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ICE - a drug? hunk of frozen water? No, it's Super Sailcloth By Sail-World Cruising, 11:37 AM Wed 14 Aug 2013
New ICE - once you read this you might think you need it on your sailing boat. So - What is it? Is it a drug? Is it a hunk of frozen water? No, it's Super Sailcloth! Yes, Doyle Sails has announced the official launch of Stratis ICE, something they claim is is unique to their global network of lofts and very suitable for both cruising and racing sails. ...[more]


ICE - a drug? hunk of frozen water? No, it's Super Sailcloth By Sail-World Cruising, 9:44 AM Wed 14 Aug 2013
New ICE - once you read this you might think you need it on your sailing boat. So - What is it? Is it a drug? Is it a hunk of frozen water? No, it's Super Sailcloth! Yes, Doyle Sails has announced the official launch of Stratis ICE, something they claim is is unique to their global network of lofts and very suitable for both cruising and racing sails. ...[more]


Annapolis Boat Show - the Jimmy Cornell seminars, 13/14 Oct By Nancy Knudsen, , 7:12 AM Tue 13 Aug 2013
If you are thinking of long distance cruising and are anywhere within reach of Annapolis, you won't want to miss the two-day Long Distance Cruising Seminar on Sunday 13 October and Monday 14 October 2013, at the Maritime Institute Conference Center, Linthicum, Maryland, USA. ...[more]


A foul story - at war with the crustaceans By Neil Langford, Crystal Blues, 7:01 AM Sun 11 Aug 2013
Ley and Neil Langford, long time cruising sailors, are in South East Asia - tropical waters - on their yacht Crystal Blues. Here Neil tells the secrets they and their fellow cruisers have developed for keeping the local crustacean population from taking over their boat, Crystal Blues, while stationary in a marina. ...[more]


European Yacht of the Year Awards 2014 - the nominations are out! By A. Manuela Preinbergs/Sail-World, , 6:34 AM Tue 6 Aug 2013
Every year every well-known and not-so-well-known boat builder enters new yachts in the 'European Yacht of the Year'. This award can make an enormous difference to the regard in which a yacht is held, and provide a vast amount of free publicity. However, even getting nominated for the great awards is an achievement in itself and the nominations have just been announced. ...[more]


Cleaning the cleaner: the Serious Pad Cleaner By Martin Flory/Sail-World Cruising, , 6:38 AM Wed 31 Jul 2013
This week's Product of the Week is the cleaner that cleans the cleaner. Cleaning tools deserve their own special washing to keep them in the best possible condition. This new Serious Pad Cleaner is a scientifically formulated powdered cleaner for rejuvenating buffing pads. Better still the product is environmentally friendly, being biodegradable. ...[more]


DAME Awards for innovation: Call for entries By Sail-World Cruising, 8:06 AM Fri 26 Jul 2013
Do you have an innovative marine design that might wow the sailing world? The publicity you could gain by winning a design award at the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) could be beyond your wildest dreams - and they are calling now for entrants. ...[more]


DAME Awards for innovation call for entries By Sail-World Cruising, 6:46 AM Fri 26 Jul 2013
Do you have an innovative marine design that might wow the sailing world? The publicity you could gain by winning a design award at the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) could be beyond your wildest dreams - and they are calling now for entrants. ...[more]


UK challenges EU over yachts ability to find diesel By Louise Nicholls, , 6:19 AM Fri 26 Jul 2013
Red Diesel is available up and down the remote corners of the coast of Britain, where 'white' diesel can't be found. To enable boaters continued access to travelling freely, the UK is supporting her leisure sailors against the EU. ...[more]


Rather clean your own hull - or sailing remotely? here's a solution By Sail-World Cruising, , 10:15 AM Tue 23 Jul 2013
If you'd rather clean your own hull, or need to because of where you intend to be sailing, here's a new product that you should consider when making a decision. Its initial selling price maybe high, but in a year or two, by avoiding that expensive yearly haul-out, you'll be way ahead. ...[more]


HMS Bounty rescue swimmers honoured, tell the story By Antonieta Rico, Navy Times/Sail-World Cruising, 7:55 AM Mon 15 Jul 2013
The replica of Captain Bligh's ship, the HMS Bounty, might have been sailing far away in the Caribbean when she was lost, but as her memory will forever remind us of one of the most graphic survival stories of the South Pacific, we especially mourn her going. Here the swimming heroes of the rescue of the crew of the Bounty during Hurricane Sandy are honoured, and have their story told: ...[more]


HMS Bounty rescue swimmers honoured, tell the story By Antonieta Rico, Navy Times/Sail-World Cruising, 6:38 AM Mon 15 Jul 2013
Along with most other leisure sailors, we at Sail-World are always happy to see the brave exploits of those who go to rescue sailors in trouble recognised. Here the heroes of the rescue of the crew of HMS Bounty during Hurricane Sandy are honoured, and have their story told: ...[more]


New: Rail Pod allows easy retrofit of instruments in cockpit By Sail-World Cruising, , 11:07 AM Wed 10 Jul 2013
Current sailing boat designs often have very open cockpits with few options for installing retro-fit instruments. But the ingenuity of the commercial sailing world knows no bounds, and UK Company Scanstrut Ltd has extended their successful Scanpod range with the launch of the new Rail Pod. ...[more]


Coming soon - the latest MOB location gizmo By Des Ryan, , 7:52 AM Sat 22 Jun 2013
There are many who say that no sailor SHOULD ever fall overboard if he or she complies with all correct safety procedures. If a cruising sailors does end up overboard, given that most cruising sailors sail short-handed, history says there is almost no chance of their recovery. Having said that, the latest gizmos might defy that statistic in the future - and here's a cracker: ...[more]


Something to ponder - Is your GPS system 100% safe? By Simon Jinks, RYA/Sail-World Cruising, 11:41 AM Sun 16 Jun 2013
Is your GPS system 100% safe? Even if you have multiple redundancies on board your sailing boat, what happens if the signal actually fails? How could that happen and what about the alternatives to GPS now being rolled out? Would they be a solution? - or if not, now that fewer and fewer sailors are carrying complete paper charts, what IS the solution? ...[more]


Events Clothing up for NZ Exporter of the Year By Sail-World Cruising, 4:15 PM Fri 14 Jun 2013
Events Clothing Company, an Auckland-based marine clothing specialist is a finalist for the 2013 Auckland Export QBE Exporter of the Year (sales under $25 million) Award. ...[more]


Queens Birthday Honours for Marine Rescuers By Ken McManus, 4:07 PM Mon 10 Jun 2013
Three volunteers from Marine Rescue NSW have been recognised for their contribution to safety on the water and the NSW boating community in this year’s Queen’s Birthday honours. ...[more]


Pocket Mariner launches nautical charts and navigation App By Kevin Doel, , 7:36 AM Sun 2 Jun 2013
Now here's another one. Pocket Mariner, the company behind popular sailing apps such as Compass Eye and Boat Beacon, has launched SeaNav, a nautical charts and navigation App. ...[more]


Inverter Installation: Troublshooting 101 By Don Wilson, , 7:16 AM Wed 22 May 2013
So you want to install an inverter, but with all the features and complexity of today’s more sophisticated units, you’re hesitant to take the plunge? Or, perhaps you’ve had some problems with your inverter, and you’re not sure if it’s a faulty unit … or a simple installation problem? ...[more]


Yacht Track Library - an ingenious new tool for cruising sailors By Daria Blackwell/Sail-World Cruising, 10:56 AM Tue 21 May 2013
At Sail-World Cruising we're always on the lookout for extra navigation aids to assist the cruising sailor, and we have found a beauty this week - and it needs your help to make it even better! ...[more]


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