Cruising skill seminars, lightning, cooking, night navigation, more...
If you want to build your cruising skills, there are some great seminars on at the moment. John and Lyn Martin, who host New Zealand's most successful rallies to and around the South Pacific under the name of The Island Cruising Association, are giving seminars on the east coast - Mackay, Brisbane, Newcastle, Sydney and Hobart - in the coming months.
For Sydney sailors, the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) is offering an information evening on 'Around the world cruising' on 30th October, and I am delivering a seminar on how to be a SOB (Stayer OnBoard) and not a MOB (Man OverBoard) at the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club on 2nd November. Contact the relevant clubs for information.
Of great interest to all sail-trainers and their sailing clients will be the outcome of a court trial currently underway in Britain. Two British sail-trainers are accused of failing in their responsibilities to their clients.
Island Cruising Association's John and Lyn Martin .. .
In the jubilation stakes Italian sailors are congratulating the first-ever Italian sailing boat to negotiate the Northwest Passage and electronics firm Furuno are basking in yet another win for their 'TimeZero Touch' technology.
The International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) has published newly formulated universal guidelines for boat building, which would make great reference material for anyone wanting to build their dream boat. However you have to be a member to get access to the information, so I guess they are using it as a membership drive as well.
Finally there's a new free website to check out, www.sQuidd.io , for knowledge-sharing and boat-swapping.
Much more too, so browse the headlines to find your interest.
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