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  • Sailfest Sarnia races run Saturday and Sunday - Sarnia Observer

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    3 Jul 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Sarnia ObserverSailfest Sarnia races run Saturday and SundaySarnia ObserverHewson, and Ontario Sailing Team members, were at the Sarnia Yacht Club Friday, teaching sailors and coaches in the regatta — one of four stops on Ontario Sailing's “gold cup” Grand Prix Development Series — about sailing in current-laden waters.16th Annual Sailfest On This WeekendBlackburnNews.comall 2 news articles »
  • Greek Campaigns, Neck and Neck, Reach Dramatic Finale

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    3 Jul 2015 | 8:37 am
    On a night filled with emotion and packed city squares, naysaying Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his "yes" vote rivals made their final pitches Friday at bailout referendum rallies, as polls showed the two sides in a dead heat. More than 40,000 ...
  • Friends, family call off searches for missing US sailor

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    3 Jul 2015 | 1:53 pm
    The Naples-based sailor was last seen June 25 when he left Miami's U.S. Sailing Center in a 15-foot inflatable powerboat. The boat was found idling later that day near Dinner Key with Moore's belongings still in it.
  • One race today and all to play for tomorrow at the ORC World Championship

    BYM Sailing News
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:31 pm
    All classes finished offshore races last night, one race held in light air today; discards re-shuffle & compresses results at the top for final showdown tomorrow Barcelona, Spain - Yet another day of hot sun and light 6-8 knot conditions today ...
  • One race today and all to play for tomorrow at the ORC World Championship

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    BYM Sailing News
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:31 pm
    All classes finished offshore races last night, one race held in light air today; discards re-shuffle & compresses results at the top for final showdown tomorrow Barcelona, Spain - Yet another day of hot sun and light 6-8 knot conditions today ...
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  • Sailfest Sarnia races run Saturday and Sunday - Sarnia Observer

    3 Jul 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Sarnia ObserverSailfest Sarnia races run Saturday and SundaySarnia ObserverHewson, and Ontario Sailing Team members, were at the Sarnia Yacht Club Friday, teaching sailors and coaches in the regatta — one of four stops on Ontario Sailing's “gold cup” Grand Prix Development Series — about sailing in current-laden waters.16th Annual Sailfest On This WeekendBlackburnNews.comall 2 news articles »
  • Smooth sailing for Brennan's Valdez after bumpy ride - mySanAntonio.com (blog)

    3 Jul 2015 | 12:15 pm
    mySanAntonio.com (blog)Smooth sailing for Brennan's Valdez after bumpy ridemySanAntonio.com (blog)Brennan's Megan Valdez (13) was one of the stars at the recent Southeastern Louisiana University basketball camp for girls. The university offered the junior a scholorship to play next season. Brennan's Megan Valdez impressed Southeastern Louisiana ...
  • J/70 Worlds: Five continents to compete for title - Scuttlebutt Sailing News

    3 Jul 2015 | 11:22 am
    Scuttlebutt Sailing NewsJ/70 Worlds: Five continents to compete for titleScuttlebutt Sailing NewsThe story of the event could be the challenging, often shifty conditions, in the sailing area called “les Pertuis”. It is characterized by the regularity of the sea breeze and its interaction with the synoptical winds in the region. The winds are
  • Offshore Racing Association and US Sailing working together for handicap racing - Scuttlebutt Sailing News

    3 Jul 2015 | 9:02 am
    Scuttlebutt Sailing NewsOffshore Racing Association and US Sailing working together for handicap racingScuttlebutt Sailing News(July 3, 2015) – The Offshore Racing Association (ORA), owner of the Offshore Racing Rule (ORR) and High Performance Rule (HPR), has a new agreement with US Sailing's Offshore Office that will bring enhancements, and improved support and service for ...
  • More Money and Multihulls coming to World Match Racing Tour - Scuttlebutt Sailing News

    3 Jul 2015 | 7:56 am
    Scuttlebutt Sailing NewsMore Money and Multihulls coming to World Match Racing TourScuttlebutt Sailing NewsThe World Match Racing Tour is the longest running global professional sailing series, now in it's 16th consecutive season with 19 global events including seven World Championship events. A press conference was held by the World Match Racing Tour and ...Stena Match Cup Sweden: Light airs challenge teams in hunt for quarter final placeBYM News (press release)2015 Stena Match Cup Sweden – GAC Pindar leads qualifying racesSail WorldFancy a US$1m bonus? Just win the World Match…
 
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  • Greek Campaigns, Neck and Neck, Reach Dramatic Finale

    3 Jul 2015 | 8:37 am
    On a night filled with emotion and packed city squares, naysaying Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his "yes" vote rivals made their final pitches Friday at bailout referendum rallies, as polls showed the two sides in a dead heat. More than 40,000 ...
  • Checking on your doctor? Fed's database flawed

    3 Jul 2015 | 8:33 am
    National Provider Identifier numbers that patients can search in an online database are wrong in tens of thousands of cases. (Photo: Valentyn Volkov, Getty Images/iStockphoto) CINCINNATI — A federal database meant to help patients learn more about ...
  • Plenty Will Claim to Be Uncle Sam, but a Few Can Prove the Lineage

    3 Jul 2015 | 8:33 am
    In parades across the country on Saturday, lanky men on stilts sporting red and white striped pants, star-spangled top hats and gray goatees will pretend to be Uncle Sam. In Conway, Ark., James Black would perform that role after he retired as a cattle ...
  • Scott Disick "Partying Hard" and "Off the Wagon" in South of France Without Kourtney Kardashian

    3 Jul 2015 | 8:32 am
    Scott Disick is showing cause for concern with his partying habits…again. After being spotted in the South of France letting loose and looking cozy with a woman other than longtime girlfriend Kourtney Kardashian, the father of three has his friends very ...
  • Thousands Of Greeks Rally In Athens Ahead Of Crucial Referendum

    3 Jul 2015 | 8:31 am
    ATHENS, July 3 (Reuters) - Greeks took to the streets in their tens of thousands on Friday in rival rallies that laid bare the deep divide heading into a referendum that may decide the country's future in Europe's single currency. Prime Minister Alexis ...
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  • Friends, family call off searches for missing US sailor

    3 Jul 2015 | 1:53 pm
    The Naples-based sailor was last seen June 25 when he left Miami's U.S. Sailing Center in a 15-foot inflatable powerboat. The boat was found idling later that day near Dinner Key with Moore's belongings still in it.
  • Samuel Cunard's P.E.I. descendants sailing on memorial voyage

    3 Jul 2015 | 1:47 pm
    On Saturday, the Queen Mary 2 will leave the docks in Southampton to recreate the first ever transatlantic crossing, made by the first Cunard ship, the Britannia. Hugh Paton, the great-great-great-grandson of Halifax businessman Sir Samuel Cunard, and his family will be aboard the Queen Mary 2, one of three ocean liners in the Cunard line, now part of the Carnival Corporation.
  • "Paint the Peninsula" Fresh Paint Fundraiser At the Blue Hill Public Library

    3 Jul 2015 | 1:12 pm
    The Blue Hill Peninsula is home to some of the most iconic views in the state-bays dotted with islands, saltwater farms with weathered barns, the dramatic tumult of the reversing falls, Blue Hill Mountain, fishing boats and sailing skiffs-it seems every bend in the road reveals another breathtaking vista. On the morning of Saturday July 18th, over 70 invited artists will participate in Paint the Peninsula to capture those views in watercolor, oil, pencil, ink, pastel or any other medium that strikes their fancy.
  • New Horizons Probe's July 14 Pluto Flyby: Complete Coverage

    3 Jul 2015 | 1:11 pm
    On July 14, New Horizons will perform the first-ever flyby of the faraway dwarf planet, zooming within 7,800 miles of its frigid surface. The close encounter will give researchers their first up-close looks at Pluto, which has remained mysterious since its 1930 discovery.
  • Family calls off search for missing Olympic sailor

    3 Jul 2015 | 1:09 pm
    Search for missing Olympic sailor Trevor Moore called off by family Trevor Moore's friends and family have called off their own searches for the missing U.S. Olympic sailor. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1Izq90e Erik Storck and Trevor Moore of the United States compete in a 49er men's skiff race during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Weymouth.
 
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  • One race today and all to play for tomorrow at the ORC World Championship

    3 Jul 2015 | 1:31 pm
    All classes finished offshore races last night, one race held in light air today; discards re-shuffle & compresses results at the top for final showdown tomorrow Barcelona, Spain - Yet another day of hot sun and light 6-8 knot conditions today ...
  • Grandeur Nature Vérandas grabs the first win of the Tour 2015

    3 Jul 2015 | 1:03 pm
    Jean-Christophe Mourniac, Tim Mourniac and Pierre-Yves Durand win the first race of Act 1 in the 38th Tour de France à la Voile. They crossed the finish line of the coastal race off Malo-les-Bains (Dunkirk seaside) at 16.39 after ...
  • Melges 24 World Championship 2015: No wind, no racing

    3 Jul 2015 | 12:58 pm
    Sometimes it happens also in Middelfart that, after a breezy day, you have to lie in the marina waiting for some puff of wind. A lie that today ended with the AP flag over Alfa, so it means that ...
  • Transatlantic Race 2015: Next Stop Europe

    3 Jul 2015 | 12:54 pm
    (Friday, July 3, 2015) –This morning at 03:46 EDT (07:46 UTC), Mariette of 1915 was first yacht in the 2015 Transatlantic Race fleet to pass the southeastern limit of the Ice Exclusion Zone surrounding the Grand Banks, south of ...
  • Swiss team Safram wins Lake Balaton Blue Ribbon

    3 Jul 2015 | 12:28 pm
    Rodolphe Gautier’s Swiss multihull Safram won the Blue Ribbon (Kékszalag) on Lake Balaton today in Hungary after a gruelling 17-hour race that saw the Ventilo M1 catamaran, helmed by Christophe Peclard, finish 15 minutes ahead of nearest rivals on ...
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  • One race today and all to play for tomorrow at the ORC World Championship

    BYM Sailing News
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:31 pm
    All classes finished offshore races last night, one race held in light air today; discards re-shuffle & compresses results at the top for final showdown tomorrow Barcelona, Spain - Yet another day of hot sun and light 6-8 knot conditions today ...
  • Grandeur Nature Vérandas grabs the first win of the Tour 2015

    BYM Sailing News
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:03 pm
    Jean-Christophe Mourniac, Tim Mourniac and Pierre-Yves Durand win the first race of Act 1 in the 38th Tour de France à la Voile. They crossed the finish line of the coastal race off Malo-les-Bains (Dunkirk seaside) at 16.39 after ...
  • Melges 24 World Championship 2015: No wind, no racing

    BYM Sailing News
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:58 pm
    Sometimes it happens also in Middelfart that, after a breezy day, you have to lie in the marina waiting for some puff of wind. A lie that today ended with the AP flag over Alfa, so it means that ...
  • Transatlantic Race 2015: Next Stop Europe

    BYM Sailing News
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:54 pm
    (Friday, July 3, 2015) –This morning at 03:46 EDT (07:46 UTC), Mariette of 1915 was first yacht in the 2015 Transatlantic Race fleet to pass the southeastern limit of the Ice Exclusion Zone surrounding the Grand Banks, south of ...
  • Swiss team Safram wins Lake Balaton Blue Ribbon

    BYM Sailing News
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:28 pm
    Rodolphe Gautier’s Swiss multihull Safram won the Blue Ribbon (Kékszalag) on Lake Balaton today in Hungary after a gruelling 17-hour race that saw the Ventilo M1 catamaran, helmed by Christophe Peclard, finish 15 minutes ahead of nearest rivals on ...
 
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  • SL showcased at APAC Yachting Conference - nation.lk - The Nation Newspaper

    3 Jul 2015 | 12:56 pm
    nation.lk - The Nation NewspaperSL showcased at APAC Yachting Conferencenation.lk - The Nation NewspaperThe tow-day Asia Pacific Yachting Conference, which coincided with the Singapore Yacht Show, was attended by a delegation from the Sri Lanka Government. A prominent speaker at the conference, and at the Asia Boating Forum that followed, was ...
  • 2015 Yachting Shanghai kicks off next week - Superyacht Times

    1 Jul 2015 | 7:04 am
    Superyacht Times2015 Yachting Shanghai kicks off next weekSuperyacht Times2015 Yachting Shanghai - the International Marine Festival, organised by Expo Shanghai Group and presented by Shanghai Yuanzhou Cultural Communication Co. Ltd. is a luxury yachting and lifestyle event in Shanghai Houtan Park and the 21st Minsheng ...
  • Yachting Tasmania awards to Matt Bugg and Amelia Catt - My Sailing

    30 Jun 2015 | 12:09 am
    Yachting Tasmania awards to Matt Bugg and Amelia CattMy SailingMatt Bugg's father Ron, President of Yachting Tasmania and Commodore of the Derwent Sailing Squadron, presented the Male Sailor of the Year award to his son, while Amelia's Catt accepted the Female Sailor of the Year award by video from Europe.
  • Sri Lanka showcased at Asia Pacific Yachting Conference - Asian Tribune

    29 Jun 2015 | 6:36 pm
    Sri Lanka showcased at Asia Pacific Yachting ConferenceAsian TribuneThe 2-day Asia Pacific Yachting Conference, which coincided with the Singapore Yacht Show, was attended by a delegation from the Sri Lanka Government. A prominent speaker at the conference, and at the Asia Boating Forum that followed, was Simon ...and more »
  • Life onboard in yachting, captains keep the balance - The Triton

    29 Jun 2015 | 11:29 am
    The TritonLife onboard in yachting, captains keep the balanceThe TritonWith a career choice that for many means being on call 24/7, a personal life can be an inconvenient thing. Even for yacht captains and crew who receive scheduled vacation time or rotations, emergencies arise and the boat calls. When they are able to
 
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  • Fancy a US$1m bonus? Just win the World Match Racing Tour and it’s yours

    Matthew Sheahan
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:25 am
    The World Match Racing Tour has not only announced some big new prize more in 2016, but the match racing series is making a move to cats as wellIt’s been a busy and expensive few weeks for the organisers of the World Match Racing Tour. First came the news that the tour had been bought by Swedish boatbuilding company Aston Harald AB. Then came news of what the organisers describe as, ‘the biggest ever prize purse in the history of the sport’, a US $1 million cash bonus to be awarded to the ISAF Match Racing World Champion from 2016, as well as a change to the final venue from Malaysia to…
  • Breathing on the Dragon class – how the long-lived keelboat gets a makeover in Dubai

    Matthew Sheahan
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    One of the most famous keelboat classes in the world gets a huge makeover in Dubai. Matthew Sheahan went to find out moreThe new Dragon from Premier Composite Technology has been subtly refined in all areasReceiving Olympic status is not always the blessing you might expect. The rate at which some of the world’s best sailors and teams refine and develop Olympic class boats and the costs that ensue can be a problem in the longer term. You can end up with highly refined boats that often have short competitive shelf lives, taking them out of the normal league for amateur sailors and damaging…
  • The best Volvo Ocean Race video yet? A gripping movie showing how heroic yacht racing can be

    Toby Hodges
    2 Jul 2015 | 3:38 am
    If you only watch one video this week, make it this one...The eyes of Abu Dhabi skipper Ian Walker tell the story Using voiceovers from each of the skippers and stylish photography throughout, the Volvo Ocean Race team has done a great job at both distilling its nine month race into a 10 minute video and revealing the sacrifice and exhaustion required and experienced by the race crews. The Unforgiving Ocean is raw and emotional, epitomised by Ian Walker’s grizzled, salt-ravaged face – and it even has some Johnny Cash in there. What’s not to like? The eyes of victorious Abu Dhabi skipper…
  • Tested: boom brakes and preventers, including Walder boom brake and Wichard Gyb’Easy

    Pip Hare
    1 Jul 2015 | 2:23 am
    Pip Hare tests three products designed to prevent or ease a crash gybe alongside a traditional rope preventer rigged to lead forward and then back to the cockpitThe Wichard Gyb'Easy set up on the boom of a Dufour 385 for Pip's test. All photos: Paul WyethA shout, the mainsheet whips through the cockpit and the boom crashes onto the other side of the boat – everyone has had a bad gybing experience at some point. Most of us develop the automatic flinch reaction or dive for the helm as we feel the pressure come off the mainsail just before the boom heads in towards the cockpit. In reality,…
  • Fancy some foiling? How you learn to fly flying in minutes on the new White Formula Whisper catamaran

    Matthew Sheahan
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:07 am
    Foiling for all is the aim of the White Formula Whisper, a new production catamaran which sets out to bring hydrofoils to club sailors. Matthew Sheahan gets to grips with this innovative new design and finds out whether it is realistic for us to get excited at the prospect of taking flight“If you can sail, you can foil this boat,” said Rob White of White Formula, a company that has a long list of internationally successful production catamarans to its name including the; Dart 18, Spitfire, Shadow, Shockwave F18, Sprint 15 and many more. But perhaps you’d expect him to say that. A…
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  • ZEPHYR: TransAtlantic 2015

    3 Jul 2015 | 1:49 pm
    Yesterday was true champagne sailing as Zephyr powered her way to a new record �- 254.4 nm in a 24 hour daily run. This was largely thanks to the diligence of our skipper who ensured we were positioned to catch one of the wonders of the world �- the Gulf Stream �- in places only a few miles wide but put yourself in the right place and you have 2-4 kts helping you along. The downside has been the sea temperature which for the most part has been 28 degrees, so making for stifling conditions below. The upside has the flying fish whose graceful flight skimming over the surface of the sea…
  • Moor R&R I toke no ressponsibility for spilling, grammar. and Punctuation.. My incitful commentary, and witty anicdotes should b enough. : Police presence in Mackay Marina.

    3 Jul 2015 | 1:43 pm
    Yesterday while walking (yes I still do it) up to the Boat Yard to try to find a through hull fitting for the dinghy bung, I noticed police talking all the rego numbers in car park and cheeking up on there origin.
  • 2 clueless day skippers with Patience: DAY 19 - La Rochelle - hooray !

    3 Jul 2015 | 1:37 pm
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  • Blue Water Surrender : Adonai loves Mermaid Reef with Troop554 Whitefeild Ga.

    3 Jul 2015 | 1:04 pm
    Adonai welcomes Whitefeild Ga. Troop 554 to the sail and explore the Sea of Abaco. Arriving late with a super attitude and smiling faces despite lost luggage, delayed flights, and dinner at 9:30 p.m. I believe the the adventure has begone! Sunday morning heading out to Mermaid Reef which a great introductory snorkel for the any first time snorkelers. Coming from the Fl Keys where are kids are born with a snorkel in their mouths, I can forget that this is a first time experience for many. The colorful fish below and rich coral filled with life is an eye opener to the sea screaming out Gods…
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  • Day 1-3 of class! 

    ericjackson227
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:39 am
    Class started out great the first 3 days we would be covering personal survival techniques, firefighting and elementary first aid. Day one started off much like any college class, look around, pick a seat, and wait for something to happen. Our instructor Jurgen would be teaching us for the next 2 days. Once everyone showed up for class we had to finalize our paperwork and get our uniforms. I still had to pay the rest of the fee and turn in my medical papers so I went into the office. Luckily I got it all sorted out, they handed me an official DMMA polo and I didn’t have to wait in line!
  • Everyone Loves Yachting Vacations

    memarktwain
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:05 pm
    Vacations are usually for the purpose of tourism & recreation. Vacations are often spent with friends or family and required to relax and refreshed your body, mind & soul. You can enjoy your vacation more efficiently by including a charter yacht in your planning for the trip. There is a fuss among the people that Yachting Vacations are only the sole preserve of rich & famous people. But now many yacht owners offer the opportunity to rent their boat to people for their dream vacations. You can rent a boat on your own if you know how to sailing or if you don’t then you can get a…
  • SLYS News - Issue #7, June/July 1990

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    1 Jul 2015 | 9:58 am
  • Rick Blue: Lake St-Louis – the West Island's greatest asset

    Brenda O'Farrell, Montreal Gazette
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:29 am
    I have this friend, Jolyon, who has a boat. He is a jolly guy and I have been out on Lake St-Louis with him a number of times over the last 20 years. He used to call me up on beautiful days and ask me if I was doing anything. Even if I was, I always answered: “No. I’m not busy at all.” The lake is one of the great resources of the West Island. And just being able to see it as you go for a walk down Lakeshore Road or drive along Beaconsfield Boulevard is a treat. But to be out on it is even better. My friend has a sailboat, too. The real thing. A sloop. When my son was younger, we’d…
  • Step #1 to my future on the high seas and what i'm doing in the Philippines!

    ericjackson227
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:23 am
    So I thought I would fill you all in on what I am currently doing and how it will set me up for the future I have always dreamed of having. You may or may not have seen or herd about what I am doing in the Philippines. Starting tomorrow I will be attending the DMMA College of the Southern Philippines (formally the Davao Merchant Maritime Academy) for an 8 day class to achieve my Maritime Basic Safety Training Certificate. This is also knows as an STCW 95 it is a make up of 4 different subjects, fire prevention/fighting, personal survival techniques, personal safety and social responsibility,…
 
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  • Welcome Wednesday!

    Amver Maritime Relations
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Here's some exciting news. This is our 1,000th post! It's a fitting tribute to the men and women who make Amver. Seafarers make Amver work. Without your willingness to send Amver reports and divert when necessary we couldn't save lives together. So far this year you've helped us save more than 300 lives. Thank you. Thank you for continuing to support safety at sea. Help us welcome the latest ships enrolled in the Amver system.VIKING STARSPECTRUM NG POSEIDONAHT VALIANTGEORG OLDENDORFFUASC AL KHORMORAYOSTORE BAYCOSTA DIADEMAYM WINNERWIDE BRAVOANTONIE OLDENDORFFOCEAN…
  • Amver ship saves two in Pacific rescue

    Amver Maritime Relations
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    The Amver participating bulk carrier Nord Voyager rescued two sailors from the disabled sailboat Sailfish approximately 670 miles south west of the Galapagos Islands on Monday, June 15, 2015.U.S. Coast Guard rescue personnel in Alameda, Calf. received a telephone call from a family member of two sailors reporting their boat was demasted and in distress. Within minutes of receiving the phone call, rescue personnel also received a 406 MHz Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) alert for the same location. Coast Guard authorities immediately queried the Amver system and located the…
  • Russian Amver ship assists ill sailor

    Amver Maritime Relations
    26 Jun 2015 | 7:42 am
    The Amver participating tanker Nevskiy Prospect provided medication to an ill French sailor in the Atlantic on Tuesday, June 9, 2015.Rescue personnel at MRCC Gris-Nez reported a 35 year old female aboard 43-foot sailboat sailing from the Caribbean to France was experiencing a medical issue and requested antibiotics and a doctor. U.S. Coast Guard rescue authorities assisted by running an Amver Surface Picture (SURPIC) and locating the Russian tanker Nevskiy Prospect. The crew of the Liberian flagged tanker agreed to divert and provide assistance."Please be advised that on 10 June 15…
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    Amver Maritime Relations
    24 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    Did you know you can enroll in Amver at any time? 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The entire enrollment process takes about 3 minutes per vessel. It isn't a burdensome task or a big deal. Well, unless you're one of the thousands of people a day in distress around the world. Then Amver participation is a big deal. Help us make sure no call for help goes un answered.FSL SINGAPOREBREEZE ZOE SCHULTEFENGTIENOLSO VENTURECAPRICORN MOONSCARABEEDWARDS BRUSCOUOS ENDEAVOURRAMFORAM ATLASSTENA IMPERIALSEABEELYDIA OLDENDORFFROBERTAECOFLEETKAHYASIBERGE SNOWDEONPhoto credit: Fotolia
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    Amver Maritime Relations
    17 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    Who joined Amver this week? You won't find this list anywhere else. If you want to know who joined Amver, who helped raise the bar for safety you'll find it here. Help us welcome the latest members of the Amver safety network.NEW PEACESHANGHAICAP SAN MARCOELKA COSMOSFRONT PANTHERFRONT TIGERYM WONDROUSMAERSK TEMAGOLDEN ASOJAG ARNAVNORTHERN LIGHTALASKA PROVIDERPACIFIC SCIROCCOMAITACA ARROWHOEGH GRACEBERGE HENG SHANHAFNIA MAGELLASEATTLE ENTERPRISEACE SPIRITATINASTI SPIGAATTIKI SBPhoto credit: Fotolia 
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  • Paul Kohlhoff aiming for the Olympics in the Nacra 17

    26 Jun 2015 | 10:07 am
    Kiel Week 2015 winner Paul Kohlhoff talks about his Olympic bid for Rio 2016 in the Nacra 17 catamaran. Only just turned 20 years old, he sails with the equally young Carolina Werner after building up a strong partnership in the 29er. This young German crew dominated Kiel Week and are aiming for Olympic selection for Germany....
  • Dee has conquered cancer, but can he conquer the Paralympics?

    12 Jun 2015 | 4:17 am
    No one would have been more surprised than Dee Smith himself if you had told the American professiona sailor eight years ago that this is what he’d be doing in 2015 - competing for a place in the Paralympics. It was in 2007, during the America’s Cup in Valencia, that Dee first discovered that a long-term cancer had been residing in his body and gradually eating away at his spine....
  • Luck in sailing: real or imagined?

    10 Jun 2015 | 12:44 pm
    Video: Top 470 sailor, Santiago Masseroni, reckons people are too ready to use luck as an excuse for their own failures, or other sailors' successes. Deep, philosophical stuff, but all the more interesting for it...
  • Laser sailing downwind: Be Fast, Be Safe **

    7 Jun 2015 | 2:18 pm
    The 2008 Olympic Champion Paul Goodison reveals the simple fact of downwind sailing in the Laser that escapes most sailors for most of their careers. Either you know this, or you don't. Crucial knowledge for anyone who wants to sail una-rig boats faster off the breeze. Not only will you sail faster, but you won't capsize as much either!
  • Why shouting gets you nowhere fast ***

    4 Jun 2015 | 1:52 pm
    A quiet boat is a fast boat, according to Tom Burnham, the pitman on top TP52 Quantum Racing. Which is why it's good to have a team where everyone knows what's going on tactically - even the musclemen on the grinding pedestals. And a shouty boat is nearly always a slow one. Tom offers some tips for how to reduce the noise - and stress level - on your boat...
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  • Irony is Ironic

    24 Jun 2015 | 9:09 am
    About a week ago I wrote about fixing our old boat.  Then a few days later, we had our furler come down due to a failed casting at the top of the mast.  One of my partners hit something and the furler broke off.  More to fix!  It may be a while till we are on the water.  I am off to the Brittney coast of France to explore their maritime heritage and explore the region.  It would be great if a sailing opportunity presents itself.  The Bay of Biscay is a sailors paradise!
  • Best of Burning Man

    19 Jun 2015 | 5:46 am
    I attended last years edition of Burning Man in Black Rock Desert.  My wife and I joined 30 other burners in a camp called High Maintenance.  Each night, part of the group prepared a gourmet dinner with fine wines.  It was amazing.  The highlight was our art car.  Charlie manned the helm each day and night for our pilgrimage to the Playa.  We picked up random strangers and gave them a ride to where ever we were going.  We met all sorts of people that were ecstatic to be at this extravaganza.  We even picked up a wedding party and took them to a make…
  • An Inspiration

    13 Jun 2015 | 8:54 am
    One more!
  • 15 Years of Repairing a 34 Year Old Boat

    12 Jun 2015 | 4:59 am
    We purchased Addiction in 2000.  At that time, she was 19 years young (1981, she was built in Long Beach, Ca) and had 3 previous owners.  She was in pretty good shape but there were issues on the horizon.  The folks we bought her from seemed to have let her sit for long periods.  Once we started taking her out for long day sails on the winds of the San Francisco Bay, things started to break and fail.  It seemed every time we went out, some thing happened that would need repair or replacement.  First it was the water pump to say "no mas".  Then the batteries,…
  • The Winsurfing Movie

    12 Jun 2015 | 2:28 am
    Found this gem on youtube.  There is also a II movie out there.  Enjoy!Warriors win game 4 to even the series.  Welcome back home boyz!
 
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  • J/70 Worlds: Five continents to compete for title

    XS Editor
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:34 pm
    La Rochelle, France (July 3, 2015) – The first J/70 World Championship to be hosted in Europe anticipates 80+ boats in attendance from sixteen countries representing all five continents, with racing on July 8-11 out of Port de Minimes. The story of the event could be the challenging, often shifty conditions, in the sailing area called “les Pertuis”. It is characterized by the regularity of the sea breeze and its interaction with the synoptical winds in the region. The winds are mostly blowing from SW to NW (3 or 4 Beaufort in average). The sea breeze arrives from the open…
  • Transatlantic Race: Follow the Schooner

    XS Editor
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:34 pm
    (July 3, 2015) – This morning at 03:46 EDT (07:46 UTC), Mariette of 1915 was first yacht in the 2015 Transatlantic Race fleet to pass the southeastern limit of the Ice Exclusion Zone surrounding the Grand Banks, south of Newfoundland. While the exclusion zone extends off to the northeast, the giant gaff schooner is now much freer to sail her preferred course toward the finish line at England’s Lizard Point. At 0700 EDT this was 1815 miles away. While all the boats have been enjoying brisk southwesterlies, Mariette will hit a meteorological brick wall tonight: an area of high…
  • All to Play for tomorrow at ORC World Championship

    XS Editor
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:34 pm
    Barcelona, Spain (July 3, 2015) – Yet another day of hot sun and light 6-8 knot conditions today allowed just enough breeze to hold one inshore race this afternoon at the 2015 ORC World Championship, hosted by Real Club Nautico de Barcelona. This being the seventh race of the regatta and having both offshore races completed last night allows the standings in each class to shuffle and compress as a discard applies for each entry’s worst race dropped from their scores. Downwind passing lanes hard to find in Class A – photo Maria Muina/RCNB The pressure from this after with a…
  • Stena Match Cup Sweden – Williams struggles in Semi-finals

    XS Editor
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:34 pm
    The final four skippers emerged Friday at Stena Match Cup Sweden and in the semi-finals Ian Williams (GBR) is facing defeat For the rest of the story from Sail Web CLICK HERE!
  • VIDEO: Windsurf Foilboard

    XS Editor
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:08 am
    Windfoil enters in a new dimension with the last version of the MAKOFOIL. With 15 knots wind and a 5.9m² sail: – Max Speed 25.8 kts – 500m Speed 22.4 kts – stability to let you jibe full in the air And still in progress… For the rest of the story from ScuttleButt Sailing News CLICK HERE!
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  • Sailing from San Diego to Los Angeles Part X: From Point Vicente to Marina Del Rey

    Albie
    18 Jun 2015 | 6:40 pm
    Marina Del Rey Breakwater It was while crossing from Newport Beach to Long Beach and then from there through the San Pedro channel that I had my hardest battles with the sea. For one the winds were really cooking at beginning speeds of 15 knots. These rapidly changed into gusts to 20 knots and up. One can tell by the development of whitecaps on the waves. It was during this time that, though the waves were yet small, they were nonetheless still very powerful and had a very aggressive nature about them. I can remember standing in the cabin opening to the cockpit resting my arms…
  • Sailing Up From San Diego IX: From Newport Beach To Point Viscente

    Albie
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:27 am
         "As the sun was going down twelve dolphins jumped out of the water and at the same time surfed a big wave. Water flew everywhere!Later the stars were beautiful out at sea and the lights on the mountains were intriguing. The rushing of water past the boat was restful.San Pedro was trying to win the award for most lights blazing the night sky!"Earlier that day...After the wind came out late that morning, I sailed on from Newport Beach area up towards Long Beach and San Pedro. I was already about five miles out at sea and had been out here all night waiting for the wind to…
  • Sailing Up From San Diego VIII: From Dana Point to Newport Beach.

    Albie
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:52 am
    It was blowing ten to fifteen knots of wind with baby whitecaps and 2 foot waves. It was a nice day and I felt excited to be heading out on another adventure! I had just left Dana Point. Here's what happened from the beginning:Having just sailed from Oceanside, I had anchored in Dana Pt.During the night I had managed to row my dinghy ashore and get my battery charged. The next day, I then hooked it up to the electrical on the boat and sat and waited for the wind to start. It was a nice morning with pelicans flying overhead. The wind usually begins around 10:30 am or so and when it did I…
  • Sailing from San Diego to Los Angeles, Part VII: Oceanside to Dana Point

    Albie
    20 Dec 2014 | 1:56 pm
    After leaving Oceanside, I sailed the rest of the afternoon toward Dana Point. It was late afternoon when I was sailing past San Onefre Nuclear Plant.I was about a mile or two from shore and the closer to land I got the heavier the kelp got. It started getting really thick all of a sudden and I decided to change tack and head out to sea and get away from the kelp. The kelp must have been good for fishing as I saw a couple fishing boats near the kelp beds.While I was doing this I was reading a book. I didn't have to worry about steering as I had the tiller on "auto" by using a rope that…
  • Sailing from San Diego to Los Angeles. Part VI Up to Ocean Side!

    Albie
    26 Oct 2014 | 5:23 pm
    The wind was up and all seemed well until I got a ways out to sea. From that point it was apparent that the wind was going to continue from the north making it clear to me that I could only sail north west close hauled. After a couple hours I got about five miles out and then the wind promptly stopped! So much for getting anywhere today. I watched the sun go down and then darkness came on. I could do nothing but take the sails down and wait for the wind. But there was nothing but sheer calm all night!I took notice of all the land sights and lights around me. Tonight I decided…
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  • All to Play for tomorrow at ORC World Championship

    Editor
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:34 pm
    Barcelona, Spain (July 3, 2015) – Yet another day of hot sun and light 6-8 knot conditions today allowed just enough breeze to hold one inshore race this afternoon at the 2015 ORC World Championship, hosted by Real Club Nautico de Barcelona. This being the seventh race of the regatta and having both offshore races completed last night allows the standings in each class to shuffle and compress as a discard applies for each entry’s worst race dropped from their scores. Downwind passing lanes hard to find in Class A – photo Maria Muina/RCNB The pressure from this after with a…
  • J/70 Worlds: Five continents to compete for title

    Editor
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:22 am
    La Rochelle, France (July 3, 2015) – The first J/70 World Championship to be hosted in Europe anticipates 80+ boats in attendance from sixteen countries representing all five continents, with racing on July 8-11 out of Port de Minimes. The story of the event could be the challenging, often shifty conditions, in the sailing area called “les Pertuis”. It is characterized by the regularity of the sea breeze and its interaction with the synoptical winds in the region. The winds are mostly blowing from SW to NW (3 or 4 Beaufort in average). The sea breeze arrives from the open sea…
  • Transatlantic Race: Follow the Schooner

    Editor
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:06 am
    (July 3, 2015) – This morning at 03:46 EDT (07:46 UTC), Mariette of 1915 was first yacht in the 2015 Transatlantic Race fleet to pass the southeastern limit of the Ice Exclusion Zone surrounding the Grand Banks, south of Newfoundland. While the exclusion zone extends off to the northeast, the giant gaff schooner is now much freer to sail her preferred course toward the finish line at England’s Lizard Point. At 0700 EDT this was 1815 miles away. While all the boats have been enjoying brisk southwesterlies, Mariette will hit a meteorological brick wall tonight: an area of high pressure…
  • VIDEO: Windsurf Foilboard

    Editor
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:51 am
    Windfoil enters in a new dimension with the last version of the MAKOFOIL. With 15 knots wind and a 5.9m² sail: – Max Speed 25.8 kts – 500m Speed 22.4 kts – stability to let you jibe full in the air And still in progress…
  • Offshore Racing Association and US Sailing working together for handicap racing

    Editor
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:49 am
    (July 3, 2015) – The Offshore Racing Association (ORA), owner of the Offshore Racing Rule (ORR) and High Performance Rule (HPR), has a new agreement with US Sailing’s Offshore Office that will bring enhancements, and improved support and service for offshore racers. To deliver these improvements, ORA has extended its partnership with US Sailing, incorporating a new centralized communications and customer service operation. “US Sailing’s Offshore Office, with its experience in certificate processing and boat data management for different handicap systems, is a perfect fit with…
 
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    LateSail

  • Extensive Sailing Resume but no Certificate?

    latesail
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:07 pm
    Unfortunately, the days of chartering without a sailing certificate are numbered and in short supply. While there are a number of worldwide destinations where a resume will suffice, almost all short hop Mediterranean destinations now require a certificate. People often ask how 30 years of experience and owning one’s own yacht can be ignored! While we at LateSail agree that experience is unrivalled and of vital importance for ensuring a safe and an enjoyable charter, we sadly don’t make the rules. Sailing like driving a car has become far more common and popular, resulting in the need for…
  • Last Minute Charters, the Nature of the Beast…

    latesail
    18 Jun 2015 | 8:19 am
    The alluring notion of a last minute charter often ends with the dissatisfaction of either; settling with a somewhat compromised charter or not going at all! I hope to unpack some of the variables at play and help you to identify what’s most important to you. Like most things in life this beast is relative … what is your last minute charter? What attracts you to a last minute charter? Are you all about the end price? Are you really looking for the cheapest yacht in the Med, or are you looking for the cheapest 40ft which is no older than 5 years in age? Can or will you really go anywhere…
  • Yacht Charter Rates in Euros – Who Wins with Current Exchange Rates?

    latesail
    5 May 2015 | 7:43 am
    Many of you will know that the Euro is, and has been for a while now, trading considerably weaker than we are used to against the UK £. So what does this mean for you? Well on the whole it is good news. Many charter fleets, especially those in the Med, price their yacht charters in Euros, so the converted cost in UK £ is considerably less (approx. 10% lower than the same time last year). Not only does this mean savings on the charter cost, but your day to day expenses whilst on charter will also be significantly reduced as your spending money will go further. How do you see these benefits?
  • Croatia – a Rough Guide to Keeping Your Costs Down

    latesail
    28 Apr 2015 | 8:45 am
    At LateSail we love Croatia, no matter how many times you go, there is so much to see and do and no two holidays are exactly alike. This eclectic nature is exactly what you would expect from a country culturally infused with Slavic, Venetian, Roman, Greek, Byzantine, Italian, Hungarian, Ottoman and Soviet influences.  Not only is Croatia defined by her Historic thumb-print but also by her breathtaking beauty, from the National Parks to the archipelago of Islands dotted off her coast, Croatia, like her people, is welcoming, diverse and absolutely stunning. Despite all this some people are…
  • Tropical non-tidal sailing …with a side of lobster

    latesail
    13 Apr 2015 | 5:18 am
    So, where in the world do you sail in non-tidal waters whilst enjoying some of the freshest lobster around? It has to be the islands of Antigua & Barbuda in the heart of the Caribbean. Antigua is a well known Caribbean destination sitting like a jewel in the Caribbean chain between BVI and the Grenadines; but how well do people really know it? Sure, it’s famous for hosting Test Cricket, the Classic Yacht Regatta and Antigua Sailing Week (a bit like Cowes Week in the sunshine; and just add rum).  But who would know that cruising Antigua and Barbuda offers some of the most idyllic…
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  • Goodbye Chicago

    Sail Away Girl
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:08 pm
    Hello Sailors, Well as of today I still have not raised enough money for my sailboat let alone my circumnavigation so I decided that while I continue to work on building the kitty that I would like to attend culinary school. I applied at the CIA, as I told a friend culinary not spy, and […]
  • What to Wear Sailing 4th of July

    Sail Away Girl
    26 Jun 2015 | 5:10 pm
    Hello Sailors, Looking to show your patriotism this 4th of July? There are some great choices in this week’s What to Wear Sailing 4th of July. Hard to believe that next weekend will be the 4th of July. The heart of summer and time for BBQs, pool parties, and of course sailing. The great thing […]
  • Sail Away Girl on Amplify Podcast

    Sail Away Girl
    19 Jun 2015 | 4:40 pm
    Hello Sailors, I follow two wonderful people who are the CEO’s of Blogging Concentrated, Dan R. Morris and Rachel Martin. As part of their business plan they host a podcast called Amplify Podcast. It covers current tech news and influential bloggers. I have been dying to be a guest on Amplify Podcast. I listen to […]
  • 6 Reasons for a Shakedown Cruise

    Sail Away Girl
    18 Jun 2015 | 5:08 pm
    Hello Sailors, I’m always asked most frequently one question about my plans for sailing around the world: where will I be starting my cruise. My answer is of course from wherever I buy my sailboat, but my initial sailing ground will be in the Caribbean. There are several reasons I want to do my shakedown […]
  • Survival for Mariners

    Sail Away Girl
    11 Jun 2015 | 5:16 pm
    Hello Sailors, This is somewhat of a part 2 article. I actually had started this one right after I wrote about Louis Jordan. He was the man that survived for 66 days at sea in his very damaged sailboat. Initial reports had made it sound that he was rescued from the hull of his boat, […]
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  • Rifles, Glaciers and New Crew – Snow Capped Mountains and Lumps of Ice

    Lawrence Carter
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:27 am
    2 July – Rifles, Glaciers and New Crew A busy day for GREY WOLF, with Judith arriving a day late having negotiated an interconnecting flight, which didn’t… The morning was occupied in finding a hotel for the old scribe, for the 2 nights wait before he departs (notebook in hand no doubt) for some sailing in warmer climes. We also fuelled the dinghy and Captain Peter collected the compulsory rifle and ammo as in these parts leaving town without one is illegal. With the crew change accomplished, GREY WOLF was off on her way out of the Fjord in which Longyearbyen calls home, following a…
  • Snow covered mountains, and a quiet, level night’s sleep

    Lawrence Carter
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:03 pm
    The midnight sun was shining strongly as the high mountains of Spitsbergen slowly grew on the horizon, and over the next 12 hours their impressive outline became clear as GREY WOLF neared passages’ end. She passed smoothly up the fjord, passing between snow topped mountains before dropping her anchor outside the old coal mining town of Longyearbyen, beneath the abandoned coal cable car. Captain Peter and Trevor went ashore to check us all into Norway, and both crew and GREY WOLF then settled down for a quiet, level, night’s sleep – the first for a while… The post Snow covered…
  • Showering in hydraulic oil and a smooth crossing

    Lawrence Carter
    30 Jun 2015 | 3:22 am
    Less than a day to go and the weather is definitely bucking up; although last night it was a bit rougher. GREY WOLF was surrounded by rain showers, and these were the only things showing on the radar. The active radar enhancer which boosts the signal of the incoming signal from other yachts to make GREY WOLF appear larger on their screens, is still receiving a signal – so there are yachts or ships out there – just a way away from us. Last night Captain Peter decreed that the oil for the stabilisers should be topped up. Trevor was lucky enough to be chosen for this particular task which is…
  • 1,000 nautical miles run, getting chilly, GREY WOLF is in the Arctic Circle

    Lawrence Carter
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:42 am
    Pushing on through the Norwegian Sea, after hours of calm, tranquillity and a blank radar screen, 5 blobs appeared at once on the AIS. It transpired that the blobs were a fleet of Russian fishing ships, each over 100 metres long, and although they loomed large on the screen they were out of our eye line – so blobs they remained! Later we passed a pod of Killer Whales out hunting, but ever since we have seen only the occasional bird making its way, like GREY WOLF, to their next port, hundreds of miles away from land. The sea state deteriorated and a slightly alarming Navtex message suggested…
  • Dolphins, fuel for GREY WOLF and not getting dark

    Lawrence Carter
    26 Jun 2015 | 10:19 am
    The last 2 locks were easy – we’ve got the process dialled and then GREY WOLF was back in salt water, greeted by dolphins who played around about her as we packed up the fenders and warps before heading out to sea. The sea state was calm but visibility poor as we left Inverness Firth, but it cleared through the day. The scribe’s first night passage was calm, and for the first time during this voyage it forgot to get dark. As we were passing the Shetlands in the early hours of the morning we decided to stop for fuel. On the way into Lerwick we passed an interesting ship that appeared to…
 
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