How much cruising sailors do have in common

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 09 Aug 2012

How much cruising sailors do have in common

Jeanne Socrates - another solo circumnavigation complete, but still not satisfied  .. .

Much more too, so browse down the headlines, and...

Sweet sailing!

Nancy Knudsen, Editor

Socrates completes circumnavigation, but non-stop dream elusive
Times Colonist/Sail-World,
Jeanne Socrates arrived back in Victoria, Canada, on Wednesday evening, 22 months after she left on her - wait for it - third attempt to circumnavigate the globe single-handed and non-stop. Technical and damage problems have, until now, stopped her from making a solo circumnavigation without being forced to stop.... [more]
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The Sydney International Boat Show closes on a positive note
The 45th Sydney International Boat Show closed Monday having put on a first class display of the recreational boating lifestyle for 63,887 visitors.... [more]
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Frustrated rescuers plea for sailor responsibility
Julia Gosling/Sail-World Cruising,
Rescuers have again been reduced to making public pleas for safety responsibility from sailors. The final straw was an incident this week when a 34ft sailing boat became grounded with three children and seven adults on board. They were without enough life jackets and 'didn't know what to do'. Here's the report, British, but could be anywhere...... [more]
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Cruising spinnakers made easy - hoist from cockpit
UK-Halsey Sailmakers,
For years, short-handed crews have managed cruising spinnakers by using the dousing sock. The sock takes the place of several long-armed crewmembers, but sailors still have to leave the cockpit to raise and lower the sail. Recently a new tool has been perfected to help cruising sailors control the cruising spinnaker from the safety of the cockpit... [more]
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Boat wash incident permanently damages oyster leases
Penny Robins,
Skippers are reminded of the responsibility to keep wash to a minimum after an incident last weekend in Wallis Lake in which wash from a vessel permanently damaged several oyster leases. Member for Myall Lakes, Stephen Bromhead said an estimated $14,000 in damage was sustained to oyster leases owned by two separate oyster farmers on Wallis Lake on either Saturday or Sunday.... [more]
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2012 Australian Marine Export Awards announced
The 2012 Club Marine Australian Marine Industry Export Awards, organized by the Australian International Marine Export Group (AIMEX) were announced Thursday night at the AIMEX and Club Marine annual networking function in Sydney's Darling Harbour.... [more]
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Book Review: Sailing: Catching the Drift of Why we Sail
Sail-World Cruising,
What drives someone to sail across the Atlantic or, single-handed, around the globe? Why do some sailors shun sailing races only to take to the water for days, or weeks or even months? What does it feel like to be a human, alone, in the middle of a huge ocean?... [more]
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GME corners safety market with AIS
Sarah Ruggiero,
With an exhibition space packed full of innovative electronics, GME Communications came to the Sydney International Boat Show prepared to show visitors the latest advances in marine technology.... [more]
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EPIRB proves its worth in sudden capsize- seven French sailors rescued
Sail-World Cruising round-up,
The EPIRB once again proved its worth. Seven French sailors whose catamaran capsized off Skye off the west coast of Scotland were rescued after an emergency beacon alerted the coastguard to their plight. The suddenness of the capsize meant that the crew did not have time to manually activate beacons.... [more]
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Sea ice in the Arctic- good for sailing boats, bad for the environment
While several adventurous sailing boats and their obedient crew head for the Northwest Passage, things are looking good - or bad, depending on how you view it. The once dreaded Passage is looking clear of ice from a bird's eye view, and it looks like a record low year for ice - again..... [more]
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Product of the Week: The Sailchute
Sail-World Cruising,
Manufacturers of the very popular Parasail are now offering their next idea for cruising sailors, one that will lift the bow over recalcitrant waves rather than drive the boat into them. The first Sailchute specifically designed for sailing vessels is claimed to be perfect for dead downwind conditions.... [more]
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Bavaria's Vision 46 emerges as Australian favourite
Jenni Dickson,
Bavaria's Vision 46 was just recently released in Australia and already there is one on its way to South Australia and as of yesterday, there is one on its way to Sydney. Team Bavaria are delighted with the range's success to date and were not surprised to see the Vision 46 nominated for European Yacht of the Year for 2013.... [more]
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Dog Overboard in amazing rescue
King 5/Sail-World Cruising,
They thought he was dead, and those that found him thought his feat was so amazing he should be renamed Phelps after the the recent Olympic swimming sensation. However his owner has resolved to put him in a life jacket when sailing in future.... [more]
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Five simple checks to troubleshoot your outboard
Des Ryan,
You may know how to sail brilliantly, but that doesn't mean that you can solve problems with the outboard motor on your dinghy or tender, particularly if you are mechanically challenged. Here are five common problems and simple fixes which might get you back home one day(if you're a natural Mr/Ms Fixit, skip this story):... [more]
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Croatia - The best gets better
Trevor Joyce,
The last ten years of the Croatia Yacht Rally have all been good but perfect sailing conditions this year took the 2012 event to a new level.... [more]
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Musto - More than just fashion + Video
Rosalie Taylor,
Leading Boating fashion label Musto has been wowing audiences with its apparel at the Sydney International Boat Show.... [more]
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Love the sea so much you would like to own a lighthouse?
The Log/Sail-World Cruising,
Love the sea and can't get enough of it? How would you like to own an 1874 lighthouse on the Californian coast? Frustrated sailors who already have everything might be interested to know that San Pedro's Point Fermin Lighthouse is for sale, located near Long Beach south of Los Angeles.... [more]
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Sailing Shack – specialist sailing classifieds
Brendan Maxwell,
Sometimes only the consumers can see the problem and the solution – in this case it's for specialist sailing classifieds.... [more]
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Brazilian yacht stuck in ice sheet in Antarctica
Merco Press/Sail-World Cruising,
Tragic but what an amazing photo. The four Brazilian crew members were taken off this yacht successfully when it sank in the Antarctic in April, likely due to ice compression and strong winds.... [more]
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Occasional need for EPIRB? PLB's? Here's the solution (if in the US)
Boat US Foundation/Sail-World,
While some sailing boats are equipped with the latest of everything, there are many of us sailing who simply can't afford every gizmo ever made - no matter how good they are. If you are mostly in enclosed waters and only sail in the ocean once a year, can you really afford personal locator beacons for all the crew? If you live in America, there's a solution - which others could follow...... [more]
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Mauri Pro Sailing Point and Click - Part II
John Curnow,
In Part One of Point and Click with Mauri Pro Sailing, we saw how sailors all over the globe are turning to Juan Mauri and his team to assist them with anything and everything from a new furler to deck shoes.... [more]
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