Pirates, adventure, innovation. Discovery, rescue and salty tales
Rescued from the Atlantic from sinking yacht .
Those who venture in sailing boats away from the dock and our familiar waters are joined by a bond deeper than national differences, and we all share the delight and pain of good days and bad, of lessons learned and adventures realised.
Here's another week on the world's oceans for the cruising sailor, new inventions to make life easier and safer, new adventures and misadventures, new lessons to take to sea with us.
Read of the situation of the Danish family of five and their two crew, held by Somali pirates since they were seajacked on 24th February. It's five weeks now, and counting.
Weep for Thomas Coville, French sailor who has just failed – again – to be the fastest solo round world sailor. It was just not meant to be, and read why.
Four South African sailors have been rescued just as their yacht was sinking in the Southern Atlantic. Again it was the EPIRB which told the story and sent rescuers looking for them after their radios were damaged.
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has come up with some fascinating and useful information about how whales react to sonar. I can't help wondering whether one day it could lead to an invisible wall of sonar protection around sailing boats... still on ocean matters, read how the Swinburne University of Technology has discovered, using information from satellite imagery, that wind and waves round the world have significantly increased between 1985 and 2008.
Up in Canada they are cheering for the removal of red tape for small sailing boats and other small craft, there are a couple of book reviews you may want to check out, and we publish the 'other side' of the story about why so few sailing boats have their DSC-enabled radios connected to their GPS. There is ONE recommendation here that is obvious– buy all the same brand gear and cables so there are no incompatibilities.
It's great news that Solar Planet, that amazing solar yacht, has reached French Polynesia, and still lots of other news as well - cruising tales, awards and innovative products.
Wishing you sweet reading, and even sweeter sailing!
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