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13 Sep 2013
World and Local Cruising News
Apologies if you have had trouble accessing Sail-World in the last week, it has been a case of being cursed with too much success – America's Cup in the millions swamped our best efforts at increasing capacity, and there'll be some new viewing records made I'll wager.
While the American and New Zealand racing world might be distracted by the America's Cup races on at the moment (even though there are hardly any Americans on the American boat) there's plenty going on in the rest of the sailing world.
I interviewed Jeanne Socrates about what life is like when you have just become the oldest female circumnavigating solo sailor the world has ever seen. Ready to retire now? Read the story!
Jeanne just after her arrival in Victoria .. .
In this week's edition there's everything from the real story about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch to a destination piece on the lovely coastline of Croatia, especially that near the town of Kornati, and some more excellent advice from John Jamieson on one piece of sailing gear you'll never want to forget.
Family and friends of the lost crew from the schooner Nina in the Tasman Sea have found yet another satellite image they think could be a life raft; the Cannes Boat Show is at its spectacular best; and there's a group of rescuers in the UK having an adventure of their own – sailing round Britain to raise money for the Royal National Lifesaving Institution (RNLI).
999 Coastal Challenge
Photo by Linda Banham, Lindi B imaging. 07798662523,
www.lindib-imaging.co.uk copyright Lindi B imaging .. .
The most amusing story of the week is how a French skipper (a fisherman, you'll be pleased to note, not a sailor) fell asleep at the wheel and hit England. They've fined him of course, and told him to keep better watches in the future.
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