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  Bowman 57 cutter-rigged Ketch for sale - The ideal ocean cruising yacht Bowman 57 Aleria
  Crisis point, New Zealand denying cyclone season refuge for small cruising yachts
Upwards of 300 small yachts are stuck in ‘COVID limbo’ across the South Pacific, most are in Fiji and French Polynesia.
  ClubSwan 80 – Born to change the Maxi Yachts World
Nautor’s Swan is expanding the ClubSwan family with another exceptional project, which will prove to be once again both technologically advanced and radical against the maxi sailing yachts’ history and to complete the ClubSwan Yachts range
  Satellite Phone Rentals with Local Phone Numbers in the US, UK, Canada
Not all phones permit dialing to an international number without calling your carrier first. For example, all Verizon phones block international calls by default.
  exactEarth Announces Successful Launch of the ESAIL Microsatellite
ESAIL will provide AIS data for the monitoring of maritime traffic on a global basis. It will improve fishery monitoring, fleet management, environmental protection, and security
  Governor's "Take It Outside" Inspires More Sailing at Sail Newport
A new slate of programs has been announced for students who want more recreational sailing experience or more competitive race training opportunities.
  Lesu Tale – the homecoming Voyage
Boats connect us to our ocean. They enable oceans to be our highway, connecting people from different islands and cultures, and giving us access to our marine resources.
  Three OCC Challenge Grants Awarded for 2020
Despite the difficulties Covid has presented to the cruising community, the Grant programme was lucky to have recently received several very different proposals and, after much discussion, the subcommittee felt three were deserving of funding,

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by (us!) Capt. Alex Blackwell & Capt. Daria Blackwell

Unless you are far offshore, at some point or another you are going to need to park your boat. Just like knowing how to stop your car before you start is perhaps the most important part of driving, we feel that anchoring is perhaps the most important skill you can and should acquire in boating. 226 pages, 182 Illustrations

Happy Hooking is a very readable book loaded with valuable information on anchoring tackle, anchoring technique, tying up and rafting, anchoring etiquette, as well as the occasional anecdote - simply stated a must have!

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Nautical and other classic books

  • White Seahorse Publishing Announces the Launch of its nautical and Irish interest Classics imprint.

Our Recent Book Reviews

  • New: Ocean Sailing by Paul Heiney - Hardcover and Kindle - Book Review
    Ocean Sailing paints a picture of what crossing oceans is really about, told through the experiences those who have already ventured across the world's oceans themselves.
  • The Summer Isles A Voyage of the Imagination, By Philip Marsden - Hardcover and Kindle
    Eloquently spoken, full of lore balanced with fact, honest about both trepidation and joy, inquisitive about the history of places and people, it was a beautiful journey alongside the author visiting some of the most magical places on earth: in the West of Ireland and Scotland.
  • Atlantic Spain and Portugal, eighth edition, Cabo Ortegal to Gibraltar, Henry Buchanan
  • Europe's Sea Mammals - Including the Azores, Madeira, the Canary Islands and Cape Verde - A field guide to the whales, dolphins, porpoises and seals
  • Pocket Irish Wit & Wisdom, Written and produced by Teapot Press Ltd
  • A Pocket History of Ireland, Joseph McCullough
  • The Ketogenic Kitchen, Domini Kemp and Patricia Daly
  • Calming Celtic Colouring, Tony Potter
  • Recipes and Stories from Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, Jody Eddy, Photography by Sandeep Patwal
  • Irelandopedia - A compendium of maps, facts and knowledge, by Fatti and John Burke
  • Better Birding - Tips, Tools & Concepts for the Field, By George L. Armistead & Brian L Sullivan
  • The Bees In Your Backyard, A Guide to North America’s Bees, By Joseph S. Wilson & Olivia Messinger Carril

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