More Dutch teen sailors rebel...yacht features...a $200,000 scam..
It's worth browsing the newly released Equipment Rules of Sailing put out by the International Sailing Federation. Not that a lot of it pertains to cruising, but it's great to stay informed. There's valuable information about the state of the art safety rules and the equipment to go with them.
Dutch teenagers have a lot of spirit, particularly young sailors. Inspired by Laura Dekker's defiance of authority, this week two young Dutch teenagers have put up their own brand of defiance by going sailing, and they have what appears to be good cause.
There are two boats featured this week, the Bavaria Cruiser 56 and the Dufour 36 Performance. In the USA the first signs are there of future boaters needing a licence; the product of the week is a Hatch Fan – wouldn't I love one of those sometimes in sweaty marinas!
Quirkiest story of the week is the 'hero' who rescued an escaping catamaran, was thanked profusely, given a trip on the boat in appreciation, which he enjoyed, and the next day demanded $200,000 as salvage rights.
Much other news as well, so browse the headlines to find what attracts your particular interest, and here's wishing you...
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