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  • Gallery: Team Sky test their sailing skills

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    24 Oct 2014 | 9:41 am
    Do you like this? Tweet Eighty members of Team Sky switched their world of two wheels for the rough seas of southern Britain this week, spending a day with the British Sailing Team as a team building exercise.
  • 'Who's the Boss' Stars Tony Danza and Judith Light Reunite

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    24 Oct 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Tony and Angela, together again! Tony Danza and Judith Light, who co-starred in the ABC sitcom "Who's the Boss" from 1988-1992, reunited Thursday night at the opening night of the Broadway show "Disgraced" in New York City. Looking happy to see one another ...
  • Landlubbers ahoy

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    24 Oct 2014 | 7:33 pm
    Labour Weekend marks the start of summer. In Auckland, with harbours on both sides of the isthmus, it's difficult to avoid the sight of boats - big and small - out on the water.
  • Canfield and Williams first into Argo Group Gold Cup Quarter Finals

    BYM Sailing News
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:52 am
    Argo Group Gold Cup: Stage 6 of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour Taylor Canfield (ISV) US One, top seed in Group 2, is the first skipper to qualify for the Quarter Finals in the 2014 Argo Group Cup. ...
  • Volvo Ocean Race: Leader close to Fernando - new record in the offing?

    24 Oct 2014 | 9:29 pm
    With less than a day left to reach the turning mark at Fernando, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing has retained the lead
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  • 'Who's the Boss' Stars Tony Danza and Judith Light Reunite

    24 Oct 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Tony and Angela, together again! Tony Danza and Judith Light, who co-starred in the ABC sitcom "Who's the Boss" from 1988-1992, reunited Thursday night at the opening night of the Broadway show "Disgraced" in New York City. Looking happy to see one another ...
  • Elizabeth Peña and the Truth About Alcoholic Women

    24 Oct 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Alcoholism and abuse is on the rise among women. Why they drink, and why the traditional treatment methods like A.A. don’t work for them. When Elizabeth Peña died last week, her family said she died after a brief illness. We now know that the Cuban ...
  • Joan Quigley, astrologer for President Ronald Reagan, dead at 87

    24 Oct 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Astrologer Joan Quigley, who helped determine President Ronald Reagan’s schedule and claimed to have convinced him to soften his stance toward the Soviet Union, has died at 87. She died Tuesday at her San Francisco home after an unspecified illness, the ...
  • Man shot and killed near north St. Louis elementary school

    24 Oct 2014 | 1:40 pm
    ( – Police said they are searching for the suspect who shot and killed someone near Laclede Elementary school in north St. Louis. Police said the victim was found behind a house near Goodfellow and Kennerly, which is across the street from the ...
  • Baltimore Police seek suspect in assault

    24 Oct 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Baltimore woman was assaulted inside her home on Thursday. Police are looking for a suspect in a sexual assault that took place Thursday morning on Meridene Drive in Northeast Baltimore. A woman in her mid-40s reported being assaulted inside her home by an ...
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  • Landlubbers ahoy

    24 Oct 2014 | 7:33 pm
    Labour Weekend marks the start of summer. In Auckland, with harbours on both sides of the isthmus, it's difficult to avoid the sight of boats - big and small - out on the water.
  • Women's soccer draws against the Vulcans in third overtime game of the season

    24 Oct 2014 | 7:13 pm
    Hawaii Hilo Vulcan player Alexandra Marin, #11, slides to block a cross by San Francisco Gator player Kelsey Wetzstein, #21, at Cox Stadium Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014. Sara Gobets/Xpress.
  • Russell Henley Leads The McGladrey Classic

    24 Oct 2014 | 6:52 pm
    Sep 14, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Russell Henley tees off on the eighth hole during the final round of the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports After a second round 7-under 63, Russell Henley leads the McGladrey Classic at 9-under par.
  • Costa Rica Secures WWC Spot; T&T on to 3rd Place Game

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:49 pm
    Trinidad's semi-final game got off to a rocky start when Costa Rica scored a goal in the 19'. With Costa Rica dominating possession, Trinidad managed to get only two shots in before Lauren Hutchinson scored the equalizer in the 73'.
  • No winners in OWTU protest

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:27 pm
    THE Trinidad and Tobago public likely cannot help thinking that Oilfields Workers' Trade Union president general Ancel Roget, in the much-quoted Shakespearean expression, "doth protest too much". As he seeks to affirm the purity of his intentions in refusing to allow an oil tanker to deliver crude oil needed for Petrotrin's refinery business, Mr Roget said: "Do not politicise this issue.
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  • Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng Update

    24 Oct 2014 | 6:02 pm
    NO POINT PRETENDING Dongfeng crosses the Equator at 0845 UTC Days at sea: 13 Boat speed: 19 knots Position in fleet: 4th Distance to leader (Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing): 128 nautical miles Distance to waypoint Fernando de Noronha: approx. 147 miles (mandatory course mark) Distance to finish: 3,528 nautical miles Weather from here to there? [...]
  • WMRT, Argo Gold Cup: Day 3

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    24 Oct 2014 | 5:47 pm
    Tour Card Holders Crash Out [Alpari WMRT | Hamilton, Bermuda- 24th Oct 2014] Picture postcard perfect conditions returned to Bermuda for the third and final day of Qualifying at the Argo Group Gold Cup, the sixth stage of the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour. After yesterday’s torrential rain, Hamilton Harbour was bathed in glorious sunshine [...]
  • Additions to the BYMNews Photo Gallery Friday October 24th

    BYM Sailing News
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:59 am
    Video: Volvo Ocean Race - Leg1 - Equator, King Neptune ceremony and a fleet split in two … Navy to Commission Submarine North Dakota … Ian Williams and GAC Pindar qualify for the Argo Group Gold Cup quarter finals ...
  • 2014 RS:X Youth Worlds in Clearwater: Shake up at the top on day 3

    BYM Sailing News
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:35 am
    Shake up at the top on Day 3 of the 2014 RS:X Youth Worlds in Clearwater, Florida! Fully recharged thanks to the lay day yesterday, all competitors were eager to enter the final stretch of the competition in Clearwater, and ...
  • La Torche PWA Grand Slam

    BYM Sailing News
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:42 am
     A quick catch up with current event leader Ricardo Campello as the wind continues to take a break The seventh day of the La Torche PWA Grand Slam saw the light winds continue, despite a promising forecast for today. In ...
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  • Four Races Down At Opti Worlds

    24 Oct 2014 | 1:02 am
    The second day of the Optimist World Championship saw lighter winds as the fleets were held ashore, waiting for the breeze to build. The first race saw the lightest conditions so far with about 8 knots.
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  • Comanche

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:03 pm
    Blog at - The Online Boating Community Jim Clark's new super maxi yacht "Comanche" with sailing legend  Ken Read during her maiden sail in Newport, RI. Motu
  • Hurricane Damage

    Dolce Vita
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:47 am
    Blog at - The Online Boating Community One too many adventures. All of my past blogs that I have posted have contained text and photos of happy times on Dolce Vita as I have sailed the seven seas. I am very sad to report that this posting of commentary and photos is very sad. At approximately 9:00 pm on September 14, 2014 a category 3 hurricane, the strongest to ever hit La Paz, Mexico, arrived where I am currently located. Winds greater than 135 MPH were reported in the harbor. I will attempt to take you through the sequence of events that transpired before, during and…
  • progess report august 7 , 2014

    7 Aug 2014 | 6:36 am
    Blog at - The Online Boating Community   My boat project is moving along a good pace now. Port side planking is on with starboard being ready for glue and screw. Having quit my ( crappy ) 45 hour a week job for a ( retail ) 24 hour a week job ,  my estimates to be in the water by June of 2015 are possable. its still hot in my shop , so morning work is best with temps around 75 degrees. so off to work on Tuff Enough !
  • Rawson Solar Panels: Where are yours?

    7 Jul 2014 | 5:04 pm
    Blog at - The Online Boating Community On a small Cruising boat, all the Systems count in size and wieght against your enjoyment, and so must be scrutinized well. Rather than have a big, heavy, bulky set of 8 Trogan 6v  batteries below, solar panels let you recharge each day's usage. Of course the boat needs to be carefully ballanced with efficient refridgeration (if ever there was one) , lighting, radar, etc. Then the battery bank can be chosen to fullfill this daily need with 1.5 * the days of amphours(extra 50% for losses, sun, angle,etc) read more
  • Cruising the Sea of Cortez

    Dolce Vita
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:59 am
    Blog at - The Online Boating Community FINALLY! I am back with another blog posting. If I recall correctly, and the odds are not good of that happening these days, my last blog was from Zihuatanejo. I have covered a number of sea miles since early March when I set sail again. I have stopped at Manzanillo, Barra de Navidad, Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlán, Bahía de Muertos and I am now again in La Paz. Dolce Vita read more
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  • MiJoy Enjoying: Costco shopping

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:15 pm
    Provisions have been purchased and thanks to Jen, boat diva friend, for your help.
  • Elle & I @ Home: South Again

    24 Oct 2014 | 6:53 pm
    We finally left Elizabeth City at 07:30 this Friday morning. This photo of S/V Elle & I at the Elizabeth City Dock was taken by our cruising friend Craig Lewis. M/V Mighty Fine and M/V Sweet Freedom will be following across the sound tomorrow. Donna & Craig and Maureen and Bill have a safe trip!! We had wind off our stern for most of the trip across the Albermerle Sound. It got a little rolly just before the Alligator River Bridge, but nothing S/V Elle & I couldn't handle. We made such good time on the Alligator River that we opted to continue on through the Alligator- Pungo Canal. We're…
  • ZippySails: The Crossing - the plan

    24 Oct 2014 | 6:41 pm
    Starting to plan our crossing route. We have software... You give it...
  • Voyages of Petite Ourse: Port Vila, Vanuatu

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:37 pm
    Port Vila has a good market with prices substantially cheaper than Noumea. We again are frequently buying bananas and papaya since the prices are readily affordable. Prices in the supermarkets are comparable to those in New Caledonia except for the beef which is the cheapest we have seen anywhere and of good quality. The local beer, Tusker, is substantially more expensive than New Caledonia's Manta (about 2 dollars a bottle versus 1.25)
  • BANGORANG!: Day 2 of passage for Opua, NZ

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:25 pm
    Day 1 (Fri) was spent checking out with officials at Vuda Pt, who were nice and efficient,but made it clear that we had 3 hrs to get out of Fiji. So with that, we hightailed it to the open sea, lashing everything down as we motored across the lagoon. Outside it was a washing machine! 25-30 kts TWS, big 2-3 meter waves and naturally our course was close hauled... We did most of the night at avery pedestrian 4-5 kts, deeply reefed and flying my new storm jib (Ihad to try it). At that pace it wasn't too uncomfortable, but sooner or later we have to start putting miles in the bank. This morning…
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  • National Geographic radio interview

    2 Oct 2014 | 9:46 pm
    I just got this good radio interview with NatGeo - Reid (
  • 2014 Launch

    17 May 2014 | 6:19 am
    Schooner launched toward pirate themed day sail charter work
  • 2014 refit

    17 Mar 2014 | 11:05 pm
    Schooner is hauled out in a boatyard getting a survey for our future pirate themed day sail charter work
  • OHenryCover

    12 Apr 2013 | 12:55 pm
    Cover of Greensboro's art and culture magazine:
  • Trip

    20 Feb 2013 | 2:01 pm
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    The Finest Yachts and The Boating Lifestyle in India…and All Over the World.

  • Indian Duo Varsha-Aishwarya Sails To Historic Bronze

    30 Sep 2014 | 11:56 pm
    Source - Even as all eyes were trained on the high-performing Indian boxers, hockey players and track athletes, the duo of Varsha Gautham and Aishwarya Ne dunchezhian sailed away to an unexpected bronze medal in the women’s 29er two-person dinghy sailing event, finishing behind two former World Championship winning teams of Thailand and Singapore at the end of 12 races. It is for the first time that women sailors have won a medal for the country . Varsha, all of 16 years, also got into the record books as the youngest ...
  • Foster + Partners And Alen Yacht Craft Luxury 68-Foot Motorboat

    25 Sep 2014 | 11:56 pm
    Source – Working alongside high-end turkish boat manufacturers alen yacht, foster + partners has unveiled a 68-foot motor yacht capable of speeds of up to 45 knots. the fast and agile vessel – named ‘alen 68′ – boasts a streamlined form providing 20 percent more volume than comparable yachts thanks to a flexible internal pod system. unlike typical boat fittings, the furniture does not touch the inside of the hull, but traces the contours of its white leather walls. the 68-foot motor yacht is capable of speeds of up to 45 ...
  • Inside Potash Potentate’s $300m Yacht

    18 Sep 2014 | 12:48 am
    Source - Andrey Melnichenko, the youngest of Russia billionaire’s boys club, he made his first billion at the tender age of 32 and now sits on a cash pile of some $12 billion. The 42-year old co-founded MDM Bank with Sergei Popov in 1993 and the pair then moved into coal, fertilizer and pipes. After a split of assets Melnichenko kept 80% of Russia’s no.1 coal firm SUEK (Siberian Coal Energy Company) and fertilizer-maker Eurochem. Already the phosphate and nitrogen leader, Eurochem, is spending $5bn on two potash mines in Russia that could ...
  • China’s Largest New Build “Illusion” Sold By Fraser

    4 Sep 2014 | 11:44 pm
    Source – Fraser Yachts has announced that the global brokerage firm has closed on the sale of motor yacht Illusion, the largest super yacht ever to be built in China, just 16 months before her delivery. Jan Jaap Minne-ma who acted as the Central Agent for the sale of the yacht commented “I have been working closely with Pride Mega Yachts on this project for several years now. They have a thoroughly experienced team made up of experts from all over the world that are committed to delivering the high standards ...
  • Graeme Hart’s New $78m Yacht Launched

    3 Sep 2014 | 10:08 pm
    Source – New Zealand’s richest man has splashed out on a second luxury yacht – this one worth up to an estimated $78 million. Graeme Hart, reportedly worth around $7 billion, was revealed as the owner of a new expedition super yacht launched in Norway at the weekend. Norwegian boat builder, Kleven, which usually specialises in oil and fishing industry vessels, launched the 107-metre yacht on Saturday local time, revealing its billionaire owners who were there to watch as it ploughed into the water for the first time. Mr Hart and wife Robyn ...
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  • Boating Around Australia

    8 Oct 2014 | 8:04 am
    Arguably, the two best ways to travel around Australia is through the open Outback, riding along the country’s most famous inhabitants, kangaroos.
  • Sailing Around French Polynesia

    29 Sep 2014 | 3:15 am
    Tahiti and Its Islands fits into most people’s perception of heaven on Earth. At least, it is the ultimate island honeymoon destination, which as good as it gets for promoting island tourism.
  • The Fashion Accessories You Should Always Pack Before a Sailing Trip

    13 Sep 2014 | 1:25 am
    One of the great things about sailing is that you have the chance to sport some fashion accessories that you might not get the chance to wear often at home.
  • Beautiful Spots To Go Sailing In Canada

    10 Sep 2014 | 8:32 am
    Canada can be found with The USA only, but not connected with the US. Nonetheless, it's not some sort of landlocked place. As an issue connected with reality ...
  • Top 5 Sailing Destinations Worldwide

    24 Aug 2014 | 10:55 pm
    When the hardness of the daily routine works leaves us with no further vitality and life breath, one starts to wonder about a vacation in the company of the folk they adore the best.
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    Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue System

  • Welcome Wednesday!

    Amver Maritime Relations
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    We're happy to share the list of the latest vessels enrolled in Amver. We bring this to you each week to highlight the good work ships and shipping companies do. We know you have many other interests and bridge duties. We appreciate your willingness to take the extra step, ensuring you send position reports to Amver. Help us welcome the latest members.WESTERN EYDEALPINE MARYHYUNDAI MIPO 2329PORTO LEONEGENTLE SEASHOEGH GALLANTREUBEN LASKERTHEBEATLANTIC ISLANDPhoto credit: Fotolia
  • Amver values your opinion

    Amver Maritime Relations
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:10 pm
    U.S. Coast Guard graduate students at the George Washington University Trachtenberg School for Public Policy and Public Administration need your help to evaluate the U.S. Coast Guard's Amver program.As you know, the Amver system is a global network of voluntary shipping vessels that respond to mariners in distress. The program's goal is to promote the safety of life at sea for mariners in distress.The Amver program constantly attempts to reach out to current and potential member ships and shipping companies through various marketing techniques. The goal is to recruit new members and encourage…
  • Amver tanker saves sailor and dog

    Amver Maritime Relations
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    An Amver tanker rescued a sailor and his dog from a damaged catamaran 500 miles east of Wilmington, NC on Friday, October 10, 2014.Coast Guard rescue personnel in Portsmouth, Va. received notification from the International Emergency Rescue Coordination Center that the 30-foot catamaran was in distress with a damaged hull off the coast of North Carolina. They immediately diverted a C-130 rescue aircraft from US Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City and diverted the Amver vessel Torm Gunhild. The Marshall Island flagged vessel was only seven miles from the distress location.The master of the…
  • Amver bulker rescues 3 in Pacific Ocean rescue

    Amver Maritime Relations
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:26 am
    The Amver participating bulker Nord Venus rescued three people from an overdue skiff near in the vicinity of Chuuk Atoll on Thursday, October 8, 2014.U.S. Coast Guard rescue authorities at Sector Guam received an email from the Chuuk Search and Rescue Liaison regarding an overdue vessel with four people onboard. The 19-foot vessel departed Weno, Chuuk on Sunday, October 5 and was expected to arrive in Fananu the same day.Coast Guard rescue personnel diverted a search and rescue aircraft as well as diverting the 734-foot bulk carrier to search for the missing men. The Panamanian flagged ship…
  • Welcome Wednesday!

    Amver Maritime Relations
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Take a look! Another thirteen ships have enrolled in Amver! Your vessel could be listed here too if you just log on and sign up. Joining is easy and you won't be asked to do anything more than you've pledged to do as a seafarer. In fact, your ship is more likely to be used in a better coordinated manner when you join Amver and are called upon for search and rescue. Help us welcome the latest members.SBI CHARLESTONKISMETDCI DREDGE IXMANGAN TRADER ICLEMENS SHULTEBOW TRIDENTGERDT OLDENDORFFGEMIJUPITER BAYJUMAIRACORSAIRISLAND CENTURIONISLAND CAPTAINPhoto credit: Fotolia
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  • The right way downwind with Chris Nicholson ***

    1 Oct 2014 | 2:32 pm
    In skiffs and catamarans, finding the strongest wind pressure is generally the biggest priority downwind, says multiple skiff champion Chris Nicholson. Knowing where to look for it, though, can be pretty tricky because you're often travelling faster than the breeze...
  • Bart Simpson Interview - Part 2

    18 Sep 2014 | 7:57 pm
    By the end of 2002, Bart’s sailing and his results had gone downhill. “I ended up trying to beat Ben rather than trying to sail my best.” He took himself to a psychologist. “I wasn’t thinking the right things. He taught me to refocus on sailing the best you can rather than trying to beat anyone else. He helped get my brain back on track, and I made some steps forwards, focusing on improving my own performance rather than worrying about anyone else.”  
  • Bart Simpson Interview - Part 1

    18 Sep 2014 | 5:27 pm
    Could there be any reason to believe that a team that had just finished 52nd in the Star World Championships had any hope of winning a medal at the Olympic Games later in the year? On the face of it that question seems like a no-brainer. How could any team have serious designs on a top three at the Games, let along winning gold? But if you know that the team in question is Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson, and you know anything of what these sailors have achieved, then you might change your view.  
  • Ben Ainslie & Iain Percy remember their friend Andrew 'Bart' Simpson

    17 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    Speaking at Weymouth in May 2014, Iain Percy and Sir Ben Ainslie remember their great friend, Bart Simpson, as they launch the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation and its first school at the venue of London 2012, where Bart won the second of his two Olympic medals....
  • MP3: Recovering from a Bad Start with Iain Percy ***

    16 Sep 2014 | 7:17 am
    Audio MP3: Double Olympic Gold Medallist Iain Percy offers a few tips on how to make the best of a bad job after you've made a poor start. Iain looks at the best options depending on whether you think right or left is the way to go up the first beat...
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    H2uh0 - Bonehead Moves on the Water... by Craig

  • Haha Pics (from years past)

    24 Oct 2014 | 7:46 am
  • Departing: Baja Haha

    23 Oct 2014 | 6:52 am
    Ahoy,I depart shortly for the 21st Annual Baja Haha.  I will be joining a boat for the voyage from San Diego to Cabo.  We start on Monday and arrive in Cabo 10 days later.  There are 170 boats and 600 folks which is a very large group.  Our first leg is 325 miles to Turtle Bay.  A small fishing village in the middle of no where.  We will have baseball game with the locals on the first afternoon and a beach party on the second day.  Then a 250 mile run to Santa Maria Bay for another beach party with a band.  Another 24 hours and we will be in Cabo San…
  • Sailing Tip: Fairlead Positions

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:28 am
    It took me a while to understand the positioning of the fairleads that control the shape of the jib.  Here is a great explanation.
  • Sunday Pics

    19 Oct 2014 | 8:18 am
    We are on Mission Bay in San  Diego for the weekend.  There are several boat rental spots nearby.  One boat had no clue how to sail the boat.  They would tack and did not know you need to get the jib to leeward and they kept crashing into the rocky shore.  I ran out to advise them to release the jib sheet when you tack and secure on leeward.  They finally got it.  Also, we visited the wild animal park and went on safari and hand fed a white rhino.  Amazing.
  • Ha Ha Bound

    18 Oct 2014 | 11:45 am
    Just got back from knocking on hulls for the 21st annual Baja Haha.  I found a boat with a small family heading down and will join them next week.  She is a French boat about 45' and well equiped for the trip.  I am feeling very lucky as this is my 4th Haha.  The event is a 750 mile rally from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas.  We have two stop overs in small bays along the way with the highlight being the beach parties which are always epic.  More beach parties when we arrive in Cabo.  This year we have a big fleet with over 170 boats and 600 friendly…
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    XS Editor
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:08 am
    AC NEWS – Airbus has forged a technology partnership with the sailing team ORACLE TEAM USA, as it prepares to defend its title at the 2017 contest for the 35th America’s Cup, which is the world’s oldest international sporting trophy. As official Innovation Partner of ORACLE TEAM USA, Airbus will share the know-how of its experts in areas such as aerodynamics, composites and data analysis, and more, while benefiting from the innovative approach of a world leader in sailing.

    XS Editor
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:06 am
    VOR – Here are two different views of how the Volvo Ocean Race is going for their teams: From the leaders – Abu Dhabi – The push and shove of 12 knots of Atlantic breeze – things are looking up.  The crackle of the sails and the crush of the waves – things are looking up. Brighter skies and a brand new hemisphere – things are looking up. On board Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, things are looking up. First in the fleet, and out of the Doldrums, they’re heading fast towards the Equator, trade winds blowing gusts of encouragement around their ears. “Normally you can be…

    XS Editor
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:05 am
    AC NEWS – Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) took to the water for the first time from their temporary base in Southampton, sailing their foiling AC45. The boat originally raced under BAR colours during the America’s Cup World Series in 2012-13, and has subsequently been modified to fly on hydrofoils. GoPros supplied by Sail Spy. Check it out above!

    XS Editor
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:03 am
    AC NEWS – Big Ben speaks on television educating and trying to raise funds for his AC effort. Check out what Ben has to say above!

    XS Editor
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:03 am
    HOME MOVIES – It’s Friday! What are your plans for the weekend? How about a sail to Catalina Island off the coast of Southern Ca in a racing / cruising catamaran? Here is a well done Home Movie of a weekend trip to Catalina Two Harbors on a Reynolds 33. A great time was had by her hearty crew of 5 from Ventura Ca. Check it out above for a mellow sailing adventure to Catalina Island. Best viewed in ‘large screen’ mode with the music up while sipping a ‘Buffalo Milk’.
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  • Back in the PNW

    19 Oct 2014 | 5:42 pm
    We’ve been back in the lower 48, in Seattle to be exact, for nearly a month. The weather has been reminiscent of being in San Diego. We lived in the PNW long enough to know that this is not normal and are enjoying every minute of the sunshine. I took the photo above on a bike ride through the Snoqualmie Valley. We already experienced the fall colors up in Alaska and get do it all over again down here. A few days ago I went with Mike to fuel up the work boat on the other side of Elliott Bay – the bay that is surrounded by the city of Seattle.  Mount Rainier was visible in all…
  • Heading South :: Petersburg to Seattle

    2 Oct 2014 | 3:51 pm
    It finally stopped raining the day we had to leave Petersburg but not before Mike got in just a little more Alaska fishing.We drove aboard the M/V Taku for another overnight passage.Our room even had an opening window right on the “promenade deck.”Navigating the Wrangell Narrows is not something I would want to do with a 350 foot ship! Just look at all those nav-aids!The next morning we arrived in Prince Rupert, Canada. So far we had driven 800 miles from Anchorage to Haines, taken the ferry to Petersburg, and after arriving in Canada it’s still another 1,000 miles to…
  • Heading South :: Haines to Juneau to Petersburg

    19 Sep 2014 | 6:29 pm
    Before leaving Haines we headed back down to the river to take a few more photos of bald eagles and to hopefully get another glimpse of the brown bear (aka grizzly) that had been hanging around. Watch the video at the end of the last post! Since there are no roads to connect most of Southeast Alaska, we boarded the M/V Malaspina to take a trip down the Alaska Marine Highway.  When we came up here, back in March, we made one long ferry-trip from Bellingham to Haines that took three days. This time we are dividing the journey into several shorter trips with 2-3 days at each…
  • Heading South :: Anchorage to Haines

    15 Sep 2014 | 10:59 pm
    We left Anchorage on Saturday and drove the 700 miles to Haines in three, slow-paced days. The timing was perfect for the fall foliage and we couldn’t have asked for better weather – that was until we arrived in Southeast Alaska. Since we crossed the border from Canada back into the US and into the Alaska panhandle it has been pretty standard Southeast AK rain. But it is amazingly beautiful nonetheless and still my favorite part of Alaska (Mike favors South-Central.) Just a couple of hours outside of Anchorage is the Matanuska Glacier.Here is a fact I learned in our Milepost:…
  • Trail of Blue Ice and New Mini Van Bed

    9 Sep 2014 | 6:08 pm
    Last weekend we went for a bike ride along the Trail of Blue Ice in the Portage Valley. The glaciers seem really vivid this time of year, probably because most of the snow that covered the ice has melted.It’s almost time to head back south so we are getting the van ready. Picked up these bike racks to transport our bikes… …and built a new bed for the van.  Here are photos of how we used to have the bed setup. Coming up here we didn’t have a bed in the van at all since we didn’t have time for a lot of stops. On our way back south we want to take…
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    Scuttlebutt Sailing News

  • Volvo Ocean Race Weather Forecast

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:45 pm
    Weather forecast courtesy of PredictWind: The 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race began Leg 1 on October 11, which takes the seven teams 6478 nm from Alicante, Spain to Cape Town, South Africa. ETA is Oct. 31 – Nov. 9. All boats are on their way to the Fernando de Noronha waypoint. It appears that the Western most boat is going to arrive at the destination first, currently estimated to arrive 5 hours sooner than the Eastern most boat. For the weekend, the winds are between 15-20 knot ranges. PredictWind has provided forecast graphs through the weekend… West side of course (Oct. 23) West side of…
  • Qualifying continues at Optimist World Championship

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:27 pm
    San Isidro, Argentina (October 23, 2014) – After the second day of qualifying at the Optimist World Championship, Nicolas Rolaz (SUI) has now posted a 2-4-3-5 to lead the 207-boat field. Tied for second is Mara Turin (SLO) and German Valentin Muller, while Emma Kaneti (USA) leads the North American contingent. The schedule calls for a 6 race qualifying series, after which the sailors will then be divided into gold, silver and bronze fleets. Sailors in gold fleet will sail for the World Champion title. Racing continues to October 30. Event website.
  • Focus remains solidly on improvement

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:04 pm
    Mark Towill, general manager and crew member onboard the American/Turkish flagged Team Alvimedica, checked in today (Oct. 23) with Scuttlebutt to file this Volvo Ocean Race update during Leg 1 from Spain to South Africa… We aren’t even half way to Cape Town but one thing is for sure: this is going to be a very competitive race. The one-design concept has kept the fleet relatively close and there is a high premium on boat speed and sound decision making. As in any sailboat race, there are a few key decisions that have resulted in big gains and losses. Here’s a snapshot of some of the…
  • Penultimate day at F18 U.S. National Championship

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Corpus Christi, TX (October 23, 2014) – After fitting in five races on Wednesday at the F18 U.S. National Championship, lighter conditions today allowed for three races to be completed. With 13 races now on the scoreboard (and 2 discards), Michael Easton and Tripp Burd continue to hold the lead, though their margin over the second place team of Cruz Gonzalez Smith/Mariano Heuser has shrunk to five points. A maximum of 18 races are scheduled for the five day event to conclude on October 24. Click headline for details.
  • Italians apply pressure at RS:X Youth World Windsurfing Championship

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Clearwater, FL (October 23, 2014) – After a layday on Wednesday, racing returned today at the RS:X Youth World Windsurfing Championship, with mens and womens fleets completing three races. Among the 54 men, Spaniard Toni Macias slipped today, and is now trailing Italian Mattia Camboni by 3 points. Ma Kwan Ching (HKG) continues to lead the 28 women, but her margin over Marta Maggetti (ITA) is reduced now to 5 points. Racing continues through October 25. Event website.
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  • Island Hopping in the BVI

    6 Oct 2014 | 11:15 am
    The British Virgin Islands consist of more than 45 islands, many uninhabited. It is worth planning your trip so you can spend some time on as many of the islands as possible. Island hopping in the BVI offers dramatic coastlines, superb water quality and some of the most beautiful islands anywhere in the Caribbean. Here is link to a great article featured in the US Airways Magazine, about Island Hopping in the BVI. Maybe it will inspire you to start planning your own trip to this beautiful sailing destination.   The post…
  • See us at Southampton Boat Show, 12 to 21 September on stand J061

    9 Sep 2014 | 1:10 am
    Once again our team will be down at Southampton boat show between 12 and 21 September. LateSail will be exhibiting on Stand J061 and we look forward to meeting our clients both past and future. Southampton is one of our favourite shows, with so many yachts on display, and a beautiful waterside setting. What better time to start planning your next trip afloat, come and see Dave, Dan, Russell and Lynn to discuss your plans. The post See us at Southampton Boat Show, 12 to 21 September on stand J061 appeared first on LateSail.
  • Online booking now LIVE

    4 Sep 2014 | 1:30 am
      We are pleased to announce that our website now includes Live availability for a limited number of fleets, enabling you to book these offers online. The live offers are shown with the LIVE symbol. We will be adding more and more yachts to the live section over the coming months so for those of you who know exactly what you are looking for you can easily book online. For those looking for a little info and advice, remember our experienced team are always on hand to help find you the best deals to suit your requirements. Example The post Online booking now LIVE appeared first on…
  • Sailing South to St. Vincent and the Grenadines

    28 Aug 2014 | 4:23 am
    It would be difficult to say that anyone could ever actually get tired of sailing in the British Virgin Islands- those short passages and beautiful islands are wonderful to return to year after year. But, perhaps you’d like to try something new; to get off the beaten track. For this there is St. Vincent. If you’ve heard that it’s a beautiful place for sailing you can be sure that the rumors are true- this southern Caribbean paradise is a bit less travelled but offers much in the way of excitement and adventure. It’s a great area to go and get away from it all. Here you can enjoy the…
  • What to Do During your Time in the Caribbean

    12 Aug 2014 | 8:05 am
    One of the great joys of a sailing charter in the Caribbean is the chance to just ‘be’; to focus on sailing from port to port, watch the sunrises and sunset on deck and maybe stop off for a drink at an oceanfront bar. If you want to return home feeling refreshed, there’s no reason for a rigid itinerary or cramming too much into the trip. That being said, you may want to get to know a bit more than the shorelines of each island. You may be accompanied by active teens or even a shopaholic or two. Here is our list of the best things to do in the Caribbean – there’s a little…
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  • Nashville Roast Coffee – Sailing – Sail Away Girl

    Elizabeth Aristeguieta (Sail Away Girl)
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:08 am
    Hello Sailors, I believe there is sometimes nothing better than a good cup of coffee. And coffee is part of sailing. Not just for in the morning with your breakfast, but also to keep you alert during night watches (and day watches too). Plus there are many proven health benefits of drinking java, in moderation […]
  • Musselman’s Applesauce – Sailing – Sail Away Girl

    Elizabeth Aristeguieta (Sail Away Girl)
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:15 am
    Hello Sailors, As many of you know, my passions are sailing and cooking, and well, eating what I cook of course. I also love blogging and anything to do with websites, particularly WordPress. So back in June of this year I attended a blogger’s conference in Hershey, PA hosted by iRetreat to keep abreast of […]
  • Fall Sailboat Tips – Sailing – Sail Away Girl

    Elizabeth Aristeguieta (Sail Away Girl)
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:09 am
    Hello sailors, Well it’s Fall here in Chicago and there are many sailors sad at the thought that our sailing season is over and it’s time to put the boats away for the Winter. We will just have to dream of Spring for the next few months and plan our next season to get us […]
  • Winter Aboard – Sailing – Sail Away Girl

    Elizabeth Aristeguieta (Sail Away Girl)
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:46 pm
    Hello Sailors, Many a sailor will be spending Winter Aboard their vessel and keeping themselves warm, as well as, making sure the boat systems are safeguarded will be tantamount on their minds. So today I am sharing some Winter Aboard wisdoms I’ve run across in my readings. Winter Aboard – Cabin Comfort: Much of the […]
  • Columbus Day – Sailing – Sail Away Girl

    Elizabeth Aristeguieta (Sail Away Girl)
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:08 am
    Hello Sailors, Hard to believe it’s time for the Columbus Day holiday already. In previous years sailing events, including BBQ sails, were scheduled on this holiday in Chicago. While it wasn’t blazing hot, they were beautiful sailing days. This year?? We already had snow flurries in Chicago and so many of the sailboats are already […]
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