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16.12.2017
7 ways to survive in the Southern Ocean

On Sunday December 10th, the Volvo Ocean Race fleet left Cape Town and plunged into the mysterious Southern Ocean, the most remote ocean on the planet! It is more real than ever before. Since 1973, the Southern Ocean has been the ultimate testing ground for the world's best yachtsmen. In an incredibly fast race to the limit, it can be both exciting and dangerous. It will be an epic 6,500 miles, with huge waves, freezing storms, biblical winds and crazy storms.

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14.11.2017
Catamaran steering technique: maneuvering in the marina

Agree, it is tempting when a boat can offer such a vast living space, so sooner or later every yachtsman is faced with the desire or even the need to change a monohull yacht to a catamaran. As a rule, they come to this decision when there is a large family, a group of friends, or just the temptation to go on a cruise to some sunny paradise of the earth.

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12.10.2017
A guide to crossing the Atlantic for dummies

Bruno and Nathalie (Nathalie Chateau and Bruno Fabre) dreamed of crossing the Atlantic on their boat and their dream became a reality - they nevertheless set out on their Salina 48 in order to practice the spirit of the sea and yachting, and acquire the necessary skills and knowledge!

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11.10.2017
What is katabatic wind?

What is katabatic wind, how and where does it form?
A katabatic wind is a dense and cold air stream downward from mountain peaks, as well as downdrafts of cold air in cumulonimbus clouds. Although not all downslope winds are katabatic.

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05.10.2017
How to properly prepare for winter sailing

Chilling cold, azure sky and light breeze. While most boaters drink hot tea in a cozy café, occasionally casting a dreamy glance at the water, others set sail and explore the uncharted riviera. One of them is Hinnerk Weiler. Before he sailed around the world on a yacht, he spent the winter on the Elbe. Hinnerk shared tips on how to properly prepare for winter swimming.

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03.10.2017
Navigating in the fog: how to stay focused

Despite the availability of modern aids such as GPS navigators or plotters, fog navigation remains one of the major challenges for sailors. If, along with visual control, the most important feeling is lost, then some react to this cowardly and irrationally. Our author, Hinnerk Stumm, describes how not to get lost in such a situation.

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22.09.2017
Preparation for night crossings on a yacht

With a full moon and a fair wind, sailing at night can be one of the greatest pleasures you will experience on your crossing. But a dark night and a raging storm can be the most stressful test for any yachtsman, and will make you await dawn in horror.

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21.07.2017
Freeing the winch

Sheets overlap always occur during use. Fortunately, there are several ways to free the winch from such overlaps. Hinnerk Stumm has experienced the advantages and disadvantages of such methods.

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13.12.2016
Catamaran Steering Technique: Sailing in Bad Weather

The ability to predict worsening weather conditions is the best way to prepare for the fight against the elements on any boat, but if you missed the change in weather, Nigel Ayrens has some tips for this case, taking into account the specifics of the catamaran

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