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A 3-day event profiles Taiwan’s 1st International Boat Show By TAITRA, , 2:34 AM Tuesday 15 Apr 2014 - GMT
A glowing welcome is underway to welcome the arrival of Taiwan’s first-ever international boat show coming May 8 to 11 to the Kaohsiung Exhibition Center. ... [more]

Plastic debris creates its own 'Plastisphere' complete with mircobes By Media Services, , 2:20 AM Tuesday 15 Apr 2014 - GMT
Scientists are revealing how microbes living on floating pieces of plastic marine debris affect the ocean ecosystem, and the potential harm they pose to invertebrates, humans and other animals. ... [more]

Glacier Bay returns to Australia, re-launching at SCIBS By Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, , 1:52 AM Tuesday 15 Apr 2014 - GMT
For James Neilsen from Fishing & Leisure Boats, Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show represents a milestone in the expansion of his business. ... [more]

New Enertia ECO props- Big benefits for bigger boats By Jonathan Revitt, , 1:43 AM Tuesday 15 Apr 2014 - GMT
Specifically developed by Mercury to maximise fuel economy at cruising speeds, the new Enertia ECO propellers have shown in testing to cut fuel use by 10%. ... [more]

High price to pay for refusing a routine inspection By DAFF, , 1:32 AM Tuesday 15 Apr 2014 - GMT
A commercial fisher has been convicted and fined $12,000 and had his commercial fisher license suspended for two months after pleading guilty to two obstruction charges in the Bundaberg Magistrates Court. ... [more]

Spotlight on world's waste in the search for missing aircraft By Media Services, , 1:11 AM Tuesday 15 Apr 2014 - GMT
The search for debris from missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 has not turned up any evidence of a crash, but it has trained the world’s gaze on thousands of pieces of junk floating on the ocean’s surface. ... [more]

Ports Minister launches boat ramp fix By BIAV, , 1:02 AM Tuesday 15 Apr 2014 - GMT
The Boating Industry Association of Victoria applauds the Victorian Coalition Government on the formation of, and first meeting of the Working Group on Recreational Boating Facilities. ... [more]

Australia made its presence felt at the Singapore Yacht Show By AIMEX-Superyacht Australia, , 12:34 AM Tuesday 15 Apr 2014 - GMT
Superyacht Australia ensured the capability and expertise of the Australian Superyacht industry was ever present at the Singapore yacht show and conference by supporting two key events over the 6 day period. ... [more]

Beneteau Spirit on show in Queensland By Creating Demand, , 12:25 AM Tuesday 15 Apr 2014 - GMT
Beneteau, the world’s leading yacht builder, has a meticulous approach to selecting Dealers to represent their brand. A prime example of this is the French brands exclusive Queensland Dealer, Spirit Marine. ... [more]

Pam, 90-year-old pearling lugger, to sail again By Sail-World Cruising round-up, , 12:05 AM Tuesday 15 Apr 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Aus GMT
Nothing embodies colour and raw drama of the history of Broome's pearling industry more than the splendid old pearling luggers which sailed the waters of north west Australia during the so-called 'glory' days of the boom in pearling. Now, after being sunk and neglected and given up as scrap over 40 years ago, one of these graceful old vessels will sail again. ... [more]

Springtime Greening: Boaters Tips for Earth Day By BoatUS Foundation/Sail-World Cruising, , 11:49 PM Monday 14 Apr 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
About 70% of the Earth is covered by water – and that’s where you’ll find recreational boaters spending their time. With Earth Day's arrival on April 22, what can boaters do to help keep the waters they enjoy clean and healthy? Here are three easy tips from the BoatUS Foundation that any boater can do: ... [more]

SSV Oliver Hazard Perry joins America's Tall Ship fleet + Video By Barby MacGowan, , 9:53 PM Monday 14 Apr 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Whilst lathes are turning in Washington State, dozens of riggers have begun working on the standing rigging that will faithfully support the three masts of SSV Oliver Hazard Perry. The 200-foot square-rigged Tall Ship is Rhode Island’s official Sailing Education Vessel, the largest of its kind to have been built in this country in the last 100 years. ... [more]

Christmas Caribbean Rally - you could be crew By Louay Habib, , 9:43 PM Monday 14 Apr 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Aus GMT
After the inaugural 2013 Christmas Caribbean Rally, Sailing Rallies are pleased to announce that the 2014 transatlantic event is set to be even better. Getting to the Canary Islands in a boat by next Christmas might be a bit of a challenge, but you COULD go as crew if you're after some adventure... ... [more]

Christmas Caribbean Rally - It's on again in 2014 By Louay Habib, , 9:34 PM Monday 14 Apr 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
After the inaugural 2013 Christmas Caribbean Rally, Sailing Rallies are pleased to announce that the 2014 transatlantic event is set to be even better. Once again the event is attracting a varied international fleet with five different nationalities already registered among the entries for 2014. ... [more]

John Osborn honoured with The Legends of Ontario Sailing Award By Greg Nicoll, Toronto, Ontario , 9:24 PM Monday 14 Apr 2014 - GMT
Canadian Yachting Magazine and Ontario Sailing honoured John Osborn with The Legends of Ontario Sailing Award on Saturday night at the Red Carpet Gala held at the Oakville Yacht Club. The word legend implies that you have been around for a long time and John who has been racing sailboats for over 60 years it doesn’t seem that long. ... [more]

2014 Halifax – Saint-Pierre Ocean Race By Patricia Nelder, Nova Scotia , 9:10 PM Monday 14 Apr 2014 - GMT
The Route Halifax - Saint-Pierre race is a world class ocean race held every two years (opposite the Marblehead - Halifax race) from Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada to Saint-Pierre, France located just off the beautiful coast of Newfoundland. The race starts July 8th, 2014 ... [more]

Oyster Regatta Antigua - Glorious conditions prevail on final day By Louay Habib, , 9:04 PM Monday 14 Apr 2014 - GMT
For the final day of racing at the Oyster Regatta Antigua, glorious but lighter conditions prevailed. The Oyster fleet was a magnificent sight, flying spinnakers for a predominantly downwind race from Nonsuch Bay to English Harbour Antigua. Even the wildlife turned out to watch with sunfish and sea turtles coming to the surface in the divine Caribbean swell. ... [more]

Austrian sailor crosses the Atlantic in 4.9m FIPOFIX in 87 days By Renate Johns, , 8:47 PM Monday 14 Apr 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
The attempt to cross the Atlantic in almost the smallest boat ever - at just 4.9m - had to be abandoned by Austrian extreme-adventure sailor Norbert Sedlacek twice because of energy supply and autopilot problems, but third time lucky when Norbert's son, Harald, took over the helm of the tiny FIPOFIX for the next attempt, successfully completing the journey in 87 days, arriving in Palm Beach USA th ... [more]

RYA Youth National Championships: Waiting for the wind on day 1 +Video By Matt Carter, , 8:23 PM Monday 14 Apr 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The RYA Youth National Championships 2014 kicked off today (Monday 14 April) for the majority of classes at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy as a light building breeze greeted the record breaking entry of 392 sailors at the RYA’s premier youth racing event. ... [more]

Melges 32 Audi Tron Sailing Series - Spirit of Nerina victorious By International Melges 32 Class Association, , 7:12 PM Monday 14 Apr 2014 - GMT
The 2014 Melges 32 Audi Tron Sailing Series, event number one in Naples, Italy has concluded with the completion of six races leaving Andrea Ferrari's Spirit of Nerina as champion! A complete lack of breeze prevented the final two races in the eight part series to run, obligating PRO Costanzo Villa to declare the regatta finished. ... [more]

WWA Pro Card Qualifier - Pro Cards earned at Freedom Wake Park By World Wakeboard Association, , 7:05 PM Monday 14 Apr 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
If you weren’t able make it out to Freedom Wake Park this past Saturday for the first 2014 Malibu WWA Pro Card Qualifier, then you definitely missed out. We had virtually perfect conditions, a massive Wakesetter 22 MXZ wake and 25 riders looking to turn pro for the 2014 season. ... [more]

Christmas Caribbean Rally - Top class sailors to compete By Louay Habib, , 6:56 PM Monday 14 Apr 2014 - GMT
After the inaugural 2013 Christmas Caribbean Rally, Sailing Rallies are pleased to announce that the 2014 transatlantic event is set to be even better. Once again the event is attracting a varied international fleet with five different nationalities already registered among the entries for 2014. ... [more]

Earth Day boater tips By BoatUS, , 6:51 PM Monday 14 Apr 2014 - GMT
Around 70% of the Earth is covered by water – and that’s where you’ll find recreational boaters spending their time. With Earth Day's arrival on April 22, what can boaters do to help keep the waters they enjoy clean and healthy? ... [more]

RYA Olympic Classes Spring Series – Glorious conditions at the WPNSA By Matt Carter, , 6:09 PM Monday 14 Apr 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Sailors revelled in glorious conditions the weekend of 12-13 April as the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy held the second installment of the RYA Olympic Classes Spring Series. With 8-12 knots and superb sunshine across the two days of racing, the annual Spring Series event witnessed some impressive racing across the five Olympic and three Paralympic classes inside Portland Harbour. ... [more]

RS400 Sprint Championships – 83 race across four clubs By Paul Allen, , 6:04 PM Monday 14 Apr 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
What a great start to the year. With 25 RS400s at the Sprint Champs, 21 boats at Findhorn, 10 boats racing at Notts County, and a bumper 27 turnout at the Irish eastern, that's 83 400s racing at just four clubs this past weekend. ... [more]

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