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Boat buying scams and the Red Flags to watch for. By BoatUS/Sail-World, , 8:14 PM Mon 16 Jun 2014 GMT
It’s summer boating season and some boat buyers and sellers are getting ripped off, says BoatUS. Scammers operate the world over, and below are the top scams reported to its Consumer Protection Bureau. Here are also some ways to greatly improve your chance of a smooth sale or purchase, no matter where in the world you are – and when to walk away. ...

Retired yachting star to sail again - for the love of her boat By Nancy Knudsen, , 10:59 PM Sun 15 Jun 2014 GMT
Tracy Edwards, celebrated racing yachtie and inspiration for a generation of ambitious female sailors after her stellar performance leading a crew of women in the Whitbread World Race in 1990, vowed she would 'never set foot on a boat again', but she's changed her mind and it's sentiment not competitiveness driving her on. ...

The mouse is roaring. Newport mooring owners don't want docks By Sail-World Cruising round-up, , 8:40 PM Sat 14 Jun 2014 GMT
Over in Newport Harbor in California, there's a storm brewing, and it's not coming from the horizon. Many of the 550 Newport mooring owners, some of whom live permanently on their boats, are screaming about a proposal to switch them to being tied to floating docks. ...

Being a guest on someone's boat - 8 Tips to get you invited again By Nancy Knudsen, , 2:58 AM Sat 14 Jun 2014 GMT
Whether you are a sailor or a non-sailor, being a guest on someone else's boat requires some etiquette observance that make sure you have a chance of being invited again. Here are some quick tips that will ensure that your skipper - and/or the other crew members, are not rolling their eyes quietly in exasperation. ...

Bounty sinking Coast Guard final report: rot, decay, low standards By US Coast Guard/Sail-World Cruising, , 2:45 AM Sat 14 Jun 2014 GMT
This week the U.S. Coast Guard released its report of investigation of the October 2012 sinking of the tall ship Bounty, during which one crewmember died and the Captain remains missing and is presumed dead, off the coast of Cape Hatteras, N.C. ...

Carbon monoxide poisoning on boats - it keeps happening By Des Ryan, , 9:18 PM Fri 13 Jun 2014 GMT
Carbon monoxide deaths on boats continue to happen. In Britain, more than a years after their death, the partner of a woman who died with her daughter after falling ill on a boat while sleeping in the Lake District, has been charged with their manslaughter by gross negligence. Another incident involves a death in the open air from carbon monoxide. ...

Own a romantic Skipjack for just $10,000 By Nancy Knudsen, , 8:34 PM Fri 13 Jun 2014 GMT
Want to own a 19th century sailing skipjack for just $10,000? Well, even the current owner says you shouldn't own a wooden boat unless you can work on it yourself, but what romance, what splendid weekends in the sun. The Ada Fears, 55ft, built in 1968, is for sale on Craig's List. ...

Classics Rally in Falmouth - historic and spectacular this weekend By Nancy Knudsen, , 6:01 AM Fri 13 Jun 2014 GMT
If you are lucky enough to be anywhere near Falmouth in Britain this weekend, you won't want to miss the Classics Rally and Regatta, described by those who know as a three day sailing Bonanza of more than 100 boats. Certainly it will bring together classic boats from across the European continent and many parts of Britain. Not lucky enough to be there? Enjoy the images: ...

New Polar Code for cruising in the high latitudes By Jake DesVergers, The Triton/Sail-World Cruising, , 8:55 PM Tue 10 Jun 2014 GMT
Thinking of sailing to the Arctic or Antarctic any time soon? Then you'll need to know about the new 'Polar Code', being developed for ships and yachts. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is developing a draft mandatory 'International Code of Safety for Ships Operating in Polar Waters'. It will be referred to as the Polar Code. ...

Croatia's sailing world comes of age By Nancy Knudsen, , 8:35 PM Tue 10 Jun 2014 GMT
Sailing in Croatia was first almost off-limits, then, when it first emerged as a sailing destination, very expensive, but as it matured it has become competitive and one of the favourite haunts of roving cruising sailors from all over the world. Now it has come of age, with its Biograd Boat Show accepted as the 34th member of the International Federation of Boat Show Operators (IFBSO). ...

Hamilton Island Audi Race Week 2014 accommodation options By Kristie Kaighin, Hamilton Island , 2:38 PM Tue 10 Jun 2014 GMT
Looking to book accommodation for Hamilton Island Audi Race Week 2014? All the best properties book out early, so make sure you book soon to secure your preferred option. We are also offering reduced rates on most properties so be sure to contact us ASAP! ...

Textbook sailing errors, but rescued by a passing windsurfer By John S Hausman, Mlive/Sail-World, , 12:05 AM Tue 10 Jun 2014 GMT
It had all the elements of classic potentially fatal errors while sailing. Solo sailing, he was tethered but not wearing a life jacket, then removed his tether to complete a task and was then knocked off his boat by the boom. The surface water was 59 degrees, down to 39 below. He was half a mile from shore and it was around 6.00pm. ...

Caught sailing in Long Island Sound: The Charles W. Morgan By Des Ryan, , 9:19 PM Mon 9 Jun 2014 GMT
Sailing in Long Island Sound. There's nothing like watching a tall ship come to life with all sails drawing, and this ship, Charles W. Morgan, is sailing for the first time since 1922. She is the last remaining wooden whaling ship and the oldest commercial American ship still in existence. She's doing sea trials here, but will sail proudly to Newport, Rhode Island on June 14. ...

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