| News for the Last 30 Days - Cruising (Northern hemisphere)
Black Sea rich in ancient genetic data
By WHOI, ,
6:29 PM Thu 9 May 2013 GMT
When Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) marine paleoecologist Marco Coolen was mining through vast amounts of genetic information from the Black Sea sediment record, he was astounded by the variety of past plankton species that left behind their genetic makeup (i.e., the plankton paleome). ...
Phuket International Boat Show - Opening dates announced
By Event Media, Phuket ,
5:59 PM Thu 9 May 2013 GMT
The 2014 edition of the Phuket International Boat Show will be held between ninth and twelfth January at Royal Phuket Marina, and the opening hours extended further into the evening. ...
Robotic sensor to give real-time data on Gulf of Maine Red Tide
By WHOI, ,
5:53 PM Thu 9 May 2013 GMT
A new robotic sensor implemented by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in Gulf of Maine coastal waters may alter the way red tides or harmful algal blooms (HABs) are monitored and managed in New England. The instrument was launched at the end of last month, and a second such system will be deployed later this spring. ...
Halley VI receives Global Atmosphere Watch Global station status
By British Antarctic Survey, ,
4:33 PM Thu 9 May 2013 GMT
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has announced British Antarctic Survey’s Halley VI research station has acheived Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) Global station status. This is in recognition of the breadth and quality of the atmospheric science data collected at Halley and its importance for setting baseline data against which global change can be assessed. ...
Indonesia Fremantle to Bali Race and Rally - Circa’s time to shine
By Bernie Kaaks, ,
8:34 AM Thu 9 May 2013 GMT
The glamour super maxi Super Sled may be getting most of the attention in the Wonderful Indonesia Fremantle to Bali Race and Rally, but the real battle is going on between the mid sized yachts a few hundred miles behind ...
Osborne star joins Indonesia Fremantle to Bali race and rally
By Bernie Kaaks,
8:01 AM Thu 9 May 2013 GMT
Indonesia Fremantle to Bali race and rally - Weather conditions encouraged Paul and Sue Burlinson to leave the security of Dampier’s Hampton Harbour this afternoon and join the race. ...
ARC Europe and Atlantic Cup - Light winds for rally start
By Sarah Collins, ,
1:10 PM Wed 8 May 2013 GMT
Many familiar faces from previous World Cruising Club rallies have returned to cruise home together with the ARC Europe and Atlantic Cup. Thirty yachts from twelve different nations set sail for home after the Caribbean season. ...
First-timers' yachting lifestyle magazine app wins Award
By Lee Mylchreest,
12:36 AM Wed 8 May 2013 GMT
You don't have to be an organisation as large as National Geographic or Time to make big waves in the App world. A yachting lifestyle magazine app which was co-founded two first-timers in App creation has won a Webby Award. ...
Kayakers to sail and paddle across the North Sea
By Stuart Elford/Sail-World Cruising, ,
8:29 PM Tue 7 May 2013 GMT
Pete Goss MBE is nothing if not an adventure-seeker, but the former marine and racing sailor became a world-wide hero when he overcame hurricane odds to save a fellow competitor in the Southern Ocean. And it wasn't all about racing. Next he sailed a wooden lugger to Australia, then rounded Tasmania in a sailing kayak. Now he is about to tackle the North Sea in the same style sailing kayak. ...
Choosing a chartplotter program for ActiveCaptain users
By Tom Lochhaas/Sail-World Cruising,
12:23 AM Tue 7 May 2013 GMT
Tom Lochhaas has sailed all kinds of sailing boats - 14-foot Sunfish to a 50-foot ocean cruiser - in all kinds of waters for three decades. He has written widely about many different aspects of the sailing life. Here Tom offers some valuable tips about choosing a combination of chartplotter and the brilliant resource for cruisers, Active Captain, which comes in many modes: ...
Thailand: Armed robberies on sailing boats leave cruisers shaken
By Chris Husted, Phuket Gazette/Sail-World Cruising,
9:08 PM Mon 6 May 2013 GMT
Recent armed attacks against yachties by thieves in Chalong Bay, Phuket, Thailand, is the first violence that the local cruising community can remember here towards yachts in a very long time. A French yachtsman suffered severe knife wounds during an attack aboard his boat last week, and in another incident shots were fired when thieves were surprised during an attempted burglary on a vacant boat ...
An ARC Rally second departure now takes Transat rallies to six
By World Cruising Club,
5:51 PM Mon 6 May 2013 GMT
Demand from sailors world-wide for spaces in the 2013 Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC 2013) has been exceptional and forged a new rally departure via Cape Verde. The 30 extra boat slips recently installed by the Las Palmas Port Authority has enabled the ARC to grow to a maximum of 245 yachts for 2013. Despite this, the ARC was full by the end of January, with the waiting list closed a month later ...
Fremantle to Bali Rally 2013 sets off in fine weather style
By Marina Valmadre/Sail-World Cruising,
12:57 AM Mon 6 May 2013 GMT
Saturday was a beautiful autumn day in Fremantle in Western Australia when the 2013 Fremantle to Bali Race & Rally departed through hundreds of spectator craft and watched by thousands of people lining the local beaches. The event attracted a total fleet of 33 boats with 21 of the yachts involved in the rally and 12 involved in the racing division - an excellent turnout for an Indian Ocean Rally. ...
Coastguards pay tribute to yacht crew after copybook rescue
By RNLI/Sail-World Cruising,
8:36 PM Sun 5 May 2013 GMT
British Coastguards have paid tribute to the preparedness of a yacht crew in an MOB(COB) situation, which possibly saved the life of the overboard crew member who was wearing a life jacket and tethered to the yacht. While the crew could not retrieve her, they pressed the registered DSC radio distress button and the crew member was speedily airlifted to hospital ...
Phoenicia seeks sponsorship to sail the Atlantic
By Nancy Knudsen, ,
9:06 PM Sat 4 May 2013 GMT
In 1492 Columbus might have crossed the Ocean Blue and 'discovered' America in his three sailing ships, the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria, but it is just possible that the Phoenicians sailed the Atlantic 2,000 years earlier. Money is needed to prove it. ...
Latest NEEL 60 trimaran - certainly something to talk about
By Des Ryan, ,
10:10 PM Fri 3 May 2013 GMT
Just new and looking like a sleek alien which has just landed, the latest NEEL trimaran is certain something to talk about. The company calls it 'Sport Chic' navigation style and you certainly won't be missed on the water if you invest in one of these boats. ...
Cornell's new twin Atlantic Odyssey takes Transat rallies to four
By Sail-World Cruising,
9:01 PM Fri 3 May 2013 GMT
Once there was just the ARC - the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers, a transatlantic rally, started by cruising guru Jimmy Cornell over 25 years ago. Last year a new rally was announced, the 2013 Christmas Caribbean Rally, now Jimmy Cornell, who had long ago severed his relationship with the ARC, has announced not one, but two new transatlantic rallies. All four rallies leave from the Canary Islands. ...
Lightning kills one crewman on Philippines boat
By Nancy Knudsen, ,
1:54 AM Fri 3 May 2013 GMT
Lightning has killed one crewman in a boat off the waters of Tabina in the Philippines. It was a fishing boat, not a sailing boat, but just as tragic and serves to remind all leisure sailors that lightning is dangerous on any boat if the crew is not prepared and knowledgeable ...
Boats insure against collision with Loch Ness Monster
By Lee Mylchreest, ,
12:20 AM Fri 3 May 2013 GMT
Prudent cruising sailors might insure against collision with a whale in the ocean, but the owner of some boats that sail on Loch Ness is so worried about the reappearance of 'Nessie', the Loch Ness Monster, that she's taken out insurance against their boats being damaged by Nessie next time she surfaces. ...
US Sailing hosts First Safety at Sea Seminar in China
By Chuck Hawley,
1:06 PM Thu 2 May 2013 GMT
The event took place in Qingdao in front of 53 participants, including speakers Chuck Hawley and Bruce Brown, and organizer Doug Sparks. This is especially significant to the growing recreational marine market in China. ...
New World Record for 40ft circumnavigation set by Guo Chuan (CHN)
By John Reed, WSSR,
7:20 AM Wed 1 May 2013 GMT
The World Speed Sailing Record (WSSR) Council has announced the establishment of a new World Record, by Guo Chuan, the first Chinese sailor to have sailed completed a singlehanded circumnavigation. In doing so he also set a record for the singlehanded 40ft division maintained by the WSSR - reducing the previous mark set by Alain Maigan (FRA) by over 48 days. ...
Alpha 42 - new innovative performance cruising catamaran
By Des Ryan/ Sail-World Cruising round-up, ,
2:14 AM Wed 1 May 2013 GMT
There is a lot of hype around the introduction of a new Alpha 42 catamaran set to be introduced to the world yachting market in the next weeks. Reputed to be very cool looking and forecast to be produced at a very low price, can it really be true? ...
The Six Minute Safety Sailing Spiel
By BoatUS/Sail-World Cruising, ,
1:04 PM Tue 30 Apr 2013 GMT
It takes only six minutes to brief your new guests on board your boat for a day sailing, but could save the boat - or a life, and the briefing will make sure the day stays fun and relaxed. Here is the six minute safety briefing - six points, each taking only a minute: ...
Skipper missing, non-sailor rescued mid-Pacific, updated
By Sail-World Cruising Round-up,
6:54 PM Mon 29 Apr 2013 GMT
Update: The search has been called off. The only thing as horrifying as watching your boat sail away from you because you weren't clipped on could be realising your skipper has gone overboard and you, who can't sail at all, are left in the middle of an ocean alone. ...
US Sailors to vote on Loaner Kids Lifejacket locations
By BoatUS/Sail-World Cruising, ,
1:44 PM Mon 29 Apr 2013 GMT
USA sailors are being asked to vote for locations at which they would like to have loan life jackets available. BoatUS Foundation, which runs a Life Jacket Loaner Program for Kids at specific locations throughout the USA, is looking to expand their operations. ...
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