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News for the Last 30 Days - Cruising Australia

Dutch Chief Mate suspended following tragic yacht incident By Maritime and Coastguard Agency Press, , 12:25 PM Fri 27 Feb 2015 GMT
On the 8th June 2014 the 'Shoreway', a 98 metre 5000 tonne dredger, owned by Koninklijke Boskalis Westminster NV, collided with a Moody 31 sailing yacht 'Orca' at the entrance to the River Orwell in Suffolk. At the helm of the Shoreway at the time was Mr Gerardus Chapel who was employed as Chief Mate. ...
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OceansWatch plans new expeditions to the Solomon Islands By OceansWatch, , 10:49 AM Fri 27 Feb 2015 GMT
Last year, OceansWatch trialled a Climate Change adaptation program in two communities in the Solomon Islands which have been identified as one of the countries that will be most affected by the rising sea levels and increased storm conditions. The low coral atolls where we work are especially vulnerable. ...
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Sailors for the Sea, Cruising Club of America team up to protect ocean By Hilary Kotoun, Newport, RI , 4:52 PM Thu 26 Feb 2015 GMT
Sailors for the Sea and Cruising Club of America will work together to encourage sailors to become stewards of the ocean. Sailors for the Sea, a leading conservation organization that engages, educates, inspires and activates the sailing and boating community toward healing the ocean, will partner with the Cruising Club of America (CCA), an international organization of over 1,300 sailors ...
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Last call for 'Safety at Sea' and 'Great Lakes Wind Forecasting' By South Shore Yacht Club RC, , 1:05 PM Thu 26 Feb 2015 GMT
Safety at Sea seminar is being held on Saturday, March 14 at SSYC. Before you head offshore to cruise or race, join us for the most authoritative daylong seminar on safe seamanship, heavy weather tactics, weather forecasting, communications and boat preparation. ...
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European Commission has deemed a Greek cruising tax to be lawful By Yachting World, , 8:54 AM Thu 26 Feb 2015 GMT
The European Commission considers a Greek cruising tax introduced at the end of 2013 to be lawful following concerns from Britain's Royal Yachting Association (RYA). Although it has yet to be implemented, the new Circulation Tax (TPP) applicable to all boats over 7m sailing in Greek waters, has now been ruled lawful by the European Commission. This report by Yachting World. ...
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Rescued Australian father and son are recovering fast By Sean Flynn | The Newport Daily News, , 2:31 PM Wed 25 Feb 2015 GMT
The Australian father and son who were rescued from their 43-foot sailboat Sunday morning in 60-mph winds and 25-foot waves two days after setting out from Jamestown were recovering Monday at the Coast Guard Air Station in Forestdale, Mass., a village in Sandwich. ...
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10 tips from BoatUS for owners and renters By BoatUS, , 4:23 PM Tue 24 Feb 2015 GMT
Airbnb may a popular 'peer-to-peer' lodging site on the web, but if you want to rent a boat in your local area or away, you’ve got options, too. Boatbound.com, Boatsetter.com and Cruzin.com are just a few of the new crop of online websites offering a chance to rent a boat for the day or weekend. ...
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Australian father-son duo delays trip back home By By Matt Sheley | The Newport Daily News, , 12:31 PM Mon 23 Feb 2015 GMT
Lousy weather and a wonky autopilot kept the 43-foot sailboat Sedona docked Monday at the Conanicut Marina in downtown Jamestown. Australians Reg and Jason McGlashan rode out the snow in the boat’s cabin, waiting for a marine electrician to show up and fix its electrical system. ...
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Father and son ready to embark on the journey of a lifetime By Matt Sheley - newportri.com, , 11:50 AM Sun 22 Feb 2015 GMT
Reg and Jason McGlashan spent the weekend getting ready to embark on the journey of a lifetime. In freezing weather, the father-and-son team prepared the 43-foot sailboat 'Sedona' for their 8,600-nautical-mile trip back home to Port Macquarie, Australia. ...
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10 ways to protect yourself from an unwanted shark encounter By Lydia San, , 7:01 AM Sun 22 Feb 2015 GMT
With shark encounters and bites on the rise, Lindsay Lyon, Shark Advocate and Managing Director of Shark Shield, the world’s only proven shark deterrent technology, provides his tips on preventing a shark attack as the last days of summer roll in. ...
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Miami International Boat Show Innovation Award winners honored By Miami Boat Show, , 4:45 AM Sun 22 Feb 2015 GMT
The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and Boating Writers International (BWI) announced today winners of the 2015 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards, presented during the annual Industry Breakfast at the Miami Beach Convention Center. ...
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Baja Ha-Ha Cruise Rally – Overall report By Sylvia Stewart Stompe, , 3:30 AM Sat 21 Feb 2015 GMT
The Baja Ha-Ha… The 750-mile cruiser rally from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas beckons with adventure, fun and memories-to-be-made. This year 171 boats and 525 participants answered the call. ...
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Oceans of Hope - A global voyage to change perceptions of Sclerosis By Sailing Sclerosis, , 12:48 PM Fri 20 Feb 2015 GMT
Oceans of Hope is a Sailing Sclerosis Foundation project that aims to change perceptions of Multiple Sclerosis (MS), inspiring people with the disease to overcome their own personal challenges by telling the stories of those taking part in the first ever circumnavigation by a yacht crewed by people with MS. ...
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Cyclone Warning- Marcia heads for Queensland coast By Sail-World.com, , 6:48 PM Wed 18 Feb 2015 GMT
Tropical Cyclone Marcia is moving quickly through the Coral Sea towards the Queensland coast. The recent movement has been to the southwest, and it is expected to maintain this general motion through to landfall on the eastern Queensland coast between St Lawrence and Bundaberg early on Friday. Tropical Cyclone Marcia is expected to slowly intensify, with the possibility of reaching category 2 inte ...
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Wayne Ingram to enter life raft survival to raise funds for hospital By Wayne Ingram, , 5:14 PM Wed 18 Feb 2015 GMT
Between 18th-25th May 2015 I will spend 7 days and nights in a life raft in Portland Marina, Portland Harbour, Dorset. This is a twofold exercise, firstly to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital families centre, and secondly to allow Professor Mike Tipton and his team at Plymouth University conduct experiments on me. ...
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Fusion® unveils 750 and 650 series marine entertainment systems By Caitlyn Ridgley, , 2:30 AM Wed 18 Feb 2015 GMT
Fusion®, a worldwide leader in marine audio, announced today the release of its revolutionary high-performance marine audio systems, the Fusion 750 and 650 True-Marine™ Entertainment Series. Approaching audio engineering from the perspective of the boat enthusiast and incorporating the latest marine technologies and environmental protection ...
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Turkish visas put restrictions on cruisers in Turkey By The Cruising Association, , 3:34 PM Tue 17 Feb 2015 GMT
Boat owners cruising in Turkish waters are facing more difficulties because a new law regarding Residence Permits is confusing everyone concerned. ...
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Eleuthera - A luxurious base to unwind yourself and explore islands By Clarity Nicoll, , 12:04 PM Tue 17 Feb 2015 GMT
I was ruined...completely and utterly ruined. At the young age of 22, my very first trip to the Caribbean was to Eleuthera, which is, in my opinion, the most beautiful place on earth. It will now be an uphill battle for me to surpass my visit there. ...
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RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show is full of activities to entertain whole family By Susie Nation-Grainger, , 11:07 AM Tue 17 Feb 2015 GMT
RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show 2015 - Over the weekend of 28 February-01 March everything you ever wanted to know about dinghy sailing plus hundreds of boats, brands and kit can be all be found under one roof at Alexandra Palace, North London. ...
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Discover Nautor's Swan history, features and behind-the-scene stories By Nautor’s Swan, , 4:50 PM Mon 16 Feb 2015 GMT
Don Macpherson developed a passion for sailing in his twenties while cruising with his father, a navigator in the US Navy, on the family Swan 57. ...
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OCA Series - Julie Salisbury shares her seven-year cruising adventures By Bluewater Cruising Association, , 4:35 PM Sun 15 Feb 2015 GMT
OCA Series - Face the fear with Julie Salisbury as she takes you on a journey at sea, encountering sharks and jellyfish, complete darkness alone 1,000 miles from land, battling malaria, a debilitating back injury, and being jilted in Malaysia and left alone with no money, friends, or home. ...
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Dominica – An adventurous land definitely not for the faint of heart! By Elizabeth A. Kerr, , 10:22 AM Sun 15 Feb 2015 GMT
Dominica has been on 'the' list for quite some time now and when I actually get to do something on 'the' list, my heart skips a beat! Although Dominica still remains somewhat off-the-beaten track for boaters, it is located right in the middle of the chain of Caribbean islands and can be easily accessed from Antigua and Guadeloupe to the north or Martinique and St. Lucia to the south. ...
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Galapagos - The Islands imposes stricter environmental inspections By Val Ellis, , 8:38 AM Sun 15 Feb 2015 GMT
Yachts arriving in the Galapagos are now subject to more stringent checks to prevent introduced species invading the Islands. ...
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Cruising under Power - Turning to the Dark Side? By John Martin, , 3:19 PM Sat 14 Feb 2015 GMT
Cruising under Power - With more and more members trading in the sails for the power option we thought we’d take a look and see if taking on the Power option really was turning to the Dark Side! ...
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Eight Bells - BoatUS Founder Richard Schwartz passes By D. Scott Croft, , 2:37 AM Sat 14 Feb 2015 GMT
Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) Chairman and Founder Richard Schwartz, who created and grew the association to become the predominant advocacy and boater services organization for the nation’s recreational boat owners, passed away Wednesday after a short illness. He was 85. ...
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