Home Directories  
 If you are having difficulty reading this email - view in your browser.    To respond to this email CLICK HERE
 
 18 Oct 2012
 


More Dutch teen sailors rebel...yacht features...a $200,000 scam..

Dutch teen sailors make their statement  .
In the forever-changing world of the cruising sailor there's a lot to report on again this week.

It's worth browsing the newly released Equipment Rules of Sailing put out by the International Sailing Federation. Not that a lot of it pertains to cruising, but it's great to stay informed. There's valuable information about the state of the art safety rules and the equipment to go with them.

Dutch teenagers have a lot of spirit, particularly young sailors. Inspired by Laura Dekker's defiance of authority, this week two young Dutch teenagers have put up their own brand of defiance by going sailing, and they have what appears to be good cause.

There are two boats featured this week, the Bavaria Cruiser 56 and the Dufour 36 Performance. In the USA the first signs are there of future boaters needing a licence; the product of the week is a Hatch Fan – wouldn't I love one of those sometimes in sweaty marinas!

Quirkiest story of the week is the 'hero' who rescued an escaping catamaran, was thanked profusely, given a trip on the boat in appreciation, which he enjoyed, and the next day demanded $200,000 as salvage rights.

Much other news as well, so browse the headlines to find what attracts your particular interest, and here's wishing you...

...sweet sailing!


Nancy Knudsen, Editor



San Francisco Bay - a week of incidents
Sail-World Cruising round-up,
They're not having much luck in San Francisco Bay lately. First, this week, the crew of a racing catamaran didn't tie their boat up properly and it escaped, salvaged by a 'hero' of a night-owl who is now claiming $200,000 (See Sail-World_story). Now some wine tasters on a pleasure boat have hit a rock off Alcatraz Island, and all on board had to be rescued.... [more]
Share this story


The Bermuda Boating Bible - don't go there without it
Des Ryan,
If you are thinking of sailing to Bermuda any time soon, there is a book you need to have on board - ‘The Bermuda Boater: A Comprehensive Guide to Piloting and Seamanship for Boaters around the Waters of Bermuda'. It was first released in 1992, but has just been updated by its author, Ralph Richardson - not an actor, but a sailor of some repute.... [more]
Share this story


Warning on Venezuela - worsening security on pirate-prone coast
Lee Mylchreest,
While much of the talk about piracy revolves around the Indian Ocean, Venezuela has been getting more and more dangerous over recent years. As local knowledge of the problem spread, fewer and fewer boats are venturing to the magnificent, but dangerous, cruising grounds.... [more]
Share this story


Product of the Week: The Hatch Fan
Sail-World Cruising,
When you are swinging on a hook there's nothing nicer than the cool air pushed through your saloon by a wind scoop - and it doesn't cost power. However, in a marina, aside from getting an air conditioner, it can be very hot and sticky if the weather decides. That's where a 'Hatch Fan' might come in handy, also acceptable because you're most likely connected to shore power.... [more]
Share this story


Move to licence USA boaters heralds greater safety
Sophia Hall, WCPS880/Sail-World Cruising,
Great oaks from little acorns grow, and the Suffolk County in New York may be spearheading the push for better sailing safety on USA waterways with their new 'Safer Waterways Act'. The new act came into force this week, only three months after three children died in a boating accident on Long Island Sound.... [more]
Share this story


Is it a stick? Is it a tree? No it's Supercat! (Pt. I)
John Curnow,
Just like most of the Ssang Yong's out there, you won't have to venture too far to find someone who believes a few of the Lagoon catamarans have been whacked once or twice by the Ugly Stick. Rather, for some they may even feel that they have indeed had a brush in with the whole tree.... [more]
Share this story


Rescuer of drifting catamaran demands 200,000 dollar salvage
Sail-World Cruising round-up,
It is an age-old law of the sea that if you find a drifting boat and bring it to shore, you can claim salvage rights. However, an America's Cup racing crew whose catamaran drifted to sea the other night got the shock of their lives when the 'hero' who rescued their boat from some rocks was not satisfied with their gratefulness - he wants $200,000.... [more]
Share this story


Is it a stick? Is it a tree? No it's a Supercat! (Pt. II)
John Curnow,
In Part I, we saw how the Lagoon 450 slots into the range, what the cats are all about and maybe a little about the owners who have kept this brand strong, despite the malaise the world's economies may be experiencing. Right. On y va...... [more]
Share this story


Yacht Feature: The Dufour 36 Performance
Des Ryan,
With the tendency to longer and longer boats for cruising, it's worth reflecting on whether you actually need the space or not. Every foot of length brings extra complications, and sometimes small IS better AND less is more. That's why this week's featured yacht, the Dufour 36 Performance could be a great choice for the ardent sailor.... [more]
Share this story


Laura inspires teens to go on sailing campaign
Sail-World Cruising round-up,
Inspired by Dutch/New Zealand sailor Laura Dekker, who was held back by Dutch authorities for over a year by authorities who wanted to stop her going long-range sailing, now two dyslexic Dutch teenagers have set off on a year-long sailing trip to campaign for their right to an education.... [more]
Share this story


Warning on Venezuela - worsening security on pirate-prone coast
Lee Mylchreest,
While much of the talk about piracy revolves around the Indian Ocean, Venezuela has been getting more and more dangerous over recent years. As local knowledge of the problem spread, fewer and fewer boats are venturing to the magnificent, but dangerous, cruising grounds.... [more]
Share this story


World's largest solar boat sails into climate change project
Nancy Knudsen,
She has circumnavigated the world in a demonstration of the efficacy of solar power, she has made a triumphant tour of the Mediterranean, and now she is about to help the cause of climate change science by monitoring the Gulf Stream in the Atlantic Ocean. It's Turanor, PlanetSolar, the gigantic strange craft which is the world's largest solar sailer.... [more]
Share this story


Bavaria announces new flagship along with the smaller 33 to match
Christine Bird,
Busfield Marine Brokers is delighted to announce the latest and largest yacht in the Bavaria Cruiser range. With the breathtaking Cruiser 56, Bavaria presents a new top model that will replace the Cruiser 55 in future. The new 17-meter flagship of the Bavaria portfolio has an innovative design and delivers optimal sailing characteristics.... [more]
Share this story


Freezing temperatures mean it's time to winterize
US Coast Guard/Sail-World Cruising,
Freezing temperatures are right around the corner in many parts of the world. If your area is one of them, it is time to make sure you boat is winterized. Here are some steps to consider, and remember that if you're not comfortable performing all the necessary steps, contact your local boat dealer or marina for winterization service.... [more]
Share this story


Plea to sailors of the world: It's not too late to save the ocean
Nancy Knudsen/Sailors for the Sea,
'I spent two months sailing in the Baltic a couple of years ago,and I was struck by the virtually complete lack of sea life.In 64 days of sailing,we didn't see a single marine mammal of any sort. They have nothing to eat. There are practically no fishing boats to be seen in the Baltic and no seagulls.' The words of Dr Ned Cabot, who lost his life overboard last month, doing what he loved, sailing... [more]
Share this story


Equipment Rules of Sailing for 2013-2016 now available
ISAF,
While the just-announced International Sailing Federation(ISAF) 'Equipment Rules of Sailing' (ERS) are not applicable to the cruising sailor, they do form a good reference point for cruising sailors seeking safety on the water. The ERS for 2013-2016 are now available to download online and for the first time, as an iOS application ahead of the worldwide date of implementation on 1 January 2013.... [more]
Share this story


Historic sailing journey for 31 lucky Indian sailors
The Hindu/Sail-World Cruising,
What a sight! ... and what an adventure for a crew of Indian sailors - naval and coastguard cadets - last week. Sail training ship INS Sudarshini has set sail on a historic voyage lasting six months to celebrate India's two-decade-long partnership with member countries of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN). Cadets stood on the yardarms as she glided out of Kochi Harbour... [more]
Share this story
 


If you liked this newsletter, do nothing, we will send you another ..
 
Naa, please don't send me another. Click here to unsubscribe




Follow Sail-World on Twitter


Customised news feeds

Marine Industry companies, Clubs and Associations have asked can they received their own customised
version of our Sail-World news feed. The answer is yes; customised in content, news category, for example or region of the world and appearance.


CLICK HERE  to view examples and get free news tickers for your site.
------------------------------------------------------------------



Change the frequency of newsletters, from once a week to a monthly newsletter. Change from html (graphics & pictures) newsletters to text only newsletter, (best for slow connections, mobile phones and PDA's etc. Change from Sail-World New Zealand Newsletters to Sail-World Cruising International Newsletters etc. Temporarily inactivate your subscription for a period, when you will be on holidays etc. or change to text for the same period. Or even (gasp) unsubscribe.
or take off list

If you are having difficulty with the above link, please copy and paste the link below into your browser
http://www.sail-world.com/subscription/index.cfm?sid=<:id:>&pwd=<:password:>&tbl=<:tableName:>&tmpid=<:templateID:>

To subscribe to this newsletter click here