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02 Jan 2014
Buying your ideal boat, cooking at sea, Early Warning Squall Detector
Happy New Year to all our Sail-World Cruising readers! This edition brings you the first of many news magazines to your inbox in 2014, keeping you right up to date with what's happening in the world of the cruising sailor. With stories of sailing adventures, inside advice on new products and how to increase your cruising skills, you'll also have all the news about what's happening not only in your local waters but around the world.
One of the most insightful videos about cruising and what it means to be afloat and away from the structured life of landlubbers comes this week from the hand of long term cruising sailor Drake Roberts, who still loves his sailing, even though it's mostly in very high latitudes. I found the video a real magnet to get out there - or remind you why you should stay out there.
What kind of sailing boat is going to right for you? John Martin
Two excellent pieces in this edition from regular writers, both of them long term cruising sailors. One from John Martin of the Island Cruising Association about wise purchasing of a cruising boat, the other from TV journalist Sheryl Shard with Ten Tips on cooking at sea.
Provisions being loaded on to Distant Shores II before an offshore passage from England to Madeira Sheryl Shard
Authorities in New Zealand, which has one of the highest rates of drowning in the Western World, are giving a lot of attention this summer to getting boaters to wear life jackets and to knowing the boating regulations. Two articles will put you in the picture, with a new App to help you along the way.
Saba 50 sailing .. .
The yacht featured this week is the Saba 50 cat from French boat builder Fountaine Pajot, and I know you're just going to love the Early Warning Squall Detector, a new invention by Dr Stanley Paris, who is currently circumnavigating the world non-stop and solo at the age of 76. Go Stanley!
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