| News for the Last 30 Days - Cruising Australia
Refurbished Protector project 'better than buying new'
By Mike Rose, ,
10:45 PM Wed 6 Aug 2014 GMT
The comprehensively refurbished Rayglass Protector, Sea Three, is now 'almost better than new', according to proud New Zealand owner Dale Smith.
Dale Smith says he is amazed at the incredible job the Rayglass workshop team has done in restoring the well-used 12.5-metre Protector. ...
Galley Guys meet the Spice Lady
By Greg Nicoll, Andy Adams and John Armstrong, ,
3:07 PM Wed 6 Aug 2014 GMT
They say: what you dare to dream, dare to do. Quit your job, sell your house, kiss family and friends goodbye and set sail for the adventure of a lifetime. We suggest you give yourself a bit of time to plan and adjust though. It’s quite a jump from Bay Street to Montego Bay. Why not start by warming up to the tropics with some amazing island food and a good book? ...
North American Rally to the Caribbean - Get prepared to head south
By Barby MacGowan, ,
2:51 PM Wed 6 Aug 2014 GMT
The 15th Annual North American Rally to the Caribbean (NARC) departs from Newport. R.I. on November 1, 2014 (or best weather window near that date.) First held in 2000, the 'NARC Rally' is restricted to boats that are capable of getting to Bermuda in four or five days and are crewed by experienced sailors who have made the passage before. ...
If all else fails read the instructions!!
By Stuart Carruthers, RYA Cruising Manager, ,
9:50 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
'If all else fails read the instructions'. I am sure that many of us have heard or even used that phrase, particularly at times when we have bought something new and can’t wait to get it home, unpack it, plug it in, switch it on and expect it to work like clockwork.mWhen nothing happens we grab the instructions and try to work out what went wrong. ...
ARC Baltic fleet cruising and anchoring in the Finnish archipelago
By World Cruising Club, ,
9:34 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
A few weeks on from the start of the inaugural ARC Baltic the fleet are now cruising and anchoring in the beautiful Finnish archipelago after a warm and learned stopover in St Petersburg. Leaving Russian territorial waters was a milestone for the event marking entry to the sixth country of the rally in just over three weeks. ...
Phuket Yacht Show: new kid on the block taking on PIMEX? *Feature
By Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia and Phuket Yacht Show, ,
4:28 AM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
The Phuket Yacht Show will be held at Phuket's Yacht Haven from February 13-15. The challenge to Pimex - the Phuket International Boat Show - is coming from the organisers of the Singapore Yacht Show. ...
Sea and Summit leg seven - Rain fails to dampen Tash's spirits
By RYA, ,
10:12 AM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
'Sip and Puff’ sailing teen Natasha 'Miss isle' Lambert endured very wet weather conditions today (01 August) as she resumed her Sea and Summit challenge sailing from Plymouth to Fowey in just four hours. The 17-year-old, who has cerebral palsy and controls her boat by breathing through a straw in a specially-engineered bicycle helmet. ...
RYA meets with Government over latest red diesel development
By RYA, ,
9:51 AM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
'The crux of the matter is ensuring the continued availability of diesel for the leisure boating community' says Gus Lewis, Head of Legal and Government Affairs at the RYA. 'If the UK is forced to change to white diesel for recreational craft at the waterside suppliers will find it difficult to make the significant investment required to install additional tanks and pumps for white diesel.' ...
Endangered species are like Movie Stars - Charlie Sheens and Tom Hanks
By Rob Jordan, ,
8:14 AM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
A new analysis published in ¬Conservation Biology challenges a widely accepted theory that protecting threatened species with unique functional roles is synonymous with protecting ecosystems. In fact, the study's subject, the bumphead parrotfish, is a prime example of a threatened species that, in high numbers, can damage its surroundings. ...
Halong becomes a Super Typhoon; Japan in harm's way
By Adam Douty, ,
9:52 PM Sat 2 Aug 2014 GMT
Halong has been rapidly intensifying to start the weekend, becoming a super typhoon early Saturday night, local time, with maximum sustained winds of 250 kph (155 mph). Halong is expected to remain a very dangerous typhoon through the rest of the weekend and into the coming week. ...
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