Atlantic Rally for Cruisers
225 yachts are current crossing the Atlantic and Sail-World Australian Cruising is there too.
Sail-World's Cruising Editor Nancy Knudsen is sailing the ARC Rally with Ted and Basil aboard Blackwattle.
You can hear her reports today, sounds like a lot of fun.
Just before she left, Nancy reported on the AIS systems which are certainly making cruising much less stressful.
This week there is the final Musto Warehouse sale in Sydney.
Brett Filby talks about Dubarry, these are not just for racers.
There is a CYCA MOB Information Day this weekend too.
Have a great week.
Rob Kothe & the Sail-World team
ARC Report from the Atlantic
Sail-World's Cruising Editor Nancy Knudsen reports from the ARC, by satellite phone, courtesy of Iridium and Mailasail as the fleet heads south, crossing the Tropic of Cancer, as it edges across the Atlantic.... [more]
Head South 'til the Butter Melts
By Jeremy Wyatt,
Go South is the advice from the ARC meteorologists, and those yachts which opted for the longer southerly route are now in a position to benefit from this knowledge. A long cold front ridging from a deep depression off Ireland is running across the central Atlantic and giving an area of lighter winds on the rhumb line course to St.Lucia.... [more]
Yachting in the Shipping Lanes
By Nancy Knudsen,
Well, Hi old chap, welcome to the party. There were ten of us here, all ships together; now that you’ve arrived there are eleven. There’s quite a lot of chatter going on at this party – maybe you can join in. Often I think some of the party is quite drunk.... [more]
ARC Day 3 - Champagne Sailing in the Trade Winds
By Jeremy Wyatt,
Cracking along in a fine 15–20 knot NE breeze is what trade wind sailing is all. 'This is what we came for!' said Colin Hall, skipper of British Oyster 53 Boysterous. 'Champagne sailing in the Trade Winds. We’re bowling along at 8 knots on 259 degrees true, heading straight for St.Lucia.'... [more]
World's largest sailing catamaran in NZ for refit
By Damon Jones,
Douce France the world’s largest sailing catamaran is currently at New Zealand Yachts in Whangarei for a major refit. New Zealand Yachts was chosen because of their expertise and capability in large multihull sailing and motor yachts. She is due for completion in mid April 2007.... [more]
Musto Final Warehouse Sale
By Line 7,
Thur 30 Nov - Sun 3 Dec 2006 3 Mentmore Ave, Rosebery Sydney. Just off Epsom Road. Further Reductions on Breathable Wet Weather Gear & Caribbean Jackets Limited HPX & MPX stock still available. Even more discount for bulk crew orders. On site parking.... [more]
ARC Day 2 - NE Trade Winds bring fast runs
By Peta Stuart-Hunt,
After a spectacular start on Sunday, the ARC 2006 fleet is now settling into the daily routine of life of onboard after two days at sea since leaving Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. After a light first night which saw headwinds for some, conditions are now excellent, with settled Northeast trade winds expected through the remainder of the first week.... [more]
ARC Report from Blackwattle
Interactive Digital Media technology continues to enrich the online media experience and the world continues to shrink. Sail-World Cruising Editor Nancy Knudsen reports from the Atlantic by Iridium phone from Blackwattle.... [more]
Man Overboard Information Day: Sunday 3rd December
By John Keelty,
There is nothing more chilling than to hear the cry 'Man Overboard'. It is the call anyone who sails dreads but how many crews, whether they be racing or cruising, are actually prepared to deal with such a traumatic situation. Locating the MOB can be extremely hard; getting them back on board may prove even harder, even for fully crewed yachts.... [more]
Australian Sailor rescued after three weeks adrift
By Bangkok Post & assorted sources,
Thailand's marine police have rescued a 52-years-old Australian yachtsman who spent three weeks adrift at sea on a voyage from Australia to Phuket. Rocky Donald's yacht, Moonstar, had drifted aimlessly after losing its engine on the last leg of his journey from the Cocos Islands, which he left on October 17.... [more]
Dubarry Sea Boots rule the waves
By Brett Filby,
Mad enough to sail a Mumm 30 in the Rolex Sydney to Hobart, yes, but not without our Dubarry Sea Boots writes Brett Filby... [more]
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