|News for the Last 7 Days - Cruising Australia
Blue Planet Odyssey - Aventura makes landfall in the US
By Jimmy Cornell, ,
5:58 PM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
Blue Planet Odyssey - We made landfall the morning of Saturday, September 13th at 0900 local time as we passed Race Point at the entrance into Cape Cod Bay. Since leaving St John’s less than one week ago we had covered 1109 miles, at an average of just under seven knots. ...
Antarctic Team discovers mechanism for massive ice shelf collapse
By British Antarctic Survey, ,
8:33 AM Sun 14 Sep 2014 GMT
An international team of scientists, including the British Antarctic Survey, studied the geologic history of the area of the Antarctic Peninsula where the Larsen B ice shelf disintegrated, the portion of Antarctica that extends northwards toward South America. The new findings support the idea that such a dramatic collapse can be caused by surface warming. ...
BoatUS offers 'Boater's Guide To Winterizing'
By BoatUS, ,
3:44 PM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
Water expands in volume by about nine percent when it freezes, creating a staggering force that can crack a boat engine block, damage fiberglass, split hoses, or destroy a boat’s refrigeration system overnight. ...
Yachts prepare for second Atlantic Odyssey, departing this November
By Cornell Sailing, ,
3:36 PM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
The latest images from Marina Lanzarote show the new marina is looking smart and ready to welcome the yachts for the second Atlantic Odyssey which leaves in November 2014. Gazel Rebel, Blue Jade and Mahe’3, who will all be taking part, have already arrived, with more on the way. ...
Thai drama with Phuket yacht clampdown
By Saran Mitrarat, ,
9:16 AM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
The director of the Phuket Marine Office (PMO), Phuripat Theerakulpisut, yesterday (September 10) gave more details of two shock announcements that have reverberated through the Thai marine leisure industry and among yacht owners in the past few days. ...
Marine Rescue volunteers in two searches on NSW northern waters
By Ken McManus, ,
3:47 AM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
Volunteers from Marine Rescue Evans Head and Port Macquarie were called in today to assist in two searches off the NSW coast. ...
World ARC crews in Bali
By World Cruising Club, ,
2:45 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
Today, September 11, 26 World ARC Crews spent the day on a tour to the Kintimani Volcano. Participants were treated to a wide range of cultural, religious and artistic experiences along the way. Benoa harbour is not the most attractive part of Bali so it was a welcome change of scenery, having escaped the morning rush hour, to firstly visit the culturally interesting town of Celuk. ...
Images of marine sunsets by Tripadvisor
By Tripadvisor.com, ,
11:50 AM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
Images of marine sunsets by Tripadvisor.com. ...
Could your sailing navigation use a tune-up?
By Captain John Jamieson, Florida ,
2:38 PM Wed 10 Sep 2014 GMT
What simple sailing 'ingredients' should you use for safer sailing navigation? Are you and your sailing crew or partner ready for a smooth transition to traditional methods of navigation--just in case you lose your plotter power or GPS signal? Or if you sail into an area where GPS has been reported unreliable? Start with this simple sailing solution for safer sailing on the waters of the world. ...
Citizen science model proposed to fill fundamental ocean data gap
By Phys.org, ,
7:34 AM Wed 10 Sep 2014 GMT
Despite new technologies, satellite imagery and modern research methods the work of collecting routine, fundamental data about the Earth's oceans' physical, biological and chemical characteristics remains an unforgiving and impossible task that has challenged scientists for centuries. ...
Africa-Europe Challenge - Three short harbor races to be organized
By Tamas Szekely, Budapest ,
1:13 AM Wed 10 Sep 2014 GMT
Africa-Europe Challenge 2014 - What is considered a great amusement for sailors? A funny harbor race dotted with colorful skill elements will most probably fall into this category. ...
European Odyssey - Sardinhada in Lisbon for the fleet
By Cornell Sailing, ,
7:30 PM Tue 9 Sep 2014 GMT
Several things stood out for us as Roger Watson and I (Kathy Parsons) helped with the inaugural year of the European Odyssey. Cruisers are, for the most part, friendly, positive people, who expect to find enjoyment in each harbour they sail to, who are quick to strike up conversations among themselves and with people ashore, who are interested in exploring new ports. ...
Ocean Cruising Club celebrates 60th Anniversary with record gatherings
By Daria Blackwell, ,
2:08 PM Tue 9 Sep 2014 GMT
Unlike other sailing clubs that hold one annual cruise, the Ocean Cruising Club (OCC) has been celebrating its 60th Anniversary literally all year round with events taking place on multiple continents and venues to which members arrive mostly by sea after crossing oceans to get there. ...