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Tips for Storing Your Mast for the Winter

While many experienced sailboat owners have their winter routines down to a science, others are constantly debating what the optimal winter storage situation is. One of the debates regularly heard come the off-season is whether one should store their mast down, or up. Those who support unstepping the stick argue that leaving it up provides minimal …

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How Sailors Can Reduce Chemical Waste in Our Waters

How Sailors can Reduce the Chemicals in Our Waters

Those of us who live near or regularly enjoy the beautiful wonder that is Lake Michigan have a strong incentive to keep the lake healthy, clean, and to preserve it for future generations. In today’s world, this task is more important than ever. According to researchers, over 60,000 man‐made chemicals find their way into our …

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Katabatic Winds

Understanding Katabatic Wind

The power and sudden impact of katabatic winds have both been a boon to and wreaked havoc on, sailors and civilizations for centuries. From Musandam in Oman to the Meltemi winds of the Aegean, these powerful gusts have earned themselves unique names and legends across the globe. With titles like “Oroshi” in Japan and “the …

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