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News for the Last 7 Days - Cruising (Northern hemisphere)

Rhode Island Boat Show to take place 3-4 May in 4 venues By Cynthia Goss, , 9:32 PM Tue 22 Apr 2014 GMT
If you're on the port hand side of the Atlantic, here's something you may want to think about attending. Following a long winter, Rhode Island marine companies are opening their doors in a big way by hosting a free, one-of-a-kind boating event designed to jump-start the arrival of summer. It's on May 3-4 in no less than four coastal venues! ...
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Irish student turns a mobile phone into a VHF radio By Niall Murray, Irish Examiner/Sail-World, , 8:36 PM Tue 22 Apr 2014 GMT
Whether we like it or not, many weekend sailors are going to sea depending on their mobile phones for reporting an emergency. This, naturally, is fraught with danger - you can be out of range, and you can't even contact the other boats in your vicinity. Now, thanks to an Irish student, that may be about to change, because he has invented a phone-case which turns the phone into a VHF radio! ...
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Boaters beware: Increased risk of hypothermia in Spring By Sail-World Cruising, , 11:16 PM Mon 21 Apr 2014 GMT
As boaters in North America are encouraged by warmer sunshine and the passage of Spring, boating groups are getting worried that enthusiasm will bring some unintended consequences. ...
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Birth of a tall ship - the amazing reconstruction of the Hermione By Sail-World Cruising, , 8:23 PM Mon 21 Apr 2014 GMT
The replication of a tall ship is no mean feat. The Hermione was a 12-pounder Concorde class frigate of the French Navy, and in 1780 ferried their General Lafayette to the United States in 1780 to allow him to rejoin the American side in the American Revolutionary War. She grounded and was wrecked in 1793. ...
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Record-breaker Americas circumnavigator off on research voyage By Sail-World Cruising, , 10:31 PM Sun 20 Apr 2014 GMT
Matt Rutherford, first sailor to complete a non-stop, single-handed voyage around North and South America, is about to depart with field scientist Nicole Trenholm on a nonstop sailing research voyage from California to Japan. By deploying a high-speed trawl net off the side of their sailing boat while underway, the expedition will survey of plastic marine debris in the ocean. ...
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'Sailing Adventures in Paradise' by Vincent Bossley By Noonsite Reviewer/Sail-World, , 8:59 PM Sun 20 Apr 2014 GMT
When you are contemplating setting off on your own sailing adventures, there's nothing like reading others' accounts. 'Sailing Adventures in Paradise' is Vincent Bossley's account of his voyage written in a vivid style that sets it apart from a standard cruising blog. It evokes the many places he and his crew visited, from the crossing of the Atlantic to the delights of the South Pacific Ocean. ...
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Product of the Week: Marine Film By Lee Mylchreest, , 8:43 PM Fri 18 Apr 2014 GMT
There's nothing more annoying when you have lovingly restored your hull to perfect than to have some unthinking other come along and scratch it. Or maybe the dock was not as rubbery as you thought and after you leave you find a scratch. But just keeping some marine film in a locker can take the stress out of life until you get a chance for a proper repair - it's this week's Product of the Week ...
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The jury is back: Storms deeper and stronger from world pollution By phys.org/Sail-world, , 7:54 AM Fri 18 Apr 2014 GMT
Are storms getting worse, or is it just my imagination? No, for the first time, scientists have proved it, with the all-too-graphic statement, 'The aerosols formed by human activities from fast-growing Asian economies do impact storm formation and global air circulation downstream. They tend to make storms deeper and stronger and more intense, and these storms also have more precipitation.' ...
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Annapolis Book of Seamanship - the latest update By Des Ryan, , 1:07 AM Fri 18 Apr 2014 GMT
While many many things changed in the last 31 years in sailing since this book was first published, nothing has changed about the value of good seamanship, an eternal skill. This is why the 'Annapolis Book of Seamanship' no matter which version, will never be truly out of date. That doesn't mean that the extensive update by author John Rousmaniere isn't worthwhile ...
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Britain's RYA Push the Boat Out begins May 17 By Susie NationGrainger, , 10:00 PM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
People of all ages and abilities residing in the UK will have the opportunity to discover sailing on 17-18 May with Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Push the Boat Out. The nationwide event will see hundreds of sailing clubs from Stromness to Torpoint holding open days and taster sessions to inspire their local communities to get involved in the sport. ...
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Rescue of Canadian sailor by Swedes north of New Zealand By Lee Mylchreest, , 9:04 PM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
Recently we published the news story of the rescue, while it was underway, of solo Canadian cruising sailor Art Munneke (See Sail-World_story) by a commercial ship, giving full credit to them for going off course to rescue Munneke. Here now is the graphic account of his survival. ...
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