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News for the Last 7 Days - Cruising (Southern hemisphere)

Dinghy Sailing Instructor/Coach wanted for Canberra Yacht Club By Matt Owen, Canberra , 1:34 PM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
The Canberra Yacht Club is looking for a Dinghy Sailing Instructor/Coach in its very busy Sailing School. The CYC Sailing School is the fourth largest centre in Australia training over 1,000 kids and adults from Opti learn to sail to HP coaching. ...
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BRIG Navigator 700 – big boat for your buck By Sirocco Marine, , 8:06 AM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
Making its debut at the Gold Coast International Marine Expo, the BRIG Navigator 700 is 7-metres of versatility and durability, with room for 11 people in comfort – 12 in the twin engine version. ...
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A guide to steering without a rudder + Video - a must read and watch!! By CCA/Michael Keyworth, , 7:39 PM Mon 22 Sep 2014 GMT
Lost your rudder at sea? Michael Keyworth perfected a way to steer using drogues. To engineer this solution, he removed the rudder from his own boat(!), and experimented with different method, and has summarized his technique in this terrific article. ...
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You scratched my seagrass! By Steven Katona, Newport, RI , 5:35 PM Mon 22 Sep 2014 GMT
Sailors for the Sea publishes monthly articles that translate the language of marine science into fascinating articles about ocean health. ...
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Cocos Keeling Islands - Yet another paradise for the World ARC fleet By World Cruising Club, , 2:17 PM Mon 22 Sep 2014 GMT
Following a relatively short stopover in Christmas Island, eleven of the World ARC fleet have now arrived in their next paradise, the Cocos (Keeling) Islands. From first settlement in 1826 by English merchant Alexander Hare, through decades of administration by the Clunies-Ross dynasty, most island inhabitants had little freedom or contact with the outside world. ...
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Sailor texts girlfriend for help after yacht sinks in Bristol Channel By KenMcCormick, , 7:40 AM Mon 22 Sep 2014 GMT
This might be the Texting and Facebook generation but boaters need to use VHF radio says volunteer rescuers from Weston-super-Mare's lifeboat station who rescued a yachtsman whose boat sank in the middle of the Bristol Channel and who then texted his girlfriend. ...
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Gas safety: don’t let it go off the boil By RYA Cruising, , 5:14 PM Sun 21 Sep 2014 GMT
Earlier this year two men died in their bunks of carbon monoxide poisoning caused by the highly toxic fumes given off from a poorly maintained butane gas cooker. The cooker which was located in the wheelhouse had been lit to heat the wheelhouse and sleeping area. A carbon monoxide alarm was not fitted. ...
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Arctic sea ice summer minimum 2014: A scientific perspective By British Antarctic Survey, , 4:30 PM Sun 21 Sep 2014 GMT
The Arctic is an ocean surrounded by land and Arctic sea ice is the thin layer of frozen ocean water that forms and grows during the winter, and melts in the summer. Dr Jeremy Wilkinson from the British Antarctic Survey provides a scientist’s perspective on the trend for decreasing Arctic sea ice. ...
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Smiles on final day of Hamilton Island School Sailing Programme By Johanna Winstanley, Hamilton Island , 6:01 AM Sun 21 Sep 2014 GMT
Eight students from grades four through six took part in the Hamilton Island State School sailing and leadership programme this year, taking place every Friday during terms two and three. Students participating not only learned the rigours of theoretical and practical sailing skills, but also life skills. ...
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British Virgin Islands, a taste of Caribbean cruising By Freecruisingguides.com, , 4:38 PM Sat 20 Sep 2014 GMT
The Virgin Islands are an archipelago. That part, which is a British overseas territory, is commonly referred to as the BVI. About 30,000 people live in the BVI, most of which live on the island of Tortola. The BVI are comprised of about 50 islands the majority of which are not inhabited by humans. ...
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Abell Point Marina – New berth + video By Luke McCaul, , 3:37 PM Sat 20 Sep 2014 GMT
Owner Paul Darrouzet and Marketing and Business Development Manager Luke McCaul talk about the redevelopments over the last year. See for yourself how Abell Point Marina has changed and our commitment to our customers. ...
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Dangerous conditions forecast for NSW boaters By Roads and Maritime Services, , 7:29 AM Sat 20 Sep 2014 GMT
Roads and Maritime Services has issued an alert after a Bureau of Meteorology warning about dangerous surf conditions from Gabo Island to Tweed Heads developing tomorrow, Sunday 21 September. ...
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The Galley Guys take on the Vancouver International Boat Show By Greg Nicoll with Frank Leffelaar and Friends, , 4:49 PM Fri 19 Sep 2014 GMT
The Galley Guys hit the Vancouver International Boat Show running. All day long, we were checking out new boats, looking into ice lockers, peeking into storage compartments, seeing what’s new for gourmet cooking onboard and being forced to live on 'show food' by day. ...
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Are you ready to enter that marina? By Captain John Jamieson, Florida , 4:40 PM Fri 19 Sep 2014 GMT
Are you ready to enter that narrow canal or passage ahead that leads into the marina? Have you prepared your boat and crew for the unexpected? No matter if it's a brand new marina or the one you use as 'home base', docking preps will be the same each and every time. ...
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African nations unite for lifesaving training By Laura Fennimore, , 4:30 PM Fri 19 Sep 2014 GMT
Lifesavers and swimming experts from 14 African countries, united with the shared goal of saving lives from drowning, have travelled to Zanzibar where they will today begin two weeks of intensive training with the RNLI. The African continent has the highest drowning rate in the world, largely due to limited lifesaving services and swimming skills, and a high exposure to open water. ...
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New Zealand boating industry showing strong growth By Isla McKechnie, Auckland , 12:35 AM Fri 19 Sep 2014 GMT
Exhibitors have chosen to go big, with luxury brand, Riviera, displaying $10,500,000 worth of boats in the Viaduct Harbour and four boats designed by local company Roger Hill Yacht Designs, worth $5,500,000 on show. The four Hill-designed yachts are the striking 17-metre Voodoo, built by Pachoud Yachts, 14.95-metre Tribute, 13.1-metre Notorious and an 8.9m ArrowCat. ...
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World ARC fleet moored at Christmas Island By World Cruising Club, , 1:17 AM Thu 18 Sep 2014 GMT
For the next 72 hours the majority of the World ARC fleet will be moored in Flying Fish Cove on Christmas Island. The crews will have been planning their 48 hours stopover here before leaving Bali so they can make the most of it. Christmas Island is one of the jewels of the Indian Ocean and has a lot to offer. 63% of its land mass is made of National Park which is home to many endemic species. ...
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Blue Planet Odyssey welcomed to Bora Bora By Doina Cornell, , 6:10 PM Wed 17 Sep 2014 GMT
Three-time President of French Polynesia, Gaston Tong Sang, and current mayor of Bora Bora, has written a strong letter of support for the Blue Planet Odyssey, assuring the fleet a warm Polynesian welcome when they arrive there in 2015. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Win a stopover trip by designing an ECsix T-Shirt By Sail-World, , 10:16 AM Wed 17 Sep 2014 GMT
Do you want to win a trip of a life time to any port of call along the Round the World Race in 2015? Great, because it is simple! All you have to do is design, scribble, write or draw a T-Shirt design and submit it online at www.ecsix.com/contest. 'You don’t have to be a designer to win, we are after the best creative idea that fits our brand' says ECsix’s Scott Vogel. ...
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New Zealand's largest on water boat show kicks off next Thursday By Ellie Brade, , 6:30 AM Wed 17 Sep 2014 GMT
The Viaduct Harbour will play host to nearly 200 exhibiting companies and over 200 boats, at the Auckland On Water Boat Show from the 25 – 28 September. The Auckland On Water Boat Show has been steadily growing over 16 years and this edition, from the 25 to the 28 September, has added new dimensions to the show, popular with industry and recreational boaters. ...
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