|News for the Last 7 Days - Cruising (Southern hemisphere)
Video Coverage of last years Sydney to Hobart race
By Sail-world.com, ,
4:43 AM Sun 22 Dec 2013 GMT
Competitor or spectator ahead of the 69th race start, settle down and watch the 26 min video coverage of the 2012 Rolex Sydney to Hobart. Great Production values in this coverage by Rolex. ...
New catamaran syndicate opportunity available in the Whitsundays
By Multihull Solutions, ,
8:52 PM Sat 21 Dec 2013 GMT
A new cruising catamaran syndication opportunity in the Whitsundays has been unveiled that makes boat ownership extremely affordable. ...
How dangerous are whales really? - incredible photos
By Brian Palmer/Sail-World Cruising, ,
11:40 PM Fri 20 Dec 2013 GMT
How scared should you be when boating off shore about a collision with a whale? A scuba diver off the coast of Argentina snapped a series of incredible pictures for Barcroft Media recently of a pair of southern right whales lurking menacingly close beneath a tiny boat of whale watchers. ...
Ozzies and Kiwi star in International Sail Training Awards
By Lee Mylchreest, ,
10:06 PM Fri 20 Dec 2013 GMT
Two Australians and one New Zealander have won coveted awards at the Annual International Sail Training & Tall Ships Conference last month in Aalborg in Denmark. Other awards went to individuals and ships from countries as wide ranging as Oman, Poland, the Netherlands, Norway, Germany, Mexico and Finland. ...
Marine Rescue NSW volunteers on operational alert for festive season
By Ken McManus, ,
9:07 PM Fri 20 Dec 2013 GMT
Marine Rescue NSW volunteers will be on full operational alert during the festive season, ready to come to the aid of boaters in need of help on the water. Commissioner Stacey Tannos said December and January were the busiest months of the year for the 3200 volunteer members of the 46 MRNSW units along the coastline and inland on the Alpine Lakes and Murray River at Moama. ...
Is it WoM or some other virus with Pantaenius Insurance? *Feature
By John Curnow, ,
6:51 PM Fri 20 Dec 2013 GMT
Honestly, what does one really mean by that? Well, quite simply, is it Word of Mouth or its Digital Age cousin, viral marketing, that has seen Pantaenius not only grow, but also begin to make a significant impact in Asia Pacific waters?
No doubt, the all-risk policy, agreed fixed value, new for old replacement and wear and tear clauses have had a major play in the whole equation. ...
Greek sailing coastlines - do they want cruising sailors or not?
By Des Ryan, ,
1:19 AM Fri 20 Dec 2013 GMT
If you are thinking of sailing in Greece any time soon, you may become confused when you seek more information. Last month the authorities slapped a new tax on yachts which sail, moor or anchor in Greek waters. This would naturally tend to cause yachts to vote with their raised anchors and sail off to friendlier countries like Turkey and Croatia. ...
'Getting out there' - How to break the ties and go cruising
By John Martin, Island Cruising Association, ,
11:36 PM Thu 19 Dec 2013 GMT
John and Lyn Martin, operators of the highly successful Island Cruising Club, will be running special cruising seminars in Australia and New Zealand in the coming months. In the first of a series of articles on cruising, John here questions how to 'get out there' and go cruising and shares some of his own family's comic experiences: ...
Old 4 New Lifejacket Upgrade in New South Wales
By Jeni Bone, ,
11:20 PM Thu 19 Dec 2013 GMT
Transport for NSW through Roads and Maritime is emphasising the need to wear a lifejacket while boating. ...
Quantum Sale - What is Vacuwash and why should I use it?
By Quantum Sails, ,
5:25 PM Thu 19 Dec 2013 GMT
Vacuwash was developed in North America over the past decade and has shown exceptional results with even the modern laminated sails. The process involves placing the sails in a vacuum chamber, removing the air and water from the voids between the sails layers and fibres, slowly introducing a cleaning agent that penetrates every layer and subsequently thoroughly rinsing the sail. ...
Too close for comfort - the glacier is not your friend
By Lee Mylchreest, ,
7:24 PM Tue 17 Dec 2013 GMT
For all you sailors who dream of sailing at high latitudes one day - or are even doing it now - this is a video you need to watch, to give you one more tool in your armoury to get you past glaciers safely. ...
New rules for moorings
By GBRMPA, ,
12:28 PM Tue 17 Dec 2013 GMT
To help protect fragile reefs in high-use areas, new moorings rules are in place from November 2013 clarifying what is considered a misuse of public moorings and infrastructure. ...
Vicsail's newest yacht in their marque is the SLY Yacht
By Cheryl Stanton, Rushcutters Bay ,
10:13 AM Tue 17 Dec 2013 GMT
Vicsail's newest yacht in their marque is the SLY Yacht. Arriving safely in Newport, she is ready to be tried in Australian water. We will be following her and recording her through different conditions. To follow her performance, find her on Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/slyaustralia?ref=hl ...
Falling overboard - just as easy from a dinghy
By Cape Coral Sail and Power Squadron/Sail-World, ,
11:12 PM Mon 16 Dec 2013 GMT
There's much talk about falling overboard from sailing boats, but don't forget it's much easier to fall overboard when you are in a dinghy or other small craft, simply because it might seem a more innocent activity. ...
Improve halyard tension by video from UK Sailmakers
By Adam Loory, UK Sailmakers, ,
10:35 PM Mon 16 Dec 2013 GMT
UK Sailmakers is building a library of instructional videos titled 'Sail with Confidence' to help sailors become better at sail trim and boat handling. ...
24 Years of Cruising - Lessons Learned *Feature
By Sheryl Shard, ,
8:08 PM Mon 16 Dec 2013 GMT
This fall Paul and Sheryl Shard, bestselling authors and award-winning filmmakers, are celebrating 24 years of international cruising - 24 years of magical places they've sailed to and amazing people they've met. We have invited them to share some thoughts on lessons learned exploring the world by sailing boat. ...
Whitsunday Sailing Club receive rescue boat donation
By Heidi Walton,
11:02 AM Mon 16 Dec 2013 GMT
With the recent donation of a large rescue boat to the Whitsunday Sailing Club Whitsunday waters will remain safer.
Wanting to help the club and wider community on the water, Cruise Whitsundays has just donated a five-metre RIB rescue boat to the club, which was accepted with open arms. ...
Vicsail is proud to be Australian importers for SLY Yachts
9:30 AM Mon 16 Dec 2013 GMT
Vicsail is proud to be the Australian importers for the SLY Yachts. Sly Marie is a young and dynamic Italian Shipyard with experts from all fields united by the love of sailing. If you have any questions or would like to know more about the SLY Yachts, please contact Vicsail at 02 9327 2088 or email email@example.com. ...
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By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, ,
11:58 PM Sun 15 Dec 2013 GMT
Each year we have been receiving some great reports from a whole range of Clubs and cruising organisations...
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Victoria's Discover Sailing Day to run throughout January and February
By Lauren Garnet, ,
7:41 PM Sat 14 Dec 2013 GMT
Yacht clubs throughout Victoria will once again throw open their doors to local communities for the Summer 2014 Discover Sailing Day program running throughout January and February, giving families the opportunity to experience the adventurous and exciting world of sailing and yacht club life for free. ...
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