Reporting from Tunisia
This week's World Cruising News comes to you from Tunisia, that fascinating winter haven for many Mediterranean yachts, and as it’s 43 degrees and 80% humidity, we hope you’re faring better!
The way to any sailor’s heart is through the stomach, and this week Gill Attersall from the yacht Simple Irresistible shares hot tips on provisioning your boat for trouble free voyaging.
Recent focus on piracy has led to more co-operation over national boundaries – read about the exercises in the Malacca Straits between two surprising partners.
Why were three sailors together swept off a yacht in the North Sea leaving a severely traumatised elderly man alone on board?
If you’re keen about actively helping your marine environment, you’ll be interested in the new ‘Greenblue’ database.
Letter from the Med is there to enjoy again, and Blackwattle continues her stop and start journey across the Mediterranean heading for the Atlantic.
All these and much more, so read on, enjoy, and
By Nancy Knudsen
New Database for a Greener Bluer World
By IBI/Sail-World Cruising,
The more cruising sailors explore, the ‘greener’ they get. This truism comes from sad evidence for sailors to remote locations of the effects of pollution - man’s attack on the balance of nature to support an ever-growing world population.... [more]
Sail-World's Blackwattle Sailing for Tunisia
By Nancy Knudsen,
As we leave the proud citadels and fortified walls of Malta behind, we are keen for a night or two of R&R, before our main task of heading ever westward towards the Atlantic.... [more]
Provisioning - Some Hot Tips
By Gill Attersall/MHYC,
A happy crew is a well fed crew, whether a bunch of sailors there just for the adventure, or a family out for a sailing holiday. The following article is based on a talk given recently by Gill Attersall from Yacht Simple Irresistible to the Middle Harbour Yacht Club:... [more]
Letter from the Med: Zakynthos,Cephalonia & Ithaca
By Ian and Andrea Treleaven,
August, the hottest month for the northern Mediterranean, everyone is on holiday and it’s like drawing teeth to get me to write this. These lush green islands are surrounded in deep translucent salty sea water, on the eastern side are bays with craggy rock foreshore and on the west side white cliffs and beaches open to the ocean.... [more]
Piracy Exercise in Malacca Straits
By Lisa Mylchreest,
Signs of more and more inter-government co-operation are good news for commercial shipping and leisure sailors alike, and the Malacca Straits are the focus of some new collaboration between Singapore and South Korea... [more]
New Thai boat show announced
By IBI Magazine,
Suntec Integrated Media (SIM) has announced the launch of a new boat show in the heart of Thailand to target the entire Indo-China region.... [more]
Three Swept off Yacht
A sailor died at the weekend when he and his fellow crewmen were swept overboard from their vessel off the Humber Coast in the UK. All three spent over an hour in mountainous seas which included 15 feet high waves and 50kt winds... [more]
Heading for Langkawi and LIBEX
By Event Media,
On 22 July, 90 boats headed out of Darwin in light winds on the first leg of the 3,000-mile Darwin-Bali-Langkawi Yacht Rally bound for the first of the official stopovers at Kupang, Indonesia. The Rally ends in Langkawi, Malaysia, in November, arriving in time for the inaugural Langkawi International Boat Exhibition – LIBEX.... [more]
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