Posted on July 26, 2010.
  I have just spent more than 24 hours during this weekend's Downeast Challenge (Marblehead to Rockland race) listening to fellow crew and SEMOSA member Charles "May I Cast Off Now?" ...
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Alessandro di Benedetto ARRIVED: Non-Stop RTW Voyage in Smallest Boat Ever is Now Complete
Posted on July 22, 2010.
Just a few hours ago that crazy Italian guy, Alessandro di Benedetto, arrived safely in Les Sables d'Olonne, France, thus completing his solo non-stop circumnavigation of the world. He now ...
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WHALE FALLS ON SAILBOAT: Ouch!
Posted on July 21, 2010.
  Cynics at various online forums are insisting this must be a Photoshopped image, but I don't think so. News outlets in South Africa are reporting this as fact: on Sunday ...
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SPARKMAN & STEPHENS: Classic 48-Foot Sloop
Posted on July 20, 2010.
  Just had a conversation last week with Bruce Johnson, chief designer at S&S, about this new "modern traditional" concept design they're floating. Bruce describes it as a scaled-down version of ...
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PLASTIKI RESCUED: Or Not
Posted on July 19, 2010.
Some Australian news outlets reported yesterday that Plastiki, the unique 60-foot plastic catamaran constructed of 12,500 plastic bottles, had "come to grief" some 200 miles off the east coast of ...
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SHARKTOPUS: A Lethal New Species
Posted on July 17, 2010.
  Marine biologists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution have announced the discovery of a bizarre and extremely dangerous species of man-eating shark. Designated formally as Lamniforma Octopoda, the sharktopus, as ...
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