While BP Global tested a strategy for capturing oil from its Deepwater Horizon well and preventing it from spewing into the mile-deep water, Capt. Tom Becker was wondering if the damage already had been done.
First-time powerboaters Mary and Larry Mason accelerated their learning curve to world cruising by having their Nordhavn 57, No Plans, delivered to the various ports where Dockwise Yacht Transport offers float-on/float-off service.
The retired Sacramento, Calif., couple spent four seasons cruising the Mediterranean.
Jessica Watson made port May 15 in Sydney, Australia, the end of her quest to become the youngest non-stop solo circumnavigator. The Australian, who completed the voyage in 210 days, celebrated her 17th birthday two days later.
of the American Boat and Yacht Council
Ed Sherman is senior instructor and curriculum developer for the American Boat and Yacht Council (www.abycinc.org), an advisory group that develops, reviews and publishes manufacturing and service standards for the boating industry. In the mid-1990s as a consultant, he helped ABYC develop its first technician certification programs.
Draped over PVC A-frames, canvas donated by sailors is sheltering thousands of the displaced
Reaction to the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti was global, and the subsequent public outpouring has been just as far-reaching. The sailing community, however, realized it had something to offer beyond credit card donations.
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