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70-Year-Old Man Rowing Across Atlantic is Rescued

Stein Hoff, 70, started rowing his 24-foot boat in New York on May 15, heading for England – all by himself. He almost made it, but after 84 days at sea he was hit by a terrible storm and set off his EPIRB. Fortunately, the British Coast Guard got the signal and asked a bulk carrier near Hoff to pick him up. The rescue wasn’t easy, but he’s now safe. No word yet on whether he’ll try again… http://www.ybw.com/news-from-yachting-boating-world/stein-hoff-70-norwegian-solo-transatlantic-row-20184

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Back Cove 30 Video After Mid-Coast Maine Cruise

I just came across this old video by my friend Billy Black after we had taken a mid-coast Maine cruise six years ago on the then-new Back Cove 30, a great time. It’s particularly appropriate now since I’ll be taking a similar cruise next week on the brand-new Back Cove 32. I’ve go to say that the Maine-built Back Coves (and Sabres too – their big-brother brand) are among my favorite cruising boats. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GmS6_deOh8

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Video Tour of Aquila 44 Power Cat by Its Owner

Here’s a great tour of an Aquila 44 power cat by an owner who’s bought two Aquilas before. Needless to say, he likes the boat. But it’s easy to see why. With it’s 22-foot beam, the Aquila has space and more space – plus lots of light all around. A fun video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSOBpVj9QzE

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30 Nordhavns in Alaska: Great Video

In the largest owners’ rendezvous in the company’s history, 32 Nordhavns cruised to Petersburg, Alaska, this summer, surpassing the Nordhavn Atlantic Rally, with 17 boats, in 2004, and anything since. In addition to the owners who arrived on their own boats, many other Nordhavn owners flew in for the event. Here’s a great video showing how proud these owners are of their boats, and of their own cruising accomplishments. .https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vx0EiNf5wQ&feature=em-upload_owner

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Hinckley Rendezvous at Mystic Seaport Video

Here’s a great video combining two world-class brands: Hinckley Yachts and Mystic Seaport. The Seaport itself is a wonderful cruising destination, whether for a weekend or longer. (I spent one of our best weekends ever tied up to the sea wall there with my family many years ago on my Grand Banks.) And a gathering of Hinckleys is a cause for celebration, no matter where they are. Take a look. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nABkqdr7QXA&sns=em

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What You Don’t Know About the Coast Guard

Here are some fun facts about the Coast Guard. I’ve worked with some of these men and women over the years and they do a terrific job; the real point is that they’re there when you need them most. Do you really want to try to be a rescue swimmer, or drive a rollover boat in breaking surf, or fly a helicopter during a storm at night to try to rescue someone who’s hurt miles offshore? These people all have great training for a very serious job. https://www.uso.org/stories/1708-26-things-you-should-know-about-the-coast-guard-for-its-226th-birthday

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Great Video on Nordhavn 52 Cruising Systems

Here’s a great video from James and Jennifer Hamilton on their Nordhavn 52 Dirona that’s almost a tutorial about systems management for long-range cruising and  living aboard – everything from monitoring all the electrical systems on board to creating extra pantry space. Definitely worth a look: http://www.nordhavn.com/interactive/videos/dirona/http://<iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/-hC490NTIJM” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen>

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Nordhavn 68 On Top of the World

Migration, a Nordhavn 68, is now cruising at 80 degrees north, just 630 nm from the North Pole, in a land of glaciers, floating ice and polar bears. For more about the ultimate high latitude cruise: http://www.nordhavn.com/interactive/nordhavn_live/migration.php

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5 Arrested in Boating Hit-And-Run Death

This is simply an awful story. An eight-year-old girl goes boating with her grandparents on Lake George and gets killed by somebody who doesn’t even stop. Here’s the story: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/people-arrested-deadly-lake-george-hit-run-boat-crash-article-1.2731478

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Three Drown as Boat Sinks off Stuart

A 24-foot Sea Ray with four people on board capsized off St. Lucie Inlet in Stuart, Florida, and three people on board drowned. A fourth was found later walking on the beach in shock. Here’s a video showing the boat and the survivor. http://miami.cbslocal.com/2016/04/12/survivor-of-tragic-boating-accident-speaks-out/

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