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How to anchor and 'never utter a word' By Larry Jacobson, , 6:23 AM Wed 19 Mar 2014
There are many articles published about anchoring for the cruising sailor, as well there should, because more boats are lost close to a coastline than ever in the middle of an ocean. Here, cruising sailor, circumnavigator and successful author Larry Jacobson tells his own anchoring secrets, with engaging suggestions about hand signals which will 'stop the yelling' in an anchorage. ...[more]


Cruising seminars from Fremantle around the coast to Cairns By Des Ryan, , 8:01 AM Fri 10 Jan 2014
There's still time to book in Fremantle, first off the blocks. Starting January 14, sailors right round the coastline of Australia who would like to cruise beyond their home waters will have a unique chance to attend comprehensive and intense seminars specifically for the cruising sailor. Seminars in Fremantle, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Newcastle, Brisbane, Airlie Beach, Townsville or Cairns. ...[more]


Cruising seminars from Fremantle around the coast to Cairns By Des Ryan, , 6:18 AM Tue 10 Dec 2013
Starting in January sailors right round the coastline of Australia who would like to cruise beyond their home waters will have a unique chance to attend comprehensive and intense seminars specifically for the cruising sailor. Whether you are in Fremantle, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Newcastle, Brisbane, Airlie Beach, Townsville or Cairns, this could be the chance you've been waiting for. ...[more]


Remove the mast, check the rigging - at home! By Simon Grain, J24 Australia/Sail-World, 9:01 AM Wed 4 Dec 2013
Taking your mast out and checking your rigging on a 'standard' size cruising boat - say 35-50ft - is something that the rigger does when you ask him to. However, with a smaller boat, such as a J24, it can easily and conveniently be done at home - if you know how. We have found this new excellent series of instructions, so read on as Luke Matthews writes the detail of just how it's done: ...[more]


Young Endeavour seeks sailors between 16-23 years for 2014 voyages By Sail-World Cruising, , 4:20 PM Sun 24 Nov 2013
Are you, or do you know someone, between 16 and 23 years old who would love or benefit from going for an adventurous sail on a tall ship? The Young Endeavour is accepting applications for the ballot for voyages between March and August 2014. ...[more]


Use This Simple 'Speed and Power' Sail Trim Secret! By John Jamieson, 12:32 PM Wed 6 Nov 2013
How many times have you trimmed your sails and noticed your speed or power seems just a bit off? You glance up and check the set, the luff, the draft placement and all looks just fine. But something's not quite right. Try these simple sail trim tips to add speed and power when sailing! ...[more]


How to anchor and 'never utter a word' By Larry Jacobson, , 10:27 AM Tue 29 Oct 2013
There are many articles published about anchoring for the cruising sailor, as well there should, because more boats are lost close to a coastline than ever in the middle of an ocean. Here, cruising sailor, circumnavigator and successful author Larry Jacobson tells his own anchoring secrets, with engaging suggestions about hand signals which will 'stop the yelling' in an anchorage. ...[more]


Ocean cruising classes from Maryland - a great way to start By Sail-World Cruising, 6:06 AM Tue 22 Oct 2013
If you are within reach of the Maryland School of Sailing and Seamanship near Annapolis, and want to start ocean cruising, there could be no better way of making sure your skills are up to it before you go than taking one of their ocean courses. You'll even get a certificate to show your level of competency - great if you are volunteering to crew on others' boats. ...[more]


How to stay put in a blow - the good oil. By John Martin, Island Cruising Association, , 4:34 PM Mon 21 Oct 2013
Throwing down an anchor for lunch is something most people can master sufficiently to outlast the food (although I have seen situations where that wasn't true) but when the chips are down and there's nothing between you an a catastrophe but your anchoring skills, that's when Island Cruising Association organiser John Martin's advice could save your boat, even your life. ...[more]


Cruising seminars from Fremantle around the coast to Cairns By Des Ryan, 9:46 AM Tue 15 Oct 2013
Starting in January sailors right round the coastline of Australia who would like to cruise beyond their home waters will have a unique chance to attend comprehensive and intense seminars specifically for the cruising sailor. Whether you are in Fremantle, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Newcastle, Brisbane, Airlie Beach, Townsville or Cairns, this could be the chance you've been waiting for. ...[more]


Great Lakes Cruising Club expands webinars for 2013-14 By Lee Mylchreest, 2:43 PM Sat 14 Sep 2013
Thinking of sailing America's Great Lakes? Well known Great Lakes Cruising Club School has expanded its webinar curriculum for 2013-14 and you don't have to be a member to take advantage of this popular series. ...[more]


Protect Your Costly Sailing Lines with These Magic Blocks! By Captain John Jamieson, Florida , 7:17 AM Sat 14 Sep 2013
Imagine that you are sailing before the wind in a big sea. You've led the staysail (or genoa) sheets aft. But you see a big problem, and you will need to fix it super quick to avoid the No.1 most deadly enemy of any sailing line aboard your boat. How can you attack this menace fast, smooth, and easy--without a lot of fuss? ...[more]


Jumpstart into sailing with new online course By BoatUS/Offshore Sailing School, , 11:04 AM Sun 25 Aug 2013
Here's how to jump-start your sailing lifestyle or renew your sailing knowledge, as learning to sail just got easier. A new 'Online Learn to Sail' course offered by BoatUS and the Offshore Sailing School is perfect for anyone thinking about getting into sailing or renewing old skills. ...[more]


Like the atmosphere of a marina? - Here's how to work in one By Des Ryan, 4:01 PM Wed 24 Jul 2013
Love sailing and hanging around marinas so much you'd like to work in one? If you think a marina work environment would beat working in an office, you'll want to know that applications are sought from suitably qualified personnel in the marina industries to apply for a scholarship to attend the Advanced Marina Management (AMM) School being held in Sydney in September. ...[more]


Like the atmosphere of a marina? - Here's how to work in one By Des Ryan, 2:48 PM Wed 24 Jul 2013
Love sailing and hanging around marinas so much you'd like to work in one? If you think a marina work environment would beat working in an office, you'll want to know that applications are sought from suitably qualified personnel in the marina industries to apply for a scholarship to attend the Advanced Marina Management (AMM) School being held in Sydney in September. ...[more]


Yacht design students for three year B.A. Degrees via partnership By The Landing School - Sail-World, 11:52 PM Mon 22 Jul 2013
The Landing School of Arundel, Maine is one of the most renowned schools in the USA for its curriculum established to provide the highest quality hands-on training in boat building. But more than that - it affords potential yacht designers excellent advantages, including a three year Bachelor's Degree. ...[more]


Yacht design students for three year B.A. Degrees via partnership By The Landing School - Sail-World, 8:17 PM Mon 22 Jul 2013
The Landing School of Arundel, Maine is one of the most renowned schools in the USA for its curriculum established to provide the highest quality hands-on training in boat building. But more than that - it affords potential yacht designers excellent advantages, including a three year Bachelor's Degree. ...[more]


Yacht design students for three year B.A. Degrees via partnership By The Landing School - Sail-World, 10:12 AM Sun 21 Jul 2013
The Landing School of Arundel, Maine is one of the most renowned schools in the USA for its curriculum established to provide the highest quality hands-on training in boat building. But more than that - it affords potential yacht designers excellent advantages, including a three year Bachelor's Degree. ...[more]


Cruising Masterclass at Sydney Boat Show - by reservation only By Rob Kothe, 8:02 AM Wed 17 Jul 2013
Maybe you know a lot about sailing, but do you know all you need to know for cruising? Are you up to date with the latest sailing aids? safety systems? Technology? Do you know all about snubbers, sentinels, Med Hooks? If the answer is no or maybe, then attend the Cruising Masterclass at the Sydney Boat Show, 3/4 August. You'll never regret it. It's free in the inaugural year but must be reserved ...[more]


North American sailors: Lessons from Sandy on fighting hurricanes By BoatUS/Sail-World Cruising, , 6:53 AM Wed 10 Jul 2013
North American Sailors: With the NOAA Climate Prediction Center forecasting an 'active or extremely active season this year,' sailors and other recreational boaters will have to make storm preparations for a likelihood of 13 to 20 named storms. ...[more]


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