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Understanding coral reef tipping points Understanding coral reef tipping points New study examines interactions between human and environmental conditions A new study, published this week in the Proceedings of the Royal Society - Biological Sciences, uses machine learning to examine interactions between human and environmental conditions impacting Hawaiian reef ecosystems. by Michelle Horton Posted 18 Feb 14:08 UTC Cruising Association welcomes The Princess Royal Cruising Association welcomes The Princess Royal A private visit from The Princess Royal to the CA's headquarters In his capacity as Patron of The Cruising Association (CA), Sir Robin Knox-Johnston CBE RD and bar, today hosted a private visit from The Princess Royal to the CA's headquarters in Limehouse Basin, London. by Peta Stuart-Hunt Posted 18 Feb 09:00 UTC Cousin Trestec Constrictor - A Textile Rope Clutch Cousin Trestec Constrictor - A Textile Rope Clutch Based on the 'Chinese finger trap' so is kinder to your ropes At some point in our lives, we have all experienced the vice-like grip of the 'Chinese finger trap'; when pulled, the cylindrical, woven braid is designed to contract and constrain the finger. by Kerri Robson Posted 18 Feb 09:00 UTC Navy-funded scientist wins award for seafloor map Navy-funded scientist wins award for seafloor map Awarded American Geophysical Union's Charles A. Whitten Medal Dr. David Sandwell, a geophysicist at Scripps, has been awarded American Geophysical Union's Charles A. Whitten Medal for creating the world's first comprehensive, high-resolution map of the ocean floor. by MarEx Posted 17 Feb 13:21 UTC Red tide gone from Miami local waters Red tide gone from Miami local waters Visitors are enjoying the island again A string of cars parked along the Palma Sola Causeway, a packed parking lot at Manatee Public Beach and shores packed with beachgoers Friday could only mean one thing — visitors are enjoying the island again. by Tiffany Tompkins Posted 16 Feb 20:33 UTC Police warn boaters about a rise in dinghy theft Police warn boaters about a rise in dinghy theft Urging owners of dinghies to take the necessary precautions to secure their vessels In a brief press release, the police state that thefts have been occurring in and around marinas at night. The police go on encourage marinas, "to fast-track the restoration of closed-circuit cameras. by Diane Selkirk Posted 16 Feb 15:41 UTC Halcyon Days Obscured Halcyon Days Obscured Banyandah settled into a calm state of nirvana Before those three glorious festival days, we re-victualed our sorry larder with fresh goodies from the handy IGA that lay a mere hop, skip, and paddle from our floating home. by Jack and Jude Posted 16 Feb 15:30 UTC The Jewel in World ARC Programme: Las Perlas The Jewel in World ARC Programme: Las Perlas Calm waters and spectacular white sandy beaches The World ARC fleet were greeted by calm waters and spectacular white sandy beaches as they anchored in blue seas off the island of Contadora which is the most northern of the Las Perlas archipelago, situated 30 miles from mainland Panama. by World Cruising Club Posted 16 Feb 14:25 UTC Cape Verde is calling Cape Verde is calling We left Canary Islands in the early afternoon under sunny skies Preceding a passage there is often a certain measure of healthy trepidation that swells up in a sailor's blood, regardless of the amount of courage that runs through the veins. by Jordan & Judy Mills Posted 16 Feb 10:42 UTC Announcing the South Coast Boat Show Announcing the South Coast Boat Show Featuring global power and sail boat brands There will be over fifty new boats on display for serious buyers to explore. The show is timed perfectly for those wishing to get afloat this season in a stunning 20-60 foot sail or power boat. by Zella Compton Posted 16 Feb 10:00 UTC World ARC 2018-19 fleet tour Salvador World ARC 2018-19 fleet tour Salvador Exploring the city and its diverse culture The sights and sounds of Salvador da Bahia continue to impress as the World ARC 18-19 fleet explore the city and its diverse culture. by World Cruising Club Posted 16 Feb 08:37 UTC The OCC Youth Sponsorship Programme The OCC Youth Sponsorship Programme Enabling young people to gain experience as a crew member The aim of the Ocean Cruising Club (OCC) Youth Sponsorship Programme is to foster the development of ocean cruising by enabling young people to gain experience as a crew member on a long distance sailing passage. by Daria Blackwell Posted 14 Feb 22:33 UTC Coast Guard Foundation announces $600,000 donation Coast Guard Foundation announces $600,000 donation To families affected by the government shutdown The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced today that it has distributed over $600,000 to families impacted by the partial government shutdown by Rus Graham Posted 14 Feb 20:20 UTC New ALTO Flotation Belt & Deckvest VITO lifejacket New ALTO Flotation Belt & Deckvest VITO lifejacket Showcased by Spinlock at the Miami International Boat Show Designed to dramatically improve comfort, reliability and ease of use in all watersports, the ALTO feels invisible when worn yet still offers a certified 50N Buoyancy Aid. by Spinlock Posted 14 Feb 12:00 UTC Happy Hooking - The Art of Anchoring Happy Hooking - The Art of Anchoring 3rd edition of Happy Hooking - The Art of Anchoring White Seahorse Publishing is pleased to announce the third, expanded edition of the best-selling book on boat anchoring, "Happy Hooking – the Art of Anchoring". Receiving consistent five-star reviews from verified purchasers on Amazon by Daria Blackwell Posted 14 Feb 02:54 UTC NEEL to stage world premiere of new trimarans NEEL to stage world premiere of new trimarans NEEL Trimarans is set to unveil two revolutionary new models NEEL Trimarans is set to unveil two revolutionary new models in an exclusive world premiere at the 2019 La Grande Motte Boat Show in April. by Kate Elkington Posted 14 Feb 02:02 UTC Bahamas cruising Bahamas cruising Delighted to be invited to cruise in the Bahamas Having sold our Sparkman and Stephens yawl, Fairwyn, in December and being boatless for the first time since 1971, we were delighted to be invited to cruise in the Bahamas last March. In fact, before he had even finished reading the email invitation by Stephen and Nancy Carlman Posted 14 Feb 01:53 UTC The reality, and some good solutions The reality, and some good solutions Readers will know we are more than onto the scourge that is plastic If you read these pages, even irregularly, then you'll know we are more than onto the scourge that is plastic. Our good friend from the Ocean Cruising Club, Daria Blackwell, is more than aware of this. by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com Posted 13 Feb 21:00 UTC Choosing the Right Winch Choosing the Right Winch An educated choice will save you from unnecessary spend Choosing a winch can be daunting. The main decision criteria may be size or power ratio, but style, speeds, material and grip are also of a consideration. That's without going into powered options (electric/hydraulic). by Phil Anniss Posted 13 Feb 09:00 UTC S/V Nereida sails around the world - Day 132 S/V Nereida sails around the world - Day 132 Rough going - fighting the infamous Agulhas Current in strong opposing wind... Monday evening - very grey cloudy sky and gusty wind from WNW - making around 5kt on ENE course. Difficult to head downwind in swell that knocks the boat around and causes the headsail/genoa to collapse at times. by Jeanne Socrates Posted 13 Feb 06:40 UTC
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