When three factors conspire, it makes for a hell-ride through a notorious inlet
I grew up in Southern California, which is surely the most benign boating environment in the United States. Thanks to the region’s perfect weather, desert-like topography and a generally placid Pacific, the boating there usually ranges from serene to soporific.
Safely operating a boat in difficult conditions is a matter of your mind-set, your skills and your boat
Chris Fertig and his two-man crew were nearly halfway through a 780-mile passage from New York to Bermuda when confused 8- to 10-foot seas forced them to call off their attempt to break the Bermuda Challenge powerboat record.
Small-boat expert Chris Fertig highlights four important areas to be aware of when running offshore or in rough water.
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