Please select your home edition
Edition
T Clew Ring New Generic
Stories from VICE 2016 Stories from VICE 2016 It was calm leaving the strait of Juan de Fuca after our 02:00h departure. Southerly wind allowed us to motor sail out. It was calm leaving the strait of Juan de Fuca after our 02:00h departure. Southerly wind allowed us to motor sail out. The group stayed fairly close until near Pachena Pt., when we turned SW and headed off on a reach in the afternoon. The wind piped up around suppertime, and built to 20-25 NW. by Rob Boeckh and Marina Steele Posted on 24 Aug Sunshine and smiles through the Swell Sunshine and smiles through the Swell Tides and passage plans made for early start, with boats setting off between 0400 and 0600 for 70nm passage to Cherbourg After two days of waiting there was an air of excitement dockside at the Haslar Marina as crews prepared for their sunrise departure from Gosport for leg one of the ARC Channel Islands Rally yesterday, Monday 22 August. Tides and passage plans made for an early start, with boats setting off between 0400 and 0600 for the 70nm passage to Cherbourg. by World Cruising Posted on 24 Aug Witnessing a tragedy in the making Witnessing a tragedy in the making Cordon arrived at San Quintin on Friday, April 22 seeking what little shelter the wide open, shallow bay afforded “Hello. This is Cordon (not the real boat name). We’ve gone aground. We’ve lost our anchor and chain and our boat’s washed up on the beach”. Those were the words from a shaken woman speaking on channel16 on the VHF radio at 0450h on Saturday, April 23. The drama unfolded over the next 3.5 hours as a very windy night became a gusty dawn, in our anchorage at Bahia San Quentin on the Baja Peninsula. by Tricia and Jim Bowen Posted on 23 Aug 2016 ARC Channel Islands Rally - And they're off! 2016 ARC Channel Islands Rally - And they're off! After playing a waiting game with the weather since Friday, it was finally time to set sail as ARC Channel Islands Rally After playing a waiting game with the weather since Friday, it was finally time to set sail as the ARC Channel Islands Rally headed for France this morning, Monday 22nd August. by World Cruising Posted on 23 Aug Yachts for Sale, Shows and Events for Ancasta International Yachts for Sale, Shows and Events for Ancasta International The largest on-water boatshow is running from the 16th - 25th September this year at Southampton's Mayflower Park. The largest on-water boatshow is running from the 16th - 25th September this year at Southampton's Mayflower Park. The Ancasta team will be presenting models from Beneteau Sail and Power, Prestige and Lagoon Catamarans. by Ancasta International Boat Sales Posted on 23 Aug A Tropical Adventure - More from Fakarava, French Polynesia A Tropical Adventure - More from Fakarava, French Polynesia When last I wrote we were in the small settlement of Pakokota on the eastern shore of Fakarava and Matthew When last I wrote we were in the small settlement of Pakokota on the eastern shore of Fakarava and Matthew, the friendly owner of Pakokota Yacht Services, was preparing his limousine (a 1984 Jackaroo) to drive us to the main township of Rotoava for shopping. by Andrew and Clare Payne Posted on 23 Aug Stainless Hose Clamp failures Stainless Hose Clamp failures Hose clamps seem to be such simple things - yet choosing wrong types can sure mess up an otherwise perfect sailing day. Hose clamps seem to be such simple things - yet choosing the wrong types can sure mess up an otherwise perfect sailing day. As we departed from Suriname three weeks ago, we found that our salt water pump was sucking some air - water was still flowing, but each time the pump started it took a few seconds to prime. by SV Crystal Blues Posted on 22 Aug Windy weekend waiting game Windy weekend waiting game Dockside chat amongst the ARC Channel Islands fleet in Gosport has been about one thing above all others - the weather! Dockside chat amongst the ARC Channel Islands fleet in Gosport has been about one thing above all others - the weather! As predicted, the vigorous low pressure system tracking over the British Isles has brought 35 knot winds through The Solent and English Channel today. Definitely not the weather for a comfortable Channel Crossing. by World Cruising Posted on 21 Aug Solo woman sailor takes on the Great Loop Solo woman sailor takes on the Great Loop After the 2016 May Rendezvous, located solo woman skipper, Tanya Binford, who did the Great Loop on the Eastern seaboard After the 2016 May Rendezvous, Vancouver Chapter member, Ken Christie, located solo woman skipper, Tanya Binford, who did the Great Loop on the Eastern seaboard. by Ken Christie Posted on 20 Aug To Cork? Or not to Cork? To Cork? Or not to Cork? It started out OK but rapidly deteriorated. It was so miserable and misty we hardly saw Cohb as we sailed past. Ordinary weather to go sailing. Too windy and too wet! Another boisterous sail. We left beautiful Kinsale to make the 40nm passage to Cork. It started out ok but rapidly deteriorated. It was so miserable and misty we hardly saw Cohb as we sailed past. Its 14 miles up the River Lee to Cork City. by SV Taipan Posted on 20 Aug An Irish mist. Not whiskey! An Irish mist. Not whiskey! Farmers fishermen and summer revelers frequent the quaint little villages on their various business. The Wild Atlantic Way. Massive rugged storm lashed cliffs fall dark and broken into white foamy sea, which claws at them relentlessly from murky grey depths. Treacherous jagged rocky post glacial remnants lurk off their perilous fringes, decorated with the treasures of countless wrecks, old and new. by SV Taipan Posted on 19 Aug The lure of the night The lure of the night I suppose some time way back when, that headline actually meant getting set for a huge night out. I suppose some time way back when, that headline actually meant getting set for a huge night out. If I remember correctly, there was a time when that seemed to be every night, too. For example, the radio station at Juan les Pins used to get people fired up for clubbing from 2300hrs. Today I am not sure I even have the energy to recount it all, let alone write it up! by John Curnow Posted on 18 Aug Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources increase fees Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources increase fees Once a simple one-off fee, fees for yacht clearance on arrival have now been broken down into separate charges. Once a simple one-off fee, fees for yacht clearance on arrival have now been broken down into separate charges. For most yachts this is an increase of approximately 17.5%. In an effort to be more transparent as to how the clearance charges on yachts is arrived at, AQIS has now broken down the charges it makes for the clearing process. by Val Ellis, noonsite.com Posted on 17 Aug Celebrating the 'Fleet of 2016' Celebrating the 'Fleet of 2016' During the past months, it has again been a great privilege to meet those BCA members who are casting off the dock lines During the past couple of months, it has again been a great privilege to meet those BCA members who are casting off the dock lines and transitioning from “Dreamers” to “Do-ers”, as they set sail south towards Mexico and beyond. by Jennifer Handley Posted on 15 Aug PredictWind - One stop shop PredictWind - One stop shop PredictWind have taken the bold step of adding government provided forecasts to their award winning forecasting software PredictWind the world leader in forecasting believe that more is better, and have taken the bold step of adding government provided forecasts to their award winning forecasting software. by Nick Olson Posted on 15 Aug Coastguard called after plane ditches at airshow in Kent Coastguard called after plane ditches at airshow in Kent A pilot has walked away unharmed after his aircraft ran into trouble at the Herne Bay airshow. People watching the show made 999 calls to the UK Coastguard which immediately sent the Coastguard search and rescue helicopter based at Lydd. by mca.vuelio.uk.com Posted on 14 Aug My first offshore trip My first offshore trip Larry and I got together in 1992 and we discovered that we had sailing in common. Larry and I got together in 1992 and we discovered that we had sailing in common. It seemed like a promising mutual interest, except that our experience levels were vastly different. I’d co-owned and sailed a C & C 27 on the Ottawa River above the Lachine Rapids (for which only one chart was needed). by Laurence Roberts and Mary Anne Unrau Posted on 12 Aug Making for Fakarava in French Polynesia Making for Fakarava in French Polynesia We arrived in the atoll of Fakarava two weeks ago after a very smooth overnight downwind sail from Makemo. We arrived in the atoll of Fakarava two weeks ago after a very smooth overnight downwind sail from Makemo. So smooth in fact that we even watched a DVD in the cockpit en route, a definite first for us. Fakarava is thirty miles long and we haven't seen all of it yet. We entered the atoll through the south pass and fortunately one of our buddies was in the pass waiting to do a drift snorkel. by Andrew and Clare Payne Posted on 12 Aug TowBoatUS Ocean City removes harmful fishing nets TowBoatUS Ocean City removes harmful fishing nets Earlier this summer, three miles of open water was all that separated two efforts to protect and nurture marine life Earlier this summer, three miles of open water was all that separated two efforts to protect and nurture marine life on the Atlantic Coast. by D. Scott Croft Posted on 12 Aug Marine Resources job updates Marine Resources job updates Marine Resources specialises in providing expert recruitment services to the leisure marine industry worldwide. Marine Resources specialises in providing expert recruitment services to the leisure marine industry worldwide. Jobseekers register your CV now to receive the latest vacancies and be matched to your ideal job. Employers choose from a variety of recruitment options which include a full consultancy service as well as a unique job advertising package. by Marine Resources Posted on 11 Aug
Doyle Sails NZ - Never Look BackZhik Warehouse Sale 660x82InSunSport - NZ