The longest, the zaniest, the smallest, the most tragic, heart-warming
A product we think needs a second look is the just-introduced world's smallest PLB. As the biggest problem with PLB's is getting crew to wear them all the time, maybe they are heading towards a solution. What about a PLB disguised as a watch?
Bavaria is introducing their longest sailing boat so far, just 56 feet or 27 metres, not launched yet, but available to order already, and our featured yacht this week. With cruising sailing boats getting longer and longer each year, it is sure to gather significant interest.
Another article profiles the zaniest, most eccentric and most exclusive yacht club in the world. Naturally it's in headquartered in Britain, the natural home of eccentricity, and you can't help but be amused by the joining criteria.
The idea for the club started after experienced British sailor David Latchford hit the buoy which warns of the Shingles -in broad daylight .. .
Then there's the Australian sailor who has thrown out a challenge – he has sailed to, and set foot on, the most islands in a week, 74. Who can beat that?
The most tragic item of the week is of the woman who lost her life trying to fend her boat off a bridge piling. It's a good time to remind all crew (again) that any body part is no match for the power of your on-board gear, or the sea.
Gerry Hughes circumnavigation so far .. .
The bravest deaf sailor in the world, who left Glasgow determined to complete a solo circumnavigation non-stop and unassisted, has been rolled in the Southern Ocean, his yacht damaged. The good news is that he has limped into Hobart for repairs, before continuing on his quest. Read his inspiring story.
Much more interesting news too - the Blue Planet Odyssey World Rally is gathering steam - so browse down the headlines to find your interest.
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