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North American sailors: Lessons from Sandy on fighting hurricanes By BoatUS/Sail-World Cruising, , 6:53 AM Wed 10 Jul 2013
North American Sailors: With the NOAA Climate Prediction Center forecasting an 'active or extremely active season this year,' sailors and other recreational boaters will have to make storm preparations for a likelihood of 13 to 20 named storms. ...[more]


Omani kids and a passion for sailing By Sail-World Cruising Round-up, Valencia, Spain , 3:46 AM Mon 17 Jun 2013
If you think that kids in your neck of the woods love sailing, you should see how the kids in Oman, such a recent leisure sailing country, are rushing to get a chance to get on the water and learn to sail. ...[more]


Inaugural Cruising Masterclass at the Sydney International Boat Show By Nancy Knudsen, 7:39 PM Sun 16 Jun 2013
Maybe you know a lot about sailing, but do you know all you need to know for cruising? Are you up to date with the latest sailing aids? safety systems? Technology? Do you know all about snubbers, sentinels, Med Hooks? If the answer is no or maybe, then attend the Cruising Masterclass at the Sydney Boat Show, 3/4 August. You'll never regret it. It's free in the inaugural year but must be reserved ...[more]


Cruisers University - get your degree in cruising! By Nancy Knudsen, 10:01 AM Sat 13 Apr 2013
If you are within reach of Annapolis, Maryland, USA and have ambitions to go long range cruising - or even just improve your sailing and cruising skills - you'll want to be at the Cruisers University, an 'all you need to know' event at the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show, April 25-28. ...[more]


It's on again - 2013 Medical Management for Mariners Course By John Keelty/Sail-World Cruising, 5:49 PM Fri 12 Apr 2013
The next Medical Management for Mariners (MMM) course will be held in April/May 2013 in Sydney at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA). Normal first aid courses are better than nothing, but they don't hold a candle to the information in this course which is aimed at leisure sailors to help other leisure sailors survive in times of injury and illness. ...[more]


The seven vital sailing boat diesel checks By John Jamieson, 1:39 PM Thu 4 Apr 2013
You turn the key, push the diesel engine starter button and your engine starts just as you expect. But did you realize that you still have 7 quick checks to make that could spell the difference between a trouble free day on the water or the challenge of sailing into your marina dock without an engine? Follow these seven vital tips from marine diesel guru Peter Compton. ...[more]


Protect Your Sailing Line with This Easy Whipping! By John Jamieson, 12:17 AM Thu 21 Mar 2013
If you are anything like me, nothing looks worse in marine rope than frayed strands. With prices soaring, you will want to protect the bitter end of all of your lines. Boost your marine knots knowledge with this fast, easy whipping that you can make in less than 60 seconds! ...[more]


This Low Cost 'Line Saver' Could Save Your Sailing boat! By John Jamieson, , 5:42 PM Wed 13 Mar 2013
What one piece of low cost sailing gear could save your boat in a howling gale, or when tied up in a slip or pier, or in a swell-swept anchorage or mooring? Without it, your sailboat might well become just another marine insurance statistic! Discover one of the cheapest--but often forgotten--pieces of 'must have' sailing gear that will keep your sailing boat safe throughout the sailing season!. ...[more]


Learn from Hurricane Sandy on March 12 - wherever you sail By BoatUS/Sail-World Cruising, , 9:38 AM Sat 9 Mar 2013
No matter where in the world you are, your boat can be subject to a catastrophic storm event. One of the worst weather events in world history happened recently when Hurricane Sandy hit the east coast of North America. So what can one learn from such an event? ...[more]


When in Doubt, Anchor Out! By John Jamieson, 6:03 AM Fri 1 Mar 2013
Imagine that you approach the harbor entrance to a major city on a calm, but black, starless night. You strain your eyes through binoculars to search for the line of buoys that mark the approach--and see nothing. No flashes. No lights. You sweep to the right and left to look for the city lights--and see nothing. No signs of life anywhere. What do you do now? ...[more]


Expose on EPIRBS - what price safety? By Neil and Ley Langford, 12:44 PM Tue 19 Feb 2013
Neil Langford, sailing with his wife Ley on Crystal Blues in Thailand, is considering crossing the Indian Ocean and reaching the Atlantic via Africa in a loose network of cruising sailors this year. While preparing, they have made some surprising discoveries about EPIRBs, which they share here: ...[more]


One sailing incident and the lessons learned By Newport Bermuda Race/Sail-World Cruising, , 5:11 PM Wed 13 Feb 2013
One of the significant aspects of all sailing is the incredible cooperation and transfer of knowledge between sailors. Last year there was a serious incident during the Newport Bermuda Race, from which many lessons could be learned, by both cruising and racing sailors alike. ...[more]


Lessons all boat owners can learn from Hurricane Sandy By BoatUS/Sail-World Cruising, , 10:08 AM Wed 13 Feb 2013
Boat US are running a series of Webinars (March 5, 12, 26) on the cause and prevention of hurricane damage using lessons learned in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, which caused the single-largest recreational boating industry loss ever recorded - $650 million in damage to boats alone. ...[more]


Calling UK Sailing Clubs: Attend RYA Club Clinics 2-3 March By Susie NationGrainger/Sail-World Cruising, 9:08 AM Tue 5 Feb 2013
Calling UK Sailors: If your club is seeking advice on legal issues, tips on increasing club membership or perhaps wants to know more about club racing, then the new RYA Club Clinics at the RYA Dinghy Show will provide the perfect opportunity to ask the burning questions. ...[more]


Look for These Hidden Monsters of the Seven Seas! By John Jamieson, 6:11 PM Fri 1 Feb 2013
What can lurk just beneath the surface of the water? Or float atop the water like a monster awaiting its prey? These go by many names; deadheads, shipping containers, barrels, drums, and flotsam. And they all have the potential to stove a hole in your boat, crack your keel, damage your rudder, or bend your propeller or shaft like a twisted piece of linguine. ...[more]


Three thieves of boat engine's reliability - vital info for sailors By John Jamieson, , 7:36 AM Sun 13 Jan 2013
Like three thieves in the night they creep into your engine and work their way past the slumbering gate guards. Sliding and slithering like a nest of rattlers deep into the belly of your engine to wait... to rest. Until that moment that you push the starter button. And then they attack with relentless, merciless destruction.... ...[more]


Women Californian sailors meet for convention By BoatUS/Sail-World Cruising, , 10:45 AM Wed 9 Jan 2013
The west coast's premier sailing convention for women is set to launch on Saturday, February 2nd, at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club in Corona del Mar, California. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is primary sponsor of the 24th Annual Women's Sailing Convention, presented by the Southern California Yachting Association (SCYA). ...[more]


MOB - Learn the 'Elevator' Recovery Technique! By John Jamieson, , 7:07 AM Mon 7 Jan 2013
The thought of falling overboard scares most sailors into a 'stay-aboard-at-all-costs' mindset. And yet this most serious of sailing emergencies does happen. Use these steps to prepare ahead of time with one little-known method that could be the perfect solution IF the person in the water is fully conscious and in good shape and you have successfully positioned the boat ready for recovery.. ...[more]


Yacht restoration school - Open House in January By Cynthia Goss/Sail-World Cruising, 7:14 AM Fri 4 Jan 2013
No matter which country you come from, if you are interested in pursuing a career in boat building and restoration, there could be no better experience than the International Yacht Restoration School(IYRS) in Rhode Island. Individuals interested in pursuing new career tracks at IYRS will have a chance to step inside the school’s workshops during two January Open Houses. ...[more]


Preparing for heavy sailing weather before it arrives! By John Jamieson/Sail-World Cruising, 8:57 PM Sat 15 Dec 2012
Safety and preparation go hand-in-hand for heavy weather. Crew, topsides, and below decks need to be readied if you suspect a blow in the offing. Even if it never develops, you will have the peace-of-mind that you, your crew and small sailboat are well prepared for what may come your way. ...[more]


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