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Editorial: It's the eccentric....

'Jessica Watson is happy - read on to find out why..'    .
It's the eccentric in human nature that fascinates – that colours our world and inspires great biographies.

This week there's a couple of eccentric yacht owners who will both probably end up in the Guinness Book of Records.

Imagine having your yacht stuck on a reef for three years, staying with the boat all that time, trying continually to free it and never giving up.

You like the sea? Imagine sailing for more than two years without seeing land, and expecting to sail for another year yet.

They are both featured this week, along with another issue of hot news and tales from the sea - hedonistic, aspirational and bizarre.

Sail-World is still looking for input on the proposed Round Australia Rally. If you haven't said your piece yet, there's still a chance.

For the practically minded, how's YOUR anchoring etiquette? Do you drive the others around you crazy? Find out in this issue.

Are you mostly cruising but still sporting sails which have to be raised and lowered by hand? When it's time to change to furlers, you'll want to check some tips on how to make the change.

It's all there, from all quarters of the world, so read on, enjoy, and...

Sail Happy!




by Nancy Knudsen, Cruising Editor

  

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