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French Navy saves New Zealand family...best tiny sailing gadget- the iPhone...child hoax costs rescuers...USA ethanol argument heats up...Hilary Lister in Scotland...and much more... | 09/07/2009
one-armed sailor found safe...first totally green superyacht...AISWatchmate, just for sailors...ARC full, five months early...Polish Natasza Caban, last leg for solo circumnavigation...and more | 02/07/2009
E-passports for yachts - sign of things to come?...mystery yacht found floating...pirates release seven yachtsmen...what to check when buying an outboard...and much more... | 25/06/2009
Whale collision spells the end of a dream...string sails - are they for you?...world's largest yacht launched...Death fall from mast - how are YOUR procedures...setting a second anchor...and much more... | 18/06/2009
Missing sailors found - 'We didn't know...' product safety recall...neat trick to balance your mast...Panama Canal - the story of the dopey Labrador...and much more | 11/06/2009
Watch that Spanish sailor - but don't copy...sail locally celebrate globally, it's Sailstice again... four months jail for firearm on yacht...emergency shrouds, a must-have...and much more... | 04/06/2009
Yacht tries to cross bar, see the photos...flipping a cat - make sure there's enough water...world's most famous yacht for sale...hazards of fishing vessels at sea - sailor lost...and much more... | 28/05/2009
Some GPS satellites forecast to fail...mystery disappearance of one-armed sailor...little boat sails 14 months are being abandoned...five things to tell your boat guests...and much more | 21/05/2009
Yacht washed up dry after crew abandonment...Your boat needs balls...Whose recession? - Berth sells for $4 million...all you must know to buy an outboard...and much more... | 14/05/2009
Kidnapped sailor returns to Somalia to repair yacht...how to sleep well when at anchor...polar yacht rescued after 3 knock-downs in 70knots...and much more | 07/05/2009
EPIRB manufacturing errors...what inflatable should I have...all about staysails...sailing junk sunk by hit and run freighter...Blue Water Rally home...and much more | 30/04/2009
Disaster follows triumph after solo sailor's 5th Cape Horn...skin cancer in sailors...seven secrets for being a fit sailor...the sailing boat that skis...and much more | 23/04/2009
The piracy game has changed with the first death...the hand-held VHF that swims...Captain Cook for the North West Passage...Fitting out a new cruising boat Part 4...and much more | 16/04/2009
Another yacht hijacked...cruising CUBA...the castaway dog who never gave up...fitting out a new cruising boat Part 3...and much more | 09/04/2009
New sailing speed records...'bad anchoring' kills three...fitting out a new cruising boat...flares - only the best...pirate murder, body now found...and much more | 02/04/2009
Latest pirate attacks, Madagascar and Thailand...how to learn to sail when you don't have time to get your feet wet...Moko the dolpin, rudder theft and whale rescuer...lots of prizes this week...and much more | 26/03/2009
Sailing for the Devil...largest ARC Europe fleet prepares...new catamaran models out...fitting out the new cruising boat... piracy waning as Yemenis join the fight...and much more | 19/03/2009
Yacht Club bulldozed in midnight raid...coast guard ponders cost of rescue of boat with no EPIRB...Lazy Jacks or Dutchman? the Dutchman argument...rallies rallies rallies... and much more... | 12/03/2009
Channel 16, the worlds strangest yacht club, pirates and more | 05/03/2009
40 days disabled in the Atlantic, the desperate bid to save the boat...sailor's life endangered by chatting on Channel 16...Recipes from 'the squiggly line'...the perfect yacht for reclusive royals...and much more | 26/02/2009
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Dangerous surf conditions for boaters by Transport Roads and Maritime Services
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. ... [more]  

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. ... [more]  

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. ... [more]  

Seven Days, 960 Miles thrilling voyage by Neil & Ley - SV Crystal Blues
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. ... [more]  

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. ... [more]  

New WA home for BRIG by Sirocco Marine
South Fremantle is now home to a new BRIG headquarters, the only authorised BRIG agent in Western Australia. ... [more]  

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. ... [more]  

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 ... [more]  

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 ... [more]  

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. ... [more]  

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. ... [more]  

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. ... [more]  

Dutch Chief Mate suspended following tragic yacht incident by Maritime and Coastguard Agency Press
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. ... [more]  

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. ... [more]  

Changed boating conditions for Jetty Beach at Coffs Harbour by Transport Roads and Maritime Services
Vessel operators are advised changed boating conditions will be in place around Jetty Beach at Coffs Harbour on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 March for the BCU triathlon swim to take place. ... [more]  

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 ... [more]  

Hamilton Island Audi Race Week 2015 – Have you booked your accommodation? It is always good to book early to secure the best properties as these book out first. ... [more]  

Rescued Australian father and son are recovering fast by Sean Flynn | The Newport Daily News
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. ... [more]  

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. ... [more]  

Australian father-son duo delays trip back home by By Matt Sheley | The Newport Daily News
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. ... [more]  

The Wine List by Crystal Blues by SV Crystal Blues
After a busy few weeks we are almost ready for our departure to Sri Lanka and beyond. Friends Ray and Jan Pitt signed off the boat in Thailand, leaving us spoiled, relaxed and ready for the future. Four weeks ago we sailed south (overnight) from Koh Phayam, spending four days in Phuket, provisioning and making ready. ... [more]  

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. ... [more]  

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. ... [more]  

Making its world debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2014, the Beneteau Oceanis 35 is already making its mark in Australia, with a second place in its division on its first outing at the Festival of Sails, Geelong, Victoria in January. ... [more]  

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. ... [more]  

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. ... [more]  

Roads and Maritime Services expand live vision of conditions by Transport Roads and Maritime Services
Boaters now have access to live vision of conditions at more locations with an expanded network of 18 cameras in key coastal areas and one alpine waterway in NSW. ... [more]  

Boaters urged to postpone boating until conditions subside by Transport Roads and Maritime Services
Roads and Maritime Services is urging boaters in northern NSW to take extra care and consider whether it is necessary to go boating during heavy rain and blustery conditions resulting from Cyclone Marcia. ... [more]  

Rottnest Island set for the annual Festival of Sail by Susan Ghent, Western Australia
Picturesque Rottnest Island in Western Australia is the ideal backdrop for a weekend of yachting and social activities. Now in its fifth year, the two day Rottnest Festival of Sail will be held over the weekend of 28 and 29 March. Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club now invites entries for this annual event. ... [more]  

High seas weather warning for Metarea 10 issued by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre Brisbane at 0907 UTC 19 February 2015. Hurricane force wind warning for North Eastern Area. ... [more]  

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 ... [more]  

Pacific Sky Power is launching the Kite Controller, a redesigned reel-bar with a compression winch that maintains equal line lengths throughout the launch and retrieval. For kayaks and canoes, this system enables sailing with a kite. ... [more]  

Boat owners cruising in Turkish waters are facing more difficulties because a new law regarding Residence Permits is confusing everyone concerned. ... [more]  

Eleuthera - A luxurious base to unwind yourself and explore islands
Australian first shellfish reefs are restored at Port Phillip Bay
Fire at Middle Harbour Yacht Club caused $500,000 damage
OCA Series - Julie Salisbury shares her seven-year cruising adventures
Dominica – An adventurous land definitely not for the faint of heart!
Galapagos - The Islands imposes stricter environmental inspections
Cruising under Power - Turning to the Dark Side?
50th Newport Bermuda Race - Rousmaniere looks back at 46th Thrash 2008
Research finds alarming levels of plastics wastes in Oceans
Standards Australia committee issues lifejacket safety standards
Polish crew sets new record for furthest south ever sailed by a yacht
Boat ramp sinking - You have to laugh
Setouchi International Yacht Rally preview
Cruising yacht disappears in Bay of Islands
Marine Rescue NSW rescue three boaters on hazardous North Coast bar
Getting your gear (wheel) on
Offshore preparedness the focus of operation ‘Blue Water’
Updated disposal options for unwanted beacons
Boat Docking Secrets - How to Avoid Springline Snap-back
New legislation would fix renewable fuel standard
New legislation would fix renewable fuel standard   
Provisioning the aCappella Way   
Rare and very unusual shark caught by fishermen on NSW Coast   
Best Loch Ness Monster evidence may have been destroyed   
Tall ship falls over - Could your boat do this?   
Dangerous conditions predicted for NSW boaters   
Cruise in company and enjoy a beautiful weekend at Cruising Yacht Club   
Two Somali pirates appeal in deaths of four Americans aboard yacht   
Producing jet fuel from ocean algae   
The true story of Donald Crowhurst set for a major film adaptation   
Humans drive 500 species of land animals extinct, now marine?   
Club Marine magazine subscribers can win Birthday Bonanza prizes   
Predicting coral reef futures under climate change   
Sailors for the Sea launches ocean conservation movement to heal ocean   
Changed boating conditions for Triathlon on Cudgen Creek next Sunday   
Family rescued after catamaran breaks in half   
New Holiday Camps at Lake Macquarie with the H2O Sports Academy   
Sailing Sclerosis Oceans of Hope arrives in Panama City + Video   
Planning an open ocean cruise? Become a Citizen Oceanographer   
Rarely sighted frilled shark turns up in Victorian waters   


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