Five United States Power Squadrons bestowed with honors
by D. Scott Croft
At the US Power Squadrons (USPS) Annual Meeting held recently in Jacksonville, Florida, five Squadrons from across the country and one District were honored with Distinguished Civic Service Awards. Sponsored by Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), the awards are given annually to the USPS District and Squadrons in recognition of exceptional service.
Boat Docking Secrets - How to Avoid Springline Snap-back
by Captain John Jamieson
Docking your boat will always be easier with spring lines. But too much tension on a spring could create a hazard for you, your sailing crew or partner. Practice this easy 'springing-under-control' exercise to become master and commander of your small sailboat--wherever you sail or cruise!
2014 warmest year since records began + Video
by NOAA National Climatic Data Center
The year 2014 was the warmest year across global land and ocean surfaces since records began in 1880. The annually-averaged temperature was 0.69°C (1.24°F) above the 20th century average of 13.9°C (57.0°F), easily breaking the previous records of 2005 and 2010 by 0.04°C (0.07°F).
Super Boat International announce official fuel supplier
by Super Boat International
Super Boat International (SBI) is proud to announce Southern Racing Fuels, as the official supplier of Sunoco Race Fuels for the 2015 and 2016 SBI racing season. The new agreement joins Super Boat with the top racing fuel supplier and fuel brand in America. Details for available on event-site fueling, prices and other offers by Southern Racing Fuels will be forthcoming.
Marine Auctions raises the bar with live internet bidding for auctions
by Praneel Lal
Marine Auctions is proud to announce that they will be pioneering their 2015 auctions with live internet online bidding from around the world. This is a huge step for Marine Auctions who have cemented themselves at the forefront within the industry.
Skydive Dubai XCAT World Series - Fazza complete the perfect season
by Karien Jonckheere
The overall Series may have already been secured, and they may have been testing new engines, but the Fazza pair of Arif Al Zaffain and Nadir bin Hendi simply couldn’t resist that top step of the podium at the Emirates Airline XCAT GP this afternoon.
Sail-World new format - Important first visit changes needed
Sail-World is now live testing the changed website format. If you are using this format for the first time, please scroll to the bottom of the site and check that your region is set for your region and not some other. It can be correctly set up using the drop down boxes. Then go to the top, click refresh, and you should be away.
Team Britannia announce official charity partner
by Alan Priddy
The £2.9 million round the world record bid hopes to shave up to seven days off the current record of 60 days 23 hours 49 minutes, held by New Zealander Pete Bethune. It is lead is by British power boating legend Alan Priddy, in a new ‘torpedo’ boat that will pierce the waves, rather than surfing them.
Class 1 World Powerboat Championship - Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi Race 2
by Nigel Quilter
In the 2014 Class 1 World Powerboat Championship Arif Al Zaffain and Nadir Bin Hendi delivered another racing master class to win race two of the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi and claim Victory Team’s 14th World title.
Class 1 World Powerboat Champs - Grand Prix of U.A.E preview
by Nigel Quilter
2014 Class 1 World Powerboat Championship - The climax to the highly successful and competitive first season of the ‘new look’ ClassOne World Powerboat Championship combining C1 catamarans and V1 monohulls will decide the outcome of World titles in both categories.
Scientist explores mysterious food-borne illness: ciguatera
by Katie Pitz
Every year, thousands of people suffer from CFP, a poisoning syndrome caused by eating toxic reef fish. CFP symptoms are both gastrointestinal and neurological, bringing on bouts of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headaches, muscle aches, and in some cases, the reversal of hot and cold sensations. Some neurological symptoms can persist for days to months to years after exposure.
PredictWind launches new Offshore Application for Mac and PC
by Mike Scullin
The new application from PredictWind for Mac and PC is revolutionary for accessing weather data when offshore. Accessing GRIB files, Weather Routing, GMDSS forecasts and Satellite Imagery is now a simple task with the unique and user friendly interface.
FLIR M625 Review – Let there be light!
by James - pendanablog
As an investment in a FLIR camera is not inexpensive or even one that can be taken quickly due to having to carefully think through the installation process, we thought long and hard about the perceived benefits of the system. At the end of the day we decided to go ahead with the FLIR camera and also decided, that we would pair the FLIR thermal camera with the new Furuno TZ9.
Tips on boating with dogs
Some dogs were born for the water, others less so. The key to boating with dogs, says Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), is taking it slow and making safety number one.
EPA punts on renewable fuel standard
Ensuring a safe fuel supply for America’s 12 million registered boat owners may have to wait, said Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that the agency will further delay the final rule on how much ethanol refiners must blend into the nation’s gasoline supply under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).
Garmin introduces new xHD2 Open-Array Radar Series
by Garmin International Inc.
Garmin, the global leader in satellite navigation, has announced its next generation of open-array digital radars – the GMR™ 424, 624/626 and 1224/1226 xHD2. Continuing to set the standard for open-array radars, the xHD2 series offers brand new features and capabilities that provide better precision, targeting and performance while transmitting power at four, six and 12 kilowatts respectively.
New transducer line from Garmin boasts scanning sonar
by Garmin International Inc.
Garmin Ltd has announced a new line of scanning transducers designed to accommodate any calibre of mariner, from the casual cruiser to the professional angler. Supporting both the newest lines of Garmin echoMAP and GPSMAP chartplotters and multifunction displays (MFD), this full array of thru-hull and transom-mounted transducers are a valuable addition to any vessel.
Volvo Penta introduces next-generation marine gasoline engines
by Marine NewsWire
Volvo Penta today announced the introduction of the first two models of its next-generation sterndrive marine gasoline engines. The new 4.3-liter catalyzed V6 engines, rated at 200 and 240 horsepower, will supplement Volvo Penta’s current V6 product line. They debuted at the Marine Dealers Conference and Expo (MDCE) in Orlando, Fla., Nov. 16-19.
Building on borrowed time + Video
by Meredith Haas
Rhode Island is the second most densely populated stateun the USA , and its 420 miles of coastline are crowded with homes and businesses, residents and tourists. The increasing rate of erosion and sea level rise, and the effects of coastal storms and flooding, are making the state’s coastal landscape ever smaller.
Garmin introduces new scanning sonar black box
by Garmin International Inc.
Garmin, the global leader in satellite navigation, has announced the GSD 25, a premium sonar module that offers traditional sonar, 1kW CHIRP, CHIRP DownVü and CHIRP SideVü scanning sonar for a versatile, all-in-one black box. The GSD 25 is the ultimate solution for the boater or angler that requires both scanning capabilities and traditional sonar.