Psychological and emotional preparation for offshore sailing
Volvo Race - Oceans Seminar taking a stance against ocean pollution
Yachting has a close relationship with the ocean and in this edition of the race, in the leg from Abu Dhabi to Sanya, they passed through the Malacca Straits. Every skipper and several of the crew expressed their concern of the rising issue of debris in the ocean, in particular, plastic. A fantastic short film was created and can be seen below. Bouwe Bekking sums it up when he says ‘It’s not funny
Psychological and emotional preparation for offshore sailing
So, you’ve made the decision to sail offshore. For most people, preparation for offshore sailing means getting the boat equipped and organized for a long passage; ensuring that all systems are working well and that all the checklists are getting ticked off.
A day in the life of Ty Dewi - Mid-Atlantic
In 2007, Nick Ward and his young family emigrated from England to Canada, by way of a two-year cruise from England to the Caribbean and the Eastern Seaboard of the USA. Nick’s wife, Gesa, didn’t relish the idea of an Atlantic Crossing with two young and active toddlers. So Nick, his father Dave and two friends made the passage to Antigua.
Sailing icon rescued from sinking yacht
Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team
He has sailed nine times around the world, He broke world records in 1988 when he completed a triple circumnavigation of the world alone. But last night he was rescued from a sinking yacht.
Southern Spars offer July only special price on SouthernFurl booms
Southern Spars are offering their customers a special deal on SouthernFurl furling booms. For all orders placed in the month of July, customers will receive $500 off the usual price of their furling boom.
FPB 97-1 Sea Trials Reveal Wicked Performance
Is this the dawn of a new era in performance and efficiency? Dashew Offshore has just completed analysis of their FPB 97 initial passages and sea trials. This real world performance data, for both propulsion and the large solar array, shows just what is possible in modern yacht design.
Dramatic rescue from flaming yacht
Two New Zealand sailors and their Mexican skipper have been rescued from a liferaft 280km south of the tiny Pacific Ocean coral island Niue after their yacht caught fire just after midnight last night.
Thai charter licence for foreign-flagged vessels confirmed
Singapore Yacht Events
At a public meeting in Phuket last Friday, Ministerial approval was confirmed for foreign-flagged superyachts to be able to apply for a special charter licence to operate commercially in Thailand’s waters. This historic move is expected to provide a significant stimulus to yachting activity in South East Asia and to the future prospects for the whole boating industry.
Sailability, sailing for disabled people, begins round Ireland cruise
On the 26th June, four sailing cruisers from Lough Foyle will set off from Greencastle in Donegal on a round trip passage of Ireland stopping at each Sailability Club around the coastline of Ireland. This is to promote Sailability - sailing for disabled people in Ireland
Mallacoota yacht search – Missing sailor may have made it ashore
Searchers are hoping a yachtsman whose boat was found washed up on rocks in eastern Victoria may have made it to shore.
OceansWatch appoints first Field Operations Yacht
Yacht-based Charitable Organisation OceansWatch has recently appointed their first Field Operations Yacht to undertake programs on their behalf. OceansWatch CEO Chris Bone says, “It has been a long-standing wish of ours at OceansWatch to tap into the increasing number of skilled and committed sailors who want to make a real difference during their cruising years.'
Sediment makes it harder for baby Nemo to breathe easy
Researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University have discovered that suspended sediment damages fish gills and can increase the rate of disease in fish.
Chagos retrospective - A cruiser's paradise
SV Crystal Blues
It is difficult to explain just how sensational Chagos is. Many people have asked how we occupy out time in such a deserted place, when in fact the time flew by. We were up at dawn most days, and always busy. There were fresh fish, an endless supply of coconuts, stunning sunsets, jungle tracks, beach picnics and of course the nearby islands and history to explore.
2015 Summer Sailstice – Top ten reasons to sail this weekend
From the high Northern latitudes to much of the Southern Hemisphere it's prime sailing time. If not now, when?
Sunsail to find out what happened to the missing boat and its crew
On 12 February 2015, Sunsail reported as missing one of its 444 catamaran yachts, which was on its way from Cape Town, South Africa to Phuket in Thailand with three crew on board.
These Girls Can!
You can't have missed the ads showcasing Sport England's 'This Girl Can' campaign - to inspire females to get more active - over the past few months.
What do you expect from your lifejacket?
We all have some preconceived ideas about what a lifejacket is supposed to do. For able-bodied sailors, most have the advantage of being able to jump in the water to test their lifejackets themselves. For those with disabilities that process can be more challenging.
Families of missing SA yachtsmen launch crowd fundraising initiative
The families of three South African yachtsmen who went missing in the Indian Ocean in January have launched a crowd fundraising initiative in the hope of finding their loved ones.
Salty Dawg Rally announces the schedule for the July Fourth Rendezvous
The Salty Dawg Rally (SDR) announced today the schedule for the annual fourth of July Rendezvous in Bristol, R.I., and also announced that registration for the Fall 2015 Rally has opened. The Salty Dawg Rally is a cruising rally that has quickly grown to be the most popular and largest Rally in the U.S.
Swansea Bay tidal lagoon project gets green light
Sailors in areas of the world with big tidal ranges need to follow this subject. The building of a tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay has been given planning consent by the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change. This is the first tidal lagoon project to be examined by the Planning Inspectorate.