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Adventure sailing, new gizmos, Hutchwilco great, Sanctuary Cove on now


'TRIMARAN IDEC / FRANCIS JOYON - STANDBY IN NEW YORK CITY
PHOTO: VINCENT CURUTCHET / DARK FRAME / DPPI / IDEC'    © V. Curutchet / DPPI / IDEC    Click Here to view large photo

Just as Auckland's Hutchwilco Boat Show has closed with an all-time record, the Gold Coast's Sanctuary Cove Boat Show is in full swing. If you are anywhere within reach, it will be on until 26 May - don't miss out.

Sailors on the New South Wales coast should be aware of wild conditions combined with the fact that the Norah Head Lighthouse has been turned off. Trouble never comes singly, so sail safely.

The adventure sailors are making news again. French sailor Francis Joyon, probably the world's fastest and best known solo speed sailor, is making news in New York even before he begins his latest challenge, to beat the Trans-Atlantic record in his giant trimaran, IDEC. Then there's British solo sailor Jeanne Socrates, who after more than 200 continuous days at sea has passed her last big milestone on her quest to be the oldest female to circumnavigate solo, non-stop and unassisted. Just a few thousand miles to go in warm waters riddled with obstacles and the record will be hers!

It's hard for the modern non-tech-savvy sailor to keep up with all the new aids available. But at Sail-World Cruising we're trying! This week there is a really interesting invention, the yacht track library. This shows you the previous tracks of other yachts, so that, if the chart is 'wrong', the yacht track across the middle of an island or a reef will alert you to the issue – brilliant, see example below.

PIC 2 -  .. .  

Featured this week is Digital Media Locker with Blue Tooth. It is a great way to keep your iPhone or iPad secure while you use the myriad Apps available for sailing.

If you are concerned, like many sailors, about the effects of overpopulation and climate change on our oceans, now there is a vital way you can help, by tracking the water purity in your region. The call is out to all leisure sailors – read the details and volunteer, please!

Many other interesting articles as well, a great guide to how to install your own inverter, a wonderful sailing tale about a voyage to one of the most remote islands in the world, Maug in the Marianas, the story of how a kayaker almost didn't hire the life jacket that saved his life - not a sailor, but the lesson is the same - and news of the 10th Tahiti Pearl Regatta.

Maug as seen from a satellite -  .. .  

It's getting cooler, but still beautiful sailing!

Read on, enjoy, and

Sweet sailing!


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