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At 86 knots, enter the Cigarette - the world's fastest electric boat By Gizmodo/Sail-World Cruising, 3:26 PM Sat 23 Feb 2013
What do you do if you just love speed and the water, but would like to be environmentally friendly? A sailing boat is obviously out of the question, and so is your normal power boat. Enter the Cigarette AMG Electric Drive. ...[more]


Windfarms to populate UK's sailing seas - the debate rages By RYA/Sail-World Cruising, , 9:24 AM Sat 16 Feb 2013
The debate rages. Hornsea is a small seaside resort in Yorkshire, England with just over 8000 people and a reputation for pottery, but its shoreline is about to become the hub for major wind farming, extending far off-shore. Whilst the Royal Yachting Association is lobbying at a national level to ensure the safety of navigation, they want all UK sailors make their views heard ...[more]


Rockefeller Mermaid Mission: Rescuing our seas in 2013 By Sail-World Cruising, , 12:26 PM Sun 27 Jan 2013
While American philanthropist David Rockefeller leads actions rescue our oceans, his wife Susan Rockefeller has been directing a film called Mission of Mermaids, dedicated to love and preservation of the ocean. As preserving and rescuing our oceans is a subject dear to most cruising sailor's hearts, we here offer Susan's suggested resolutions for helping our oceans in 2013: ...[more]


Tres Hombres: slow cargo but sustainable, an early success By Gercine Carter/Sail-World Cruising, , 12:49 PM Sat 26 Jan 2013
Slow food, why not slow cargo? Can sustainable sail-powered transport ever hope to compete with ships? The Tres Hombres, a 32metre brigantine originally built as a fishing cutter which we have been reporting on for a couple of years, is still sailing between Europe and America carrying cargo successfully - and looking for trainees. ...[more]


DVD offers tips on keeping our seas healthy By Joanna Woutersz, , 3:12 PM Mon 7 Jan 2013
All Boaters are being encouraged to look after aquatic habitat, minimise their impact by following a few simple tips and be the eyes, ears and voice of the aquatic environment! It has been produced by NSW authorities, but is applicable anywhere in Australia ...[more]


Farley the fin whale is staying put By Erika I. Ritchie/Sail-World Cruising, , 11:16 AM Wed 2 Jan 2013
Something strange and special is going on off the coast of California and the locals are mystified. A fin whale of nearly 100 tons seems to have taken up residence in the waters off Dana Point in southern Los Angeles, and instead of moving on with his friends, is playfully approaching boats as never seen before. He's even been given a name. ...[more]


Sailing seen as preserver of the environment in India By Sail-World Cruising round-up, , 10:55 AM Mon 24 Dec 2012
Sailors see the devastation of the oceans more than others - we find the plastic floating, swim with bleached coral and don't catch fish where we used to last year. In India where sailing is not so developed, one would-be sailor sees encouraging the use of sail as a way of preserving India's precious waterways. So he has home-built a sailing boat. ...[more]


Sailors' friend, the Humpback, sings while multi-tasking By Plosone/Sail-World Cruising, , 10:46 AM Sat 22 Dec 2012
There is nothing more exciting to the cruising sailor than the near sight of a whale blowing watery mist into the air with their unmistakable throaty blast. Their singing is legendary, previously said to be only in the breeding season. However a new Antarctic study suggests that they also sing 'intensely and continuously' while engaged in other tasks or a combination of activities. ...[more]


OceansWatch International - another good year in 2012 By Sail-World Cruising, , 10:14 AM Wed 19 Dec 2012
OceansWatch International is an organisation of cruising sailors who want to make a positive difference to the seas they sail and the island communities they visit. Their activities are usually centred on the islands of the South Pacific and the Atlantic, where they help with sustainable options for the communities and their ocean environment. Here is an update on their achievements for 201 ...[more]


Sailors for the Sea auction - help them by bidding online By Nancy Knudsen, 12:14 PM Tue 27 Nov 2012
Sailor for the Sea have found a new way of raising money - the Charity Auction, AND you can bid online. Who exactly are Sailors for the Sea? As they put it, Sailors for the Sea is a non-profit organisation which educates and engages the boating community in the worldwide protection of the oceans which are becoming more and more fragile. To do this they need your help. ...[more]


Rarest whales make their appearances By Sail-World Cruising, 6:41 AM Mon 12 Nov 2012
As long as it's not colliding with you, every cruising sailor loves a whale sighting. If you keep your eyes peeled at the right time in the right place, you just might have the chance to see one or two of the world's rarest whales, each of which has made a recent appearance. However, on latest information, you'll have to be in the Southern Hemisphere, somewhere between Australia and New Zealand. ...[more]


Boaters should 'pay more attention' as 100 coral heads damaged By Nancy Knudsen, , 4:23 PM Sun 11 Nov 2012
It happened in Hawaii, but it could have been anywhere, and environmentalists are hopping mad. A 40ft power boat that ran aground this week in Kaneohe Bay in Hawaii has destroyed 100 coral heads, according to researchers who visited the site. ...[more]


Bird's Eye View of before and after Hurricane Sandy By Des Ryan, , 4:18 PM Sat 10 Nov 2012
It is difficult for those not affected to envisage the scope of Hurricane Sandy. However, thanks to photos from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), here is a bird's eye view of before and after the worst Atlantic Hurricane on record hit the north east coast of North America. ...[more]


Mooring buoys to protect precious coral reefs By Lee Mylchreest, 7:38 AM Sun 21 Oct 2012
Mooring buoys are being acknowledged around the world as the best way to preserve our coral and sealife in popular sailing and anchoring areas. Now another Florida area is moving to copy the world trend. Is the coral in your precious cruising grounds similarly protected? Or are sailors still destroying the coral with every sinking anchor? ...[more]


World's largest solar boat sails into climate change project By Nancy Knudsen, , 6:17 PM Sun 14 Oct 2012
She has circumnavigated the world in a demonstration of the efficacy of solar power, she has made a triumphant tour of the Mediterranean, and now she is about to help the cause of climate change science by monitoring the Gulf Stream in the Atlantic Ocean. It's Turanor, PlanetSolar, the gigantic strange craft which is the world's largest solar sailer. ...[more]


Plea to sailors of the world: It's not too late to save the ocean By Nancy Knudsen/Sailors for the Sea, 7:25 PM Sat 13 Oct 2012
'I spent two months sailing in the Baltic a couple of years ago,and I was struck by the virtually complete lack of sea life.In 64 days of sailing,we didn’t see a single marine mammal of any sort. They have nothing to eat. There are practically no fishing boats to be seen in the Baltic and no seagulls.' The words of Dr Ned Cabot, who lost his life overboard last month, doing what he loved, sailing ...[more]


Superyachts lobby for access, changed rules on Barrier Reef By Des Ryan, 6:04 PM Mon 3 Sep 2012
Superyacht Australia has declared that their main task is providing 'superyachts with a possibility to cruise in the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef.' ...[more]


Another Solar Odyssey - around the USA's 'Great Loop' By Des Ryan, 9:43 AM Tue 31 Jul 2012
Just as Swiss/German inspired spectacular-looking Turanor PlanetSolar has completed the world's first ever circumnavigation on a craft powered by solar alone, a new venture now traversing the entire 'Great Loop' of the United States in a very different-looking solar craft, called Ra. Just now, it has had to put into the dock after hitting an underwater crab cage ...[more]


Change in salinity detected in the world’s oceans By CSIRO, 9:51 AM Thu 21 Jun 2012
In a paper published in the journal Science, Australian scientists from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, California, reported varying patterns of salinity in the global ocean during the past fifty years, marking a clear fingerprint of climate change. ...[more]


Tres Hombres sailing cargo ship arrives, no room at the inn By Sail-World Cruising, , 2:01 PM Wed 23 May 2012
An engineless sailing ship with a charismatic cargo load of chocolates, rum, coffee, wine and cocoa beans has arrived in Portsmouth after a Transatlantic voyage seeking to make the point about sustainable transport, (See Sail-World story) but there was 'no room at the inn'. ...[more]


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