Death of HMS Bounty in hurricane... Seawind's new import...MOB upgrade
The question has to be asked. When it is common lore among sailors that the hurricane season does not finish reliably until the end of November, and that late or early season hurricanes can be extremely severe, why had the HMS Bounty departed Connecticut for Florida last week? Perhaps there's a good answer but I can't fathom it. Read the developing story of Hurricane Sandy and the HMS Bounty below.
While America recovers from Sandy and the rest of the world watches and empathizes, much is going on elsewhere in the world of the cruising sailor.
He's only half way round, but doing well. Cancer survivor and multihull designer Len Surtees is showing just how much life there can be after cancer by solo sailing a circumnavigation of Australia in a 9m catamaran, one of his own designs. For a sailor who was given six weeks to live, it's pretty impressive.
We're all glad that much admired Australian catamaran manufacturer Seawind is up and running again, but I can't help shedding a tear that future Seawind catamarans will be manufactured in Vietnam. Read the story...
Every week I seem to be reporting more friendly waters for the long range cruising sailor - how yet another country is expanding its capacity to make room for visiting yachts. This week Indonesia has announced new easier ways for sailors to cruise the thousands of remote islands in the Indonesian archipelago. In this same week Crimea, up in the Black Sea, has announced the building of many new marinas to attract all of us with adventure in our souls to cruise their waters.
Increasing welcome to yachts from the Black Sea .. .
This week's interesting product of the week is the Jonbuoy Mk5, which inflates to create an armchair ride for an overboard sailor. Even with miracle products, there are always compromises – the danbuoy is not rigid, and for remote areas (from personal experience) there's a question about servicing.
The yacht of the week is from X-yachts, better known for their racing hulls. The Xc 42 is a nice compromise between speed and comfort.
Finally, King George V's yacht Britannia is to sail again. Those behind her refit have a novel way of raising the money to do it.
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