Jetsam index

Have you ever been inspired by a really useful magazine article but some time later, when you had a real need for it, it was lost and nowhere to be found? Jetsam articles are a selection of mainly timeless reference material. Proven ideas that may not be new but may have been forgotten or passed over by mainstream editors as not meeting their momentary needs.

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  1. Dr Alain Bombard - doctor, scientist and voluntary castaway

    In the early morning of 25 May, 1952, in the fishing village of Fontveille, Monaco, Dr Alain Bombard and Jack Palmer, an English yachtsman, embarked in a 15ft Zodiac inflatable with the intention of making the 200-mile Mediterranean passage to Menorca. A large spectator fleet cheered them on their way.

    Author: 
    Jack Gush
  2. The 1994 Queen's birthday storm

    The south Pacific cyclone season officially begins in November and ends in April so to avoid trouble many boats spend the summer in New Zealand, and return to the tropics as the southern winter approaches.

    Author: 
    Mike Harris
  3. Weather volcabulary - English to French

    English meanings of French Meteological terms in a convenient form for cruising sailors.

    Author: 
    Patricia Dalas
  4. Galapagos Islands - Puerto Ayora

    This guide was developed by s/v Maamalni (Seattle based sailing yacht) as a result of being in Puerto Ayora, Galapagos way too long… waiting for parts and repairs. As such, the opinions expressed are as a result of our long stay in port and direct experience with shops, services and procedures. Further, this guide is intended to be a ‘living’ document updated by future cruisers.

    Author: 
    Suzan Nettleship

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