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News for the Last 30 Days - Cruising (Southern hemisphere)

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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Dredging of Swansea Channel gets underway By NSW Government, , 7:06 AM Tue 30 Sep 2014 GMT
Minister for Natural Resources, Lands and Water, Kevin Humphries and Minister for Roads and Freight Duncan Gay have announced the successful tender for the dredging of Swansea Channel has been awarded to Neumann Dredging Pty Ltd. ...
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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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Auckland On The Water Boat Show: Images from the final day By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 10:54 AM Sun 28 Sep 2014 GMT
The Auckland International Boat Show concluded today having enjoyed four days of moderately acceptable weather. Attendance figures have not yet been announced however they are expected to be close to or exceed last year's Show. ...
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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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Auckland On the Water Boat Show: World record mark set on Lancer SUP By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, , 4:11 AM Sat 27 Sep 2014 GMT
A new provisional World Record was set on the Viaduct Harbour today with 52 paddlers covering the 100 metre course on the Lancer SUP. There were no incidents in the attempt - which sets a new mark category in the Guinness World Records. ...
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Marine Rescue Forster Tuncurry recognised with Water Safety Week Award By Ken McManus, , 2:52 PM Fri 26 Sep 2014 GMT
Marine Rescue Forster-Tuncurry has been named a winner in the 2014 NSW Water Safety Awards, taking out the prize for the Water Safety Event of the Year. The Award, presented tonight, is for the unit’s successful Water Expo, staged in January at the peak of the summer holiday and boating season. The award was accepted by Deputy Unit Commander Ray Mazurek. ...
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Marine Rescue NSW wins 2014 NSW Water Safety Awards By Ken McManus, , 2:46 PM Fri 26 Sep 2014 GMT
Marine Rescue NSW volunteers have been recognised for their enormous contribution to safety on the water, with the rescue service taking out a prestigious title at the 2014 NSW Water Safety Awards. MRNSW won the Most Outstanding Contribution to Water Safety by an Organisation category at the annual awards, presented tonight. ...
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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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Auckland On Water Boat Show: SUP record attempt Saturday afternoon By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 4:54 AM Fri 26 Sep 2014 GMT
An attempt will be made on Saturday afternoon set set a new Guinness World Record mark for the most people on a Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) The SUP used for the record attempt will be supplied by leading New Zealand inflatable manufacturer, Lancer Industries, and the SUP uses Lancer's AirDock technology.. ...
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Marine Rescue Point Danger assists disabled yacht to safety By Ken McManus, , 2:10 AM Fri 26 Sep 2014 GMT
Rescue vessel Point Danger 30 from Marine Rescue Point Danger base, went to the aid of a yacht with mechanical and sail failure shortly before 10 o’clock this morning. The yacht, with three people on board had been experiencing strong winds east of Cook Island off the coast of Northern NSW and was forced to seek help when its engine failed and mainsail blew out. ...
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A win for sharks By Nathaniel Pelle, , 10:15 AM Thu 25 Sep 2014 GMT
Earlier this year, thousands of Australians, including you, united to stop this brutal and unnecessary practice. I’ve never seen anything quite like it - protesters gathered on beaches from Manly to Margaret River and flooded Environment Minister Greg Hunt’s inbox with nearly a quarter of a million emails calling on him to stop the cull. ...
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Seen on the water at the Auckland On The Water Boat Show By Sail-World, , 7:08 AM Thu 25 Sep 2014 GMT
Sail-World did a quick tour of the on the water exhibits at the Auckland On The Water Boat Show. Her's a quick selection of some of the almost 200 boats on the water in the Viaduct Harbour. ...
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New Zealand's largest on water boat show gets underway with big crowds By Sail-World, , 3:24 AM Thu 25 Sep 2014 GMT
The Auckland On The Water Boat Show opened this morning in brilliant Spring sunshine. Based on the Viaduct Harbour, Auckland, there are nearly 200 exhibiting companies and over 200 boats are at the event which runs through to Sunday September 28. ...
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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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RBT only applies when vessel is underway By Boating Industry Association, , 12:23 PM Wed 24 Sep 2014 GMT
Following some reports RBT testing was occurring whilst at anchor, Michael Drake Principal Manager Boating Safety, Maritime Management Centre, Transport for NSW, has confirmed with RMS legal team that 'RBT only applies when a vessel is underway (i.e. not at anchor, moored or berthed at a wharf or marina)'. ...
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Predictwind and Iridium offer Sat Phone comms at Mobile Phone pricing By Sail-World, , 8:54 AM Wed 24 Sep 2014 GMT
Iridium have recently released the Iridium GO!, their latest product in the satellite communication market. It’s portable, battery powered, and creates a WiFi hotspot. PredictWind have partnered with Iridium to put together a package catering specifically to the marine market. ...
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EU Naval Force frigate, ESPS Navarra aids yacht in the Gulf of Aden By EU NAVFOR Somalia, , 8:28 PM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
In the early morning of Friday 19 September, EU Naval Force frigate, ESPS Navarra, came to the aid of a stricken yacht in the Gulf of Aden. The yacht had been detected on the warship’s radar in the early morning. ESPS Navarra’s Bridge team initially tried to hail the yacht via their VHF radio. ...
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Dinghy Sailing Instructor/Coach wanted for Canberra Yacht Club By Matt Owen, Canberra , 1:34 PM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
The Canberra Yacht Club is looking for a Dinghy Sailing Instructor/Coach in its very busy Sailing School. The CYC Sailing School is the fourth largest centre in Australia training over 1,000 kids and adults from Opti learn to sail to HP coaching. ...
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BRIG Navigator 700 – big boat for your buck By Sirocco Marine, , 8:06 AM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
Making its debut at the Gold Coast International Marine Expo, the BRIG Navigator 700 is 7-metres of versatility and durability, with room for 11 people in comfort – 12 in the twin engine version. ...
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A guide to steering without a rudder + Video - a must read and watch!! By CCA/Michael Keyworth, , 7:39 PM Mon 22 Sep 2014 GMT
Lost your rudder at sea? Michael Keyworth perfected a way to steer using drogues. To engineer this solution, he removed the rudder from his own boat(!), and experimented with different method, and has summarized his technique in this terrific article. ...
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Portsmouth-based barge operator breaches maritime legislation By Mike Douglas, , 7:21 PM Mon 22 Sep 2014 GMT
The operator of a Portsmouth-based barge has today been made to pay almost £111,000 in fines and costs after pleading guilty to a breach of maritime legislation. Serco Ltd admitted an offence at Portsmouth Crown Court in relation to the health and safety of workers aboard the barge 1706, which is operated as part of a service contract with the Ministry of Defence. ...
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You scratched my seagrass! By Steven Katona, Newport, RI , 5:35 PM Mon 22 Sep 2014 GMT
Sailors for the Sea publishes monthly articles that translate the language of marine science into fascinating articles about ocean health. ...
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