This week's edition of Sail-World Cruising's online news magazine offers a depth of practical advice, with two products making it as 'Product of the Week' – Self-fit terminals for your rigging have been upgraded and a very handy tide application is now available for iPads - which seem to be surging in popularity for many kinds of nautical use. Then there's the article on magic depth curves. What are they? Read it all from John Jamieson.
Sadly every week brings news of long-range sailors in trouble somewhere in the world – not many in comparison with the number of adventurers out there, but enough so that we can't report every one unless there's something unusual about the incident. We're glad this week to pay tribute to some heroes from a Fijian resort, who could have ignored the SOS from a sinking yacht, but instead put their own lives potentially at risk by responding to the call.
We couldn't ignore the 1,000 boat gathering for Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee (even though there was not a sail in sight) and there's some great images; if you ever embark on a long voyage where your physical attributes are not to be used you'll value the exercises suggested by The Triton; we congratulate Britain's RYA Sailing Club of the Year, as an example of the spirit which makes the sport of sailing strong; the west coast of Canada is highlighted as a great sailing destination; and Doina Cornell, daughter of that veteran of 13 books on sailing, Jimmy Cornell, has written a book of her own, about what it was like to spend a childhood sailing with her Dad.
Much more too, so browse down the headlines to catch your fancy, and...
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