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Lessons for sailing clubs - how does YOURS rate? By Nancy Knudsen, , 8:49 PM Sat 21 Jun 2014 GMT
Sailing Clubs throughout the world could do worse than take some of the lessons from a recent 'Sail America' conference. Changing demographics, changing marketing strategies, even changing sailing boats made the list of issues confronting those who wish to keep the sport and lifestyle of sailing flourishing. ...

Turkey's new cruising black/gray water rules, skipper qualifications By Lee Mylchreest, , 7:57 PM Sat 21 Jun 2014 GMT
With friendly people, fair pricing and a sublime coastline, Turkey is now one of the most popular cruising grounds in the world. But if you are wanting to sail (on your own boat or chartering) in Turkey any time soon, you will need to know how strict the Turkish laws about black (sewerage) AND gray (shower runoff, deck cleaning, washing up water) have become. ...

Giving up the luxuries of a life on land for Lizzy Belle By Lee Mylchreest, , 7:29 AM Sat 21 Jun 2014 GMT
This is a short whimsical documentary about David Welsford, who has done something that many cruising sailors have done, and many others long to do but just haven't achieved it yet. He gave up the luxuries of land in search of happiness and adventure on a 50 year old wooden sailing ketch called Lizzy Belle, which he restored 'from a scrap heap'. ...

Dehler 46, 'serious' cruising boat, debuts July By Nancy Knudsen, , 8:55 PM Fri 20 Jun 2014 GMT
Looking for a new boat? Next month the Dehler 46 will make its debut and it looks to be a serious cruising boat that might carry you across oceans in comfort and safety. The flagship in this German boat builder’s range is aimed at knowledgeable owners who place a high priority on excellent sailing qualities. ...

SV Mystic to carry out OHPRI teen summer camps and voyages for adults By Barby MacGowan, , 8:51 PM Fri 20 Jun 2014 GMT
The Board of Directors for Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island recently made the decision to pursue an alternative platform for its 2014 Education at Sea programs while construction of Rhode Island’s official Sailing Education Vessel, the 200-foot SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, is completed. The good news is that some of these voyages are available to the public. ...

Australian rescuers get bravery medal for rescuing Russian sailor By Nancy Knudsen, , 8:09 AM Fri 20 Jun 2014 GMT
Australian rescue workers who plucked a Russian sailor from rough seas east of Victoria last year are recognised for their bravery and have received the Victoria Police Medal for Courage. ...

Sailors and windfarms: Largest ever UK wind project approved By Nancy Knudsen, , 8:24 PM Thu 19 Jun 2014 GMT
A sign of things to come? Roving British sailors might be a little conflicted about the prospect of the ever exploding number of wind farms in British waters, but RenewableUK, the organisation which represents renewable energy organisations, is delighted with the new - largest ever - wind farm in England and Wales to get the green light. ...

Cooking at Sea? Which cook book should I buy? By Ivan Signorelli, , 8:12 PM Thu 19 Jun 2014 GMT
Cooking at Sea? Which cook book should I buy? 'Bad cooking is responsible for more trouble at sea than all other things put together.' - Thomas Fleming Day. There are plenty of cook books out there, but only a few are really written with the sailor and crew in mind. ...

Fraudulent yacht broker gets jail for twelve months By Western Morning/Sail-World Cruising, , 9:17 PM Tue 17 Jun 2014 GMT
Got'im! The warnings are there, published widely (even in Sail-World Cruising this week) about how to be careful when you are buying or selling a boat. Here's an example where they didn't get away with it. A crooked yacht broker in Britain has been jailed for swindling a seller out of her £43,000 luxury cruising boat ...

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville joins Summer Sailstice By Ken Quant/Sail-World, , 9:00 PM Tue 17 Jun 2014 GMT
Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville (the United States-based casual dining American restaurant chain) is offering new rewards to sailors ‘strutting their sailing stuff’ while challenging traditional sailing stereotypes. Margaritaville is adding prizes and outreach if you post your events on in celebration of the 14th annual event happening on June 21st. ...

The Grand Pavois - What's new as at June? By Grand Pavois, , 9:50 AM Tue 17 Jun 2014 GMT
The Grand Pavois - The Boreal 52 is, to date, the largest in the series. This sailing boat for long-distance journeys is constructed of aluminum, which is still one of the most suitable materials for round-the-world trips. Its large saloon and fittings designed for maximum comfort, its spacious cabins and its useful, generous payload make it a luxury adventurer. ...

Life jackets lead to fewer deaths - the campaign is working By Joanne Groenenberg, MCA, , 8:47 PM Mon 16 Jun 2014 GMT
Figures just published by Britain's Casualty Review Panel have suggested that an increase in lifejacket wear has led to fewer deaths. ...

Boat buying scams and the Red Flags to watch for. By BoatUS/Sail-World, , 8:14 PM Mon 16 Jun 2014 GMT
It’s summer boating season and some boat buyers and sellers are getting ripped off, says BoatUS. Scammers operate the world over, and below are the top scams reported to its Consumer Protection Bureau. Here are also some ways to greatly improve your chance of a smooth sale or purchase, no matter where in the world you are – and when to walk away. ...

Retired yachting star to sail again - for the love of her boat By Nancy Knudsen, , 10:59 PM Sun 15 Jun 2014 GMT
Tracy Edwards, celebrated racing yachtie and inspiration for a generation of ambitious female sailors after her stellar performance leading a crew of women in the Whitbread World Race in 1990, vowed she would 'never set foot on a boat again', but she's changed her mind and it's sentiment not competitiveness driving her on. ...

The quest to save coral - one man's plan By Bjorn Carey, , 10:50 PM Sun 15 Jun 2014 GMT
Although corals play a starring role in vacation albums and are a prime lure for the cruising sailors to tropical playgrounds, their importance to global ecosystems and economies is often overlooked. More than half the world’s coral reefs have died since the dawn of the industrial age, due to human activities and ever increasing ocean temperatures. But Stanford’s Steve Palumbi has a plan. ...

Paint Guide: Carry it with you on your smart phone By Des Ryan, , 12:04 AM Sun 15 Jun 2014 GMT
Have every instruction you need to get your boat looking beautiful with a new Paint Guide right there in your smart phone, now supported not only in the Americas but also in the United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands and Sweden. ...

The mouse is roaring. Newport mooring owners don't want docks By Sail-World Cruising round-up, , 8:40 PM Sat 14 Jun 2014 GMT
Over in Newport Harbor in California, there's a storm brewing, and it's not coming from the horizon. Many of the 550 Newport mooring owners, some of whom live permanently on their boats, are screaming about a proposal to switch them to being tied to floating docks. ...

Being a guest on someone's boat - 8 Tips to get you invited again By Nancy Knudsen, , 2:58 AM Sat 14 Jun 2014 GMT
Whether you are a sailor or a non-sailor, being a guest on someone else's boat requires some etiquette observance that make sure you have a chance of being invited again. Here are some quick tips that will ensure that your skipper - and/or the other crew members, are not rolling their eyes quietly in exasperation. ...

Bounty sinking Coast Guard final report: rot, decay, low standards By US Coast Guard/Sail-World Cruising, , 2:45 AM Sat 14 Jun 2014 GMT
This week the U.S. Coast Guard released its report of investigation of the October 2012 sinking of the tall ship Bounty, during which one crewmember died and the Captain remains missing and is presumed dead, off the coast of Cape Hatteras, N.C. ...

Carbon monoxide poisoning on boats - it keeps happening By Des Ryan, , 9:18 PM Fri 13 Jun 2014 GMT
Carbon monoxide deaths on boats continue to happen. In Britain, more than a years after their death, the partner of a woman who died with her daughter after falling ill on a boat while sleeping in the Lake District, has been charged with their manslaughter by gross negligence. Another incident involves a death in the open air from carbon monoxide. ...

Own a romantic Skipjack for just $10,000 By Nancy Knudsen, , 8:34 PM Fri 13 Jun 2014 GMT
Want to own a 19th century sailing skipjack for just $10,000? Well, even the current owner says you shouldn't own a wooden boat unless you can work on it yourself, but what romance, what splendid weekends in the sun. The Ada Fears, 55ft, built in 1968, is for sale on Craig's List. ...

Classics Rally in Falmouth - historic and spectacular this weekend By Nancy Knudsen, , 6:01 AM Fri 13 Jun 2014 GMT
If you are lucky enough to be anywhere near Falmouth in Britain this weekend, you won't want to miss the Classics Rally and Regatta, described by those who know as a three day sailing Bonanza of more than 100 boats. Certainly it will bring together classic boats from across the European continent and many parts of Britain. Not lucky enough to be there? Enjoy the images: ...

New Polar Code for cruising in the high latitudes By Jake DesVergers, The Triton/Sail-World Cruising, , 8:55 PM Tue 10 Jun 2014 GMT
Thinking of sailing to the Arctic or Antarctic any time soon? Then you'll need to know about the new 'Polar Code', being developed for ships and yachts. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is developing a draft mandatory 'International Code of Safety for Ships Operating in Polar Waters'. It will be referred to as the Polar Code. ...

Croatia's sailing world comes of age By Nancy Knudsen, , 8:35 PM Tue 10 Jun 2014 GMT
Sailing in Croatia was first almost off-limits, then, when it first emerged as a sailing destination, very expensive, but as it matured it has become competitive and one of the favourite haunts of roving cruising sailors from all over the world. Now it has come of age, with its Biograd Boat Show accepted as the 34th member of the International Federation of Boat Show Operators (IFBSO). ...

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