2015 Fremantle to Bali –Rally boats crossed the finish line!
The Race for Water Odyssey is setting off for Hawaii
Race for Water
Arrived on the famous Easter Island (Chile) on May 20th, the R4WO scientific teams have proceeded onto the first scientific surveys in the South Pacific Garbage Patch on the coasts of the island devastated by plastic waste. At the same time, they have also continued with different sociological studies undertaken until now with local populations.
2015 Fremantle to Bali –Rally boats crossed the finish line!
2015 Fremantle to Bali Race and Rally – Friday heralded the arrival of rally boats Paul Schapper’s Toroa, Robert Bryce’s Albatross and Joanna Pearson’s Odyssey of Fremantle into Bali Marina. It has been a busy week for Principal Race Officer Trevor Milton and Race Director Rob Thomas having been out on the water almost constantly for the whole week.
2015 Fremantle to Bali Race and Rally – The fleet arrives in Bali
Oakridge Communication Group
Fremantle to Bali Race and Rally – Retired race boat Slipstream, owned and skippered by the Rod Mulcahy arrived in Bali at 7.39pm on the 28th May 2015.
Upturned hull spotted in Indian Ocean, may be missing SA catamaran
Giordano Stolley, News24
Nearly four months after contact was lost with the three-man South African crew of a catamaran in the Indian Ocean, an upturned catamaran has been sighted in the Indian Ocean.
Sailboat Racing, Iditarod-Style—A look at the Race to Alaska
David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor
When it comes to big adventures in small boats, it’s tough to beat the Race to Alaska, which starts in Port Townsend, Washington, and takes racers to Ketchikan, Alaska, by way of a stopover in Victoria, British Columbia. The race rules are straightforward and simple—get to Alaska, via any type of non-motorized craft, as fast as possible, via any route, as long as the journey is self-supported.
2015 Pensacola a La Habana— Preliminary announcement of rally and race
2015 Pensacola a La Habana — The Pensacola Yacht Club gives preliminary notice of an offshore rally and race from Pensacola, Florida in October, 2015 to the Hemingway International Yacht Club near Havana, Cuba.
World-first voyage crew with Multiple Sclerosis reaches Australia
Australians with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) are taking part in a world-first voyage that arrived in Sydney at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia for World MS Day on May 27 before setting sailing up the east coast of Australia.
FEMA Hurricane Prep Week May 24-30 - BoatUS has preparation guides
D. Scott Croft
With FEMA’s Hurricane Preparation Week upon us (May 24-30), waterfront towns and boating businesses are learning how to better prepare their local boating community. In the aftermath of 2012’s Superstorm Sandy, orphaned boats littered the streets around Staten Island, New York’s Great Kills Harbor, hindering the clean up and delaying the return of electrical power.
Fremantle to Bali Race - Is there a doctor in the house?
2015 Fremantle to Bali Race - Is there a doctor in the house? Well yes actually, there are two, both surgeons and both crewing on Audeamus and because of their prior commitments and despite having just 380nm to go in the Wonderful Indonesia Fremantle to Bali Race the skipper and crew have decided to retire Audeamus from the 1440 nautical mile event.
New NEEL 65 heralds world’s largest ever production cruising trimaran
NEEL Trimarans is set to unveil the remarkable NEEL 65, the world’s largest ever production-built cruising trimaran. The incredible six-cabin multihull is the flagship model of the French-based NEEL Trimarans range, which also features the multi award-winning NEEL 45
Mexico's Cruiser Paradise – Zihuatanejo
It takes a little extra effort to venture down the Mexican coastline to Zihuatanejo, but you’ll be well rewarded when you arrive. There’s something for everyone in Zihuatanejo: a charming beachside Mexican community, fabulous beaches, several great anchorages as well as Isla Grande, ample snorkeling and swimming in surrounding areas.
GoPro records close-up of great white shark off California
Earlier this week a fireboat working off the coast of California had a close encounter with a great white shark. The fearsome predators are not usually found so close to the coastline, but apparently strayed into the normally calm waters.
Ocean Debris - Global problem, local solutions
The Ocean Summit on Marine Debris held at the Volvo Ocean Race Newport stopover sounded the alarm on oceans of plastic and other marine debris. The summit pulled together a rare combination of individuals from government, academia, business, foundations, nonprofits and offshore sailing.
FUSION® unveils 750 And 650 Series Marine Entertainment Systems
FUSION®, a worldwide leader in marine audio, announced today the release of its revolutionary high-performance marine audio systems, the FUSION 750 and 650 True-Marine™ Entertainment Series. Approaching audio engineering from the perspective of the boat enthusiast and incorporating the latest marine technologies and environmental protection
35th America’s Cup - Omega introduces new Seamaster timepiece
35th America’s Cup - Omega has long supported the able yachtsmen of Emirates Team New Zealand and the Seamaster Diver 300M ETNZ boldly celebrates the brand’s relationship with the renowned sailing team.
Chagos - An idyllic cruising paradise where time stands still
SV Crystal Blues
Time has slowed down - after two weeks here we are truly settled in. Cruising sail boats have been calling here for several decades. One of the main attractions was that you could live a 'Robinson Crusoe' lifestyle without bureaucracy infringing on your freedom.
A 6-year-old French girl dies after yacht sinks in mid-Atlantic
A 6-year-old French girl who braved hours in the ocean with her father amid 10-meter (33-foot) waves after a yacht sank in the mid-Atlantic later died of hypothermia, Portuguese authorities said Thursday
BoatBook’s SailingLog is the world’s first automatic sailing logbook
The logbook, the ancient sailor’s diary, is undergoing a revolution with the launch of SailingLog – the world’s first automatic logbook – a new free application from Israeli development house, BoatBook.
Cruising South- Emergency on board and rescue by Mexican Navy (Part I)
Thea and Jonathan Avis
When we left Vancouver in 2012, the skipper’s agenda was to go into blue water with Zwerver II, our 48’ steel ketch, that he (with some help from me) had completely refurbished over a six and a half years period. This boat is ready to take blue water. However, her crew hasn’t yet reached that state of readiness.
World's first ocean cleaning system to be deployed in 2016
The Ocean Cleanup
Boyan Slat, 20-year old founder and CEO of The Ocean Cleanup, today announced that the world’s first system to passively clean up plastic pollution from the world’s oceans is to be deployed in 2016. He made the announcement at Asia’s largest technology conference, Seoul Digital Forum, in South Korea.