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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]


Book of the Week: 'Round About the Earth' By Des Ryan, , 6:47 AM Sun 30 Dec 2012
Among all those cruising sailors, on the water not for competition but for the love of the wind and freedom, a goodly many dream of sailing off to circle the earth. Some do, many don't. But it's common enough to recognise it as an instinctive human desire. Now Joyce E. Chaplin has written a book, just about that desire and the history of circumnavigation. ...[more]


Four Fish: Not really about fishing By Nancy Knudsen, , 6:33 AM Sat 29 Dec 2012
This book is not really about fishing. Paul Greenberg, writer and fisherman, does examine four fish that dominate our menus, but what he is doing is revealing our damaged relationship with the ocean and its inhabitants, a subject dear to many a cruising sailor's heart. ...[more]


Book of the Week: The Art and Science of Yacht Design By Henry J Cooney, 1:04 AM Sun 16 Dec 2012
For that yachting enthusiast for whom you just can't find the right gift (and that might be yourself), here's a timely suggestion, 'The Art and Science of Yacht Design', by Martin Black, who spent 20 years researching the the life of an amazing, but largely forgotten, yacht desiger. Here read the synopsis by Henry J Cooney:. ...[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]


Ocean Cruising preparation - the London Boat Show By Sail-World Cruising, , 6:37 AM Fri 14 Dec 2012
It's aimed at those starting their cruising in Europe, but if you can make it to London in January, and if ever you wanted to step off the coastal cliff and go ocean sailing, the place to be to learn comprehensively is at the London Boat Show in January. ...[more]


Book of the Week: Eileen Ramsay Queen of Yachting Photography By Sail-World Cruising, , 6:26 AM Wed 21 Nov 2012
What an excellent present for the sailor who already has everything. Eileen Ramsay was at the centre of a unique period in yachting history and this wonderful book by Barry Pickthall, featuring her classic photography, celebrates an extraordinary woman and her extraordinary subjects. ...[more]


What's the minimum your sailing partner should know? By Des Ryan, , 3:17 PM Mon 19 Nov 2012
Some years ago a sailor took his non-sailing girlfriend cruising out into the Pacific Ocean from San Diego for the day. After a pleasant few hours they turned for home. Unexpectedly, in mild weather, he fell overboard. The girlfriend knew so little about the boat that she froze and didn't call for help until the boat washed up on a beach. The sailor was never seen again.. ...[more]


Last minute reminder: Cruising to Hobart with the CYCA By John Keelty/ Sail-World Cruising, 8:47 AM Sun 4 Nov 2012
Another great seminar evening in Sydney to build your cruising skills. 'A Pilot Guide to Cruising to Hobart' is the subject for the information evening at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA)next Tuesday on 6th November for all boat owners and crew who cruise the east coast and Tasmania, including those planning to join the Hobart 2013 Rendezvous cruise in January and February. ...[more]


Book of the Week: The Last Viking, by Stephen Brown By Andrew Stobo Sniderman, , 7:39 AM Sun 28 Oct 2012
Now that the Northwest Passage is drawing so much attention as a new waterway between the Atlantic and the Pacific, the first sailor every to transit the once-dreaded Passage is again front of mind for the world's sailors.Before Norwegian Roald Amundsen came around, no human had ever set sight on the South or North Poles. Amundsen was born in 1872 and decided as a young man he wanted to be a hero ...[more]


Calling West Australians - now's your chance to discover sailing! By Sail-World Cruising, , 11:52 AM Sat 27 Oct 2012
Many Australian clubs are moving to build their club memberships and introduce new sailors to the joys of travelling by the wind, and Royal Perth Yacht Club is no different. Their next 'Discover Sailing Day' is on the 4th November, so there's still time tell you friends whom you KNOW would love sailing, to free up their day and be there! ...[more]


Lightning at sea: Myth and Reality By Des Ryan, , 10:08 AM Mon 22 Oct 2012
Lightning strikes, like collisions with whales or floating containers, cannot be planned against if you are already at sea, and thunderstorms are among the most violent forces of nature. Here Des Ryan separates fact from fiction. ...[more]


Cruising Preparation Seminars: Mackay, Brisbane, Newcastle, Hobart + By Nancy Knudsen, 10:38 AM Sat 20 Oct 2012
New Zealand's most successful cruising operation, the Island Cruising Association, has arrived in Australia in the form of its Western Pacific Rally, providing a unique opportunity for Aussie cruising sailors to build on their skills, with a just-announced series of cruising preparation seminars in Mackay, Brisbane, Newcastle, Sydney and Hobart. ...[more]


Sailing Navigation Secrets - How to Pass Through a 'Flashing Gate' By John Jamieson, Florida , 4:09 AM Sat 20 Oct 2012
Imagine that you need to enter an unfamiliar channel just after sunset. You have an injured crew aboard and must get him or her to a medical facility as soon as possible. You proceed with caution from buoy to buoy. Up ahead you see a row of blinking yellow lights strung across the channel from bank to bank. There are no other alternative channels, and deadly shoals surround you on both sides. ...[more]


How to predict combination afternoon breezes By John Jamieson, , 4:04 PM Wed 10 Oct 2012
How can you predict the effects of a sea breeze when combined with a coastal wind? Will this mean sail reefing this afternoon or a wind light enough to fly a spinnaker? Learn how to forecast coastal wind effect with these sailing secrets from John Jamieson (Captain John): ...[more]


Book Review: The Voyage of the Cormorant By Sail-World Cruising, , 7:09 AM Sat 29 Sep 2012
'I built Cormorant, my 18-foot open boat, in 22 months – from August 2005 to June 2007 – on weekends and nights in the single-car garage of the studio apartment I rented...I laminated stem and stern pieces; set up molds for the hull on a building frame; cut, bent, and secured planks; and saw a vessel steadily emerge from my efforts.' ...[more]


Seven annual sailing season inspections to save you money! By John Jamieson, 1:40 AM Fri 21 Sep 2012
Did you know that you can save hundreds of dollars on your cruising sailboat by doing seven things once a year? Would you like to have more money for the cruising kitty or for the repair coffers? If you choose cruising, these once-a-year tips are for you. ...[more]


Singapore Sailing Federation: Sail in the City By Sail-World Cruising, , 5:19 PM Mon 17 Sep 2012
While the archipelagos of South East Asia have a rich history of sailing for transport and fishing, modern leisure sailing has been slow to take off. The Singapore Sailing Federation (SSF) is now doing something about that, by offering sailing in the middle of Singapore's thriving business district. ...[more]


Book Review: 'Outfitting the Offshore Cruising Sailboat' By Rob Tickner, , 1:10 AM Sun 9 Sep 2012
When starting from scratch to buy and outfit a boat, you just can't get too much advice, and here's some more, concentrating on preparing a boat for offshore cruising by going for a second hand boat ...[more]


Book Review: 'Outfitting the Offshore Cruising Sailboat' By Rob Tickner, 12:44 AM Sun 9 Sep 2012
When starting from scratch to buy and outfit a boat, you just can't get too much advice, and here's some more, concentrating on preparing a boat for offshore cruising by going for a second hand boat ...[more]


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