Sailing Links                             

Discussion Groups:
Shallow Water Sailor Yahoo Group   SWS members only.
HensNest Yahoo Group An active small boat group.  Focus is on Marsh Hens, Bay Hens, Mud Hens, and Peep Hens.
Slider's Blog Ray Aldridge's creation with stories about his Slider a 16' beach cruising catamaran, plus lots of useful articles and of cause a boating blog.
Pelagic Australis' Blog A blog of a boat in the cold waters of the southern hemisphere.
General Information:
SailingEurope A professional Yacht Charter agency. Lots of valuable information.
Britain's Dinghy Cruising Association   Formed in 1955 the DCA encourages all forms of small boat sailing other than racing. The membership comprises people from all walks of life, sharing the same love of messing about in boats.
Boat Specific Sites:
Peep Hen Site Michael Edelman's very complete site devoted to the Peep Hen.
Chris Councill's contact site for Skipper's Mate, Commodore 17, Sanibel 17, Sanibel 18, and International Marine Sanibel boat owners with a link to the Sanibel yahoo group web site.
Chesapeake Light Craft Kit boats and design's featuring canoes, kayaks, rowboats and sailboats; the CEO is John Harris.
Jim Michalak's Boat Designs Lots of great articles about building boats and boat design.
John Welsford's boat designs including SCAMP     See SCAMP Capsize test
Glen-L Marine Designs    Many designs plans for sale.
Free Boat Design Resources   Links to many design ideas and sources.
Harold H. Payson & Co.   Home of the instant boats.
Stimson Marine   Seller of traditional boat plans.
Book Publishers:
Paradise Cay Publications
Sheridan House Publishers
Tiller Publishing
Building, Maintenance, Equipment:
DuckWorks Magazine   Online magazine for boat builders.
Sailnet   Boat equipment.
Nautical World   Boat equipment.
Cullison Small Craft.
 A SWS member's wooden boat building site.
Cullison's pages showing the building of Norm's Boat.
Interesting Boats & Boat Links:
Ken's Shockwave Movies  Some Director 7 work. These pages need the Shockwave plug-in to work.
Caledonia Yawl  An open wooden sailing boat just under 20ft long with two masts, three sails and no engine.
Caledonia Yawl Forum  This forum discusses not only the Caledonia Yawl, but all of Iain Oightred's designs.
Bell Canoe Works   Selection of fine canoes
Drascombe Owners Association  
Small Boat Sailing, Canoeing, and Cruising:
Microcruising General information on small boats
The West Coast Trailer Sailing Squadron West Coast refers to the coast of Florida!
Hostellers Sailing Club   All about dinghy cruising.
Watertribe-On-Line Canoe Magazine   Adventures in small boats.
The Light Schooner Site  Substantial site with good boating links.
Singles on Sailboats Active group of single sailors - great seamanship training sessions, all are invited.
Cruising the North Channel   Dean Meledones information about cruising the Magnum Opus North Channel Cruises
Cruising the Hudson River   Information on the Hudson River Greenway Water Trail.
Lightening Protection Some good pointers to improve your chances of survival.
Animated Knots By Grog You've got to spend some time with these pages, you'll certainly learn another knot!
Maritime Museums:
Chesapeake Bay Maritime MuseumKeep your eye out for boating activities at this museum.

Maritime Museums    Key to finding any maritime museum Nationwide.
Magellan Marine GPSs
Garmin Marine GPSs
Garmin GPSmap 76    My current gps.
Gartrip  This is a PC program for use with a Garmin or Magellan GPS receiver.  My favorite program.
Marine Planner   Provides a free chart viewer for planning purposes, and for selection of charts for purchase.
Maptech Map Server   Topo, nautical, nav photos, and aeronautical charts.  Great fun for the map lover.
Terraserver   Topo maps and aerial photos of USA 
For Free NOAA Charts:
NOAA Nautical Chart Catalogs   First download the pdf file for the state catalog showing the chart numbers you are interested in.  
NOAA Raster Charts   Then select a chart number and download.  

Office of Coast Survey Booklet Charts   Up-to-date charts you can print at home for free.  

Dean Meledones' Sites:
Yamaha Outboards
Nissan Outboards
Tohatsu Outboards
Honda Outboards
History of Sailing:
Cruises, Mainly in the Chesapeake Bay  Some old stories by R. Barrie and G. Barrie
Worcester County Boats  Compilation of items, like the boats, used in Worcester County, along Maryland's Atlantic Coast.
Sailing Movies
Sailing Movies List  This list will start you off, let me know of any others.