Artist's impression of the new marine development in China - eat your heart out Dubai... .
It's never dull in the world of the cruising sailor – while the US Department of Energy has just published a damning appraisal of E15 fuel, down in New Zealand they're battling to contain the disaster of the latest major oil spill in the Bay of Plenty.
Fort Lauderdale is just about to open the world's largest in-the-water boat show, and China is really getting into the action with an amazing Dubai-style project designed to get the Chinese sailing (see photo left).
Paul and Rachel Chandler, retrieved pirate hostages, are in the news again as they claim that the British Police, not the Foreign Office should have been called when they were kidnapped.
Greenpeace is set to go sailing again, with the launch of a new Rainbow Warrior, and the bad news of the week for cruising sailors is the collision with a 'metal object' by a mini Transat boat in the Atlantic. What could it be if not a container? We thought they were perforated to sink these days.
There is a great rally announced for circumnavigating sailors heading for Downunder – a rally cruise to the idyllic island of Tasmania during the summer season. John Jamieson is there with some great sailing tips again, and Balvenie has another dreamy sailing tale in Morocco.
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