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09 May 2013
Atlantic rally frenzy...Phuket yacht attacks...lightning boat death
That hardy 2600-year-old designed boat the Phoenicia also wants to cross the Atlantic. She probably won't join a rally to do it. Her challenges are different – she needs to raise the money to undertake the voyage..
While these are all in the planning, read how the Fremantle to Bali Rally is underway right now, with a trailing of boats making their way up the Western Australian coastline towards the idyllic cruising grounds of Indonesia.
Of course sailing pleasantly in Indian Ocean waters with a bunk to go to when you are off-watch hardly compares with what Pete Goss MBE is planning – for this warm water girl, sailing cabinless across the North Sea is admirable stuff, and I am glad it's not me. Read the story!
Pete Goss and Andy Warrender go adventuring again .. .
It's always sad when gorgeous sailing waters become plagued with security issues, so I hope the armed robberies and attacks on cruising sailors in Phuket will be short-lived. One citizen hero and the police have acted quickly in one incident reported this week.
Chalong Bay - normally a peaceful haven for sailing boats .. .
In the USA the Coast Guard are complimenting the crew of a recent rescue; over in the Philippines a boat crew has been killed by lightning – so we take the chance to remind sailors of how to deal with lightning on a boat; the boat of the week is the NEEL 60 trimaran, an extraordinary vessel which writer Des Ryan describes as a 'sleek alien'.
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