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27 Jun 2013
An avalanche of happenings in the world of sailing
Sail-World and its boating subsidiaries have been growing at a phenomenal rate, making it, by far, the largest sailing publication in the world. Translated into over 15 languages, these days Sail-World Cruising alone sends over fifty thousand editions of our news magazine to the inboxes of cruising sailors every week - and this is small compared to our America's Cup sites. Obviously we're delighted, but the technical challenges sometimes cause issues.
Changing our banks of servers to cope with the growth has caused frustrations and some unreliable news magazine deliveries. If your weekly news magazine did not arrive last week, please accept our apologies.
But news from the world of the cruising sailor is forever fascinating and relevant wherever you sail, especially now the summer season is in full swing.
We're staying in touch with 70-year-old Jeanne Socrates, still some 700nm from Victoria and her quest to become the oldest female to circumnavigate the globe, solo, non-stop and unassisted. A lot can happen in 700nm, so watch this space.
There's an amazing survival story, a mysterious fall from a mast explained, brave rescues and stories about new records – across the Atlantic and in the Med.
There are important notices to mariners, great new products, tales about kids' passion for sailing and scholarships for young potential rescuers; you can sail the Northwest Passage on your iPad or ponder the irresponsibility of sailors who activate an EPIRB because they're frightened, and (something to keep you awake at night) the potential inaccuracies of your GPS
New Northwest Passage on iPad .. .
There are stories to raise your sailing skills and opportunities to join others in joyful sailors' gatherings or to sail a tall ship to the Antipodes.
Old Gaffers gather to circumnavigate - how much fun is this! .. .
South Pacific Islanders are taking action about how global warming affects their life already, and it's happening with the help of, yes, cruising sailors!
So run your eye down the headlines to see what tempts you, and here's wishing you good weather and fine sailing
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