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BoatUS: NOAA National Charting Plan looks to the future

There has been a lot made about NOAA shifting away from paper charts on this site and others. Here’s what BoatUS has to say on the matter… Many in the boating community have recently expressed concern after learning of a proposed plan for the “sunsetting” of paper navigational charts, which was listed among the National […]

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David Burch’s notes and tips for weather planning from Astoria to points north

Here are David Burch’s slides and notes from a talk he gave a the Portland Yacht Club on March 11, 2017. David’s presentation outlined the basics of weather routing and planning when heading north from Astoria, Oregon, with a focus on the Oregon Offshore Race. But the info he presented is also relevant for cruisers who […]

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Tips for transiting Johnstone Strait and its nearby rapids (Video)

Our friends at Slowboat.com continue their informative series about cruising the Inside Passage with this webinar on passing through the various rapids northwest of Desolation Sound and the Discovery Islands. Cruising in the Pacific Northwest is characterized by “gates,” or challenging bodies of water that must be traversed to get to the next cruising area. With their […]

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Planning a trip to the San Juan Islands from the south? This will help…

Our friends at Slowboat.com continue their informative series about cruising the Inside Passage with this webinar on getting to the San Juan Islands from points farther south. Cruising in the Pacific Northwest is characterized by “gates,” or challenging bodies of water that must be traversed to get to the next cruising area. In their video series […]

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