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Going Left: Hillary Plays the Shifts

Alan Kelly | Posted 05.22.2015 | Politics
Alan Kelly

I race sailboats. Not yachts. Sailboats. The kind that don't come with cupholders and require only three sober souls to keep her fast and upright. To my chagrin, sailing is right there with croquet in lists of the most popular sports.

Excellence in Exploration: Polynesian Navigator Honored With Benchley Ocean Award

Polynesian Voyaging Society | Posted 05.17.2015 | Hawaii
Polynesian Voyaging Society

Master navigator Nainoa Thompson was honored for Excellence in Exploration at the 2015 Peter Benchley Ocean Awards. He is one of a handful of indigenous navigators that can find islands in the open ocean without instruments, using techniques handed down through generations for over a thousand years.

Apprentice Navigator Guides Voyaging Canoe Hōkūleʻa to Australia

Polynesian Voyaging Society | Posted 05.13.2015 | Hawaii
Polynesian Voyaging Society

Over the past two weeks, Kaleo and his mentor, master navigator Bruce Blankenfeld, successfully guided the crew of Hōkūleʻa out of Polynesia and on a first-ever journey to Australia.

Ancient Canoe in New Zealand Inspires New Generation of Navigators

Polynesian Voyaging Society | Posted 05.13.2015 | Hawaii
Polynesian Voyaging Society

Over the past 40 years, Hōkūleʻa has sailed 150,000 miles throughout the Pacific Ocean, reconnecting the nearly-lost voyaging traditions of islands throughout the Polynesian Triangle.

How Does It Feel to Sail Across an Ocean for the First Time?

Quora | Posted 05.04.2015 | Travel
Quora

I sailed from California to Hawaii twice when I was a teenager, once with my Dad on a 25' sailboat and once as the navigator for an elderly couple that was planning on retiring to a sailboat and sailing all over the world.

The Hungry Ocean: Sustainability and the Curriculum

Peter W. Wood | Posted 04.30.2015 | Education
Peter W. Wood

On campus, our universities are increasingly dominated by the view that we live in environmentally desperate times, and desperate times require desperate measures. It is a dangerously intemperate view.

Sailing as Metaphor

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 04.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Fran Moreland Johns

Life. Play it safe -- or risk everything? Avoid conflict or seize the day? At the end of a long-anticipated visit from across the country, this wri...

Five Perfect Places to Bike, Hike, Sail, Horseback Ride, and Paddle Board

Natalie Compagno | Posted 04.20.2015 | Travel
Natalie Compagno

The boat captain hears something on the radio and immediately speeds off in the opposite direction. I brace myself for the obligatory sea spray and hold on for dear life.

We Get the Winter Blues in the Caribbean, Too

Amanda Walkins | Posted 04.21.2015 | Travel
Amanda Walkins

Those of us who left that frozen tundra behind and moved to the Caribbean are also suffering from the winter blues. And aquas. And greens. And you know what? We're really not suffering actually.

The World's Best Adventure Holiday Destinations

Ella Jameson | Posted 01.04.2015 | Travel
Ella Jameson

For many people, sun, sea and sand are the mark of a decent holiday. It doesn't matter where you are as long as you're lounging on a pristine white-sand beach and enjoying some well-deserved rest and relaxation. But for others, beach holidays just don't cut it.

A Cruise for Non-Cruisers: Five Pleasant Surprises in Norway

Kimberley Lovato | Posted 12.15.2014 | Travel
Kimberley Lovato

Last year I was walking with a friend along the water in my hometown of San Francisco and I stopped mid-conversation, gobsmacked to see a towering b...

Island Exploration: Sailing Around Indonesia

Jacada Travel | Posted 10.13.2014 | Travel
Jacada Travel

With astounding diversity, the islands of the Indonesian archipelago offer some of the world's best diving, intrepid on-land exploration and cultural ...

How Two Ivy League Wunderkinds Are Taking On The World's Most Prestigious Sailing Race

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 10.14.2014 | Sports

Yacht races may be for the young at heart, but they usually require pretty mature bank accounts. So when a young crew of recent Ivy League graduat...

A Question of Purpose - with Bob Nickas

j.frede | Posted 12.08.2014 | Arts
j.frede

Should everything an artist makes be considered as Art? Or does it require the artist to declare it as art before it is made precious? I have been t...

Volvo Ocean Race Ready to Set Sail

Tim Wendel | Posted 12.01.2014 | Sports
Tim Wendel

The Volvo Ocean Race sets sail again. The 12th edition of the around-the-world departs soon from Alicante, Spain, and ends in Gothenburg, Sweden, in late June 2015. With 11 ports of call and nearly 40,000 nautical miles, it's a voyage right out of Moby Dick.

Drawn at Sea: Drawing no.06

j.frede | Posted 11.29.2014 | Arts
j.frede

Leaving at first light with the dew covered drawing machine lashed to the cabins roof we motoring out of Wick Harbor. Soon we were sailing under full sail south bound with an incredible sunrise off our portside.

Drawn at Sea -- Drawing no.05

j.frede | Posted 11.29.2014 | Arts
j.frede

Once out to sea we changed our bearing for south and sailed down the coast of Hoy. Its majestic cliffs were stunning and soon the famous "Old Man of Hoy" came into view.

Drawn At Sea: Drawing no.04

j.frede | Posted 11.26.2014 | Arts
j.frede

After lashing down the drawing machine at the ships bow we sailed out of Pierowall Marina at 9:40am, two hours later than we had intended to sail due to heavy fog.

Drawn at Sea: Drawing no.02

j.frede | Posted 11.23.2014 | Arts
j.frede

I loaded the drawing machine while we were grounded in Sanday's Otters Wick bay. Housed in its rope case and tied down to the cabins roof I suspect there will be more movement at this position on the boat.

Aboard the Hokule'a: Sailboats, Small Islands and the Stewardship of Nature

Greg Stone | Posted 11.04.2014 | Green
Greg Stone

Hokule'a is a twin-hulled canoe, or vaka, based on the ancient design of open-ocean Polynesian voyaging canoes. Millennia ago, Polynesians sailed across thousands of miles of ocean and settled the many islands of the Pacific in canoes just like this.

Drawn at Sea

j.frede | Posted 10.28.2014 | Arts
j.frede

The oceans poured out of the skies for nearly forty centuries raining down approximately 300,000,000 cubic miles of water. Eventually the rains ceased and the Sun shone down on the Earth for the first time.

How I Finally Quieted My Mind

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 10.21.2014 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

My eyebrows need a good tweezing, my hair is a tangled mess of curls, and I haven't even thought about makeup. I've been wearing the same shorts for the past four days. I haven't been to the gym. Every morning I wake up in a big, overwhelming fog. And I haven't been reading. Sound like a case of depression? I understand if it does.

Everything You Need to Know About the Yacht Week

Quia Querisma | Posted 09.22.2014 | Travel
Quia Querisma

It's safe to assume one swimsuit and one outfit per day, with the option of repeating shorts with different tops. I can't say it enough -- a suitcase will be the bane of your existence in your cabin.

Bonaire: Fantasy Island, For Real!

Victor Dorff | Posted 09.08.2014 | Travel
Victor Dorff

For most visitors, a trip to the Caribbean island of Bonaire is all about the diving, but the culture Bonaire is building - both in and out of the water - deserves some attention, too.

Blind Sailor Successfully Sails From Mexico To Hawaii, Crashes On Reef Upon Arrival

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 05.25.2014 | Crime

John Berg, a legally blind sailor, completed an impressive 20-day voyage from the shores of Mexico all the way to the waters of Hawaii only to run int...