| News for the Last 30 Days - Cruising (Southern hemisphere)
Too close for comfort - the glacier is not your friend
By Lee Mylchreest, ,
7:24 PM Tue 17 Dec 2013 GMT
For all you sailors who dream of sailing at high latitudes one day - or are even doing it now - this is a video you need to watch, to give you one more tool in your armoury to get you past glaciers safely. ...
New rules for moorings
By GBRMPA, ,
12:28 PM Tue 17 Dec 2013 GMT
To help protect fragile reefs in high-use areas, new moorings rules are in place from November 2013 clarifying what is considered a misuse of public moorings and infrastructure. ...
Vicsail's newest yacht in their marque is the SLY Yacht
By Cheryl Stanton, Rushcutters Bay ,
10:13 AM Tue 17 Dec 2013 GMT
Vicsail's newest yacht in their marque is the SLY Yacht. Arriving safely in Newport, she is ready to be tried in Australian water. We will be following her and recording her through different conditions. To follow her performance, find her on Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/slyaustralia?ref=hl ...
Falling overboard - just as easy from a dinghy
By Cape Coral Sail and Power Squadron/Sail-World, ,
11:12 PM Mon 16 Dec 2013 GMT
There's much talk about falling overboard from sailing boats, but don't forget it's much easier to fall overboard when you are in a dinghy or other small craft, simply because it might seem a more innocent activity. ...
Improve halyard tension by video from UK Sailmakers
By Adam Loory, UK Sailmakers, ,
10:35 PM Mon 16 Dec 2013 GMT
UK Sailmakers is building a library of instructional videos titled 'Sail with Confidence' to help sailors become better at sail trim and boat handling. ...
24 Years of Cruising - Lessons Learned
By Sheryl Shard, ,
8:08 PM Mon 16 Dec 2013 GMT
This fall Paul and Sheryl Shard, bestselling authors and award-winning filmmakers, are celebrating 24 years of international cruising - 24 years of magical places they've sailed to and amazing people they've met. We have invited them to share some thoughts on lessons learned exploring the world by sailing boat. ...
24 Years of Cruising - Lessons Learned
By Sheryl Shard,
7:18 PM Mon 16 Dec 2013 GMT
This fall Paul and Sheryl Shard, bestselling authors and award-winning filmmakers, are celebrating 24 years of international cruising - 24 years of magical places they've sailed to and amazing people they've met. Since this is a time that so many people are heading south on their first cruise we invited them to share some thoughts on lessons learned exploring the world by sailboat. ...
Whitsunday Sailing Club receive rescue boat donation
By Heidi Walton,
11:02 AM Mon 16 Dec 2013 GMT
With the recent donation of a large rescue boat to the Whitsunday Sailing Club Whitsunday waters will remain safer.
Wanting to help the club and wider community on the water, Cruise Whitsundays has just donated a five-metre RIB rescue boat to the club, which was accepted with open arms. ...
Vicsail is proud to be Australian importers for SLY Yachts
9:30 AM Mon 16 Dec 2013 GMT
Vicsail is proud to be the Australian importers for the SLY Yachts. Sly Marie is a young and dynamic Italian Shipyard with experts from all fields united by the love of sailing. If you have any questions or would like to know more about the SLY Yachts, please contact Vicsail at 02 9327 2088 or email email@example.com. ...
Is your Publicity Officer ready to send news to Sail-World?
By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team,
11:58 PM Sun 15 Dec 2013 GMT
Each year we have been receiving some great reports from a whole range of Clubs and cruising organisations...
If YOUR club, association or cruising committee would like to publicise or report on an event, especially its national events, stories and pictures can be uploaded via our Sail-World.com Contributors System at the top right of the site. ...
Victoria's Discover Sailing Day to run throughout January and February
By Lauren Garnet, ,
7:41 PM Sat 14 Dec 2013 GMT
Yacht clubs throughout Victoria will once again throw open their doors to local communities for the Summer 2014 Discover Sailing Day program running throughout January and February, giving families the opportunity to experience the adventurous and exciting world of sailing and yacht club life for free. ...
'We're rescuing Santa Claus!' - the rescue of a long distance sailor
By Des Ryan/The Reporter, ,
3:46 AM Sat 14 Dec 2013 GMT
On November 05 this year, the coal ship Athina L had been called by AMVER to a yacht in trouble in their piece of the ocean. But when the Philippino crew arrived at the rescue scene, they had one reaction: 'We're rescuing Santa Claus!' ...
Notice to Seafarers: Accidental EPIRB activation - What to do next?
By Daria Blackwell, Ocean Cruising Club, ,
7:44 PM Fri 13 Dec 2013 GMT
Daria Blackwell, Ocean Cruising Club member and co-author of 'Happy Hooking: The Art of Anchoring' tells us she has just received this notice from the radio licensing authority in Ireland: ...
Shazzam! It's Azzam
By Des Ryan, ,
7:05 PM Fri 13 Dec 2013 GMT
Of course, she has no sails, but measuring 180m she's the longest yacht in the world. She has a power of 94,00hp, a top speed of over 30 knots and was built in a superyacht nanosecond of just four years. She's Azzam and she is now delivered to her somewhat mysterious owner! ...
Third annual Club Marine Pittwater Sail Expo set for March 2014
By Damian Devine, Newport ,
10:10 AM Fri 13 Dec 2013 GMT
The third annual Club Marine Pittwater Sail Expo will be held over the weekend of 22 and 23 March, 2014 at the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club at Newport in Sydney. A community event, the expo will feature over 50 exhibitors supplying goods and services to the professional and leisure sailor as well as providing information on sail training, club membership, cruising, dinghy and yacht racing. ...
Asia Superyacht Rendezvous ready to roll
By ASR Media, Phuket, Thailand ,
12:28 AM Fri 13 Dec 2013 GMT
ASR hosts Kata Rocks have been working tirelessly to make sure everything is perfect, and ready for the attendees to enjoy. From the food and cocktails, to entertainment and decoration, all that’s left to do is welcome the guests, and watch them take in the breathtaking views and marvel at the exceptional luxury this venue has to offer. ...
Anatomy of a collision - yacht and bulk carrier
By Lee Mylchreest, ,
11:34 PM Thu 12 Dec 2013 GMT
What are the factors most likely to cause a collision at sea? What mistakes should the cruising sailor NOT make? How much can we rely on a good lookout by ships that we pass? The investigation of this non-fatal collision between a Swiss-flagged yacht and an Australian bulk carrier carries some significant messages for how we should all act when sailing an open seaway. ...
Catalina Owners' Lake Macquarie Rendezvous
By Rod Mackay/Sail-World Cruising, Lake Macquarie ,
7:30 PM Thu 12 Dec 2013 GMT
The Catalina Owners Lake Macquarie Rendezvous (number nine) in New South Wales' lovely Lake Macquarie will be held from January 3-5, 2014 at Royal Motor Yacht Club, Toronto. This regatta is for the owners and guests of Catalinas who have got over the silly season and will look forward to sailing on beautiful Lake Macquarie for some fun and sun. ...
Sydney Harbour Activity Guide now available
By Roads and Maritime Services Media,
11:52 AM Thu 12 Dec 2013 GMT
All of the events planned for Sydney Harbour this summer, including maps and on-water traffic restrictions and safety advice, is now available in a guide. ...
Molto Forte - Play the tape with OneSails *Feature
By John Curnow,
11:22 PM Wed 11 Dec 2013 GMT
You see it on sheet music. Words such as Allegro, Adagio, Energico or Vivace are there to tell you how the composer wishes you to play the very notes before your eyes. They set the tone, mood, flavour and ambience for the entire piece or movement. ...
Increased entry period for yachts visiting NZ bonus for marine sector
By Kate Gordon-Smith, Auckland ,
8:22 AM Wed 11 Dec 2013 GMT
New Zealand’s marine and tourism industries will benefit in a number of ways following the Government’s decision to extend the temporary import entry (TIE) period for visiting superyachts and cruising yachts to New Zealand from the existing 12 months to 24 months. ...
Stanley Paris, 76->solo, non-stop, fastest ever - the adventure begins
By Lee Mylchreest,
10:50 PM Tue 10 Dec 2013 GMT
Dr Stanley Paris, life-long adventure-seeking New Zealander but long-time resident of Florida, tells his story as he sets out to circumnavigate the world solo and non-stop in the fastest ever time, at the age of 76. Here is his first report: ...
Follow This Sailing Tip from an Ancient Custom
By John Jamieson,
8:22 PM Tue 10 Dec 2013 GMT
John Jamieson (Captain John) here discusses just why all sailors take off our shore footwear any time we get on a sailing boat: Imagine if you could put the fibers of the rug, carpet, tile, or flooring in your home under a microscope. And be able to analyze all of the stuff you see. . ...
Six months later, missing schooner Nina's families just won't give up
By Nancy Knudsen,
11:17 PM Mon 9 Dec 2013 GMT
They still won't give up. It's six months since the disappearance of the schooner Nina between New Zealand and Australia with six Americans and one English crew on board, but the families still haven't given up. ...
Cruising seminars from Fremantle around the coast to Cairns
By Des Ryan,
7:18 PM Mon 9 Dec 2013 GMT
Starting in January sailors right round the coastline of Australia who would like to cruise beyond their home waters will have a unique chance to attend comprehensive and intense seminars specifically for the cruising sailor. Whether you are in Fremantle, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Newcastle, Brisbane, Airlie Beach, Townsville or Cairns, this could be the chance you've been waiting for. ...
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