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Sail-World Cruising Northern Features

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
What a good idea!
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com
Look at any marina. There are plenty of cats in the pens (slips). Look at any marina. There are plenty of cats in the pens (slips). Take a look at an anchorage, and you are bound to find Seawinds and Fountaine Pajots already there, because cruisers use these sorts of brands. A lot!
Posted on 30 Aug
When is a racer a cruiser?
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com
It is an interesting question. Especially so in a time when... It is an interesting question. Especially so in a time when the crossovers between the two have been well documented on this here site.
Posted on 24 Aug
The food coma
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com
After gorging oneself at The Smörgåsbord, you end up nearly delirious. After gorging oneself at The Smörgåsbord, you end up nearly delirious. It's called the food coma, and often involves a wee nap directly after the meal. It can be one of the most blissful set of moments you can gather into the one space at the same time.
Posted on 15 Aug
Are we looking at the first?
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com
Over the last two years we have spoken a lot about the crossover between cruising and racing Over the last two years we have spoken a lot about the crossover between cruising and racing. The early signs were reasonably subtle.
Posted on 9 Aug
Totally incongruous (for a change)
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com
It might seem somewhat bizarre It might seem somewhat bizarre. I had started by looking at some pics and information about Amel's European Yacht of the Year in the luxury cruiser category.
Posted on 1 Aug
The Smörgåsbord
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com
The notion of a feast of delights somewhat overwhelmed me Sitting here a week out from this region's major event, the Sydney International Boat Show, the notion of a feast of delights somewhat overwhelmed me. Yes. There is a wide and interesting range of treats about to be laid out before us...
Posted on 25 Jul
Sometimes you're just plain lucky
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com
You set a date for a sail, and there is no wind to speak of all morning You set a date for a sail, and there is no wind to speak of all morning. There's nary a breath when you show up after lunch, either. But you had a plan, and that included afternoon sea breezes.
Posted on 18 Jul
I'm so excited
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com
Indeed there are many reasons that I am so excited Indeed there are many reasons that I am so excited. So much so, that I could just about become one of the Pointer Sisters! Nearly. It would be the distinct lack of pitch in the upper vocal range that would bring me undone, however. Doh.
Posted on 13 Jul
Tucked in a funnel
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com
Well no. We are not off to investigate stowaways Well no. We are not off to investigate stowaways, and the funnel would be a lousy place, especially once they cranked up the mains.
Posted on 4 Jul
In vino veritas
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com
I'm not the first to write about sailing's strong links to other of life's pursuits Now I would not be the first to write about sailing and its strong links to other of life's pursuits. The collecting and/or racing of automotive treasures, and viniculture, or even more precisely oenology come to mind without even trying.
Posted on 28 Jun
B&G's new wind sensors - we speak to Mike Sugden
by Mark Jardine
Wired and wireless versions offer revolutionary gains We spoke to Mike Sugden of B&G about the WS310 and WS320, the new wired and wireless wind sensors launched on the 13th June.
Posted on 26 Jun
The only dumb question
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com
Is the one not asked, right? This has to be one of my all time favourite sayings Is the one not asked, right? This has to be one of my all time favourite sayings, and seems as pertinent as ever, no matter whether you're around boats at the time, or driving a car and being aware of the speed cameras.
Posted on 20 Jun
Seldén sponsored sailors leave Falmouth
by Susannah Hart, Seldén Mast
For the start of the 2018 Golden Globe Race Last week, on the 14th June Seldén sponsored sailors, Susie Goodall and Antoine Cousot, along with the rest of the 19 strong fleet of intrepid adventurers departed Falmouth to join the start of the 2018 Golden Globe Race.
Posted on 19 Jun
And we're done
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com
Over the last while we have made a point of looking at what the modern cruiser needs to be Over the last while we have made a point of looking at what the modern cruiser needs to be. It is a fairly subjective discussion on the one hand, given how different we all are, but there are some good, factual elements to consider...
Posted on 14 Jun
Almost there
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com
We've been talking about boats over the last couple of newsletters We've been talking about boats over the last couple of newsletters. That's pretty handy considering we are cruising site…
Posted on 8 Jun
Not a segue
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com
No there is not one being built right now. And to some, the next item is even a dirty word. No there is not one being built right now. And to some, the next item is even a dirty word. So before we get back in to talking about boats, as started last time in The School Bus, we are going to have a quick word on the subject of insurance.
Posted on 1 Jun
B&G's Vulcan Range
by Mark Jardine
More affordable than you may think With a background and pedigree in the Grand Prix yacht racing circuits, and on some of the most prestigious yachts in the world, many club sailors believe a B&G system is out of reach for their yacht, but could be more accessible than you think.
Posted on 23 May
The School Bus
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com
You've probably all heard the urban myth about the school bus that gets wedged in a tunnel? You've probably all heard the urban myth about the school bus that gets wedged in a tunnel? The driver, representatives of the bus line, roads board, police, and fire brigade are all hanging around discussing the best way to resolve the dilemma.
Posted on 18 May
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