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Sailing in my Sarong
By Sail-World Cruising round-up,
11:45 AM Mon 28 Mar 2011
Linda and Bill Anderson are a sailing couple who are living proof that it’s never too late to fulfill your dream. After 30 years of fantasising about sailing around the world, they finally set sail on an action packed voyage that would take two years to complete and cover Papua New Guinea, Malaysia, Singapore, Brazil, Grenada, Colombia, Samoa, Fiji and Vanuatu. They crossed the equator four times ...[more]
Book of the Week: 'Just Sea and Sky' by Ben Pester
By Rob Tickner,
4:34 PM Fri 4 Feb 2011
Today setting out to sail to the other side of the world without GPS, electronics, radio or an EPIRB would be considered downright irresponsible. This charming just-published account of the voyage of two men in a small boat half way round the world from Plymouth to New Zealand in 1955 is a rare insight into a time, not long ago, when sailors had none of the mod cons that we take for granted today. ...[more]
New Book of the Week: The Boy Behind the Gate
By Nancy Knudsen,
7:44 AM Sat 29 Jan 2011
We first came into contact with Larry and Ken when we were anchored in Mykonos and noticed what good sailors they were arriving into the bay on their yacht Julia - but we didn't meet. Half a world away we ran into them again, in Bonaire, and enjoyed sailing and playing together until the Pacific. I just knew his book would be a good one, because Larry never does anything by halves... ...[more]
Book of the Week: 'Boatnuts loose in the Caribbean'
By Lee Mylchreest, ,
11:28 AM Sun 23 Jan 2011
Do you love reading other people's sailing stories? Here's another, 'Boatnuts loose in the Caribbean', a circumnavigation of the Caribbean by Bob and Norma Morris in their 1992 Island Packet 44, called Happy Ours. Their circumnavigation of the Caribbean took eight happy years, so as you can tell, they weren't racing! You can buy it online. ...[more]
The amazing history of the world's oldest active sailing ship
By Des Ryan, ,
6:54 AM Sun 16 Jan 2011
If you believe the Guinness Book of Records, the full-rigged iron windjammer Star of India is the oldest active sailing ship in the world. She was built in 1863, making her an amazing 148 years old, and still sailing! Her home these days is the San Diego Maritime Museum in California, USA, but that's not to imply that she's moribund. ...[more]
Dr Rip's Essential Beach Book
By Rob Tickner,
6:30 AM Sat 8 Jan 2011
When sailors go cruising in idyllic circumstances we often dinghy to a beach to start exploring or provisioning. We also swim from those beaches, let our kids play on them and go trailing along the edge of the water. But just how much do we understand about the beach and its potential hazards? Types of waves and how they break, tides, currents, dangerous rips and why some beaches are safer? ...[more]
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