Moquini found floating upside down?.. Heavy Weather Sailing.. World ARC Rally…Why aren’t Ozzies buying Ozzie boats?..Polar sailor rounding the Horn


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Hi Cruising Sailors
Have you ever been in Force 9 winds or higher and have a story to tell? If you have, the icon book ‘Heavy Weather Sailing’ is being updated, and the editor would like to hear from you.

In September last year a sailing boat with six crew disappeared without a trace on its way between Mauritius and Durban. Now an upturned hull has been sighted by a passing freighter…

This week there’s a tale of another polar sailor who’s just about to round the Horn behind Dee Caffari – read her week’s update too – and two rallies to join, one in Turkey, and the longest rally in the world, the World ARC Rally.

We ask why Ozzies aren’t buying Ozzie boats, discuss the smart way to ship your boat rather than having it ferried, and Laurence Burgin, that guru of diesel engines, tells you how to bleed your own diesel when caught ‘engine-less’ at sea.
Have a great week and..
Sail Safe!
Nancy Knudsen
Cruising Editor

Capsized hull may be missing yacht Moquini
By Rob Kothe,
There is a possibility it could be the South African yacht Moquini. The Fast 43 and all six crew went missing without a trace, having disappeared during the 1,400 nautical mile Mauritius to Durban yacht race which started on Saturday 10 September at Grande Baie in Mauritius.... [more]

Egyptian Ferry Disaster Site – Difficult Seas
By Nancy Knudsen,
The recent Red Sea ferry disaster occurred, according to the reports, 40 miles from Hurghada and 25 miles from Safaga, both on the Egyptian coastline. Two years previously we had our own incident in this very area, and the Port of Safaga rejected our own call for emergency help.... [more]

Another Solo Sailor for the Horn
By Nancy Knudsen,
While Dee Caffari pounds through the Southern Ocean after rounding the Horn in her bid to be the first woman to circumnavigate the world the ‘wrong way’ non-stop, Kenyan born father of two Adrian Flanagan is just approaching the Horn after 100 days at sea on a very different ‘round world’ route.... [more]

Heavy Weather Sailing
By Peter Bruce,
Adlard Coles' 'Heavy Weather Sailing' has been translated into six languages in addition to English, and its editor is now looking to update the most recent edition... [more]

Cruise Round the World with World ARC - Yes YOU Can.
By World Cruising Club,
World Cruising Club, recently involved in a management buyout from Challenge Business and Sir Chay Blyth, has announced World ARC 2007, a world circumnavigation cruising rally that is scheduled to commence in November 2007.... [more]

Gallipoli Yacht Rally – a Turkish sail in April.
By Cruising Editor,
The idea of a battle being commemorated with a Yacht Rally between the two opposing countries seems, on the face of it, bizarre. But then, so is a deep and lasting affection to have developed as a result of a battle between those same two countries...... [more]

Bleeding Engines - well can you?
By Sail-World,
When your engine stops and you’re far from assistance, one of the first possibilities is that it’s out of fuel. Well, that could be because a mistake was made(guess who?), but there are also many other reasons.... [more]

Why don't Ozzies buy Ozzie boats? Or do they?
By Cruising Editor,
More and more Australians are spending their off duty times on the water and the marine industry gives many signs of growing in strength and profile across the nation. So why did a recent report have the boat building industry as waning?... [more]

Ship Your Boat to the Cruising Ground- Economical?
By Sail-World,
Dockwise Yacht Transport is the name of the company that has been on a lot of yachties’ lips recently. The thought of going cruising but for some reason not being able, or not wanting, to finish the journey, has stopped many people from undertaking long range cruising.... [more]

Solo RW Sailor Dee Caffari – Week’s Update 7Feb06
By Sail-World Cruising,
This week Dee and her support team have been playing hide and seek with deep lows pressure systems sweeping across her path and the threat of a tropical storm east of New Zealand. The beginning of the week was marked by constant 50 knot winds, the boat driving forward at 7 knots.... [more]

It's a Bird! It's a Plane!
By Ocean Race Media,
(This great photo from No ... wait ... it's Volvo competitor Brasil 1 on a trailer, tooling through the Australian Outback.... [more]

The Week in Brief – 7th Feb, 2005
By Sail-world Cruising,
Larry Ellison's Boat Budget...New Boat 'limits' in New Hampshire...Harken in Oz... Boat happy Americans...Taking a slant...... [more]

2006 Melbourne Stopover
Volvo Ocean Race 2005 / 06, the world's premier ocean race, features nine offshore legs, starting in Vigo, Spain in November 2005 and finishing in Gothenburg -
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Piracy and the Cruising sailor

What does the cruising sailor do about the issues of Piracy? Where are the worst areas? Should one carry arms? How does that complicate arrivals into foreign countries?...
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Weather for cruisers

A quick uncomplicated summary of the many different aspects of weather information available, most now from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology....
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