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Steady as she goes, North in the canals Steady as she goes, North in the canals The language barrier is frustrating, although almost all Dutch speak English its not necessarily easy using VHF. Canal travelling is another steep learning curve to challenge the cruising sailor. The language barrier is frustrating, although almost all Dutch speak English its not necessarily easy using VHF. The current seems to be always against us. All that aside, its been a lot of fun and for the most part, reasonable weather. by SV Taipan Posted on 20 May World ARC - Second start from Bora Bora - Au revoir French Polynesia! World ARC - Second start from Bora Bora - Au revoir French Polynesia! The World ARC fleet said ‘au revoir’ to French Polynesia as they continued their westward journey. The World ARC fleet said ‘au revoir’ to French Polynesia as they continued their westward journey. The fleet left Bora Bora in two different starts on the 14th and 16th May. The second start of leg five from Bora Bora via Suwarrow and Niue to Tonga took place at 1500 Bora Bora time (UTC - 10). by World Cruising Posted on 20 May ARC Europe - Bye Bye Bermuda ARC Europe - Bye Bye Bermuda Today was the start of ARC Europe Leg 2 from St George's Harbour in Bermuda at 1100 local time. Today was the start of ARC Europe Leg 2 from St George's Harbour in Bermuda at 1100 local time. The strong winds that we have experienced here for the last few days decided to move on and in the words of Bermuda Weather's marine synopsis 'a high pressure will park overhead Bermuda imparting lots of sunshine and a light to gentle breeze over the next several days'. by World Cruising Posted on 20 May High water on the great lakes – Boom or bust for boaters? High water on the great lakes – Boom or bust for boaters? Boaters can find that deeper water under the keel may open a range of cruising, fishing or sailing grounds to navigation With Great Lakes water levels on the rise and expected to continue to increase into summer, recreational boaters could find that deeper water under the keel may open a whole new range of cruising, fishing or sailing grounds to navigation. by BoatUS Posted on 19 May 35th America’s Cup – Can cruising yachts stop over to view the action? 35th America’s Cup – Can cruising yachts stop over to view the action? After the qualifying rounds filter out the challenger to take on Oracle Team USA, the main event begins on June 17. After the qualifying rounds filter out the challenger to take on Oracle Team USA, the main event begins on June 17 and will continue until one team wins seven times. by Sue Richards/Noonsite Posted on 19 May BoatUS 2017 top 10 list of boat names and their meanings BoatUS 2017 top 10 list of boat names and their meanings BoatUS, issued its 2017 Top Ten Boat Names list today, a tradition dating back a quarter decade. The nation’s largest recreational boating advocacy, services and safety group, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), issued its 2017 Top Ten Boat Names list today, a tradition dating back a quarter decade. The names come from tallying up requests for boat names to the BoatUS Graphics service, and each reveal much about the personality of the vessel’s owner. by D. Scott Croft Posted on 18 May B&G® launches NAIS 500 Class-B AIS B&G® launches NAIS 500 Class-B AIS B&G® is pleased to announce, a fully integrated, Class-B Automatic Identification System transponder – the B&G NAIS 500. B&G®, the world’s leading sailing navigation and instrument specialist, is pleased to announce today, a fully integrated, Class-B Automatic Identification System (AIS) transponder – the B&G NAIS 500. Essential for navigating busy shipping lanes and congested ports, the NAIS 500 — which includes a dedicated GPS-500 receiver - is compact in size, lightweight and fully waterproof. by Luke Reilly Posted on 18 May No escaping ocean plastic - 37M bits of litter on remotest islands No escaping ocean plastic - 37M bits of litter on remotest islands The beaches of one of world’s most remote islands have been found to be polluted with highest density of plastic debris The beaches of one of the world’s most remote islands have been found to be polluted with the highest density of plastic debris reported anywhere on the planet, in a study published in the prestigious US scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. by University of Tasmania - IMAS Posted on 17 May Search off Scarborough after crewless yacht runs aground Search off Scarborough after crewless yacht runs aground Lifeboats and helicopter joined hunt for crew of abandoned boat in Scarborough before one of them contacted authorities. Emergency services are scouring the coastline around Scarborough in north-east England after a yacht with no crew ran aground near the town early on Tuesday 16 May. The yacht, named Don’t Panic and with two on board, left Scarborough around 5.30pm Monday evening. A local fishing crew reported seeing the boat aground off the West Pier some 11 hours later. by The Guardian and Sail-World Posted on 17 May Nineteenth blog from on board Perie Banou II - Panama Canal Transit Nineteenth blog from on board Perie Banou II - Panama Canal Transit Still at Shelter Bay Marina Colon. Atlantic end of the Panama Canal. But not for long. Still at Shelter Bay Marina Colon. Atlantic end of the Panama Canal. But not for long. Shelter Bay is the natural meeting place of lots cruising yachts. Their tall masts and rows and rows of furling headsails. Most American and European. Friendly bunch. by Jon Sanders Posted on 17 May The five seconds that can get a boater into trouble The five seconds that can get a boater into trouble National Highway Traffic Safety Commission says that sending or reading a text takes your eyes off road for five seconds The National Highway Traffic Safety Commission says that sending or reading a text takes your eyes off the road for five seconds. On waterways across the country, recreational boaters know that five seconds is a world of time to get into trouble. by BoatUS Posted on 16 May Coast Guard Cutter Seneca returns home to Boston after 58-days at sea Coast Guard Cutter Seneca returns home to Boston after 58-days at sea Coast Guard Cutter Seneca returned to their homeport after a 58-day counter-drug patrol in the Western Caribbean Sea. During the patrol, the crew transported over 1,500 kilograms (3,306 pounds) of cocaine from Coast Guard and foreign assets who were a part of a coalition of agencies known as a Joint Interagency Task Force (JIATF). In addition, the cutter’s crew transported 20 detainees and nearly 2,600 pounds of marijuana for further disposition. by Coast Guard First District Northeast News Posted on 16 May The liveaboard life Lagoon style The liveaboard life Lagoon style For six years, Nick and Lyndy have lived on-board their 40 foot catamaran with their two daughters, Lily and Sayuri. Life on-board Katsumi, the Atkinsons’ Lagoon 400, is anything but dull. For six years, Nick and Lyndy have lived on-board their 40 foot catamaran with their two daughters, Lily, 11 and Sayuri, 9, with the ocean as their backyard and the beach as their schoolyard. by Lyndy Atkinson Posted on 16 May World ARC 2017-18 - First boats depart Bora Bora World ARC 2017-18 - First boats depart Bora Bora First group of nine boats departed to head westwards to Tonga via Cook Islands’ National Park of Suwarrow After a full week of activities spread between the Bora Bora Yacht Club and the Bora Bora Marina, the first group of nine boats departed to head westwards to Tonga via the Cook Islands’ National Park of Suwarrow and the island of Niue. The conditions at the start were very favorable with winds up to 15 knots ESE. Fresher winds are expected during the passage to propel the World ARC fleet by World Cruising Posted on 16 May Coast Guard partner agencies recover body of missing canoeist Coast Guard partner agencies recover body of missing canoeist Clinton County Dispatch notified Coast Guard Station Burlington, of three men who tipped their canoe and fell into water The Coast Guard and their partner agencies searched for and recovered the body of a missing canoeist Saturday after his canoe tipped in Malletts Bay, Vermont. Clinton County Dispatch notified Coast Guard Station Burlington at about 9:20 a.m., of three men who tipped their canoe and fell into the water. Two of the men swam to shore, but the third was missing. by Coast Guard First District Northeast Posted on 14 May How to quit your job and go sailing without going completely broke How to quit your job and go sailing without going completely broke Buying a boat, quitting your job, and sailing off into the sunset may sound like a fantasy for everyone. Buying a boat, quitting your job, and sailing off into the sunset may sound like a fantasy for everyone but the rich and retired. by Diane Selkirk / The Week Posted on 14 May Missing yacht found off North Carolina coast Missing yacht found off North Carolina coast All three crewmembers were picked up by a merchant vessel about 10 hours after the boat capsized. A sailing yacht that capsized last November near the Dominican Republic on its way from Chesapeake Bay to St. Maarten was found off the North Carolina coast near Morehead City. Sea Tow Crystal Coast is still in the process of salvaging the Atlantic 57 catamaran, Leopard, Sea Tow spokesman Brian Chandler said. by Reagan Haynes / Trade Only Today Posted on 14 May 2017 ARC Europe - Oh boy we are in Bermuda 2017 ARC Europe - Oh boy we are in Bermuda Bermuda Bermuda, she always has a curve ball to throw at the yachts that are visiting here. Bermuda Bermuda, she always has a curve ball to throw at the yachts that are visiting here. This morning was a completely different place to the sunny Bermuda that we are used to. There were a lot of arrivals early this morning and by the time Customs was due to open at 0800 we had 12 ARC rally boats on anchor. This was the best place to keep them though as the winds in harbour started to pick up. by World Cruising Posted on 14 May The Ocean Cleanup announces Pacific cleanup to start in 2018 The Ocean Cleanup announces Pacific cleanup to start in 2018 The Ocean Cleanup today announced it will start extracting plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch within 12 months The Ocean Cleanup, the Dutch foundation developing advanced technologies to rid the oceans of plastic, today announced it will start extracting plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch within the next 12 months. by The Ocean Cleanup Posted on 12 May Check your boat thoroughly and regularly before use Check your boat thoroughly and regularly before use Whether it is the start of your season, or the end should not matter when it comes to good procedures. Whether it is the start of your season, or the end should not matter when it comes to good procedures. All watercraft, of all types and sizes need preparation, and the simple checks are often easy to perform, quick, and best of all, help you avoid issues later on. by John Curnow Posted on 11 May
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