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A Q&A with author and world cruiser Wendy Hinman A Q&A with author and world cruiser Wendy HinmanA Q&A with author and world cruiser Wendy HinmanI caught up with bluewater cruiser and author Wendy Hinman to hear more about her latest book-writing and boat-building efforts.by David Schmidt Posted 11 Dec 18:00 UTC Barton's new block range Barton's new block rangeWe speak to Suzanne Blaustone and Simon ReynoldsWe spoke to Suzanne Blaustone and Simon Reynolds of Barton Marine about their new block range and also the Victory block range.by Mark Jardine Posted 11 Dec 12:00 UTC ARC arrivals roll in to town ARC arrivals roll in to townA cold beer or two on the Boardwalk BarThree weeks to the day since the ARC fleet slipped their lines in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and a steel drum serenade is continually echoing around the docks of IGY Rodney Bay Marina.by World Cruising Posted 11 Dec 06:55 UTC Feeling the love Feeling the loveSail World Cruising hopes you're feeling the loveWell it is our sincere hope that you are. Yes, despite not sending a newsletter in a while, and it will be a couple of weeks more until we can, we certainly wanted you to know that you have been our top of mind. Also in the top three of our mission parameby John Curnow Posted 11 Dec 00:09 UTC How to find a great haircut How to find a great haircutFinding the right cutterTravel the world for an extended period and sooner or later you'll find yourself in need of a hairdresser. Yeah, I know, it's hardly a deeply technical cruising discussion.by SV Crystal Blues Posted 10 Dec 05:43 UTC Christmas social and BCA awards presentation Christmas social and BCA awards presentationThere will also be a brief update from the BCA Annual General MeetingBCA cruising, perpetual and service awards, including a circumnavigation award to be presented to VI Chapter Members Ann and Barry Lange will be presented by Past Commodore, Jennifer Handley.by Bluewater Cruising Association Posted 9 Dec 19:47 UTC Operation Taino Spirit Promise Operation Taino Spirit PromiseThe campaign comes 75 days after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto RicoThe campaign, titled Operation Taino Spirit Promise, comes 75 days after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, forcing a complete rebuild of its already weakened infrastructure.by Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Posted 9 Dec 18:51 UTC What can I do to protect coral reefs? What can I do to protect coral reefs?Even if you live far from coral reefs, you can have an impact on reef health and conservationConserve water. The less water you use, the less runoff and wastewater that will eventually find its way back into the ocean.by NOAA Fisheries Posted 9 Dec 18:33 UTC South to St Augustine, Florida South to St Augustine, FloridaI wasn't surprised to find the Admiral on deck early one morning, with a fish hanging off a lureThis town, reported as the oldest city in America, was once a Spanish outpost. Now, with Christmas approaching, it kinda feels like a Disney outpost. Trolley / tram rides clog the streets, carrying droves of serious tourists from sight to sightby SV Crystal Blues Posted 9 Dec 18:10 UTC Sleeping crew caused oil spill Sleeping crew caused oil spillThe second mate fell asleep before the barge crashedThe board's report dated Nov. 21 says the second mate told investigators he missed the change of course because he had fallen asleep, which it says is the probable cause of the vessel running aground.by huffingtonpost.ca Posted 9 Dec 16:07 UTC Drones yield faster data on Antarctic species Drones yield faster data on Antarctic speciesSeals showed no reaction as long as it stayed above 75 feetScientists tested the accuracy of aerial measurements by catching and measuring the same seals the drone photographed. They found the length measurements accurate to within about two percent, and the weight measurements within about four percent.by NOAA Fisheries Posted 9 Dec 14:48 UTC Reef Resilience Reef ResilienceJoining us today is Britt Parker, a climate specialist with NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation ProgramToday, we'll talk about coral reef health, specifically how reefs respond to stressful events like coral bleaching. Joining us today is Britt Parker, a climate specialist with NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program.by NOAA Fisheries Posted 9 Dec 14:47 UTC Don't give corals as gifts Don't give corals as giftsCommercial harvesting to satisfy the demand for coral jewelry has reduced colony sizeCoral reefs are some of the most biologically rich and economically valuable ecosystems on Earth, but they are threatened by an increasing array of impacts—primarily from global climate change, unsustainable fishing, and pollution.by NOAA Fisheries Posted 9 Dec 14:37 UTC Enjoying the weather aboard your boat for holidays Enjoying the weather aboard your boat for holidaysEntertaining guests and enjoying the weatherAren't we fortunate in our wonderfully mild Southern California climate, which enables us to enjoy our boats year round? Even on a cold-for-SoCal winter day or night we rarely need more than a jacketby Capt. Nicole Sours Larson Posted 8 Dec 15:46 UTC Men fined for capturing a Hawaiian turtle Men fined for capturing a Hawaiian turtle$750 fine for harassing the helpless marine animalIrene Kelly, NOAA's sea turtle recovery coordinator, responded to the situation: "I am pleased with the speed of enforcement action and attention to this case, but I am even more impressed by the public's response on social media.by NOAA Fisheries Posted 8 Dec 14:58 UTC Exciting month for the team at Barton Exciting month for the team at BartonMETS sees launch of their new block rangeNovember has been an exciting month for Barton as they launched their sleek, new Barton Block Range at METSTRADE 2017 in Amsterdam.by Barton Marine Posted 8 Dec 11:12 UTC Spread the word about RYA Membership Spread the word about RYA MembershipAnd earn commission for your marine organisationTo date some 420 boating organisations have signed up to the RYA's Joining Point scheme earning them commission for promoting the benefits of RYA membership and helping the association grow its membership base.by Emma Slater, RYA Posted 8 Dec 07:28 UTC 2007-09 Voyages of Banyandah - Circumnavigation 2007-09 Voyages of Banyandah - CircumnavigationBanyandah relaunched in 2007 and we set off to circumnavigate AustraliaAfter 16 years sailing the world with our sons, followed by 16 years on the land, Banyandah was relaunched in 2007 and immediately we set off to circumnavigate Australia – a voyage of two years.by Jack and Jude Posted 8 Dec 06:55 UTC Inland boating to make an impressive return Inland boating to make an impressive returnTo the London Boat Show 2018Some of the UK's finest inland boating companies will form a central part in promoting the best of inland boating on London Boat Show 2018's waterways attraction, the Lock & Waterside Pub.by Annabel Wildey Posted 7 Dec 20:57 UTC ARC+ 2017 concludes in Saint Lucia ARC+ 2017 concludes in Saint LuciaJourney began some six weeks ago in Las Palmas de Gran CanariaAlready in the trade wind belt, the ARC+ fleet enjoyed favourable, if a little light, winds to help tick down the nautical miles to Saint Lucia.by World Cruising Club Posted 7 Dec 20:51 UTC
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