| News for the Last 30 Days - Cruising (Southern hemisphere)
USA Rally draws criticism after fleet havoc in Gulf Stream
By Sail-World round-up/Des Ryan,
1:19 AM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
The Salty Dawg Rally has been setting sail from Hampton Roads in the USA to the warm weather of the British Virgins in the Caribbean each year for the last three years. This year the woes of some of the participants crossing the Gulf Stream during stormy weather has drawn both critics and defenders in the East Coast American sailing community. ...
Beneteau in financial loss, but things are looking up
By Beneteau Group/Des Ryan, ,
8:54 PM Sun 10 Nov 2013 GMT
When the Beneteau Group records a financial loss for the year, you know things have been tight. Arguably the most successful boat builder in the world reported an operating loss of -€1.3m in the Boat division for the year. However this was a better than forecast and it's not all bad news, with the 2014 season expected to mark the global boat market's first growth in 5 years, around 3-5 percent ...
Coastguard Boating Education Legal & Safe Ship Management course
By Joanne Glassford, Christchurch ,
5:45 AM Sun 10 Nov 2013 GMT
Coastguard Boating Education has introduced this new course for those intending to own or operate small commercial craft.
CBE General Manager Neil Murray says that 'the Legal and Safe Ship Management course is the ideal way to prepare people with the knowledge required for the MNZ Local Launch Operator examination'. ...
Classic yacht Ingomar reproduction seeks buyer to finish
By Des Ryan/Sail-World Cruising round-up,
11:43 PM Sat 9 Nov 2013 GMT
If you have a few dollars lying around this could be the buy of the century. Replica of 1903 classic yacht Ingomar is seeking a buyer to finish construction at Front Street Shipyard in the USA. The two-masted topsail gaff-rigged schooner was scheduled to be launched in 2013, but unless a buyer can be found that promise will certainly not be met. ...
Australian Customs forms new links with US Coast Guard
By ACBPS/Sail-World Cruising,
11:14 PM Sat 9 Nov 2013 GMT
The age of being easily able to get prohibited items into Australia undetected via a sailing boat might be well and truly over with the new links that the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) is forming with the US Coastguard. ...
Australian yacht's account of stormy Gulf Stream crossing
By Andrew and Clare Payne/Sail-World,
8:13 PM Sat 9 Nov 2013 GMT
Australian cruising sailors Andrew and Clare Payne on their boat Eye Candy, this year joined the 'Salty Dawg Rally' to make their way south from the North American mainland to the Caribbean. Here is their graphic description of how they crossed the Gulf Stream and dodged the fronts successfully while others ran into trouble: ...
Fountaine Pajot's Lipari 41 Evolution
By Multihulls World, ,
4:55 PM Sat 9 Nov 2013 GMT
Fountaine Pajot's Lipari 41 Evolution is a worldwide reference of the 40 Ft catamarans. She has received numerous enhancements and offers, new decorative finishes with a nice balance of contemporary colors, new improvements for living spaces in the cockpit and the saloon. ...
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