Some members of Liberty Yacht Club had an opportunity to travel to Newport, RI to watch the in-port race and the next leg’s race start of the iconic Volvo Ocean Race. And, they were not disappointed. Two days of watching these thoroughbred boats race around a course so close to shore was a great experience!
Racing season is almost here, but after what seemed like such a long winter season, how is your memory of the Racing Rules of Sailing? Pop quiz, when does rule 18 apply at a mark? What rules apply before the start? How long do you have to raise a protest flag after you’ve been fouled?
As sailors, we like to have as much insight into the weather as possible. Some wind is good, too much is not as nice, and being becalmed is quite frankly, not fun. Close to shore, we can check the weather on a phone app, or listen to the weather radio, but those options are not available out at sea.
The English language is a rich and varied language that developed over centuries, borrowing words and terms from other languages. England’s strong maritime culture also played a large role in shaping language, with many common terms being used today tracing their origins to Britain’s nautical history. For fun, we highlight some of those below: Read more
Gravlax or cured salmon is one of the easiest things to make in the kitchen (or galley). All it requires is salmon, sugar and salt for the base cure and whatever aromatics or seasoning you want to use. The traditional Scandinavian gravlax uses salt, sugar, dill and perhaps a dash of white pepper. That’s it! Short on ingredients, it’s large on flavor.