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'Cruising' sailors hopes of $80m drug import dashed By Lee Mylchreest, 6:55 AM Sat 14 Jan 2012
It was the perfect cover. The Spanish 'cruising' sailors arrived under cover of the highly respected Port2Port Cruising Rally which occurs every November from Vanuatu in the south Pacific to Bundaberg on the east coast of Australia. They didn't know that they had been under surveillance for months and their hopes of importing $80 million in drugs were about to be dashed. ...[more]


Sunreef Yachts signs contract for new performance superyacht By Multihull Solutions, 10:29 AM Fri 13 Jan 2012
Represented in Australia by Multihull Solutions, Sunreef Yachts has just confirmed the sale of a cutting-edge 80-foot superyacht. ...[more]


World ARC 2012-13 Rally starts its circumnavigation By Rachel Hibberd, 9:58 AM Tue 10 Jan 2012
Twenty-six boats in the World ARC fleet departed Rodney Bay Marina in Saint Lucia in the Caribbean on Sunday (8th January), at the start of an epic 26,000 mile adventure around the world in 15 months. World ARC is a circumnavigation rally for cruising boats, with a mix of organised stages and free cruising. ...[more]


Vintage Atlantic Rally for Cruisers draws to a close By Rachel Hibberd, , 9:42 AM Tue 20 Dec 2011
The 26th ARC finished in fine style on Saturday 17 December with a spectacular prize giving ceremony at the Gaiety Nightclub in Gros Islet, Saint Lucia. 2011 was a vintage ARC, with most boats experiencing fast crossing times - the ARC crossing record almost tumbled after standing unchallenged since 2006. ...[more]


Superyachts weekend of fun in Phuket By Phuket News/Sail-World Cruising, 10:43 AM Mon 19 Dec 2011
There may have been more motor yachts than sailing boats there, sadly, but the sailing boats still made a spectacular sight in Phuket last weekend. Superyacht spotters were in for treat as some of the finest luxury yachts in Asia sailed Phuket’s west coast as part of the annual Asia Superyacht Rendezvous. ...[more]


Manhattan Sailing Club sails the Caribbean By Sail-World Cruising, , 3:38 PM Sat 17 Dec 2011
Every winter, New York's Manhattan Sailing Club and Manhattan Sailing School organize an incredible sailing vacation known as 'De Caribbean Regatta.', and this is what they say about it: ...[more]


Multihull Solutions celebrates strong year despite sluggish market By Kate Elkington, 10:33 PM Mon 12 Dec 2011
Multihull Solutions has recorded a remarkable year despite a punishing market with new and pre-owned boat sales continuing to soar. ...[more]


Overseas boat ‘bargains’ hurting Australians with hidden costs By Multihull Solutions, 4:16 PM Tue 6 Dec 2011
Industry leader, Multihull Solutions reports a shocking increase in stories of people being stung by the pitfalls of purchasing alleged ‘bargain boats’ from overseas. ...[more]


Darwin Dili Yacht Rally will celebrate 10 years Independence By Nancy Knudsen, 4:03 PM Mon 5 Dec 2011
There are now three rallies for yachts wanting to leave Darwin to explore Asia in 2012. There is the Darwin Dili Rally (first run 1973), departing Darwin on the 14th July, the Darwin Kupang Rally (started 2011 and 107 yacht participants in 2011) departing on 28th July, and if you are too late for those there's the Darwin to Ambon Rally (first run in 1974), departing this year on the 25th August. ...[more]


2013 Oyster World Rally By Nancy Knudsen, 5:33 AM Mon 5 Dec 2011
There's nothing more rewarding than sharing the joys, the issues, the solutions and the sheer camaraderie of swapping information and friendship with those who have the same boat as you. So it's calling all Oyster owners...What you do next could change your life forever and there's plenty of time to plan. You could add 'circumnavigator' to your name. Read on, for how ...[more]


Rally through the Canary Islands - February 2013 By Lee Mylchreest, , 8:18 PM Sun 27 Nov 2011
There's plenty of time to prepare for THIS sailing rally - and if you can't sail there, you can charter a yacht and have a holiday of a lifetime. It's the Canarias Sailing Rally, first to the 14th February, 2013 ...[more]


A riot on Riot - Skipper tells By Des Ryan, , 5:46 PM Wed 23 Nov 2011
Sometimes it's just sheer determination that gets you home. The North American Cruising Rally, which set out from Rhode Island on 30th October heading for Bermuda, was beset by late-developing Tropical Storm Sean. Riot, a 50ft Ketch, shredded its sails, lost steering, engine, bimini and anchor chain, but still made it into Bermuda. Here's the story as told by skipper Coleman Bowen: ...[more]


ARC 2011 - perfect conditions for the start By Rachel Hibberd, 3:29 PM Mon 21 Nov 2011
The 26th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) sailed today from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, bound for Saint Lucia. A brisk northerly wind and blue sky gave perfect conditions for a downwind start and a swift departure. from the coastline. 217 boats and 1,188 people, including 26 aged under 18, are sailing in this year's edition of the world's most popular transocean rally ...[more]


Off again: World's largest ocean rally prepares to depart By World Cruising Club/Sail-World Cruising, , 6:51 PM Mon 14 Nov 2011
With one week to go before the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) 2011 fleet leave Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands to cross the Atlantic heading for for Rodney Bay in Saint Lucia in the Caribbean, crews from across the world marched and danced behind their national flags in a stirring parade around Las Palmas Marina. ...[more]


Incredible opportunity to land exceptional Cumberland 44 By Kim McKee, 12:53 PM Sun 23 Oct 2011
Multihull Solutions has just announced one of the most exciting brokerage listings of the year with a superb 2007 Cumberland 44 power catamaran in ‘as new’ condition and comprehensively outfitted. The Cumberland 44, Valelevu is arguably one of the finest pre-owned Cumberland 44’s currently for sale. All offers are now being invited to purchase the catamaran at well below her original value. ...[more]


Hobart 2013 - Rendezvous Cruise - time to start planning By Nancy Knudsen, 11:33 AM Fri 21 Oct 2011
CYCA cruising sailors are going it alone for the third time next summer (2012/3) in a Rendezvous Rally Cruise to Tasmania. Although the rally is not an 'official club organised' event, it provides a way for members of the club, better known for its Sydney to Hobart yacht race, to live up to their club's name - 'The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia.' ...[more]


Cruising Croatia: Lightning strikes twice By Jean de Keyser, , 12:51 PM Fri 14 Oct 2011
Captain Jean de Keyser, who led the American Sailing Association (ASA)’s 2011 Croatia flotillas and operates the affilliated Gulfcoast Sailing School, recounts the story of the ASA's second Croatia Flotilla for 2011, he and his wife/first mate sailing the Ana B. If you have never joined such a flotilla or rally, this description may give you a picture of what you are missing: ...[more]


Cruising Croatia: From James Bond to Marco Polo By Jean de Keyser, Gulfcoast Sailing School, , 11:02 AM Sat 8 Oct 2011
Captain Jean de Keyser, who led the American Sailing Association (ASA)’s 2011 Croatia flotillas and operates the affilliated Gulfcoast Sailing School, recounts the story of the ASA's recent Croatia Flotilla. If you are a non-competitive sailor who has never joined such a flotilla or rally, this description may give you a picture of what you are missing: ...[more]


2011 Multihull Rendezvous Rally - fun-filled and a huge success! By Multihull Solutions/Sail-World, 1:01 PM Wed 5 Oct 2011
Hosted by the Abel Point Yacht Club, the 2011 Whitsundays Multihull Rendezvous, again sponsored by Multihull Solutions is now well and truly over. The fun-filled event was hailed a huge success by all involved! ...[more]


Darwin to Ambon Rally 2012 - time to start planning By Lee Mylchreest, 11:03 AM Tue 4 Oct 2011
Almost every month, somewhere in the world, there's a cruising rally, sometimes in conjunction with a race. Long range cruisers who have passed through the Pacific Ocean will find that entry into a rally from Australia to Indonesia eases the way into Asian waters with an automatic cruising permit. So that makes the Darwin to Ambon Rally even more alluring than it would be anyway. ...[more]


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