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Ancasta's Virtual Boat Show starts on Saturday Ancasta's Virtual Boat Show starts on Saturday Potential buyers will be able to compare and contrast the different models Many boat shows may have been postponed, but you can still get onboard the power and sail brands of your choice from Saturday at the Ancasta Virtual Boat Show 2021. by Susannah Hart Posted 22 Jan 10:43 UTC Online Zoom: Optimal Sail Power Online Zoom: Optimal Sail Power How and when to alter sail area, and shape, for changing conditions A relevant and informative evening that may challenge your thinking about 'Sail Optimization', this course, offered by the Vancouver Chapter, will address critical elements in sail configuration, and adjustments by Bluewater Cruising Association Posted 20 Jan 23:05 UTC Memories of a Circumnavigation: Atlantic Crossing Memories of a Circumnavigation: Atlantic Crossing We now continue with the adventures of Argonauta I Hugh, Heather and nephew David departed the continent of Africa, sailed to the Madeira Islands and on to the Canaries. In Las Palmas, Gran Canaria they prepared for an Atlantic crossing. by Hugh & Heather Bacon Posted 20 Jan 16:22 UTC Red diesel and the validity of the Istanbul Conven Red diesel and the validity of the Istanbul Conven Marine red diesel is still on sale to leisure vessels in the UK Now that Britain has left the EU, red diesel will continue to be legal for the propulsion of vessels in the UK until April 2022. However, red diesel in crafts' engine tanks is not permitted in the EU27 and other countries. by Peta Stuart-Hunt Posted 20 Jan 14:56 UTC Jack & Jude: A year like no other Jack & Jude: A year like no other We cannot change the past, but the future is within our reach When you last saw a shooting star, did you make a wish? Or wonder what it's like to zoom towards Earth at a zillion miles a second? Well, it's something like that around here right now! by Jack and Jude Posted 20 Jan 14:55 UTC New publication highlights whale shark movements New publication highlights whale shark movements According to scientists, there is still much to learn about this elusive animal Whale sharks are known to occur in the northern Gulf of Mexico waters during summer and fall months. However, for years biologists have wondered where whale sharks go when they aren't feeding along the continental shelf in the northern Gulf. by NOAA Fisheries Posted 19 Jan 17:03 UTC Quick guide to interesting Mexico destinations Quick guide to interesting Mexico destinations How to prioritize your upcoming cruise to Mexico? Mexico, like Canada, boasts a long coastline: about 7500 km on the Pacific side. It is more than one can explore in a cruising season; it might take a dozen or more to make a dent in it. by Barb Peck & Bjarne Hansen, BCA Posted 18 Jan 16:49 UTC NOAA Fisheries proposes critical habitat for seals NOAA Fisheries proposes critical habitat for seals Agency invites public comment and input on proposals in U.S. Arctic NOAA Fisheries is proposing to designate critical habitat in U.S. waters off the coast of Alaska for Arctic ringed seals and the Beringia distinct population of bearded seals. Both species are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. by NOAA Fisheries Posted 18 Jan 14:57 UTC The first lady commodore of a Yacht Club in India The first lady commodore of a Yacht Club in India Ms. Rama Mathew was elected Commodore of Bombay Customs Yacht Club POR for Mumbai, Gulshan Rai, has sent in a notice that Ms. Rama Mathew has been elected Commodore of Bombay Customs Yacht Club. Gulshan was the recipient of the Barton Cup in 1988. by Gulshan Rai Posted 18 Jan 14:54 UTC Future too warm for baby sharks Future too warm for baby sharks Sharks are important predators that keep ocean ecosystems healthy New research has found as climate change causes the world's oceans to warm, baby sharks are born smaller, exhausted, undernourished and into environments that are already difficult for them to survive in. by ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies Posted 18 Jan 14:11 UTC Changes to BBC Shipping Forecast broadcasting time Changes to BBC Shipping Forecast broadcasting time On weekdays, there will be three broadcasts on LW and FM, 0048, 0520 and 1203 From Monday (18 January) there are some changes for the foreseeable future to the way the BBC will broadcast the UK Marine Weather Service - including the Shipping Forecast - owing to the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19). by Maritime and Coastguard Agency Posted 18 Jan 05:24 UTC No Plastic Waste Voyage update No Plastic Waste Voyage update The voyage across Bass Strait was rough While in Sydney Jon applied for a quarantine exemption to enter WA based on a projected 21 days solo at sea. Jon was subsequently granted a G2G Pass. Jon arrived in Albany on 9th January. by Stephen Davis Posted 17 Jan 05:45 UTC Hylas Yachts to host an exclusive yacht show Hylas Yachts to host an exclusive yacht show The entire Hylas Yachts fleet on display together for the first time ever Hylas Yachts had a gratifying year in 2020, despite any challenges, as several new models touched the water for the first time and have been delivered to owners. Now it's time to show these new exciting yachts to a wider Hylas community. by Hylas Yachts Posted 16 Jan 17:39 UTC So Much for a Clean Wake So Much for a Clean Wake Bad actions will reflect upon those who follow and potentially poison perceptions for generations Clean Wake: A concept amongst cruising sailors that stresses the impact than individual behaviour has on the group. Bad actions will reflect upon those who follow and potentially poison perceptions for generations. by Janet & Darryl Lapaire Posted 16 Jan 10:02 UTC The coolest teacher on earth The coolest teacher on earth Canadian educator & students use Raymarine technology to locate and document undiscovered shipwrecks Jean-Marc Perreault is not your average middle and high school science and technology teacher. For the past 27 years, the Canadian educator has consistently demonstrated that he will go to any length to make his courses more interesting by Raymarine Posted 14 Jan 11:17 UTC 2020 Annual IMB Piracy Report 2020 Annual IMB Piracy Report An increase of piracy and armed robbery incidents in 2020 The International Chamber of Commerce's International Maritime Bureau (IMB)'s annual piracy report recorded an increase of piracy and armed robbery incidents in 2020. by ICC International Maritime Bureau Posted 13 Jan 15:36 UTC European inland waterways cruising guides updates European inland waterways cruising guides updates The publications also include a 25% discount offer on first year's CA membership CA Members using the digital editions of the guides, which contain hyperlinks to the CA's proprietary CAptain's Mate app, can use the app to access the most up-to-date information on mooring locations. by Peta Stuart-Hunt Posted 13 Jan 10:51 UTC Saildrone launches 72-foot Surveyor Saildrone launches 72-foot Surveyor Revolutionizing ocean seabed mapping The new Saildrone Surveyor is the world's most advanced uncrewed surface vehicle, equipped with an array of acoustic instruments for high-resolution shallow and deep-water mapping. by Saildrone Posted 13 Jan 05:51 UTC RCC awards the Medal for Services to Cruising 2020 RCC awards the Medal for Services to Cruising 2020 The Medal for Services to Cruising was founded in memory of Jocelyn Swann The RCC announced at the Awards Evening 07 January, held on Zoom, that the Ocean Cruising Club (OCC) has been awarded the Medal for Services to Cruising. by Daria Blackwell / OCC Posted 12 Jan 07:11 UTC Bookings now open for the RYA Cruising Conference Bookings now open for the RYA Cruising Conference The online event has a packed schedule to interest regular and novice cruisers alike Topics will include real-life stories from fellow cruisers, as well as practical cruising advice from the RYA experts and all the latest updates on travelling around the EU. The keynote speaker of the event will be released later this month. by Emma Cotton Posted 11 Jan 16:54 UTC
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