News Home Photo Gallery Boats for Sale Sail-World Racing Cruising Int MarineBusiness-World FishingBoating Magnetic Is RW

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

3,200-year-old boat found in Croatian waters By Haemus/Sail-World Cruising, , 8:29 PM Fri 28 Mar 2014 GMT
How far back in history does sailing - or boating - go? Archeologists have been continually surprised over the years, and now a boat dating from 1200BC has been discovered, not in Egypt but in Croatian waters, an incredible 3,200 years old - and it's in pretty good shape. ...

Product of the Week: the LineGrabber By Des Ryan, , 8:10 PM Fri 28 Mar 2014 GMT
Simple, effective, floats, cheap and it works! Music to a sailor's heart, so the LineGrabber, if you haven't tried one already, should be a winner for most cruising sailors. While there are various knots and mechanical devices that can attach an intermediate tie-off point onto a line, often the best solution is the most simple. ...

So-called 'Med Mooring' - handy in some anchorages, and here's how By Paul Shard, British Virgin Islands , 9:21 PM Thu 27 Mar 2014 GMT
So-called 'Med Mooring' is almost unheard of in Australia and New Zealand, but can be handy in certain anchorages. Paul Shard, successful author and sailing TV host, is currently aboard a Southerly 49 sailing boat Distant Shores II in the British Virgin Islands with his co-star and wife, Cheryl. Here he describes the method of mooring that can confuse the unaccustomed. ...

Canadian storm bomb threat - sailors advised: get off the water! By Sail-World Cruising round-up, , 8:15 PM Thu 27 Mar 2014 GMT
It started as a seemingly ordinary low pressure center, but it is now transforming into the wildest of dangerous bombs, with hurricane force winds and damaging floods along coastal regions. This storm threatening Canada poses a dire threat to all mariners, since it will pack winds over 85mph, and waves over 45 ft. The message is clear. Don't be on the water. ...

Carbon monoxide poisoning - is it possible on YOUR boat? By RYA/Sail-World Cruising, , 8:14 PM Thu 27 Mar 2014 GMT
In 2013, a mother and her 10 year old daughter died as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning in a cabin cruiser. More recently two fishermen, who were found dead on their boat, are believed to have died from carbon monoxide poisoning because the boat’s cooker was left on for heat on a cold night. Sailors should make themselves aware of what equipment on your boat gives off carbon monoxide ...

Go crazy about whales in a special family fun day at the museum By Jude Timms, , 4:56 AM Thu 27 Mar 2014 GMT
Celebrate the wonderful world of cetaceans – whales, dolphins and porpoises – in a special family fun day on Sunday 6 April inspired by our major new exhibition Amazing Whales – Evolution and survival. ...

Southport Yacht Club achieves Gold Anchor status By Southport Yacht Club, , 8:54 PM Wed 26 Mar 2014 GMT
Queensland’s award winning Southport Yacht Club (SYC) has this week been presented with internationally recognised Gold Anchor accreditation. At its most recent meeting the Marina Industries Association (MIA) approved SYC’s Gold Anchor status as part of its MIA International Gold Anchor Rating Scheme for marinas. ...

Sailing family condemmed for taking 3-year-old on circumnavigation By Nancy Knudsen, , 9:57 PM Tue 25 Mar 2014 GMT
One of the delights of sailing around the world is the children that you meet - not the children in the local ports, but the children on boats who are home-schooled, socially skilled, intellectually advanced, responsible and mature beyond their years. However, this is not widely known among 'land lubbers' which is why British/American sailors Kim and Simon Brown are having such a hard time. ...

New contract-free plan for satellite communicator on your smart phone By Jim Rhodes/Sail-World Cruising, , 8:57 PM Tue 25 Mar 2014 GMT
One of this year's Pittman Award Winners, an Inreach satellite communicator (See Sail-World story), has announced a new development that could be a winner for part time cruisers: contract-free plans, and you can get them on your smart phone. ...

Melbourne Boat Show earlier this year - 12 to 16 June By BIA Vic, , 8:53 PM Tue 25 Mar 2014 GMT
The BIAV's (Boating Industry Association of Victoria) Melbourne Boat show will be staged early this year from 12 to 16 June. Put it in your diary. ...

Southport Yacht Club will host a free 'Discover Sailing Day' By Southport Yacht Club, , 4:40 AM Tue 25 Mar 2014 GMT
To be held at the Club’s Hollywell Sail Training facility, 1 Marina Crescent, Hollywell Sunday 30 March 2014, Discover Sailing Day is aimed at increasing public awareness in sailing, especially amongst children, promoting the message: Sailing is for Everyone – it can be cheap, simple, safe and FUN! ...

Farmer sails his super-size pumpkin across lake - a New Zealand first By Lee Mylchreest, , 12:59 AM Tue 25 Mar 2014 GMT
Quirkiness must be contagious. He read about it on the internet and now he's doing it. Sail-World Cruising wrote last year about a young British eccentric and artist who had sailed (rowed) his supersize pumpkin across the Solent (See Sail-World story) Now a New Zealand farmer is planning to go on a similar excursion. ...

Yacht of the Week: The Dashew creation: no sails, but eco-friendly By Tom Cunliffe, Lymington , 7:01 PM Mon 24 Mar 2014 GMT
So, you like cruising, but you don't like all that running around on deck, messing about with sails? You really want a power boat, but you want to be eco-friendly? Maybe this boat, designed by one of the world's most famous long term sailors, is for you. ...

No laughing! Sailing mistakes I don't want to make By Des Ryan, , 5:09 AM Mon 24 Mar 2014 GMT
What can you learn from these videos? When in doubt, don't! is a saying that well applies to the sailing world. Learning to anticipate that whatever could go wrong often does makes for a prudent sailor, and the other saying that's great for the prudent sailor is that The best mistakes to learn from are other people's. Enjoy watching from a safe and dry spot! ...

Destination: From Moscow Sea to the White Sea By Ivan Dementievsky, RBTH/Sail-World, , 8:31 PM Sun 23 Mar 2014 GMT
I realized there is no Cote d’Azur with sandy beaches and emerald water in my country Russia. However, I had a strong tailwind, the northern sky and a crew that turned this trip into one of the best adventures of my life. ...

Land sailors of India on adventure across the Rann By Lee Mylchreest, , 9:00 PM Sat 22 Mar 2014 GMT
So you thought that land and ice yachting took place only in Europe or America, maybe in the deserts of Australia? Think again. The Indian Army is right now on a five day land yacht adventure across the Great Rann of Kutch, the largest salt water desert in the world located in north western India. ...

Future of Auckland's rescue helicopters in doubt By Des Ryan, , 8:31 PM Sat 22 Mar 2014 GMT
If, as an Auckland sailor, you thought that there would be a rescue helicopter there - even an aging one - if ever you needed one, think again. The Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust is facing such a massive cut in government funding that future operations could be in doubt. ...

A Paint App to (almost) replace your marine store assistant By Renate Johns, , 9:29 PM Fri 21 Mar 2014 GMT
As long as you have a smart phone of some sort, the digital world has made a dramatic entrance into the sailing world in the last few years. Now, it seems the days of haunting the paint shops and asking innumerable questions of those patient marine-store types might just be over. Here's another App (this time from Interlux) that could revolutionise the way you decide painting questions.. ...

Amazing Whales – Evolution and survival opens tomorrow By Jude Timms, , 2:44 PM Fri 21 Mar 2014 GMT
An all new exhibition designed and produced by the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris, at the Australian National Maritime Museum this autumn will immerse visitors in the world of whales and highlight the importance of conservation to their future survival. Amazing Whales – Evolution and survival opens tomorrow and heralds the start of the museum’s Whale Season. ...

Page 3 of 3  

Our Advertisers are committed to our sport, please support them!
This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia Pty. Ltd and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.

Photographs are copyright by law. If you wish to use or buy a photograph you must contact the photographer directly (there is a hyperlink in most cases to their website, or do a Google search.) with your request.

Please do not contact as we cannot give permission for use of other photographer’s images.

Only if the photographer named on the image is,, or
Contact us .
Ph: +61 2 8006 1873 fax: +61 2 8076 0459 or complete our feedback form    Contact us .
   View our Privacy Policy.    [Go Home]     [  Banner Advertising Specification]    [Bot Archive ]

Customised news feeds -Marine Industry companies, Clubs and Associations have their own customised version of our news feed on their website.