Sailing 65kts, ten longest yachts, 'Happy Captain', lovelorn sailor
The ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies has weighed into the ongoing debate about whether we can do anything to protect our Great Barrier Reef, just at the same time as the new Coral Sea Maritime Reserve is being created. Is protecting our reefs 'doable'? Spokesman Professor Bob Pressey says it is.
So sad that one of NSW's Marine Rescue's new vessels has been vandalised, putting it out of use at the beginning of the sailing season...
An avalanche of happenings from the world of the cruising sailor again. Just as the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) sets off, late because of the weather, read how its founder Jimmy Cornell is announcing his new 'Blue Planet Rally' for 2014, highlighting endangered islands of the world.
If that seems a long time to wait, there's still time to get to Ireland for the summer Gathering Rally in July 2013. The international participants are mostly from the UK and Europe, but that's no bar if you're anywhere in the region.
If you love drooling over big (read long) yachts, we offer this week the current ten longest in the world – what a collection! We also tell of a tall ship in a spot of bother, taken hostage by Ghana when it stopped to say hello... It seems its owner hasn't paid debts exceeding a billion dollars.
From tall ships and superyachts to the sixteen-foot boat which a lovelorn sailor sailed from Turkey to Britain in search of his love. The boat's confiscated, the sailor is in custody as an illegal entrant, and his true-love says she can't stand a bar of him. Things are not going too well, but what a fantastic voyage in such a tiny sailing boat.
'Happy Captain' boat hook, designed by two Queenslanders .. .
The product of the week is the 'Happy Captain' boat hook, designed by two Queenslanders, putting an end to the great difficulty of picking up a mooring that has no lines attached. Another product to take note of is the new T25 Deck Organiser, designed for boats under 28ft, which has just won a DAME design award;
That's just the beginning, so browse down the headlines to find your interest.
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