|News for the Last 7 Days - Cruising USA
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. ...
Tranquil, colourful and funky, Genoa Bay is a must stop for West Coast *Feature
By Deane Hislop, ,
11:06 AM Sun 20 Jul 2014 GMT
Genoa Bay is a quaint little settlement with a marina nestled in a quiet and picturesque bay on Canada's southeast Vancouver Island, at the south end of Sansum Narrows. It was named by pioneer settler Giovanni Baptiste Ordano in 1858 because it reminded him of his home in Italy. ...
Dredging activity near corals can increase frequency of diseases
By ARC Centre of Excellence Coral Reef Studies, ,
2:51 PM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
In a world-first study published on July 17th, researchers say dredging activity near coral reefs can increase the frequency of diseases affecting corals. 'At dredging sites, we found more than twice as much coral disease than at our control sites,' says the lead author of the study, Joe Pollock, a PhD candidate from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies. ...
World ARC heading out of the Pacific
By World Cruising, ,
1:01 PM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
Ideal conditions helped the World ARC fleet get well underway on Leg Seven of their circumnavigation as they leave astern the island of Efate in Vanuatu. Moderate easterly winds made for a downwind start across the entrance to Port Vila Bay. A few yachts were encouraged by the light conditions to fly their coloured sails making for a beautiful sight. ...
Understanding the Ocean's role in Greenland Glacier melt
By Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), ,
8:24 AM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
In the last 40 years, ice loss from the Greenland Ice Sheet increased four-fold contributing to one-quarter of global sea level rise. Some of the increased melting at the surface of the ice sheet is due to a warmer atmosphere, but the ocean’s role in driving ice loss largely remains a mystery. ...
Desolation Sound added to Salish Sea Pilot free cruising guides
By Jim Burgoyne, ,
6:38 PM Fri 18 Jul 2014 GMT
Salish Sea Pilot has added Desolation Sound to its lineup of free cruising guides covering destinations along the west coasts of British Columbia and Washington. The guide, with 74 pages and more than 90 illustrations, offers detailed information of anchorages, marinas and passages throughout Desolation Sound and the Discovery Islands. ...
Three Defensive Docking Strategies for Sailors
By Captain John Jamieson, Florida ,
11:04 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
Keep emergency docking plans at the forefront of your 'what if' mindset. Just in case that boat pulls out ahead of you or your engine conks out in restricted waters. Practice these defensive docking strategies to be prepared for the unexpected in close quarters. ...
Revealing report on Search for American yacht Nina released *Feature
By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, ,
7:36 AM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
US based Satellite telephone company Iridium Communications failed to give New Zealand rescuers details of a dramatic final message from a missing yacht Nina until the US State Department intervened, a detailed review of the search effort has revealed. ...
PredictWind's Weather Routing opens your navigation options - try it!
By Sail-World.com, ,
3:47 AM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
With PredictWind’s Weather Routing tool, working out the fastest or most comfortable passage has never been easier. We give you a three step navigation explanation with diagrams - and you are ready to go to plot your favorite cruising route, avoiding rough seas and high winds, or try being a Volvo Ocean Race navigator ...