An avalanche of happenings in the world of sailing
Sail-World and its boating subsidiaries have been growing at a phenomenal rate, making it, by far, the largest sailing publication in the world. Translated into over 15 languages, these days Sail-World Cruising alone sends over fifty thousand editions of our news magazine to the inboxes of cruising sailors every week - and this is small compared to our America's Cup sites. Obviously we're delighted, but the technical challenges sometimes cause issues.
|He's done it! Jean-Marie Liot / DPPI / IDEC ©|
Changing our banks of servers to cope with the growth has caused frustrations and some unreliable news magazine deliveries. If your weekly news magazine did not arrive last week, please accept our apologies.
But news from the world of the cruising sailor is forever fascinating and relevant wherever you sail, especially now the summer season is in full swing.
We're staying in touch with 70-year-old Jeanne Socrates, still some 700nm from Victoria and her quest to become the oldest female to circumnavigate the globe, solo, non-stop and unassisted. A lot can happen in 700nm, so watch this space.
There's an amazing survival story, a mysterious fall from a mast explained, brave rescues and stories about new records – across the Atlantic and in the Med.
There are important notices to mariners, great new products, tales about kids' passion for sailing and scholarships for young potential rescuers; you can sail the Northwest Passage on your iPad or ponder the irresponsibility of sailors who activate an EPIRB because they're frightened, and (something to keep you awake at night) the potential inaccuracies of your GPS
|New Northwest Passage on iPad .. .|
There are stories to raise your sailing skills and opportunities to join others in joyful sailors' gatherings or to sail a tall ship to the Antipodes.
|Old Gaffers gather to circumnavigate - how much fun is this! .. .|
South Pacific Islanders are taking action about how global warming affects their life already, and it's happening with the help of, yes, cruising sailors!
So run your eye down the headlines to see what tempts you, and here's wishing you good weather and fine sailing
Nancy Knudsen, Editor
|Survival story of the week: Rescue after two days in air bubble |
K P Waran,
Survival story of the week: Truth, as we know, can be stranger than fiction, but some stories told as true, almost defy belief. As a cruising sailor, going to the bottom of the ocean in your boat is every mariner's nightmare, but here, from Africa, comes the story of amazing survival by a crew member on a tug boat, sent to the bottom by a giant wave.... [more]
Share this story
If you liked this newsletter, do nothing, we will send you another ..
Naa, please don't send me another.
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