It's never boring in the world of the cruising sailor. While many sailors have nothing heavier to think about than Supermoons, over in Istanbul some of the sailors in the Bosphorus Cup helped the demonstrators in the fabulous city with their demonstration over a shopping mall by sailing up and down the Bosphorus sporting messages of support.
Wherever you plan to sail, leave Gulf of Guinea out of your plans unless you are suicidal – it has taken over from the Gulf of Aden as the most dangerous waters in the world.
Happier news is the huge money-raising effort by the Toronto Boat Show for kids; another rally – the ARC Portugal – has set off in glorious sunshine; and some Norwegian sailors are saying a big thank you to the Spaniards and the Irish who rescued them after a dismasting.
Rescued Norwegian sailors Erik Ostberg, and his wife, Gretta, arriving in Castletownbere, Ireland .. .
There's a salient warning about stowing your life raft. This story tells how some lives were lost because of poor stowage of a life raft which meant it failed to open as the boat sank.
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