Socrates does it again...Sydney International Boat Show starts
Jeanne Socrates, nowhere near London and doing her own thing. Just as she is about to arrive Canada and claim more sailing records, she is already planning her next record attempt, this time a non-stop circumnavigation.
The Sydney International Boat Show is open today, another great show in store. If you are close enough to get there, don't miss it! If you have ever toyed with the idea of owning a boat and chartering it, there's a seminar during the Boat Show you shouldn't miss. Richard Morris may be talking about his favourite subject of superyachts, but the information could be valuable.
While Jeanne Socrates is creating new records now, there seems to be a resurgence going on in the world for preserving our sailing past. Over in Rhode Island the annual Classic Yacht Parade will honour their sailing heritage at the beginning of September, down in New Zealand this month an intrepid group of sailors will recreate past achievements by sailing from New Zealand to Easter Island in traditional craft, and in the UK a group of incognito individuals are recreating one of Britain's iconic sailing boats, the Britannia, which was scuttled in 1936 – Read why...
Easter Island ahoy .. .
Rallies are in the news: Trevor Joyce from Mariner Boating talks of his French Riviera Rally and for longer range cruising sailors, a grass roots rally with no joining fee is gaining popularity rapidly – the charismatically titled 'Salty Dawg Rally' between the Caribbean and America's eastern states. But you don't need to own a boat to go on sailing holidays with like-minded people – read our article about flotilla sailing.
The greatest solar vessel in the world might just have finished its circumnavigation, but another group is trying to demonstrate that you don't have to spend a lot of money to go boating without fossil fuels. Ra, totally powered by solar, is currently embarked on sailing the USA's 'Great Loop.' When is someone going to try it in Australia?
In practical news, John Jamieson talks about preserving the life of your lines on your deck and we've featured the Super Rope Cinch as a very simple 'must have' for your boat.
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