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Building an 18th century Gajeta part 4 Building an 18th century Gajeta part 4 A merger of CNC parts, epoxy resin and traditional skills A gajeta is a traditional design of small open fishing boat but as they are raced competitively, an enterprising naval architect decided to make one using modern epoxy techniques. In this instalment, the computer-generated design is taking shape. by Jake Kavanagh Posted 22 Mar 09:23 UTC Still here. Promise. Still here. Promise. It's been a while. Sorry. It doesn't mean that we've had nothing to say. It's been a while. Sorry about that. It doesn't mean that we've had nothing to say. On the contrary actually, we have posting stories galore onto both the Northern and Southern Hemisphere websites. by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com Posted 21 Mar 23:00 UTC Video: Ships vs. Boats – How close is too close? Video: Ships vs. Boats – How close is too close? Two videos captured by Hudson River pilot seek to educate boaters When it comes to recreational boats and commercial ship traffic, separation is key. Some boaters, however, may not recognize the dangers of navigating close to a commercial ship. by Scott Croft Posted 21 Mar 12:24 UTC Darwin to Southeast Asia: Leaving Oz with regret Darwin to Southeast Asia: Leaving Oz with regret Reaching Darwin evoked a definite feeling of achievement! David headed for McDonald's, Heather checked out the spa and I initiated serious boat tasks. Exploring social and cultural offerings of the City was very much on the agenda, as we caught up with good friends whom we had met down south. by Hugh & Heather Bacon Posted 21 Mar 10:03 UTC The Smallest Furler Karver have ever designed The Smallest Furler Karver have ever designed TMS present the KF0.9 Faithful to their rebellious spirit, Karver now introduce the smallest furler they have ever designed, dedicated to the smallest sailboats and sailors of all abilities. Allow us to introduce you to the KF0.9. by Matt Churchward Posted 21 Mar 09:00 UTC Hull of S/Y 42m E-volution arrives at Perini Navi Hull of S/Y 42m E-volution arrives at Perini Navi The yard currently has the largest number of sailing megayachts in build in the world The hull of the first S/Y 42m E-volution has arrived in Viareggio from the Perini Navi yard at Yildiz in Turkey. Part of the series created by Perini Navi's in-house designers in collaboration with renowned American performance yacht specialists by Perini Navi Posted 20 Mar 06:00 UTC S/V Nereida sails around the world - Day 167 S/V Nereida sails around the world - Day 167 Rainy, grey day with Front passing through; wind died at sunset drifted Tuesday midday - What a change from yesterday afternoon's lovely sunshine and clear sky! It's grey, chilly and raining quite hard at times. I saw 5kt for a short time, as the present rain came in, but we're down to 3.4kt now. by Jeanne Socrates Posted 20 Mar 05:13 UTC 2019-20 World ARC - Galapagos Islands to Hiva Oa 2019-20 World ARC - Galapagos Islands to Hiva Oa One of the longest legs The World ARC fleet has now passed the halfway mark of this journey of the Rally from the Galapagos Islands to Hiva Oa in the Marquesas. This leg is also the longest one from the entire circumnavigation with 2980NM. by World Cruising Club Posted 20 Mar 01:39 UTC Want to learn how to boat? Want to learn how to boat? Affordable, 3-hour on-water training courses on 6-7 April The nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water together with Freedom Boat Club Savannah offer a choice of two fun on-water boat training courses taught aboard single-engine . by Scott Croft Posted 19 Mar 18:53 UTC Greece: New Cruising Tax - 19 days and counting... Greece: New Cruising Tax - 19 days and counting... Skippers will be required to register and pay the TEPAH manually In the absence of any instructions from the Greek Authorities, the Cruising Association are speculating that at least initially, skippers will be required to register and pay the tax (the TEPAH) manually using a paper form. by noonsite.com Posted 19 Mar 10:53 UTC Herodotus wasn't lying about Egyptian boats Herodotus wasn't lying about Egyptian boats A sunken ship found in the Nile river A sunken ship found in the Nile river may have lain undisturbed for over 2,500 years, but now it is finally ponying up its secrets. Scientists think that this ship has revealed a structure whose existence has been debated for centuries. by Michelle Starr Posted 19 Mar 02:20 UTC 80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston episode 1 80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston episode 1 Celebrating the actual date of Sir Robin's 80th birthday To celebrate the actual date of their Brand Ambassador, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston's 80th birthday, MS Amlin Yacht, the boat insurance specialists, launched Episode One of the "80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston" video series on the 17th March. by Chris Jones Posted 18 Mar 07:00 UTC Ego can be earned Ego can be earned The last 36 hours heading into Cabo San Lucas were an endurance test Overnight, we bucked winds and seas. It was one of those passages during which no one sleeps. There was sail up, despite it being even a bit much with the main reefed. At 3 am the decision was made to drop the main. by Diane Cherry Posted 18 Mar 04:37 UTC Registration open for 2020 Viking Explorers Rally Registration open for 2020 Viking Explorers Rally For the second year, rally will land in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Mike Westin and Oliver Solanas Heinrichs wrote the 'Cruising Guide to the Canary Islands' together and now arrange the Viking Explorers friendly rally across the Atlantic. by Oliver Solanas Posted 17 Mar 19:27 UTC Oyster restoration and water quality Oyster restoration and water quality Oysters and oyster reefs provide important benefits to the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem Oysters are filter feeders, so they help clean the water as they "eat," improving water quality. And the reefs in which they grow provide habitat for fish, crabs, and a host of other Bay species. by NOAA Fisheries Posted 17 Mar 16:31 UTC 2019 Periplus to Northwest Passage 2019 Periplus to Northwest Passage The new edition guide under the new name Victor Wejer adds important up-to-date information about additional anchorages and recent conditions in the North West Passage in his Yacht Routing Guide for 2018. by Daria Blackwell Posted 17 Mar 13:14 UTC Innovations at the Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show Innovations at the Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show Creating buzz for new boat techies to solar experts to seasoned sailors Each year at the Pacific Sale & Power Boat Show thousands of boating enthusiasts anticipate new product debuts from exhibitors from all over the world and this year more innovators than ever will showcase their products by Mary Lou Thiercof Posted 16 Mar 14:34 UTC BoatUS Spring Commissioning Checklist BoatUS Spring Commissioning Checklist Spring commissioning time has arrived Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has a Spring Commissioning Checklist to help boaters start the season right. by Scott Croft Posted 16 Mar 13:50 UTC West Coast waters grow more productive West Coast waters grow more productive The ocean off the West Coast is shifting from several years of unusually warm conditions The ocean off the West Coast is shifting from several years of unusually warm conditions marked by the marine heat wave known as the "warm blob," toward a cooler and more productive regime that may boost salmon returns by NOAA Fisheries Posted 16 Mar 11:07 UTC Eagle Class 53, fitted out and beginning to fly Eagle Class 53, fitted out and beginning to fly Sailed in various conditions off St John in the U.S. Virgin Islands The completed Eagle Class 53 has now sailed in various conditions off St John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Finishing touches are completed and she is beginning to sail in her true form. by Eagle Class Posted 15 Mar 11:46 UTC
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