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Senate approves permit for VIPCA-DPNR partnership Senate approves permit for VIPCA-DPNR partnership To install 100 new moorings for transient yachts The strategic placement of 100 new helix-type moorings for transient yachts in bays throughout the U.S. Virgin Islands received a green light from the territory's Senate today, paving the way for economic, environmental and employment benefits. by VIPCA Posted 7 Mar 15:44 UTC Life Afloat - part 3: Q&A with Jimmy Cornell Life Afloat - part 3: Q&A with Jimmy Cornell The final installment of the answers to the questions from students at Kurtzebarri Secondary School Here is the final installment of the answers to the questions from students at Kurtzebarri Secondary School in Aretxabaleta, in the Basque province of Gipuzkoa, Spain. by Jimmy Cornell Posted 7 Mar 11:49 UTC Grenada partners with ARC+ Rally Grenada partners with ARC+ Rally The new southern Caribbean destination for the 9th annual ARC+ in 2021 Rally organisers World Cruising Club have announced that Grenada will be the new southern Caribbean destination for the 9th annual ARC+ in 2021. by World Cruising Club Posted 6 Mar 16:34 UTC Rescuing thousands of sea turtles in Texas Rescuing thousands of sea turtles in Texas Learn about the heroic efforts to rescue and recover cold stunned sea turtles The recent historic winter storm put much of the United States into a deep freeze. The cold snap stunned thousands of sea turtles in Texas. A massive statewide effort to save these threatened and endangered animals began on Valentine's Day weekend. by NOAA Fisheries Posted 6 Mar 15:06 UTC RYA NI seeks clarity on red diesel implications RYA NI seeks clarity on red diesel implications or recreational boaters in Northern Ireland Hundreds of recreational boat owners in Northern Ireland could be affected by an HM Treasury decision outlining that from June they will be required to use white diesel instead of red. by Emma Blee Posted 6 Mar 11:26 UTC Dealing with Pandemic Lockdowns - Spring 2020 Dealing with Pandemic Lockdowns - Spring 2020 There is a great deal to share about the ongoing impact the pandemic is having The worldwide coronavirus pandemic had a huge impact on the sailing and cruising community for almost everyone who was cruising in 2020. by Rod Morris Posted 5 Mar 16:29 UTC Energy Observer forges ahead with its Odyssey Energy Observer forges ahead with its Odyssey Six countries, eight stopovers, one of them at the heart of Tokyo during the Olympic Games Energy Observer has decided to forge ahead with its round the world Odyssey. Indeed, together with their partners, Victorien Erussard and his team are keen to continue delivering a message of optimism across the world. by Energy Observer Posted 5 Mar 15:22 UTC USCG rescue 31 fishermen from sinking vessel USCG rescue 31 fishermen from sinking vessel Royal Canadian Air Force, rescue 31 fishermen from sinking vessel off Nova Scotia The U.S., and Canadian Coast Guards, and the Royal Canadian Air Force, rescued 31 fishermen from a disabled, Canadian fishing vessel over 130 miles south of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Tuesday night. by U.S. Coast Guard 1st District Northeast Posted 5 Mar 02:04 UTC Offshore passage planning and making Offshore passage planning and making Online course on using IridiumGo and PredictWind Offshore weather planning and passage making using IridiumGo and Predictwind is presented by veteran sailors with proven offshore experience. by Bluewater Cruising Association Posted 4 Mar 19:31 UTC Andersen's Electric Winch Range Andersen's Electric Winch Range Quality cruising with elegant, stainless steel winches that last a lifetime Andersen Winches are iconic. Often considered the benchmark for quality, Andersen's elegant, stainless steel winches take pride of place on the foredeck. Underneath the stainless steel exterior, an internal construction manufactured from aluminium bronze. by Phil Anniss Posted 4 Mar 17:00 UTC CA welcomes Spring Budget decision on red diesel CA welcomes Spring Budget decision on red diesel Government reviewed its proposals for the reform of UK red diesel regulations It has concluded that removing the entitlement to use red diesel in the commercial sector, including water borne freight, ferries, fishing vessels, operating at sea or inland, would have had a detrimental effect on their finances and viabilities. by Peta Stuart-Hunt Posted 4 Mar 14:41 UTC World ARC fleet explore and help out on Santa Cruz World ARC fleet explore and help out on Santa Cruz Participants of World ARC have been extremely fortunate to be able to enjoy a number of events Whilst many of the world's countries are in lockdown participants of World ARC 2021-2022 have been extremely fortunate to be able to enjoy a number of events and tours on Santa Cruz, Galapagos. by World Cruising Club Posted 4 Mar 10:37 UTC RYA delighted at Government red diesel decision RYA delighted at Government red diesel decision HM Treasury confirm recreational boaters' continued entitlement to red diesel The RYA is pleased that following public consultation, HM Treasury has today confirmed its decision to maintain recreational boaters' entitlement to use red diesel beyond April 2022. by Emma Cotton Posted 3 Mar 21:45 UTC Life Afloat - part 2: Q&A with Jimmy Cornell Life Afloat - part 2: Q&A with Jimmy Cornell Questions sent from students at Kurtzebarri Secondary School in Aretxabaleta Last week I posted a number of questions sent from students at Kurtzebarri Secondary School in Aretxabaleta, in the Basque province of Gipuzkoa. Here are the answers to some more questions. by Jimmy Cornell Posted 3 Mar 13:35 UTC What we mean when we say: Microplastics What we mean when we say: Microplastics We've all heard of them, but what do they mean for us and the waters we sail? 'Microplastics'. We've all heard of them, but what do they mean for us and the waters we sail? Sailors, forget the saying out of sight, out of mind, just because we cannot see them, doesn't mean they aren't there... by Clean Sailors Crew Posted 3 Mar 10:34 UTC Half a trillion corals Half a trillion corals World-first coral count prompts rethink of extinction risks For the first time, scientists have assessed how many corals there are in the Pacific Ocean—and evaluated their risk of extinction. by ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies Posted 3 Mar 09:34 UTC A new owner for the Race for Water vessel A new owner for the Race for Water vessel The continuation of the odyssey in a new form Today, Marco Simeoni is pleased to announce the continuation of the odyssey in a new form while preserving the values and visions for a responsible and sustainable world. by Race for Water Posted 3 Mar 09:33 UTC The Chicken? Or the… The Chicken? Or the… Yep. That would be eggs. Except what you're looking at here are smoked eggs... Yep. That would be eggs. Except what you're looking at here are smoked eggs, and I was just recently talking with Julie, the innovator who created them, somewhat by mistake... by John Curnow, Global Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com Posted 1 Mar 22:00 UTC Dyneema lifelines for yachts Dyneema lifelines for yachts Gottifredi Maffioli Safeline Max reviewed by upffront.com Textile Dyneema lifelines are an increasingly popular choice for cruising as well as racing sailboats. They offer some clear advantages and that is why Gottifredi Maffioli has a dedicated lifeline material called Safeline Max. by Phil Anniss Posted 1 Mar 17:00 UTC Cruising into a virtual Spring Promo Week Cruising into a virtual Spring Promo Week Engaging with members and non-members using virtual tools The Cruising Association (CA), Britain's largest organisation exclusively representing over 6,300 sail and motor cruising members around the world, is running an online Spring Promo Week. by Peta Stuart-Hunt Posted 1 Mar 11:40 UTC
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