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CCA Releases Report on AIS Systems

The Cruising Club of America (CCA), in its continuing efforts to aid mariners who are passionate about offshore sailing, has published a paper on how to choose and install an Automatic Identification System (AIS). The paper is available to all boaters via PDF download from the CCA website, here. “This paper is a detailed review of the AIS options available to boaters,” said Frank Cassidy (Union, Maine) who authored the in-depth paper on behalf of the CCA’s Safety & Seamanship Committee. Cassidy noted that more than 20 knowledgeable CCA members (including Chuck Hawley, Stan Honey, Ralph Naranjo and Nick Nicholson), along with several AIS manufacturers, contributed valuable input that has been included in the paper. Detailing the system’s many merits, along with a handful of limitations, the paper is a technically explicit profile of AIS. It provides a thoughtful and thorough discussion of the issues, including the trade-offs associated with...
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CCA Releases Report on AIS Systems

The Cruising Club of America (CCA), in its continuing efforts to aid mariners who are passionate about offshore sailing, has published a paper on how to choose and install an Automatic Identification System (AIS). The paper is available to all boaters via PDF download from the CCA website, here. “This paper is a detailed review of the AIS options available to boaters,” said Frank Cassidy (Union, Maine) who authored the in-depth paper on behalf of the CCA’s Safety & Seamanship Committee. Cassidy noted that more than 20 knowledgeable CCA members (including Chuck Hawley, Stan Honey, Ralph Naranjo and Nick Nicholson), along with several AIS manufacturers, contributed valuable input that has been included in the paper. Detailing the system’s many merits, along with a handful of limitations, the paper is a technically explicit profile of AIS. It provides a thoughtful and thorough discussion of the issues, including the trade-offs associated with...
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Professional surfer, 16, dies trying to ride Hurricane Irma wave in Barbados

A promising young professional surfer has died at the age of 16 while catching a wave in Barbados during Hurricane Irma , the World Surf League said. Zander Venezia, a native of Barbados, reportedly fell off his board and hit a shallow reef at a beach called Box by Box, it said. He and other surfers were riding a swell generated by the Category Five hurricane. Speaking to the magazine Surfline, fellow surfer named Alan Burke said: "Zander was bleeding, and he wasn’t moving. They tried to get him to the beach quickly, which was very difficult. "Box by Box is a tough place to get in and out of, even if you have the ability." Original link Original author: Agence

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Professional surfer, 16, dies trying to ride Hurricane Irma wave in Barbados

A promising young professional surfer has died at the age of 16 while catching a wave in Barbados during Hurricane Irma , the World Surf League said. Zander Venezia, a native of Barbados, reportedly fell off his board and hit a shallow reef at a beach called Box by Box, it said. He and other surfers were riding a swell generated by the Category Five hurricane. Speaking to the magazine Surfline, fellow surfer named Alan Burke said: "Zander was bleeding, and he wasn’t moving. They tried to get him to the beach quickly, which was very difficult. "Box by Box is a tough place to get in and out of, even if you have the ability." Original link Original author: Agence

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Sailing at Night

Achluophobia, the fear of the dark, is the third most common phobia in the world, with nearly 75 percent of adults reporting some level of fear when the lights go out. According to researchers at the University of Toronto, the fear of darkness is directly tied to the fear of the unexpected. To truly enjoy the peacefulness and beauty of nighttime sailing, the only thing needed is proper planning and preparation to reduce the anxiety that the unexpected can bring. PLANNING Weather and Course All good sailors know that planning is essential to a successful trip, but when sailing at night it is paramount. Check multiple weather sources frequently and especially in the hours leading up to sunset. Make sure you have studied your charts and know your nighttime route thoroughly. Know which areas could be problematic, the estimated time you will arrive in those locations, and who will be...
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Sailing at Night

Achluophobia, the fear of the dark, is the third most common phobia in the world, with nearly 75 percent of adults reporting some level of fear when the lights go out. According to researchers at the University of Toronto, the fear of darkness is directly tied to the fear of the unexpected. To truly enjoy the peacefulness and beauty of nighttime sailing, the only thing needed is proper planning and preparation to reduce the anxiety that the unexpected can bring. PLANNING Weather and Course All good sailors know that planning is essential to a successful trip, but when sailing at night it is paramount. Check multiple weather sources frequently and especially in the hours leading up to sunset. Make sure you have studied your charts and know your nighttime route thoroughly. Know which areas could be problematic, the estimated time you will arrive in those locations, and who will be...
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Bethany Hamilton Surfs Kelly’s Wave Pool

Days after a new edit revealed Kelly Slater’s Lemoore Left ( tested and approved by Gerry Lopez ), another guest comes to play: the lovely Bethany Hamilton, who logged in serious frontside and backside barrel time while enjoying an afternoon at the Surf Ranch with Gerry, husband Adam, and son Tobias. “Bethany’s backside tube riding is an athletic feat that not any other person on earth has,” Kelly says in the edit. “She doesn’t have the ability to grab the rail. It just blows me away. I think it’s incredible.” “My mind’s been spinning with how many surfers are going to see this wave and be inspired to push their surfing by surfing [it],” Bethany says. “To know that a group of surfers put this together? It’s pretty rad.” Original link

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Bethany Hamilton Surfs Kelly’s Wave Pool

Days after a new edit revealed Kelly Slater’s Lemoore Left ( tested and approved by Gerry Lopez ), another guest comes to play: the lovely Bethany Hamilton, who logged in serious frontside and backside barrel time while enjoying an afternoon at the Surf Ranch with Gerry, husband Adam, and son Tobias. “Bethany’s backside tube riding is an athletic feat that not any other person on earth has,” Kelly says in the edit. “She doesn’t have the ability to grab the rail. It just blows me away. I think it’s incredible.” “My mind’s been spinning with how many surfers are going to see this wave and be inspired to push their surfing by surfing [it],” Bethany says. “To know that a group of surfers put this together? It’s pretty rad.” Original link

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