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    Published on 09-16-2019 03:56 PM
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    September 12, 2019

    Days at Sea: 283
    Days Since Departure: 348

    Noon Position: 66 54N 167 71W
    Course(t)/Speed(kts): SxW 7
    Wind(t/tws): E 25+
    Sea(t/ft): E10+, steep and breaking
    Sky/10ths Cover: Overcast 10
    Bar(mb): 995 and falling
    On-deck Temp(f): 51
    Cabin Temp(f): 57 (no heater today)
    Water Temp(f): 48
    Relative Humidity(%): 60
    Magnetic Variation: 8.3

    Sail: Triple reefed main and working jib, reach.

    Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good (nm): 141
    Miles since departure: 36,020

    Published on 09-08-2019 05:09 PM
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    Hurricane Dorian rolled through the Gulf of St Lawrence and the Canadian Maritimes over the weekend
    after the massive damage done to Bermuda before rolling up the eastern seaboard... Hurricanes rarely reach
    this far north, but it does happen....

    Image via Linda Cunningham

    Dorian is continuing to weaken as it moves toward Canada's Newfoundland island, but forecasters caution that it still remains "powerful."

    The post-tropical cyclone has top sustained winds of 80 mph (129 kph) and is moving north-northeast at 26 mph (42 kph). The Canadian Hurricane ...
    Published on 09-05-2019 04:03 PM
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    Surviving crew member thought phone charging station might have sparked boat fire

    Hannah Fry Los Angeles Times

    One of the crew members aboard the dive boat Conception hadn't been asleep long when a noise jolted him awake.

    He swung open the door of the wheelhouse — the top level of the 75-foot boat, located just above the galley — and was greeted by flames.

    As the fire raged in the predawn hours of Labor Day, the vessel's captain made a frantic mayday call to the Coast Guard. Then he and four crew members jumped from the wheelhouse and climbed into a dinghy to get ...
    Published on 09-02-2019 11:22 AM
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    Documented Boat Owners - heads up! This letter looks legit but the USCG Documentation website is dco.uscg.mil NOT maritimedocumentation.us

    This “service organization”
    Published on 09-02-2019 10:29 AM
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    34 Missing as Dive Boat Conception Sinks Near Santa Cruz Island
    5 crew members were rescued before Santa Barbara-based vessel sank in 65 feet of water

    Tom Bolton Reports

    A Santa Barbara-based commercial dive boat caught fire and sank early Monday near Santa Cruz Island, ...
    Published on 08-30-2019 10:24 PM
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    Story Marcus Sanders / Surfline.com

    The Maverick’s Surf Contest has been the most polarizing, politicized, and occasionally amazing surf contest in the history of the sport. The most recent development is the WSL — after wrangling the event from Cartel Management ...
    Published on 08-29-2019 12:51 PM
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    Here is something you don't see every day! ...
    Published on 08-28-2019 09:28 AM
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    From the morning editions of NPR: Clicky

    Teen Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Arrives In New York After Sailing The Atlantic

    After a two-week journey sailing across the Atlantic Ocean, 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has arrived in New York. She tweeted Wednesday morning that she had anchored off Coney Island. After clearing customs and immigration, she ...
    Published on 08-27-2019 10:41 AM
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    International Nacra 17 Class Association

    Safety Statement

    A safety incident occurred in training just before the Sailing World Cup in Enoshima, Japan. A Nacra 17 crew was struck by the rudder and elevator resulting in a cut. The crew was immediately rescued by a coach in attendance where a tourniquet was applied to stem the bleeding and steps ...
    Published on 08-20-2019 02:30 PM
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    Just a quick note to report that Mo is through the ice and sailing fast on a N wind for Cambridge Bay, 235 miles SW.

    I have been pushing to get to Alioth’s position for two days. She has a busted gear box ...
    Published on 08-20-2019 09:38 AM
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    They don't build them like they used too.

    images © Admiral Marine Surveying ...
    Published on 08-16-2019 09:21 AM
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    "School strike week 52.
    Pos 47 degrees 17 minutes north and 13 degrees 17 minutes west"

    "Boris update: The team are experiencing some uncomfortable conditions and everyone is feeling a bit seasick but nothing ...
    Published on 08-15-2019 09:28 AM
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    Makani flew its energy kite from a floating platform in the North Sea.

    Once commercialized, Makani’s kites have the potential to bring power to hundreds of millions of people living along the world’s coastlines where the wind is strong and steady, ...
    Published on 08-14-2019 04:12 PM
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    Friday August 9th was an especially electrifying evening in the Columbia River Gorge.
    Blaine Franger set up his tripods and cameras in White Salmon and focus to the west and south west
    as an amazing midsummer thunderstorm rolled up the Gorge and ...