|News for the Last 7 Days - Cruising USA
Anatomy of a collision - yacht and bulk carrier
By Lee Mylchreest, ,
11:34 PM Thu 12 Dec 2013 GMT
What are the factors most likely to cause a collision at sea? What mistakes should the cruising sailor NOT make? How much can we rely on a good lookout by ships that we pass? The investigation of this non-fatal collision between a Swiss-flagged yacht and an Australian bulk carrier carries some significant messages for how we should all act when sailing an open seaway. ...
ARC+ - sailing south 'until the butter melts'
By World Cruising Club/Sail-World, ,
7:39 PM Thu 12 Dec 2013 GMT
First there was the ARC, the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers, consisting of a simple hop across the Pacific. But the good oil always said that to cross the Atlantic you should 'sail south until the butter melts' and then turn west. Now the World Cruising Club is heeding that advice and offering 'ARC+', adding a Cape Verde stopover, and the first, very successful ARC+ is just finished. ...
Increased entry period for yachts visiting NZ bonus for marine sector
By Kate Gordon-Smith, Auckland ,
8:22 AM Wed 11 Dec 2013 GMT
New Zealand’s marine and tourism industries will benefit in a number of ways following the Government’s decision to extend the temporary import entry (TIE) period for visiting superyachts and cruising yachts to New Zealand from the existing 12 months to 24 months. ...
Stanley Paris, 76->solo, non-stop, fastest ever - the adventure begins
By Lee Mylchreest,
10:50 PM Tue 10 Dec 2013 GMT
Dr Stanley Paris, life-long adventure-seeking New Zealander but long-time resident of Florida, tells his story as he sets out to circumnavigate the world solo and non-stop in the fastest ever time, at the age of 76. Here is his first report: ...
Follow This Sailing Tip from an Ancient Custom
By John Jamieson,
8:22 PM Tue 10 Dec 2013 GMT
John Jamieson (Captain John) here discusses just why all sailors take off our shore footwear any time we get on a sailing boat: Imagine if you could put the fibers of the rug, carpet, tile, or flooring in your home under a microscope. And be able to analyze all of the stuff you see. . ...
Six months later, missing schooner Nina's families just won't give up
By Nancy Knudsen,
11:17 PM Mon 9 Dec 2013 GMT
They still won't give up. It's six months since the disappearance of the schooner Nina between New Zealand and Australia with six Americans and one English crew on board, but the families still haven't given up. ...
Lighted boat parade - find the one nearest to you
By Lee Mylchreest, ,
7:59 PM Mon 9 Dec 2013 GMT
It's that time of year again, and the lighted boat parades are happening across America. In Petaluma, for instance, just north of San Francisco, last Saturday, a flotilla of lighted boats brought glad tidings to the Petaluma Turning Basin in a holiday tradition that has endured more than three decades. ...
Bermuda to the Land of the Midnight Sun - a sailing adventure
By Nancy Knudsen,
4:56 AM Mon 9 Dec 2013 GMT
You may have to fly, sail or swim there, but if you have a few dollars to spare you'll need to get to Bermuda for the adventure of a life-time next year. In June 2014 there will be an opportunity to sail from Bermuda to Iceland across the subtropical and subpolar gyres of the North Atlantic, to study microplastic pollution abundance and affects on life in the ocean. ...
How to make your sailing club thrive
By Tom Hubbell, US Sailing/Sail-World,
7:49 PM Sun 8 Dec 2013 GMT
How to make your sailing club thrive - reflections of a President: These reflections come from Tom Hubbell, President of US Sailing, the governing body for the sport of sailing in the United States, but they apply to sailing clubs the world over. How does YOUR sailing club rate? ...
Leading Cuban Marina head hails new regulations for yacht visits
By Sail-World Cruising,
1:33 AM Sun 8 Dec 2013 GMT
A couple of weeks ago we brought you news of the new friendliness of Cuba towards cruising sailors. Now a delighted Jose Escrich, Commodore of the Hemingway International Yacht Club and most prominent of those working towards increasing yacht tourism to Cuba, has filled in some of the details. ...
Maintaining a Home Base while Cruising - The Pros and Cons
By Sheryl Shard,
11:45 PM Fri 6 Dec 2013 GMT
My husband, Paul and I, have been cruising for many years and just returned to our Southerly 49 sailboat, Distant Shores II, in the Caribbean where we'd stored her for a few weeks while we were home on a work visit to Canada. Being home got me thinking about the pros and cons of maintaining a home base while cruising, so today I thought I'd share our experiences. . ...
San Francisco Bay's biggest boat show ever set for January 2014
By Shelbi Okumura,
8:35 PM Fri 6 Dec 2013 GMT
From luxury motor yachts to personal watercrafts, all that is new and hot in the world of boating takes over McCovey Cove and Pier 48 for the first ever Progressive® Insurance San Francisco Boat Show® Thursday, January 23 through Sunday, January 26, 2014. ...
Seasickness glasses wins DAME award
By Sail-World Cruising, ,
8:05 PM Fri 6 Dec 2013 GMT
One of our recent 'Products of the Week' was the strangely-named Boarding Ring, and it has now won a coveted DAME Award, the world's number one international design competition for new marine equipment and accessories. ...
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