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Shark Oil Barometers

One of the earliest and best ways of predicting the weather was the barometer.  The first to measure changes in atmospheric pressure was developed by Evangelista Torricelli in 1643. By 1668 Robert Hooke recognized that a barometer could foretell storms at sea. … Continue reading

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SSV Oliver Hazard Perry Bound for Bermuda, Florida, Cuba and the Arctic

After a successful first season sailing New England waters, SSV Oliver Hazard Perry has an exciting 2017 ahead.  Toward the end of January, the sailing school ship will depart Newport, RI bound for Bermuda, then to Florida where the ship will be … Continue reading

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The Morning After Bermuda Day — Thoughts on Dark & Stormy Nights

May 24th was not only the 75th anniversary of the tragic sinking of HMS Hood. It was also Bermuda Day.  On this, the morning after Bermuda Day, it seems worthwhile to think of the Dark and Stormy nights spent on … Continue reading

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John Lennon and the Voyage of the Megan Jaye

I recently came across a sea story, that, like the best sea stories, has been retold enough times so that the details tend to wander from one version to the other. This much appears to be true. Thirty-five years ago, … Continue reading

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Lending Club 2 Shatters Newport to Bermuda Speed Record

On April 20th, the 105′ trimaran Lending Club 2  sailed from Newport, Rhode Island to Bermuda in an amazing 23 hours,  9 minutes and 52 seconds, beating the previous record by a 15 hours. Lending Club 2 sailed the 635-nautical mile passage at an average … Continue reading

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America’s Cup — Will the Soap Opera Ruin the Race?

The America’s Cup soap opera continues, with all the twists and turns one might expect and few that are a complete surprise.  As in any soap opera, it has its share of betrayals, broken promises, jilted lovers, illicit liaisons and the … Continue reading

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America’s Cup to be Sailed in Bermuda

Unless I am mistaken, when the Oracle Team US AC 72 sailed to victory in 2013, there was only one American citizen in the crew. The members of Emirates Team New Zealand, which needed the sponsorship of Emirates Airlines to … Continue reading

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Sailing on the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry this Fall

I recently booked a berth on the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry  on a passage next September from Newport to Bermuda under the command of Captain Richard Bailey.  I find it hard to believe that it was so long ago, but nevertheless, … Continue reading

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Captain & Chief Engineer of Tanker Aegean Angel Killed in Heavy Weather in the Atlantic

The 160,000 dwt  tanker Aegean Angel was en route from Tallinn, Estonia, to Houston, Texas when it encountered heavy weather northeast of Bermuda on Thursday.  A large wave is reported to have struck the ship, killing the captain and the … Continue reading

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