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India Welcomes Vasco da Gama Rally By Preeti Raghunath/Sail-World Cruising, 3:27 PM Sun 16 Apr 2006
Preeti Raghunath reported from Mumbai on Friday that the Vasco da Gama is just about to arrive in Mumbai. In celebration, they will stage the first international yacht rally in India – the Vasco Da Gama Cup 2006. The yachts have now been travelling for three months from three different continents. When they arrive on Indian shores, they're looking forward to unadulterated partying - on the high seas. ...[more]


Chance for YOU to sail the Antarctic? By Cruising Editor, 4:48 PM Mon 3 Apr 2006
The Antarctic has long been a lure for intrepid sailors, and now, thanks to the proactivity of Australian promoter Mariner Boating, YOU can sail the waters of the Antarctic, AND you have over a year to plan for the trip. ...[more]


Cape Horn Knockdown Dream Setback By Sail-World Cruising, 2:07 AM Sun 19 Mar 2006
When polar solo sailor Adrian Flanagan had a knockdown rounding Cape Horn, it was the damage to the control unit for his heating system which will now frustrated his attempt at an UNSUPPORTED circumnavigation. Being unable to repair the control unit means he would be attempting to transit the Russian Arctic without heating ...[more]


Solo Polar Sailor Passes Robinson Crusoe’s Island By Sail-World/Adrian Flanagan, 7:26 AM Wed 15 Mar 2006
Polar circumnavigator Adrian Flanagan is making his way northwards up the Pacific Ocean heading for Bering Strait. So far he has overcome many difficulties of various kinds, from adverse weather to engine breakdowns and steering failure. He has been at sea for four and a half months so far, and is currently passing Robinson Crusoe's fabled island ...[more]


All aboard for Med-Red 2006 By Event Media, Marmaris, Turkey , 2:43 PM Tue 14 Mar 2006
The Med-Red Rally is about to set sail. Sailors from 13 nations are gathering in Yacht Marina Marmaris, Turkey, before setting off on the Rally. ...[more]


Atlantic,Pacific, now Indian Ocean on a Sailboard By Sebastien Destremau, Freemantle Sailing Club, WA , 6:57 AM Wed 8 Mar 2006
It's not a joke! It's ACTUALLY happening. French adventurer, Skipper Raphaela LeGouvello, will attempt the Indian Ocean crossing on a sailboard, solo and non-assisted, departing from Exmouth on 5 April 2006. ...[more]


'My Eyes Were Opened' - Ellen MacArthur By Sail-World Cruising, 1:22 AM Mon 6 Mar 2006
After a life time of sailing, it took a non-competitive event to change the life of the fastest ever round world solo sailor. ...[more]


West-about Horner sails solo into History By Julie Flanagan/Sail-World Cruising, 10:21 PM Wed 1 Mar 2006
Here is yesterday’s report from Louise Flanagan, on husband Adrian’s rounding of the Horn: I am incredibly proud to tell you that at 3.18 last night Adrian became a true 'Cape Horner' and wrote himself and Barrabas in to the record books. ...[more]


Sun Shines for Rescued Yacht By NZ Press Association, 7:08 AM Wed 1 Mar 2006
First the cruise ship Seabourn Spirit answered the emergency call and steamed alongside the disabled yacht to provide shelter from the weather. Now Rescue authorities are experiencing language difficulties with the sailor aboard as the yacht is being towed to Lyttelton, in New Zealand ...[more]


West Marine Pacific Cup–'One Million Miles of Fun' By Sail-World Cruising, 1:29 AM Sat 25 Feb 2006
One million miles of fun racing to Hawaii will be celebrated during the 2006 West Marine Pacific Cup. Race organisers will be providing a special set of awards to commemorate this milestone. Also for the first time this year, the fun race will be open to multi-hulls, another indication that these craft are continually rising to new heights of popularity. ...[more]


Marion-Bermuda Yacht Race - Back Cruising? By Sail-World Cruising, 8:11 PM Thu 23 Feb 2006
‘First and foremost we are a cruising yacht race,’ according to Graham Quinn, Executive Director of the race. This traditional race, which has operated every two years since 1977, will now have an IRC class, thus opening the race again to a much broader spectrum of entrants. ...[more]


Dee Caffari and Aviva Challenge - week's update By Sail-World, 7:28 PM Wed 22 Feb 2006
Having passed the half-way point during last week, round-world solo yachties Dee Caffari is 92 days into her voyage, and has travelled 15,000 miles against the wind, much of it in the Southern Ocean. ...[more]


Other News from the Southern Ocean By Sail-World Cruising, 5:15 PM Wed 22 Feb 2006
Not only is there Dee Caffari and the Volvo boats, the Southern Ocean seems to be getting busy this week with other traffic news - Donna Lange in 28ft Inspired Insanity has just passed the Cape of Good Hope, and Hugo Boss has been dismasted with 1800 miles to go to South America ...[more]


Adrian Flanagan Rounds the Horn By Sail-World Cruising, 5:02 PM Wed 22 Feb 2006
At 21.53 GMT last night Adrian Flanagan rounded the small island that is the infamous Cape Horn. As Expedition Manager Louise Flanagan said, ‘Symbolically this is wonderful but the reality is that the hard work to continue to round the Horn will take place over the next 4 or 5 days. ...[more]


ARC Catmania and the Lagoon Surprise. By Nancy Knudsen, 12:33 AM Sun 19 Feb 2006
When the ARC Rally left Gran Canaria again at the end of last year on its annual jaunt across the Atlantic, not only was there a full complement of participants, there were more multihulls than ever before. ...[more]


Solomon Islands Awake By Sail-World, 6:50 PM Mon 13 Feb 2006
After bloody violence and an ugly civil war between 2000 and 2002, the Solomon Islands disappeared from the cruising sailor’s radar screens. This year, a re-activated Solomons Yacht Club is going to change all that with a ‘cruising in company’ event from Brisbane on the east coast of Australia to these now peaceful Melanesian Islands. ...[more]


Vasco da Gama sails the Suez Canal By Cruising Editor, 6:28 PM Mon 13 Feb 2006
My history teacher told me that Vasco da Gama rounded the Cape of Good Hope, so why are 30 or so Dutch cruising sailors, who are having the time of their lives sailing down the Red Sea, calling themselves ‘The Vasco da Gama Rally’? ...[more]


Eight Indian Women - 450km in open dinghies By Sail-World, 9:04 PM Sat 11 Feb 2006
The boats have no navigation gear, no ancillary engine, no cabin, no head, and when loaded have a bare 12 inches of freeboard. Yet the eight women hailed it as a great experience after taking 6 days to sail from Mumbai to Goa across the open ocean waters of the Arabian Sea in two of these open boats. ...[more]


Solo RW Sailor Dee Caffari – Week’s Update 7Feb06 By Sail-World Cruising, 3:23 AM Wed 8 Feb 2006
This week Dee and her support team have been playing hide and seek with deep lows pressure systems sweeping across her path and the threat of a tropical storm east of New Zealand. The beginning of the week was marked by constant 50 knot winds, the boat driving forward at 7 knots. ...[more]


North Polar Circumnavigator wins Blue Water Medal By Barby MacGowan, 8:32 PM Sun 22 Jan 2006
He built the boat and then he sailed it from Ireland via Greenland through the North West Passage, over the northern coast of Canada, via Alaska, across the Bering Straits to the northern coast of Russia, then via Norway and Scotland back to Ireland. No he isn't mad, but he IS Irish, and now he's deservedly won the Cruising Club of America's famed Blue Water Medal. ...[more]


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