|News for the Last 7 Days - Cruising (Southern hemisphere)
Help search for missing yacht online
By news24.com, ,
10:50 AM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
The public can help search for a missing South African catamaran crew through an online tool, their families said on Wednesday. The families fear for the yachtsmen's safety, as they last made contact via satellite phone on 18 January and missed their estimated date of arrival ...
Dangerous surf conditions for boaters
By Transport Roads and Maritime Services, ,
1:27 AM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
Roads and Maritime Services has issued an alert to boaters about dangerous surf conditions forecast by the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) for the next couple of days. ...
Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta - Overall report
By Melvyn (Mel) Steiner, Sydney ,
5:11 PM Wed 4 Mar 2015 GMT
The 2015 Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta - organised and run by the Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto, is done and dusted, but the memories live on. Final tallies are still being worked on, but it is now expected that the event will raise $30,000 in support of the charities – mostly the Hunter Branch of the NSW Cancer Council with a smaller amount going to Lake Macquarie Marine Rescue. ...
What do you know about this Yacht Collision with a Manly Ferry??
By Sail-World.com, ,
6:54 PM Tue 3 Mar 2015 GMT
Sunday afternoon squall on Sydney Harbour and a Manly ferry is blasting its horn as an apparently out of control yacht, with sail number 1152 was in danger of colliding with the ferry.Watch the video
No reaction from the yacht, its headsails and main luffing it continued on an altered path and does hit the stern of the ferry. Thankfully it seems without major damage or crew injury. ...
Seven Days, 960 Miles thrilling voyage
By Neil & Ley - SV Crystal Blues, ,
4:47 PM Tue 3 Mar 2015 GMT
Last night the winds finally lifted a little and moved more to the north. So Crystal Blues finally had 'a bone in her teeth', with the apparent wind at 75 degrees to starboard, 9 knots true, and we were skating along in the dark at 6 to 7 knots, flying the mainsail, genoa and staysail. ...
BRIG lifestyle captured in print
By Sirocco Marine, ,
1:57 AM Tue 3 Mar 2015 GMT
Sirocco Marine, exclusive distributor for the BRIG brand of premium RIBS in Australia, recently took to local waters to shoot a lifestyle-themed brochure for its current range. ...
New WA home for BRIG
By Sirocco Marine, ,
9:35 PM Mon 2 Mar 2015 GMT
South Fremantle is now home to a new BRIG headquarters, the only authorised BRIG agent in Western Australia. ...
Waterscape 2015 campaign sneak peak
By Superior Jetties, ,
12:12 PM Mon 2 Mar 2015 GMT
Superior Jetties has undertaken a major photo shoot for its Waterscape pontoon and soon to be released range of Waterscape furniture, which will form part of its 2015 global marketing campaign. ...
NSW Governor to launch Rotary NSW Emergency Services Community Awards
By www.rotaryescawards.org.au, ,
9:15 AM Mon 2 Mar 2015 GMT
The Governor of NSW David Hurley is to be the patron of the new Rotary NSW Emergency Services Community Awards which will be launched on Wednesday, March 4, at Government House, Sydney ...
Peter Boyd joins Doyle Sails NZ for Bay of Islands and Pacific Islands
By Ellie Brade, ,
1:15 AM Mon 2 Mar 2015 GMT
Doyle Sails has announced that effective immediately, Peter Boyd will be acting as their representative in the Bay of Islands. The Bay of Islands is a key location for Doyle, particularly with a high percentage of Doyle’s cruising customer base clearing out of Opua. Based in Paihia, Peter will also be spending regular time in the Pacific Islands and can provide support to Doyle cruisers ...
Jonathan Nimerfroh captures nearly frozen waves on camera
By CBS Boston, ,
12:33 PM Sun 1 Mar 2015 GMT
The record-setting North American winter of 2015 has left us with all kinds of remarkable images, most of them of snow and ice.
But a photographer on Nantucket found something most of us have never seen – nearly frozen waves. ...
Rio officials probe source of fish die-off in Olympic waters
By Jenny Barchfield, ,
2:56 AM Sun 1 Mar 2015 GMT
Rio de Janeiro's state environmental agency says it is investigating a fish die-off that has left thousands of carcasses floating in waters where sailing events are to be held when Brazil hosts next year's Olympics. ...
Salty Dawg Rally™ announces Spring 2015 Rally schedule
By Mike Martel, ,
5:37 AM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
The Salty Dawg Rally (SDR), a cruising rally that has quickly grown to be the most popular one of its kind on the U.S. East Coast, announces the Spring 2015 rally plans, when members of the SDR once again sail out of their ‘Winter headquarters’ in the Caribbean and head home for the warmer months of the year. ...