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Sail-WorldCruising.com Newsletter: Trees, shrubs and seedlings

20/09/2018


Trees, shrubs and seedlings

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The first Bavaria C45 Ambition undergoing sail testing in Europe. - photo © Bavaria Yachts


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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 that will form borders, be highlights in a centrepiece, be spectacular floral tributes, and also those that will yield wonderful fruit.

Now firstly to Bavaria, who made the announcement towards the end of the Cannes Yachting Festival, that the good ship Bavaria Yachtbau would steam on with all models and employees there for the voyage. This is simply fantastic news, for despite losing €150k by not showing up with a display, it means that the craft the team worked on before the Summer break can now be finished and delivered. This new, solid backing from a German venture capital outfit means that the huge array of new models displayed at Düsseldorf that did so well, can now go forth and conquer the world.

Speaking of delivery, the C45 Style that showed up into Australia just before the Sydney International Boat Show was actually sold there. Such was the desire to get into some of the new innovations the craft held, a lot of which were tied into the great Cossutti hull form. There is a C45 Ambition due very soon, as well, and we look forward to getting into have a look at the differences a taller stick and deeper keel allow for.

 
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The very new Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 410 - photo © Rohan Veal
The very new Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 410 - photo © Rohan Veal

Jeanneau, another of the three great innovators in the production monohull market, got the new Sun Odyssey 410 out for some serious airtime at Cannes. It is hard not to be somewhat taken with this vessel, purely from the outside. That she will continue with many of the themes displayed so well in the award-winning 440, and super-looking 490, is assured.

Yet it is almost that she is trying desperately to not let too much of the cat (feline) out of the proverbial bag. I may have to wait until May 2019 to get my hands on one, but all who have seen her in the flesh do comment about what a statement she makes, even at rest. Now of course it is not jester hull form. There are the walk-around decks, German mainsheet system, and aft control lines to factor in to the whole package, but remember the 440 won all the awards for so many of these and more, and they are all present on the latest member of the armada!

 
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Fountaine Pajot new 45 - photo © Multihull Solutions
Fountaine Pajot new 45 - photo © Multihull Solutions

Another award winner is Fountaine-Pajot's Astréa 42, so it was no surprise that the new 45 shares some of those very elements like the Dreadnought bows, and adds a flying bridge. It is light, spacious, offers abundant storage, is sumptuous and comfortable, with offshore performance and large living spaces her distinguishing features.

Fountaine-Pajot also used Cannes as the launch pad for the new Alegria 67. On a boat as large as this, space was always going to be a big element, and you can choose to relax in a variety of locales on board, including an optional spa if you so wish. Sharing the experience with large numbers of people, safety and comfort are cornerstones of the mix.

The new Fountaine Pajot Alegria 67 - photo © Multihull Solutions
The new Fountaine Pajot Alegria 67 - photo © Multihull Solutions

 
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At another anchorage altogether now, and a few weeks ago we looked at old race boats becoming the express cruisers. Thank you for all the comment and discussion it started. Always very much appreciated. One can never cover a subject as complex and diverse as this in just the one editorial. So I dare say we are going to have the odd mention over the next few weeks, as we look into it some more.

Suffice to say for now, that trying to get a cruiser with all her gear on board around a windward/leeward course is always going to be difficult. Accelerating out of all those tacks, especially in the light, is going to become cumbersome and tiresome very quickly. However, something around fixed marks, or a passage race will offer more potential. Power to weight and hull form now become the serious part of the discussion, and we won't even attempt to start now, because we will run out of room.

 
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Suffice to say, we will be back. As I write that, I can remember a passage race some time ago now where we were on a light displacement 47-footer, and after a long, beam reach leg, the heavy, old school 67 we had passed ages ago showed up at the mark not too long after us, and we had flown an A-Bag for a good part of it. Clearly she had done well!

New X46 by X-Yachts of Denmark - photo © X-Yachts
New X46 by X-Yachts of Denmark - photo © X-Yachts

OK. Today you will find that we have information for you from the ARC, plastics and turtles, new X46 from X-Yachts, Wayfarer Rally, Portugal, Orcas, J/122E from J-Boats, up in the Northwest Passage, Viking Ship Museum, Boat Show season in North America, and a sincere set of best wishes for those in the Carolinas after Florence, and anyone in the way of Mangkhut, as well as much more.

So you see, there are stories, lessons, inspirations and history to regale yourself with. Please do savour... We're really enjoying bringing you the best stories from all over the globe. If you want to add to that, then please make contact with us via email.

 
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Remember too, if you want to see what is happening in the other Hemisphere, go to the top of the www.sail-worldcruising.com home page and the drag down menu on the right, select the other half of the globe and, voila, it's all there for you.

In the meantime, do you love being on the ocean? Well remember to love them back too. They need our help. Now more than ever! Until next time...
John Curnow
Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com

 
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Calgary Club Night - Imagine Sailing; and South Pacific Odyssey Continued
A double-header evening that moves from the idea of learning to sail to actually pursuing the offshore cruising dream

Join Ancasta at the Southampton Boat Show - Open until Sunday
This is the year to attend the show as there is a greater array of power and sailboats on the water than any previous year.

Study links natural climate oscillations in North Atlantic to Greenland Ice Sheet melt
Scientists have known for years that warming global climate is melting the Greenland Ice Sheet, the second largest ice sheet in the world.

Wayfarer International Rally 2018
Wayfarer sailors from eight nations gathered in Norfolk last week for the Wayfarer International Rally. Organiser Ralph Roberts saw his target of 100 participants exceeded as 114 people took to the water.

Electrical Skills for Cruisers: Interested in electricity and electronics in a boating environment?
Learn about safety, skills and theory to help troubleshoot and fix common electrical problems on your boat in a non-intimidating manner, with hands-on exercises to reinforce learning and improving your skills.

The new Fountaine Pajot Alegria 67
The jewel in the crown of Fountaine Pajot now has a name. The Alegria 67 was officially unveiled during the Cannes Yachting Festival in France, along with the first look at the stunning photos and video of this ultimate in cruising catamarans.

Pressing on to Portugal
Sailboards and kayaks gliding past on the soft breeze as the light turns pastel signalling the end of another glorious day on the Spanish Galician seaside. Drinks and dinners on one or other of the yachts in the fleet. Lazy days passing far to swiftly.

Endangered killer whale nighttime behavior
Underwater ship noise can disrupt the whales' use of echolocation, a series of rapid clicks, to detect, track and capture prey. That limits their foraging opportunities and forces them to expend extra energy at a time when they can least afford it.

ARC+ 2019: Entries now open
ARC+ takes sailors across the Atlantic from Gran Canaria to the Caribbean via the Cape Verde archipelago.

Gorgeous J/122E at Southampton Boat Show!
J/Boats United Kingdom dealer, Key Yachting Ltd., are exhibiting the gorgeous J/122E cruiser-racer at the Southampton Boat Show from 14th September to Sunday 23rd.

World ARC 2018-19 sailing to Christmas Island and Cocos Keeling
For the World ARC fleet Friday evening was Prize Giving time here in Lombok, the event was hosted at Marina Del Ray, the temporary base for the Rally whilst in Gili Gede.

Future of Bavaria Yachtbau secured
A private equity fund advised by the German investment company CMP Capital Management-Partners will continue Bavaria Yachtbau. The subsidiary Bavaria Catamarans is also being acquired.

New RNLI and GJW Direct Lifejacket Clinic association announced
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and GJW Direct have announced a new association, which will see GJW Direct become an official supporter of the RNLI's Lifejacket Clinics.

True's beaked whales: Secret no longer
Researchers from the Northeast Fisheries Science Center and colleagues surveyed the waters south of Cape Cod along the edge of the continental shelf and farther offshore looking for True's beaked whales, a species about which very little is known.

World ARC 2018-19 in Lombok, Indonesia
The new Marina Del Ray in Gilli Gede, Lombok, started to fill with World ARC boats today as the first few yachts completed Leg 9 of the Rally.

The Vicarious Captain: Meet the retiree who has guided vessels through the icy narrows
Victor's first response was friendly. He invited me over to hear a bit about what he does. We went back and forth. I mentioned I was heading to Ontario's cottage country the weekend before we would meet.

The Friends of the Viking Ship Museum have donated 250,000 DKK
With its length of over 30 meters, Sea Stallion is an impressive sight, but Roskilde 6 will be almost seven meters longer and require a crew of 100 in comparison to Sea Stallion's 60-strong crew.

Boat Show season commences with the Newport International Boat Show
Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport International Boat Show, announced today that it is filled to the brim with a record number of exhibitors, and has organized more activities and attractions for showgoers than ever before.

VI South Club Night - Sailing the South Indian Ocean and Around the Cape of Good Hope
Cresswell Walker and Irena Chmielowicz, aboard Conversations, took a less-travelled route home from the South Pacific and will share memories of the passage at our first Club night of the fall season.

Time to do some landscaping
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

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