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She's back! Lisa Blair returns home She's back! Lisa Blair returns home Lisa Blair has finished her epic circumnavigation of Antartica. Lisa Blair has finished her epic circumnavigation of Antartica. It has been a massive undertaking in every sense, but the steely determination she is known for has shone through repeatedly, which is what has allowed her to chalk up this one. Despite being in front of record pace before her dismasting on Climate Action Now, the Hick 50 she used for the journey... by Sail-World Posted today at 12:53 am Race for Water vessel and her crew make landfall in Cuba Race for Water vessel and her crew make landfall in Cuba 13 days of sailing disrupted by a series of overly frequent encounters with plastic waste floating on the water surface. Thirteen days of sailing disrupted by a series of overly frequent encounters with plastic waste floating on the surface of the water according to the crew. by Race For Water Posted on 24 Jul Newport Rhode Island, social cruising continues... Newport Rhode Island, social cruising continues... After relaxed 50 mile passage we sailed into Newport Rhode Island arriving on schedule for much anticipated dinner date. After a relaxed 50 mile passage we sailed into Newport, Rhode Island, arriving on schedule for a much anticipated dinner date. Coming into the harbor we dodged beautiful schooners and even more beautiful 12 Meter Americas Cup boats, all carrying passengers on commercial harbor cruises. Newport just oozes sailing tradition, money and tourists. by SV Crystal Blues Posted on 23 Jul Maiden voyage for Mission Océan Maiden voyage for Mission Océan Mission Ocean has sailed for the first time on the catamaran that is destined to become our HQ Mission Ocean has sailed for the first time on the catamaran that is destined to become our HQ, a platform for oceanographic research, a center of learning to raise awareness of marine pollution, and also our home for the next three years. by Mission Ocean Posted on 22 Jul Insider's guide to the best of the BVI - Keep this list! Insider's guide to the best of the BVI - Keep this list! Like many cruising people, I’ve been to the British Virgin Islands many times, and I think I know my way around. Like many cruising people, I’ve been to the British Virgin Islands many times, and I think I know my way around. Well, turns out I was just getting started. I found plenty of new places on this insider’s guide to the best of the BVI from someone who grew up and still lives there, and I can’t wait to go back to try some of them out. by Peter Janssen Posted on 22 Jul ARC Baltic 2017 - Welcome to sunny but windy Visby! ARC Baltic 2017 - Welcome to sunny but windy Visby! On second Leg of ARC Baltic, 24 boats left Ronne on Friday 14th of July in early morning for a 200NM passage to Gotland On the second Leg of the ARC Baltic, the 24 boats left Ronne on Friday 14th of July in the early morning for a 200NM passage to Gotland, Visby harbour. After a day and overnight sail, the first boat Marevida arrived in Visby on Saturday morning followed by the rest of the fleet in the afternoon. The boats were berthed alongside main wall into town only few minutes’ walk from the historical centre. by World Cruising Posted on 22 Jul The Great New England Social Cruise - Part 2 The Great New England Social Cruise - Part 2 Leaving Norwalk, we motor sailed against a 25 knot north easterly wind to reach shelter in New Haven, Connecticut. Leaving Norwalk, we motor sailed against a 25 knot north easterly wind to reach shelter in New Haven, Connecticut. Once again, this was a slightly disappointing harbor destination, however it did allow us to stage our way to the North East along Long Island Sound, in quite poor weather. Life looked better the next day when we arrived at the village of Noank by SV Crystal Blues Posted on 22 Jul 2017 World ARC - Goodbye Vanuatu! Hello Coral Sea! 2017 World ARC - Goodbye Vanuatu! Hello Coral Sea! Thank you to the Yachting World Marina for hosting a very special stay in Port Vila, Vanuatu. Thank you to the Yachting World Marina for hosting a very special stay in Port Vila, Vanuatu. The World ARC fleet set off this morning at 10:00 am for Leg 7, destination Mackay, Australia. Vanuatu is an island paradise and the picture perfect setting did not disappoint this morning. Sea turtles even came to bid farewell to the fleet! by World Cruising Posted on 22 Jul The four-year treasure hunt for the hoodwinker sunfish The four-year treasure hunt for the hoodwinker sunfish Sunfish are famous for looking odd. They are the largest bony fish in the world, can grow to over 3 metres in length Sunfish are famous for looking odd. They are the largest bony fish in the world, can grow to over 3 metres in length, weigh up to 2 tonnes, and look a little bit like a suitcase with wings. by Marianne Nyegaard/The Conversation Posted on 22 Jul Very social cruising in New England Very social cruising in New England An unplanned series of connections somehow linked up, to create a cruise through beautiful New England like no other. Since leaving New York City our cruising life has become extremely social. An unplanned series of connections somehow linked up, to create a cruise through beautiful New England like no other. We started with a visit to the New York Athletic Club Yacht Club, at Travers Island, Pelham, just north east of the city. by SV Crystal Blues Posted on 22 Jul Abandoned and derelict vessels in Florida and the Caribbean Abandoned and derelict vessels in Florida and the Caribbean Abandoned and derelict vessels (ADVs) are a marine debris problem in many places around the United States In this region, which boasts both beautiful weather and waters, a high number of recreational and commercial boaters unfortunately equals a high number of ADVs. by NOAA Fisheries Posted on 21 Jul Fun and games in Island of Moorea Fun and games in Island of Moorea Fortunately for us our very good Dutch friends Martin and Ellen are staying in French Polynesia for a while. We had a fun week on the beautiful Island of Moorea meeting many new Cruisers before the eighty odd boats participating in the Pacific Puddle Jump continued on to New Zealand and Australia. Fortunately for us our very good Dutch friends Martin and Ellen are staying in French Polynesia for a while. We are enjoying their company sharing meals, drinks and activities. by Andrew and Clare / Freedom and Adventure Posted on 21 Jul August Rendezvous – 150th Anniversary of Confederation August Rendezvous – 150th Anniversary of Confederation This year, the BCA peeps get together to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation! This year, the BCA peeps get together to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation! So, think Canada Day, think red and white and dress up your boat in the most Canadian fashion – there will be a prize for the best decorated boat in the bay! by Bluewater Cruising Association Posted on 20 Jul Twenty-fifth blog from Jon Sanders - Eggs and Sydney to Hobart Race Twenty-fifth blog from Jon Sanders - Eggs and Sydney to Hobart Race Island regions affect wind strengths. Often beginning several hundreds of miles distant. Generally less wind - up wind Island regions affect wind strengths. Often beginning several hundreds of miles distant. Generally less wind - up wind or down wind. by Jon Sanders Posted on 20 Jul Twenty-fourth blog from Jon - Taina Marina & Oyster World Rally Twenty-fourth blog from Jon - Taina Marina & Oyster World Rally Hon. Ian Campbell former Australian Senator and Federal Minister has an Oyster 68 ft single mast yacht. Hon. Ian Campbell former Australian Senator and Federal Minister has an Oyster 68 ft single mast yacht. It is said and one believes, more material (not to forget etc.) goes into these stock production cruising yachts to stand the ocean rigours. UK built. by Jon Sanders Posted on 20 Jul Tracking mysterious oil in New Bedford Harbor Tracking mysterious oil in New Bedford Harbor U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment is determined to track down sources and restore the health of the waterfront. Home to Massachusetts’ historic whaling fleet and the largest fishing fleet in the country, New Bedford is also a popular New England tourist destination. Visitors pour in each year to sample the local seafood and enjoy the historic waterfront. However, in recent times, the seaside sights along the harbor have been marred by the unwelcomed and distinct color palette of oil sheens on the water. by Nicole J. Groll Posted on 20 Jul New Jeanneau Sun Odyssey vessels added to the range New Jeanneau Sun Odyssey vessels added to the range Since their launch the Jeanneau Sun Odyssey range has sold over 17,000 yachts. Since their launch the Jeanneau Sun Odyssey range has sold over 17,000 yachts. Now we are excited to introduce to you the new generation, the Sun Odyssey 440 and the Sun Odyssey 490. This new generation of sailboats is clearly high performance utilising multiple advance in design and technology to better enhance your quality of life at sea by Jeanneau Australia Posted on 19 Jul Sweden and another canal Sweden and another canal Away again in the morning to Goteborg. This proved a much longer leg than predicted as the wind switched to a “noserley” Helsingor to Varborg was a 70nm sail in reasonable conditions. Varborg marina was unremarkable but at least we managed to find an alongside mooring. Another pay machine! Away again in the morning to Goteborg. This proved a much longer leg than predicted as the wind switched to a “noserley” with velocity and we ended up doing more miles than predicted. by SV Taipan Posted on 19 Jul World ARC arrives in Port Vila, Efate World ARC arrives in Port Vila, Efate Colorfully dressed, the World ARC Fleet has made a grand entrance to the Yachting World Marina in Port Vila in Vanuatu Colorfully dressed, the World ARC Fleet has made a grand entrance to the Yachting World Marina in Port Vila on the Island of Efate in Vanuatu. Yesterday the participants enjoyed a full day tour around the island and today half the fleet is exploring the underwater life in a scuba dive excursion. by World Cruising Posted on 18 Jul Cheeki Rafiki - Douglas Innes to face retrial over manslaughter Cheeki Rafiki - Douglas Innes to face retrial over manslaughter Douglas Innes to face retrial over manslaughter The Director of Stormforce Coaching, the company that ran Cheeki Rafiki, is set to face retrial for manslaughter over the deaths of the four crew. They were 700nm from Nova Scotia, returning to Southampton after racing in Antigua when the keel feel off. It is said that previous groundings had weakened the keel bolts.... by Sail-World Posted on 17 Jul
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