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News for the Last 30 Days - Cruising (Southern hemisphere)

Dangerous surf conditions for boaters By Transport Roads and Maritime Services, , 1:27 AM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
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. ...
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Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta - Overall report By Melvyn (Mel) Steiner, Sydney , 5:11 PM Wed 4 Mar 2015 GMT
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. ...
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What do you know about this Yacht Collision with a Manly Ferry?? By Sail-World.com, , 6:54 PM Tue 3 Mar 2015 GMT
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. ...
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Seven Days, 960 Miles thrilling voyage By Neil & Ley - SV Crystal Blues, , 4:47 PM Tue 3 Mar 2015 GMT
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. ...
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BRIG lifestyle captured in print By Sirocco Marine, , 1:57 AM Tue 3 Mar 2015 GMT
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. ...
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New WA home for BRIG By Sirocco Marine, , 9:35 PM Mon 2 Mar 2015 GMT
South Fremantle is now home to a new BRIG headquarters, the only authorised BRIG agent in Western Australia. ...
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Waterscape 2015 campaign sneak peak By Superior Jetties, , 12:12 PM Mon 2 Mar 2015 GMT
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. ...
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NSW Governor to launch Rotary NSW Emergency Services Community Awards By www.rotaryescawards.org.au, , 9:15 AM Mon 2 Mar 2015 GMT
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 ...
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Peter Boyd joins Doyle Sails NZ for Bay of Islands and Pacific Islands By Ellie Brade, , 1:15 AM Mon 2 Mar 2015 GMT
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 ...
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Jonathan Nimerfroh captures nearly frozen waves on camera By CBS Boston, , 12:33 PM Sun 1 Mar 2015 GMT
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. ...
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Rio officials probe source of fish die-off in Olympic waters By Jenny Barchfield, , 2:56 AM Sun 1 Mar 2015 GMT
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. ...
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Salty Dawg Rally™ announces Spring 2015 Rally schedule By Mike Martel, , 5:37 AM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
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. ...
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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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Changed boating conditions for Jetty Beach at Coffs Harbour By Transport Roads and Maritime Services, , 3:31 AM Fri 27 Feb 2015 GMT
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. ...
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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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Hamilton Island Race Week – Fantastic options to book accommodation By Kristie Kaighin, Hamilton Island , 6:47 PM Wed 25 Feb 2015 GMT
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. ...
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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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The Wine List by Crystal Blues By SV Crystal Blues, , 10:56 AM Mon 23 Feb 2015 GMT
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. ...
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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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Beneteau Oceanis 35 - The 3-in-1 Marvel By Beneteau, , 5:17 AM Sun 22 Feb 2015 GMT
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. ...
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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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