Sailing 65kts, Blue Planet Rally, ten longest yachts, lovelorn sailor
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.
The product of the week is the new T25 Deck Organiser, designed for boats under 28ft, which has just won a DAME design award; and for adventurous sailors heading for South America, there's a new Colombian government-issued Cruising Guide out.
That's just the beginning, so browse down the headlines to find your interest.
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