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Scientists Now Predicting Near 100% Chance Of Strong El Nino
Scientists Now Predicting Near 100% Chance Of Strong El Nino
(CBS SF) — Climate experts say El Nino is growing stronger and could bring drought-busting wet weather to California this year. While the ocean condition is nearly guaranteed, rainfall doesn’t always follow the sea temperature increase.
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ATLANTIC CROSSING -
ATLANTIC CROSSING - "Why do people do the things they do?"
What thoughts lead a person to attempt to climb Mount Everest or swim the English Channel? Motivation aside, the fact remains that some people simply cannot resist the challenges of nature," says Captain Mike Beach. "Inevitably, those challenges become entwined with the desire to test one’s own mental and physical fortitude – in fact, the personal determination and strength become part of the necessary equipment.
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Blew By You - Hunter Knotline Summer 2001
Blew By You - Hunter Knotline Summer 2001
When Alan Orr and his wife Monica bought their Hunter 35.5 in 1993, they had no idea they were beginning a new aspect of their sailing lives. "We expected to enjoy the boat to cruise around Long Island Sound and the nearby islands of Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard and Block Island", said Alan. Which they indeed have done and enjoy immensely. But in Connecticut that summer, at the first Hunter sponsored rendezvous at Sailing Specialties, Orr’s Blue Bayou took first place, winning the Hunter Cup. They have been winning ever since.
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Hunter Knotline - Finding the Soul of the Caribbean
Hunter Knotline - Finding the Soul of the Caribbean
To Ken Ayers, many people who sail seem to be dreamers and wanderers. “If only the shackles which hold me to my contemporary life could be broken… If only I could escape and go sailing at my pleasure.” These are thoughts many of us have often had. But most of us aren’t able to get away permanently. "It seems on every trip I encounter several people who have escaped to the world of cruising,” says Ken. During his travels, he has discovered that permanent cruisers have found the freedom in sailing that we all seek – a personal paradise that assumes whatever idyllic form each one of us envision.
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