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BEST MOVIES ABOUT SAILING

Started this discussion. Last reply by LOLA Aug 31, 2010. 61 Replies

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Profile Type:
Sailor
Homeport:
New York Harbor
About Me:
SeaKnots co-founder and skipper of S/V Can Drac

Born by the Med in Barcelona and currently sailing in the New York Harbor. OUPV licensed captain by the US Coast Guard and Patron de Embarcaciones de Recreo (PER) in Spain.
Current location:
Getting ready to go sailing!
Destinations visited:
Western Med, Turkey, Caribbean, Indian Ocean and US Northeast Atlantic.
Looking to:
Sail Can Drac across the Atlantic and raise enough money to build a well that provides clean, safe drinking water for a whole community in Africa. Help us by visiting Sailforwater.com

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Introducing SeaKnots Academy

Posted on July 10, 2016 at 9:29am 0 Comments

Watch this video and visit SeaKnotsAcademy.com to know more!

Do you dream about offshore cruising?

Posted on June 19, 2016 at 10:30am 3 Comments

If you are the kind of person who has dreamt of taking your boat beyond that horizon far from your home waters you need to watch this video I shot in Spain today:

MED SECRETS (Destinations you are likely to miss while you cruise the Med)

Posted on June 26, 2010 at 12:30pm 4 Comments

After growing up in the Western Med and taking the time to cruise the area extensively, I realized I always end up recommending the same favorite waypoints to fellow cruisers. Most of them are not even on guides but were recommended to us by others. Others we simply stumbled upon. Now I am sharing my list with you below (click on the coordinates for a map view). If you are in the… Continue

Is the iPad the future of marine electronics?

Posted on June 6, 2010 at 5:30am 2 Comments

Is the iPad the future of marine electronics? Well, now I'm convinced it is.

When I heard that the folks at Outback Marine Australia had come up with a way to transform Apple's iPad into an integral helm panel instrument I realized that we're only a couple of steps away from turning it into the actual…

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The vote boat

Posted on November 3, 2008 at 2:00pm 1 Comment


Thought this was fitting for those of us in the US this week!

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At 12:37pm on August 16, 2010, zeehag said…
you are more interested in the passages than in the movie. how is that for simplifying it?? isnt a problem--some movies arent worthy of our time after such trivialities as ocean passages....
At 11:46am on April 07, 2010, LOLA gave Franc a gift
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You need a gift for starting this site
At 8:36am on March 18, 2010, Pat S/V Ciao! said…
Franc,Have a great day,and many,many more healthty days ahead, Pat
At 7:27am on March 18, 2010, Andrea said…
Happy Birthday Love!
At 9:08am on March 9, 2009, Ken Odonnell said…
In may sometime water is still very cold
At 6:23pm on February 18, 2009, George Day said…
Hi Franc:

Sea Knots is great. How do I advertise on the sie?

George at BWS
At 11:08am on January 18, 2009, Jeff Green & Linda Schofel said…
Hi,
where are you now. Hope everything went well.

Jeff
At 10:26pm on January 12, 2009, Andrea said…
Hey there!

-Miss you...can't wait to see you on Sun/Mon!
At 1:10pm on January 8, 2009, Kathy Parsons said…
Great! I hope he enjoys the book. He should be able to use the index to look up English words, phrases! Tell him to let me know how it works for him.
This is a nice site - it will be fun to explore and I will definitely mention it to other friends.
By the way, Imray is now carrying the new edition, so it should be easier to get in Europe.
At 5:54pm on January 3, 2009, Mike Brown said…
Franc, the 40/43 group sounds great. Always good to share info, expecially on a new model like ours.
Happy New Year
Mike
 
 
 

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