How Accurate are Nautical Charts?

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is an American scientific agency focused on the conditions of the oceans and the atmosphere. Using the water depths and other data acquired by NOAA hydrographic surveys, Coast Survey creates and updates over a thousand charts covering 95,000 miles of U.S. coastline. But how accurate are nautical charts? NOAA Coast Survey reports how charts will now provide more information on “zone of confidence”… It is a major challenge – some might say an impossibility – to keep all thousand U.S. nautical charts up ...

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Club Membership for Men Only

Taylor Swift has a home in the seaside community of Westerly, RI. But even one of the world's most famous women wouldn't be able to join the Westerly Yacht Club, which bestows full membership only on men. A vote to change the policy at the nearly century-old club in the Ocean State, where the love of sailing runs deep, failed to reach a two-thirds majority last week. In a secret ballot, 207 men voted for the change and 171 men voted to keep it the way it is. Wives can become associate members, and while they can run committees and organize parties at the club, they can't ...

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Flurry of finishes in Bermuda Race

Newport, RI (June 22, 2016) - Based on Wednesday’s provisional results, Warrior Won, the Xp44 skippered by Christopher Sheehan out of Larchmont YC has emerged as the St David’s Lighthouse winner for the 50th Thrash to the Onion Patch, the 2016 Newport Bermuda Race. She finished Tuesday morning at 10:10:25 and her corrected time was 70:40:03. The St. David’s Light House Trophy goes to the corrected time winner of the largest division. This year Warrior Won defeated 70 boats vying for the silver lighthouse replica. Only amateurs are allowed to drive the boats in the ...

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