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Annual Women's Sailing Convention - Range of sailing topics slated
By D. Scott Croft, ,
5:12 AM Thu 8 Jan 2015 GMT
Annual Women's Sailing Convention - Do women sailors, when desiring to learn more skills, prefer courses taught by women instructors? Celebrating 26 years as the number one sailing education event for women on the West Coast, the Annual Women's Sailing Convention on Saturday, February 7, proves that women-only educational opportunities are highly popular. ...
ActiveCaptain - The Great Loop Videos
By Active Corporation, ,
3:41 PM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
When we started our Great Loop journey last year, we did something that hadn't been done before - capture the entire Great Loop on video. We mounted a GoPro camera on our flybridge and shot high-def, time-lapse video through every travel day. Here are some of favorite videos. ...
RNLI Amble assists local fishing vessel Fair Harvest
By Alan Stewart, ,
3:24 PM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
RNLI volunteers from Amble Lifeboat station responded to their first call out of 2015, on Monday 5th January, by launching the all-weather lifeboat The Four Boys to assist local fishing vessel Fair Harvest, which reported as having engine trouble. ...
World ARC 2014 - One year on
By World Cruising Club, ,
2:58 PM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
For the World ARC 2014 fleet January 2015 marks a significant milestone. Exactly one year on since their voyage began in Saint Lucia, they have been on an adventure exploring the spectacles of the Pacific and Indian Oceans. Now, with the fleet moored at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town it’s almost time to once again set sail and get back on the ocean. ...
Met Office issues severe weather warnings for northern UK + Video
By UK Met Office, ,
2:32 PM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
The Met Office has issued severe weather warnings for northern parts of the UK. Although it will be very windy for most areas, winds will be less strong in southern areas. ...
Radio Ham Exams in the Davao Gulf of the Philippines
By Seven Seas Cruising Association, ,
2:11 PM Wed 7 Jan 2015 GMT
On February 25, 2015 at 0930 local time the Seven Seas Cruising Association (SSCA) is conducting a ham exam 'gam' at Holiday Oceanview Marina on Samal Island in the Davao Gulf of the Philippines. ...
Toronto Boat Show Ocean Sailing Forum - Learn from cruising experts
By World Cruising Club USA, ,
2:47 PM Mon 5 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 Toronto Boat Show - If you are planning to cruise offshore this year or in the future, then the Ocean Sailing Forum is the perfect opportunity to expand your knowledge and learn some top tips from the 'experts'. ...
World ARC 2015-16 fleet prepare in Cape Town
By World Cruising Club, ,
3:05 PM Sun 4 Jan 2015 GMT
World ARC 2015-16 - There has been a World ARC fleet setting off from either Saint Lucia or Cape Town, to begin or complete its circumnavigation, for the previous seven years, each January. However, 2015 is the first year that World ARC has a fleet in Cape Town, preparing to cross the South Atlantic to Brazil and a new fleet, World ARC 2015-16, ...
Five sailing rope tips for sailing or cruising
By Captain John Jamieson, Florida ,
9:00 AM Sun 4 Jan 2015 GMT
Discover five sea-tested sailing tips that you can use to 'end-for-end' anchor or docking line and keep your expensive running rigging 'catastrophic failure' free all sailing season long. ...
Coast Guard assists 55 people on sinking vessel near Maui
By US Coast Guard, ,
4:55 AM Thu 1 Jan 2015 GMT
Fifty-five people are safe after the Coast Guard dewatered a tour boat in danger of sinking near Kihei, Maui, Wednesday. ...
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Age no barrier for the final finisher
By Danielle McKay, RSHYR media, ,
9:20 AM Tue 30 Dec 2014 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: So much for getting slower with age! The 60-year-old wooden sloop Southern Myth today completed her 15th, and her fastest, Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. The crew had one day’s food to spare, having packed for the yacht’s average five-day trek south. They crossed the finish line in four days and two hours – the last of the 70th fleet to do so. ...
Rolex Sydney Hobart - Friends make Wild Rose 'Simply the Best'
By Bruce Montgomery, RSHYR media, ,
7:32 AM Tue 30 Dec 2014 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart winning skipper, Roger Hickman is surrounded by the family and friends whom he describes, with apologies to Tina Turner, as 'Simply the Best'. Today, Commodore of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia John Cameron presented Hickman with that trophy and Jean-Noel Bioul of Rolex SA handed him the coveted Rolex timepiece. ...
Rolex Sydney Hobart; Wild Action on Handicap Winning Wild Rose VIDEO *Feature
By Dale Lorimer, Hobart, Tasmania ,
2:05 AM Tue 30 Dec 2014 GMT
Roger Hickman’s Wild Rose has just been confirmed as the winner of the Tattersall’s Cup for overall handicap on IRC.
The win is all the more remarkable when you hear - and see - what the crew had to do yesterday simply to finish the race, much less win. ...
Eight Bells - Sail on Warren Brown
By Paul Doughty, ,
1:39 AM Tue 30 Dec 2014 GMT
The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club and the entire Bermuda sailing community and indeed sailors around the world were saddened to learn of the death of Warren Brown. One of Bermuda’s greatest sailing icons, Warren died Christmas Day at King Edward VII Hospital in Bermuda after surgical complications. ...
Some ideas from The Green Blue to make your boating greener
By RYA Cruising - The Green Blue, ,
10:35 AM Mon 29 Dec 2014 GMT
Take a look at some ideas from The Green Blue to make your boating greener in 2015. Small changes can make a big difference. Whether it’s making that first passage across the channel, running a marathon or losing a few pounds, only one in ten of us will actually achieve our New Year’s resolution. ...
10 'New Year habits' for safe and enjoyable boating
By RYA Cruising, ,
9:10 AM Mon 29 Dec 2014 GMT
It’s that time again when the New Year will be ushered in with a blizzard of resolutions to lose weight, quit smoking, eat healthy food, get fit and drink less, learn Mandarin, etc, etc. However, these simple declarations of intent require a considerable amount of will power to succeed and as the last traces of it disappear, most resolutions are abandoned. ...
Old charts and inexperience brings yacht undone
By Bree Fuller & Sail-World, ,
8:35 AM Mon 29 Dec 2014 GMT
It was the maiden voyage that dreams were supposed to be made of, but Melbourne skipper Damien Smith got more than he bargained for when his new yacht, All That Jazz, lived up to its name. The sailor ran aground at 4am on Sunday morning after difficulties with his sail and outboard motor. ...
The power of the tide
By Sam Fortescue, Editor Sailing Today, ,
10:42 AM Sun 28 Dec 2014 GMT
Sam Fortescue experiences a sticky reminder of the influence of the tide. It was the first time he had been sailing in Turkey for about 20 years, and he was returning to his old cruising grounds around Bodrum. In late September, it was decidedly the tail end of the season, and they flew in on the wings of one storm (and out on the vanguard of another). ...
Bringing a Lab to seafloor - New device probes deep-sea microbial life
By Lonny Lippsett, ,
9:31 AM Sun 28 Dec 2014 GMT
It’s impossible to recreate the ocean’s dynamic conditions in the laboratory. And the ocean is a tough place to bring in delicate scientific instruments and get them to survive, let along work. That hasn’t deterred Craig Taylor, a biologist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. More than two decades ago, he began working with WHOI engineer Ken Doherty to develop an instrument they called SID. ...
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