While Sail-World's Blackwattle waits for the commencement of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) in the Canary Islands, we're fascinated by the story of the two Russian yachtsmen who ran out of fuel in stormy weather in the Red Sea. They appear to have made the mistake of docking near a closed military base. The moral of the story might be NOT to run out of fuel(there's plenty available in the area), NOT to sail the Red Sea in an off-season, and to take the very militarily sensitive countries on the coast of the Red Sea very very seriously.
In happier news, Tony Bullimore’s catamaran Doha 2006 has set out for Hobart, where Tony will attempt to break Ellen MacArthur’s round world record.
If you still know, or ever knew, Morse Code, don’t discard it yet – it has just saved the skin of a boater in the UK.
Dennis Conner, revered America’s Cup Skipper, is in New York beefing up the Manhattan scene, and our Cruisers’ Profile this week is of Connecticut couple on their boat Aragorn.
The Indian Ocean is looking more and more like a desirable cruising scene, with both India and Dubai getting excited about the future of sailing in their areas. Cochin has just hosted another successful Boat Show.
Finally, guess what - the price of a Beneteau is coming down! These stories and more, so read on and -
By Nancy Knudsen
Held Yachtsmen Released By Cruising Editor, Eritrean authorities have released the two-man crew of a Russian yacht detained while traveling along the Red Sea on a voyage to the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia's Fast East, the Russian Embassy in Asmara said Tuesday.... [more]
Bullimore's Doha Sets Off for Record By Sail-World Cruising, On Sunday, Team Bullimore was able to hoist sail for the first time on Tony Bullimore’s catamaran Doha 2006, resplendent in the colours of the 15th Asian Games, and it set off down the Gulf bound for Hobart, Tasmania in readiness for the start of his solo non stop record attempt around the world.... [more]
Cochin Grows as a Sailing Centre By Mike Derrett IBI News/Sail-World Cruising, The success of the recent International Boat Show in Cochin is good news for the development of sailing as a leisure sport in India – AND good news for the long-range cruising sailor. The western coast of India is becoming more yacht friendly with more attention to sailing as a sport, and more marinas opening.... [more]
Cruisers' Profile - Aragorn By Cruising Editor, Leslie and Dick York from Connecticut USA, are an easy going likeable couple, experienced sailors, and typical of the style of cruiser that gives cruising sailors such a good name – ever ready to help others, share experiences, and swap stories over a sundowner. Sail-World caught up with them when they had almost finished a three-year circumnavigation on their J46 yacht, Aragorn.... [more]
Solitude and Sea Part 2 - Solitude and Sunrise By Denis Glennon AO, Denis Glennon is one of the 70 million or so Irish diaspora scattered around the world’s oceans. In the contemplative and restless spirit of his Celtic seafaring forbearers, he takes time to ponder why he goes to sea, in his beloved 49 foot ketch, Calypso V and how the myriad moods of the sea awakens the senses.... [more]
Mowbray under the Southern Cross By Tony Mowbray/Carolyn Read, Tony is after one more person to join the Southern Ocean Leg leaving New Zealand on October 29 and sailing to Ushuaia Argentina………..it takes about 35 days! This truly is a last minute deal…..you have about 48 hours to decide…….it will be first in best dressed. Contact details on the Mowbray website.... [more]
Heavyweight Dennis Conner Goes for Manhattan By Nancy Knudsen, Heavyweight Sailing Star Dennis Conner, discussing plans with Mike Fortenbaugh, Commodore of the Manhattan Yacht Club, snapped while tucking into ‘chopped salad and fillet steak’.... [more]
Beneteau Volume Up, Price Coming Down. By IBI News/Sail-World, In what will be a good news story for would-be Beneteau owners, the President of Groups Beneteau, Bruno Cathelinais announced yesterday that while the volume and range of Beneteaus is increasing, the prices are coming down.... [more]
Morse Code SOS triggers rescue By UK Guardian, Morse code, the dots-and-dashes signalling system first used at sea on the Titanic and long since consigned to the scrap heap, made a triumphant comeback this week in the rescue of a stranded fisherman.... [more]
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