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The Book of Maritime Idioms

The Book of Maritime Idioms A curious collection of sailing terms that found new meaning in the English language. Many old sailing, maritime, and nautical terms have found new meanings in modern English. From feeling blue to showing your true

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Sailing and maritime superstitions on boats and ships
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Sailing and maritime superstitions

Sailing Superstitions As far as we can look back in history, sailing and maritime superstitions on boats and ships have always been prevalent. Why? Being a mariner was, and still is, an extremely dangerous job. To mitigate against one’s own

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Creating Lateral Distance and Leverage

Creating lateral distance and leverage in competitive sailing Okay, so you need to know about lateral distance and how this relates to creating leverage. Well, here we go… First of all, let’s put this in perspective. Creating lateral distance is

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Correctly planning for Tides and Currents

Tides & Currents So you set a course to steer, follow it for a few hours and realise that you are not going to hit your waypoint or destination. You check your previous heading calculations but this all seems correct.

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Poseidon renaming your boat
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Renaming your boat – the correct process

Renaming your boat Most maritime-related superstitious beliefs stem from Abrahamic monotheistic religions such as Christianity. But renaming your boat calls on the favours of the Greek god of water and the sea; Poseidon. Naturally, the Roman remake of the myth

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How to anchor your sailboat securely

How to Anchor Your Sailboat How to anchor your sailboat indeed… Easy, right? You have an anchor somewhere on the front of your boat and you drop it a good few meters, let the boat drift back, and feel that

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Why use nautical miles and knots in sailing

Why use nautical miles and knots in sailing? We use nautical miles and knots in sailing because a nautical mile is based on the circumference of the earth. One nautical mile equals one minute of latitude or 1/60 of a

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