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15 Nov 2013
Salty Dawg, cruising old and older, docking boon for solo sailors...
However, one has to query whether inexperienced crews – and there were multiple distress signals which were reversed when the crew found they were able to cope – nevertheless take more comfort from their participation in a rally than they should.
As usual, some of the stories leave more questions unanswered than are answered, and interviewers are traditionally gentle with those who have just been through a traumatic experience, especially if they have lost their boat, sometimes the only home they have. Read the stories below while the drama was unfolding.
Talking of rallies, a new version of the ARC Rally across the Atlantic has set out ahead of the main fleet – they've gone south to Cape Verde before heading west to the Caribbean. The rest of the fleet – over 200 yachts will start next week.
ARC+ sets off .. .
There's no doubt about New Zealanders, they are great sailors, but now there are two at the other end of the age scale, in their seventies, who are on quests to circumnavigate the world solo – next it'll be 100-year-olds!
Our product of the week is a very snazzy aid for solo sailors – 'One Sailor' helps you berth without assistance, easy, every time. Well, that's what they are promising, and while I haven't tried it, it looks so simple it would have to work. If you love sailing on your own and have to berth often, it's worth considering.
One sailor - for solo sailors .. .
Cowes is getting a new look so if you sail in those waters expect an exclusion zone while a breakwater is built; a marvellous Oceans Watch Essay this week about swimming with manatees; and Beneteau, the benchmark for how the boating industry is doing, is this week reporting a loss for the financial year.
I have just received my copy of the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) rigging handbook – what a wonderful production!
If you are lucky enough to be out there, sweet sailing!
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