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Bluewater Sailing Boat Manufacturers
Boat Names Captain Cook & Endeavour
Celestial Navigation, Sun & Moon Charters ( outside California ): Boats / Yachts & Sailing
Communications, Maritime Cruises & Races: Organized Long Distance, SOCAL
Destination: Catalina Island Destination: International
Destination: Marina del Rey Destination: SOCAL & International Ship Positions
Destination: Southern California Directions
First Aid, Nautical / Maritime Flags, Nautical
Freeway Access to Bluewater Sailing: Traffic & Webcam GPS
Green Flash Jokes (Sailing), Nautical Humor & Cartoons
Knots Magazines, Sailing
Marinas and Yacht / Boat Brokers Maritime History
Miscellaneous Links Museums, Nautical
Museums: Afloat or Full Sized National & International Sailing / Boating Organizations
Navigation Charts: U.S. Navigation Publications
Navigational Charts: International Online Sailing Manuals / Boating Courses
Other ASA & IYT Training / Charter Facilities Pirates & Piracy
Products & Navigation Gifts: Sailing & Boating Racing, Sailboat
Radio / VHF / SSB Rules of the Road & Boating Law
Sailing Links Satellite Images (not weather related)
Sea Lions, Dolphins, Seals and Whales Shipwrecks, Collisions & Accidents
Sir Ernest Shackleton & Endurance Tall Ships & Square Riggers
Team Building and Travel Terminology & Dictionary: Nautical
Tides and Tidal Currents Tsunami & Rogue Wave
U. S. Coast Guard License U.S. Coast Guard & Navigation
Weather Facsimile Weather Links
Weather: Beaufort Scale & Clouds Weather: Marina del Rey & Southern California
Weather: Swell / Wave Models Weather: Antarctica, Sea Ice, Icebergs
Weather: Buoys Web Cam: Nautical, Surf & Marina del Rey
Yacht Brokers or Slips & Marinas: Marina del Rey Yacht Clubs & Associations, Marina del Rey & Redondo Beach
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 Bluewater Sailing

American Sailing Association
ASA 101 (Basic Keelboat)
ASA 103 (Basic Coastal Cruising)
ASA 104 (Bareboat Chartering)
ASA 105 (Coastal Navigation)
ASA 106 (Advanced Coastal Cruising)
ASA 107 (Celestial Navigation)
ASA 108 (Offshore Passagemaking)
Ashes at Sea
Bareboat Charter
Bareboat Rental
Boat Location California
Boating & Sailing
Boating & Sailing Instruction
Boating Education
California Cruising
California Sailing
Catalina Sailing
Celestial Navigation
Coast Charters
Corporate Team Building
Docking & Undocking
International Certificate of Competence ( ICC )
International Proficiency Certificate ( IPC )
International Yachtmaster
Los Angeles Sailing
Marina del Rey Sailing
Pacific Sailing
Sail Education
Sail Training
Sailing
Sailing Adventures
Sailing Classes
Sailing Lessons
Sailing Rentals
Sailing Sailing
Sailing School
Santa Monica Bay Sailing
Santa Monica Sailing
Sea Sailing
Seamanship
Ship Location
Skipper Charter
Southern California Boat Charters
Southern California Sailing
Sunset Sail
U.S. Sailing
Whale Watching
Yachtmaster

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 Boat Manufacturers

Beneteau
Beneteau 331
Beneteau 361
Beneteau 46
Beneteau Owner's Association: UK
Boat & Yacht Builders Information
Caliber Yachts
Caliber Yachts
Capri 14.2 Keel
Capri 22 Overview
Catalina 22 Details
Catalina 22 Overview
Catalina 27 Details
Catalina 27 Overview
Catalina 30 Details
Catalina 30 Overview
Catalina 34 Details
Catalina 34 Overview
Catalina 36 Details
Catalina 36 Overview
Catalina 42 Details
Catalina 42 Overview
Catalina Morgan 38 Details
Catalina Morgan 38 Overview
Catalina Owners
Catalina Yachts
Catalinas of Santa Monica Bay
Ericson Yachts
Hunter
Hunter 310
Hunter 33
Hunter 33 Virtual Tour
Hunter Owners
International Soling Federation
Island Packet Yachts
Jeanneau
Manufacturers (Sail Buyer's Guide Listing)
Sailboat Manufacturers (Sail Magazine Listing)
Soling 27
Soling 27 History

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 Boat Names

Best Boat Names
Boat Names
Boat Names, Thousands

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 Captain Cook & Endeavour

Argot Library: Capt. Cook Links
Captain Cook ( French Web Site )
Captain Cook Birthplace Museum
Captain Cook Memorial Museum Whitby, UK
Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum
Captain Cook Society
Captain Cook's Journal (Logbook)
Captain Cook's Journal, HM Bark Endeavour 1768 - 1771
Captain Cook's Journal: First Voyage, Endeavour
Captain Cook, World's Explorer
Captain Cook: Life & Voyages
Captain Cook: The Worlds Explorer
Captian James Cook; North East Navigator
Endeavour Project
Endeavour Voyage Charts: 1768 - 1771
Endeavour Voyage Maps, 1768 - 1771
First Voyage: Captain Cook
H.M. Bark Endeavour
James Cook (Mariner's Museum)
James Cook Historical Museum
Journals of James Cook's First Pacific Voyage, 1768 - 1771

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 Celestial Navigation, Sun & Moon

Celestial Navigation Data: Rise, Set, Hc, Dec, etc,
Celestial Navigation Net
Celestial Navigation: USNO: rise, set, Hc, Dec, etc.
Nautical Almanac, On Line
Royal Observatory Greenwich: Nautical Almanac Office
Start Chart / Star Finder
Sun Rise/Set & Moon Rise/Set
U.S. Naval Observatory (USNO)
U.S. Naval Observatory, Data Services: Sun, Moon, Planets, Star (rise, set, position, etc.)

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 Charters ( outside California ): Boats / Yachts & Sailing

Annacortes Yacht Charters: Washington State
Australia Charter Guide
Charter Boat Sailing
CharterWorld.com: Luxury Yacht Charter Motor & Sail Boats
Cool Sailing
Fastrack Miami Yacht Charters: Bareboat & Crewed
Hornblower Cruises and Events
I-Yacht.com: The Yachting Directory
MarsBrookBoating.com
Odin Yacht Charter: Norway
Sail-The-Net.com
sBoats.com: For Sailors Without a Yacht
Sunsail Worldwide Sailing Holidays
Yacht Charter Guide
Yacht Charter: Global Marine Directory

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 Communications, Maritime

FCC Maritime Mobile Services / Ship Radio Stations
Marine Radio Information for Boaters
Morse Code Training, Software
Morse Code, On Line Training
VHF ( Marine ) Radio Channels
VHF Channels: FCC
VHF Radio Procedures: How to use VHF

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 Cruises & Races: Organized Long Distance, SOCAL

Baja HaHa: San Diego to Cabo San Lucas
Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race
Pacific Puddle Jump: Americas to French Polynesia
TransPac: Los Angeles to Honulu

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 Destination: Catalina Island

Catalina Click Map
Catalina Island
Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce
Catalina Island Conservancy
Catalina Island Guide
Catalina Island Information
Catalina Island Journal
Catalina Island Moorings
Catalina Island Museum
City of Avalon
Santa Catalina Island: Ecatalina
Two Harbors / Isthmus, Catalina
Two Harbors / Twin Harbors
Visit Catalina Island
Visit Los Angeles.com: Catalina Island
Wikipedia: Catalina Island

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 Destination: International

British Virgin Islands: Marine Cruising Guide
Caribbean Island of Tortuga
CDC: Traveler's Health Advisories
Cruise Vacations to the Carribbean
First Timer's Guide To Mexico - Boating
Global Student Experience: Study Abroad
Go-Bookings: Source for Hotel & Vacation Rentals
Italy Bed & Breakfast and Hotels: Reserve Your Hotel Online
Kia Ora Sauvage Resort: Rangiroa
London's Thames Chartered Boats and Cruises
Marina Cay: Tortola, BVI
Mounu Island Resort: Tonga
Ship Positions: World-Wide
Sunsail
U.S. State Department Current Travel Warnings
U.S. State Dept.: International Travel (warnings, visas, etc.)
Vacation Rentals, World-Wide
Visit The U.S. Virgin Islands
World Health Organization: Travel & Health
World Port Source ( of information )

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 Destination: Marina del Rey

Beach Cities-LA: Marina del Rey
Department of Beaches & Harbors: Marina del Rey
Hotel Listings near Los Angeles International Airport
Marina del Rey Essential Harbor Information
Marina del Rey Guide
Marina del Rey Harbor
Marina del Rey, Sailors Choice
Marina del Rey: Watch the Water
Welcome to Marina del Rey, CA
Westchester/LAX - Marina del Rey Chamber of Commerce
Wikipedia: Marian del Rey

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 Destination: SOCAL & International Ship Positions

Commercial Ship Traffic, AIS Position
Marine Traffic Los Angeles ( Commercial Ships )
Real Time Ship Positions: Worldwide
Ship Locations (Cargo)
Vessel Position Tracker; Los Angeles

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 Destination: Southern California

Boat Harbor Information
Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary
County of Los Angeles Directory
CountyLosAngeles.com: City Guide
Los Angeles Department of Beaches & Harbors
Los Angeles Site Guide: www.at-la.com
Marine Map: California
Point Vicente Lighthouse
Port of Long Beach
Port of Los Angeles
Santa Monica Bay

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 Directions

Google Maps: Directions
Google Maps: General
Mapquest Directions
MapQuest: General
Yahoo Local Maps

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 First Aid, Nautical / Maritime

American Red Cross, Los Angeles
American Red Cross: Choosing the Right Class; First Aid & CPR Classes
American Red Cross: Training, On-Line Registration
First Aid at Sea
Marine Medical International
USCG Ship's Medicine Chest

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 Flags, Nautical

Flag & Etiquette
Marine Waypoints: International Code Flags
Meanings of International Maritime Flags & Pennants
Nautical Flag Translator
Nautical Flags, Terms & Trivia
Nautical Flags: Spell Out Message

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 Freeway Access to Bluewater Sailing: Traffic & Webcam

Freeway: Los Angeles ( bottom of page )
LA Traffic Cam: N 405 at Getty Center Dr
LA Traffic Cam: SB 110 at Exposition
LA Traffic Cam: W 134 at Pacific Ave
LA Traffic Cams: E 10 West of Soto
Los Angeles Airport WebCam
Los Angeles Real Time Traffic
Los Angeles Sig Alert
Los Angeles Traffic
Los Angeles Traffic 411 Information
Los Angeles Traffic Info

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 GPS

Global Positioning System
Global Positioning System Overview
GPS Guide for Beginners
GPS Operations
GPS Status Message Mailing List
GPS Tutorial
GPS: U.S. Government
How GPS Receivers Work
Navigation & GPS
Notice Advisory to NAVSTAR Users ( NANU )
Sophisticated GPS: GPS Incredible Resources
Using Nautical Charts with GPS
What is GPS?

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 Green Flash

Green Flash
Green Flash
Green Flash Gallery
Green Flash: Wikipedia
Introduction to Green Flashes

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 Jokes (Sailing), Nautical Humor & Cartoons

America's Cup Cartoons
Between a Yacht and a Hard Place
Boating Cartoon
Boating Cartoons
Nautical Jokes
Off The Mark Boat Cartoons
Off the Mark Sailing Cartoons
Sailing Cartoons by T. McCracken
Sailing: Fun Trivia Quiz
Sailor's Humor
Small Sailboat Cartoons
Weather Humor

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 Knots

Animated Knots
Animated Knots by Grog
Apparent Wind Knots
Boating Knots
Folsoms Knoting Page
Grog's Animiated Knots
Knot Pro
Knots on the Web
Naval Traditions, Customs & Etiquette
Net Knots
Roper's Knot Page
SailingUSA Knots
Tollesbury Knots
U.S. Powerboating Video Knots

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 Magazines, Sailing

48 North
48 North
Atlantic Coast Boating Magazine
Blue Water Sailing Magazine
Boat Talk
By-The-Sea On-Line Boating Magazine
Catamaran Sailor
Cruising Guide
Cruising World & Sailing World
Dockside Magazine
Era of the Clipper Ships
Latitude 38
Latitudes & Attitudes
Ocean Navigator
Practical Sailor
Sail Buyer's Guide
Sail Magazine
Sailing World
Seafaring.com
SeaRoom.com
The Log
Traditional Boats & Tall Ships
Yacht World
Yachting
Yachting and Boating World
Yachting Australia

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 Marinas and Yacht / Boat Brokers

All-Boats 4 Sale
Boat Trader On-Line
Got Boats 4 Sale!
Marina's Directory: Marinas throughout the U.S. and abroad
Premier Marinas: Branded Boats for Sale
Secondhandyachts.com: Buy & Sell Vessel
Yachts For Sale

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 Maritime History

Clipper Ships
Coast Survey: Historical Map and Chart
Maritime History
Maritime History Archive
Maritime History Virtual Archives
Naval Historical Center
Naval History ( primarily UK )
Project Liberty Ship
Ship of Gold

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 Miscellaneous Links

About Seafood
Adventure Sports Centers / Search & Book Travel Holidays
America Car Rental: Major Cities
Business Sites Directory
Business to Business Directory
Business-Inc. your business directory
Business-Sites-Directory
California Outdoors
Captain Chaos Sailing Game
CoastRentals.com: Beach Vacation Homes & Condos
Directory Los Angeles
Holiday Destinations Guide: All Types of Holidays
Infohub: Specialty Travel Guide
Islands, United Nations
Kenai River Alaska Fishing Lodge: Fish with Top Rated Fishing Guide
Look Directory
MapMuse: Find Places to Live, Learn, Work, and Play; Find a Sailing Club!
Outdoor Directory and Information on the Web
OY Map: A World Directory
Reef News
Sailboat Rating Calculator
Sailing Knowledge
Search the Web: Zepti
Vacation Rentals & Leisure
Virtual Sailor: Download Sailing Game
Water Sport Guide
Web Search: Yoy-Search.Com
World Ship Society
Yacht Survey

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 Museums, Nautical

America's Cup Hall of Fame
America's Cup Museum
Burke Museum: The Endurance & Shackleton
Cape Cod Maritime Museum
Catalina Island Musuem (Catalina, CA)
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum
Los Angeles Maritime Museum
Mariner's Museum (Newport, VA)
Maritime History; Museums
Maritime Museums
Maritme Museum of the Atlantic, Nova Scotia
Museum of Yachting (Newport, RI)
Mystic Seaport (Mystic, CT)
National Maritime Center, Norfolk, VA
National Maritime Museum ( Greenwich, England/United Kingdom )
Nautical Museum Links
Naval Academy Museum ( Annapolis, MD )
Naval and Maritime Museums: North America
Naval Historical Center (Washington, D.C.)
Newport Harbor Nautical Musuem ( Newport, CA )
Pacific Tsunami Museum
Patriot's Point, Charleston, SC
Royal Observatory, Greenwich, England
San Diego Aircraft Carrier Musuem
San Diego Maritime Museum
San Francisco Maritime National Park
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
South Georgia Island Museum
South Street Seaport (New York)
Tasmania Maritime Museum
The National Gallery Museum, London, UK
U.S. Naval War College Museum, Newport, RI

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 Museums: Afloat or Full Sized

Battleship Cove
Cutty Sark
Fram ( Norway )
H.M Bark Endeavour
H.M Bark Endeavour
H.M.S. Bounty
Hawaiian Chieftain & Lady Washington
HMS Belfast
HMS Bounty
HMS Mary Rose
HMS Rose
HMS Victory
Lady Washington
Royal Reserach Ship Discovery ( Scotland )
S.S. Jeremia O'Brien
SS Great Britain
Star of India
USS Constellation
USS Constitution
USS Intrepid
USS Midway
USS North Carolina
USS Texas
Vasa (Stockholm, Sweden)

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 National & International Sailing / Boating Organizations

American Sail Training Association (ASTA)
American Sailing Association
Canadian Yachting Association
International Maritime Organization
International Sail and Power Association
International Sailing Federation
International YachtŪ Training Licensing Division
MCA (British "Coast Guard")
Nautical Institute
Royal Yachting Association
U.S. Sailing

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 Navigation Charts: U.S.

Automated Wreck & Obstruction Information ( positions ) AWOIS
Booklet Charts, U.S. Office of Coast Survey, NOAA
Buoys / Aids to Navigation: Non-Lateral
Buoys / Aids to Navigation: Lateral
Chart 18744: Santa Monica Bay
Chart 18757: Santa Catalina Island
Chart Catalogs, NOAA Office of Coast Survey
Chart Catalogs: NOAA
Chart No. 1 Nautical Chart Symbols ( alternate site )
Chart No. 1: NOAA Office of Coast Survey
Chart Updates: NOAA Office of Coast Survey
Chart vs. Map; Compare Differences
Coast Pilot 7 ( West Coast ): NOAA Office of Coast Survey
Commercial Charts, Nautical: East Coast
Commercial Charts, Nautical: West Coast
Dates of Latest Editions: NOAA Charts & Coast Pilots Publications
Electronic Coast Pilot: NOAA Office of Coast Survey
GeoGarage: United States Charts Over Gooogle Earth
Local Notice to Mariners: U.S. Coast Guard, 11th District
Marine Map ( multiple layers ): California
Nautical Chart User's Manual
Nautical Charts: Bowditch Text
NOAA Charts: Available & Latest Update
NOAA Charts: Dates of Latest Editions
NOAA On-Line Chart Viewer
Notice to Mariner's Chart Updates
Notice to Mariners: USA
Notice to Mariners: USA NGIA
On-Line Chart Viewer: Up-to-date Charts, Office of Coast Survey
Pacific Coast NOAA Chart On-Line Viewer
Santa Monica Bay: Booklet Chart # 18744
U.S. Charts: NOAA Charts of U.S. Waters
Using GPS with Charts
Wreck & Obstruction: California

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 Navigation Publications

Aids to Navigation: U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Study Guide
Atlas of Pilot Charts
Bowditch (American Practical Navigator) ( Pub 9 )
Buoyage Guide, Visual
Celestial Navigation Tables: HO 249
Chart No. 1
Distance Between U.S. Ports ( mirror site )
Distances Between Ports ( Pub 151 )
Great Circle, Course & Distance Calculator
Handbook of Magnetic Compass Adjustment ( Pub 226 )
International Code of Signals ( Pub 102 )
International Hydrographic Office: Luminous Range Diagram; Standardization of List of Lights
Light List (USCG): Volume VI, West Coast
Light List: Summary of Corrections
Light List: Summary of Corrections, West Coast Volume VI
Light Lists, 2007, USCG
List of Lights (non-U.S. Countries, all areas)
Magnetic Variation Chart of the World
Marine Great Circle Navigation Calculator
Nautical Navigational Calculatators
Navigation Publications
Navigation Rules; International & Inland
Pilot Charts, North Pacific Ocean ( all months )
Radar Navigation and Maneuvering Board Manual ( Pub 1310 )
Radio Navigational Aids ( Pub 117 )
Sailing Directions ( non U.S. "Coast Pilot" )
Sailing Directions Planning Guide
Sight Reduction Tables for Air Navigation: HO 249
South Seas Publishing
U.S. Chart Number One Symbols
U.S. Coast Pilot 7: West Coast
U.S. Coast Pilots: General & Critical Changes
United Nations Atlas of the Oceans
World Port Index ( Pub 150 )

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 Navigational Charts: International

Atlas of Pilot Charts ( Pub 106 )
CIA Factbook Reference Maps
Commercial Charts: World-Wide
Foreign Chart: NIMA: Digital Nautical Chart
Foreign Chart: British Admiralty
Pilot Charts (all oceans)
World Maps: Alternative, Unique, Unusual

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 Online Sailing Manuals / Boating Courses

ABCs of California Boating Law
America's Boating Course
American Boat Operator's Course: California
Basic Sailing Manual
Boat Crew Seamanship Manual, USCG
Boat Operations and ( Crew ) Training Manual, USCG
Boat U.S.: "How To" Archive
Boating Basics On-Line
Boating Safety Library
Boatsafe: Basic Boating Safety Course
California Boating Regulations & Quiz
California Boating Safety Course
California Boating Safety Course
California Safe Boating Course
Encyclopedia of Sails
Learn to Sail
Learn to Sail: Sailing Club
Learning to Sail
Meteorology
National Safe Boating Test
On Line Boating Safety Courses
On Line Weather School
Points of Sail
Recreational Boating Safety (RBS) Article Library
Sail Train RYA Training Syllabus
Sail Trim (& wind tunnel & other)
Sailing Issues Navigation Course
Sailing Primer
Sailingahead.com: Explore the World Offshore
SailNet Learning to Sail
Seamanship & Navigation
Shallow Water Sailing Manual
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary: Approved Training Aids
U.S. Power Boating: On Line Education: Navigation, Knots, Rules, Anchor, Weather
U.S. Sailing Courses On - Line
U.S. Sailing; Training / School On-Line

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 Other ASA & IYT Training / Charter Facilities

Blue Water Sailing School - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Florida Yacht Charters & Sales - Miami Beach, FL
Gordon West Radio School
Harbor Sailboats - San Diego, CA
International Yacht Training ( IYT ): Fort Lauderdale
Maritime Institute
OCSC Sailing School - San Francisco, CA
Sailing, Inc. (Seward, Alaska)
Swiftsure Sailing: British Colombia
Vigrin Island Sailing: Carribbean Sailing at it's Best
Virgin Island Sailing LTD: Bareboat, Yachts, Mega Yacht Charters
Worldwide Yacht Charter

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 Pirates & Piracy

Daily Vessel Casualty and Piracy Report
Marine Terrorism Research Center
Maritime Piracy
Modern Yacht Piracy
Piracy Features
Piracy Reporting Centre
Piracy: Cargo Security International
Weekly Piracy Report
World Piracy Map: 2008 ( International Chamber of Commerce )

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 Products & Navigation Gifts: Sailing & Boating

American Marine Supply: Boating Products
Boater's World
BoatTube.com: towable boat and ski tubes
Celestaire
FabricMaven: Sunbrella marine fabrics enhance every aspect of the boating world
Fun Recreation
Harken
KodiakOutback: Fishing Waders & Inflatible Kayaks
Marine Insurance
Marlinspike.com: Nautical Gifts
Model Ship
Model Ship: UK
Moosejaw: Outdoor Products
Preston's
Recreation Directory
Red Sky At Night
Sailing Interactive
Sailing Mart: Everthing Sailing, from 3 Masted Sailing Ship to Yachting
Saltwater Classics: Yacthing, Boating and Waterfront Lifestyle Products
Salty's Marine: Discounted Marine Electronics
She Gear
Shopping 5
Spotswood Studio: Nautic Art
TheBeachDepot.com: Rash Guard Shirts
U.S. Outdoor: Backpacks + Camping Gear
Water Slides: Bouncelandfun.com
Weems & Plath
West Marine
Wingood: Personalized Stained Glass Nautical Signal Flag Plaques

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 Racing, Sailboat

America's Cup
America's Cup in Europe
Art Engels Rules Page
Case Book: Detailed Interpretations, Racing Rules
Dinghy and Small Keelboat Racing Online
International Sailing Federation
Introduction to Sailboat Racing
Introduction to Sailing: The OnLine Sailboat Racing Guide
Newport Ocean Sailing Association, Newport to Ensenada Race
Offshore Racing Council
Quest for Perfect Sail Shape
Racing Basics
Racing Rules for Sailing
Racing Rules for Sailing: U.S. Sailing
Rules of Sailboat Racing
Sail Trim
Sail Trim & Shape
Sailboat Racing Rules
The Cup ( America's )
TransPac, TransPacific Yacht Race
Understanding Apparent Wind
Vendee Globe: Around Alone Non-Stop
Volvo Ocean Race: Around the World, Team
World Cruising Club
Yacht Racing

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 Radio / VHF / SSB

FCC Element 1 / MROP: Sample Questions
FCC Written Test Prepartation: MROP
FCC: Mobile Maritime Services: Ship Radio Stations
Gordon West Radio School
Ham Test Online
Marine Radio Information for Boaters
Marine Radio Operator's Permit
NARTE Testing Centers
U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Communications
VHF Radio Guide

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 Rules of the Road & Boating Law

ABC's of California Boating Law
California Boating Law, ABC's
Nav Rules Quiz Download (shareware)
Navigation Rules Training
Navigation Rules: International & Inland, PDF
Operating Rules, Boating
Review Lights, Rules of Road, Aids to Navigation
Rules of the Road (pdf version)
Rules of the Road, Sailing and Powerboats
Rules of the Road: Questions and Answers
U.S. Coast Guard Equipment Requirements

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 Sailing Links

About.com Sailing Guides
American Boat Captains: Vessel Delivery
Black Boater's Summit
Boat Accident: Temporary Insanity
Boat Docking
Boat Linx
Boat Safe
Boating Links
BoatLinx.com
DOT Boating Directory: sales, marine gear, dealer
DotBoating.com - Boat, Boating & Sailing Directory, also has used power boats and sailboats for directory
Everything About Sailing
Kawabunga's South Seas Adventure
Mark Rosenstein's Sailing Page
NauticFriend
Noonsite: Global Site for Cruising Sailors
Ocean World
On Line Boat Forum
Outdoor Resources
Sail Net
Sail On Line
Sailing Index
Sailing Source
Sailing Talks Forum: Celebrate Spirit of Sailing!
SailNet
SailTube: International Sailing Network
San Francisco Sailing
Schooner Man
Sea Room: For the Cruising Sailor
The Mother of All Maritime Links II
The Ship's List
Water Sport Web Directory: Swimming Suit, Surf Board, Boat and more
Yachtlinks24: The Global Marine Directory

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 Satellite Images (not weather related)

Bluewater Sailing: Overhead Image
Bluewater Sailing: Overhead Image (color)
Google Earth Satellite Imagery
Google Map & Satellite
Satellite Overhead Imagery: Entire U.S.
Terra Server Satellite Imagery

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 Sea Lions, Dolphins, Seals and Whales

American Cetacean Society
California Sea Lion
California Sea Lion ( Zalophus Californianus )
Common Dolphin
Common Dolphin: Whale Songs
Grey (or Gray) Whales with Winston
Marine Mammal Center
Ocean Life California Sea Lion
Pacific Harbor Seal
Sea Lion: Wikipedia
Whale Times

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 Shipwrecks, Collisions & Accidents

Accident: USCG Boating Accident Report
Accident: California Boating Accident Report
BoatCrash Expert
Boating Accident Report
Boating Accident Report Form
California Shipwrecks State Database
Collision, Boat
Empress of Ireland Shipwreck
Gallery of Transport Loss Images: Cargo Law
Halifax Explosion, 1917 ( IMO & Mount Blanc Collision )
International Registry of Sunken Ships
Maritime Quest: Shipwreck Database
NOAA's Shipwreck Database
Northern Maritime Research: Shipwreck Database
NUMA: National Underwater and Marine Agency
Photo Gallery of Transport Loss ( ship disasters )
Point Honda Memorial: Destroyer Shipwrecks
Point Honda Shipwrecks, 1923
Sea Research Society
Shipwreck Central
Shipwreck World
Shipwrecks, California
Shipwrecks: Alaska Coast
Shipwrecks: Atlantic Ocean
Shipwrecks: Pacific Ocean
Wrecks & Obstructions ( AWOIS )

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 Sir Ernest Shackleton & Endurance

Endurance & Frank Hurley Images
Endurance Expedition Images
Ernest H. Shackleton: South Pole.Com
James Caird Society
Panoramas of South Georgia Island
Royal Geographic Society: Antarctic Historic Images
Shackelton's Antarctic Adventure
Shackleton - Endurance
Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton: 1874 - 1922
Sir Ernest Shackleton
Sir Ernest Shackleton Biography: Solar Navigator
South Georgia Association
South Georgia Heritage Trust
South Georgia Island
South Georgia Island Crossing
The Endurance
The Endurance & Shackleton: Antarctic Connection
The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Expedition
Trans-Antarctic Expedition
Virtual Shackleton: Scott Polar Research Institute
Walking Out of History
Welcome to Shack!

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 Tall Ships & Square Riggers

American Sail Training Association
American Sail Training Association ( ASTA )
Development of the Square Rigger
Era of the Clipper Ships
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