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Rules of the Road: NZ considers charter yacht rules for 2021 Cup

Rules of the Road: Capt. Jake DesVergers Maritime New Zealand is currently considering how the regulatory regime will apply to yachts visiting New Zealand for the 36th America’s Cup in…

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Sea Science: Weather routing is wise hedge against problematic conditions

Sea Science: by Jordanna Sheermohamed Heading out on the high seas can be an adventure filled with endless skies and eternal horizons, provided said skies remain cooperative. Even the most…

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From the Bridge: Do not mess with yacht crew meals

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From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox Yacht crew pack in a boatload of duties each day, usually several tasks at the same time. But there are limits to multitasking when…

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Secure at Sea: Spotting migrants at sea can leave captains in a quandary

Secure at Sea: by Corey Ranslem I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. During my time with the U. S. Coast Guard, we conducted thousands of law enforcement operations, but…

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Rules of the Road: New regs take effect in 2019

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake Desvergers As we say goodbye to 2018 and welcome in the new year, we look ahead to what awaits us in the world…

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Sea Science: Basic knowledge of clouds provides reliable weather reckoning

Sea Science: by Jordanna Sheermohamad Clouds provide some of the best observational information when scanning the sky for a hint of impending weather. The most obvious example of that is…

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Secure at Sea: Use of blockchain on the rise in yachting

Secure@Sea: by Corey Ranslem The mainstream popularity of crypto-currencies like Bitcoin has exploded in the past couple of years. News coverage on the currencies and their wild movements is covered…

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From the Bridge: Captains want insurance to protect owner, crew

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From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox From broken bones to the flu, yacht crew are subject to a variety of injuries and illnesses that require medical treatment. In a brief…

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Rules of the Road: Retain records to show fuel oil complies with ECA regulations

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake Desvergers Longtime sufferers of this column may recall this topic being discussed back in early 2012.  At that time, the North American Emissions…

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Secure at Sea: New technologies on horizon will alter seafaring forever

Secure at Sea: by Corey Ranslem A pencil, a chart and a GPS that wasn’t always accurate. That is how my navigation career started in the U.S. Coast Guard back…

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