| News for the Last 30 Days - Cruising (Northern hemisphere)
Rogue wave hits crew in yacht Great Britain - story includes Video
By Julia Wall-Clarke/Sail-World Cruising, ,
7:28 PM Sat 16 Nov 2013 GMT
Rogue waves are one of the unknowns in the ocean, whether in 10 knots or 50. I have personally encountered a rogue wave in the Pacific which thoroughly pooped our boat when lightly running in around 10 knots of wind. Here is a 'close encounter' with a rogue wave by British yacht Great Britain. It occurred this week in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race in the South Indian Ocean: ...
Gigantic iceberg sails north from the Antarctic
By Live Science/Sail-World Cruising,
6:41 AM Sat 16 Nov 2013 GMT
If you are contemplating ever sailing into the Southern Ocean, there's a new hazard that you might need to look out for. Live Science has reported that, after lingering in its birthing bay for nearly six months, an Antarctic iceberg measuring about 270 square miles, or the size of Singapore, is finally heading out to sea. ...
Seahawk arrives, first of Perini Navi 60m sailing yachts
By Lee Mylchreest, ,
10:36 PM Thu 14 Nov 2013 GMT
The Perini Navi Group, known for their 40-60m sailing yachts, but probably best known among cruising sailors for their iconic yacht the Maltese Falcon, have delivered the first of their new generation of 60m yachts, Seahawk. It is designed in collaboration with New Zealander Ron Holland ...
Salty Dawg Rally update
By Salty Dawg Rally/Sail-World, ,
7:57 PM Thu 14 Nov 2013 GMT
The Salty Dawg Rally organisers have reported on the status of the rally after the challenging conditions which some boats encountered, offered their thanks to the rescue authorities and expressed their appreciation of the fine efficient work done by all to help those in distress. Here is their report: ...
Mystery surrounds Washington couple held in Nicaragua
By Sail-World Cruising round-up,
7:27 PM Thu 14 Nov 2013 GMT
Reports are in that a Washington couple, long range cruising sailors David and Leiann Scee, are being held in Nicaragua against their will. ...
ARC and the challenge of an Atlantic crossing
By World Cruising Club, ,
5:31 PM Thu 14 Nov 2013 GMT
The Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) has always been about the challenge of an Atlantic crossing, whether for first timers in a family cruising boat, or experienced sailors pushing for a personal best crossing time on a racing yacht. ...
Pick up a copy of the RYA Rigging Handbook by Alan Barwell
By Emma Slater, ,
12:44 PM Wed 13 Nov 2013 GMT
There is still time to pick up a copy of the RYA Rigging Handbook by Alan Barwell and be in with a chance of winning a fantastic one week flotilla holiday courtesy of Sailing Holidays Ltd. ...
When 'winterizing' means going sailing!
By Glenn McCarthy/Sail-World Cruising,
1:07 AM Wed 13 Nov 2013 GMT
When the weather gets too cold many winterize their boats, others (the lucky ones) head for warmer climes, but there's another category of sailors that just start to get excited as the world ices in - it's the ice boaters. Here we tell of the Renegades of Lake Michigan, and of the people who sail in them. ...
Product of the week: One Sailor MBS for single-handed docking
12:02 AM Wed 13 Nov 2013 GMT
Sailing single-handed poses its own challenges, and one of the principle of these is docking without assistance. While at sea with plenty of room, aiming the boat in the direction you want is done with a lot of flexibility. However when it comes to docking the boat, wind, currents and the characteristics of the boat can make it tricky. Now there's a neat aide to make it easier. ...
First ARC+ sets sail from Las Palmas, Canary Islands
By Sarah Collins, World Cruising Club/Sail-World, ,
7:30 PM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
The first ARC+ has set sail from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, bound for Mindelo in the Cape Verde Islands on Sunday 10 November. A brisk north Easterly wind provided great sailing conditions. 43 yachts carrying 183 crew members crossed the start line at 1300 and headed south, providing a stunning sight from ashore. ...
Beneteau in financial loss, but things are looking up
By Beneteau Group/Des Ryan, ,
8:54 PM Sun 10 Nov 2013 GMT
When the Beneteau Group records a financial loss for the year, you know things have been tight. Arguably the most successful boat builder in the world reported an operating loss of -€1.3m in the Boat division for the year. However this was a better than forecast and it's not all bad news, with the 2014 season expected to mark the global boat market's first growth in 5 years, around 3-5 percent ...
Salty Dawg Rally: aftermath of Gulf Stream storm havoc
By Mike Hixenbaugh,PilotOnLine/Sail-World round-up,
8:37 PM Sun 10 Nov 2013 GMT
The woes of some of the boats in the Salty Dawg Rally in crossing the Gulf Stream during stormy weather have drawn critics and defenders alike. In any rally there is no doubt that each skipper is required to make his or her own call as to their departure and all other decisions during a rally. ...
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