New stories, new techniques, new yachts and amazing people
Just a week to go before the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show and there's lots of news about it in this week's magazine.
|Pelizzari Bruno and Deborah Calitz HELD CAPTIVE IN SOMALIA SINCE OCT2010 .|
Our coast guard volunteers have been doing a great job this week with the rescue of a couple on a sailing catamaran off Eden. One rider to the story is how important it is to know your repeater stations... read how the rescue was delayed because the sailors couldn't make anyone hear on Channel 16!
While you may never intend to cruise beyond your home waters, world-wide sympathy continues to be with those sailors caught in the web of Somali piracy... two developments this week: the two South African sailors who have been in captivity for the last 19 months have been confirmed alive, and finally, finally the naval forces in the region are getting tough – read of their raid on Somali lairs. Let's hope it continues.
Want to know the mind of an amazing long distance sailor? This week I exclusively interviewed Matt Rutherford, that sailing hero who has just circumnavigated the Americas in an ancient 27ft boat.
|Matt arriving at the end of his ten month voyage .. .|
The technical world of sailing is forever changing. We tell of several advancement this week – Neil Langford tells of Rogue Wave (but it's not the one you don't want to see approaching); Raymarine has produced a new App to turn your iPad into a multi-function display unit; and for sheer future promise the new mast technology from Safran is well worth a read!
Our yacht of the week is the award-winning Antares III; there's a book you must get if you're interested in the coming Olympics, 'Sailing Gold'; John Jamieson has his own sailing gold to offer in down-to-earth advice, and the ever-present but insidious danger of dinghies is shown again this week when a simple transfer went horribly, and tragically, wrong.
|Antares III Aft .. .|
Much more too – if you just want to get the vicarious hedonistic feel of sailing the Caribbean without actually going there, read our 'Cruising St Martin' tale, and we begin an episodic tale of what it was like to be a lighthouse keeper on Tasman Island before automation and the GPS drove most lighthouse keepers into other employment.
Browse down the headlines to find your interest, and...
Nancy Knudsen, Editor
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