South Pacific Cruising

08 Jul 2007

Diary Dates


After three weeks in the Marquesas, our Cruising Editor Nancy Knudsen is heading south west 900 miles to Tahiti. She has the temerity to write an article about just how tough it is… cruising the South Pacific. I and a lot of readers, judging by the feedback, have had tears running down our cheeks in sympathy. NOT...

We don’t run boats for Sale adds in Sail-World Cruising, but Aventura Trois is not just any Cruising boat, she has been Jimmy Cornell’s cruiser since 1998 and if you’ve ever wanted a really well set up cruising yacht, now is your chance.

Lots more news … on the cocaine bales that sank the RIB, to the reed boat that’s setting out from New York to Europe and the Sea Stallion.

Next weekend, we will hear more of the tribulations of South Pacific Cruising from Nancy, from Papeete.

Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team

Blackwattle - So You Think We're Lucky...
By Nancy Knudsen,
So, you think that we're lucky, out here sailing, in French Polynesia, in the South Pacific. Sipping a gin and tonic as the sun sets over the palm trees, balmy tropical nights, flickering lights in the distance, no traffic, bliss...... Instead of that I guess you are working, sailing when you can, regimented into a routine. Lucky us! Is that what you think? Is that really what you think?............ [more]

Too much Cocaine tips the RIB
By Southern Star Cork,
The discovery of a huge drug haul off the West Coast of Ireland began last Monday when a rescue mission was launched after a 22-year-old man managed to swim over a mile ashore and raise the alarm that he and two companions were thrown into the sea when their 7 metre RIB capsized in heavy seas.... [more]

The Sea Stallion from Glendalough sets sail
By Preben Rather Sørensen and media services,
The Sea Stallion from Glendalough is the World's largest reconstruction of a Viking Age warship and is sailing from the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde to Dublin.... [more]

World Cruising Club founders Yacht for Sale
In 1986 Cruising author Jimmy Cornell launched and organised the ARC (Atlantic Rally for Cruisers), from the Canary Islands to the Caribbean. As a result of the success of the first ARC he founded the World Cruising Club, which specialises in international sailing events. – now his famous yacht Aventura Trois is for sale.... [more]

Heading for Papeete
By Sail-World Cruising,
Heading towards Tahiti, Blackwattle was going to stop in the Tuamotu's, but some back of the envelope passage planning changed all that.... [more]

Blue Water Sailing Adventures with Getaway Sailing
By Helen Hopcroft,
In Washington there is a saying that ‘in the city, power walks.’ It’s an acknowledgement that in the CBD the city’s high flyers are more likely to walk from one meeting to another, rather than catch a cab. Walking is more social, visible and is a statement of status: ‘I don’t need to rush: the meeting won’t start without me.’ In Australia the saying could easily be changed to ‘in the city, power sails.’... [more]

World's First Temperate network - Marine Reserves
By Department of Environment Australia,
The Australian Government announces the legal protection of the world's first temperate deep sea network of marine reserves, off the south-east coastline of Australia.... [more]

In Heyerdahl’s Wake: Across Atlantic in Reed Boat
Like his idol and role model, Kon-Tiki captain and author Thor Heyerdahl, Dominique Görlitz says he’s going to sail across the Atlantic Ocean in a primitive reed craft in an effort to prove prehistoric peoples could have made the journey.... [more]

Work continues on Barrabas as Nome warms up
By Adrian Flanagan and his team,
Adrian Flanagan started out from the United Kingdom in October 2005, rounded Cape Horn into the Pacific and headed North to the Bering Strait, prior to attempting the first non-stop single-handed voyage through the Russian Northern Sea Route to the Norwegian Sea and home to Britain.... [more]

Tall ship Robertson II runs aground
By Oak Bay News & Sail-World,
The Robertson II, a Nova Scotia Dory schooner, a 130-foot ship well-known in the waters around Victoria, Canada ran aground on a reef at Winter Cove on the northwest edge of the island.... [more]

Sunsail can sail you all over the World
By Corrie Gardner,
With over 40 yachts based from Hamilton Island in the Whitsundays you can be on a direct Jetstar flight and out on your bareboat charter on the same day. Just think, from 12C average Melbourne winter temperature to an average 23C (June – August) within three hours! And not only that, the Whitsundays are renowned for their awe-inspiring beauty, crystal clear water, dazzling deserted beaches and easy line-of sight sailing.... [more]

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