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Student takes family yacht for a spin, jailed for 8 months
By Mailonline/Sail-World Cruising, ,
9:24 AM Sat 15 Oct 2011
In an extraordinary case in Britain, a university student who took his family’s 30ft yacht for a sail without permission- and knew little about how to sail it - has been jailed for theft after being reported to police by his mother ...[more]
Humpback whale drags sailing boat 1.5nm out to sea
By Sky News/Sail-World Cruising,
9:01 PM Tue 11 Oct 2011
Everyone knows that humpback whales are numerous during the migration season, and whales are known not to be aggressive against humans, but two holidaying sailors on their yacht off Fraser Island on Australia's Queensland coast hardly knew what to think when a whale grabbed their anchor rope in its mouth and dragged them out to sea. ...[more]
Never leave port on a Friday - a sad tale from Crystal Blues
By Neil and Ley Langford, ,
2:49 PM Sun 14 Aug 2011
Most of the time Sail-World's real-life tales from cruising sailors are of dreamy destinations, stimulating land adventures, stunning sunsets and good times with other cruising sailors. However, just to balance the equation, the following story may help to bring some reality to the dream. Neil and Ley Langford have been cruising for many years, with their fair share of exotica, but not this time: ...[more]
Tanker and yacht collision drama watched by 100,000
By Sail-World Cruising round-up,
6:35 AM Sun 7 Aug 2011
An estimated one hundred thousand yachting enthusiasts were watching the sails on the Solent when this dramatic sequence was captured by the camera of Herbert Westervelt. It was sent to the Island Pulse during the Cowes Week Regatta, reputed to be the largest gathering of its kind of yachts in the world ...[more]
Is it a virus? Second power boat drives onto a beach
By Lee Mylchreest, ,
5:30 PM Sat 6 Aug 2011
Is it a virus? Last week a superyacht shocked beach-goers in Croatia by driving up onto the sunbaker's beach after he hit nearby rocks, now it has happened again on the coast of Massachusetts in the US. ...[more]
Whoops - superyacht pays unexpected visit to surfing beach
By ., ,
8:35 AM Mon 1 Aug 2011
Whoops! As sailors, we're just glad it wasn't a sailing boat that paid this unexpected visit to a beach at Hvar in Croatia, one of the small country's hottest destinations. ...[more]
Every sailor's nightmare - no wind, engine fails, on the rocks
By Express.co.uk/Sail-World Cruising,
12:14 PM Tue 3 May 2011
It's every sailor's worst nightmare - no engine, drifting onto rocks without wind. A couple, said to be competent sailors, were dramatically plucked to safety from their yacht this week after it ran aground off the coast of North Devon in the UK. Hundreds of people gathered as the drama unfolded yards off shore on Torquay seafront, and various onlookers captured these dramatic images. ...[more]
Crew rescued just in time from burning boat
By Sail-World Cruising round-up, ,
7:18 AM Sun 24 Apr 2011
In a nightmare scenario that all sailors dread, two crew have been rescued this week from a yacht, Toucan Tango, which caught fire and sank. ...[more]
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