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2019-20 World ARC: Leg 5 prize giving 2019-20 World ARC: Leg 5 prize giving Dinner at the Mango Bar & Grill in Tonga There was great excitement as participants of World ARC 2019-20 met up again as one group at the dinner and prize giving for Leg 5 at the Mango Bar & Grill. The evening began with a rum punch reception where the local brass band performed by World Cruising Club Posted 17 Jun 04:46 UTC ARC Portugal: Touring by tuk tuk ARC Portugal: Touring by tuk tuk Exploring the historic city of Porto ARC Portugal crews have been enjoying a fun-filled Friday exploring the historic city of Porto by tuk tuk and sampling Portugal's signature delights of port wine and Pastel de nata. by World Cruising Club Posted 15 Jun 15:38 UTC Plastic bag leads to death of a young beaked whale Plastic bag leads to death of a young beaked whale Off Florida's East Coast Biologists with the Florida Atlantic University Harbor Branch Marine Mammal Stranding Team responded to a dead whale reported Sunday off Ft. Pierce. by NOAA Fisheries Posted 15 Jun 14:41 UTC SV Taipan reports from the Galapagos Islands SV Taipan reports from the Galapagos Islands Having a look around A tour has been booked for Monday morning with Gian, to see the giant tortoises and the research facility, the only freshwater lake in the archipelago and a visit to a beach. by SV Taipan Posted 15 Jun 11:13 UTC S/V Nereida sails around the world day 254 S/V Nereida sails around the world day 254 Forced to sail SE in light NE wind - So finally heaved to.... peaceful! Friday 8:30am NZT (Thurs 2030 GMT) - Overcast sky. Wind has died so speed has dropped right down after last night's good wind and speed. Wind still from ENE so course is between N and NNE. by Jeanne Socrates Posted 15 Jun 05:59 UTC Cardinalfish caught sneaking a bit on the side Cardinalfish caught sneaking a bit on the side The male fish of this species carries the eggs in his mouth until they are ready to hatch Scientists have revealed the torrid, adulterous love lives of the mouth-brooding cardinalfish, with cuckoldry going hand-in-hand with cannibalism of the young. by coralcoe.org.au Posted 15 Jun 02:32 UTC 80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston episode 4 80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston episode 4 The future of yacht design Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and Dee Caffari discuss the developments in yacht design during Sir Robin's sailing career to date in the latest episode of 80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston. by Chris Jones Posted 14 Jun 16:00 UTC OCC Regional Rear Commodores' report for GB OCC Regional Rear Commodores' report for GB A busy season so far with visits from several members Bill and Laurie Balme did a great job of organising this fun event which was the first 'on the water' joint event with the RWYC since they offered us a reciprocity arrangement. by Fi & Chris Jones Posted 14 Jun 09:44 UTC Cleats, Clutches and Jammers Cleats, Clutches and Jammers What's the difference? The following guide will examine cleats, clutches and jammers in turn, to enable you to determine the best option for securely holding a line on your boat. by Kerri Robson Posted 14 Jun 08:00 UTC OCC report from NE USA OCC report from NE USA A number of exciting events scheduled for this sailing season Although it might say we have reached spring according to the calendar, the northern part of our region is still caught in winter's grip while the southern area is seeing temperatures in the 60s. by Dick & Moira Bentzel Posted 13 Jun 21:11 UTC ARC Portugal: Adios Bayona! ARC Portugal: Adios Bayona! Many are sad to say goodbye to the lovely Spanish port Greeted by sunny skies for a beautiful final morning in Bayona, rally crews readied their boats for the 50NM mile passage to the Portuguese port of Povoa de Varzim. by World Cruising Club Posted 13 Jun 05:48 UTC NARC Rally celebrates 20th anniversary NARC Rally celebrates 20th anniversary North American Rally to the Caribbean starts from two locations in October The “North American Rally to the Caribbean” (NARC), which is free for participants to join, will celebrate its 20th Anniversary in 2019 when it once again brings together boats on their annual pilgrimage south to the Caribbean from the U.S. East Coast by Barby MacGowan Posted 12 Jun 16:08 UTC One week to go to Summer Sailstice 2019 One week to go to Summer Sailstice 2019 Hundreds of USA events are planned across the country The 19th annual Summer Sailstice celebration will be held on the weekend of June 22/23, 2019. by Ken Quant Posted 12 Jun 15:30 UTC ARC Portugal: Great days in Bayona ARC Portugal: Great days in Bayona A well-earned reward after their Biscay crossing ARC Portugal crews have been enjoying a well-earned reward after their Biscay crossing with an exciting time exploring Galicia. On Monday, crews headed to the world-famous pilgrimage site of Santiago de Compostela. by World Cruising Club Posted 12 Jun 12:14 UTC Lead the way in Lefkas Lead the way in Lefkas Sunsail Destination of the Month Discover stunning islets and bays in our Destination of the Month this summer. With its favourable winds, Lefkas is a patch of Ionian paradise for avid sailors. by Sunsail Posted 12 Jun 11:08 UTC Make 2019 count! Reusable rather than disposable Make 2019 count! Reusable rather than disposable What do Olympic gold medallist sailors use? If we all changed as many of the disposable items we use to reusable alternatives we'd make a huge impact on our sustainability. It's not just the products themselves, but the chemicals. It doesn't have to be all or nothing. by Gael Pawson Posted 12 Jun 08:00 UTC MS Amlin sponsored yachts at The Royal Escape Race MS Amlin sponsored yachts at The Royal Escape Race Two class wins, and overall line honours The Royal Escape Race is the largest offshore race on the South Coast outside of the Solent, bringing together a diverse fleet of yacht classes from both France and the UK. by Chris Jones Posted 11 Jun 11:00 UTC Celebrating Sea Turtle Week 2019 Celebrating Sea Turtle Week 2019 A message from Donna Wieting, Director of NOAA Fisheries Office of Protected Resources. It is my pleasure to welcome you to Sea Turtle Week 2019. Every day, NOAA scientists and resource managers collaborate with partners across the globe to conserve and recover protected species as part of our mission. by Donna Wieting Posted 10 Jun 11:45 UTC BBC's Blue Planet research vessel secures partner BBC's Blue Planet research vessel secures partner A new sustainability partner in Marlow Ropes The British high performance rope-maker has generously donated ropes and rigging gear for the pioneering cetacean research vessel, Silurian - operated by the Trust. The Silurian recently featured in BBC's Blue Planet Live. by Kate McCoy Posted 10 Jun 11:00 UTC Passaging from Panama to Galapagos Passaging from Panama to Galapagos Weather forecasts have changed daily and it's like following the bouncing ball We then broke the swivel on the mainsail thingamy (Main sheet Track Car) but that was fixed in an hour or so. The whole shebang was saved by the fixed double preventers. by SV Taipan Posted 10 Jun 09:08 UTC
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