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News for the Last 7 Days - Cruising Australia

Blue Planet Odyssey yacht completes Northwest Passage transit By Cornell Sailing, , 7:19 PM Tue 30 Sep 2014 GMT
Michael Thurston, the owner of the Australian yacht Drina, sent us a message from Nome, Alaska, to inform us that he and his crew had reached the Pacific Ocean thus successfully completing a transit of the Northwest Passage. A late opening of the Bellot Strait allowed Drina to reach the central part of the Northwest Passage only by mid-September. ...
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World ARC fleet embarks on leg 11, across the Indian Ocean By World Cruising Club, , 9:45 PM Mon 29 Sep 2014 GMT
The World ARC fleet departed the Cocos (Keeling) Islands this morning, embarking on the second longest sail of their circumnavigation; a 2350 nautical miles journey to Mauritius. Their stay in the tropical atoll has certainly been one to remember. ...
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Pantaenius and Camper & Nicholsons Marinas become strategic partners By Pantaenius Marine Insurance, , 11:45 AM Sun 28 Sep 2014 GMT
Pantaenius, the world’s leading specialist yacht insurance company, has been at the forefront of yacht insurance for more than 40 years, earning a reputation for transparency and commitment to customer service that provides round-the-clock international support and reliable, speedy claims settlement. ...
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Marine Wind Farms - coming to your cruising waters, what to do? By Sail-World Cruising, , 9:23 AM Sun 28 Sep 2014 GMT
World-wide the development of marine wind farms will grow. Britain's RYA is taking a proactive stance that can serve as an example for other yachting bodies. If wind farms could be an issue in your waters, its important to follow just what is happening in GBR. Speaking today Stuart Carruthers, RYA Cruising Manager said 'The RYA will now be responding to those of the Panel’s questions that have bee ...
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How to make a distance scale for faster navigation By Captain John Jamieson, Florida , 6:16 PM Sat 27 Sep 2014 GMT
If you are anything like me, sailing navigation can be a challenge when short- or single-handed sailing. But you still need to be able to plot fast and accurate positions for sailing safety. Here one little-known sailing tip used by the pros that will help you do just that! ...
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New maps of the polar regions reveal unseen world beneath the ice By British Antarctic Survey, , 8:51 AM Fri 26 Sep 2014 GMT
The 14th edition of the Atlas also includes a new double page map of the Arctic Ocean, which highlights the dramatic long-term decline of Arctic sea ice cover. The sub-ice maps draw on bedrock data, provided by the British Antarctic Survey, to show physical features which are obscured by ice cover. ...
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RNLI lifeboats launched to helicopter crash + Video By Alison Levett, , 7:20 PM Thu 25 Sep 2014 GMT
Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) volunteer crews from Flamborough and Bridlington launched the afternoon of Tuesday, 16 September, after a helicopter crashed close to Flamborough Head. Flamborough RNLI’s Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat launched at 1.45pm, followed soon after by Bridlington RNLI all-weather lifeboat. ...
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Naval Commanders talk on-going piracy threat at sea By EU NAVFOR Somalia, , 7:35 PM Wed 24 Sep 2014 GMT
On Monday 22 September the EU Naval Force flagship, ITS Andrea Doria, met the Chinese Navy ship, CNS Changbaishan, in the Gulf of Aden. ...
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Erie, Pennsylvania - Small place, big boating By John Morris, , 7:14 PM Wed 24 Sep 2014 GMT
The Presque Isle peninsula is a 3,200-acre – 7-mile long arm that extends northeast into Lake Erie creating a large, sheltered boating paradise of a harbour. With a string of well equipped marinas, a wealth of facilities and a very impressive yacht club, it has attractions for boaters that place it at the top of a cruising destination list. ...
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