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World Cruising Club's Ocean Sailing Forum World Cruising Club's Ocean Sailing Forum Taking place a short distance from the Southampton International Boat Show This two hour moderated panel discussion, run in association with Yachting World magazine, is designed to be an informative introduction to offshore cruising and will cover topics like preparing your boat, selecting equipment, sail handling by World Cruising Club Posted 25 Aug 13:29 UTC NOAA awards $2.7 million for marine debris efforts NOAA awards $2.7 million for marine debris efforts Supporting 14 projects to address the harmful effects on wildlife and navigation safety NOAA today announced a total of $2.7 million in grants supporting 14 projects to address the harmful effects of marine debris on wildlife, navigation safety, economic activity, and ecosystem health. by NOAA Fisheries Posted 25 Aug 12:42 UTC Singapore to Sri Lanka Singapore to Sri Lanka Continuing to follow the adventures of Argonauta I In the last article from Memories of a Circumnavigation, Hugh and Heather explored the Java Sea and had some amazing encounters with orangutans. by Hugh & Heather Bacon Posted 25 Aug 08:41 UTC Yacht designer Don Pye passes away Yacht designer Don Pye passes away Holman & Pye yachts took Fastnet and Golden Globe victories The flag atop the West Mersea Yacht Club was at half-mast this week noting the passing of yacht designer Don Pye who, following a heart attack, passed away on 20th August aged 93. by Richard Matthews Posted 24 Aug 14:44 UTC Additional review of offshore wind projects Additional review of offshore wind projects BoatUS: What makes saltwater vs. freshwater offshore wind farms different? A recent move by the federal government to expand the environmental review of the first major offshore wind farm in the U.S., Vineyard Wind, and the “cumulative impact” of offshore wind projects off the Atlantic Coast has left some in the Great Lakes by Scott Croft Posted 24 Aug 13:44 UTC New mapping reveals lost WC estuary habitat New mapping reveals lost WC estuary habitat Report highlights potential for restoration of these important habitats An unprecedented survey has revealed the loss of about 85 percent of historical tidal wetlands in California, Oregon, and Washington. The report, published today in PLOS ONE, also highlights forgotten estuary acreage that might now be targeted by NOAA Fisheries Posted 24 Aug 12:06 UTC Ancasta to showcase Prestige and Beneteau Ancasta to showcase Prestige and Beneteau Family motor cruisers to luxury performance power craft at Southampton Ancasta is displaying boats from the exciting Prestige and Beneteau Power ranges at the Southampton International Boat Show. From spacious family motor cruisers to luxury performance power craft there is something for everyone. by Susannah Hart Posted 24 Aug 11:00 UTC World ARC presentation and lunch World ARC presentation and lunch Come and meet the World Cruising Club team for lunch Come and meet the World Cruising Club team for lunch and a chat about the World ARC rally at a special presentation held alongside the Southampton Boat Show. by World Cruising Club Posted 24 Aug 07:54 UTC 80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston episode 6 80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston episode 6 What is his greatest fear at sea? With Sir Robin Knox-Johnston having undertaken multiple voyages around the world, what is his greatest fear at sea? by Chris Jones Posted 23 Aug 11:00 UTC Baltic Rally wrap up at the end of a superb cruise Baltic Rally wrap up at the end of a superb cruise A group of strangers gathered in Rostock, Germany to start out on their Baltic adventure Difficult to believe that 45 days ago a group of strangers with 15 yachts between them, ranging from 40-75 feet in length, all gathered in Rostock, Germany to start out on their Baltic adventure. by World Cruising Club Posted 23 Aug 07:49 UTC BoatUS offers updated Hurricane Preparation Guide BoatUS offers updated Hurricane Preparation Guide Who else wants to protect their boat from hurricane damage? If you want to know how to best protect recreational boats from damage in a hurricane, ask the experts who've been tasked with cleaning up the mess for nearly 40 years. by Scott Croft Posted 22 Aug 17:15 UTC Marine heatwaves a bigger threat to coral reefs Marine heatwaves a bigger threat to coral reefs With effects that go beyond coral bleaching New research reveals marine heatwaves are a much bigger threat to coral reefs than previously thought, with effects that go beyond coral bleaching. by Prof Bill Leggat / Prof Tracy Ainsworth Posted 22 Aug 16:30 UTC How to burst bubbles in epoxy How to burst bubbles in epoxy Simple tricks, and what to watch out for If you're finding that you've got bubbles when pouring clear casting epoxy here are some simple techniques to help resolve the problem. by Jake Kavanagh Posted 21 Aug 11:00 UTC See the Caribbean, differently with Sunsail See the Caribbean, differently with Sunsail Explore the deserted coves and lush rain forests of Antigua Explore the deserted coves and lush rain forests of Antigua. Loved by sailors, for its steady trade winds, safe harbours and beauty, choose to sail the calmer Caribbean Sea, or head North East for the wilder, more challenging Atlantic ocean. by Sunsail Posted 19 Aug 11:00 UTC Make your yachting dreams a reality Make your yachting dreams a reality By joining Sunsail Ownership or The Moorings Yacht Ownership Programme With new fleet options and over 20 destinations to choose from, make your yachting dreams a reality at the Southampton International Boat Show by joining Sunsail Ownership or The Moorings Yacht Ownership Programme. by Liberty Ash Posted 18 Aug 18:45 UTC Trained team freed an entangled humpback whale Trained team freed an entangled humpback whale Removing ropes that had hog-tied the whale between its mouth and tail The entangled whale was first reported just before noon Thursday, August 8, by Todd's Extreme Fishing. He stayed with the whale to monitor its location until the Makah Tribe and U.S. Coast Guard arrived to take over the watch. by NOAA Fisheries Posted 17 Aug 14:13 UTC The BBC REEL spotlights Peter Café Sport in Horta The BBC REEL spotlights Peter Café Sport in Horta A delightful interview with OCC Honorary Member José Henrique Azevedo "The post office 930 miles from the mainland" features a delightful interview with OCC Honorary Member José Henrique Azevedo, PO for Horta since 2007. by Daria Blackwell Posted 17 Aug 10:37 UTC First autonomous circumnavigation of Antarctica First autonomous circumnavigation of Antarctica Saildrone survives freezing temperatures, 15m waves, 130km/h winds A seven-meter (23-foot) long, wind-powered unmanned surface vehicle (USV) called a saildrone has become the first unmanned system to circumnavigate Antarctica. by Saildrone Posted 17 Aug 08:37 UTC Get your MS Amlin Seamanship Award nomination in Get your MS Amlin Seamanship Award nomination in Entry closes at midnight on Tuesday 20th August Your chance to enter the MS Amlin Seamanship Award 2019 closes at midnight on Tuesday 20th August. by Chris Jones Posted 16 Aug 19:34 UTC A new coral nursery by NOAA A new coral nursery by NOAA The nursery could help restore damaged reefs using fully formed coral colonies When a ship grounds on coral reef, the accident can severely damage the reef and scatter countless small coral fragments onto the seafloor. But these pieces of coral aren't yet dead—they can gain new life if placed into a coral nursery. by NOAA Fisheries Posted 16 Aug 11:41 UTC
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