Cruising Under Sail

Great Technique for Dinghy Anchoring at the Beach
By Jeffrey Siegel (ActiveCaptain); Videography by Karen Siegel Here’s a great technique for anchoring the dinghy off the beach. Our dinghy weighs about 800 pounds. She’s a rigid inflatable with a 40 HP engine. It’s our family car when we’re cruising ...
Bringing Back American Classics
With classic American racing yachts, there’s more than one meaning to the phrase, bring’em back. Any wood boat that’s been out there a while will surely have been “brought back” one time or more through restoration procedures that we can ...
Puddle Jump, Everyone?
Right in the middle of Regata Copa México comes a day of Puddle Jump seminars, a get-acquainted and get-educated opportunity for cruisers outbound into the Pacific. Most of their day was spent in the lounge at Marina Riviera Nayarit, in ...
Cabo to Mainland on a Laser
Olympic Laser sailor Tania Elias Calles wants you to know that she sails every day in the best place in the world, so come on down and train with her in Mexico at Bahia de Banderas. That is, train on-site ...
KVH Offers Rebates for Upgrades to HD7 Sat TV System
KVH Industries said today that current TracVision satellite TV customers can upgrade to the latest HD7 system and get a rebate of up to $2,000, depending on which system they are upgrading. The promotion runs through June 30, 2010. The ...
Polish Your Diesel Nonstop
Parker Hannifin has a remarkable new fuel polishing system that has been designed specifically to run nonstop, using extremely small amounts of electricity and with a design that makes it seem nearly immortal when compared to conventional pumps. The new FPM-050 ...
Marina Life Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Best Marina Contest
Marina Life members are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the cruise planning and concierge service by voting for their favorite member marina. The company will feature the winning marinas voted “Best Transient Marina” and marina with the “Best Customer Service” ...
ActiveCaptain Launches Major Website Upgrade
Jeffrey Siegel said this week that the ActiveCaptain “X” beta website, under development for the past year, is now fully launched and live, providing everything from a new user interface to NOAA charts and Microsoft Virtual Earth cartography.  The website ...
An Eco Stunt That Matters
I was relieved to come away from visiting Plastiki with the sense that, yeah, this can come out OK. It might even be important. Photo by Kimball Livingston Most people have heard something of Plastiki by now. Being heir to a ...
Sea Fare February – Victoria Allman in the Galley
Editor’s Note — Victoria Allman is the chef aboard a 143-foot megayacht and the author of the recently released “Sea Fare:  A Chef’s Journey Across the Ocean.”  This is the second in a series of periodic columns here on OceanLines ...

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