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Our friends at the US Coast Guard have a terrific Boating Safety website and this is it. Never go to sea unprepared! Visit this site and make sure you know how to boat safely and what to do in case of an on-the-water emergency.


Yes, this one is from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Here is where you’ll find the National Weather Service. Be sure of the sea state and weather before you leave the anchorage... safety at sea starts with knowing this critical information and this is the website to visit. And don’t forget those PFD (personal flotation devices) for all your crew!


Another favorite site from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Here is where you’ll find a good resource for the Tide, Water Level, Temperature, WInd information you need to make it safely to your destination or win that race. Remember: Be safe; FIle a Sail Plan.


Courtesey of Mike Devine, This is a new service/site from NOAA for an ocean floor viewer  BUT if you click on the drop down tab "more" you can select to load nautical charts.  Go over to any bay and you will see the benefit.



No license is needed to fish in salt water in New Jersey, but you do have to register - and it's for FREE! (go figure! New Jersey? Free? )
If you registered last year, you need to renew for this year
If you think you might drop your hook on the other side of the bay, you can also register in NY (for free) at www.dec.ny.gov


Sailing Europe offers you attractive sailing holidays in Croatia, Greece, Italy and beyond. Experience the true beauty of the Mediterranean.



 Animated Knot Tying

Welcome to Basic Knots
The knots in this section are the most basic knots - the building blocks of knot tying.
The eight knots selected for this section were chosen because they illustrate some of the fundamental principles of knot tying. Many are also components of other knots or they provide the underlying structure. The Square Knot (Reef Knot) and Sheet Bend are the two basic methods of joing two ropes; and the Figure 8 underlies many other important knots.












for an excellent video on Picking Up A Mooring


Check out the fun things to do and places to visit in Keyport, New Jersey. This is the official website for the borough of Keyport.

 Hi. A friend of mine sent me this; I thought this one was very good.  I found it interesting & helpful to see how a AED defibrillator works (& to see that it is quite easy to use), & just in general to see how to respond

  How's the water? Good question, and for a while in cooperation with Monmouth University, we have allowed some instrumentation at the end of our dock to answer just that! It is VERY informative and you can see the read-outs at this LINK. Have fun!


Dear Keyport Yacht Club,
As an invaluable member of our Personal Weather Station (PWS) community, I wanted you to be the first to know that Weather Underground, Inc. has become part of The Weather Channel Companies (TWCC). Your weather station data will remain an integral part of our forecast modelling, and we expect that the combined forecast technologies of the two companies will enable us to provide even more accurate custom forecasts for your station. The service that we provide PWS owners on wunderground.com will remain unchanged for now, and will only be improved in the long term.
With the increased audience reach that our union with TWCC provides, we hope to considerably expand our PWS community to further enhance the quality of our weather forecasts. With extra resources at our disposal, we will also be able to provide a greater level of support for our community members.
As always, we thank you for being part of our PWS network, and greatly appreciate all of the data you share with us. You can read my latest blog post for more information about the sale of wunderground to TWCC.
Kind regards,
Dr. Jeff Masters
Director of Meteorology

Navesink Maritime Heritage Association


Other Favorite Links From Our Members




 Member Rick Cordasco suggests:



About OpenCPN


A Chartplotter and GPS Navigation Software. OpenCPN is a free software (GPLv2) project to create a concise chart plotter and navigation software, for use underway or as a planning tool. OpenCPN is developed by a team of active sailors using real world conditions for program testing and refinement.




I have compiled groups of data and information on Google Drive because of the very large volume and size.


Contents of OpenCPN Google Drive

      1.) RNC maps mostly from the NOAA web site and zipped them together.

                             2.) I have also included DPX maps of our weekend Racing Marks and Saturday Marks for Governor races and such.

            3.) Some of the many possible race courses are include, more to come, DPX.


Goals of the project are too;

1.) Provide information and assist in OpenCPN installation and use.

                              2.) Use of OpenCPN for race tracking, and download the tracking information compile and organize results and information to assist the race committee.

                                3.) Create GIT HUB builds and customize with racing hooks, for use by all, fork the                                              build and archive back in GIT HUB. This will be free domestic and international advertising of our club!



Please Call Me 732-778-5134 (Cell) or email me rcordasco@comcast.net, if you need help installing OpenCPN, including your GNSS (GPS, GLONASS, etc), AIS interface questions, or want to be part of the project !


 Member Michael Devine suggests: 

NOAA Online Charts

Raritan Bay and Southern Part of Arthur Kill

NOAA National Center Buoy Data Stevens Institute Current Charts


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