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Book of the Week: 'Rescue in the Pacific' by Tony Farrington By Lee Mylchreest, 7:40 AM Sun 12 Aug 2012
A must read for anyone considering blue water cruising. This story is a real page turner. In 1994 a massive, hurricane strength storm hit the South Pacific, which lasted for nearly four days. This storm is known as 'Queen's Birthday' and 'Pacific Fastnet', and hit an area north of New Zealand, where numerous yachts were battered and bruised from the 90 knot winds and 100 foot waves. ...[more]


Book Review: Sailing: Catching the Drift of Why we Sail By Sail-World Cruising, , 12:47 PM Tue 7 Aug 2012
What drives someone to sail across the Atlantic or, single-handed, around the globe? Why do some sailors shun sailing races only to take to the water for days, or weeks or even months? What does it feel like to be a human, alone, in the middle of a huge ocean? ...[more]


Loving your dinghy - Tips in dinghy dexterity By Nancy Knudsen, , 12:22 PM Thu 26 Jul 2012
When going sailing, for a day or a year, it's easy to pay all your attention to getting your boat and sailing skills right and forget to consider the pitfalls of dinghy ownership. A dinghy is your vital connection between boat and shore, and it is wise to consider the issues. ...[more]


Flotilla Sailing Holiday increases the sailing skills By ASA/Sail-World Cruising, 10:22 AM Wed 25 Jul 2012
Wanting to have a holiday and build your sailing skills as well? There's nothing like a flotilla sailing holiday to fill the bill, or, for more intensive instruction, a Sailing Week in a single port. ...[more]


Boat Docking Classic event attracts the champions By Sail-World Cruising, , 5:19 PM Mon 23 Jul 2012
How are your boat docking skills? Whether you have a sailing or power boat, getting safely into the dock is a serious undertaking. A mistake that you make on the ocean is rarely witnessed by anyone, but coming into the dock can sometimes be the most nerveous event of the day, potentially boat-damaging, and made more nerve-racking if there are crowds watching on. ...[more]


Jackstays and Jacklines: The options for the cruising sailor By Sail-World Cruising, , 4:06 PM Fri 20 Jul 2012
How should Jackstays or Jacklines be used on a yacht most effectively? Should they be taut and act as a ‘third leg’ to steady a person moving along deck while holding their tether tightly in hand? Or should the Jackline and tether be there to catch a person should they fall? What should they be made of? ...[more]


Rob's Passage Planner for the Australian east coast - a little beauty By Nancy Knudsen, 3:07 PM Wed 18 Jul 2012
Thinking of sailing the eastern coast of Australia any time soon? There's one book, just out now, which will make the task a whole lot simpler, modestly called, 'Rob's Passage Planner'. It's a beauty and I was happy to endorse it! ...[more]


Ambition to be a serious boat builder? Here's your chance By Sail-World Cruising, , 5:43 AM Fri 6 Jul 2012
Love sailing, love your boat, love to be a serious boat builder? Here's your opportunity find out more about one of the world's finest boat building schools, located in Rhode Island (no it doesn't matter if you're not an American citizen.) If you are interested in learning more about the IYRS’s full-time Certificate and Continuing Education programs, go for a tour of the facility. ...[more]


Long Distance Sailing Seminar, 18th August, London By Cruising Association, , 6:06 AM Tue 3 Jul 2012
If you are thinking of undertaking a long distance voyage any time soon and are within reach of London by 18th August, this is a seminar you won't want to miss. The Cruising Associations (CA) Blue Water Section, is organising a Long Distance Sailing Seminar to be held at the CA headquarters in London’s Limehouse Basin on 18 August 2012 ...[more]


Book of the Week: 'Expert Sailing Skills' By Des Ryan, , 10:29 AM Fri 29 Jun 2012
Looking for a present for your keen sailor? 'Expert Sailing Skills' is meant for those who can already sail, but caters for all those missing pieces of wisdom that the sailing school doesn't teach. ...[more]


Medical Management for Mariners - new course starting By John Keelty/ Sail-World Cruising, , 12:14 PM Wed 13 Jun 2012
Next Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) Medical Management for Mariners (MMM) Course is to commence on Tuesday 10 July, 2012. ...[more]


Book of the Week: Doina Cornell's 'Child of the Sea' By Naomi Webb/Sail-World Cruising, 10:15 AM Fri 1 Jun 2012
Child of the Sea is the true story of a young British girl growing up aboard the family’s 36 foot yacht whilst sailing more than 68,000 miles around the world and visiting 54 countries on the way. In 1975 the family set off cruising, and apart from returning home that first winter, they didn’t set foot in England for another six years, having completed a circumnavigation. ...[more]


Book of the Week: Doina Cornell's 'Child of the Sea' By Naomi Webb/Sail-World Cruising, 9:31 AM Fri 1 Jun 2012
Child of the Sea is the true story of a young British girl growing up aboard the family’s 36 foot yacht whilst sailing more than 68,000 miles around the world and visiting 54 countries on the way. In 1975 the family set off cruising, and apart from returning home that first winter, they didn’t set foot in England for another six years, having completed a circumnavigation. ...[more]


RYA and marinas: Berthing without embarrassment By Sail-World Cruising/RYA, , 7:17 AM Sun 6 May 2012
I've heard it said that sailing across an ocean is sometimes not as nerve racking as getting into a difficult berth without embarrassment. Just the fact that other boat owners are watching nervously is enough to put you off, not to mention the other marina wanderers who have nothing else to do but watch the berthing skills of the latest arrival. So one UK marina, with the RYA, has taken action ...[more]


Keep the romance in sailing with 10 common sense tips By John Jamieson (and anonymous delivery skipper), , 12:30 PM Mon 16 Apr 2012
Cruising sailing is not all about electronic gear, navigation, even sail plans...and the sailing won't go on being romantic unless backed up with practicality. These common sense tips come from a delivery sailor, who, like a cruising sailor, is not backward about wanting the magic of sailing without stress. The tips have developed over many years of passage sailing ...[more]


Book Review: Knox-Johnston on Sailing By Lee Mylchreest, , 10:56 AM Tue 10 Apr 2012
British sailor Sir Robin Knox-Johnston was first man to circumnavigate the globe non-stop and single-handed in 1969 in one of the most famous race sagas of all time. Sir Robin went on to a life of high achieving sailing, now probably the world's most revered living sailor.The collection of his best writing, Knox-Johnston On Sailing, was published last year and was a Christmas bestseller in the UK. ...[more]


Book Review: Knox-Johnston on Sailing By Lee Mylchreest, 9:35 AM Tue 10 Apr 2012
British sailor Sir Robin Knox-Johnston was first man to circumnavigate the globe non-stop and single-handed in 1969 in one of the most famous race sagas of all time. Sir Robin went on to a life of high achieving sailing, now probably the world's most revered living sailor.The collection of his best writing, Knox-Johnston On Sailing, was published last year and was a Christmas bestseller in the UK. ...[more]


CYCA Medical Management for Mariners 8th May, 2011 By John Keelty/ Sail-World Cruising, , 12:54 PM Sat 31 Mar 2012
With the support of Sydney's Cruising Yacht Club of Australia 'Safety of Life at Sea Trusts' (CYCA SOLAS Trusts), the CYCA Medical Management for Mariners Course was launched in 2010 and is a specialist course that has been designed for sailors to manage medical emergencies when paramedic and medical assistance is not at hand. ...[more]


Do You Know These Five 'Time-to-Reef' Signals? By John Jamieson, , 5:44 AM Fri 30 Mar 2012
You may have heard the sailing term 'Reef when you first think of it'. But you might be surprised how many sailors forget to follow through with this simple rule of sailing safety. With today's push-button and pull-a-string technology for winching or rolling up a sail, it's almost too easy to become complacent. ...[more]


The onboard briefing - is yours good enough? By John Malatak/Sail-World Cruising, 2:24 PM Wed 29 Feb 2012
John Malatak, Chief of Program Operations, US Coast Guard Boating Safety Division, offers a reminder about how important safety briefings are on board a sailing boat, and what should be included: ...[more]


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