|News for the Last 7 Days - Cruising (Southern hemisphere)
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. ...
Victoria, circumnavigator, crosses the Atlantic in style
By Des Ryan/Sail-World round-up, ,
12:17 AM Fri 6 Dec 2013 GMT
Ferdinand Magellan would be astonished. The sailing ship Victoria (Nao Vittoria), a replica of the sailing ship which was the first to successfully circumnavigate the world, is having a cushy ride across the Atlantic, courtesy of of the DYT Yacht Transport's semi-submersible yacht carrier, from Palma de Mallorca to Port Everglades in Florida. ...
Young Perth sailors: improve your skills with Youth Squad training
By Royal Perth Yacht Club, ,
12:15 AM Fri 6 Dec 2013 GMT
Young Perth sailors from the ages of 14 - 24 are invited to attend Youth Squad training on Friday the 13th of December at 1630. After the training session, a meeting will be conducted to discuss the guidelines of the Squad and the plans for the season. ...
Big birds, clouds, records, sharks and fast boats from Noakes (Pt.I) *Feature
By John Curnow,
4:25 AM Thu 5 Dec 2013 GMT
Sean Langman has been in the marine services game for 33 years now. His Noakes brand and facilities are almost as identifiable as he is. However, it is Sean’s personal craft that have ended up with very recognisable colloquial names, which could well be the most famous of the lot. The Skiff on Steroids still garners a mention every now and then, for instance. ...
Yachties respond to Typhoon crisis in the Philippines
By Lee Mylchreest,
10:57 PM Tue 3 Dec 2013 GMT
Sail-World Cruising has been contacted by some yachties who have responded to the crisis in the Philippines caused by Super Typhoon Haikan/Yolanda, and they are appealing for help from sailors around the world. ...
Remove the mast, check the rigging - at home!
By Simon Grain, J24 Australia/Sail-World,
10:01 PM Tue 3 Dec 2013 GMT
Taking your mast out and checking your rigging on a 'standard' size cruising boat - say 35-50ft - is something that the rigger does when you ask him to. However, with a smaller boat, such as a J24, it can easily and conveniently be done at home - if you know how. We have found this new excellent series of instructions, so read on as Luke Matthews writes the detail of just how it's done: ...
First ARC+ arrivals make landfall in Saint Lucia
By World Cruising Club, ,
6:14 PM Tue 3 Dec 2013 GMT
On 20 November, 43 rally yachts set sail from Mindelo in the Cape Verde Islands bound for Rodney Bay on the beautiful Caribbean island of Saint Lucia. Seven ARC+ boats are now safely tied up inside Rodney Bay Marina having enjoyed an easy sail across the Atlantic. The rest of the ARC+ boats are due to arrive over the next week. ...
Book Review: Sailing - a Serious Ocean
By Doug Cuming,
1:24 AM Tue 3 Dec 2013 GMT
Sailing – A Serious Ocean by John Kretschmer: Sailboats, storms, stories, and lessons leaned from 30 years at sea. John Kretschmer is a seriously experienced sailor having logged more than 300,000 offshore sailing miles and brings every minute of his time afloat in his latest book, Sailing – A Serious Ocean. ...
Deaf British yachtsman receives RYA Sailability Award
By Susie NationGrainger, ,
12:28 AM Tue 3 Dec 2013 GMT
Gerry Hughes, a teacher from Glasgow, was presented with the first ever RYA Sailability Personal Endeavour Award on ITV’s Surprise Surprise (Sunday 01 December) in recognition of his historic voyage as the first deaf yachtsman to sail single-handedly around the world via the Five Great Capes. ...
Americans and Kiwis to tackle ocean acidification
By MPI NZ,
8:49 PM Mon 2 Dec 2013 GMT
Around sixty shellfish aquaculture experts will converge on Nelson this week to attend a joint New Zealand-United States workshop to consider the best ways to future-proof New Zealand’s shellfish aquaculture industry from ocean acidification. ...
ARC Caribbean 1500 wraps up in Tortola
By World Cruising Club USA,
8:19 PM Mon 2 Dec 2013 GMT
The 2013 ARC Caribbean 1500 - the 24th edition of the annual cruising rally - came to a close in Tortola with the final prizegiving on Thursday, November 14. Despite sometimes challenging conditions offshore, the entire fleet arrived unscathed in Nanny Cay in time for prizegiving. ...
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