|News for the Last 7 Days - Cruising (Southern hemisphere)
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. ...
Bermuda to the Land of the Midnight Sun - a sailing adventure
By Nancy Knudsen,
4:56 AM Mon 9 Dec 2013 GMT
You may have to fly, sail or swim there, but if you have a few dollars to spare you'll need to get to Bermuda for the adventure of a life-time next year. In June 2014 there will be an opportunity to sail from Bermuda to Iceland across the subtropical and subpolar gyres of the North Atlantic, to study microplastic pollution abundance and affects on life in the ocean. ...
Big birds, clouds, records, sharks and fast boats from Noakes (Pt.II) *Feature
By John Curnow,
4:14 AM Mon 9 Dec 2013 GMT
Iconic names, records and boats going quickly. We saw a lot of that in Part One. Part Two is to be no different, whether we’re talking about Team Australia or a new service that is available for customers on Sydney Harbour. Read on and you’ll also see that NSW is not the only place where you can get some Noakes service, either… ...
Why do more New Zealanders drown than Australians? The 4R's of rescue
By Watersafe Auckland/Sail-World Cruising, ,
10:18 PM Sun 8 Dec 2013 GMT
Why do more New Zealanders drown than Australians? Going boating or sailing puts people right in the right place to drown if circumstances collide to make a dangerous situation. New Zealand is in the unenviable position of having the third highest drowning rate of the developed countries (3.3 per 100 000), a rate twice that of Australia (1.5 per 100 000).. ...
How to make your sailing club thrive
By Tom Hubbell, US Sailing/Sail-World, ,
7:52 PM Sun 8 Dec 2013 GMT
How to make your sailing club thrive - reflections of a President: These reflections come from Tom Hubbell, President of US Sailing, the governing body for the sport of sailing in the United States, but they probably apply equally to our sailing clubs here in the southern hemisphere. How does YOUR sailing club rate? ...
Heading to the Caribbean? - new welcome details from Cuba
By Sail-World Cruising,
12:55 AM Sun 8 Dec 2013 GMT
If you're thinking of sailing the Caribbean any time soon, you'll want to read this. A couple of weeks ago we brought you news of the new friendliness of Cuba towards cruising sailors. Now a delighted Jose Escrich, Commodore of the Hemingway International Yacht Club and most prominent of those working towards increasing yacht tourism to Cuba, has filled in some of the details. ...
NSW Police Officers to conduct random breath tests of boat skippers
By Roads and Maritime Services Media,
1:49 PM Sat 7 Dec 2013 GMT
As part of a statewide boating campaign to start tomorrow boaters around NSW are being reminded it is illegal to drink and operate a boat. ...
Maintaining a Home Base while Cruising - The Pros and Cons
By Sheryl Shard, ,
12:01 AM Sat 7 Dec 2013 GMT
Canadian sailors Sheryl and Paul Shard have been cruising for 24 years. They initially opted for the 'sell up and sail' style of cruising (1989 to 1998) but for the last 15 years they have maintained a home base - a condo town house - so they have lots of experience with both options. Today she shares her experiences, and it's great advice, coming from Canada, but will apply the world over. ...
Seasickness glasses wins DAME award
By Sail-World Cruising, ,
8:05 PM Fri 6 Dec 2013 GMT
One of our recent 'Products of the Week' was the strangely-named Boarding Ring, and it has now won a coveted DAME Award, the world's number one international design competition for new marine equipment and accessories. ...
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