Dekker-now the film, headsets for peaceful anchoring, sail to the Pole
Dock safety - whether they are sailing or not .. .
I had to laugh at the serious way Karen and Jeffrey Siegel tackled the question of shouted commands between the bow and the cockpit while anchoring. The answer, of course, is two-way headsets, but they'd better be reliable or you could be in much worse trouble than relying on arm signals.
Why was I laughing? I was identifying, of course. Before we got our headsets, anchoring was always a highly tense operation involving issues such as incomprehensible hand signals, unheard shouted commands, and occasional clapping from the sidelines from other yachts. We also went through the stage of not paying enough, only to have our Chinese-made headsets let us down just when the wind was blowing hardest and the coral was close. So Karen and Jeffrey's advice is invaluable.
How many times have I said it? Just when you thought all the 'firsts' had been achieved, a new challenge arises. How do you feel about sailing across the North Pole? Read the article...
I loved seeing the image of the Oyster World Rally in the entry stages of the Panama Canal with the water gushing into their lock. What an experience to share! While most cruising sailors dream of sailing off to deserted anchorages where there's not another boat in sight, joining up with others at the end of the voyage to discuss the experience is also one of the great joys of cruising.
Enjoy this week's news stories - browse down the headlines - but even better, here's wishing you...
If you liked this newsletter, do nothing, we will send you another ..
Naa, please don't send me another.
Follow Sail-World on Twitter
Customised news feeds
Marine Industry companies, Clubs and Associations have asked can they received their own customised version of our Sail-World news feed. The answer is yes; customised in content, news category, for example or region of the world and appearance.
CLICK HEREto view examples and get free news tickers for your site. ------------------------------------------------------------------
Too much sailing news? Not enough?
Change the frequency of newsletters, from once a week to a monthly newsletter. Change from html (graphics & pictures) newsletters to text only newsletter, (best for slow connections, mobile phones and PDA's etc. Change from Sail-World New Zealand Newsletters to Sail-World Cruising International Newsletters etc. Temporarily inactivate your subscription for a period, when you will be on holidays etc. or change to text for the same period. Or even (gasp) unsubscribe. Change your newsletter subscription profile here or take off list