Category: boating

International Maritime Signal Flags

International Maritime Signal Flags

Ships that pass in the night,

and speak each other in passing,

only a signal shown,

and a distant voice in the darkness,

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American Poet, 1807-1882

 

International marine signal flags are used by ships to spell out short messages, used individually or as part of a combination for a special meaning. For ceremonial and festive occasions ships can be dressed in marine signal flags with the flags strung from the rigging either end to end or bow to stern.

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The Top 10: Sailing Resources

The Top 10: Sailing ResourcesWhether you are just starting out or you’re an experienced sailor, there are plenty of materials to expand your knowledge about travelling on the high seas. You will find the perfect book, map or guide to learn how to rig, chart, read symbols, race, teach your kids sailing and even speak like a true sailor.

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How to cure seasickness, the awesome way

Seasickness sucks. It’s one of the most debilitating, inescapable and horrible feelings, and on top of that it’s humiliating and enraging because it’s so stupid! It’s just a tiny bit of up and down movement. You don’t get sick on a seesaw and that’s doing pretty much exactly the same thing!

There must be a cure out there that actually works, so I’ve done some digging into the past, to see if perhaps some ancient pearl of wisdom has been missed. As it turns out, I don’t think it has, but most of these remedies sound way more fun than wristbands and Dramamine.

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