|News for the Last 7 Days - Cruising USA
Predictwind helps you pick the best time to depart
By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, ,
9:09 AM Fri 25 Jul 2014 GMT
The Departure Planning tool from PredictWind can save huge amounts of time planning and give you more hours sailing.
It does this by looking at four different departure dates that are separated by 24 hours, and assessing the weather to pick the best day to leave for a particular journey ...
Watch this whale lift a Kayak clear out of the water
By Sail-World Cruising, ,
7:19 AM Thu 24 Jul 2014 GMT
Two kayakers in Argentina were paddling off the coast of Puerto Madryn recently, when a whale took sudden and totally unexpected interest in their boat, swam beneath their vessel, and lifted it from the water. ...
World ARC reaches half-way point in Australia
By World Cruising Club, ,
2:31 PM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
Today Mackay, Queensland became the latest focus of interest for sailors from around the world as the first of 23 cruising boats arrived in Mackay Marina marking the half-way point in their circumnavigation under sail in the World ARC. ...
Northern Scotland: Voyage to Orkney and Shetland Isles (Part 2) *Feature
By Sheryl and Paul Shard, ,
5:53 PM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
June 21 is the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, and we experienced almost 24 hours of daylight on Fair Isle. In the wee hours there was almost a ghostly bluish light in the air similar to the light during an eclipse of the sun. It was bizarre to see sheep lying asleep while a few islanders tended their gardens at 2a.m. in a strange twilight. ...
Drowning or electric shock? What you need to know to help save a life
By D. Scott Croft, ,
2:34 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Cruising sailors spend a lot of time in marina's, often a little variable in quality. Here is some information most of us have probably never thought about. While standing at the end of the boat dock, you see a person struggling in the water. Do you recognize that the person is drowning, or is something else going on? And what should you do? ...
Costa Concordia - the $2.25 billion salvage operation ready to begin
By Media Services, ,
12:40 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
The biggest salvage operation of a passenger ship is poised to get underway in Italy. Two and a half years after she ran aground off the island with the loss of 32 lives in January 2012, the Costa Concordia will be pulled from the rocks and taken to the Port of Genoa for scrapping. ...
Northern Scotland: Voyage to Orkney and Shetland Isles, more photos *Feature
By Sail-World.com, ,
10:24 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
Check out these additional photos from Paul and Sheryl Shard's voyage to Orkney and the Shetland Isles. ...
Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - New location and attractions
By Pierson Grant Public Relations, ,
8:41 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
Entering its 55th year, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the largest in-water boat show in the world, is set to take place from Oct. 30 through Nov. 3, attracting an international audience of hundreds of thousands of marine enthusiasts to the 'Yachting Capital of the World.' ...
4.8 million Legos all at sea
By Adam Clark Estes, ,
5:35 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
Along the charming coast of Cornwall, England, there's a beach that's constantly blanketed in Legos. Tiny flippers, little plastic dragons, a brick here and there—these pieces have been washing ashore since a shipping accident in 1997 sent 4.8 million pieces into the sea nearby. And one-by-one, out they come. ...