DeLorme inReach vs. Iridium Extreme

Many love the solitude that sailing offers, but not necessarily the limited (or non-existent) communications that can accompany it. For those sailors, there are...

Life Raft Inspection, an Inside Look

If five or six years have elapsed since your life raft was purchased or repacked, you are risking the chance that the raft wont...

Equipping Drones for At-Sea Search and Rescue

Vajda explained that the Coast Guard has not decided how to spend its drone budget. Were still in pre-acquisition, waiting for authorization, he said....

PS Analysis: The 2011 WingNuts Capsize

In the wake of the US Sailing report, the Mackinac Race Committee moved to eliminate the stability measurement loophole that allowed boats like the...

Tether recall likely no factor

In 2010, West Marine voluntarily recalled two tether models (SKU #9553512 and #9553504), the same model tethers worn by Mark Morley and Suzanne Bickel...

US Sailing Recommendations

The US Sailing report makes several specific recommendations to prevent future accidents such as the one that involved WingNuts, among them:Race StandardsRace organizers should...

Safety Tips From the Pros

En route to Bermuda, these racers have had to comply with safety regulations that could help any sailor—cruiser or racer—prepare for offshore sailing.The requirements...

Life Raft Stowage: The Overlooked Necessity

But when you go aboard the “blue water cruiser”, more often than not you find a boat most suited for blue water when it...

Icom GM1600 Handheld VHF Test

The Icom GM1600 is a specialty marine handheld VHF designed for use aboard survival craft and large ships. It meets the rigorous Global Maritime...

Salus PFD Fits Infants Less Than 20 Pounds

In October 2006, Practical Sailor tested infants life jackets and our top pick was MTI Adventurewears Bay Bee 201-I, one of the few jackets...