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Cruising Yacht Club of Australia - Marine Electrics Seminar By Sail-World Cruising, , 9:16 PM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) is to hold another of their very popular Information Evenings at the yacht club in Rushcutter's Bay in Sydney on 6th May. Rob Starkey will present a segment called 'Marine Electronics: Basics and Management at Sea and Away from the Marina'. ...
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Product of the Week: Marine Film By Lee Mylchreest, , 10:23 PM Fri 18 Apr 2014 GMT
There's nothing more annoying when you have lovingly restored your hull to perfect than to have some unthinking other come along and scratch it. Or maybe the dock was not as rubbery as you thought and after you leave you find a scratch. But just keeping some marine film in a locker can take the stress out of life until you get a chance for a proper repair - it's this week's Product of the Week ...
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The jury is back: Storms deeper and stronger from world pollution By phys.org/Sail-world, , 7:54 AM Fri 18 Apr 2014 GMT
Are storms getting worse, or is it just my imagination? No, for the first time, scientists have proved it, with the all-too-graphic statement, 'The aerosols formed by human activities from fast-growing Asian economies do impact storm formation and global air circulation downstream. They tend to make storms deeper and stronger and more intense, and these storms also have more precipitation.' ...
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Annapolis Book of Seamanship - the latest update By Des Ryan, , 1:07 AM Fri 18 Apr 2014 GMT
While many many things changed in the last 31 years in sailing since this book was first published, nothing has changed about the value of good seamanship, an eternal skill. This is why the 'Annapolis Book of Seamanship' no matter which version, will never be truly out of date. That doesn't mean that the extensive update by author John Rousmaniere isn't worthwhile ...
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NZ's Marlborough Sounds gets active about safety By Sail-World Cruising, , 12:46 AM Fri 18 Apr 2014 GMT
Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) and the New Zealand Police are linking up to spread the word on safety to recreational boaties in the Marlborough Sounds this Easter. ...
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Rescue of Canadian sailor by Swedes north of New Zealand By Lee Mylchreest, , 9:04 PM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
Recently we published the news story of the rescue, while it was underway, of solo Canadian cruising sailor Art Munneke (See Sail-World_story) by a commercial ship, giving full credit to them for going off course to rescue Munneke. Here now is the graphic account of his survival. ...
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Dangerous surf conditions to affect the entire NSW coast this weekend By Roads and Maritime Services Media Unit, , 7:36 AM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
Roads and Maritime Services has issued an alert after a Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) warning about dangerous surf conditions forecast to affect the entire NSW coast this weekend. ...
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Pam, 90-year-old pearling lugger, to sail again By Sail-World Cruising round-up, , 12:05 AM Tue 15 Apr 2014 GMT
Nothing embodies colour and raw drama of the history of Broome's pearling industry more than the splendid old pearling luggers which sailed the waters of north west Australia during the so-called 'glory' days of the boom in pearling. Now, after being sunk and neglected and given up as scrap over 40 years ago, one of these graceful old vessels will sail again. ...
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Christmas Caribbean Rally - you could be crew By Louay Habib, , 9:43 PM Mon 14 Apr 2014 GMT
After the inaugural 2013 Christmas Caribbean Rally, Sailing Rallies are pleased to announce that the 2014 transatlantic event is set to be even better. Getting to the Canary Islands in a boat by next Christmas might be a bit of a challenge, but you COULD go as crew if you're after some adventure... ...
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Austrian sailor crosses the Atlantic in 4.9m FIPOFIX in 87 days By Renate Johns, , 8:47 PM Mon 14 Apr 2014 GMT
The attempt to cross the Atlantic in almost the smallest boat ever - at just 4.9m - had to be abandoned by Austrian extreme-adventure sailor Norbert Sedlacek twice because of energy supply and autopilot problems, but third time lucky when Norbert's son, Harald, took over the helm of the tiny FIPOFIX for the next attempt, successfully completing the journey in 87 days, arriving in Palm Beach USA th ...
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Piracy down but Somali pirates? Yes they are still there. By nk, , 2:52 AM Mon 14 Apr 2014 GMT
While it's only the most the reckless (and silent) cruising sailor who dares brave the Gulf of Aden or any Somali waters these days, commercial ships are still transiting the dangerous zone. So it is the experiences of these trading vessels that can guide us about when the danger might be gone - and it's not. ...
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Be safe on the water over the long weekends By Ken McManus, , 11:49 AM Sun 13 Apr 2014 GMT
Easter and Anzac day long weekends - Commissioner Stacey Tannos said volunteers would be on duty at MRNSW units along the coastline and inland on the Alpine Lakes and Murray River at Moama over the dual long weekends. 'This will be a great chance for boaters to get out on the water before putting their boat into hibernation for the winter lay-off,' he said. ...
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Abell Point Yacht Club welcomes revival By Luke McCaul, , 8:07 AM Sat 12 Apr 2014 GMT
In conjunction with the launch of the revitalised Abell Point Marina brand, the marina has announced it will throw support behind the Abell Point Yacht Club (APYC) as part of the vision to create a destination marina. ...
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How sailors really do have a voice in the future of our oceans By Sandra Whitehouse, Sailors for the Sea, , 2:27 AM Sat 12 Apr 2014 GMT
Sailors-for-the-Sea, whose core aim is to 'educate and engage the boating community in the worldwide protection of the oceans,' regularly produces an Oceans Watch Essay, and this time it is by Sandra Whitehouse, Ph.D. Senior Policy Advisor Ocean Conservancy, who talks about how sailors really do have a voice in the future of our oceans, in a USA context. ...
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Gold Anchor accreditation for two Australian marinas By MIA, , 2:00 AM Sat 12 Apr 2014 GMT
It's good to see quality in marinas being recognised, which not only recognises quality, but sends a message to other marinas that their boating public appreciates good customer service. Australia's Marina Industries Association (MIA) has recognised Gladesville Bridge Marina in NSW and Queensland’s Runaway Bay Marina as having the quality expected under the International MIA Gold Anchor Scheme. ...
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Message-in-a-bottle record - 102 years By AFP/Sail-World Cruising, , 1:06 AM Sat 12 Apr 2014 GMT
A message in a bottle, the traditional sailor's way of getting messages back to the world about their plight, which was thrown in the sea in Germany 101 years ago is believed to be the world's oldest. It has now been presented to the sender's granddaughter. ...
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Sailing lesson, Number One hot tip: Watch the video By www.liveleak.com, , 8:43 PM Thu 10 Apr 2014 GMT
This latest sailing video contains a very hot sailing tip. Not that you'll (probably) be able to understand a word, but don't let that deter you. The anonymous TV reporter was about to interview the Mayor of 'Kampen ' in the Netherlands about Sailing in Kampen, when this incident happened. ...
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Cat 5 Cyclone ITA expected to hit FNQ coast at high tide 11:06 AM Thu 10 Apr 2014 GMT
Severe Tropical Cyclone Ita has been upgraded to the highest category level as it moves towards the Far North Queensland coast. ...
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Musto Australia - Annual warehouse sale By Musto Australia, , 7:04 AM Thu 10 Apr 2014 GMT
Musto Australia - Musto will be clearing end of line kit, samples and oddments. The range is huge and the bargains are plenty. 'It is an exciting time for us as our new ranges are just starting to roll in' said David Oliver CEO of Musto Australasia. ...
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Cyclone Ita predicted to reach Category 4 off Far North Queensland By Sail-world.com, , 3:11 AM Wed 9 Apr 2014 GMT
Far North Queensland is bracing itself for what is expected to be the most severe cyclone since Yasi devastated homes and holiday resorts in 2011. The weather bureau has warned that Tropical Cyclone Ita could strengthen to a category four system before crossing the coast around Friday evening. ...
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Singapore Sailing seeks ISAF recognized training By ISAF, , 4:46 PM Tue 8 Apr 2014 GMT
ISAF Member National Authority Singapore Sailing has applied to ISAF for the accreditation of its National Sail Training Program after the 2014 ISAF Development Symposium in South Africa. ...
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Using Gmail and your newsletters have stopped arriving? Latest Update By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, , 4:42 PM Tue 8 Apr 2014 GMT
Are you finding that emails you want end up in Gmail's Spam bin, or just don't appear at all? We have uncovered the reason, and there is a solution. Are you using Gmail, and noticed that your sailing newsletters have stopped arriving? Last year Google introduced a new feature to its Inbox, which rated incoming emails as being 'Primary', 'Social' or 'Promotions'. It just changed your Inbox ...
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Simple Boat Step makes it easy to step from dock to deck By Des Ryan, , 7:05 AM Tue 8 Apr 2014 GMT
When I bought my first boat the owner had left a lot of 'rubbish' on board. As I cleared out the mess, I found some quite miraculous gadgets, and among them was a boat step, roughly made out of a plank of wood which ingeniously latched to the gunwale of the boat, enabling easy stepping from wharf to deck. Now a couple of Australian inventors have made a much smarter version, and it's for sale. ...
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Canadian solo sailor rescued north of Auckland By Sail-World Cruising round-up, , 11:33 PM Mon 7 Apr 2014 GMT
Yet another solo sailor has been rescued by a commercial ship, this time a car carrier, after his yacht was rolled and holed during a storm in the South Pacific. Canadian sailor Art Munneke, a member of the SaltSpring Island Yacht Club, had survived for five days after the incident, augmenting his electric bilge pump with hand pumping. When the bilge pump failed he let off his EPIRB. ...
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Sailing without effort - holidaying in a gulet By Lee Mylchreest, , 8:50 PM Mon 7 Apr 2014 GMT
So you love sailing holidays but not all the family does, or you want a really lazy time on the water - a 'real' holiday. Why not go sailing on a traditional Turkish gulet to sail in either Turkish or Greek waters? Someone else will sail the boat, someone else will prepare the meals - sorry you'll have to do the swimming and snorkelling and sunbaking yourself. ...
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