Running out of fuel up a narrow tidal river

James Stevens answers your questions of seamanship – this month, what would you do if you ran out of fuel in a busy, tidal river?

Could you ran out of fuel would you know who to enter a busy harbour?
It’s easy to count on your engine when entering busy harbours, but what would you do if your engine cut out at a critical moment?

James Stevens answers your questions of seamanship – this month, what would you do if you ran out of fuel in a busy, tidal river?

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Martinique Is Opening Doors

By Ellen Birrell… Youth2Adult — Y2A — is a series of articles celebrating sailing’s role in youth development for Caribbean children. Visiting Cercle Nautique de Schoelcher (CNS) in 2015, I’d made the following notes of my impression: “Calm. Patient. Organized. Consummate.” To watch Martinique’s CNS in action is exhilarating. In 20 knots of wind with […]

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Jib, genoa or spinnaker: When to use your light wind sails to best effect

After a scary spell sailing through an electric storm, the Followtheboat team hoist their Code 0 ‘The Kraken’ and explain their choice of light wind sails

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Battered by waves all year, the isolated island of Pulau Enggano is a dot in the Indian Ocean. Rain forest …Continue reading »

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