Non-stop solo sailors after records, whale strike, Oyster 100 and more
There's a new cruising guide for South Australia published - check it out for your next cruising holiday!
Cruising grounds covered by the guide .. .
A British rescue this week will give pause to solo sailors who think they'll only need their PLB if they go overboard; and another whale has breached on top of a boat in South Africa.
Talking of solo sailors, just when you think that all the records possible have been set, along comes another set of adventurers to attempt a non-stop solo sail around the world.
India has produced its first sailor to set out on a non-stop solo attempt, navy officer Abhilash Tomy; a Swedish sailor has announced he will attempt a non-stop circumnavigation in a 10ft boat; and 70-year-old Jeanne Socrates, already the oldest woman sailor to circumnavigate the world solo, but with stops, has started her own non-stop odyssey. We'll be watching the progress of all three...
Photo of breaching whale on sailing boat two years ago was captured by photographer .. .
The yacht of the week is the Oyster 100, Product of the Week is the curiously named Bad Elf, and John Jamieson has some good tips on safety checks before you leave port.
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