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News for the Last 30 Days - Cruising Australia

Can you hear me? Mobile phone vs. VHF radio By BoatUS, , 7:43 PM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
Having a cell phone on board allows you to keep in touch with land-based people and businesses easily. They are very convenient but in some situations they shouldn’t be used in place of a very high frequency (VHF) radio, the benefits of which we’ll address shortly. Here are some things to consider regarding mobile phones. ...
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World ARC fleet explores Mauritius By World Cruising Club, , 5:54 PM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
After the arrival of the last boats to Mauritius, the World ARC fleet have been enjoying their time exploring what the island has to offer. The 21 yachts making up the fleet have created a spectacle in the Caudan Basin in Port Louis. The fleet dressed overall with colourful flags has proved to be one of the main attraction for the Caudan Waterfront. ...
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METS names DAME Award nominees By METS Trade, , 9:27 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
The organisers of METS have revealed that 45 products have been nominated to go forward for final judging by the jury of the prestigious Design Award METS (DAME) 2014 competition. The products have been selected from a total of 116 entries from 23 nationalities all over the world. ...
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German sailors freed by Philippine militants By AP News/Sail-World, , 4:11 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
Two German sailors who went missing in April, after being abducted by Abu Sayyaf militants and held in a jungle encampment, have been freed. A Philippine official says the pair were released just hours after it had threatened to behead one if no ransom payment was made. ...
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Grand opening for new Marina Lanzarote By Cornell Sailing, , 3:57 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
Crowds flocked to Marina Lanzarote for the grand opening on Saturday October 18, where local and regional public officials led by Paulino Rivero, President of the Canarian Government lauded Mr. Jose Calero’s most impressive achievement to date. ...
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Cold water boating hazards By BoatUS, , 9:10 PM Tue 21 Oct 2014 GMT
Boating in cold weather can be exhilarating, but it also puts you at risk of falling into dangerously cold waters. Even boating in warm weather can be dangerous if the water is much colder than the air. ...
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New Yachtsman’s Guide to Southampton Water By RYA, , 8:49 PM Tue 21 Oct 2014 GMT
The Associated British Ports has produced a new Yachtsman’s Guide to Southampton Water. The information has been produced specifically for people who enjoy recreational activities afloat. The guide urges yachtsmen to keep in mind the number of large commercial ships servicing the Port of Southampton while the number of recreational craft afloat in local waters is increasing. ...
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Sailing across the North Atlantic at 81 By Edward Cohen, Chicago, IL , 1:30 PM Tue 21 Oct 2014 GMT
A grew up Miami, Florida. My family moved there when I was a young child. Like many other children in the days before TV, I read a lot. I especially liked reading books that described heroic sailing adventures, Captain Horatio Hornblower’s Man-O-War vessel fighting the French, Sir Francis Drake’s exploits, Joshua Slocum who sailed around the world alone—these were my heroes. ...
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New improved swell forecasting and more locations from PredictWind By Sail-World, , 10:28 AM Tue 21 Oct 2014 GMT
PredictWind have made significant improvements to the swell forecasting models and added new locations. Integrating the new 50km global wind forecast with ocean current data has created the most advanced swell modelling available online. By combining PredictWind forecast data with ocean current data, the effect of the wind on swells can be accounted for ...
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Marion to Bermuda Cruising Yacht Race - Registration now open By Lisa Gabrielson, , 4:09 PM Mon 20 Oct 2014 GMT
The Marion to Bermuda Cruising Yacht Race have announced the opening of registration for its 20th anniversary, which will commence on June 19, 2015. Supported by the Beverly YC of Marion, Mass., the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club of Paget, Bermuda, and the Blue Water SC of Boston, Mass., the race is open to seaworthy yachts appropriate for an offshore ocean race as defined in the USSER. ...
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MOB - Learn the 'Elevator' Recovery Technique! By John Jamieson, , 3:47 PM Mon 20 Oct 2014 GMT
Just the thought of falling overboard scares most sailors into a 'stay-aboard-at-all-costs' mindset. And yet this most serious of sailing emergencies does happen now and then. Recovery will be tough no matter what the marine weather conditions. ...
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What can a boat name tell you about the person behind the helm? By BoatUS, , 8:42 PM Sun 19 Oct 2014 GMT
If a car or truck's vanity license plate can tell you a lot about the person behind the wheel, what can a boat name tell you about the person behind the helm? ...
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World ARC - A complete fleet in Mauritius By World Cruising Club, , 3:02 PM Sat 18 Oct 2014 GMT
The Cauden Basin in Port Louis has come alive with rally atmosphere over the last week. Transformed to a vibrant marina with yachts dressed overall, boat parties and welcoming new arrivals has made for a great spectacle and an exciting place to be. ...
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Dutch boy on a mission to rid the world's oceans of floating plastic *Feature By Vibeke Venema, , 4:50 PM Fri 17 Oct 2014 GMT
Boyan Slat is a 20-year-old on a mission - to rid the planet's oceans of floating plastic. He has dedicated his teenage years to finding a way of collecting it. But can the system really work - and is there any point when so much new plastic waste is still flowing into the sea every day? ...
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Galley Guys take on Mount Gay Rum Round Barbados Race By Greg Nicoll, , 4:44 PM Fri 17 Oct 2014 GMT
Tell me what self-respecting Galley Guy could possibly (while on the beautiful island of Barbados) turn down an opportunity to tour the famous Mount Gay Rum Distillery? For sure, not this Galley Guy! Sadly, the other Galley Guys did not get the call. ...
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Nv Charts releases new Bahamas Northwest chart set update for 2015-16 By Nv Charts, , 12:16 PM Fri 17 Oct 2014 GMT
Nv charts announces the release of their newly updated chart set for Region 9.1, Bahamas Northwest, including Bimini and Berry Islands, Nassau to Abaco, and Grand Bahama, for 2015-2016 in paper and digital format. ...
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Becalmed - delivering aid supplies to Haiti by sailboat By Ray Thackeray, Haiti , 1:34 PM Thu 16 Oct 2014 GMT
We are northwest of the southern peninsula of Haiti lying within radar range south of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and drifting in the current in the direction of Port-au-Prince at less than a knot. ...
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70-year-old sailor skippers £100m cocaine yacht + Video By UTV, , 8:04 PM Tue 14 Oct 2014 GMT
The 60ft Makayabella was stormed by elite members of the Irish Navy some 200 nautical miles off Mizen Head - Ireland's most southerly point - in the early hours of Tuesday, September 23rd. Five men, including the three onboard the yacht and another two in England, have been arrested and police are hunting for a sixth man in connection with the seizure. ...
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Sidney Spit, A pearl among Gulf Islands parks By Cherie Thiessen, , 7:01 PM Tue 14 Oct 2014 GMT
A pearl among Gulf Islands parks, this sandy haven is ideal for hiking, beachcombing, birding, fishing…or just hanging. Sidney Spit is a park of superlatives. With the best sandy shores, the best sunsets, the best crabbing and some of the best hiking in the Gulf Islands, it’s no wonder it’s a hit with just about all who visit – for a few hours, a day or a week. ...
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Venture in Prince William Sound By Tony Fleming, , 6:21 PM Tue 14 Oct 2014 GMT
Vast, magnificent and remote, Prince William Sound offers the ultimate adventure for cruisers on North America’s West Coast. Few cruising boats visit beautiful and remote Prince William Sound. Some 2,800 square miles in area and situated at the very northern tip of the Gulf of Alaska, this inland sea has a coastline equal to that of Oregon and California combined. ...
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Help stop spreading of the invasive Quagga mussel By Sail-World.com, , 5:54 PM Tue 14 Oct 2014 GMT
Is the Quagga mussel in your cruising waters?The Quagga mussel has been discovered for the first time in the UK. The discovery was made by Environment Agency teams carrying out routine water quality testing on River Wraysbury. It has subsequently been found in the nearby Wraysbury reservoir too. ...
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Ten personal 'sailing essentials' for cruising on someone else's boat By John Jamieson/Sail-World, , 4:58 PM Tue 14 Oct 2014 GMT
Cast off on a cruise on someone else's boat and you'll want to remember to pack those basic essentials that form the foundation of your personal 'sailing ditty bag'. Each sailor will have their own ideas of the best gear to bring aboard. But here are some pieces of gear I've found to come in handy time and again, day after day. ...
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Eleventh Malacca Straits passage for SV Crystal Blues By Neil and Ley Langford, , 3:17 PM Tue 14 Oct 2014 GMT
This was our eleventh Malacca Straits passage, and it turned out to be just like some of the others - a pain in the neck. Keeping in mind that the boat hadn't been actively used for fifteen months, we started cautiously with a 40 mile passage from Singapore to Pulau Pisang. ...
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Southern Spars team celebrates 25 years of success and innovation By Sail-World, , 7:05 AM Tue 14 Oct 2014 GMT
The Southern Spars team celebrates the company’s 25th year in operation with a continuous wave of innovation and ongoing expansion of its global operation. The company now employs 550 people worldwide with manufacturing or service facilities in New Zealand , South Africa, USA, Denmark, Sri Lanka and Spain. ...
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Maine-to-Massachusetts Cruising Yacht Rally announced By Marion Bermuda Race, , 5:23 PM Mon 13 Oct 2014 GMT
The Marion Bermuda Race and Harraseeket Yacht Club are thrilled to announce a cruising yacht rally from Maine to Marion in advance of the 2015 Marion to Bermuda race. Called the M2M2B, the rally will be an enjoyable and convenient way for Maine-based yacht skippers to sail from Maine to Marion, MA as they stage their boats for the 2015 Marion-Bermuda race. ...
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