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Music on SeaKnots

Unfortunately, our service provider has changed their data storage plans forcing us to remove music from our network.We are disappointed to lose a feature like that and hope to find a way to add it back on in the future.
Apologies to those whose profiles have…
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Added by SeaKnots on August 1, 2010 at 2:30am — No Comments

"Sail-elebrity" Genny Tullock at 14th Annual Strictly Sail Pacific Show!

The biggest boat show on the West Coast with expected attendance of 12,000 people is taking place on Thursday, April 15th– Sunday, April 18th at Jack London Square in Oakland

There will be luxury models like the Bruckmann 50, The Jeanneau 57, The Lagoon 400, plus several other models on display and for sale. In addition, More than 150 exhibitors from around…
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Added by SeaKnots on April 2, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Follow the founders across the ocean



As Andrea and Franc get ready to start their ocean crossing for charity next week we want to give you the opportunity to follow their progress day by day.



They plan to use a satellite phone to send Daily Ocean Reports, which are short e-mails (130 characters or less) sharing their experience right from the cockpit of Can Drac.



Daily Ocean Reports will be sent to Sailforwater.com sponsors only so if you haven't donated yet,… Continue

Added by SeaKnots on April 28, 2009 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

SEAKNOTS FOUNDERS GO CRUISING FOR A CAUSE



Andrea and Franc, founders of SeaKnots, are finally full-time cruisers. They both put their day jobs on hold and decided to spend a year on the water for charity.



Their plan is to take S/V Can Drac across the second largest body of water in the world to raise awareness of the current water crisis on our planet. Sailing from New York to Barcelona will take them across more than 6,000 miles of the most remote waters in the Atlantic… Continue

Added by SeaKnots on January 23, 2009 at 7:52am — 1 Comment

MEMBERS MEETING MEMBERS



Members Lola and Ladye recently got together in person for the first time since meeting on SeaKnots. If you meet up with other members at sea or at the dock, send us your pictures to SeaKnots@SeaKnots.com for a home page feature. Read more about this meetup… Continue

Added by SeaKnots on December 7, 2008 at 1:00pm — No Comments

TOP 5 HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR CRUISERS (under $500)

WATERPROOF DIGITAL CAMERA

You can forget about the idea of putting your expensive digital camera in a ziploc bag to take pictures from your dinghy, while you swim or even under water. Check out this great affordable camera which can take pictures and video under the toughest conditions. …

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Added by SeaKnots on December 3, 2008 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

Meet the founders



How a couple of cruisers created one of the biggest online raftups in America.



Everything started when Franc and Andrea met on the waters of the New York Harbor in the summer of 2000. They were both looking to get away from their busy lives in the big city when they discovered the Manhattan Sailing Club. All it took was a few day sails in the harbor and a charter… Continue

Added by SeaKnots on November 10, 2008 at 8:30pm — 16 Comments

Sailor forgets underwear





When super heroes fly to the rescue of those in need, they are usually dressed in a cape and wearing their underpants on the outside.



But when sailing hero Pete Goss and the crew of Spirit of Mystery left their underwear in a launderette in Newlyn before they commenced their epic voyage to Australia via Cape Town, it was their turn to be rescued by an air drop of a very… Continue

Added by SeaKnots on October 27, 2008 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

CRUISING RALLIES



Whether you are on the East Coast or the West Coast of the US or even somewhere in Europe, this is the time for most cruisers to "migrate" to new cruising grounds. With the change in seasons comes the quest to find better weather and our community is filled with offers to make that transition easier. The advantages of joining a Cruising Rally range from the safety in numbers to the social… Continue

Added by SeaKnots on October 9, 2008 at 9:30pm — No Comments

PETE GOSS - WIND ROSE INTERVIEW





Welcome to the Wind Rose, the exclusive interview series created for the SeaKnots community. By taking a 360-degree approach, Wind Rose interviews consist of eight questions, each coming from a different wind direction.



We are proud to launch this interview series with accomplished British sailor Pete Goss, who is about to set out on an epic sailing voyage that will surely inspire most of us here on SeaKnots.



Pete has built a wooden lugger and will… Continue

Added by SeaKnots on September 21, 2008 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments

FREE SAILING PODCASTS AT FURLEDSAILS.COM



Check out FurledSails.com, the world's first sailing podcast. SeaKnots member Kim Russell from S/V Victoria tipped us off to this great website and everyone here at SeaKnots is already addicted. Noel and Christy Davis, who sail a 21' Sea Perl Cat Ketch have been running the site for over two years now and have come very far. FurledSails.com is loaded with… Continue

Added by SeaKnots on August 18, 2008 at 6:00am — No Comments

A great service for cruisers



The folks at Voyagers Mail Forwarding Service (http://www.vmfs.com) have an interesting service for cruisers we thought you should know about.



Just picture this:



"Sure, you can ask your sister take care of your mail for you. You arrive in Nassau, and since you are only planning to stay there for two days, you ask her to Fed Ex your 4 lbs. of mail (it adds… Continue

Added by SeaKnots on July 16, 2008 at 11:00am — No Comments

MEMBERS MEETING MEMBERS



During their brief sailing cruise in Turkey, SeaKnots founders Andrea and Franc met up with member Stephen Phillips. Stephen has been cruising on his catamaran Gone Troppo for years even after having been attacked by pirates; an encounter that was featured in Klaus Hympendahl's book "Pirates Aboard". When Andrea and Franc learned that Stephen had not yet had a chance to read his story in the book, they pulled it off their shelf and brought it… Continue

Added by SeaKnots on July 8, 2008 at 8:00am — No Comments

QUICK TIPS TO ENJOY SEAKNOTS

Yes, we know... SeaKnots can be addictive. But if you ever find yourself entangled in the process of establishing new knots with fellow sailors read below. Here are a few useful tips to maximize and enjoy your SeaKnots experience:



- Find other members: Want to find a member in your area? Want to know who's already been to your next destination? Perhaps someone with a particular type of boat? Use the Search feature at the top of any SeaKnots page and see what comes up! Don't be… Continue

Added by SeaKnots on May 11, 2008 at 7:00pm — 13 Comments

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