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Product of the Week: Marine Film By Lee Mylchreest, , 8:43 PM Fri 18 Apr 2014 GMT
There's nothing more annoying when you have lovingly restored your hull to perfect than to have some unthinking other come along and scratch it. Or maybe the dock was not as rubbery as you thought and after you leave you find a scratch. But just keeping some marine film in a locker can take the stress out of life until you get a chance for a proper repair - it's this week's Product of the Week ...
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The jury is back: Storms deeper and stronger from world pollution By phys.org/Sail-world, , 7:54 AM Fri 18 Apr 2014 GMT
Are storms getting worse, or is it just my imagination? No, for the first time, scientists have proved it, with the all-too-graphic statement, 'The aerosols formed by human activities from fast-growing Asian economies do impact storm formation and global air circulation downstream. They tend to make storms deeper and stronger and more intense, and these storms also have more precipitation.' ...
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Annapolis Book of Seamanship - the latest update By Des Ryan, , 1:07 AM Fri 18 Apr 2014 GMT
While many many things changed in the last 31 years in sailing since this book was first published, nothing has changed about the value of good seamanship, an eternal skill. This is why the 'Annapolis Book of Seamanship' no matter which version, will never be truly out of date. That doesn't mean that the extensive update by author John Rousmaniere isn't worthwhile ...
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Britain's RYA Push the Boat Out begins May 17 By Susie NationGrainger, , 10:00 PM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
People of all ages and abilities residing in the UK will have the opportunity to discover sailing on 17-18 May with Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Push the Boat Out. The nationwide event will see hundreds of sailing clubs from Stromness to Torpoint holding open days and taster sessions to inspire their local communities to get involved in the sport. ...
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Rescue of Canadian sailor by Swedes north of New Zealand By Lee Mylchreest, , 9:04 PM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
Recently we published the news story of the rescue, while it was underway, of solo Canadian cruising sailor Art Munneke (See Sail-World_story) by a commercial ship, giving full credit to them for going off course to rescue Munneke. Here now is the graphic account of his survival. ...
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Springtime Greening: Boaters Tips for Earth Day By BoatUS Foundation/Sail-World Cruising, , 11:49 PM Mon 14 Apr 2014 GMT
About 70% of the Earth is covered by water – and that’s where you’ll find recreational boaters spending their time. With Earth Day's arrival on April 22, what can boaters do to help keep the waters they enjoy clean and healthy? Here are three easy tips from the BoatUS Foundation that any boater can do: ...
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Christmas Caribbean Rally - It's on again in 2014 By Louay Habib, , 9:34 PM Mon 14 Apr 2014 GMT
After the inaugural 2013 Christmas Caribbean Rally, Sailing Rallies are pleased to announce that the 2014 transatlantic event is set to be even better. Once again the event is attracting a varied international fleet with five different nationalities already registered among the entries for 2014. ...
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Austrian sailor crosses the Atlantic in 4.9m FIPOFIX in 87 days By Renate Johns, , 8:47 PM Mon 14 Apr 2014 GMT
The attempt to cross the Atlantic in almost the smallest boat ever - at just 4.9m - had to be abandoned by Austrian extreme-adventure sailor Norbert Sedlacek twice because of energy supply and autopilot problems, but third time lucky when Norbert's son, Harald, took over the helm of the tiny FIPOFIX for the next attempt, successfully completing the journey in 87 days, arriving in Palm Beach USA th ...
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Piracy down but Somali pirates? Yes they are still there. By nk, , 2:52 AM Mon 14 Apr 2014 GMT
While it's only the most the reckless (and silent) cruising sailor who dares brave the Gulf of Aden or any Somali waters these days, commercial ships are still transiting the dangerous zone. So it is the experiences of these trading vessels that can guide us about when the danger might be gone - and it's not. ...
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3G/4G Hi-Speed Coastal Marine Broadband System, just launched in UK By Sail-World Cruising, , 8:56 PM Sun 13 Apr 2014 GMT
It gets better all the time. British sailors can rejoice over the ever-increasing speeds of marine broadband. Now there's a new 3G/4G Hi-Speed Coastal Marine Broadband System, just launched. ...
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British rescuers go for their own circumnavigation challenge By Derby Telegraph/Sail-World Cruising, , 11:59 PM Sat 12 Apr 2014 GMT
Whether they are cruising sailors or racers, sailors are forever setting challenges for themselves - to sail a new ocean, to be first or fastest to achieve a goal. The rescuers, on the other hand, are usually there to pick up the pieces when plans go awry. Now there's a group of rescuers keen to change that. ...
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