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Galley Guys on the Malty Seas By Greg Nicoll, , 4:57 PM Wed 13 Aug 2014 GMT
It started with an Internet search on malts and ended with an invitation that was too good to be true for any decent Galley Guy not to accept: fly to Scotland, drive peacefully through the Scottish countryside and come to rest at the end of a single-lane road on the Isle of Skye, only to witness a flotilla of eighty yachts which we were joining. ...
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Blue Planet Odyssey - Beset in Arctic Bay ice + Video By Nera Cornell, , 4:47 PM Wed 13 Aug 2014 GMT
Well, since the last of my Blue Planet Odyssey logs, we have acquired a new experience to tick off our bucket-lists. By our decision to sail to Arctic Bay, we were unfortunately way-laid by ice floes. As the ice thickened about us, and leads became less frequent, we decided to turn back to Lancaster Sound. ...
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Garcia Yachts Exploration 45 - Jimmy Cornell's newest adventure By nk, , 9:03 PM Mon 11 Aug 2014 GMT
When most cruising sailors reach their seventies they wonder how long they will keep cruising. They don't start designing their 'perfect' cruising boat with a plan to sail it through the Northwest Passage. That's because they are not Jimmy Cornell. ...
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Sustainable Seafood - How to purchase with confidence By Julia Beaty, Newport, RI , 4:14 PM Mon 11 Aug 2014 GMT
A sea of choices. Many of us flock to the coasts during the summer to enjoy swimming, boating, fishing, a break from the heat and delicious seafood. In today’s globalized world, even those of us who live far from the coast have access to a plethora of seafood choices in our local restaurants and grocery stores. ...
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Risks to penguin populations continues By British Antarctic Survey, , 8:14 AM Mon 11 Aug 2014 GMT
Writing in the journal, Conservation Biology, a group of internationally renowned scientists recommends the adoption of measures to mitigate against a range of effects including; food scarcity (where fisheries compete for the same resources), being caught in fishing nets, oil pollution and climate change. ...
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ARC Baltic fleet head from Helsinki to Stockholm By World Cruising Club, , 9:42 PM Fri 8 Aug 2014 GMT
After a period of cruising through what was for most their first experience of the Finnish Archipelago, the warm welcome received from the NJK in Helsinki set the tone for what has been a great weeks' sailing, relaxing and exploring this beautiful region of the Baltic. ...
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Follow these tips when anchoring By Alex and Daria Blackwell, , 6:48 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
Unless you are far offshore, at one point or another you will to need to park your boat. This may be because you want to or because you need to. In either case you have three choices. You can go to a dock, which lacks many of the plus points of being away from land. You can pick up a mooring, which often has a number of challenges and unknowns associated with it. ...
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Galley Guys meet the Spice Lady By Greg Nicoll, Andy Adams and John Armstrong, , 3:07 PM Wed 6 Aug 2014 GMT
They say: what you dare to dream, dare to do. Quit your job, sell your house, kiss family and friends goodbye and set sail for the adventure of a lifetime. We suggest you give yourself a bit of time to plan and adjust though. It’s quite a jump from Bay Street to Montego Bay. Why not start by warming up to the tropics with some amazing island food and a good book? ...
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North American Rally to the Caribbean - Get prepared to head south By Barby MacGowan, , 2:51 PM Wed 6 Aug 2014 GMT
The 15th Annual North American Rally to the Caribbean (NARC) departs from Newport. R.I. on November 1, 2014 (or best weather window near that date.) First held in 2000, the 'NARC Rally' is restricted to boats that are capable of getting to Bermuda in four or five days and are crewed by experienced sailors who have made the passage before. ...
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If all else fails read the instructions!! By Stuart Carruthers, RYA Cruising Manager, , 9:50 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
'If all else fails read the instructions'. I am sure that many of us have heard or even used that phrase, particularly at times when we have bought something new and can’t wait to get it home, unpack it, plug it in, switch it on and expect it to work like clockwork.mWhen nothing happens we grab the instructions and try to work out what went wrong. ...
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ARC Baltic fleet cruising and anchoring in the Finnish archipelago By World Cruising Club, , 9:34 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
A few weeks on from the start of the inaugural ARC Baltic the fleet are now cruising and anchoring in the beautiful Finnish archipelago after a warm and learned stopover in St Petersburg. Leaving Russian territorial waters was a milestone for the event marking entry to the sixth country of the rally in just over three weeks. ...
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Phuket Yacht Show: new kid on the block taking on PIMEX? *Feature By Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia and Phuket Yacht Show, , 4:28 AM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
The Phuket Yacht Show will be held at Phuket's Yacht Haven from February 13-15. The challenge to Pimex - the Phuket International Boat Show - is coming from the organisers of the Singapore Yacht Show. ...
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Vanuatu Customs making life easier for visiting cruising yachts By Vanuatu Customs/Sail-World, , 7:34 PM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
Manager of Vanuatu Customs Border Control and Enforcement Stanley Trief has issued this letter regarding clarifications that make it easier for cruising yachts visiting Vanuatu. ...
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Baltic 4 Nations rally is now in full swing By Sailing Rallies, , 5:51 PM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
Starting on 26th July, the inaugural Baltic 4 Nations rally is now in full swing with near perfect sailing conditions. The weather has been glorious with temperatures in the high 20’s and winds 10-18 knots. Patrick Van Kerckhoven, skipper of Belgian flagged HR 42 had no idea the Baltic could be so nice! ...
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Tropical Storm Bertha expected to become a typhoon By Sail-World, , 5:10 PM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
Tropical Storm Bertha has intensified slightly since the last update, and has entered the Eastern Caribbean Sea. The storm is expected to strike Puerto Rico or the Dominican Republic at this intensity, and then move onto the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands. ...
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Flags at Sea, an infographic by John Tissott By Anna Parker and the Sail-World Team, , 4:04 PM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
East Freemantle Yacht Club's John Tissott put together this lovely infographic on flags at sea. Great details on etiquette, dimensions, conventions at sea and more. ...
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Cruising lessons from ocean racers By Andy Schell, , 3:01 PM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
As reported on World Cruising Club, Andy Schell updates us on the Bermuda Race experience as well as cruisers vs racers. ...
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Procedures set out for waterborne visitors to Vanuatu By B. J. Skane, , 7:16 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Aiming to strengthen the protection of Vanuatu’s borders and facilitate the clearance of genuine small craft and travelers into and out of the country the Department of Customs and Inland Revenue has issued a Notice to Masters that clearly sets out the procedures waterborne visitors must follow. ...
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17-year-old RNLI volunteer saves child in first rescue mission + Video By James Oxley, , 5:19 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
A 9-year-old schoolgirl who became trapped between giant rocks whilst playing on the beach at Aberaeron was dramatically rescued on July 10th. New Quay inshore RNLI lifeboat was called into action at 5pm after the alarm was raised that the girl was trapped inside the sea defences, as the tide was beginning to rise. ...
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Teen names latest RNLI Shannon class lifeboat in Poole + Video By Luke Blissett, , 5:03 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
A teenage girl who won a competition to choose the name of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s (RNLI) latest Shannon class lifeboat officially named the lifesaving vessel at a special ceremony at RNLI HQ in Poole, Dorset, on July 17. ...
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Fascinating opportunity with OceansWatch By Chris Bone, Vanuatu , 8:45 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Any skippers with a little time on their hands and wanting to make a positive difference for the Oceans they love might want to have a look at www.oceanswatch.org who are currently looking for a volunteer skipper in the South West Pacific. ...
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Fake GPS signals detected when cruising the high seas By Anne Ju, , 2:13 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
In the 1800's moving lead lamps was a favoured method of pirates to induce ships to run aground where they could be plundered. Now it seems that fake GPS signals from 'spoofers' might become the 21st century equivalent. Hence the need for technology to be on step ahead. ...
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Our new Cruising Editor editor remembers his first offshore adventure By David Schmidt, Sail-World Cruising Editor, Seattle, WA , 2:23 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
The mind has a funny way of distorting time. Take, for example, my first big offshore cruise. It was the summer of 1987, I was 11 years old, and my Dad and his buddies had sailed our newly acquired C&C 37 from our home in Connecticut up to Maine’s lovely Penobscot Bay, ...
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