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Returning to the boat - What do you carry? Returning to the boat - What do you carry? After two busy weeks in Melbourne we returned to boat with over 120kg of luggage-thank heavens for Qantas being generous After two busy weeks in Melbourne we returned to the boat with over 120kg of luggage - thank heavens for Qantas being generous on the allowances. The flight landed in Dallas, where we loaded the super-Chevy truck and proceeded to drive back to Virginia, via Little Rock and Nashville. by SV Crystal Blues Posted today at 5:00 am Sidney to San Francisco – The journey within Sidney to San Francisco – The journey within The learning curve to prepare us for offshore sailing has been significant. Still, we haven’t done this before. Both of us can get seasick. We know this from participating in a Sail Canada Advanced Cruising course, that took us offshore 50 NM. At that time our seasickness experience was the classic three-day affair. For me (Stefa), it started with nausea when we hit the swell of the Pacific Ocean. by Stefa Katamay Posted on 17 Nov Cruising to an Oyster Roast in Reedville Cruising to an Oyster Roast in Reedville Our journey back to Reedville was planned around a critical date - the annual Fisherman's Museum Oyster Roast. Our journey back to Reedville was planned around a critical date - the annual Fisherman's Museum Oyster Roast. No true cruising sailor could miss this! The simple little affair was planned to allow just 1000 people to fess up 50 bucks and then eat all the oysters they could ...... which is a lot of oysters. by SV Crystal Blues Posted on 17 Nov Ancasta gears up for boat show season, CNB 66 set for Boot Düsseldorf Ancasta gears up for boat show season, CNB 66 set for Boot Düsseldorf Ancasta is excited to announce that the new CNB 66 will be available to view at Boot Düsseldorf (20-28th January 2018). Ancasta is excited to announce that the new CNB 66 will be available to view at Boot Düsseldorf (20-28th January 2018). The beautiful CNB 66 redefines the possibilities of a 20m yacht. Her flowing, well-proportioned lines conceal an elegant, spacious interior. Ancasta can look at brokerage options for existing owners looking to move on to the CNB 66. by Jake Young Posted on 17 Nov 2018 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show launches 30th year 2018 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show launches 30th year Celebrating 30 years alongside SCIBS is a loyal band of exhibitors who took a punt on a promotional concept SCIBS general manager Johan Hasser said the team was thrilled to be planning a massive Show for 2018, buoyed by the spirit of exhibitors already working towards their displays for the landmark 30th year. by SCIBS Media Posted on 17 Nov The message The message It simply read, “Jake and I are off the coast on the 44 - fantastic conditions.” It simply read, “Jake and I are off the coast on the 44 - fantastic conditions.” Of course you immediately think to yourself, “Oh nice one team! Got any salt with that?” Yet they were actually sending a note of appreciation, which read “Excellent work John, great read thank you.” So it was impossible to be anything other than inspired by visions of sun, and a flat sea over the top of the compass by John Curnow Posted on 17 Nov Plastics found in stomachs of deepest sea creatures Plastics found in stomachs of deepest sea creatures Scientists found plastic in 83% of global tapwater samples, while other studies have found plastic in rock salt and fish Alarmingly, the dreaded plastic contagion has reached almost 11,000m below sea level. Seeing as every bit of plastic that has ever been made is still with us, it may not be surprising, but it certainly is concerning, for it means it is now throughout the entire food chain. Seeing it on the islands of the Pacific is one thing, but to know it is that far down is shocking. by Matthew Taylor/The Guardian Posted on 16 Nov Passive acoustics track right whale shifts Passive acoustics track right whale shifts Using bottom-mounted listening devices deployed along the coast, researchers can record whale calls 24/7 Analysis of data collected by passive acoustic monitoring between 2004 and 2014 by 19 organizations throughout the western North Atlantic Ocean revealed North Atlantic right whales have increased time spent in the Mid-Atlantic region since 2010 and decreased their presence in the northern Gulf of Maine. by NOAA Fisheries Posted on 16 Nov NOAA and partners assess coral reef damage following Hurricane Irma NOAA and partners assess coral reef damage following Hurricane Irma Science divers surveyed more than 50 sites, from Biscayne Bay to the Marquesas, and found widespread damage to sponges Preliminary reports from the team found extensive shifting of sand and heavy sediment accumulation, which can smother and prevent corals from getting enough sunlight, as well as some structural damage to individual corals and the reef itself. by NOAA Fisheries Posted on 16 Nov High tech on the high seas High tech on the high seas The acoustic array consists of a series of hydrophones (underwater microphones) that are towed behind the ship. Scientists monitor the sounds by listening with headphones and watching a visual representation of the sounds known as a spectrogram because some sounds cannot be heard by the human ear. Using these two techniques, the acoustics team can determine when a vocalizing whale or dolphin is present and what species it is based on various characteristics of their sounds. by NOAA Fisheries Posted on 16 Nov The next Crystal Blues? The next Crystal Blues? It's not very likely, but in their wisdom the guru's at Rolls Royce have named their new 62 meter yacht Crystal Blue. Note that it's hybrid powered by LNG and batteries, and does't (normally) anchor anywhere - instead, the thrusters linked to a dynamic positioning system simply keep it in place. It's planned to be accompanied by a 42 meter 'tender' that will carry the water toys and act as a refueling barge for the LNG. by SV Crystal Blues Posted on 16 Nov Coast Guard begins Albany session of Safety Assessment Workshop Coast Guard begins Albany session of Safety Assessment Workshop 40 participants and 20 observers took part in discussions about the Hudson River identifying various waterway risks. A sampling of Workshop participants includes representatives from Albany Yacht Club, Ulster County Sherriff, New York State Department of Environment Conservation, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, NY/NJ Maritime Association, Hudson River Waterfront Alliance, and Port of Albany. Observers include local municipal leaders and residents to maintain transparency of the process. by Coast Guard PA Detachment New York Posted on 15 Nov Food for thought Food for thought Week two of the popular ARC seminar programme took place at the Hotel Santa Catalina again today Week two of the popular ARC seminar programme took place at the Hotel Santa Catalina again today and participants were eager to attend a variety of topics such as rigging, management of emergencies at sea, tips for downwind sailing, communications and the ever-popular provisioning talk given by Claire Pengelly. by World Cruising Posted on 15 Nov ARC+ 2017 - ARC+ fleet completed in Mindelo ARC+ 2017 - ARC+ fleet completed in Mindelo The ARC+ fleet has been completed with Twenty Twenty’s arrival last night at approximately 1900LT. The ARC+ fleet has been completed with Twenty Twenty’s arrival last night at approximately 1900LT. All 69 boats have now made it to Mindelo completing the first leg of the ARC+, Las Palmas to Cape Verde. by World Cruising Posted on 15 Nov DAME Award again- We speak to Drue Kerr, Senior Designer at Zhik DAME Award again- We speak to Drue Kerr, Senior Designer at Zhik We caught up with Drue Kerr, Senior Designer at Zhik, who have just won the DAME Award in the clothing category. We caught up with Drue Kerr, Senior Designer at Zhik, who have just won the DAME Award in the clothing category for their Isotak X Ocean range. by Mark Jardine Posted on 15 Nov New Red Ensign Group Yacht Code launched New Red Ensign Group Yacht Code launched Work has been carried out across the REG to get the new code ready for its launch and also within the industry. Work has been carried out across the REG to get the new code ready for its launch and also within the industry. by Maritime and Coastguard Agency Posted on 14 Nov UK Ship Register signs its first unmanned vessel UK Ship Register signs its first unmanned vessel ASV’s C-Worker 7 will be used for work such as subsea positioning, surveying and environmental monitoring. The UK Ship Register has signed its first ever unmanned vessel to the flag, showing how it is adapting to the changes of the maritime industry. ASV’s C-Worker 7 will be used for work such as subsea positioning, surveying and environmental monitoring. It can be used under direct control, semi-manned or completely unmanned. by Maritime and Coastguard Agency Posted on 14 Nov Take the Leap – Life as an Ocean Gypsy 4 - Easter Island to Raratonga Take the Leap – Life as an Ocean Gypsy 4 - Easter Island to Raratonga Given severity of our passage from Chilean coast it was with degree of trepidation that Commitment headed west once more Given the severity of our passage from the Chilean coast, it was with a degree of trepidation that Commitment headed west once more, leaving Easter Island in our wake. We had, however, received an email just that morning from two young backpackers who, having noticed the yachts offshore, were looking for a passage. by Kristen Anderson Posted on 13 Nov ARC+ Official Welcome by Marina Mindelo ARC+ Official Welcome by Marina Mindelo Saturday nights ARC+ welcome party was a great success with highlights from the traditional dancers and musicians. Saturday nights ARC+ welcome party hosted by Marina Mindelo was a great success with highlights from the traditional dancers and musicians. Suzana Tetlow, the Event Manager for ARC+, extended a warm thanks to Lutz Meyer-Scheel the Marina General Manager, Jacqueline the Operations Manager, Ivanice the Administrator Director, Tuga the Dockmaster, and rest of the staff for their great preparations by World Cruising Posted on 13 Nov Parade of nations at the ARC opening ceremony Parade of nations at the ARC opening ceremony The grand parade had a real festival atmosphere and many crews took part by dressing up for the occasion. The grand parade had a real festival atmosphere and many crews took part in the patriotic display by bringing a boat's mascot or dressing up for the occasion. by World Cruising Club Posted on 12 Nov
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