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Articles are of general interest to the entire CCA membership, and are not particular to any specific station. Categories include Feature Articles, Safety Moments, White Papers and For Ocean Racers.

  • Round the world sailor
    Choosing Alternative Energy Options for Offshore Racing Sailboats

    Choosing Alternative Energy Options for Offshore Racing Sailboats

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  • Charting a course
    A New Model for Youth Training

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    from Voyages-2019

    by Alex Agnew, Boston Station, Gulf of Maine Post Ben Heselton-Clements Tom McClellan Tori Willauer, Boston Station, Gulf of Maine Post

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  • Dropping Anchor
    Storms and Pirates
    Kitty and I spent four years circumnavigating the globe on our 30-foot Allied Seawind ketch, Bebinka. When we returned home the first thing that friends asked was, “Weren’t you afraid of storms?” Read more
  • Cape Horn
    Puerto Williams: A Winter's Sojourn near Cape Horn
    Wintering near Cape Horn, we discover the delights of our remote location Read more
  • The beautiful shoreline of Nova Scotia
    Cruising Nova Scotia

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    from Voyages-2019

    by Cruising Club of America

    by John van-Schalkwyk, CCA Bras d’Or Station

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  • The group of us. Steve still wearing shorts as we approach the Labrador Current
    Crossing the Atlantic on Maverick
    3,000 Miles from Newport, Rhode Island, to Cowes, England, in 18 Days by George Day, Boston Station, Buzzards Bay Post Read more
  • Inflatable Life Jacket Update
    The failure rate of life jackets can be alarmingly high without proper attention Read more
  • The things you see!
    Voyages 2019
    Voyages Magazine for 2019 Read more
  • Overboard Recovery: Avoiding Running Over the Victim

    After several fatal short-handed crew overboard incidents involving members of the Sailing Foundation in Seattle, three of the members (Fred Hayes, Dick Marshall, Doug Fryer) began to search for a solution to short-handed overboard accidents. Their research into accidents, both successfully and unsuccessfully executed, found that a consistent theme for recreational boaters was that the skipper or the more experienced sailor was likely to be the one who went overboard.

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  • Someday obsolete?
    The Future of Flares
    Whether you call them flares, or visual distress signals (VDS), or pyrotechnics, some visual form of getting attention from boaters or rescue agencies has been a mainstay of the Federal Recreational Boat Equipment requirements for decades. And during that time, boaters have cursed the negative attributes of these devices: their need to be replaced every 3 ½ years; the difficulty of disposing of them; their potential risk to health when in use; and their relative… Read more
  • Panel on Seamanship: Video

    In March of 2018, three of our members presented a panel in seamanship to a full house in New York Yacht Club's renowned Model Room.

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  • Handling Emergencies - Perspective from Big Ships' Practices
    This article suggests how the principles of handling emergencies on large ship can be applied to smaller private yachts – yachts capable of being cruised comfortably by two people. The principles can be easily extended to crews of more than two people, larger yachts, and professionally crewed vessels. Read more