An avalanche of interesting news, tales and quirky anecdotes
An avalanche of interesting news, tales and quirky anecdotes from our world's oceans this week.
In Britain read how the brave, undeterred Chandlers, Paul and Rachel, who spent more than a year in the hands of Somali pirates before being rescued by the payment of a ransom, have announced they are off sailing again, in their newly renovated boat, Lynn Rival.
Belzebub's crew - heading for a never-achieved-before route through the Northwest Passage .. .
A couple of sailing adventurers (above) talk about the new route they are attempting through the North West Passage; Greece is feeling the pinch from sailors who are staying away in droves, but the World ARC Rally has reported a stunning start in registrations for their 2013 rally. Down in Texas they are having heaps of sailing fun (below) on small boats in a five day rally, the Texas 200, in the Gulf of Mexico!
Texas 200 - inflatable Fugu leading .. .
Over in Australia solo adventure sailor Jessica Watson is inspiring sailors with her 'can do' philosophy, and in the Pacific a British cruising family have found their own inspiration and joined a group of volunteers in OceansWatch to assist islanders affected by climate change and the over-fishing in the Pacific. (Numbers are scary. They vary between 70% and 90% on estimates of disappeared fish stocks)
The Yacht of the Week is Bavaria's Vision 46, there's a great article by Jeremy Wyatt from the World Cruising Club on how popular catamarans are becoming in their rallies, and John Jamieson is back with more tricks on how to make your sailing easier and safer.
That's just the tip of an iceberg of stories, so, remembering that Sailstice is on next weekend, here's wishing you...
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