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World's fastest Hydroptere to go for Pacific record
By Des Ryan, ,
4:53 PM Sat 27 Apr 2013 GMT
The world's fastest sailing boat has announced that it will attempt to break the speed record crossing between San Francisco and Honolulu. ...
Sailor's boat confiscated for carrying cigars
By Lee Mylchreest, ,
3:49 PM Fri 26 Apr 2013 GMT
Long-range cruising sailors, be careful what you carry and be careful what you sign in unfamiliar ports. One American sailor has had his sailing boat confiscated because he was carrying some cigars on board. ...
Royal Yachting Association - some success on new harbour bill
By Des Ryan,
1:01 PM Fri 26 Apr 2013 GMT
Since 2008 there has been a bill before the British Parliament to give British harbour authorities additional powers. However, the Royal Yachting Association has been working hard to give harbour users some protection against the new criminal offences being introduced without any apparent right of defence. Now they have had a measure of success. ...
The moment 750,000 people won't forget
By Sail-World Cruising Round-up, ,
12:24 PM Fri 26 Apr 2013 GMT
This is the moment that 750,000 people will never forget and now the British ex-Naval Officer skipper has to stand trial on a maritime negligence charge. It was a yacht crewed by Royal Navy Officers who made this embarrassing mistake in August 2011 (See Sail-World story and video). ...
The Singles only Sailing Club - encouraging new sailors
By Barbara Thomas/Sail-World Cruising, ,
11:26 PM Thu 25 Apr 2013 GMT
Yacht Clubs are always dreaming up ideas to encourage new sailors who may be intimidated by the idea of sailing boats that tip and just might tip over - here's a great idea, used by the Shoreline Sailing Club, sailing on Long Island Sound. The Shoreline Sailing Club is geared for singles 35 and older, held regularly throughout the sailing season. ...
Repairing rudder upside-down in the Southern Ocean
By Sail-World Cruising,
3:06 AM Tue 23 Apr 2013 GMT
It's all in a day's sailing: 'I used two safety lines to tie myself to the boat while I turned upside down off the stern to fix the rudder.' These are the words of 70-year-old solo circumnavigating sailor Jeanne Socrates, describing how she repaired her rudder in the Southern Ocean. ...
Bay of Biscay rescue prompts plea from Coastguard
By Joanne Rawling/Sail-World Cruising, ,
8:52 PM Mon 22 Apr 2013 GMT
The classic schooner that won Britain's 2012 Pendessnis Cup has had to come to the aid of a lone Norwegian sailor in the Bay of Biscay, an incident which has prompt the British Coastguard to make yet another plea for sailors to be equipped with communication equipment when they leave port. ...
Dismasted Russian solo sailor rescued in Bass Strait
By Des Ryan, ,
8:02 PM Mon 22 Apr 2013 GMT
It was a quest that many dream of, but few see to fruition. 47-year-old Sergey Zjukov built his own 24ft boat and sailed it across the Atlantic twice before setting off from Portugal on a solo round-world journey. He had successfully sailed past two of the Great Capes - Cape of Good Hope and Cape Leeuwin, but made one big mistake. ...
The Gathering Cruise in Ireland July 2013
By Nancy Knudsen,
8:31 PM Sun 21 Apr 2013 GMT
If you are anywhere within a short sail of Ireland (or even if you have to fly there), there's a gathering for sailors you won't want to miss. In fact, that's the name - The Gathering Cruise in July 2013. It is a cruise consisting of sailors from around the world, gathering together for fun, mutual support, and some grand cruising between Dublin and Kerry. Around 100 yachts are expected to join ...
No-VAT French charter yachts until EU decides
By Superyacht News/Sail-World Cruising, ,
1:18 AM Sun 21 Apr 2013 GMT
If you are thinking of chartering a sailing boat in French waters any time soon, this could be your year. At the moment, French charter companies are not having to add VAT to their charter prices owing to some indecision on the part of the EU ...
Plastiki - the book of a very Green adventure
By Nancy Knudsen,
12:46 AM Sun 21 Apr 2013 GMT
Sail-World Cruising followed their first crossing of the Pacific. They weren't fast, in fact Plastiki sailed like a dog, but she was made of recycled material and David de Rothchild, sailor and global green leader was not out to go fast, he was out to make a point - to draw attention to the gross waste and pollution of the Western world, and in this he succeeded brilliantly - now there is the book ...
Overboard surfer rescued by yacht after 27hours treading water
By IOL/Sail-World Cruising, ,
5:25 AM Sat 20 Apr 2013 GMT
In a bizarre incident, a holidaying surfer on a chartered surfing boat, who merely went on deck during the night to relieve himself and fell overboard, has been rescued 27 hours later in Indonesian waters by an Australian sailing yacht who joined the search after he was reported missing. ...
The disappearing Sandy Island - Scientist may have the answer.
By Nancy Knudsen,
3:38 AM Sat 20 Apr 2013 GMT
Where did the Coral Sea's Sandy Island go? This was the question posed by us in an article last November (see Sail-World_story in link below) when some Australian scientists aboard the RV Southern Surveyor went to where Sandy Island was meant to be and found only 1400m of water. Now, the mystery of the disappearing island may be solved. ...
Coast Guard icebreaking operations at Bruce Mines to begin April 21
By Carol Launderville, ,
5:11 PM Fri 19 Apr 2013 GMT
Icebreaking operations alongside the north channel of Lake Huron are expected to begin Sunday April 21 near Bruce Mines, Ontario, the Canadian Coast Guard has advised. A United States Coast Guard ship will conduct the icebreaking operations in order to facilitate shipping in the area. ...
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