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Palawan, a picture postcard... 21st stopover of the Race for Water Odyssey is coming to an end The 21st stopover of the Race for Water Odyssey is coming to an end and the crew is preparing to set sail for Hong Kong. by Race For Water Posted 20 Oct 22:48 UTC Randall Reeves completes Figure 8 Voyage Randall Reeves completes Figure 8 Voyage First person to solo-circumnavigate American Antarctic Continents in a Season Bluewater explorer, Randall Reeves, navigated his 45-foot aluminum sloop, Moli, under the Golden Gate Bridge and into the record books, becoming the first person to solo-circumnavigate both the American and Antarctic continents in one season. by Daria Blackwell / OCC Posted 20 Oct 18:23 UTC Tide to table: The rise of ocean farmers Tide to table: The rise of ocean farmers Aquaculture, also known as farming in water, is fastest growing food production system in the world There is a growing interest in understanding where our food is coming from and in supporting local farmers. There has also been an increased focus on local fare on many menus at eateries coast to coast. by NOAA Fisheries Posted 20 Oct 14:15 UTC 5th global plastic polluter of the oceans 5th global plastic polluter of the oceans Plastic waste have become a major concern in Malaysia Environmental problems linked to plastic waste have become a major concern in Malaysia. The country has been ranked 8th in the world where plastic waste is the worst managed. by Race For Water Posted 20 Oct 05:52 UTC Sailing Convention for Women on Feb. 1, 2020 Sailing Convention for Women on Feb. 1, 2020 Combines learning, camaraderie and fun in Corona del Mar, California Where do women sailors go to learn? The answer is a place where they can enjoy the camaraderie of other women sailors, learn from top instructors both on the water and in the classroom, and have plenty of fun. by Scott Croft Posted 19 Oct 13:45 UTC Cruising the Dalmatian Islands Cruising the Dalmatian Islands Putting aside racing dinghies and trying bareboat charter in Croatia This is the story of the Croatian travels of Liz and Andrew Potter who put aside their four single-handed racing dinghies for a week in favour of an alternative salty adventure in a 38ft yacht on a bareboat charter. by Liz Potter Posted 19 Oct 08:00 UTC Corals thriving 3 years after Hurricane Matthew Corals thriving 3 years after Hurricane Matthew Monitoring shows 90 percent survival rate for restored corals in Puerto Rico Hurricane Matthew swept a destructive path through the south Atlantic and Carribean. Immediately, staff from the NOAA Restoration Center set to work responding to a damaged coral reef off the coast of Puerto Rico. by NOAA Fisheries Posted 18 Oct 12:58 UTC World ARC 2019-20: Babsea dismasted World ARC 2019-20: Babsea dismasted The Nautitech 40 dismasted on route from Cocos Keeling to Mauritius World ARC yacht Babsea, Nautitech 40, was dismasted on route from Cocos Keeling to Mauritius on Friday 11 October, approximately 1700 nautical miles from Mauritius. by World Cruising Club Posted 18 Oct 01:45 UTC OCC Challenge Grant recipients announced OCC Challenge Grant recipients announced Bert terHart and Jon Sanders have been selected Baxter Gillespie, Chair of the OCC Challenge Grant Review Committee remarked, "The Committee was very impressed with both candidates' initiatives, and we hope these grants will contribute to their success. by Daria Blackwell / OCC Posted 17 Oct 12:16 UTC 2019 Q3 IMB Piracy Report 2019 Q3 IMB Piracy Report Fewer incidents of piracy than in the previous quarters 119 incidents of Piracy and Armed Robbery Against Ships have been reported to the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre (IMB PRC) in 2019, compared to 156 incidents for the same period in 2018. by ICC International Maritime Bureau Posted 16 Oct 16:54 UTC Preparations for Brexit in Brittany Preparations for Brexit in Brittany Talk of travel visas and paying additional VAT Two of the most important changes that have been identified by the Regulations and Technical Services Group (RATS) relate to the need for travel visas and the possibility of being required to pay additional VAT to keep a boat in an EU country. by Peta Stuart-Hunt Posted 16 Oct 10:20 UTC Just wandering Just wandering Sitting down beside the river, I allowed myself to wander... Sitting down beside the Richmond River, just before it goes on to meet the Tasman Sea, I allowed myself the time to wander. For sure I was seated, so the meandering was taking place purely in that space that is nearly as good for you as deep sleep. by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com Posted 15 Oct 22:00 UTC Randall on track to complete Figure 8 Voyage Randall on track to complete Figure 8 Voyage Predicted October 19 return to San Francisco Bay, where 'Figure 8 Voyage' began over one year ago The route has taken him through all of the world's oceans, approaching both poles and rounding Cape Horn twice, in a world's-first feat known as The Figure 8 Voyage. No one has done this before—and the few previous attempts have met with failure. by Daria Blackwell / OCC Posted 14 Oct 21:58 UTC World's largest 3D printed boat World's largest 3D printed boat The world's largest 3D printer and largest 3D-printed object More than 250 federal and state officials, business executives, University of Maine System leaders and community members were on hand to witness the UMaine Advanced Structures and Composites Center receive three Guinness World Records on Oct. by Meghan Collins/UMaine Composites Center Posted 13 Oct 11:23 UTC Sunlight degrades polystyrene faster than expected Sunlight degrades polystyrene faster than expected Sunlight can transform the polystyrene into CO2 A study published by researchers at WHOI shows that polystyrene, one of the world's most ubiquitous plastics, may degrade in decades or centuries when exposed to sunlight, rather than thousands of years as previously thought. by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Posted 13 Oct 05:55 UTC Wally cruising division at Les Voiles de St Tropez Wally cruising division at Les Voiles de St Tropez Wally has been a strong supporter of the event since the Voiles' inaugural edition in 1999 The Wally Class marks its shared 20th anniversary with the Voiles de St Tropez with the announcement of a new cruising class to run alongside its current competitive racing class from next year. by Monica Paolazzi Posted 12 Oct 12:56 UTC A Scarborough sailor's route into sailing A Scarborough sailor's route into sailing Susan is a Maths teacher who always enjoyed spending time by the sea Susan Griffiths hails from Kingswinford, near Dudley, in the Midlands and moved to Scarborough in 1991. With no real connection with the sea growing up, Susan always enjoyed spending time by the sea. by Chris Clark Posted 12 Oct 11:49 UTC Beach Club Early Booking Offers Extended Beach Club Early Booking Offers Extended New flotilla routes with Ocean Elements Save £100 per person on your Summer Beach Club holiday AND another £49pp on the cost of our room supplements! It's never too early to start thinking about your Summer 2020 Beach Club if you want to make some great savings! by Ocean Elements Posted 11 Oct 16:00 UTC New online course for spotting entangled whales New online course for spotting entangled whales Responding to whale entanglements can be dangerous Highly-trained responders depend on boating community to be "eyes and ears" on the water. The foundation of responding to entangled whales is the on-water community. by NOAA Fisheries Posted 11 Oct 05:49 UTC Looking back at the Blob - Chapter 2 Looking back at the Blob - Chapter 2 The Blob, Chapter 2: Marine Heat Wave "Off the Charts" Temperatures of up to 7 degrees Fahrenheit above normal disrupted the marine ecosystem in both expected and surprising ways. by NOAA Fisheries Posted 10 Oct 06:50 UTC
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