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Known for it
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com
Interesting laws and even more intriguing interpretations of them is pretty much a byword... Interesting laws and even more intriguing interpretations of them is pretty much a byword in those parts. Lord knows they have been labelled an economic basket case...
Posted on 5 Dec
How to convert a sailboat to an electric vessel
by Fiona and Kevin Horig
Clipper is moored on the Brisbane River, and is a classic Alan Buchanan design In January of 2016 we purchased "Clipper". Prior to this we had not sailed or owned a sailboat. In October of this year, 2018, I successful installed an electric motor into my 28ft, 50 year old wooden sailboat.
Posted on 5 Dec
Infatuation
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com
We published our speed date with Jeanneau's Sun Odyssey 490 During the course of the week, we published our speed date with Jeanneau's Sun Odyssey 490. It is a succinct, five-minute video of going sailing with this most attractive and impressive of craft...
Posted on 28 Nov
Get the underside of your boat feeling fruity
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Andy Yeomans of Grapefruit Coatings and Sébastien Charles of RENOLIT We spoke to Andy Yeomans of Grapefruit Coatings and Sébastien Charles of RENOLIT about the RENOLIT DOLPHIN S coating which substantially limits growth on the underside of your hull.
Posted on 23 Nov
Spinlock's DAME Award winning Sail-Sense
by Mark Jardine
We talk to Ash Holmes about the device and app YachtsandYachting.com spoke to Ash Holmes at the METS 2018 marine trade fair, about the DAME Award that Spinlock have just won in the marine electronics category.
Posted on 22 Nov
They weren't kidding!
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com
This home has a sailboat hanging from the ceiling We had a note from a reader. Thank you very much. She hails from Victoria, up in British Columbia. Cheers on that. It seemed pretty simple. One line was enough not only enough to pique my curiosity, but take me all the way in.
Posted on 21 Nov
Sail Away with Sunsail's Yacht Ownership Programme
by Sarah Heron
We catch up with Julian Adams to find out more about their unique scheme Sunsail are well-known for their award-winning yacht charter holidays, but fewer people realize they sell boats too! We caught up with Julian Adams from Sunsail's ownership programme and found out more about their unique take on yacht ownership.
Posted on 19 Nov
They'd all been there
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com
Apart from the indigenous populations, Europeans had wandered through the place Now apart from the indigenous populations, all the Europeans had wandered through the place at various times. Some had taken hold of various portions of the grander area, and then ultimately been booted out like say the Japanese,
Posted on 14 Nov
Robin Clegg on microplastics and the VOR
by David Schmidt
An interview with Robin Clegg about microplastics and the Volvo Ocean Race's Sustainability Program I checked in with Robin Clegg, who handles sustainability communications for the Volvo Ocean Race, via email, to find out more about microplastics, the VOR's Sustainability Program, and the results that this forward-leaning program delivered.
Posted on 14 Nov
DAME Awards special mention for Scanstrut
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Grant Fox about Scanstrut's new products At the METS 2018 marine trade fair we spoke to Grant Fox, Marketing Manager at Scanstrut, who were nominated at this year's show for a DAME award, and received a special mention in the design category for their wireless charging products.
Posted on 14 Nov
Please heed the warnings
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com
Most people know that there are many dangerous creatures in Australia Most people know that there are many dangerous creatures in Australia. Whether they are small and venomous, or large and powerful, the devastating and quick result can be the same.
Posted on 7 Nov
Stories to tell
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com
Oh yes. We do have some stuff to say! Oh yes. We do have some stuff to say. First up, apologies for not sending a newsletter last week. I was somewhat GABO (got a bit on). I won't lie. I was at the Etchells Worlds Championship in Brisbane.
Posted on 30 Oct
Self Serve
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com
And we are not talking about the all you can eat buffet And we are not talking about the all you can eat buffet, either. However, when did you ever walk past one without the plate completely overflowing?
Posted on 17 Oct
Changing times - changing solution
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com
More and more new-to-sailing adventurers are taking to the sea More and more new-to-sailing adventurers are taking to the sea. They need skills. Some, like Multihull Central, who have their SEAbbatical program in place, can show them how to buy, run, gain knowledge and experience...
Posted on 10 Oct
Well, Mr. Tracy
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com
It is around 12 months ago that I got to meet Damien Jacob from Beneteau It is around 12 months ago that I first got to meet Damien Jacob from Beneteau whilst we bobbed around the Mediterranean, just of Barcelona. I was fortunate enough to catch him again, this year at the Sydney International Boat Show...
Posted on 3 Oct
Elan Yachts return to their roots
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Marko Škrbin, Director of the Marine Division At TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show we spoke to Marko Škrbin, Director of the Marine Division at Elan Yachts. Their E3, E4 and E5 yachts take Elan back to their roots, where they had a strong reputation in the performance cruiser racer market.
Posted on 27 Sep
Steady on.
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com
Hold up. Just take a breath, please. No one likes to hear reports of injuries or fatalities Hold up. Just take a breath, please. No one I know likes to hear reports of injuries or fatalities, and I am certainly of the same ilk. I have been saddened to hear of two recent shark attacks in Queensland's Whitsunday Islands...
Posted on 26 Sep
Trees, shrubs and seedlings
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com
After looking at the whole marketplace in 'Time to do some landscaping' last week After looking at the whole marketplace in Time to do some landscaping last week, some more elements have subsequently fallen into place. So we'll borrow the theme, and go off to have a look at some of the plants...
Posted on 19 Sep
Time to do some landscaping
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com
Jon Sanders once said to me that he went sailing because he could not garden The great Jon Sanders once said to me that he went sailing because he could not garden. That makes a lot of sense to me, and obviously Jon, as well. Yet today, our pursuit is not so much about horticultural interests
Posted on 12 Sep
The bejesus
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com
I just want to quickly say that there were numerous occurrences this week that did kind of scare me Before we end up looking like some trashy newsprint rag, I just want to quickly say that there were numerous occurrences this week that did kind of scare the proverbial out of me. The first had to be the material from western Japan and typhoon Jebi
Posted on 6 Sep
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