4 Common Travel Disorders & How to Manage Them

Sponsored by DAN Boater While travel can be fun, it can expose you to obvious as well as hidden hazards, possibly causing illness or exacerbating existing health issues. Lack of sleep combined with stress, dehydration, increased exertion levels, musculoskeletal stresses and a change in medical-care delivery systems could have an impact on the traveler. A Read More

First Aid

When injuries or illness occur at home, what you can’t treat or cure from your medicine cabinet, you usually can from the corner drug store or the emergency medical clinic in the shopping center next door. When those same injuries or illnesses occur on your boat, you need to be more self-sufficient. Having a well-stocked Read More

Weather to go or Weather to Stay

Whether it’s a day cruise to anchor and picnic off your favorite island or the start of a blue-water passage, boaters watch the weather intently to know if it’s going to be a safe and enjoyable day on the water. Fortunately, there is more weather information available today than ever before, but a certain amount Read More

2015 Atlantic Tropical Outlook

What does this mean for hurricane season? Written by Captain Mike The first few months of 2015 have been marked by a rather active storm track across the Atlantic. Frequent wintertime storms have marched from offshore of the East Coast U.S. and Canadian Maritimes, while early spring cut-off gales have plagued waters from the Azores Read More

Tumultuous Winter Winds

Southern Mexico and Central America Written by Keith Jaszka – Weather Routing Inc. Each year, localized windstorms known as Tehuano winds blast the Gulf of Tehuantepec with dust and can wreak havoc on unprepared mariners. The topography of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, the narrow strip of land separating the Gulf of Mexico from the Pacific, Read More

Hurricane Preparedness

Written by Captain Chris Caldwell To prepare your boat for safely riding out a storm in your marina here are a few tips. Be sure to minimize the vessel’s wind resistance by removing everything that can be detached from your vessel: the canvas, vinyl windows, sails, sail covers and don’t forget the dinghy. Next, think. Read More

Searching for the Silver Lining

Written by Amanda Delaney Many mariners have heard the saying, “red sky at night, sailors’ delight. Red sky in the morning, sailors take warning.” Although there is some truth to this saying, how many times have you heard good weather predicted the following day, to then wake up to an ominous sky? Which clouds or Read More