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We’re going on a boat hunt… We’re going on a boat hunt… Looking for the perfect boat is a long, messy, often frustrating business. Looking for the perfect boat is a long, messy, often frustrating business. I am sure that many of you, reading this, will smile at the memory of afternoons spent wandering boatyards, or late nights scouring the small ads and re-reading the same specs over again in the search for some new gem. by Mission Ocean Posted on 2 Dec Refit Tech - Re-bedding hatches with threaded epoxy fasteners Refit Tech - Re-bedding hatches with threaded epoxy fasteners We have sailed over 11,000nm in the past two years, so now we're working through a major work list on Crystal Blues. We have sailed over 11,000 nautical miles in the past two years, so now we're working through a fairly major work list on Crystal Blues. As always, just as fast as we tick something off a new item is discovered and added to the list - at last count 35 items were completed, with only 40 to go (!). by SV Crystal Blues Posted on 2 Dec Two Oceans, One Rock in a Proa. Two Oceans, One Rock in a Proa. A Proa is a multihull sailboat common in the South Pacific and Indonesia. They have two different sized, parallel hulls. A Proa is a multihull sailboat common in the South Pacific and Indonesia. They have two different sized, but parallel hulls. Jzero, the Proa pictured here is a shunting boat and does not tack. Ryan Finn is launching the modified 36-foot Proa, so as to accomplish the fastest-ever, nonstop solo-sail, around the Old Clipper-ship Cape Horn Route from New York to San Francisco. by Colligo Marine Posted on 2 Dec Fifth Blog from on board Perie Banou II Fifth Blog from on board Perie Banou II Jon Sanders is closing in on Reunion and Mauritius The west coast of Australia is now a long way behind. Then it was 3 reefs in the mainsail. Windy. A wind one gets in the region - history shows it has been the same over the past 400 years - Southerlies. Soon the wind bends. And we get the South East trades proper. For the first 1,000 Nautical Miles the Trades were what I expected. Very strong southerlies leaving the Australian shore (Shark Bay). by Jon Sanders Posted on 2 Dec Princess to pay largest ever criminal penalty for vessel pollution Princess to pay largest ever criminal penalty for vessel pollution Princess Cruise Lines has agreed to plead guilty to seven felony charges stemming from deliberate pollution of the seas Princess Cruise Lines Ltd. (Princess) has agreed to plead guilty to seven felony charges stemming from its deliberate pollution of the seas and intentional acts to cover it up. Princess will pay a $40 million penalty– the largest-ever criminal penalty involving deliberate vessel pollution – and plead guilty to charges related to illegal dumping of oil contaminated waste from the cruise ship. by U.S. Department of Justice Posted on 2 Dec Rambler 88 breaks ARC course record from Gran Canaria to Saint Lucia Rambler 88 breaks ARC course record from Gran Canaria to Saint Lucia Juan K. designed cutting edge racer has been pushed to her limit by an impressive professional crew of sailing legends. George David's super-maxi Rambler 88 has added a new accolade to her already enviable sailing reputation as she crossed ARC Finish Line in Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia on Monday 28 November to break the ARC Course Record, ahead of 1999 other boats in this year's Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC), the Juan K. designed cutting edge racer has been pushed to her limit by a crew of sailing legends. by World Cruising Club Posted on 30 Nov Out on parole? Out on parole? After a busy day, or maybe after a day outdoors with fresh-air, eight hours is preferable, sometimes even a bit more. Usually whilst living on land, seven hours of sleep is quite sufficient for me. After a particularly busy day, or maybe after a day outdoors with lots of fresh-air, eight hours is preferable, sometimes even a bit more given exceptional circumstances. It has been quite concerning, however, to note that this cruising lifestyle has changed sleep patterns to extremes. by Tony Roberts and Karin Lengger Posted on 30 Nov Salty Dawg™ Fall Rally arrives in the Caribbean Salty Dawg™ Fall Rally arrives in the Caribbean The 1,400 mile voyage across the Atlantic from Hampton to the Bitter End Yacht Club was once again the largest rally. The 81 boats in the 2016 Salty Dawg™ Sailing Association Fall Caribbean Rally fleet arrived in the BVI earlier this month. The 1,400 mile voyage across the Atlantic from Hampton, Virginia to the Bitter End Yacht Club in Virgin Gorda was once again the largest rally from the US to the Caribbean. by Salty Dawg Sailing Association Posted on 30 Nov Refitting Crystal Blues - Island Style Refitting Crystal Blues - Island Style With Crystal Blues out of water we've launched into our refit list, attacking a range of maintenance/re-finishing tasks. With Crystal Blues out of the water, we've launched into our refit list, attacking a range of maintenance and re-finishing tasks. Areas of corrosion had developed on the painted aluminium mast, particularly where the spinnaker pole track was fastened. So we removed the track, drilling out 130 pop rivets in the process, before grinding, sanding and re-priming the metal surfaces with epoxy paints. by SV Crystal Blues Posted on 30 Nov Record-breaking Rambler arrives in Rodney Bay Record-breaking Rambler arrives in Rodney Bay The hotly tipped Rambler 88 steadily approached Saint Lucia and the all-important questioned loomed It's been a nail-biting day at ARC Rally Control and for family, friends and followers watching this year's race leader close in on Rodney Bay. The hotly tipped Rambler 88 steadily approached Saint Lucia and the all-important questioned loomed - Would the ARC Course Record tumble for a fourth consecutive year? by World Cruising Posted on 29 Nov Counting down to first arrival - Will it be a record for Rambler 88? Counting down to first arrival - Will it be a record for Rambler 88? It is the welcome that boats sailing with ARC receive that sets sailing with rally apart from other ocean adventures. Year after year, it is the welcome that boats sailing with the ARC receive that sets sailing with the rally apart from other ocean adventures. The finish line is manned 24hrs a day by volunteers, the majority of which have taken part in the ARC in previous years and can remember how special their own arrival in Rodney Bay was after their time at sea. by World Cruising Posted on 29 Nov Haulout and farewell Haulout and farewell Fortunately that was pretty well the end of it and we have enjoyed sunny weather whilst packing up the boat. So we were due to haulout at 8am and at 7.30am the heavens opened and down came the rain; not a good start. Fortunately that was pretty well the end of it and we have enjoyed sunny weather whilst packing up the boat. The haulout went well and the bottom of the boat is in very good condition considering Eye Candy has been in the water for twenty two months. Andrew's constant cleaning has paid off. by Andrew and Clare Payne Posted on 28 Nov Predictwind release improved racing and cruising routing function Predictwind release improved racing and cruising routing function PredictWind has released a major upgrade to its Routing function, taking a much more graphic and interactive approach PredictWind has released a major upgrade to its Routing function, taking a much more graphic and interactive approach to what has been a black art of weather routing, used to chose the fastest route for racers or most comfortable route for cruisers. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZ Posted on 28 Nov Only room for one at the top Only room for one at the top The results of RMIT's (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) independent testing are in. The results of RMIT's (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) independent testing are in. Zhik® is the market leader in waterproof durability with a new standard that replicates the real world sailing environment and conditions. It is an astounding four times more so than the previous leader. by Zhik Posted on 28 Nov Marking milestones with celebrations at sea Marking milestones with celebrations at sea Crews of ARC 2016 are each having their own cause for celebration and joy on board their yachts out in Atlantic Ocean. As Americans celebrate Thanksgiving with feasts and football, and Christmas shoppers hunt down Black Friday discount deals, the crews of ARC 2016 are each having their own cause for celebration and joy on board their yachts out in the Atlantic Ocean. For some it’s hitting the latest milestone towards Saint Lucia, others it’s a landing a prized fish with the promise of sumptuous sushi for dinner. by World Cruising Posted on 26 Nov Race for Water catamaran to be equipped with new hydrogen system Race for Water catamaran to be equipped with new hydrogen system Race for Water will make it possible for the crew to free themselves of the need for fossil fuels during new mission. Race for Water will make it possible for the crew to completely free themselves of the need for fossil fuels during the new mission against the pollution of the oceans. by Race For Water Posted on 26 Nov Settling in to life at sea Settling in to life at sea After a gentle introduction to their Atlantic crossing, a swell time is being had on board the boats of ARC 2016. After a gentle introduction to their Atlantic crossing, a swell time is being had on board the boats of ARC 2016. “We enjoyed a tremendous send off from Las Palmas.” wrote David Mason of White Satin in his first log of the voyage. “The ARC team were at the entrance to the harbour cheering us all on our way, along with hundreds of other people, perched on the rocks on the harbour wall. by World Cruising Posted on 24 Nov Settling in to life at sea Settling in to life at sea After a gentle introduction to their Atlantic crossing, a swell time is being had on board the boats of ARC 2016. After a gentle introduction to their Atlantic crossing, a swell time is being had on board the boats of ARC 2016. “We enjoyed a tremendous send off from Las Palmas.” wrote David Mason of White Satin in his first log of the voyage. “The ARC team were at the entrance to the harbour cheering us all on our way, along with hundreds of other people, perched on the rocks on the harbour wall. by World Cruising Posted on 24 Nov How to hold a BURP in a foreign port How to hold a BURP in a foreign port Now that Fall is here and the Mexico contingent of BCA’s Currently Cruising members is returning to sunny Mexican shores Now that Fall is here, and the Mexico contingent of BCA’s Currently Cruising members is returning to the sunny Mexican shores, this article, submitted by Rob Murray a while back, comes in very handy! So, read carefully and host as many BURPS as you can, and please send a recount of the fun time to Currents. by Rob Murray Posted on 23 Nov Marina Lanzarote, departure point for Rallye des Iles du Soleil 2017 Marina Lanzarote, departure point for Rallye des Iles du Soleil 2017 This volcanic island has a large variety of landscapes, with long beaches, picturesque villages, national park and more. The departure for this first Rallye des Iles du Soleil to Marie-Galante (Guadeloupe) will, finally, be from Marina Lanzarote, located in Arrecife on the island of Lanzarote (Canary Islands). Lanzarote is the easternmost island in the Canaries and is 580 miles (1,069 km) by sea from the Gibraltar Straits and 900 miles (1,680 km) from Cap Finisterre (Spain). by Grand Pavois Posted on 23 Nov
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