Sail-World's Australian Cruising Magazine


Diary Dates


Our Sail-World's Cruising Editor Nancy Knudsen is on the Columbian coast and is well out of Internet range this week.

Before she went Nancy was looking for a man overboard procedure, not a man recovery program. You will laugh when you understand the difference.

Hanse 470e stunned at last weekends Sail Expo
By Helen Hopcroft,
Windcraft, importers of luxury German built Hanse yachts showed off a brand new 470e at last weekend’s Sail Expo.... [more]

Cruising on the Columbian coastline
By Nancy Knudsen,
Colombia has been avoided by cruisers passing through because of a widely held belief that the area is dangerous – Colombia is one of the largest drug producers in the world. Not long after we anchored we were approached by a very fast moving fishing boat, three dark clothed men aboard, holding automatic weapons. It was all happening very fast, too fast. This is not looking good, I thought.... [more]

Sailing Events and Sailing Clubs need Next G
By Rob Kothe,
Communications for sailing events are always a headache. Now Telstra’s Next G delivers solutions.... [more]

406 MHz beacon Registration - AMSA
By Australian Maratime Safety Authority,
If you change any information on your registration (such as phone number, address, bought a new boat, etc.) you MUST update your 406 MHz beacon registration details with AusSAR.... [more]

Bavaria 36 Cruiser Nautilus - World Tour
By Jane Pares,
On July 16 2005, Ron Simm, an Austrian, threw off the lines in Croatia and set off westwards across the Mediterranean in his new Bavaria 36 Cruiser, Nautilus. His plan was a world tour.... [more]

Extracts from Ken Gourlay's diary
By Ken Gourlay,
Yes we are in that light area of winds that I mentioned yesterday, but they have held in enough for a good mileage. I have sailed the boat all the time trying to get through as soon as possible and into the fresher winds showing on the other side. It is in fact the best day's run that I've had for two weeks. The fact that we are sailing into the breeze helps because you get the added boat speed into the wind as an increase.... [more]

Corsica, Sardinia Med's best secrets -Charterworld
By Media Services,
Charter World’s Brook Felsenthal returned from the Western Mediterranean cruising waters of Corsica and Sardinia – which he claims are Mediterranean’s best kept secrets.... [more]

Sailing industry expanding into China
By Julie Sharpe,
For the last two years the Doyle Sail Making group has been working quietly to expand into China. In March 2007 Doyle Australia is opening its new Doyle loft in China in Qingdao, the site of the 2008 Olympic regatta.... [more]

By Nancy Knudsen,
I am still looking for a good ‘Man Overboard’ course. I enrolled in a few before we left home four years ago, but they were all the same – all false pretences. The courses were all about ‘How To Get Man BACK ONBOARD’. So I am still looking…... [more]

Carnival in the Antilles - Blackwattle
By Nancy Knudsen,
After the dishevelled nature of the Windwards and Trinidad – rusty abandoned cars, paint peeled houses, weedy streets and rusty barred broken windows, Bonaire and its capital Kralendijk look like Leggoland!... [more]

Solving our Anchor Buoy Problem
By Nancy Knudsen,
The problem that we have always had is knowing just how long to make the line to the anchor buoy – too long and it doesn’t give you much indication as to where your anchor actually is, and too short, and it’s dragged underwater, thus losing its effectiveness.... [more]

Storing Citrus Fruits for a Longer Cruise
By Nancy Knudsen,
Citrus fruits are very suitable for the longer cruise. They are refreshing, nutritious, last well and do not need refrigeration. A little extra care before you depart will ensure you have a good supply of oranges for the longest sail.... [more]

Now for Egypt, a Boat Show
By IBI News/Sail-World Cruising,
I don’t know if anyone’s counting, but Boat Shows seem to be breeding across the world – from Dubai to India to China, countries once hardly associated with the leisure boat industry, there are now annual boat shows – and they are drawing the crowds and encouraging the boating industry. Now, there is even to be the first ever boat show in Egypt!... [more]

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