Guide to Admiralty Sailing Directions and Pilots
Guide to Admiralty Sailing Directions and Pilots
Wednesday, 25th of March 2015

A good sailor's preparation will go far beyond just leaving port with every necessary piece of equipment in tow. To ensure disaster is constantly kept at bay, every seafarer needs a solid idea of every navigational hazard or notable object that may come

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How Do I Become an Ocean Explorer?
How Do I Become an Ocean Explorer?
Tuesday, 10th of March 2015

Though just about every scrap of dry land is now accounted for, ocean discovery remains a thriving international industry that is vital to the understanding our world and ensuring the survival of its inhabitants. Everything from our understanding of climate

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Guide to Inland Waterway Nautical Charts
Guide to Inland Waterway Nautical Charts
Tuesday, 3rd of March 2015

When embarking on a long-planned round the world boat trip, the last thing you want to forget is your paper or electronic nautical charts. Whilst these are without a doubt the most essential items of ocean navigation, they're equally appreciated by those who's

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5 Maritime Professions Using Admiralty Charts
5 Maritime Professions Using Admiralty Charts
Wednesday, 18th of February 2015

As an enduring tool of the maritime industry, nautical charts have changed dramatically over the centuries, going from disastrously unreliable to digitally accurate. Throughout this extended tenure they've served countless ocean-bound folk, from the pioneering

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Top 7 Classic Sailors Superstitions
Top 7 Classic Sailors Superstitions
Friday, 13th of February 2015

Seafarers have, throughout history, always been an easily spooked bunch. Whilst we can acknowledge that sailing is inherently risky, and appreciate that a lot of famous accidents and incidents were down to luck (both good and bad...), even we're astounded

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History of Sailing Instruments: Then & Now
History of Sailing Instruments: Then & Now
Tuesday, 3rd of February 2015

The trade tools of an experienced sailor have an almost otherworldly appearance about them, at least to those who've never navigated on the water. Yet as complicated as a sextant, speed-time-distance calculator or divider may look to the uninitiated, even

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