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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 – they're mostly Australian) there's plenty going on in the rest of the sailing world.
Australia and New Zealand are being treated to some spectacular sights as a flotilla of tall ships make their way around the Australian coastline and then on to Auckland. Check the story and the website for where to see them.
Tall ships - on their way through Australia to New Zealand .. .
In this week's edition there's everything from the real story about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch to a destination piece from inveterate rally-lover Trevor Joyce on the lovely coastline of Croatia, to some more excellent advice from John Jamieson on one piece of sailing gear you'll never want to forget.
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 .. .
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. They are privately raising the hundreds of thousands of dollars to continue chartering private search aircraft from New Zealand. One can only hope against hope that the faintest chance they are alive turns out to be true.
Nina - new satellite image .. .
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, but it took five unamusing days to get the boat off the beach.
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