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More information emerges on America's Cup capsize By Sail-World Cruising Round-up, 7:24 AM Sun 12 May 2013
While much of the sailing world mourns the death of British Olympic sailing star and America's Cup strategist Andrew 'Bart' Simpson, widely reported on the racing sites of Sail-World, the design of the yacht Artemis is being questioned as cracking noises were heard by the crew before the main frame simply 'cracked like a taco', injuring some crew and killing Simpson. ...[more]


Fuel filters recalled by Osculati By Sail-World Cruising, 7:51 AM Sat 11 May 2013
Because a small number of leaks have been reported on some products, Italian marine equipment firm Osculati is recalling all fuel filters with the part numbers 17.664.00-17.664.10 due to a potential safety issue. ...[more]


Choosing a chartplotter program for ActiveCaptain users By Tom Lochhaas/Sail-World Cruising, 10:23 AM Tue 7 May 2013
Tom Lochhaas has sailed all kinds of sailing boats - 14-foot Sunfish to a 50-foot ocean cruiser - in all kinds of waters for three decades. He has written widely about many different aspects of the sailing life. Here Tom offers some valuable tips about choosing a combination of chartplotter and the brilliant resource for cruisers, Active Captain, which comes in many modes: ...[more]


Thailand: Armed robberies on sailing boats leave cruisers shaken By Chris Husted, Phuket Gazette/Sail-World Cruising, 7:08 AM Tue 7 May 2013
Recent armed attacks against yachties by thieves in Chalong Bay, Phuket, Thailand, is the first violence that the local cruising community can remember here towards yachts in a very long time. A French yachtsman suffered severe knife wounds during an attack aboard his boat last week, and in another incident shots were fired when thieves were surprised during an attempted burglary on a vacant boat ...[more]


Lightning kills one crewman on Philippines boat By Nancy Knudsen, , 11:54 AM Fri 3 May 2013
Lightning has killed one crewman in a boat off the waters of Tabina in the Philippines. It was a fishing boat, not a sailing boat, but just as tragic and serves to remind all leisure sailors that lightning is dangerous on any boat if the crew is not prepared and knowledgeable ...[more]


The Six Minute Safety Sailing Spiel By BoatUS/Sail-World Cruising, , 11:04 PM Tue 30 Apr 2013
It takes only six minutes to brief your new guests on board your boat for a day sailing, but could save the boat - or a life, and the briefing will make sure the day stays fun and relaxed. Here is the six minute safety briefing - six points, each taking only a minute: ...[more]


US Sailors to vote on Loaner Kids Lifejacket locations By BoatUS/Sail-World Cruising, , 11:44 PM Mon 29 Apr 2013
USA sailors are being asked to vote for locations at which they would like to have loan life jackets available. BoatUS Foundation, which runs a Life Jacket Loaner Program for Kids at specific locations throughout the USA, is looking to expand their operations. ...[more]


Words of wisdom from a Cruising Guru By Jack Klang/Sail-World Cruising, , 5:02 AM Sun 28 Apr 2013
These are the smartest words of wisdom that we've heard for a long time at Sail-World Cruising, and they come from a cruising guru of long standing. He's musing on the idea of 'Sailing with Confidence.' What does it actually mean - sailing with confidence? Here is what Jack Klang, of Quantum Sails, thinks: ...[more]


Sailor's boat confiscated for carrying cigars By Lee Mylchreest, , 1:49 AM Sat 27 Apr 2013
Long-range cruising sailors, be careful what you carry and be careful what you sign in unfamiliar ports. One American sailor has had his sailing boat confiscated because he was carrying some cigars on board. ...[more]


British MOB rescue cleverly uses the boat's liferaft By Lee Mylchreest, , 6:59 AM Fri 19 Apr 2013
This week's MOB (or COB to use recent vernacular) incident in British waters took an interesting turn. The crew member, who happened to be the skipper, fell overboard but was wearing a life jacket and remained tethered by his harness. So far, so good. But he couldn't get back on board and the remaining two crew couldn't achieve it either. ...[more]


Love your sailing boat's belts and they will love you in return By Des Ryan/ Sail-World Cruising round-up, , 11:49 AM Tue 16 Apr 2013
When did you last replace the belts in your sailing boat's diesel engine? You didn't? Then you are waiting for the belt to snap just when you need it least. Let's face it, belts are not so expensive, and changing them regularly, rather than waiting until they snap, is the smart road to trouble free sailing. . ...[more]


Paper charts - vital for the prudent cruising sailor By Daria Blackwell, Ocean Cruising Club/Sail-World, 10:06 AM Sun 7 Apr 2013
Recently we published in informative article by Neil Langford, tech-savvy cruising sailor, about whether in today's high-tech world paper charts are really necessary, and about how he changed his mind. Here, Daria Blackwell, veteran cruising sailor and sailing author (Happy Hooking, the Art of Anchoring), replies with a contrary argument: ...[more]


World's tiniest PLB now certified for use By Alan Wrigley/Sail-World Cruising, 2:47 PM Fri 5 Apr 2013
The tiniest PLB in the world, introduced to the sailing world in January, has now been fully certified for use throughout Europe and the USA after being awarded relevant COSPAS-SARSAT and product approvals. The product will be available in Australia after launching in the next couple of weeks. ...[more]


World's tiniest PLB now certified for use By Alan Wrigley/Sail-World Cruising, 6:51 AM Fri 5 Apr 2013
The tiniest PLB in the world, introduced to the sailing world in January, has now been fully certified for use throughout Europe and the USA after being awarded relevant COSPAS-SARSAT and product approvals. The product will be available in Australia after being launched later this month. ...[more]


Carbon monoxide suspected in British yacht deaths By Sail-World Cruising Round-up, 4:27 PM Wed 3 Apr 2013
It is almost certain that two female crew of a yacht berthed at a jetty near Bowness in Lake Windermere in Britain were killed by carbon monoxide poisoning. The skipper and partner of one of the crew also suffered breathing difficulties but he survived. The third crew member was a ten-year-old girl, the daughter of the dead woman. ...[more]


Paper charts essential for the prudent sailor - or are they? By Neil Langford, SV Crystal Blues/Sail-World, , 7:31 AM Sun 31 Mar 2013
Ocean Cruising Club Award winners, Australians Neil & Ley Langford, are longtime, tech-savvy cruising sailors who install and manage most of the systems and technology onboard their New Zealand-designed Crystal Blues. They are currently in South East Asia. Recently Neil set about reviewing their collection of paper charts and disposing of some. What he discovered was surprising. ...[more]


Sail clear of these three dangerous wreck symbols! By John Jamieson, , 12:12 PM Fri 29 Mar 2013
Look at most any nautical chart and you will find symbols that signify dangerous wrecks. Here are three wreck symbols to get you started on the road to navigation safety wherever you sail. ...[more]


Paper charts essential for the prudent sailor - or are they? By Neil Langford, SV Crystal Blues/Sail-World, 10:00 AM Fri 29 Mar 2013
Ocean Cruising Club Award winners Neil & Ley Langford are longtime, tech-savvy cruising sailors who install and manage most of the systems and technology onboard their New Zealand-designed Crystal Blues. They are currently in South East Asia. Recently Neil set about reviewing their collection of paper charts and disposing of some. What he discovered was surprising. ...[more]


He wasn't clipped on. Another sailor washed overboard drowns By Des Ryan, , 10:40 AM Mon 18 Mar 2013
He just wasn't clipped on. It happened in Australia, but it could have been anywhere. The two sailors were more than half way through their journey. They called in at the coastal town of Port Campbell on the south coast, docking for only a short time to refuel. The weather was nothing out of the ordinary and nothing suggested the tragedy that was only moments away. ...[more]


He wasn't clipped on. Another sailor washed overboard drowns By Des Ryan, 10:07 AM Mon 18 Mar 2013
He just wasn't clipped on. The two sailors, sailing from Adelaide to Melbourne, were more than half way through their journey. They called in at the coastal town of Port Campbell, docking for only a short time to refuel before continuing on their journey. The weather was nothing out of the ordinary and nothing suggested the tragedy that was only moments away. ...[more]


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