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 15 Aug 2013
 


Adventures,misadventures,ICE, invasive sealife, Jimmy Cornell seminars

Oops I left the wife behind  .
Stories of adventures and misadventures, of adventures to come and new guides to help them be successful. .. This week's edition of Sail-World's Cruising News is again full of interest.

Some quite quirky stories – about the shipwrecked sailor who saved the Jack Russell and forgot the wife, and about the family that escaped America by sailing boat and got hopelessly lost in the Pacific Ocean for months...

If you are SEEKING adventure, the Russian North East Passage is beckoning – read why; if you have a yacht in Europe and just don't know where to base it, there's a solution offered: and you have to ask what a two-year-old Hylas 70 was doing with such bad navigation advice that they tried to sail over rocks four feet below when they drew seven feet.

North East Passage - a top adventure  .. .

On a more practical level, ICE (no not the Amphetamine) is featured this week. It might turn out to be expensive for the cruising sailor, but as time passes these new innovations tend to become more and more affordable. Worth also reading is the article on the new Gen 2 furler.

Then there's Neil Langford sharing his experiences in how to cope with the invasions of sealife in tropical waters, and John Jamieson with more 'heavy weather' strategies.

Finally, if you're anywhere within reach of that sailing-mad city of Annapolis, you'll definitely want to know about Jimmy Cornell's latest two-day seminar series.

Seminars by Jimmy Cornell and others  .. .

Much more too, so browse down the headlines to see what grabs your interest.

Summer is passing quickly, so take every opportunity!

Here's wishing you sweet summer sailing.


Nancy Knudsen, Editor



The complex issue of VAT and yachts - a solution offered
Lee Mylchreest,
The changing situation of VAT in Europe and adjacent countries has made it difficult for yacht owners to make decisions about where to keep their yachts and how to use them as prudently as possible - particularly if that yacht is a sizable investment. The combination of two names in the tax-free haven world - Isle of Man and Monaco - have come together with a solution.... [more]
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Shipwrecked sailor rescues Jack Russell, forgets wife
Sail-World Cruising Round-up,
There are lots of 'maybe's' in the story, but it certainly has the sailing world laughing. A South African sailor has become a mini-celebrity in a way he probably doesn't want, after rescuing his Jack Russell from his stricken sailing boat, but forgetting his wife. (O he went back later for her.)... [more]
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ICE - a drug? hunk of frozen water? No, it's Super Sailcloth
Sail-World Cruising,
New ICE - once you read this you might think you need it on your sailing boat. So - What is it? Is it a drug? Is it a hunk of frozen water? No, it's Super Sailcloth! Yes, Doyle Sails has announced the official launch of Stratis ICE, something they claim is is unique to their global network of lofts and very suitable for both cruising and racing sails.... [more]
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The next great adventure - sailing the Russian Arctic
Michael Byers/Sail-World Cruising,
Now here's a challenge for the adventure-seeking cruising sailor - sailing the Russian Arctic, and the news is that Russia's North East Passage is open for business. Whether that means cruising sailors or not is anyone's guess, but it's worth a try.... [more]
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Annapolis Boat Show - the Jimmy Cornell seminars, 13/14 Oct
Nancy Knudsen,
If you are thinking of long distance cruising and are anywhere within reach of Annapolis, you won't want to miss the two-day Long Distance Cruising Seminar on Sunday 13 October and Monday 14 October 2013, at the Maritime Institute Conference Center, Linthicum, Maryland, USA.... [more]
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Five 'Get ready now' heavy weather sailing strategies
John Jamieson,
In heavy weather sailing, sailing tips that save time and effort can be more valuable than gold when the rough stuff arrives aboard. Sure, you have jacklines rigged, crew in personal flotation devices (pfds), harnesses, and clipped in. And you've set preventers, taped the lifeline gates and lashed and stowed sailing gear topsides and down below decks.... [more]
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A foul story - at war with the crustaceans
Neil Langford, Crystal Blues,
Ley and Neil Langford, long time cruising sailors, are in South East Asia - tropical waters - on their yacht Crystal Blues. Here Neil tells the secrets they and their fellow cruisers have developed for keeping the local crustacean population from taking over their boat, Crystal Blues, while stationary in a marina.... [more]
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Britain's Royal Yacht Club - women members at last
Sail-World Cruising Round-up,
They've taken their time. What has often been called the world's most prestigious sailing club, the Royal Yacht Club, based in the dramatic 16th century Cowes Castle on the Isle of Wight south of England, has just this week decided to invite women to be members.... [more]
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Family of five's amazing survival - found God, but not Kiribati
Michael Smith, Op Ed/Sail-World Cruising,
All sailors who go to sea have reasons - the freedom, escape from the ratrace, maybe setting a record or finding new worlds. But one family had their own unusual reason, to escape the realities of America and 'find God' by sailing to the remote islands of Kiribati. Instead, they became lost and drifted for over two months around the Pacific, their supplies gradually running out.... [more]
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Ouch! rocks at 4ft, draft over 7ft, not a good look at 6 knots
Sail-World Cruising Round-up,
Ouch! It's a two-year-old Hylas 70, designed by famed yacht designer German Frers, and who knows what she was doing sailing at six knots over a rock four feet below the surface when she draws over seven feet. But the archangels did nothing to help this fibreglass boat - called Archangel - this week when she was sailing in Maine, USA, in Penobscot Bay.... [more]
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Nansha Boat Show - China's growing interest in all things nautical
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia/SW Cruising,
60 days to go to the Nansha Marina Boat Show, otherwise known as ‘Yacht CN'. Where is Nansha? One of the most thriving of coastal areas on the Pearl River Delta in China, just over the water from Hong Kong. They are heavily promoting their Boat Show-to-come, more evidence of China's growing interest in all things nautical. Read on, to see just how heavily.... [more]
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Southeast Asia Pilot - don't go there without it
Sail-World Cruising round-up,
Sailing in South East Asia any time soon? You'll want to acquire this bible, and its latest edition (the fourth) has just been launched in Phuket. The celebration included many of Phuket's elite captains and core sailors, gathered to celebrate the essential cruising guide, Southeast Asia Pilot.... [more]
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Product of the Week: The Gen2 Furler
Des Ryan,
The development of the continuous line furler caused quite a change in the usual way furling sails are used in both racing and cruising boats. This week's product of the week is the new Gen2 Furler, with some significant improvements.... [more]
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Hanson Rescue Medal to Dan R. Mastromarco for Chesapeake Bay rescue
John Rousmaniere,
US Sailing has presented a Hanson Rescue Medal to Dan R. Mastromarco of Annapolis, Md. for rescuing a swimmer from Chesapeake Bay on July 31, 2010. Mastromarco and his crew of three, with two young children sleeping in the cabin below, were sailing back to Annapolis aboard Inishowen, a Catalina 400, after an overnight sail was abbreviated due to forecasted thunderstorms and overcast conditions.... [more]
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America's Cup: 1983 was the game breaker - New video - Updated
Sail-World,
Maritime Productions presents the second of the trailers for its video library of America's Cup and other sailing video, available on a rent to view basis. As Bob Fisher describes below, the 1983 America's Cup was a game breaker in every sense of the word. Not only did Australia II break the longest winning streak in sports history, but their story became an inspiration for the Australian nation... [more]
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