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Darwin Dili Yacht Rally will celebrate 10 years Independence By Nancy Knudsen, 4:03 PM Mon 5 Dec 2011
There are now three rallies for yachts wanting to leave Darwin to explore Asia in 2012. There is the Darwin Dili Rally (first run 1973), departing Darwin on the 14th July, the Darwin Kupang Rally (started 2011 and 107 yacht participants in 2011) departing on 28th July, and if you are too late for those there's the Darwin to Ambon Rally (first run in 1974), departing this year on the 25th August. ...[more]


2013 Oyster World Rally By Nancy Knudsen, 5:33 AM Mon 5 Dec 2011
There's nothing more rewarding than sharing the joys, the issues, the solutions and the sheer camaraderie of swapping information and friendship with those who have the same boat as you. So it's calling all Oyster owners...What you do next could change your life forever and there's plenty of time to plan. You could add 'circumnavigator' to your name. Read on, for how ...[more]


Rally through the Canary Islands - February 2013 By Lee Mylchreest, , 8:18 PM Sun 27 Nov 2011
There's plenty of time to prepare for THIS sailing rally - and if you can't sail there, you can charter a yacht and have a holiday of a lifetime. It's the Canarias Sailing Rally, first to the 14th February, 2013 ...[more]


A riot on Riot - Skipper tells By Des Ryan, , 5:46 PM Wed 23 Nov 2011
Sometimes it's just sheer determination that gets you home. The North American Cruising Rally, which set out from Rhode Island on 30th October heading for Bermuda, was beset by late-developing Tropical Storm Sean. Riot, a 50ft Ketch, shredded its sails, lost steering, engine, bimini and anchor chain, but still made it into Bermuda. Here's the story as told by skipper Coleman Bowen: ...[more]


ARC 2011 - perfect conditions for the start By Rachel Hibberd, 3:29 PM Mon 21 Nov 2011
The 26th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) sailed today from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, bound for Saint Lucia. A brisk northerly wind and blue sky gave perfect conditions for a downwind start and a swift departure. from the coastline. 217 boats and 1,188 people, including 26 aged under 18, are sailing in this year's edition of the world's most popular transocean rally ...[more]


Off again: World's largest ocean rally prepares to depart By World Cruising Club/Sail-World Cruising, , 6:51 PM Mon 14 Nov 2011
With one week to go before the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) 2011 fleet leave Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands to cross the Atlantic heading for for Rodney Bay in Saint Lucia in the Caribbean, crews from across the world marched and danced behind their national flags in a stirring parade around Las Palmas Marina. ...[more]


Hobart 2013 - Rendezvous Cruise - time to start planning By Nancy Knudsen, 11:33 AM Fri 21 Oct 2011
CYCA cruising sailors are going it alone for the third time next summer (2012/3) in a Rendezvous Rally Cruise to Tasmania. Although the rally is not an 'official club organised' event, it provides a way for members of the club, better known for its Sydney to Hobart yacht race, to live up to their club's name - 'The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia.' ...[more]


Cruising Croatia: Lightning strikes twice By Jean de Keyser, , 12:51 PM Fri 14 Oct 2011
Captain Jean de Keyser, who led the American Sailing Association (ASA)’s 2011 Croatia flotillas and operates the affilliated Gulfcoast Sailing School, recounts the story of the ASA's second Croatia Flotilla for 2011, he and his wife/first mate sailing the Ana B. If you have never joined such a flotilla or rally, this description may give you a picture of what you are missing: ...[more]


Cruising Croatia: From James Bond to Marco Polo By Jean de Keyser, Gulfcoast Sailing School, , 11:02 AM Sat 8 Oct 2011
Captain Jean de Keyser, who led the American Sailing Association (ASA)’s 2011 Croatia flotillas and operates the affilliated Gulfcoast Sailing School, recounts the story of the ASA's recent Croatia Flotilla. If you are a non-competitive sailor who has never joined such a flotilla or rally, this description may give you a picture of what you are missing: ...[more]


2011 Multihull Rendezvous Rally - fun-filled and a huge success! By Multihull Solutions/Sail-World, 1:01 PM Wed 5 Oct 2011
Hosted by the Abel Point Yacht Club, the 2011 Whitsundays Multihull Rendezvous, again sponsored by Multihull Solutions is now well and truly over. The fun-filled event was hailed a huge success by all involved! ...[more]


Darwin to Ambon Rally 2012 - time to start planning By Lee Mylchreest, 11:03 AM Tue 4 Oct 2011
Almost every month, somewhere in the world, there's a cruising rally, sometimes in conjunction with a race. Long range cruisers who have passed through the Pacific Ocean will find that entry into a rally from Australia to Indonesia eases the way into Asian waters with an automatic cruising permit. So that makes the Darwin to Ambon Rally even more alluring than it would be anyway. ...[more]


Superyacht rally celebrates 25 years By Super Yacht Times/Sail-World Cruising, 8:38 AM Mon 3 Oct 2011
Some of the world's cruising rallies happen spontaneously, organised by the participants. Others are free, organised by a destination keen to attract yachts. Many are profit-making. Yachts of any size are usually welcome. Monaco-based Dahm International's Club Yachting Life Rally (CYLR) is the only one known to Sail-World which is organised exclusively for superyachts and their owners and friends ...[more]


Inaugural Sabang International Regatta 2011 By Des Ryan, 2:56 PM Tue 20 Sep 2011
Asia is gearing up as a great place to go rallying for the cruising sailor. On right now is the latest rally, the Inaugural Sabang International Ragatta being held between the 15th and 25th September. ...[more]


Cruising Rally in the Canary Islands - the ultimate in exotica By Nancy Knudsen, , 8:49 AM Wed 10 Aug 2011
Maybe you're a pretty experienced sailor and you've sailed in lots of magic places, but here's one that you may not have experienced. A cruising rally in the Canary Islands could fulfill many dreams even for the well-experienced roving sailor - fantastic anchorages, interesting overnight sails, exotic touring in active volcanic lands. ...[more]


Rally ventures through remote island life in Indonesia, sees dragons! By Sail-World Cruising, , 8:47 AM Tue 2 Aug 2011
Of the 109 yachts that left Darwin for Kupang in the Sail Indonesia Rally on July 25, 83 have continued as a rally. They are now sailing through remote natural villages of tropical islands, experiencing life as islanders have lived it for many hundreds of years, and getting ready to enter the haunts of the Komodo dragon, one of the fiercest predators on earth. ...[more]


Darwin to Ambon Rally kicks off from Darwin By Sail-World Cruising, , 9:47 AM Wed 27 Jul 2011
The annual Darwin to Ambon Yacht Rally has kicked off again to a great start last weekend and many of the yachts have already arrived in Ambon in Indonesia. ...[more]


New York Yacht Club's Annual Cruise - this weekend By Sail-World Cruising, , 6:40 AM Wed 27 Jul 2011
If you come down to the Thames this weekend you'll be in for a big surprise. But it's the Thames in Connecticut not England, it's New London, not old London town. The surprise is that after an absence of 60 years, you'll be seeing some of the sleekest yachts that America has to sport as the 155th New York Yacht Club's Annual Cruise has its starting place in New London. ...[more]


Getting ready for the ARC - Welsh sailors tell By Jason Evans, South Wales Evening Post/Sail-World, , 11:33 AM Tue 19 Jul 2011
Every year for over 20 years, enthusiastic sailors have ventured from all parts of the globe to join the ARC, or Atlantic Rally for cruisers. Some of these come back year after year, but many others are starting on one of the greatest sailing adventures of their lives so far, crossing the Atlantic Ocean. This is the case for five hardy Welshmen, who are determined to cross this year in the great ...[more]


Darwin Dili Rally 2011 starts with a bang By Nancy Knudsen, 8:42 AM Tue 12 Jul 2011
The Darwin to Dili rally departed on Saturday (9th July) with participants setting sail in brisk south-easterly conditions. The Darwin-based 15 metre yacht 'Parlay',one of the largest in the rally and skippered by Ray Jones, was the quickest away, followed closely by the other boats. It was started by the Hon. Gil Alves, Timor-Leste Minister for Industry Commerce and Tourism. ...[more]


A Club Yachting Life Rally in Ibiza By Merijn de Waard, Super Yacht Times, 6:40 AM Sat 25 Jun 2011
A rally is a rally is a rally, but some cruising rallies really are special, and among them are the Club Yachting Life Rallies. Merijn de Waard recently participated in one, sailing on the yachts Passe Partout and Mayflowerof the Spanish island of Ibiza, and here is her tale: ...[more]


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