WTO Palm Oil Standoff

The United States defines the term “renewable fuel” in its mandatory biofuel program, the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), as fuel that is made from renewable biomass, including plant-based materials like corn, soybeans, sugarcane, and oil palm trees as well as waste materials like used cooking oil and animal fats. The RFS program requires a certain…


Seasickness is a condition caused by the confusion between different parts of the balance mechanism in the body. It occurs when the brain receives conflicting signals from the inner ear’s vestibular system, which senses motion and gravity, and other sensory inputs like vision. This sensory mismatch leads to symptoms such as nausea, headaches, dizziness, and fatigue3. Seasickness is a common issue for individuals on boats due to the conflicting signals received by the brain when the body registers motion but the eyes perceive stability.

Yacht Design Future

There are several boat designs that can be expected as the move away from fossil fuels continues. These include: In summary, boat designs that can be expected given the move away from fossil fuels include solar-powered boats, hydrogen fuel cell technology, methanol and other fossil-fuel alternatives, wind-assisted propulsion, fuel cell propulsion, non-fossil paraffinic fuels and…

Jimmy Buffett

Jimmy Buffett is a well-known musician and avid boater. He is the owner of the sailing yacht “Drifter,” a custom 15.24-meter Pacific Seacraft built in North Carolina1. “Margaritaville” is a famous song by Jimmy Buffett, and it has also become a brand associated with his laid-back lifestyle and business ventures, including restaurants, hotels, and merchandise4.…


The sinking of the Titanic continues to captivate people more than 100 years after the tragedy due to several factors. The ship’s discovery in 1985, the release of James Cameron’s blockbuster film in 1997, and the 100th anniversary of the sinking in 2012 have all contributed to a resurgence of interest in the Titanic. The…

Sacramento California, USA

In Sacramento, the sun shines bright, Tourist season brings a wondrous sight. Beneath the dome, history unfolds, A city rich in stories, legends untold. Cal Expo’s lively, with events galore, A place where excitement always has more. The yacht club beckons, by the river’s flow,Boaters and dreamers, a tranquil tableau.

Brunswick an Edson Legacy

John Orin Edson was a visionary entrepreneur who founded Bayliner Marine, a company that revolutionized the boating industry. Born in Bellingham, Washington, in 1932, Edson grew up boating with his family on Lake Washington in Seattle12. He started selling used boats and soon realized he had a business going. To feed his growing retail business and what he foresaw as the demands of first-time boat buyers, Edson began building his own line of boats. He needed a snazzy name and purchased the brand name “Bayliner” for $100 from a local boat builder in Tacoma, Washington. Bayliner became a huge success, and the company was incorporated officially in 1972.

Stability Gained By Balance

Jack and his crew of fellow Sea Scouts spent countless hours on the water, learning the art of rowing And the science of seamanship. They learned how to keep the boat steady in rough waters, how to work together to maintain speed and direction, and how to use their collective strength and skill to win races and flotilla competitions. And they learned more.

Lake Washington, Washington USA

A Macgregor 26X sailboat, launched in late October, Cruising the lake, a journey to remember. Freedom not available to the mansion bound. A chance to escape, to be unbound. The Macgregor 26X sailboat, a beauty to behold, A trailerable sailer, a story to be told. Introduced in 1995, a design so fine, Lets toast her builder With Washington beer and wine.