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Sea Science: Roll clouds can be 600 miles long

Sea Science: by Jordanna Sheermohamed Turning toward the sky, one can’t help but become mesmerized by the beauty and movement of the different clouds that …

Sea Science: Weather lore jibes with modern science

Sea Science: by Jordanna Sheermohamed Before the invention and integration of high-tech weather instruments such as satellites, radar, and computer models, …

Sea Science: The real deal behind ‘daylight saving time’

Sea Science: by Jordanna Sheermohamed “Spring forward; fall back.” It’s a mnemonic phrase to help us remember which way to reset our household clocks: …

Sea Science: Weather sets calendar for ‘yachting season’

Sea Science: by Jordanna Sheermohamed Weather conditions are generally what determine “yachting season” in various destinations around the world. Most …

Sea Science: Altered coastlines may require an alternate route

Sea Science: by Jordanna Sheermohamed Navigating a yacht requires advanced knowledge of the intended transit route, either via previous experience or access to …

Sea Science: Technology to ease danger of submerged containers

Sea Science: by Scott McDowell Boaters and professional captains alike know that one of the most dangerous hazards at sea is colliding with a partially …

Navigation alert: New island appears off North Carolina coast

By Jordanna Sheermohamed The recent geological phenomena off the U.S. East Coast, the appearance of a large sand island known as “Shelly Island,” is …

Knowing the science of storms may keep you safer at sea

Experiencing turbulent weather while on the water can be frightening, especially if unexpected.  Understanding the basics of marine meteorology can help both …

Sea Science: Ice governs aquatic life on Earth

Sea Science: by Scott McDowell You need not be a sober scientist to realize that ice is lighter than water. We see cubes floating in our cocktails, and we’re …

Sea Science: There’s a reason that green flash at sunset is so rare

Sea Science: by Scott McDowell When mariners share sea stories of encounters with gales and rogue waves, rarely does a session end without mention of the …

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Triton networks with Culinary Convenience

Triton networks with Culinary Convenience

A brisk South Florida evening was the perfect setting for outdoor Triton networking with Culinary Convenience on the third Wednesday in …

Refit18: Show focused on refits grows 28 percent

Refit18: Show focused on refits grows 28 percent

As yachts age and yacht owners personalize them, the refit industry continues to grow. The third annual Refit International Exhibition …

Hot trip on the Hudson highlights perils of procrastination

Hot trip on the Hudson highlights perils of procrastination

By Capt. Bruce Gregory I've made 40-plus offshore passages from 50 miles to 1,500 miles in boats from 8-foot dinghies to 80-foot tugs; …

Top Shelf: The Birth of Aki-Maki

Top Shelf: The Birth of Aki-Maki

Top Shelf: by Chef Tim MacDonald Many years ago on Huntress, I was taught about the theory of “POP”’ on a yacht. The owner …

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