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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. ...

Book review: Weather - you like it or not By Ivan B. Signorelli, , 4:14 AM Tue 15 Jul 2014 GMT
Back in the days before radio was widely available, before forecasts were sometimes accurate and you could get your weather reports in the middle of the ocean through a satellite, a good sailor relied on his instincts, experience and tried and tested knowledge. ...

Vaavud launches generation 2 wind meter By Vaavud, Copenhagen , 10:05 PM Mon 14 Jul 2014 GMT
Vaavud, the company that created the world’s first wind meter that transforms smart phones into high tech meteorological tools aims to further revolutionize mobile wind measurement with a second generation wind meter. ...

The drama begins - North West Passage sailors rescued from ice By Nancy Knudsen, , 2:52 AM Mon 14 Jul 2014 GMT
The challenges have started already. Before most yachts intending to transit of the North West Passage - the latest adventure paradise for cruising sailors - have started their attempt, one boat has already had to be rescued from the ice. ...

Entering an unfamiliar bay - decision time By Nancy Knudsen, , 9:22 PM Sun 13 Jul 2014 GMT
You thought it would be a day trip, but unforecast contrary winds persist and are building. The crew is exhausted, and, as skipper you have decided there's a need to do something different. It'll be getting dark soon. There's a deep gulf ahead, an unfamiliar one, but it promises rest and a good night's sleep. You checked and you have charts. Should you go in? Here consider the options: ...

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. ...

High Latitude Sailing - Book of the Week By Nancy Knudsen, , 11:21 PM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
Personally I am a warm-water girl, loving the leap into the briny almost as much as the sail, but maybe that's why I just love reading about those who dare to sail in the High Latitudes. Now Climate Change has (sadly) made the high latitudes more and more accessible for adventurous sailors. ...

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. ...

Blue Planet Odyssey, around world rally, begins By Lee Mylchreest, , 10:17 PM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
A round the world sailing rally, spearheaded by Jimmy Cornell, aiming to raise awareness of the global effects of climate change, has begun in fitting style, with Jimmy Cornell himself poised to take his new yacht Aventura, built specially for the task, through the North West Passage. ...

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 ...

The real ‘Supermoon’ story By, , 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. ...

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. ...

Sailor rescued after Facebook call for rescue By RNLI/Sail-World Cruising, , 10:27 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
It had to happen. We know social media is taking an ever more important place in world communications, being the driving factor in everything from demonstrations to revolutions to gang-buster parties. But now we have a first for the marine world. Believe it or not, a sailor has been rescued after using Facebook to call for rescue. ...

Solo sailing star's passion = busy environmental schedule By Nancy Knudsen, , 9:20 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
Matt Rutherford, who came to prominence in the non-competitive sailing world by completing a non-stop solo journey around the Americas in a 27ft boat that looked only fit for an afternoon sail, is now a busy environmentalist. Having just completed a 'plastic-finding' crossing of the Pacific, he and his partner, environmental scientist Nicole Trenholm, are pushing towards their next project. ...

El Niño (Part 2). Effects on the Pacific Ocean By NOAA, , 8:24 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
El Niño is characterized by unusually warm ocean temperatures in the Equatorial Pacific, as opposed to La Niña, which characterized by unusually cold ocean temperatures in the Equatorial Pacific. El Niño is an oscillation of the ocean-atmosphere system in the tropical Pacific having important consequences for weather around the globe. ...

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. ...

Northern Scotland: Voyage to Orkney and Shetland Isles, photos By, , 4:15 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
Enjoy these images from Paul and Sheryl Shard's voyage to Orkney and the Shetland Isles. ...

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. ...

Vestas Sailrocket 3 - Over the Horizon By Vestas Sailrocket, , 8:25 PM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
In 2012 sailor Paul Larsen, an Australian and former engineering dropout, and his team broke the world sailing speed record by sailing at 59.39 knots over 500m in Sailrocket II, a carbon fibre boat in Namibia, a dream decades in the making. Now he thinks the technological breakthroughs to achieve the record might deliver other dreams into reality. But he needs partners. ...

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? ...

Tidal current installations will increase boating hazards By, , 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. ...

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': ...

Calling yachts in the South Pacific - rally to New Zealand By Lee Mylchreest, , 10:38 PM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
Turn left – it’s easy! If you're sailing the South Pacific, it's not a big stretch to consider including New Zealand - specially when there's a great rally to join, with all the resource assistance you might ever need and new friends (and maybe old friends newly discovered) to do it with. ...

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? ...

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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