Cruising Masterclass a sellout...CO open air warning...much more...
The Cruising Masterclass, 3/4 August at the Sydney International Boat Show, has been so swamped with participants that the Boat Show organisers have changed its location to an ever larger and larger hall. With the larger hall, now most Saturday seminars are still available.
|Sydney International Boat Show Day 1 MarineBusiness-World.com|
This no doubt sends a message to Sailing Clubs, Yachting Australia and the Boating Industry in general that passage sailing, ocean cruising and generally enjoying the water without competition attracts a large sector of the sailing world, not to be ignored.
Along with the good news, handy hints and fine practical articles that are a feature of the non-competitive sailing world, there are always, sadly, cautionary tales. The relieving factor is that we can often learn from these tales.
As a long time user of a dinghy as a tender for our sailing boat, I was unaware that you can die from carbon monoxide poisoning in the open air, just by spending too much time near the exhaust of your dinghy's engine. Read this week's quite alarming account of an open air carbon monoxide death.
|Some fun pastimes that go with sailing require frequent proximity to the outboard motor .. .|
Everywhere in the world the pastime of sailing is undergoing a blossoming. Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron is growing its marina capacity ready for a surge, and it's the same in Croatia, trying to attract some of the growing number of cruising sailors in the Med.
It's 'quiet little drink' time coming soon in Lord Howe Island again. An event where the destination date is the important one, not the departure or the speed. Just my kind of event!
|Those who get in early and take a mooring slot will experience Lord Howe like this. - Butlers Business and Law Round Lord Howe Island Yacht Race John Curnow ©|
Sydney's Middle Harbour Yacht Club is getting a head start on Spring with great sailing opportunities for kids.
Up in the Whitsundays they're getting ready for the Multihull Rendezvous.
Even in Oman, not renowned for its modern history of sailing, the kids are signing up in droves for lessons.
This edition's Product of the Week is the Hulltimo Smart Brush, great for cleaning your own hull so you don't need that expensive annual haul-out, or, maybe, just to make your boat go faster during the year.
Do you have a problem with weather helm? Love the thrill of sailing with the toe rail in the water? John Jamieson is back with some sound advice on why neither should apply to your boat if you want to sail faster.
Many more articles and stories too, so browse the headlines to find what interests you.
Here's wishing you warm winter sailing!
Nancy Knudsen, Editor
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