Lebanon is in the news this week with yachting growing in popularity, there are tall ship opportunities along the Queensland coastline in the coming months, and there's an interesting article on cruising sailors who love their dinghies – not tenders, but going long distances in sailing dinghies.
Jeanne Socrates, the 69-year-old British solo circumnavigator, has just left Hobart where she said she enjoyed the company of many Tasmanians. She is on her way to a new attempt at a solo non-stop sailing voyage around the world. But first she has to make it to Vancouver...
After two tragic (racing) incidents on the west coast of North America we ask, 'Are there any lessons to be learned for cruising sailors?' While inquiries and investigations are not yet complete, there are some easy general conclusions that can be reached and we discuss them this week.
Low Speed Chase on the rocks after the fatal incident .. .
CAptains Mate is a new app put out by Britain's Cruising Association – you have to join the association to get it, but there are great advantages to that too. Just for starters you'll have instant connections with more than 4,000 sailors world-wide.
John Jamieson is back with a clear argument about why more scope is better, the yacht of the week is the Salina 48 Evolution, just about to be launched at Sanctuary Cove Boat Show, and , finally, don't forget we are always looking for good contributions. We've published our Contributors' Guidelines again.
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