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05 Dec 2013
Drugs on sailboats, 76-year-old on non-stop journey, removing the mast
Just as Greece is slapping on taxes for the boating community in the mistaken idea that yachts won't vote with a lifted anchor, Russia and Cuba, on the other hand, have both taken steps to make their shores more yacht friendly This means there are some new possibilities to consider when planning your long range cruising.
Minoru Saito might be the oldest sailor to complete a circumnavigation, finishing his (eighth) solo circumnavigation at the age of 77, but Dr Stanley Paris, a 76-year-old New Zealander who resides in Florida has just set out to do it - non-stop. Very inspirational story!
Stanley Paris .. .
Speaking of inspirational, some cruising sailors have clubbed together to help remote islanders in the Philippines affected by the recent super-typhoon. They want your help too, so do read their story.
In other news, there's a new great book review by Doug Cuming from Boat Books, there's still time for Perth sailors to catch the information session at the Royal Perth Yacht Club on antifouling, there's a new smartphone App for New Zealand sailors and Simon Grain from J24 Australia has some very comprehensive advice on removing your mast and checking your rigging.
J24, DIY - getting ready to raise the mast .. .
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