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Three Defensive Docking Strategies for Sailors By Captain John Jamieson, Florida , 11:04 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
Keep emergency docking plans at the forefront of your 'what if' mindset. Just in case that boat pulls out ahead of you or your engine conks out in restricted waters. Practice these defensive docking strategies to be prepared for the unexpected in close quarters. ...
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PredictWind's Weather Routing opens your navigation options - try it! By Sail-World.com, , 3:47 AM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
With PredictWind’s Weather Routing tool, working out the fastest or most comfortable passage has never been easier. We give you a three step navigation explanation with diagrams - and you are ready to go to plot your favorite cruising route, avoiding rough seas and high winds, or try being a Volvo Ocean Race navigator ...
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Sail-World Cruising Founding Editor Nancy Knudsen says farewell By Sail-World Cruising, , 12:13 AM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
Sail-World Cruising's founding editor is moving on from the cruising website and weekly e-Magazine that she began in 2005. After over eight years at the helm of the site, Nancy Knudsen will no long edit the world-wide e-magazine, which goes to 53,000 subscribers weekly in the northern and southern hemispheres. ...
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Baby Nemos finding their way home By ARC Centre of Excellence Coral Reef Studies, , 7:39 AM Sun 13 Jul 2014 GMT
The paper has been published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface, a journal that aims to link physics and biology. Professor Wolanski, from TropWater and the School of Marine and Tropical Biology, said fish larvae showed they used the two senses to find their way home. ...
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Will the Olympics make a difference to Rio pollution? *Feature By Jeni Bone, , 10:28 PM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
As the football World Cup wraps up in Brazil, Brazil's President says the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be a top priority . The next fixture on the calendar for Rio is Aquece Rio, the first of the sailing test events, to be held 2 to 9 August, 10 Olympic classes will compete of Marina da Gloria, an area notorious for accumulating rubbish on its foreshores and its foul-smelling water. ...
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Africa Europe Cruising Challenge now open for entries By Székely Tamás, , 2:51 PM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
Following several years of preparatory work of building strong diplomatic connections with the participating countries, Africa Europe Challenge is to organize their first series of cruising events starting in October, 2014. The programs will be brought together by two cruising yacht rallies, the Europe-Morocco challenge 2014 and the Europe-Cape Verde Challenge 2014 which are officially opened for ...
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The real ‘Supermoon’ story By Sail-world.com, , 9:21 AM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
World-wide media is trumpeting the first 'supermoon' sighting of the year on Saturday, the phenomenon is actually not as rare as one might think, NASA Science News reported. ...
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Warm and noisy welcome for Oceans of Hope in La Rochelle By Sailing Sclerosis, , 8:06 AM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
Oceans of Hope has arrived in La Rochelle, France, to a great welcome reception from the members of the Association Française de Sclérosés en Plaques (AFSEP) who sounded air horns and cheered as they arrived. ...
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Northern Scotland: Voyage to Orkney and Shetland Isles (Part 1) By Sheryl and Paul Shard, , 4:20 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
Award-winning filmmakers and sailing authors, Paul and Sheryl Shard, have been cruising internationally since 1989. Sail-World Cruising has featured many of their adventures. Here is part one of yet another, courtesy of Canadian Yachting. ...
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Northern Scotland: Voyage to Orkney and Shetland Isles, photos By Sail-World.com, , 4:15 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
Enjoy these images from Paul and Sheryl Shard's voyage to Orkney and the Shetland Isles. ...
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The Galley Guys' favourite shrimp recipe By Andy Adams and John Armstrong, , 12:22 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
John was lucky enough to get the assignment and spent the next year in the air over India. During his time on assignment there, he developed a great affection for both the people and the cuisine of India. His shrimp curry recipe is an easy-to-make, longtime favourite that tastes exotic and rich. ...
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BoatUS speaks out about 'Ethanol-at-all-cost Agenda' By BoatUS/Sail-World Cruising, , 9:08 PM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Boat US, the USA's leading advocate for recreational boaters, is asking: 'Are wise American consumers of gasoline being pushed to use a fuel that doesn’t work in their boats? ...
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Tidal current installations will increase boating hazards By Sail-world.com, , 11:49 AM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
While this news centres on a problem in England, it provides a heads up on what could happen in your own cruising waters in years to come, as a range of marine energy sources are explored.. Of the 12 zones and sites announced the RYA is particularly concerned with plans to place a tidal current installation in Strangford Lough. ...
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Eco-Sailboat of the future - Catherine Chabaud at work By Nancy Knudsen, , 12:05 AM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
You might already say that sailing boats, with their low power requirement, their solar and wind powered electricity, their self-contained watermakers and their generally environmentally aware owners, are already way ahead of the game in sustainability, but that's not good enough for one group, who are creating the 'Eco-Sailboat': ...
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The final touch - which wax should I use on my boat? By Martin Flory/Sail-World Cruising, , 8:25 PM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
Polishing or waxing your boat after cleaning it will not only make it look as though someone really loves her, it will protect her against the harsh environment. So you go to the local marine store: The choices are many - 'Cleaner Wax', 'Straight Paste Wax', 'Wash & Wax', 'Polymner Wax'(whatever that is) and a score of other names, all promising the best. How can you tell which one to use? ...
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ARC Baltic sets sail to discover Europe's 'east sea' By World Cruising Club/Sail-World, , 4:20 PM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
A fleet of 27 yachts from 10 different nations have set sail on an exciting summer of exploring the fascinating Baltic Sea with World Cruising Club's new rally, ARC Baltic. Departing from the Schilksee Marina in Kiel, Germany on 7 July, the six week cruising rally features stopovers in six capital cities, visits to remote anchorages, tours of historical sights, and wonderful sailing in between. ...
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Another boom death. Australian sailor dies, hit by swinging boom By Sail-World Cruising round-up, , 1:03 AM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
Another boom death. An Australian sailor who was seriously injured after being hit by a boom on a yacht during a storm off Pulau Bidan, 19 nautical miles from Penang in Malaysia, has died. Wrong information provided to the maritime authorities on the location of the yacht led to a delay in the rescue operation of the woman, according to local authorities. ...
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Galley Guru vital to the life of the cruising sailor By Lee Mylchreest, , 12:05 AM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
There's one sailing event, that, unlike bad storms and blissful moments, repeats reliably over and over every day when sailing - the necessity to eat. It may even assume a greater than usual emphasis, to relieve the necessary routine of repetitive watches, or be the climax to a happy day on the water. ...
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'Boat Handling in Marinas' by Rob Gibson - and how to get it reliably By Nancy Knudsen, , 8:21 PM Sun 6 Jul 2014 GMT
Sailing in the ocean will rarely scratch your topsides, but the wrong wind in a marina can be fatal to your paint-job, or worse. That's why this e-Book is a winner, and we are reprinting this story because of the many people who had problems obtaining it the first time... ...
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Heart-stopping moment as whale capsizes Zodiac By Sail-World Cruising round-up, , 8:15 PM Sun 6 Jul 2014 GMT
The first thing I thought when I saw this video was 'It could happen to me in the dinghy!' Staying away from whales when in your dinghy is not only for the sake of the whales, but you just can't predict the whale. This rare video was taken by fixed camera on the RIB from which they were photographing two blue whales. ...
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If we stop killing parrotfish we can bring back Caribbean coral reefs By ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, , 1:21 PM Sun 6 Jul 2014 GMT
Many people say that climate change has already doomed coral reefs but the report shows that loss of parrotfishes and other grazers has been far more important than climate change for Caribbean reef destruction so far. ...
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Climate change could stop fish finding their friends By ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, , 12:37 PM Sun 6 Jul 2014 GMT
Climate change models predict that carbon dioxide levels and ocean acidity will more than double before the end of the century. To investigate if this would affect social recognition in fish, schools were kept under elevated levels of carbon dioxide, similar to those projected for 2100 by models produced by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). ...
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Vanuatu ups their welcome to cruising sailors with new approach By Lee Mylchreest, , 5:42 AM Sun 6 Jul 2014 GMT
What a government does to promote yacht tourism is always vital, causing cruising sailors to arrive in droves or flee to cheaper or more friendly cruising grounds. Now tropical Vanuatu is taking the game to a whole new level, with one cruising couple spending years researching to make Vanuatu's welcome the very best in the South Pacific. ...
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British Vessels asked to mark First World War Centenary By RYA, , 3:45 AM Sun 6 Jul 2014 GMT
Vessels in harbour are encouraged to use a remembrance sound signal as may be decided and permitted by the local port authorities at 1700 UTC. This being the hour of the first shot fired in the conflict. ...
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Criminal charges mooted for owners of sunk HMS Bounty By Lee Mylchreest, , 2:42 AM Sun 6 Jul 2014 GMT
There have been investigation after investigation, and report after report, but now the U.S. Coast Guard investigation report has now been released, 19 months after the HMS Bounty sank during Hurricane Sandy. Prosecutors are considering criminal charges against the management company responsible for The Bounty, CNN reports. ...
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