Rallies galore, Capt. Calamity returns, the Winner 9.00, more...

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 03 Oct 2013

Rallies galore, Capt. Calamity returns, the Winner 9.00, more...

Kalekoy or Castle Cove With the Fort Overlooking the Bay - Turkey Lycian Coast Rally  Maggie Joyce

The new 'Captain Calamity' in his second yacht to be seized  .. .
There's a whimsical article by Glenn McCarthy about the small dinghies that keep sailing when the rest of the sailing world thinks it's too darned cold, our yacht feature is of the nine metre Winner 9.00, nominated as a European Yacht of the Year in the family cruiser division; and the quirkiest story of the week is of the new Captain Calamity whom the British coastguard have just told to 'Stay home!'

If you are into remote cruising you'll want to keep on file the new electronic cruising guide from Jack and Jude Binder of the Coral Sea, if you want to make your docking easier it may be worth considering our Product of the Week, SlideMoor; and do read how the Monaco Yacht Show is earning some green credentials!

Many more articles too, so read on, enjoy, and...

Sweet sailing!

Nancy Knudsen, Editor

Oyster World Rally fleet passes significant milestone
Louay Habib,
The stunning range of Oyster Yachts taking part in the inaugural Oyster World Rally have now passed a significant milestone in their round the world adventure. For the first time, since starting the rally in January the fleet is now heading back towards Antigua, the point of origin for the 16-month Oyster odyssey.... [more]
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Master the Magic of Your Boat's 'Pivot Point'
John Jamieson,
Imagine one magic point located along the side of your sailboat that could help you make maneuvering decisions with more precision. Need to pivot your boat around a piling, approach a pier or seawall with pinpoint accuracy, turn your boat 'on a dime' into a tight boat slip, or maneuver in an instant to avoid collision with a million dollar yacht?... [more]
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Monaco Yacht Show goes Green
Marinelink.com/Sail-World Cruising,
It might seem ironic, seeing there are so many guzzling superyachts in evidence, but the Monaco Yacht Show has gone Green, aiming at boosting environmental awareness in the world of pleasure craft.... [more]
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The 'Frostbite Fleets' of Lake Michigan - they just keep sailing
Glenn McCarthy/Sail-World Cruising,
Right across the Northern Hemisphere's sailing world, at about this time of year, sailing boats with engines and skin fittings start lifting and storing their boats for the winter to avoid a freeze cracking hoses or engines. But there's one category of sailing boat that just keeps sailing. They're called the 'Frostbite Fleets' sailing on Lake Michigan, as Glenn McCarthy here writes:... [more]
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Yacht Feature: Winner 9.00, 'European Yacht of the Year' nomination
Nancy Knudsen,
With boat builders building bigger and bigger boats every year - Jeanneau, Beneteau, Hanse, Dufour, Bavaria for example - it's great to see a nine metre boat getting a gong as a nomination for European Yacht of the Year.... [more]
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Free map creator software available for Lowrance, Simrad NSS and B&G
Andrew Golden,
Navico, parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad Yachting and B&G brands — announced today its new Map Creator software that allows cartography enthusiasts to make their own maps.... [more]
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Superyacht awarded the RINA Green Plus prize
Gianluca Poerio,
As all powerboats are well known to be environmentally MOST unfriendly, it's always nice to see a large fuel-powered yacht being rewarded for taking steps to go a little Green. On the closing date of the Monaco Boat Show, HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco awarded the megayacht Ocean Paradise with the RINA Green Plus prize for the solutions studied and adopted in the field of environment protection.... [more]
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New Captain Calamity - Two yachts seized by Coastguard
Sail-World Cruising Round-up,
Britain has discovered yet another 'Captain Calamity' - a sailor so incompetent that he has had to be rescued nine times in the last month. Now the Coastguard has seized his yacht and told him to 'stay on shore'.... [more]
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New Scottish Helix to 'open up Scottish inland waterways'
Claire Caffrey/Sail-World Cruising,
One of the most ambitious projects in Scotland ever is the Helix project, which will significantly improve the yachting experience for Scottish and visiting yachts, in that it will increase the hours of transit into the Forth & Clyde Canal by threefold, and you won't have to de-mast in order to enter the Lowland Canals.... [more]
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Product of the Week: Safer and easier docking - SlideMoor
Sail-World Cruising,
This docking system, as the manufacturers say, is not a universal solution, but brings together many of the advantages of a floating dock with the appeal of a traditional fixed dock. The system, called SlideMoor, makes docking safer and easier while mitigating the risks associated with tidal change, wind and wave activity.... [more]
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Sailors rush to sign up for Baltic cruise in company
World Cruising Club,
There has been a superb response as entries opened for World Cruising Club's new ARC Baltic sailing rally, with 15 boats registered within the first hour of launch. The rally, which will be a six-week cruise in company through the Baltic, has appealed to sailors from many places including, the UK, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Sweden and Australia.... [more]
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Message in a bottle - found but unread because he won't open it
Sail-World Cruising Round-up,
'Messages in a bottle' have long been associated with sailors who fear their lives may be lost and wish to get a message to the world or to a loved one. Even Christopher Columbus, caught in a storm, tossed a bottle into the water to tell news of the 'new world' he had discovered. But now there's a beach comber who has found what could be the world's oldest 'message in a bottle' and won't open it.... [more]
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The magic of NOAS: coming to a marina near you - but not for a while
Des Ryan,
Most inventions for the top end of the maritime market eventually trickle their way down to the cruising sailor. When AIS was first introduced it seemed unthinkable that within just a few short years most sailing boat owners were able to save just a few cents more to acquire their own version. This could be the same with NOAS.... [more]
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New Cruising Guide for Coral Sea
Jack Binder,
When you want to sail somewhere remote, it is the elusive cruising guide that might make the difference between a fantastic experience and an ordinary one. The Coral Sea, off the Great Barrier Reef of Australia, is one of these. Long time sailors and authors Jack and Jude Binder on their yacht Banyandah have explored most of the Coral Sea and now they bring you an informative electronic guide... [more]
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RYA's Club of the Year Award + Video
Emma Slater,
RYA Sport Development Manager Jon White and Jayne Morris representing 2012 Club of the Year finalists, Salcombe Yacht Club, chat here about the RYA's Club of the Year Award. From what the award is all about and who can take part, to what the judges are looking for and why the award was first introduced, Jon explains all.... [more]
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ARC Baltic sailing rally - Open for Registraion
World Cruising Club,
There has been a superb response as entries opened for World Cruising Club's new ARC Baltic sailing rally, with 15 boats registered within the first hour of launch. The rally, which will be a six-week cruise in company through the Baltic, has appealed to sailors from many places including, the UK, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Sweden and Australia... [more]
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Lycian Coast Yacht Rally - Kekova Calls
Trevor Joyce,
Trevor Joyce, inveterate rally organiser from Mariner Boating, here tells the story of the Lycian Rally cruise - with some fun day races thrown in - along the more easterly, less-travelled Lycian coastline of Turkey.... [more]
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Chris Edmonston elected Chairman of National Safe Boating Council
D. Scott Croft,
BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water President Chris Edmonston has been elected Chairman of the National Safe Boating Council (NSBC). Created in its current form by the Federal Boating Safety Act of 1971, the Council is the nation's principle public-private boating safety advocacy organization with a coalition of over 330 US and international member organizations.... [more]
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