|News for the Last 7 Days - Cruising (Southern hemisphere)
Yacht Track Library - an ingenious new tool for cruising sailors
By Daria Blackwell/Sail-World Cruising,
12:56 AM Tue 21 May 2013 GMT
At Sail-World Cruising we're always on the lookout for extra navigation aids to assist the cruising sailor, and we have found a beauty this week - and it needs your help to make it even better! ...
Incredible Jeanne crosses equator - one more leg to victory
By Lee Mylchreest, ,
11:09 PM Mon 20 May 2013 GMT
The incredible Jeanne Socrates has crossed the equator! In her third attempt to circumnavigate the world non-stop the indomitable 70-year-old sailor has crossed the equator for the last time and 'merely' has to make it back to her starting point in Victoria, Canada, to become the oldest female to have circumnavigated the world solo, non-stop and unassisted. ...
Revolution in Interior-Exterior Design
By Boat Style,
10:59 PM Mon 20 May 2013 GMT
Boat Style introduces the brand new wave of performance fabrics from the US at the 2013 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show. ...
Huchwilco New Zealand Boat Show goes close to all time record
By Mike Rose,
9:11 PM Mon 20 May 2013 GMT
Well over 35,000 keen Kiwis flocked to the 2013 Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show in Auckland in mid-May, proving that boating is still a key attraction and pastime for many Kiwis.
Attendance at the 2013 show was within just a few hundred of last year’s record-breaking crowd, despite a nasty weather bomb knocking back the numbers on one of the show’s four days (the Friday). ...
Guam sailors cruise to the remote Maug Islands
By Lacee A.C. Martinez, GuamPDN/Sail-World, ,
12:02 AM Mon 20 May 2013 GMT
To most of us Guam is a remote island in the Marianas somewhere in the western Pacific Ocean, best known as a US military base. But Guam, naturally, is not remote to the leisure sailors who live there. It's Maug that is remote - so remote that few sailors had ever ventured there, until Jim, Wayne and Bill, Guam sailors, set off recently in a 38ft Galaxie and told their story to Pacific Daily News. ...
Ready, set, wear your life jacket to work!
By SOS Marine/Sail-World Cruising, ,
8:59 PM Sun 19 May 2013 GMT
Aussie company SOS Marine announced today its support of 'Wear Your Life Jacket to Work' Day on May 17, 2013. SOS Marine joins boating professionals and boating enthusiasts in Australia and New Zealand to heighten awareness of different life jacket types that are available, including inflatable life jackets, and demonstrate their comfort and versatility by wearing them to work. ...
Another 'couldn't cope' rescue - sailor 'too tired' to continue
By Lee Mylchreest,
5:29 AM Sun 19 May 2013 GMT
Joshua Slocum had no autopilot but slept during his circumnavigation in 1895 by lashing the wheel and setting the sails. In 2006 some friends of ours lost steering altogether then sailed 1400nm by setting the sails. More and more rescues are occurring because many a modern sailor can't cope with the challenges, witness this appalling story, flashed across the sailing world this week: ...
Hutchwilco NZ Boat Show: Images from the the Show - Saturday - 2
By Richard Gladwell,
4:13 AM Sun 19 May 2013 GMT
Sail-World is at the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boatshow in the Sailing Hall. We've a big screen running showing all the best we can find of sailing - from Youtube to Video and some material we have shot ourselves. On Saturday we took our camera for a quick run around the Show, this is the second gallery mainly from the other halls ...
Hutchwilco NZ Boat Show: Images from the the Show - Saturday - 1
By Richard Gladwell,
3:58 AM Sun 19 May 2013 GMT
Sail-World is at the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boatshow in the Sailing Hall. We've a big screen running showing all the best we can find of sailing - from Youtube to Video and some material we have shot ourselves
On Saturday we took our camera for a quick run around the Show ...
New NEEL 60 shatters convention with impressive results
By Multihull Solutions,
3:31 AM Sun 19 May 2013 GMT
NEEL Trimarans continues to set the benchmark in innovation with the launch of the new NEEL 60. ...
'The greatest mismatch of vessel and peril of the sea': Bounty suit
By Sail-World Cruising Round-up, ,
2:41 AM Sun 19 May 2013 GMT
Even though the official investigations into the sinking of the HMS Bounty last October have not yet produced reports, the tragic death of one of the crew, Claudene Christian, is already the subject of a law suit against the current owner of the Bounty, businessman Robert Hansen, and the Bounty Organisation itself, for $90million. ...
10th Tahiti Pearl Regatta - see the images by Morgan Rogers
By Morgan Rogers/Sail-World Cruising, Raiatea ,
2:37 AM Sun 19 May 2013 GMT
The Tahiti Pearl Regatta (TPR), from 8-12 May, offered a festive and fun meeting, within preserved and enchanting islands. This year the TPR sailed from Raiatea to Bora Bora, Taha'a and Huahine, from 8 to 12 May 2013. They even pretended sometimes they were racing ...
PlanetSolar - four days faster across the Atlantic
By Planetsolar/Sail-World Cruising, ,
2:03 AM Sun 19 May 2013 GMT
PlanetSolar, the huge alien-looking vessel powered completely by solar power, reached St. Martin and beat its own record for a trans-Atlantic crossing! Because there aren't any other vessels remotely resembling PlanetSolar, the record was a closed-shop affair. Still, they were four days more skillful, technologically superior - or lucky - since the last time they crossed the Atlantic. ...
Digital Media Locker plus Blue Tooth connection for a dry iPhone
By Sail-World Cruising, ,
8:58 PM Fri 17 May 2013 GMT
Using an iPhone on board sailing boats is becoming more and more common as the marine Apps increase, but this product of the week does much more than protect your iPhone in a hazardous environment. We thought it was worth featuring, with its new Blue Tooth connection. ...
Kayaker credits lifejacket for saving his life
By AAP Medianet, ,
10:26 PM Thu 16 May 2013 GMT
He may not have been a sailor, but the message is clear. A kayaker who survived more than six hours in the ocean off Port Stephens on Sunday night had hired a lifejacket just minutes before setting out. ...
Leisure sailors wanted to help track effects of climate change
By Daria Blackwell, Ocean Cruising Club/Sail-World,
9:31 PM Thu 16 May 2013 GMT
This is your chance to do something valuable while you sail. As a leisure sailor you and other seafarers are being encouraged to take part in a unique global study to record the effects of climate change, using a simple piece of equipment you can make yourself at home and an iPhone or Android app. ...
Marine Rescue NSW to commission new offshore rescue vessel
By Ken McManus, ,
3:27 AM Thu 16 May 2013 GMT
At 11am on Saturday 18th May Marine Rescue Ulladulla will commission its new offshore rescue vessel, a fast response, long-cabin Steber 38, with deployment capability for up to 30 nautical miles offshore, at the Marine Rescue Ulladulla base, Ulladulla Harbour. ...
Super special end of season Musto clearance sale
By Musto Media,
9:46 PM Wed 15 May 2013 GMT
Don’t miss this super special end of season clearance sale of Musto technical and lifestyle clothing, with up to 75% off selected stock* (*samples and discontinued lines) at RAN Sailing Association from Friday 17 May - Sunday 19 May. ...
Ten quick tips to make boat cleaning less of a chore.
By Shurhold/Sail-World Cruising, ,
7:28 AM Wed 15 May 2013 GMT
If you put off cleaning your boat, you are inviting expensive trouble, but cleaning can be such a chore. Here are ten quick common sense tips from Shurhold to make your cleaning go faster and be more effective. ...
New rescue vessel officially commissioned
By Ken McManus,
7:24 AM Wed 15 May 2013 GMT
A rescue vessel will be officially commissioned at Brunswick Heads tomorrow, boosting the emergency capability of Marine Rescue NSW volunteers on the State’s North Coast ...
4 Atlantic attempts, 4 rescues, 4 boats lost: is this a record?
By Sail-World Cruising Round-up,
8:37 PM Tue 14 May 2013 GMT
'The greatest risk in life is in not taking one.' These were the words of 72-year-old British sailor and author Trevor Wilson when he was rescued for the fourth time in an Atlantic crossing attempt, just 70 miles off the United States coastline. Each Atlantic crossing attempt, some of which succeeded, ended with the loss of his boat, usually called Erma. ...
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