| News for the Last 30 Days - Cruising (Southern hemisphere)
Oceanair case study: Interior facelift and refit of Savaras
By Oceanair & Kiwi Yachting,
7:06 AM Thu 20 Jun 2013 GMT
The owner of Savaras, a 49ft Oyster moored in La Ciotat in the south of France, approached Oceanair to help freshen up his much loved yacht before the sailing season commences. With the interior of Savaras looking a little tired after over 10 years use, the owner wanted an effective yet affordable solution. ...
Southern Spars make two finals at the 2013 Auckland Exporter Awards
12:33 AM Thu 20 Jun 2013 GMT
Southern Spars NZ, an Auckland-based world leader in carbon spars and rigging is a finalist in two categories at the 2013 Auckland Exporter of the year Awards.
Southern Spars NZ has been selected as a finalist in the Auckland Export Awards 2013 in two categories - The Westpac Exporter of the Year award (total sales over $25 million) and the Baldwins Intellectual Property Best Commercialisation ...
Changes to marine safety laws to ease requirements for some paddlers
By Office of Boating Safety & Maritime Affairs, ,
3:47 PM Wed 19 Jun 2013 GMT
Transport for NSW has announced that changes to marine safety laws will ease requirements for some paddlers to wear lifejackets while under the supervision of experienced and accredited coaches. ...
Solo sailor dies from mast fall after Customs boards his boat
By Lee Mylchreest, ,
4:51 AM Wed 19 Jun 2013 GMT
Was he fleeing from Customs officers or was it a tragic mistake? Uncertainty surrounds reports of a solo sailor's death when he fell 40 ft from his mast shortly after his yacht, Windrose, was boarded by Customs officers and he climbed the mast. The incident occurred at St Mary's Harbour in the Scilly Isles on Monday at around 8.30pm. ...
How we trust our volunteer rescuers
By Ken McManus/Sail-World,
4:26 AM Wed 19 Jun 2013 GMT
Australian rescue volunteers have a lot to be happy about today, and it's not just one more sailor's life that they have saved. They have just found out that they are again in the top three most trusted professions in Australia. ...
Sydney's 'Alfreds' features Nick Martin on 'Round World Cruising'
By Nancy Knudsen,
2:26 AM Tue 18 Jun 2013 GMT
If you are anywhere in reach of the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club on Sydney's northern beaches, you won't want to miss the presentation that Nick Martin is giving on their regular 'First Friday' Cruising dinner - and you DON'T have to be a member of the club. ...
2013 Victorian Jeanneau Rendezvous great success
By Rohan Veal, Melbourne ,
9:15 PM Mon 17 Jun 2013 GMT
In what was thought what was going to be a fairly ordinary Melbourne Winter’s day on Saturday eigth June for the inaugural Victorian Jeanneau Rendezvous, ended up being unusually spectacular weather ...
Sail the Northwest Passage on your iPad
By Des Ryan, UK ,
8:28 PM Mon 17 Jun 2013 GMT
So you'd like to sail the Northwest Passage but -can't get away from the office, haven't got a boat, don't like cold water sailing? Now here's the next best thing: You can do it on your iPad! ...
Kito De Pavant (Groupe Bel) establishes new world record
By John Reed, WSSR / Sail-World,
6:34 PM Mon 17 Jun 2013 GMT
The World Speed Sailing Record Council (WSSR) has announced the establishment of a new World Record by Kito De Pavant (FRA). Pavant sailed singlehanded Monohull 60 foot 'Groupe Bel' from Marseille to Carthage. ...
Apps4Sailing.com releases free app for Android users
By Linda Cullum, Vermont ,
6:08 PM Mon 17 Jun 2013 GMT
Apps4Sailing.com has released Parts of a Sailboat, Learn to Tie Knots and one free app, How to Turn a Sailboat for Android users on Google Play. The free app features 'Coming About: Turning a sailboat into and through the wind' ...
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: New 'political party' rumour confirmed
By Rob Mundle, ,
11:29 AM Mon 17 Jun 2013 GMT
Rumours across Australia is that a new political party would be formed during the 30th Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2013, which will be staged only weeks before the federal election, have been confirmed. Details are sketchy at this stage, but it is known that the announcement will be heard and seen during the staging of the Prix d’ Elegance on Friday, August 23. ...
Survival story of the week: Rescue after two days in air bubble
By K P Waran, Valencia ,
12:07 AM Mon 17 Jun 2013 GMT
Survival story of the week: Truth, as we know, can be stranger than fiction, but some stories told as true, almost defy belief. As a cruising sailor, going to the bottom of the ocean in your boat is every mariner's nightmare, but here, from Africa, comes the story of amazing survival by a crew member on a tug boat, sent to the bottom by a giant wave. ...
Omani kids and a passion for sailing
By Sail-World Cruising Round-up, Valencia, Spain ,
5:46 PM Sun 16 Jun 2013 GMT
If you think that kids in your neck of the woods love sailing, you should see how the kids in Oman, such a recent leisure sailing country, are rushing to get a chance to get on the water and learn to sail. ...
Francis Joyon shatters North Atlantic record by more than 16 hours
By Mer et Media,
2:41 PM Sun 16 Jun 2013 GMT
In his quest to beat the North Atlantic record, Francis Joyon on board IDEC, has smashed Thomas Coville’s 2008 record by 16 hours, 34 minutes and 30 seconds. Joyon completed his journey in a time of 5 days, 2 hours, 56 minutes and 10 seconds. ...
Inaugural Cruising Masterclass at the Sydney International Boat Show *Feature
By Nancy Knudsen,
9:39 AM Sun 16 Jun 2013 GMT
Maybe you know a lot about sailing, but do you know all you need to know for cruising? Are you up to date with the latest sailing aids? safety systems? Technology? Do you know all about snubbers, sentinels, Med Hooks? If the answer is no or maybe, then attend the Cruising Masterclass at the Sydney Boat Show, 3/4 August. You'll never regret it. It's free in the inaugural year but must be reserved ...
Get your winter rig check with a great deal from NZ Rigging
7:40 AM Sun 16 Jun 2013 GMT
Winter is here, so if you are anywhere within reach of Auckland, why not take advantage of a full four page Mast and Rigging inspection for the low price of $150.00* inc GST?
When was the last time your mast and rigging were checked? Do all your lights work? Is there damaged standing and running rigging? When did you have an inspection done last? ...
Perfect Storm in a Calm Setting - Carbon Monoxide incident *Feature
By J.G.Merritt, SAMS-AMS - BoatU.S.,
5:07 AM Sun 16 Jun 2013 GMT
As often happens, a near catastrophe—two people almost being killed-- was caused by a series of seemingly small events, each of which occurred at precisely the right (or perhaps 'wrong') time. Of particular interest to me, as the surveyor assigned to do the initial investigation, was that the events taken individually were not necessarily significant, but on the whole were deadly important. ...
Something to ponder - Is your GPS system 100% safe?
By Simon Jinks, RYA/Sail-World Cruising,
1:41 AM Sun 16 Jun 2013 GMT
Is your GPS system 100% safe? Even if you have multiple redundancies on board your sailing boat, what happens if the signal actually fails? How could that happen and what about the alternatives to GPS now being rolled out? Would they be a solution? - or if not, now that fewer and fewer sailors are carrying complete paper charts, what IS the solution? ...
Britain's Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) is concerned
By Joanne Groenenberg, MCA,
9:46 PM Sat 15 Jun 2013 GMT
Britain's Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) is concerned - and other safety-oriented organisations may well be too. The MCA is concerned because they are aware of the development and marketing of hand-held non-pyrotechnic devices or Electronic Visual Distress Signals (EVDS) that are being offered as alternatives to pyrotechnic flares. ...
Book Review: 'Suddenly Overboard' by Tom Lochhaas
By Doug Cuming, Boat Books,
8:58 PM Sat 15 Jun 2013 GMT
Gripping true stories of contemporary sailing disasters that will make you think twice about not wearing a lifejacket or harness when out at sea. In Suddenly Overboard, Tom Lochhaas tells a number of stories about sailors who experienced catastrophes when least expecting them and who were rescued, or who died, or who lived to tell the tale simply by good luck. ...
Full speed ahead to The Lizard for Francis Joyon, IDEC
By Mer et Media,
4:26 PM Sat 15 Jun 2013 GMT
Traveling some 650 miles over the past 24 hours, Francis Joyon is close to his own 24-hour solo sailing distance record of 666 miles. This figure alone divulges the incredible performance the sailor from Locmariaquer has achieved since setting out from New York on Wednesday. ...
Irresponsible activation of EPIRBs - bush walkers and sailors
By Nancy Knudsen,
11:23 PM Fri 14 Jun 2013 GMT
In a case that, to my knowledge has not been replicated in the sailing world, the Rescue Co-ordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) launched an investigation into claims that a bush walker had activated the beacon because he was running late. It is an interesting case for the sailor because of multiple opinions among sailors that often sailors activate their beacon because they are frightened. ...
Sail-World Site Upgrade
By The Editorial Team,
10:17 PM Fri 14 Jun 2013 GMT
Please note this site is currently undergoing an upgrade and for next few hours, while we have the latest news, some of the stories from over the last week won't be displayed. These will all appear in a rush shortly.
So if you are looking for news from the last few days, please log back on later. ...
Five tips to extend the life of your costly sailing control lines
By John Jamieson,
6:02 PM Fri 14 Jun 2013 GMT
Sailing rope costs are going up like most everything else. And you will want to extend the life of your expensive halyard, outhaul, reefing, and other running rigging lines as long as possible. Follow these easy sailing tips to success! ...
Uncertainty remains in Francis Joyon's North Atlantic record chase
By Mer et Media,
4:42 PM Fri 14 Jun 2013 GMT
It was once more with a remarkably calm voice for a sailor at the helm of a 30-metre machine speeding along at between 25 and 30 knots that Francis Joyon confirmed his ETA at the finish, in other words that he is due to cross the legendary line marking the finish of the North Atlantic crossing off The Lizard at the southern tip of Cornwall on Sunday evening. ...
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