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News for the Last 7 Days - Cruising Australia

Quiet Atlantic hurricane season - new surge forecast products debuted By NOAA, , 1:46 PM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
The Atlantic hurricane season will officially end on November 30, and will be remembered as a relatively quiet season as was predicted. Still, the season afforded NOAA scientists with opportunities to produce new forecast products, showcase successful modeling advancements, and conduct research to benefit future forecasts. Improved model, new surge forecast products and research projects debuted. ...
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Beach party wraps up ARC+ for another year By World Cruising Club, , 12:14 PM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
The second edition of this alternative route to the traditional ARC route saw 50 yachts and over 200 crew enjoy the same great activity programme before and after their ARC crossing, but also an interesting and enjoyable stopover on São Vicente, one of the less visited of the Cape Verde islands. Crews were full of praise for ARC+ route, now an integral part of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers. ...
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Waves within waves By Leslie G. Baehr, , 7:35 AM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
Scientists have a name for this phenomenon—internal waves. By definition, internal waves occur in the deep, well beyond people’s purview. Scientists have generated miniature internal waves in small tanks in the lab, but out in the wild, they’re as elusive as a white horse in a snowstorm. ...
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Yachts of Yesteryear to celebrate 70th Sydney Hobart in Parade of Sail By Di Pearson RSHYR media, , 2:20 AM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia has received overwhelming support for its Parade of Sail, to be held prior to the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race on December 26, and staged in honour of the 70th Hobart and the Club’s 70th anniversary. ...
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Nereid Under Ice vehicle: A powerful new tool for polar science By Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, , 6:11 PM Sat 20 Dec 2014 GMT
Over the past 30 years, the Arctic has warmed more than any other region on Earth. As sea ice continues to thin and melt, understanding the rapid changes going on in this sensitive part of the world and its ecosystems becomes even more crucial. The new vehicle, called Nereid Under Ice (NUI), is remotely operated by pilots aboard a surface ship via a lightweight, micro-thin, fiber-optic tether. ...
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Tabor Boy - A century of service By Capt. James E. Geil, , 6:20 AM Sat 20 Dec 2014 GMT
The history of Tabor Boy, the 92-foot flagship of coeducational Tabor Academy, in Marion, Massachusetts, is that of a working vessel. Although she was designed and built in 1914 to support the commercial shipping trade, Tabor Boy’s real calling turned out to be teaching young people about life and the sea. ...
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Gunboat 55 named Cruising World’s 2015 Domestic Boat of the Year! By Gunboat, , 4:56 AM Sat 20 Dec 2014 GMT
The Gunboat 55 has been crowned Cruising World’s 2015 Domestic Boat of the Year. The publication’s annual competition is judged by a panel of independent judges. This year’s judges, Tim Murphy, Ed Sherman and Mark Schrader, were unanimous in their praise and selection. ...
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Seven tips to get more out of a marine survey By D. Scott Croft, , 5:04 AM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
In 2013, over 955,000 boats changed hands on the pre-owned boat market. That meant for a nearly a million boat buyers, hiring an accredited marine surveyor to inspect their potential dreamboat was often the first step after finding it. ...
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