The other hero is a ship, the Oleander, well, I guess it is the crew of the ship who are the heroes. They rescued the sailing boat Elle last November in very dramatic circumstances. A low key hero in this incident, in my opinion, is AMVER, the voluntary world-side ship rescue system, which is responsible for so many yachts and their sailors being rescued by ships recently.
Camaradarie in the Northwest Passage .. .
Up in the Northwest Passage read how the summer traffic is increasing all the time – maybe that makes up for the dearth of cruising sailors in the Indian Ocean. However, the national forces are having an effect – read just how successful they have been in deterring Somali piracy.
I just love grass roots rallies – the no-fee or small-fee rally run by passionate amateur cruising sailors, and the Salty Dawg Rally is one of the winners. Read about their new web resource.
The quirky story of the week is of reunion between two men and their boat Queen Bee, which ejected them in Massachusetts and then sailed itself across the Atlantic solo. What kind of a tough little boat is that! Sad story was, they didn't want her back.
Some good practical articles too – John Jamieson is talking knots; there's a new cruising guide to, wait for it, Tasmania; and a favourite of mine, Boat Beacon, is now available in Android.
That's just a taste, so browse down the headlines to find your interest.
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