Sailing Yacht Resources for Cruisers


Marine and Coastal Weather Services

NOAA National Weather Service

Boat Equipment & Service Providers for Event Horizon

Blakes Lavac Taylors - manufacturer of Baby Blakes and seacocks

Boat Leather - leather coverings for boat hardware

Defender - marine outfitter and US dealer for Blakes Lavac Taylors

Fortress Marine Anchors

Island Reflections - custom boat lettering

Jamestown Distributors - (Bristol, RI) woodworking and boat building supplies, RI Vetus dealer

Lewmar - winches and windlass

Mailspeed Marine - marine chandler and UK dealer for Blakes Lavac Taylors

Navtec - hydraulic systems

Northstar - GPS chart plotter systems

Ocean Options - service providers for Espar heater systems, Sea Recovery watermakers, and Sea Frost refrigeration systems

PYI - marine equipment and supplies, including Max-Props and accessories

Torresen Marine - sailboat specialist featuring diesel engine references and online shopping for manuals, parts and service kits

Vetus - boat products and parts, including type Tom S cowl ventilator

Westerbeke - diesel generators - Interlux's boat paint US product guide

Yanmar - marine diesel engines

Preferred Marine Gear, Navigation & Safety Suppliers

66° North - foul weather gear and clothing from Iceland

Bluewater books & charts

Harken - sailboat hardware and accessories

Landfall Navigation - offshore safety and navigation equipment

Layline - gear and equipment

Musto - performance sailing gear

US Safety & Survival Gear Suppliers and Servicing Centers

Cruising References

Flags Of The World can help you identify flags - it's the largest website devoted to the study of flags

Noonsite features essential information on all matters of interest to sailors planning an offshore voyage anywhere in the world, whether already underway or still in the preparatory stages

Seven Seas Cruising Association provides links to valuable information for cruisers


Dockside Radio - sailor's quick-start to SSB installation and operations

Sailmail – radio email & weather reporting system for yachts at sea

Additonal Resources

Practical Sailor - reviews and comparative critiques on boat gear

Local Notice to Mariners is provided by the US Coast Guard

Official 406 MHz EPIRB Registration Form


The Cook's Thesaurus is an encyclopedia that covers thousands of ingredients and kitchen tools, including pictures, descriptions, synonyms, pronunciations, and suggested substitutions 

Epicurious shares an extensive recipe collection

Martha Stewart online has an excellent recipe finder – search by ingredient or keyword

Saveur is always an interesting read for foodies, plus you can learn about the people and cultures behind culinary traditions


RXList - easy-to-reference medical and pharmaceutical information, including side effects and dosages for hundreds of common medications

MedLink medical services 

TravMed – international travel health information including trip prep and clinic directory

Newspapers & Magazines

Today’s front pages from around the globe — over 450 newspapers

Cruising World

Ocean Navigator

Yachting Monthly

Yachting World