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SkipperTips: How to Tie the “King of Torque” Sailing Knot!

SkipperTips: How to Tie the “King of Torque” Sailing Knot!

Which sailing knot do you need to tie when you absolutely, positively must keep a rope from fraying, lash a…
Sailing Gear Essentials – Pack this Sea-Tested Light for Sailing

Sailing Gear Essentials – Pack this Sea-Tested Light for Sailing

Pack a sailing seabag and you’ll want to carry those essential items for sea. Here’s one handy piece of sailing…
How many meters of electrical cables are in a Volvo Ocean 65?

How many meters of electrical cables are in a Volvo Ocean 65?

There are 450m of cabling around a Volvo Ocean 65 – and that’s just for to get the media back…
Testing a new Code Zero Hydraulic Furler. VIDEO

Testing a new Code Zero Hydraulic Furler. VIDEO

The moderate breeze allowed an in depth testing the code zero hydraulic furler, developed conjointly by Yacht Solutions and Facnor.…
Discover the new Baltic Yachts retractable propulsion system

Discover the new Baltic Yachts retractable propulsion system

Baltic Yachts have developed a new version of their Retractable Propulsion System (RPS) in conjunction with propeller experts Hundested. This…
Storms, Mud and Sand – Fortress Anchor Tested Long-term

Storms, Mud and Sand – Fortress Anchor Tested Long-term

From a Tropical storm to the North Seas, our friends of Distant Shores have used, and tested their two Fortress Anchors in…
Your boat doesn’t have the Bowsprit? You can install it now, his name is Trogear

Your boat doesn’t have the Bowsprit? You can install it now, his name is Trogear

The Trogear Bowsprit is an aftermarket sprit that makes flying and handling reaching & off-wind sails safer and easier. For…
Dock a Boat Like a Pro with “Step-Ashore” Safety

Dock a Boat Like a Pro with “Step-Ashore” Safety

I was “hot under the collar”–burning hot–to say the least! But argument was not an option. After all, he was…
Saltwater Brewery “Edible Six Pack Rings”: beers will feed the oceans?

Saltwater Brewery “Edible Six Pack Rings”: beers will feed the oceans?

Most of these plastic six-pack rings end up in our oceans and pose a serious threat to wildlife. Together with…
Voilavion, is it a catamaran or a… windsurf?

Voilavion, is it a catamaran or a… windsurf?

At high speed windsurfers tend to lean their sails against the wind. This enables sails to operate as an airplane…
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