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Colligo Marine spotlight on Tom Francis Colligo Marine spotlight on Tom Francis Thomas Francis is the owner of a 1986 Catalina 36 Thomas Francis is the owner of a 1986 Catalina 36. He mostly sails on the San Francisco Bay and explains that it is a fairly stiff boat and reaches speeds of seven to eight knots. by Colligo Marine Posted 26 Mar 15:06 UTC Explorers Club to host its annual Sailing Stories Explorers Club to host its annual Sailing Stories A day focused on sailing-based exploration and conservation On Saturday, April 6, 2019, the Explorers Club will host its annual Sailing Stories, a day focused on sailing-based exploration and conservation at its global headquarters in New York. by Sean J Holland Posted 26 Mar 14:53 UTC Buying Boat Insurance: The Fine Print Buying Boat Insurance: The Fine Print Know your policy details about these six coverages As boat owners prep for the season, it's time to dust off the boat's insurance policy and grab a magnifying glass to read the fine print. Unlike auto or homeowner's insurance, recreational boat insurance has distinct coverages by Scott Croft Posted 26 Mar 13:33 UTC Princess Royal accepts Honorary Membership of CA Princess Royal accepts Honorary Membership of CA Receives all the benefits of Cruising Association membership HRH The Princess Royal has graciously accepted an invitation to become an Honorary Member of the Cruising Association (CA), joining an elite group that includes sailing legend Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and the prolific nautical author, Rod Heikell. by Peta Stuart-Hunt Posted 26 Mar 10:56 UTC Building the 42m super sailing yacht Vijonara Building the 42m super sailing yacht Vijonara Behind the scene of her design inputs with Nigel Ingram As a former racing sailor and yacht captain, sailing boats are what MCM co-founder Nigel Ingram knows best. He acted as the owner's representative throughout the construction of the 42m sailing yacht Vijonara, 2nd in Andre Hoek's Truly Classic 128 series. by MCM press Posted 25 Mar 16:15 UTC Coast Guard warns to stay off Lake Champlain Coast Guard warns to stay off Lake Champlain Ice may look safe but it is difficult to determine the thickness visually Ice may look safe but it is difficult to determine the thickness visually and the increase in warm weather will continue to melt and weaken the ice. by U.S. Coast Guard 1st District Northeast Posted 25 Mar 15:57 UTC Lash Thimbles Lash Thimbles What are they, and how do I use them? Lash thimble, ferrule, rope thimble, bobbin or low friction ring... whatever you call them, there's no denying they are the perfect (low cost!) solution for a multitude of applications. by Kerri Robson Posted 25 Mar 09:00 UTC Sailing Icon from distant past Sailing Icon from distant past Jack and Jude meet up with Lin and Larry Pardey We've all heard of the sailing icons Lin and Larry Pardey. Well, Lin was a guest speaker at this year's wooden boat festival, and came in contact with us when she wanted our Tasmanian Cruising Guide which she'd heard was the best. by Jack and Jude Posted 25 Mar 08:16 UTC Two sailors lost at sea when yacht capsizes Two sailors lost at sea when yacht capsizes SY Paradise was en route from South Georgia to The Falkland Islands when she capsized SY Paradise was en route from South Georgia to The Falkland Islands when she capsized in heavy seas on 5th March, 2019. Of the 8 people on board 2 were swept overboard and lost at sea. by Tom Sampson Posted 25 Mar 00:45 UTC Yarmouth Sea Songs and Shanties preview Yarmouth Sea Songs and Shanties preview Perhaps the biggest turnout of gaff rigged craft of anywhere in the country? It was a great success last year and the gaffers will be in the harbour for their annual rally / regatta that weekend. They hope to have the biggest turnout of gaff rigged craft of anywhere in the country this year. Fingers crossed. by Christopher Waddington Posted 24 Mar 15:13 UTC Indomitable spirit - Another bolt out of the blue Indomitable spirit - Another bolt out of the blue The latest update as Jack and Jude explore the earth Roger Wooller, now 75 years, was born in Kenya and contracted polio at aged two while living with his parents at Lake Victoria. From that young age, without the use of his legs, he remembers being carried about on the shoulders of native servants. by Jack and Jude Posted 24 Mar 08:03 UTC Safety bulletin issued for all mariners Safety bulletin issued for all mariners Navigation data from some older GPS systems might become inaccurate The Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) has issued a special safety bulletin to all mariners that use GPS to prepare for a rollover event that will occur on 6 April 2019. by Samantha Sinclair, MCA Posted 23 Mar 13:13 UTC Maeva (welcome) to the French Polynesia! Maeva (welcome) to the French Polynesia! Faster boats in the World ARC fleet have begun to arrive Situated 1,400km north east of Tahiti and one of the five archipelago that make up the French Polynesia lies the Marquesas. This group of 12 high islands and rocky inlets, of which only 6 are inhabited, are among the most isolated land masses by World Cruising Club Posted 23 Mar 09:31 UTC Bring your expired flares to the Collection Event Bring your expired flares to the Collection Event Collection Event scheduled in San Francisco for April 14 The Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is urging San Francisco boaters to take advantage of a marine flare collection event held by the San Francisco Department of Environment (SF Environment) on Sunday, April 14 by Scott Croft Posted 22 Mar 22:47 UTC Ancasta storage offer Ancasta storage offer List your boat before the 30th April and pay nothing until it has sold List your boat for sale before the 30th April and pay nothing until your boat has sold. After the popularity of the storage offer we ran in the Autumn, we have decided to launch it again between now and the end of April. by Ancasta International Boat Sales Posted 22 Mar 17:00 UTC Building an 18th century Gajeta part 4 Building an 18th century Gajeta part 4 A merger of CNC parts, epoxy resin and traditional skills A gajeta is a traditional design of small open fishing boat but as they are raced competitively, an enterprising naval architect decided to make one using modern epoxy techniques. In this instalment, the computer-generated design is taking shape. by Jake Kavanagh Posted 22 Mar 09:23 UTC Still here. Promise. Still here. Promise. It's been a while. Sorry. It doesn't mean that we've had nothing to say. It's been a while. Sorry about that. It doesn't mean that we've had nothing to say. On the contrary actually, we have posting stories galore onto both the Northern and Southern Hemisphere websites. by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com Posted 21 Mar 23:00 UTC Video: Ships vs. Boats – How close is too close? Video: Ships vs. Boats – How close is too close? Two videos captured by Hudson River pilot seek to educate boaters When it comes to recreational boats and commercial ship traffic, separation is key. Some boaters, however, may not recognize the dangers of navigating close to a commercial ship. by Scott Croft Posted 21 Mar 12:24 UTC Darwin to Southeast Asia: Leaving Oz with regret Darwin to Southeast Asia: Leaving Oz with regret Reaching Darwin evoked a definite feeling of achievement! David headed for McDonald's, Heather checked out the spa and I initiated serious boat tasks. Exploring social and cultural offerings of the City was very much on the agenda, as we caught up with good friends whom we had met down south. by Hugh & Heather Bacon Posted 21 Mar 10:03 UTC The Smallest Furler Karver have ever designed The Smallest Furler Karver have ever designed TMS present the KF0.9 Faithful to their rebellious spirit, Karver now introduce the smallest furler they have ever designed, dedicated to the smallest sailboats and sailors of all abilities. Allow us to introduce you to the KF0.9. by Matt Churchward Posted 21 Mar 09:00 UTC
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