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Clear the Decks! By Paul Shard, Bahamas , 7:33 PM Sat 22 Nov 2014 GMT
Twenty-five years ago when Sheryl and I were building and outfitting our first boat, 'Two-Step', a Classic 37, we tried to imagine sailing her in a storm. We did a lot of research about storm tactics and as a result we designed the deck layout so we could handle most tasks from the cockpit and bought heavy weather sails. ...
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Sail-World Team holds first Continental Conference at METS By Brendan Maxwell, , 6:04 PM Sat 22 Nov 2014 GMT
The world’s largest sailing media group, Sail-World.com, held its first continental group meeting at the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) this week. METS is the world’s largest B2B Marine show and this year it had a record 1358 exhibitors and more than 21,000 Marine industry representatives. ...
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British Cycling grows by over 500%, can sailing do the same? By Amanda Simpson, London , 10:52 AM Fri 21 Nov 2014 GMT
On Monday 17 November, an impressive line-up of speakers at 13th International Sailing Summit shared ideas and best practice from around the world, demonstrating how the sailing industry can change to increase and retain participation, through innovation, technology and cultural changes. British Cycling has seen its membership grow by 567% since 2005. ...
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Extinction risk not the answer for reef futures By ARC Centre of Excellence Coral Reef Studies, , 10:27 PM Thu 20 Nov 2014 GMT
Coral and reef fishes are not like pandas and tigers, and the extinction risks they face are much lower. Leading coral reef scientists in Australia and the USA say there needs to be a new approach to protecting the future of marine ecosystems, with a shift away from the current focus on extinction threat. ...
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ARC+ fleet sets sail for Saint Lucia By World Cruising Club, , 8:24 PM Thu 20 Nov 2014 GMT
The ARC+ fleet got underway in good conditions on November 19th as they set out on Leg 2 of the ARC+ from São Vicente in the Cape Verde Islands to Saint Lucia. Conditions at the start were excellent with a NE wind of around 10 knots blowing across the start line. ...
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Auction to be held at Runaway Bay Marina By Marine Auctions, , 6:19 PM Thu 20 Nov 2014 GMT
An auction is set to be held at Runaway Bay Marina, Gold Coast, on Saturday 22nd November. Telephone bidding is available by contacting, Jo on 0407 213 557, or email, jo@marineauctions.com.au. ...
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Sail safer with these 'landfall light' secrets By Captain John Jamieson, Florida , 6:13 PM Thu 20 Nov 2014 GMT
Imagine sailing toward the coast, with landfall just over the horizon. Your GPS signal has been weak and unreliable. You strain your eyes to pick up the light that marks the entrance to the safe harbor ahead. What three sea-tested sailing tips can you use to keep your small sailboat and your sailing crew in safe water? ...
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Sailing the Mediterranean – An infographic By Carola Bruce, , 3:02 PM Thu 20 Nov 2014 GMT
The Mediterranean Sea is a destination area that many people aspire to visit. ‘The Med’ as it is often known touches the coastlines of a number of countries and is an attractive area for holidaymakers due to the wonderful climate and welcoming people. Sailing The Med is a dream for many boating enthusiasts and the waters hold many exciting adventures. ...
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New transducer line from Garmin boasts scanning sonar By Garmin International Inc., , 11:22 AM Thu 20 Nov 2014 GMT
Garmin Ltd has announced a new line of scanning transducers designed to accommodate any calibre of mariner, from the casual cruiser to the professional angler. Supporting both the newest lines of Garmin echoMAP and GPSMAP chartplotters and multifunction displays (MFD), this full array of thru-hull and transom-mounted transducers are a valuable addition to any vessel. ...
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34 Atlantic Odyssey yachts cross start line off Arrecife By Doina Cornell, , 8:49 PM Mon 17 Nov 2014 GMT
Spinnakers and Parasails flying, the 34 Atlantic Odyssey yachts crossed the start line off Arrecife bound for Martinique some 2700 miles away. Although Sephina, an Australian Lagoon 400, crossed the line first, she was a little ahead of time, so the first boat in fact to cross the start line correctly after the 12 noon starting gun was Gazel Rebel from France, a Pogo 850. ...
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World ARC fleet explores Zululand By World Cruising, , 7:49 PM Mon 17 Nov 2014 GMT
The last arrival of the World ARC fleet into Richard’s Bay marked the achievement of the 21 yachts crossing the Indian Ocean! A challenging crossing, particularly for the last half of arrivals included key equipment failures. 'Everything looked fine until Roger noticed a crack in the boom. We had broken the boom!' – Free & BrEasy ...
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Visit Doyle Sails New Zealand at METS 2014 By Ellie Brade, , 11:22 AM Mon 17 Nov 2014 GMT
Doyle Sails New Zealand will once again be exhibiting in the Superyacht Pavilion at the upcoming Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS), running from 19-20 November in Amsterdam. Our stand will be in its usual spot in the main hall - stand 10.715 - and we look forward to welcoming you to the show. ...
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ARC 2014 Opening Ceremony: Flags and bands, one week to the start By World Cruising Club, , 5:23 PM Sun 16 Nov 2014 GMT
ARC 2014 Opening Ceremony - With one week to go before the ARC 2014 fleet leave Las Palmas de Gran Canaria for Rodney Bay in Saint Lucia, crews from across the world marched and danced behind their national flags in a stirring parade around Las Palmas Marina. ...
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Australia strengthens commitment to Coral Triangle By Daniel Rockett, WWF-Australia, , 10:18 PM Sat 15 Nov 2014 GMT
The announcement on November 13 that Australia would commit a further $6 million towards the Coral Triangle Initiative was welcomed by WWF-Australia. Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, and Environment Minister Greg Hunt, announced the new funding package at the World Parks Congress in Sydney. ...
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Sailing veteran celebrates his 20th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers By World Cruising Club, , 5:33 PM Sat 15 Nov 2014 GMT
Although he is the oldest Skipper in ARC 2014, Manfred Kerstan from Berlin certainly doesn’t show it and is all set to enjoy his 20th ARC to its fullest. Over the years, Manfred has embraced the real spirit of the ARC, and is a stalwart presence at social functions and seminars, talking to participants old and new about all aspects of the rally. ...
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A Sailor's Dream Home in the beautiful Bay of Islands - Auction 22 Nov By Sail-World, , 11:55 AM Sat 15 Nov 2014 GMT
Just a week left to run on your opportunity to own a waterfront home, plus deep-water mooring in the Bay of Islands Built to an architect design in 2000, this north-facing waterfront Opua property is a short walk to the marina and boatyard. It is going to auction on November 22. ...
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All set for ARC+ arrivals in São Vicente By World Cruising Club, , 8:52 PM Fri 14 Nov 2014 GMT
Whilst waiting for the ARC+ fleet to arrive at their mid-Atlantic stop of Mindelo, on Cape Verdean island of São Vicente, you easily realise the excitement which is bubbling around the Marina, in the government offices and in bars and restaurants. ...
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Caribbean 1500 - Lest We Forget: Crews who won't make it to Tortola By World Cruising Club, , 8:40 PM Fri 14 Nov 2014 GMT
Nothing ever bad happens in the rally, right? If you read the daily news stories over the years, you’d certainly think so. But despite what I sometimes think of as the ‘propaganda’ that we post in the news and features during the 1500 (and I’m myself responsible for producing it), I feel we ought to focus at least occasionally on some of the more unfortunate realities of ocean sailing. ...
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Crews visit ARC Forest at Las Palmas de Gran Canaria By World Cruising Club, , 8:31 PM Fri 14 Nov 2014 GMT
Sailing allows us to travel long distances with relatively low carbon emissions, but the reality is that all yachts burn diesel for motive power and to generate electricity. Conscious of this impact, ARC organiser World Cruising Club has teamed up with local non-profit forestry organisations in Gran Canaria to develop and sponsor a carbon offset project. ...
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Pantaenius Insurance - 'Know boats, me.' *Feature By John Curnow, , 1:14 AM Fri 14 Nov 2014 GMT
It’s one of those wonderful sayings you hear around the quay or bar a lot. It’s mostly spoken when someone makes an obvious and usually very public mistake. It is one of those classic, laconic and ironic statements. It is as Australian as calling people by their Surname, especially if it is shortened, or even lengthened, by adding a ‘y’, ‘o’ or ‘ie’ to the end of it. ...
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Security Council renews action to fight piracy off Somali Coast By Security Council, , 10:33 PM Thu 13 Nov 2014 GMT
Expressing continued grave concern over piracy off the coast of Somalia despite a sharp decline in attacks, the Security Council has renewed for another year authorizations, first agreed in 2008, for international action to fight the crime in cooperation with Government authorities. ...
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World Odyssey Race cancelled By Jimmy Cornell, , 4:05 PM Thu 13 Nov 2014 GMT
During the last two weeks we have received the details of the boats for the provisional entry list in the World Odyssey Race (see list below). Unfortunately we were forced to recognise that too many of those who have expressed an interest in sailing in the World Odyssey Race would do so on yachts which may not be suitable for the rigours of a circumnavigation in high latitudes. ...
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SSCBC - The once little club with a big heart By John Curnow, , 10:59 AM Thu 13 Nov 2014 GMT
When you’re a powerhouse of a club, you don’t just have an Opening Day, you hold a full weekend of functions. Such is the case for the Sorrento Sailing and Couta Boat Club (SSCBC) who began their festivities to celebrate the launching of the 2014/15 season last Friday, and only finished on the Sunday. ...
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Caribbean 1500 - One fleet, two very different stories By World Cruising Club, , 10:31 PM Wed 12 Nov 2014 GMT
Falcon, the 80’ Cookson, did the expected and beat the rest of the fleet to the BVI. The ex-America’s Cup training vessel, now a tricked out cruising yacht, sailed the course in just over seven days, arriving Monday night around 9pm. 'We had the perfect passage,' said the yacht’s owner Cary St. Onge. ...
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Eccletic ARC fleet assemble in Las Palmas By World Cruising Club, , 10:20 PM Wed 12 Nov 2014 GMT
With 75% of the ARC fleet now in Las Palmas, the docks of the Muelle Deportivo are populated with boats of all shapes and sizes, from multiple manufacturers and sailing under the flags of 22 different nations. The range of boats is as ecclectic as the crews on board with examples of almost every kind of ocean cruising boat available represented amongst the ARC 2014 fleet. ...
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