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26 Sep 2013
Tall ships Fleet, Auckland On Water, dramatic rescues, more..
This week the excitement has been intense with the sailing world watching the battle for the America's Cup being waged in San Francisco. The way Oracle came from behind to win is not only amazing, but redolent of an America's Cup fought thirty years ago when Australia did somewhat the same thing to win the Cup away from the USA for the first time.
While all this has been going on, at Sail-World Cruising we have also been following the story of the great fleet of 20 Australian and International tall ships currently sailing the coastline of Australia The images couldn't be more different!
Royal Australian Navy's International Fleet Review and Tall Ship Festival .. .
In Auckland they're getting ready for the Auckland On Water Boat Show - very interactive too this year, and in Perth they're tightening safety laws for boats after a death through lack of an EPIRB. Sad news for Nelson this week as one experienced sailor lost his life after falling overboard. You had to ask - no he was wearing neither life jacket nor harness.
Adelaide sailors and the community are heartened by the fact that the sad-looking hulk of the City of Adelaide, is finally on her way 'home', to be restored in Port Adelaide. Congratulations to all who worked so hard!
AKUT, Turkey's crack mountaineering brigade rescue the crew of the wrecked Concorde of Hamble - not only a 50 mile trek and a cliff rescue, but a fire, dry clothes and warm food .. .
Apart from that there's a wild variety of news – of yachts through and yachts abandoned in the Northwest Passage; of amazing rescues, one in Turkey by some crack mountain rescuers (yes, that's right) of British sailors (photo above) and one on the way to Bermuda of one sailor by another in the most dangerous of circumstances. Dan Alonso has you beside him in the cockpit as he describes his innermost thoughts while another sailor's life hangs on his rescuing ability.
His description has you beside him in the cockpit, his anguish palpable .. .
Some very useful information for cruising sailors this week – how do you know that smart anchor is not a cheap copy? Fortuitously there's a new book out on anchoring too; an article describes the rise and rise of fractional ownership of boats; and we feature a new DSC VHF radio with some amazing new features; finally I must mention a small article by regular contributor Lee Mylchreest, saddened by a friend's solo death on a reef, on the importance of using all the navigation skills available to you.
Is it real or is it fake? .. .
That's just the beginning, many more articles to both entertain and inform.
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