Tag: Equator

Have You Passed Neptune’s Exam?

Neptune’s exam is an old seamen tradition when rookie sailors have to prove their ability to enter the world of real, tough sea dogs. At the end of the ceremony, Neptune and the “grand jury” reach their decision and that’s when the feast begins…

Horse Latitudes – What Do Horses Have to Do With Sailing?!

Horse latitudes refer to the area between 30° and 35° both north and south of the equator. Also known as subtropical highs, this area has variable and mostly calm winds. The origin of the horses in the name comes either from English or from Spanish.

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