|News for the Last 7 Days - Cruising (Northern hemisphere)
Low cost life jackets available for camps, schools and non-profits
By BoatUS, ,
6:03 PM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
Non-profit summer camps, schools, or local non-profit organizations providing on the water programs for kids have a significant need for safety, and having right-sized life jackets for kids is key. Now, the BoatUS Foundation's Kids Afloat Program is offering kid/teen-sized, vest-style life jackets for just $5 each. ...
London Boat Show calling, 4-12 January
By London Boat Show/Sail-World, ,
10:46 PM Tue 17 Dec 2013 GMT
Sixty years and still counting. The London Boat Show is one of those boat shows that no cruising sailor should miss if you are anywhere close enough to get there, 4-12 January, Excel, London. ...
RYA Foundation to make boating more accessible to everyone
By Susie Nation-Grainger, ,
10:45 PM Tue 17 Dec 2013 GMT
The RYA is happy to introduce the RYA Foundation, making boating more accessible to everyone, regardless of circumstance. ...
Too close for comfort - the glacier is not your friend
By Lee Mylchreest, ,
7:24 PM Tue 17 Dec 2013 GMT
For all you sailors who dream of sailing at high latitudes one day - or are even doing it now - this is a video you need to watch, to give you one more tool in your armoury to get you past glaciers safely. ...
Falling overboard - just as easy from a dinghy
By Cape Coral Sail and Power Squadron/Sail-World, ,
11:12 PM Mon 16 Dec 2013 GMT
There's much talk about falling overboard from sailing boats, but don't forget it's much easier to fall overboard when you are in a dinghy or other small craft, simply because it might seem a more innocent activity. ...
Improve halyard tension by video from UK Sailmakers
By Adam Loory, UK Sailmakers, ,
10:35 PM Mon 16 Dec 2013 GMT
UK Sailmakers is building a library of instructional videos titled 'Sail with Confidence' to help sailors become better at sail trim and boat handling. ...
24 Years of Cruising - Lessons Learned
By Sheryl Shard,
7:18 PM Mon 16 Dec 2013 GMT
This fall Paul and Sheryl Shard, bestselling authors and award-winning filmmakers, are celebrating 24 years of international cruising - 24 years of magical places they've sailed to and amazing people they've met. Since this is a time that so many people are heading south on their first cruise we invited them to share some thoughts on lessons learned exploring the world by sailboat. ...
Last Call - Funds available for safe and clean boating projects
By BoatUS, ,
6:07 PM Mon 16 Dec 2013 GMT
The BoatUS Foundation is looking to fund Grassroots Grants projects that utilize new, innovative approaches to encourage safe and clean boating among the boating public. Organizations with the best grant applications will be awarded individual grants of up to $10,000 to implement their plan. ...
Is your Publicity Officer ready to send news to Sail-World?
By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team,
11:40 PM Sun 15 Dec 2013 GMT
Each year we have been receiving some great reports from a whole range of Clubs and cruising organisations...
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'We're rescuing Santa Claus!' - the rescue of a long distance sailor
By Des Ryan/The Reporter, ,
3:46 AM Sat 14 Dec 2013 GMT
On November 05 this year, the coal ship Athina L had been called by AMVER to a yacht in trouble in their piece of the ocean. But when the Philippino crew arrived at the rescue scene, they had one reaction: 'We're rescuing Santa Claus!' ...
Notice to Seafarers: Accidental EPIRB activation - What to do next?
By Daria Blackwell, Ocean Cruising Club, ,
7:44 PM Fri 13 Dec 2013 GMT
Daria Blackwell, Ocean Cruising Club member and co-author of 'Happy Hooking: The Art of Anchoring' tells us she has just received this notice from the radio licensing authority in Ireland: ...
Shazzam! It's Azzam
By Des Ryan, ,
7:05 PM Fri 13 Dec 2013 GMT
Of course, she has no sails, but measuring 180m she's the longest yacht in the world. She has a power of 94,00hp, a top speed of over 30 knots and was built in a superyacht nanosecond of just four years. She's Azzam and she is now delivered to her somewhat mysterious owner! ...
Asia Superyacht Rendezvous ready to roll
By ASR Media, Phuket, Thailand ,
12:28 AM Fri 13 Dec 2013 GMT
ASR hosts Kata Rocks have been working tirelessly to make sure everything is perfect, and ready for the attendees to enjoy. From the food and cocktails, to entertainment and decoration, all that’s left to do is welcome the guests, and watch them take in the breathtaking views and marvel at the exceptional luxury this venue has to offer. ...
Anatomy of a collision - yacht and bulk carrier
By Lee Mylchreest, ,
11:34 PM Thu 12 Dec 2013 GMT
What are the factors most likely to cause a collision at sea? What mistakes should the cruising sailor NOT make? How much can we rely on a good lookout by ships that we pass? The investigation of this non-fatal collision between a Swiss-flagged yacht and an Australian bulk carrier carries some significant messages for how we should all act when sailing an open seaway. ...
ARC+ - sailing south 'until the butter melts'
By World Cruising Club/Sail-World, ,
7:39 PM Thu 12 Dec 2013 GMT
First there was the ARC, the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers, consisting of a simple hop across the Pacific. But the good oil always said that to cross the Atlantic you should 'sail south until the butter melts' and then turn west. Now the World Cruising Club is heeding that advice and offering 'ARC+', adding a Cape Verde stopover, and the first, very successful ARC+ is just finished. ...
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