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Boat-towing Captains honored for lifesaving acts Boat-towing Captains honored for lifesaving acts Captains of the on-water recreational boat-towing service don't hesitate to act Six captains who acted as good Samaritans to save lives in 2018 were recently honored by their peers at a ceremony held at the annual BoatUS Towing Conference in Arlington, Virginia. by Scott Croft Posted 22 Jan 15:48 UTC The Ocean Cleanup - Wilson update The Ocean Cleanup - Wilson update Four weeks since we deployed System 001 in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch Although we are not harvesting plastic yet, based on the current results, we are positive we are close to making it work. Here is what we have observed so far and how we plan to tune the system to work and not just collect. by Boyan Slat, The Ocean Cleanup Posted 22 Jan 15:08 UTC Learning to sail in the Florida Keys Learning to sail in the Florida Keys Let's go straight for the cliches and talk about the Conch Republic Sailing in the Keys. Let's go straight for the cliches and talk about the Conch Republic and a salty life and toss in flip-flops while you are at it. In a world away from everywhere the Florida Keys stands out as an outpost for the rest of us. by Zeke Quezada Posted 22 Jan 13:36 UTC Tips from the text: Tips on coastal cruising Tips from the text: Tips on coastal cruising From the official manual for the ASA Basic Coastal Cruising Course Sailing Tips Come From Coastal Cruising Made Easy, the official manual for the ASA Basic Coastal Cruising Course. by Zeke Quezada Posted 22 Jan 12:39 UTC Morocco Part II - Exploring Inland Morocco Part II - Exploring Inland Marrakech, Atlas Mountains, Sahara Desert and Fes We were both very keen to explore more of Morocco than just the coast and Tangier so after learning the best and worst bits from fellow boaters who had recently done the same and advice from friend Mel Devlin back in Australia we put together a plan. by SV Red Roo Posted 22 Jan 11:54 UTC X-Yachts launches yet another Pure X Model X-Yachts launches yet another Pure X Model The new X40 – the latest addition to the successful range In 2016, X-Yachts launched the new pure 'X' range which included the X4" and the X65. In 2018, XYachts launched two additional models, the X49 and the X46. by X-Yachts Posted 22 Jan 10:38 UTC Basic HAM Radio Course Basic HAM Radio Course All the information to obtain a Basic Amateur Radio Certificate and call sign Prospective amateur radio operators are examined on their understanding of the key concepts of electronics, radio equipment, antennas, radio propagation, radio frequency safety, and the radio regulations of the Canadian government. by Bluewater Cruising Association Posted 21 Jan 14:32 UTC The big Boot The big Boot Boot Düsseldorf really does offer a lot of new craft up for consideration Normally you would be concerned about that, figuring some punishment was just about to be delivered. However, it was just that Boot Düsseldorf really does offer a lot of new craft up for consideration.... by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com Posted 21 Jan 10:01 UTC En route to the secret of the South Atlantic En route to the secret of the South Atlantic World ARC fleet looking forward to making landfall in Jamestown, St. Helena The World ARC 2018/19 fleet is looking forward to making landfall in Jamestown, St. Helena. A British territory, it is known to be one of the most remote islands in the world, having just opened an airport last year. by World Cruising Club Posted 21 Jan 06:31 UTC Rally in Dominica a resounding success Rally in Dominica a resounding success An enjoyable OCC gathering in Prince Rupert Bay Port Officer Representative Martin Carriere organised an enjoyable OCC gathering in Prince Rupert Bay in Portsmouth. by Richard Kingsnorth Posted 21 Jan 06:21 UTC Multihull Boat Show announced for Gold Coast Multihull Boat Show announced for Gold Coast A Free Multihull Boat Show at its Gold Coast Sales Centre Boating enthusiasts are in for a treat on Saturday 23 March as Multihull Solutions hosts a Free Multihull Boat Show at its Gold Coast Sales Centre. by Kate Elkington Posted 21 Jan 04:06 UTC Mexico to Marquesas Crossing Mexico to Marquesas Crossing Sharing some thoughts and information We have crossed from Mexico to the Marquesas, and I would like to share some thoughts and information about the crossing. by Henk and Lisa Benckhuysen Posted 19 Jan 22:11 UTC World ARC 2019-20 begins to arrive in Columbia World ARC 2019-20 begins to arrive in Columbia Resolute II took line honours on the first leg This afternoon Resolute II took line honours on the first leg of World ARC 2019-20 in Santa Marta, Columbia. Skipper Ken Gibson and his crew had a fantastic sail from St. Lucia with near perfect wind conditions all the way. by World Cruising Club Posted 19 Jan 20:54 UTC Announcing the launch of Gunboat 6801 Announcing the launch of Gunboat 6801 January 16th marked a key milestone for the Gunboat team Since the brand was acquired by Grand Large Yachting in 2016, the newest Gunboat series was conceptualized, designed and built by Gunboat in just two and a half years – a 16-month build time of 6801 from the first carbon laid on September 15th, 2017. by The Gunboat Team Posted 19 Jan 13:17 UTC The tale of two anchors The tale of two anchors It seems no matter how long you cruise, you are always learning something new It seems no matter how long you cruise and how many times you anchor, you may be improving or making mistakes, but you are always learning something new. by Jordan & Judy Mills Posted 19 Jan 12:10 UTC ARC Baltic 2019: Entries now open! ARC Baltic 2019: Entries now open! Some of the most beautiful and interesting sights in the Baltic We are delighted to let you know that entries are now open for ARC Baltic 2019! by World Cruising Club Posted 19 Jan 09:54 UTC New SOSREP at the helm to oversee response New SOSREP at the helm to oversee response A former Coastguard has been appointed to the vital role Stephan Hennig had previously been working with the Maritime & Coastguard Agency's Counter Pollution Branch since 2012 and was appointed Deputy to the SOSREP in 2017. by Heather Skull Posted 19 Jan 08:25 UTC CoastGuard Foundation activates relief for members CoastGuard Foundation activates relief for members Relief for Coast Guard members impacted by 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 the organization is sendingan initial $250,000 in family support. by Coast Guard Foundation Posted 19 Jan 06:24 UTC BoatUS: “Pay Our Coast Guard” BoatUS: “Pay Our Coast Guard” BoatUS is supporting bipartisan legislation to immediately restore pay for U.S. Coast Guard members With the federal government shutdown now in its fourth week, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is supporting bipartisan legislation to immediately restore pay for U.S. Coast Guard members. by Scott Croft Posted 18 Jan 12:27 UTC Lessons Learnt: Could you save yourself? Lessons Learnt: Could you save yourself? Victorian boater David shares his story of experiencing cold shock This month's Lessons Learnt feature focusses on the risk of falling overboard - as part of our 'Prepare to survive: Know the five' campaign message, 'Practise getting back on'. by Maritime Safety Victoria Posted 17 Jan 10:57 UTC
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