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5 Reasons Why The SOS Distress Light Should Be Your Next Purchase. Bonus – coupon code included!

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Once in a while, something genius is invented and it catches my attention. That’s what happened with the new SOS Distress Light. The SOS Distress light is an electronic flare that replaces your flare kit. It meets the USCG requirement and far exceeds them. 1) Safe to use. Wouldn’t you rather be holding a light that doesn’t get hot or …

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Six Things We Love About Our Norseman 447

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We are just about 2 years into ownership of Rocinante our Norseman 447. In that time we’ve sailed her just about 8,000 nm and we’ve gotten to know her a bit better. She’s a lot different than our previous boats, but still considered a classic… one of Bob Perry’s best designs. She sails and handles wonderfully in all conditions we’ve experienced so far. The …

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The Gray Area Between a Superstar and a Fool

Teresa Carey Words 63 Comments

I’ve noticed a strange phenomena that I believe is due to the rise in sailing Youtubers and bloggers like myself. More and more sailors are going to sea without any training at all. They decide to take the leap, move aboard a boat and set sail. I’ve seen it over and over – praise given for being so brave, for …

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How to Ring in The New Year

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I love New Years. I’m almost certain it is my favorite holiday. I don’t like to stay up late, I don’t love fireworks, and I’m not a drinker, but still – I love celebrating the new year. It all began six years ago when I made a resolution and stuck with it. I designed the resolution to be something where …

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#GivingTuesday

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I’ve been on both sides of #GivingTuesday – as a fundraiser asking for donations, and as a donor, supporting a cause, a creative project, or just a friend. I know how hard it is to ask and also how hard it is to give. I’ve benefited from the outcomes of a successful fundraiser – such as a clean beach, a …

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Video: Near Gale Sailing

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With Joaquin threatening to interrupt our Morse Alpha Sail-training passage by forecasting landfall on the New England coast (in more than one of the models), we knew we needed to be prepared for the worst, which meant getting to a solid hurricane hole. Still, the sail would be tough. We carefully measured the conditions – wind direction, fetch, wave height, …