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Points of Sail
"The angle of sail is the difference between the direction your boat is heading and the direction of the wind. Different angles of sail, called points of sail, change as your boat changes course, and the sails must be adjusted to harness the wind as efficiently as possible. When sailing as close to the wind as possible, with the sails trimmed in all the way, you are close-hauled or beating."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Points of Sail      Submitted by Noel Wed Mar 17, 2004 )

Ericson 41
"This popular mid-1960s Bruce King design features long ends, low wetted surface, a short waterline and an impressive stability index. The sloop is lean by modern standards, but her easily driven hull shape neednít be put on its ear to sail efficiently - as did a whole generation of thin-waisted racers and cruisers built to the CCA rule. "

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Ericson 41      Submitted by Noel Wed Mar 17, 2004 )

This Challenge Was Extreme
"Just after the turning mark we were hit by a thunderstorm with a 50-knot gust front ó survived that well by feathering up a little, we saw a microburst coming right at us approximately 50 yards in diameter, it was blasting water 15 feet in the air from the down force. Nowhere to go, when the burst hit, it had a 60-degree windshift and auto-tacked the boat lifting the main hull free of the water, Iím estimating 40 to 50 degrees of heel, it hovered there a moment and rounded up, next we found ourselves going backwards at about 5 knots."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: This Challenge Was Extreme      Submitted by Noel Tue Mar 16, 2004 )

Blown Away
" As we came closer to the bridge, I sighed a breath of relief. We were heading directly in between two cement pylons; the collision course I had imagined was not to be. "Colin, we're going to miss the..." He had just popped his head up from below when we both heard the most terrible screeching noise. The sailboat lurched to the side and I grabbed the railing, my heart pounding. Colin's face disappeared for a moment and then returned as he got his bearings"

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Blown Away      Submitted by Noel Tue Mar 16, 2004 )

Skip Sheldon interview
"I told my wife I wanted to give it one more crack, and she said, ďOK, get it out of your system.Ē To my horror, nobody wanted to go overnight on a boat. The traditions of ocean racing are part of a culture thatís very small and not fashionable. You do it because itís one of the few real adventures left. "

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Skip Sheldon interview      Submitted by Noel Tue Mar 16, 2004 )

Senta to greenland
"On the latitude of Frederickshab I asked the local radio station whether the coast was bound by pack. A very helpful radio officer inquired at the coastguard and called me again after half an hour, telling me there was no pack of any significance, only bergs, so that calling at Frederickshab would not be very difficult. Not that difficult perhaps, but in front of the coast of Greenland are countless archipelagoes of small rocky islands, many of them just below the surface at high water. "

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Senta to greenland      Submitted by Noel Tue Mar 16, 2004 )

Selecting a Cruising Boat, Part II
"Realistically assess your needs in terms of size of boat and amount of equipment. If you're outfitting and cruising on a budget, remember the K.I.S.S. formula. More complicated systems mean more money and maintenance, repairs and spares to track down. Think moderate in terms of displacement and sail area; extremes - either ultralight or heavy displacement - will be either less comfortable or restrictive because of poorer performance."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Selecting a Cruising Boat, Part II      Submitted by Noel Tue Mar 16, 2004 )

Selecting a Cruising Boat, Part I
"A better approach, if you're working within a budget, is to spend less on the initial purchase by either purchasing a well-built used boat or a smaller boat. Purchase the priority equipment first, provision the boat (or set aside $2,000 for it), set aside an average of $700 to $1,800 (for a couple) per month for the period of time you want to cruise, and then see if there is enough money left for the expensive, non-essential but 'sure would be nice to have equipment."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Selecting a Cruising Boat, Part I      Submitted by Noel Mon Mar 15, 2004 )

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On Island Time
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Cast Off
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Serge Testa
Floating Fox
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Mississippi voyage
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Sailing Grace
Jimmy Cornell
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John Wellsford 1
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Shane St. Clair 1
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Capt. Dave Kyser
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The Venturers Cruise
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Managing the Waterways
The Haskells
Paul Lutus part 1
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Reese Palley
Fix it and sail
Pete Goss
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Good Old Boat
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Celestial Navigation
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Outward Bound
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Lightning and Sailboats
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Distant Shores part 1
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Red Rock Sailing
Luke and DD part 1
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Offshore Sailing School
Aviva Challenge
Sea Pearl 21
Karen Hansen
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My first sailboat
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Lats and Atts
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