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BCA - Wide Virtual Club Night - Bill Norrie BCA - Wide Virtual Club Night - Bill Norrie Around the World via the Southern Oceans All aboard with Bill Norrie, on his amazing, solo, around the world voyage with Pixie. No doubt a tight ship, but what do you do when your keel points to the stars? by Bluewater Cruising Association Posted 25 Jan 21:23 UTC Crewsaver enters the inflatable boat market Crewsaver enters the inflatable boat market Introducing two new compact, and quick-to-inflate boats Crewsaver, a Survitec brand and leading supplier of safety and survival equipment to the leisure marine industry, is introducing two new compact, and quick-to-inflate boats in a development that marks the company's entry into the inflatable boat market. by Seaborne Posted 25 Jan 16:30 UTC Additional 2020 OCC Award Recipients Additional 2020 OCC Award Recipients Ocean Cruising Club awards are normally presented at our Annual Dinner Ocean Cruising Club awards are normally presented at our Annual Dinner but, for the second year in a row, we have been forced to cancel this event. by Daria Blackwell Posted 25 Jan 15:45 UTC Shrewsbury River dolphins signal cleaner rivers Shrewsbury River dolphins signal cleaner rivers Dolphins are now frequent visitors to the Shrewsbury and Navesink Rivers in New Jersey In what has become an increasingly common occurrence, bottlenose dolphins have taken up seasonal residence in New Jersey's Shrewsbury River. Dolphins were observed in the river throughout this past summer. by NOAA Fisheries Posted 25 Jan 14:32 UTC The Elcano Challenge is back on course The Elcano Challenge is back on course I never lose: either I win, or I learn I never lose: either I win, or I learn. Nelson Mandela's words have been haunting me ever since I took the decision to turn around at Tenerife and put my project on hold. by Jimmy Cornell Posted 25 Jan 06:37 UTC Can icebergs be towed to water-starved cities? Can icebergs be towed to water-starved cities? It may sound like science fiction, but it's something WHOI geologist Alan Condron is contemplating The 1.5-million-ton behemoth was on the loose. The massive blue-tinged iceberg was headed straight for an offshore drilling platform in the Kara Sea off Western Siberia. by Evan Lubofsky Posted 24 Jan 16:37 UTC The Ocean Cruising Club announces awards for 2020 The Ocean Cruising Club announces awards for 2020 OCC Awards Subcommittee has found numerous achievements to recognize in the cruising world Despite a pandemic raging throughout the year, the OCC Awards Subcommittee has found numerous achievements to recognize in the cruising world. by Ocean Cruising Club Posted 24 Jan 08:05 UTC Panama isn't all about the Canal Panama isn't all about the Canal The more prominent highlights of the World ARC route If you mention Panama most people will relate this part of the world to the Canal which is a fair recognition due to the magnificence of this fine engineering project which was completed in 1914. by World Cruising Club Posted 23 Jan 03:05 UTC Ancasta's Virtual Boat Show starts on Saturday Ancasta's Virtual Boat Show starts on Saturday Potential buyers will be able to compare and contrast the different models Many boat shows may have been postponed, but you can still get onboard the power and sail brands of your choice from Saturday at the Ancasta Virtual Boat Show 2021. by Susannah Hart Posted 22 Jan 10:43 UTC Online Zoom: Optimal Sail Power Online Zoom: Optimal Sail Power How and when to alter sail area, and shape, for changing conditions A relevant and informative evening that may challenge your thinking about 'Sail Optimization', this course, offered by the Vancouver Chapter, will address critical elements in sail configuration, and adjustments by Bluewater Cruising Association Posted 20 Jan 23:05 UTC Memories of a Circumnavigation: Atlantic Crossing Memories of a Circumnavigation: Atlantic Crossing We now continue with the adventures of Argonauta I Hugh, Heather and nephew David departed the continent of Africa, sailed to the Madeira Islands and on to the Canaries. In Las Palmas, Gran Canaria they prepared for an Atlantic crossing. by Hugh & Heather Bacon Posted 20 Jan 16:22 UTC Red diesel and the validity of the Istanbul Conven Red diesel and the validity of the Istanbul Conven Marine red diesel is still on sale to leisure vessels in the UK Now that Britain has left the EU, red diesel will continue to be legal for the propulsion of vessels in the UK until April 2022. However, red diesel in crafts' engine tanks is not permitted in the EU27 and other countries. by Peta Stuart-Hunt Posted 20 Jan 14:56 UTC Jack & Jude: A year like no other Jack & Jude: A year like no other We cannot change the past, but the future is within our reach When you last saw a shooting star, did you make a wish? Or wonder what it's like to zoom towards Earth at a zillion miles a second? Well, it's something like that around here right now! by Jack and Jude Posted 20 Jan 14:55 UTC New publication highlights whale shark movements New publication highlights whale shark movements According to scientists, there is still much to learn about this elusive animal Whale sharks are known to occur in the northern Gulf of Mexico waters during summer and fall months. However, for years biologists have wondered where whale sharks go when they aren't feeding along the continental shelf in the northern Gulf. by NOAA Fisheries Posted 19 Jan 17:03 UTC Quick guide to interesting Mexico destinations Quick guide to interesting Mexico destinations How to prioritize your upcoming cruise to Mexico? Mexico, like Canada, boasts a long coastline: about 7500 km on the Pacific side. It is more than one can explore in a cruising season; it might take a dozen or more to make a dent in it. by Barb Peck & Bjarne Hansen, BCA Posted 18 Jan 16:49 UTC NOAA Fisheries proposes critical habitat for seals NOAA Fisheries proposes critical habitat for seals Agency invites public comment and input on proposals in U.S. Arctic NOAA Fisheries is proposing to designate critical habitat in U.S. waters off the coast of Alaska for Arctic ringed seals and the Beringia distinct population of bearded seals. Both species are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. by NOAA Fisheries Posted 18 Jan 14:57 UTC The first lady commodore of a Yacht Club in India The first lady commodore of a Yacht Club in India Ms. Rama Mathew was elected Commodore of Bombay Customs Yacht Club POR for Mumbai, Gulshan Rai, has sent in a notice that Ms. Rama Mathew has been elected Commodore of Bombay Customs Yacht Club. Gulshan was the recipient of the Barton Cup in 1988. by Gulshan Rai Posted 18 Jan 14:54 UTC Future too warm for baby sharks Future too warm for baby sharks Sharks are important predators that keep ocean ecosystems healthy New research has found as climate change causes the world's oceans to warm, baby sharks are born smaller, exhausted, undernourished and into environments that are already difficult for them to survive in. by ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies Posted 18 Jan 14:11 UTC Changes to BBC Shipping Forecast broadcasting time Changes to BBC Shipping Forecast broadcasting time On weekdays, there will be three broadcasts on LW and FM, 0048, 0520 and 1203 From Monday (18 January) there are some changes for the foreseeable future to the way the BBC will broadcast the UK Marine Weather Service - including the Shipping Forecast - owing to the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19). by Maritime and Coastguard Agency Posted 18 Jan 05:24 UTC No Plastic Waste Voyage update No Plastic Waste Voyage update The voyage across Bass Strait was rough While in Sydney Jon applied for a quarantine exemption to enter WA based on a projected 21 days solo at sea. Jon was subsequently granted a G2G Pass. Jon arrived in Albany on 9th January. by Stephen Davis Posted 17 Jan 05:45 UTC
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