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Cruising Northern Features

Get on the Water with Borrow a Boat
by Mark Jardine
We caught up with Matt Ovenden about their plans to make getting out on the water accessible to all We caught up with Matt Ovenden, founder of BorrowaBoat.com, recent sponsors of Southampton Boat Show and industry innovators, about their plans to make getting out on the water accessible to all.
Posted on 7 Nov
Make 2019 count! Sustainable sailing clothing
by Gael Pawson
More and more technical fabrics are made out of recycled plastic bottles A staggeringly huge amount of waste is produced by the fashion industry. As the cost of most products doesn't include the cost of disposal, or their drain on resources and the environment, we have got to a stage where clothing is generally too cheap.
Posted on 24 Oct
Just wandering
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com
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.
Posted on 15 Oct
Make 2019 count! Beach clean
by Gael Pawson
Big or small, here's how to make it fun It might seem like an impossible task, but cleaning up our beaches is one way all sailors can all make a difference, and it can be fun too, as increasing numbers of our community are realising.
Posted on 13 Sep
Just how close?
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com
Thoughts of record books are far from Jeanne Socrates' mind Thoughts of record books are far from Jeanne Socrates' mind. Frustration is actually the number one element the inimitable and inspirational sailor is dealing with presently.
Posted on 29 Aug
Make 2019 count! Travel
by Gael Pawson
One thing us sailors love is to travel So one thing us sailors love is to travel - open meetings, regattas, even the club we belong to might not be on our doorstep. How can we continue to enjoy our sport but make our participation more sustainable at the same time?
Posted on 10 Aug
You don't have to look too far…
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com
It is always important to keep the eyes out of the boat when sailing It is always important to keep the eyes out of the boat when sailing. Alas, we won't have to be peering at the horizon to get a handle on this one....
Posted on 10 Aug
The definition of Safety Gear
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com
Of course everyone has it, and everyone hopes they never have to use it Of course everyone has it, and equally, everyone hopes they never have to use it. However, when it all goes South on you, it's really good to know it is all there, and in working order...
Posted on 8 Jul
Make 2019 count! Food and drink
by Gael Pawson
How sailors who love the sea can think about what they eat and drink There are a number of ways we can make our food and drink choices more sustainable. We are going to concentrate on two main strands here. First packaging and simple ways to slim down our plastic use and second the actual food we choose to consume.
Posted on 5 Jul
Never Say Die!
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com
Jeanne Socrates - already incredibly inspirational She's already incredibly inspirational, however she is probably best described as the human embodiment of perseverance, resilience, and dogged determination.
Posted on 19 Jun
Make 2019 count! Reusable rather than disposable
by Gael Pawson
What do Olympic gold medallist sailors use? If we all changed as many of the disposable items we use to reusable alternatives we'd make a huge impact on our sustainability. It's not just the products themselves, but the chemicals. It doesn't have to be all or nothing.
Posted on 12 Jun
Learn from the best
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com
She certainly knows a lot about the ecstasy of it all, and certainly the agony Even if that means having to take in some of the worst. Yes, she certainly knows a lot about the ecstasy of it all, and certainly the agony that goes with it. She has been a really good pal to us all here at Sail-World over the years.
Posted on 7 Jun
Not the only one
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com
It would be wonderful to be able to do all the miles you have in your mind It would be wonderful to be able to do all the miles you have in your mind. Alas, especially at the moment, it is just not going to happen.
Posted on 16 May
Heading towards the top
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com
A little while back we got to meet solo sailor Andrew Bedwell A little while back in "Still here, promise" we got to meet Andrew Bedwell. He captured our imagination for a couple of reasons. He had already sailed up to Iceland, and he was doing it all because his young daughter was inspiring him.
Posted on 10 May
Just two to go
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com
Two of the world's great capes to go, then a wee jaunt back up the Pacific Just two of the world's great capes to go, then there's a wee ‘jaunt' back up the Pacific, and she's done. So that ‘she' can only be the almost indescribable gem that is Jeanne Socrates, and it all seemed fitting that I spoke with her on Anzac Day
Posted on 1 May
Make 2019 count! Leaner, greener washbags
by Gael Pawson
More space in your sailing kit bag, and less environmental impact When it comes to our own cleaning products, there are a lot of simple switches that can dramatically reduce our plastic use, waste and environmental impact. They also can free up space in your kitbag by dramatically reducing what you need.
Posted on 29 Apr
Life Raft and Life Jacket Servicing Importance
by Mark Jardine
With Ocean Safety's Service Manager David Godfrey We spoke to David Godfrey, the Service Manager at Ocean Safety about the importance of life raft and life jacket servicing. These are items which every yacht owner has on board, but are often not maintained appropriately.
Posted on 24 Apr
Very lucky boy
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com
You certainly are when you get to look at a river like this You certainly are when you get to look at a river like this. When you then see the cruisers enjoying some time on the glorious and somewhat expansive Clarence River, well it just sought of makes a whole lot of sense.
Posted on 23 Apr
Different strokes…
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com
Was a time when you started sailing when young, and kept on doing Was a time when sailing was something you started at when young, and kept on doing all the way through. Now the ways it all happened changed as the circumstances of your life unfolded....
Posted on 10 Apr
Make 2019 count! Kinder cleaning
by Gael Pawson
Gael Pawson's thoughts on how sailors can be kinder to the environment Cleaning products can account for more waste than we might think and there are plenty of alternatives that can make a significant difference to your impact on the world. Here are a few ways to cut our negative impact on the environment.
Posted on 5 Apr
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