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

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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Where the audience is matters a lot for advertisers By Brendan Maxwell, , 11:18 AM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
Hungry late at night, you Google ‘pizza’ and magically without entering your suburb your local pizza places appear. How? It’s called geo-location. ...
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Remember to properly dispose of obsolete distress beacons By Australian Maritime Safety Authority, , 8:50 PM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is urging people to ensure they dispose of their obsolete and unwanted distress beacons correctly after emergency services spent more than six hours homing a beacon eventually found dumped in bushland on the Sunshine Coast over the weekend of 6-7 September. ...
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Blue Planet Odyssey - Aventura makes landfall in the US By Jimmy Cornell, , 5:58 PM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
Blue Planet Odyssey - We made landfall the morning of Saturday, September 13th at 0900 local time as we passed Race Point at the entrance into Cape Cod Bay. Since leaving St John’s less than one week ago we had covered 1109 miles, at an average of just under seven knots. ...
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World ARC fleet bids farewell to Bali By World Cruising Club, , 5:06 PM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
The World ARC fleet made a great sight on September 14th as they sailed across the start line at the entrance to Benoa Harbour, Bali. Before leaving Bali International Marina, Arsa, a tour guide who had looked after the fleet during their week-long stay, visited yachts to perform a traditional Hindu blessing. It was a beautiful way to send off the fleet and a very special moment for many. ...
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Superior prepares for Monaco Yacht Show debut *Feature By Superior, , 9:46 AM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
Superior will be attending the 24th edition of the world’s largest on-water show devoted to superyachts, in the idyllically situated deep-water port of Port Hercule, Monaco, 24 to 27 September. ...
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Impressive new catamaran set to power onto world stage By Kate Elkington, , 11:00 AM Sun 14 Sep 2014 GMT
The MY37 replaces the successful Highland 35 and is set to revolutionise the entry-level segment of the world’s power catamaran market with its impressive features, performance and value for money. The Fountaine Pajot Motor Yachts team has meticulously designed a spectacular multihull that will be lauded for its superior comfort, outstanding views and beautiful luminosity. ...
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Antarctic Team discovers mechanism for massive ice shelf collapse By British Antarctic Survey, , 8:33 AM Sun 14 Sep 2014 GMT
An international team of scientists, including the British Antarctic Survey, studied the geologic history of the area of the Antarctic Peninsula where the Larsen B ice shelf disintegrated, the portion of Antarctica that extends northwards toward South America. The new findings support the idea that such a dramatic collapse can be caused by surface warming. ...
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Baltic 4 Nations - Next edition sets sail July 2015 By Sailing Rallies, , 3:52 PM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
The Baltic 4 Nations combines a traditional sailing rally with a flotilla holiday, all in the comfort of your own boat. A 370 mile, two week cruise, visiting some of the most beautiful locations in the southern Baltic. Hanseatic cities, quiet fishing harbours, bustling cities, and great beaches, with opportunities to sample local culture and cuisine as well as some great sailing! ...
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Yachts prepare for second Atlantic Odyssey, departing this November By Cornell Sailing, , 3:36 PM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
The latest images from Marina Lanzarote show the new marina is looking smart and ready to welcome the yachts for the second Atlantic Odyssey which leaves in November 2014. Gazel Rebel, Blue Jade and Mahe’3, who will all be taking part, have already arrived, with more on the way. ...
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Thai drama with Phuket yacht clampdown By Saran Mitrarat, , 9:16 AM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
The director of the Phuket Marine Office (PMO), Phuripat Theerakulpisut, yesterday (September 10) gave more details of two shock announcements that have reverberated through the Thai marine leisure industry and among yacht owners in the past few days. ...
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Airlie Beach Music Festival 7th – 9th November 2014 By Luke McCaul, , 2:35 PM Fri 12 Sep 2014 GMT
The music festival is a unique blend of music across ten venues in Airlie Beach, with this year’s event attracting key musicians such as Screaming Jets, James Blundell, Mark Seymour (Hunters and Collectors), John Paul Young and the Allstar Band, The Radiators and many more home grown musicians. ...
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P&O and Princess Cruise Ships to continue operating into Abell Point By Luke McCaul, , 1:27 PM Fri 12 Sep 2014 GMT
With the departure of Cruise Whitsundays to Port of Airlie, the cruise ships were presented with an alternative proposal to disembark passengers over at the new Port of Airlie reef terminal. However with the proven track record of operation and relationships built over the past seven years, Abell Point Marina has been rewarded with the number one location for welcoming cruise passengers. ...
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Multihull Central: Record sales, Outremer blog, Regattas and much more By Multihull Central, , 10:17 AM Fri 12 Sep 2014 GMT
With finally some time to breath, we are now looking forward to our regatta season, with the Lock Crowther, St Helena Cup, Sydney Twilight Series, Seawind Moreton Bay and Pittwater Regattas all in the next few months – if you own a multihull and want some social racing or want to experience a multihull, there are plenty of opportunities. ...
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World ARC crews in Bali By World Cruising Club, , 2:45 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
Today, September 11, 26 World ARC Crews spent the day on a tour to the Kintimani Volcano. Participants were treated to a wide range of cultural, religious and artistic experiences along the way. Benoa harbour is not the most attractive part of Bali so it was a welcome change of scenery, having escaped the morning rush hour, to firstly visit the culturally interesting town of Celuk. ...
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Could your sailing navigation use a tune-up? By Captain John Jamieson, Florida , 2:38 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
What simple sailing 'ingredients' should you use for safer sailing navigation? Are you and your sailing crew or partner ready for a smooth transition to traditional methods of navigation--just in case you lose your plotter power or GPS signal? Or if you sail into an area where GPS has been reported unreliable? Start with this simple sailing solution for safer sailing on the waters of the world. ...
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Images of marine sunsets by Tripadvisor By Tripadvisor.com, , 11:50 AM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
Images of marine sunsets by Tripadvisor.com. ...
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4th Multihull Solutions Whitsunday Rendezvous an outstanding success By Kate Elkington, , 8:43 AM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
Perfect spring weather greeted the participants for each morning of the Rendezvous and the Whitsundays showed off their natural wonders throughout the event, including breathtaking displays by frolicking whales and their calves. The Welcome and Briefing function was held at the beautiful Coral Sea Resort where participants quickly became acquainted over sunset canapés and drinks. ...
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Citizen science model proposed to fill fundamental ocean data gap By Phys.org, , 7:34 AM Wed 10 Sep 2014 GMT
Despite new technologies, satellite imagery and modern research methods the work of collecting routine, fundamental data about the Earth's oceans' physical, biological and chemical characteristics remains an unforgiving and impossible task that has challenged scientists for centuries. ...
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Evans Head volunteers rescue charter boat in dawn operation By Ken McManus, , 3:29 AM Wed 10 Sep 2014 GMT
Volunteers from Marine Rescue Evans Head rescued a charter boat stranded with 10 people on board off Joggly Point at dawn this morning. The vessel’s skipper radioed the Evans Head unit’s radio base for help at 6am, reporting the boat’s motor was disabled. ...
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Ocean Cruising Club celebrates 60th Anniversary with record gatherings By Daria Blackwell, , 2:08 PM Tue 9 Sep 2014 GMT
Unlike other sailing clubs that hold one annual cruise, the Ocean Cruising Club (OCC) has been celebrating its 60th Anniversary literally all year round with events taking place on multiple continents and venues to which members arrive mostly by sea after crossing oceans to get there. ...
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