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  • 'Sailing rocks' mystery of Death Valley solved

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    29 Aug 2014 | 11:56 am
    A team of scientists say they believe they have solved the mystery of how hundreds of rocks slide mysteriously across a dry lake bed in Death Valley, Calif. The "sailing rocks" at the Racetrack Playa, a dry lake bed, have been under investigation by researchers since the 1940s. The rocks, some weighing as much as 320 kilograms, move across the lake bed over a period of years, leaving tracks.
  • Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez Celebrate Wedding Anniversary in Hawaii

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    30 Aug 2014 | 4:34 am
    Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez sure know how to celebrate! The couple marked their one-year wedding anniversary on July 13, but celebrated in a big way this week by indulging in some fun in the sun in Hawaii, a source tells PEOPLE. With Berry's daughter ...
  • Salon move marks birthday

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    30 Aug 2014 | 11:08 am
    So... Hair, Nails and Beauty used to have one hair salon and one nail bar opposite each other in nearby Church Lane, but with an ever-growing client base owner Danni Edgington-Gibson decided to make the move when an opportunity came up.
  • SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week: multihull earns honours from monohulls on Day 2

    BYM Sailing News
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:11 am
    A combination of perfect racing conditions, no mistakes, great boat speed and a focus on a goal was all that was needed for the multihull Fantasia to take on the biggest of the monohulls and win.   Day two ...
  • Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 CEO Knut Frostad talks (Part III)

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    30 Aug 2014 | 8:47 am
    Sail-World talked to Knut Frostad few days after it was announced the Danish company was sponsoring the seventh entry.
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  • 'Sailing rocks' mystery of Death Valley solved

    29 Aug 2014 | 11:56 am
    A team of scientists say they believe they have solved the mystery of how hundreds of rocks slide mysteriously across a dry lake bed in Death Valley, Calif. The "sailing rocks" at the Racetrack Playa, a dry lake bed, have been under investigation by researchers since the 1940s. The rocks, some weighing as much as 320 kilograms, move across the lake bed over a period of years, leaving tracks.
  • Torrey Pines High School sailing team aims to bring more hands on board

    29 Aug 2014 | 9:07 am
    Torrey Pines Sailing Team has developed into a friendly yet competitive group that allows teammates to stop and smell the salty air and appreciate nature and the magnificent outdoors, and it's looking for new members.
  • CG Railway, Inc. 1000th Sailing Tracks Across the Gulf

    29 Aug 2014 | 9:02 am
    CG Railway, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of International Shipholding Corporation , announced that its Rail Ferry Service between the United States and Mexico reached
  • Conn. Community Rejects Yale Sailing Expansion

    29 Aug 2014 | 12:03 am
    Yale formally withdrew a request to expand its sailing center this summer after members of the nearby Branford community of South Beach protested the plans.
  • Women’s Sailing Gains Varsity Status

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:16 pm
    By SCOTT CHIUSANO This fall, there will be a new varsity team testing the waters at Cornell. The women’s sailing team — formerly a club program — has been elevated to varsity status as announced by Andy Noel, the Meakem Smith Director of Athletics and Physical Education, over the summer. […]
 
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  • Salon move marks birthday

    30 Aug 2014 | 11:08 am
    So... Hair, Nails and Beauty used to have one hair salon and one nail bar opposite each other in nearby Church Lane, but with an ever-growing client base owner Danni Edgington-Gibson decided to make the move when an opportunity came up.
  • Spanish police widen search for Ashya

    30 Aug 2014 | 10:06 am
    POLICE in Spain are today seeking the permission of a judge to widen the desperate search to find little Ashya King.
  • Inverness 2 Kilmarnock 0

    30 Aug 2014 | 10:02 am
    Aaron Doran and Greg Tansey combined to keep Inverness at the top of the Scottish Premiership after a 2-0 win over Kilmarnock.
  • Arrest warrant issued for parents of Ashya King

    30 Aug 2014 | 10:01 am
    POLICE chiefs in Hampshire have this afternoon obtained a European arrest warrant for the parents of desperately ill Ashya King.
  • Sheff Wed 0 Nottingham Forest 1

    30 Aug 2014 | 9:58 am
    Nottingham Forest came through their toughest test of the season so far with their unbeaten start intact as they beat a spirited Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 at Hillsborough.
 
 
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  • Blue Moon in the Great Lakes

    Ask the Boater
    5 Aug 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Peter Sepetanc took this photo of Blue Moon in Amherstburg Ontario. It  came from Lake Erie into the mouth of the Detroit River between the mainland and Boblo island this morning at 8 am.
  • Are You Going?

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    29 Jan 2014 | 7:03 pm
  • Beautiful Thousand Islands Video!

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    9 Jan 2014 | 8:17 pm
    Be sure to view in full screen!
  • Why We Love the Thousand Islands!

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    11 Aug 2013 | 10:01 am
    Turn up the volume and enjoy the video of the St. Lawrence River and the Thousand Islands by helicopter! Breathtaking!
  • Now That’s a Ship!

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    1 Jul 2013 | 5:12 am
    Stunning views of the new Royal Princess officially named by Kate Middleton.
 
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  • Princess Royal to visit Hartlepool

    29 Aug 2014 | 12:24 pm
    … Princess Royal is set to visit Hartlepool next month as part … the Royal Yachting Association (RYA). Princess Anne will be visiting the Tees …
  • 6-Night Irish Village Vacation in Fall w/Air (Travelzoo)

    26 Aug 2014 | 11:03 am
    … Ireland” offers visitors tons of leisure activities ranging from yachting and golf … may not represent current prices.   Vacation packages include round-trip economy class … not purchased Travel Trip Protection, all bookings are non-refundable. Vacation Package ID …
  • Accor Serves Up Thailand Breakfast Offer

    26 Aug 2014 | 10:17 am
    Accor launches a new promotion: Thailand Breakfast Offer, exclusive to only hotels in Thailand. Enjoy daily breakfast for free, courtesy of Accor. BANGKOK, THAILAND, August 26, 2014 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Accor is the world’s largest and leading hotel …
  • The Ibis Delhi Airport Hotel Launches the 'Pay What You Want' Campaign

    26 Aug 2014 | 8:45 am
    The Ibis Delhi Airport hotel launches the 'Pay What You Want' campaign. The campaign gives visitors the leisure to pay any amount for their stay at the hotel. NEW DELHI, INDIA, August 26, 2014 /EINPresswire.com/ -- There has never been a better …
  • The Great Attractions in Nainital Tour

    26 Aug 2014 | 8:17 am
    … holiday resort associated with Nainital vacation presents many places of interest towards tourists … vacation is actually filled along with places associated with visitor … annual Kingfisher Yachting Opposition inside … . For neighbourhood travelling within just …
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  • progess report augyst 7 , 2014

    boatmanmatt
    7 Aug 2014 | 6:36 am
    Blog at YachtPals.com - 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?

    CaptnBry
    7 Jul 2014 | 5:04 pm
    Blog at YachtPals.com - 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 YachtPals.com - 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
  • Christmas Island

    Stormy
    11 Apr 2014 | 8:36 pm
    Blog at YachtPals.com - The Online Boating Community As the years tick over my time in my job is coming to a close. Having spent a bit of time on Christmas Island, the island life calls to me. I am slowly getting rid of items that are keeping me tied to the land. This time next year I hope to be living aboard, writing my book, my poetry and learning more about being at one with my camera. As much as I was hopeful about not being on this journey alone...it was not to be….I would much rather be with no one than the wrong one. read more
  • Total rewire of 73' Rawson 30 done!

    endo39
    11 Apr 2014 | 6:17 am
    Blog at YachtPals.com - The Online Boating Community Well i have to say that Don Casey ' sailboat electrics simplified book was a great resource. We pretty much pulled everything out right down to the engine harness. Just completed everything to operational status. Learned a lot... just by diving in. Asking lots of questions and reading. I sure know how to properly terminate and fuse heavy to light gauge wire now. Tying in wind vane is next Adding alternator to old MD2B Volo engine too. The old dynamo starter generator only puts out 10 amps so the alternator... was a must. I'll report how…
 
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  • Gumnuts gone walkabout: 'In Transit' family visit

    30 Aug 2014 | 11:48 am
    Now 'en route' to our next sailing adventure and stopped over to see Shiree's sister Keveena and her family, Neil, Amber and Nolan. They live in Winchester which is one of the oldest towns in England. We had lunch at this restaurant which was built in 1450.
  • Wandering the Oceans: The Doctor Business

    30 Aug 2014 | 11:39 am
    How Doctors Have Damaged their Medical Profession
  • S/V Daybreak: When's the best time to go to the dentist?

    30 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    At tooth-hurty!
  • Mighty Fine goin' South....again!: Here we go again....Bahama bound this year!

    30 Aug 2014 | 11:19 am
    As we sit here on a mooring in Kingsland Bay on beautiful Lake Champlain on Labor Day weekend our summer on the lake is coming to a close. Around Sept 11 we will be of again on our next southern adventure! This winter we will be travelling down the intercoastal toFlorida and beyond to the Bahamas with our recently retired friends, Bill and Maureen Little and their Monk 36, Sweet Freedom. The next week will involve saying goodbye to family and getting the boat ready and provisioned for travel. We are looking forward to moving again. We have decided traveling is less stressful than being at…
  • Lucky Fish: Bye Bye BC.

    30 Aug 2014 | 11:18 am
    Bye Bye BC.
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  • The World Sailing Speed Record Council Have Announced The Establishment Of Four New World Records

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    27 Aug 2014 | 11:05 pm
    Source - www.sailing.org The World Sailing Speed Record Council have announced the establishment of four new World Records, all of which were claimed during the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. Name: Sam Davies (GBR) Dates:. 11 to 16 August 2014. Start time: 09:10:00 on 11 August 2014 Finish time: 06:10:39 on 16 August 2014 Elapsed time: 4 days, 21 hours, 00 minutes and 39 seconds Distance: 1773 NM Average speed: 15.15 kts Previous record: Avivia, Dee Caffari (GBR), June 2009, 6 days, 11 hours, 30 minutes and 53 seconds Record: Around Britain and Ireland, Monohull Yacht: Azzam-Abu…
  • Porto Montenegro: A Haven For Billionaires’ Yachts

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    31 Jul 2014 | 10:56 pm
    Source -  www.ft.com A plan to turn a naval base into a haven for the super-rich reaches a milestone with a new hotel and the doubling in size of the marina When the first guests check in to a new five-star hotel in Montenegro on Friday, they will not just be signing a pristine register: they will be putting their names to a centisecond of history. Whether they realise it or not, they’ll be contributing to a key phase in the reinvention of the country. The hotel is at the centre of Porto ...
  • Miami Taking Intiative Towards Mega-Yacht Parking Spots

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    30 Jul 2014 | 10:37 pm
    Source - www.businessinsider.in Miami has sun, sand, and sex, but it lacks one critical feature of the modern luxury economy: a place for ultra-wealthy seafarers to dock their shimmering mega-yachts. This is undoubtedly something that keeps the proud residents of South Florida awake at night – awake in the soft, humid night, after the final mojito has been downed and the last salsa danced in South Beach. So the city is doing something about it. The question is: Will the mega-yacht harbor be done in time for the 2015 Miami Yacht & ...
  • Unveiled: Floating Village In London’s Docklands With Beach, Yachts And Luxury Homes – But Blasted As ‘Yuppie Ghetto’

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    28 Jul 2014 | 12:40 am
    Source - www.standard.co.uk A furious row has broken out over Boris Johnson’s plans for a “floating village” of 50 luxury homes in the Docklands. The Mayor revealed today that he has selected an Anglo-Dutch consortium to build a “thriving community” of homes, restaurants and offices on the waters of the Royal Victoria Dock. But the scheme was condemned by Mayor of Newham Sir Robin Wales for creating a new “yuppie ghetto” in East London and called for a total rethink. He said: ”We have always been clear that any new development must provide affordable ...
  • Sunseeker Boss Stewart McIntyre Abruptly Leaves Luxury Yacht Builder

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    23 Jul 2014 | 12:29 am
    Source -  www.theguardian.com Sunseeker yachts on display in London. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images The boss of luxury yacht builder Sunseeker has abruptly left the company. Stewart McIntyre, the managing director, will leave the Dorset-based company owned by China‘s richest man, Wang Jianlin, at the end of the month. The company said McIntyre, a Scot who commutes from Edinburgh to Sunseeker’s headquarters in Poole, was leaving to “pursue other interests”. Wang’s Wanda Group, which bought 91.8% of Sunseeker for £300m in 2013, said founder Robert…
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  • Top 5 Sailing Destinations Worldwide

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    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.
  • Luxury Cruises to visit in Bahrain:

    admin
    11 Aug 2014 | 4:11 am
    Bahrain is a kingdom that located in the Arabian Gulf and is comprised of 33 islands. It’s a very luxurious land decorated with naturally beauty that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
  • Top 7 Luxury Sailing Destinations To Visit In Europe!

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    11 Jul 2014 | 4:19 am
    Take a look at some of the best luxury destinations in Europe to visit with your new yacht! From the breathtaking Dalmatian coast in Croatia, rich and adorable French Riviera ...
  • Stress Reduction

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    23 Jun 2014 | 6:31 pm
    Stress is a huge contributor to daily illnesses. There are numerous ways to combat stress. A day at the lake presents many ways to beat stress: laughter with friends; rest; relaxation in comfort;
  • 7 Tips Of Making A Great Sailing Trip

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    17 Jun 2014 | 7:19 am
    Sailing trip around the whole world was done by explorers funded by government in past. But in today’s modern world
 
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  • Welcome Wednesday!

    Amver Maritime Relations
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:17 am
    The value of a life saved. It's hard to put that in numbers. What we can quantify are the number of available resources available for search and rescue. You, the shipping community, help us increase the numbers of available search and rescue resources. In other words, you help increase the likelihood people in distress at sea will be saved. How do you do that? By enrolling in Amver.Here's the list of the latest members of the Amver safety network.CONFIDENCENILEDUTCH BREDASAGITTARIUS OCEANJURAWESTERN AKIHABARASEA PEAGUSUSSTRATEGIC VENTURELEVIATHANCLIPPER BOURGOGNEMADARIN CROWNPhoto credit:…
  • Welcome Wednesday!

    Amver Maritime Relations
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Is your vessel listed this week? It could be if you decide to enroll your vessel in Amver. Joining is easy and the dividends are huge. You'll be helping ensure no call for help goes unanswered. Now, help us welcome the latest members of the Amver team.TRF OSLOSAN LORENZOPEGASUS VOYAGERDCI DREDGE VIAPL GUANGZHOUJUNINNORDIC NANJINGGREEN HELLASSILVER STACIEMEIYO MARUALDEBARANCOLOGNYEMERALD STARBUBYANDHIRUBHAI DEEPWATER KG1Photo credit: Fotolia
  • Amver tanker saves 10 fishermen in the Indian Ocean

    Amver Maritime Relations
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:47 am
    Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) officials report an Amver participating tanker rescued ten Taiwanese fishermen after their vessel caught fire and sank in the middle of the Indian Ocean on Wednesday, August 13, 2014.AMSA rescue personnel identified the Amver participating tanker, High Pearl, and requested the ship divert to assist the fishermen. The Singapore flagged tanker arrived on scene and reported ten fishermen had abandoned ship on a rubber mattress. All ten crew members were rescued without incident.The High Pearl, on time charter with d'Amico of Italy, will continue on a…
  • Amver participating container ship rescues 3 in Hurricane Julio

    Amver Maritime Relations
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:37 am
    Braving the forces of Hurricane Julio an Amver participating container ship rescued three people from their sinking sailboat approximately 360 miles northeast of Oahu, Hawaii on Sunday, August 10, 2014. For video of the sailboat click here.U.S. Coast Guard rescue personnel in Hawaii received a call that the sailing vessel Walkabout was disabled and taking on water. The yachtsmen reported their life raft was deflated and they did not have an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) on board their boat. Coast Guard personnel requested a hurricane hunter aircraft divert and make radio…
  • Welcome Wednesday!

    Amver Maritime Relations
    13 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Who joined Amver this week? Here is the list of the latest vessels to enroll in the Amver safety network. Joining isn't mandatory. Joining isn't easy. In fact, your crews will likely have to send their reports manually to Amver. Is the extra burden worth it? You bet it is. So if you aren't enrolled, consider joining today. Now help us welcome the newest Amver ships.HEDDA SCHULTESONGA EQUINOXCAP SAN TAINAROZEALAND MAXIMAPELOREUSEHTEREALNORTHERN PRODUCERALEUTIAN LADYHURST POINTJS SANAGAEVER LEGACYQMS NEPTUENORD TITANENDEAVORSHARON M ILEO SUNRISEPhoto credit: Fotolia
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    H2uh0 - Bonehead Moves on the Water... by Craig

  • Life is all about great memories!

    26 Aug 2014 | 7:22 am
    Make some today!
  • 30 Years: Hello Sailor

    25 Aug 2014 | 8:16 am
    I had a few sails on the bay prior to 1984-5 but sailing hooked me in early 85 when I moved to the lagoon at Foster City.  I started windsurfing on the lagoon after a friend gave me a windsurfer that he was not using.  The sailing was fast and fun and it was right outside my door.  I would eventually start a windsurfing club and travel north and south to find wind.   Since then I have had a sunfish, a dory sailboat and now my 30' Newport.  I love everything about sailing.  Being outdoors, seeing the beautiful vistas from the water, and sharing it with…
  • Breach!

    18 Aug 2014 | 10:42 am
    Start at the 1:30 mark.  Full screen.
  • Pics of the Weekend

    18 Aug 2014 | 8:03 am
    Kona and I headed out to fog that cleared by noon.  We sailed to Angel but did not see a safe place to anchor.  Continued to Tiburon and it took a couple tries to get the anchor down.  Jumped in the kayak and got Kona over to the beach.  WInd shifting and I am worried about the anchor holding.  We get back to the boat and do a swim and sure enough the boat starts drifting.  Glad we are hanging on!  Had a great sail home and a little hove to near the channel.  Have a busy August so this may be my last sail of the month. Got in 5 sails since the new…
  • Great Idea for Self Rescue

    14 Aug 2014 | 8:05 am
    I was reading the rescue stories on my starboard side bar this morning and there was one where a guy was thrown into the water and his boat sank.  He had his phone in a waterproof case and was able to contact the rescue folks from the water and get help.  I had never thought of that.  We have a portable VHF in a waterproof case down below.  That won't help me if the boom knocks me in the water while I am single handing.  I plan to get a waterproof case for my iPhone, how about you?  Most of us have phones in our pocket when we sail and this makes a ton of…
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  • JOHN KILROY WAS HERE…

    XS Editor
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:14 am
    MELGES 20 WORLDS – John Kilroy wins the worlds! – The video above is not the best but it does have some great fast footage of the M20 sailing. Check out the results HERE – Check out the Trophy presentation video HERE. Riva Del Garda, Italy – After one final race, John Kilroy at the helm of Samba Pa Ti, tactician Paul Goodison and crew Jeff Reynolds proved they were more than deserving of the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Champion title. Four days of racing and no worse than a fourteenth in a fleet of fifty-seven entries, the Samba Pa Ti team excelled in almost every…
  • SAILORS MISSING

    XS Editor
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:54 am
    SAFETY AT SEA – The Coast Guard is searching for two people aboard a 27-foot 1976 Almond Hunter sailing vessel near St. Petersburg, Florida, Friday. Missing are Bogdan Makowski, 69, and Elizabeth Makowski, 61, of Hudson, Florida. A friend of the Makowski’s contacted Coast Guard Station Sand Key, Florida, at 9:51 a.m., because she had not heard from the couple since Aug. 24 and had expected them back Aug. 26. The couple were last known to be sailing with a disabled engine in the vicinity of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, St. Petersburg, heading to Skeletion Key Marina in Hudson, Florida…
  • GOOD RACING AT THE KNICKERBOCKER CUP

    XS Editor
    30 Aug 2014 | 12:07 am
    MATCH RACING – Check out this good match race and proves again to ALWAYS cover your competition when leading! Good wind conditions on Manhasset Bay allowed ten teams to complete the Round Robin of this years Knickerbocker Cup. With a  7-0 lead it’s Switerlands Eric Monnin SUI leading the fleet. In second with a score of 5-1 Pierre-Antoine Morvan of France. Follow the action and results with the live tracker at the event website.  
  • INTRODUCING THE ‘POLAR SAILOR’

    XS Editor
    30 Aug 2014 | 12:03 am
    POLAR SAILOR – In November 2014, The Outer Edge Polar Challenge, Ride for Leukemia aims to break records, educate and raise funds. The goals are: To travel unsupported from the edge of the Antarctic polar plateau to the geographic South Pole, then returning via the Pole of In-accessibility back – a distance of approximately 4500 kilometres. To prove that snow/ ice sailing and wind powered travel is a viable and environmentally friendly means of travel and transportation in Antarctica. To raise funds to support the Leukaemia Foundation. To challenge the current world ice sailing speed…
  • MELGES 20 WORLDS – DAY 2

    XS Editor
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:47 pm
    MELGES 20 WORLDS – Check out the action above! Then check out the results HERE!
 
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  • Sailing to San Diego Part V

    Albie
    6 Aug 2014 | 10:25 pm
    "Before my eyes closed I noticed how beautiful it was sleeping under the stars out at sea! And then I fell alseep for a short while. All went dark in my mind and then I woke up about 15 minutes later to adjust the tiller slightly as the sails were making noise and the boat was slightly off course."Many hours earlier however, I had been on a mission to sail into Mission Bay that evening. But the wind had almost died and the current was against me. Besides this I didn't have an engine so that put me at the complete mercy of the wind.Here's what happened: I was constantly watching the wind when…
  • Sailing to San Diego Part IV: Sunset Sailing Past La Jolla

    Albie
    22 Mar 2014 | 11:14 pm
    "...Darkness had almost taken over the sky and yet the wind was as sure as ever. In fact with all the attention I gave the boat and with the good steady wind, I felt like I was cruising along at six knots! I could feel the wind in my face and I felt the exhilaration of speeding along with waves breaking white on either side of the boat."  This was the highlight of sailing and passing La Jolla in the evening. But before I had reached San Diego and was only half way down, this is the situation I faced:I had let the boat sail herself most of the night. Having tied down the tiller I just…
  • Sailing to San Diego Part III. Passing Avalon by Night

    Albie
    15 Feb 2014 | 2:19 pm
    That evening as I rowed my dinghy over the teal green sea I enjoyed looking down, down into its clear mysterious depths. I slowly arrived back at my boat. As I climbed up over the four foot sides of the boat, and then proceeded to set my things down in the cockpit, I looked out to sea just in time to see a glorious sunset. I looked up at my pirate flag and saw the wind blowing it steadily and so having had lots of rest during the day, I decided that with the wind being strong and myself feeling well, I would venture out tonight for San Diego. As I got some food from a tin ready to eat, my…
  • Sailing to San Diego Part Two: A Day at Catalina

    Albie
    30 Nov 2013 | 2:32 pm
     After a difficult time sailing to Catalina the day before, I was looking forward to fixing the broken rigging and resting up. I had no desire to sail further to San Diego today and besides there were things I needed to complete before I left. My day started early at 5:30 am. I awoke, got myself ready and then set the jib sail and texted Janette as I awoke to the most glorious sunrise:Albie: "Oh my gosh! Most beautiful sunrise I've seen since Philippines! can see distant mountains toward San Diego wrapped in golden light shooting 2 heaven!"Albie: "Goodmorning darling! By the time u…
  • Sailing to San Diego and Back - Alone without an Engine

    Albie
    10 Nov 2013 | 10:29 am
    The First Leg: Sailing to Catalina Island.It was our vacation time!  We had a couple weeks open and we thought that it would be fun to stay on the water in San Diego for a holiday. So I thought I would sail down there so we could stay on the boat in Mission Bay. I was impatient to start the trip and began the voyage late at night. However. the wind was too light and there was not enough wind power to sail very far. So I headed back and instead went to bed in the v-birth. First thing in the morning when the wind came up, I sailed out of Marina Del Rey. Here is what my wife Janette…
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  • Hatcher Pass

    PacificSailors
    12 Aug 2014 | 9:34 pm
    Last weekend we drove up to Hatcher Pass and rented a little cabin. It came complete with a fridge stocked with everything we would want for breakfast.View from the pass of the Mat-Su Valley below. Anchorage is about an hour to the “right” in the valley.The ground is so thick and soft you just want to lay in  it all day (but it’s a bit too wet).The fireweed is still blooming. This is dwarf fireweed. The Little Su (Susitna) RiverIndependence Mine closed in the early 40s but the (now historic) remnants are still there. And so are the remnants and tailings from many smaller…
  • Seward

    PacificSailors
    9 Aug 2014 | 10:29 pm
    Last weekend we took a drive down to Seward for a little mini-van camping.  Seward is a great little town that is more reminiscent of SE Alaska with lots of fir trees, clear water and small town atmosphere. Up around Anchorage, where we are working, it’s mostly deciduous trees and the water in Cook Inlet is about as clear as a milkshake. Sockeye Salmon I just can’t enough of that color! Fireweed. F
  • Winner Creek Trail

    PacificSailors
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:33 pm
    Mike is back in the Aleutians for a couple of weeks but before he left we got in a lot more fishing and some nice hikes. Winner Creek Trail is part of the famous Iditarod Trail and has a hand-tram that crosses the Winner Creek Gorge. We’d tried to do this hike before but there were so many people waiting to use the tram we turned back. This time we went on a weekday and were able to make the crossing without having to wait. At the end of the trail is the Alyeska Resort, so lunch was waiting for us. People treat the hand tram more like a ride than a mode of transportation with everyone…
  • Sockeye Fishing and Canning

    PacificSailors
    11 Jul 2014 | 4:45 pm
    The sockeye (red) salmon are finally  running on the Kenai River! This is the main thing we have been looking forward to since being back in Alaska. There is nothing like going fishing and knowing you will actually catch something. And I never tire of the scenery and watching the bald eagles. Yes, that really is the color of the Kenai River. Fireweed on the KenaiOur favorite fishing hole where the fish never stop jumping.Fish on!Another fish on!They are very fun to catch!We tossed a few of these males back as they are too far into the spawning processes. They are usually silver, but…
  • Summertime

    PacificSailors
    29 Jun 2014 | 4:53 pm
    I can’t believe we’ve been in Alaska for three months already! (only four more months until our next adventure…)  In April we still had a lot of snow on the ground. May was a bit chilly but dry and sunny. And June has been gloomy and rainy. But it looks like summer is finally here! Today was downright hot and wildflowers are everywhere. Just waiting for the fireweed to bloom. Glacier Creek and a couple of Girdwood’s seven glaciers in the background.Strawberries growing at the side of the road Mike is working out of Dutch Harbor for a couple of weeks. We spent…
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  • Terry Hutchinson: Clearing the air

    Editor
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:51 am
    Terry Hutchinson, a key member of the Artemis Racing team during their preparation as a challenger for the 34th America’s Cup in 2013, provides the following statement… On August 7, Maxim magazine posted an interview about the 35th America’s Cup that included some untrue statements and inaccurate remarks I made about Artemis Racing. To be clear, Artemis Racing is a well-organized and responsible professional sailing team that considers safety an absolute priority. My departure from the team more than five months prior to the tragedy of May 9, 2013 was on agreeable terms with the…
  • Tight at top after penultimate day at Melges 20 Worlds

    Editor
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:14 pm
    Riva Del Garda, Italy (August 29, 2014) – The third day of racing on beautiful Lake Garda produced premium conditions and spectacular competition at the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship once more. Three additional races were completed with second place overall Achille Onorato’s Mascalzone Latino Jr. closing the gap on regatta leader, American John Kilroy on Samba Pa Ti ahead by five points. Going into today’s races, Kilroy proudly owned an impressive 14-point lead. Between Onorato and third place overall Guido Miani’s Monaco Racing Fleet , the points-spread was…
  • Extreme Sailing – 12 teams to race in Istanbul

    Assoc Editor
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:37 pm
    The first-ever Turkish Extreme 40 syndicate, TeamTurx, is confirmed to compete at the Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 6 Istanbul as an invitational entry, bringing the tally of boats on the startline up to 12. The Turkish squad is made up of Olympic level sailors including founder Edhem Dirvana, who have been busy training over the last few months with Extreme 40 veteran and class co-designer, Mitch Booth. One day of open water racing will precede the Extreme 40 Stadium Racing, September 11 – 14, including the additional challenge of racing on the notorious Bosphorus Strait. Click…
  • Campaign 101, Part 2 – Your Attributes

    Assoc Editor
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:04 pm
    By David Dellenbaugh, CleverPig.org Before heading into any new phase of your sailing career, it’s smart to do a bit of self-reflection. By evaluating your strengths and weaknesses, it’s much easier to identify the path you must take to achieve your goal. Evaluate Your Strengths & Weaknesses Every once in a while I do something especially careless on the race course and create unnecessary problems for myself. A good example happened during a recent one-design regatta. The weather end of the starting line was favored, and the wind was predicted to shift to the right. So most of the…
  • Melges 20 Worlds – Embracing Classic Garda Conditions

    Assoc Editor
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Riva Del Garda, Italy (August 28, 2014) – Three races were sailed on Day Two of the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship. With a substantial 14-point lead, American John Kilroy on Samba Pa Ti is in first place overall. Monaco’s Guido Miani had a phenomenal day, winning two of the three races. “We had a fantastic day, beautiful conditions. Our tactician, Gabriele Benussi made some great calls. It was really tough racing against Samba and Section 16,” said Miani. Tied in third is current Audi Sailing Series leader Dario Levi. Racing continues on Friday. Click headline…
 
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    LateSail

  • What to Do During your Time in the Caribbean

    latesail
    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…
  • Summer Sailing in the Eastern Mediterranean

    latesail
    7 Aug 2014 | 3:05 am
    Have you sailed the Med yet? If you live in Europe you may already be accustomed to escaping to the warm Mediterranean coasts, but many sailors (EU citizens included) haven’t yet taken their first Mediterranean charter or haven’t explored some its lesser known sailing destinations. LateSail has a number of excellent current summer bareboat charter offers for getting to know this marvellous part of the world. We thought we’d give you a preview of what’s in store for those who choose to take advantage of them, but keep in mind that these are a just a few options. If you have another…
  • Luxury Crewed Yacht Charters

    latesail
    5 Aug 2014 | 2:31 am
    Here at LateSail we specialize in all things sailing, whether you want to set off on an adventure at the helm of your own ship, join a flotilla or just lay back in luxury. Unbeknownst to many of our loyal followers we offer great deals on luxury crewed yacht charters for the ultimate All Inclusive vacation at sea. We even have a special website dedicated to these offers. For many of you sailors out there, there might be nothing better than setting off on a bareboat charter with your own crew- you choose your own boat, select your group and you’re in full control of where to go and what to…
  • Useful Phrases to use on your Next Greek Yacht Charter

    latesail
    11 Jul 2014 | 2:45 am
    Knowing a little of the language (even if it’s very little) is a great way to connect with the locals and really give you a feel for the culture. You may not become fluent during a week-long cruise but it never hurts to be able to say good morning to a fellow sailor, greet the restaurant host or attempt to order a drink. Most people truly appreciate the effort, and it usually feels better than just blurting out what you need in English. Then of course, there may be instances in which no one speaks English and even the few words you know will help you get by. Santorini island, Greece Here…
  • Summer Festivals in the Caribbean

    latesail
    8 Jul 2014 | 5:23 pm
    To put it mildly, the Caribbean knows how to party! The colorful traditions and festivities found on different islands and various countries make for a great way to experience the real essence of the place you’re visiting. If you’re going this summer, try to work a summer festival into your trip; you won’t be disappointed. You’ve got the big Caribbean events like Jamaica SumFest but many of the smaller islands also have local summer festivals that are a blast. They’re also easier to get to- you can simply find a good place to moor (ask our experts for the best ones) and walk or take…
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  • 3D Printers for Sailing – Sailing – Sail Away Girl

    Elizabeth Aristeguieta (Sail Away Girl)
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Hello Sailors, I go to my local library quite often and they recently acquired a 3D printer for their members to use. So 3D printing has hit the mainstream! How about 3D printers for sailing? I have been completely fascinated by the printer and always stop at the machine, where it is prominently displayed in […]
  • Liebster Award – Sailing – Sail Away Girl

    Elizabeth Aristeguieta (Sail Away Girl)
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:45 pm
    Hello Sailors, OK I said the same thing, the what award?? Liebster Award? Is that akin to a Darwin Award? What the heck is it? Well it’s a blogger thing as I understand it. A kind of you scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours kind of thing. So here’s how it works…a blogger identifies […]
  • Thank You – Sailing – Sail Away Girl

    Elizabeth Aristeguieta (Sail Away Girl)
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Hello Sailors, I want to thank each one of you that so generously contributed to my attempt to raise sufficient funds to fly tomorrow to Australia for the conference and bonus sail of the Whitsundays that I was awarded. Sadly, the 72 hours notice I received from the event organizers was not sufficient for me […]
  • Help me get to Australia – Sailing – Sail Away Girl

    Elizabeth Aristeguieta (Sail Away Girl)
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Hello Sailors, Been on the road for a conference this week, so I got behind on posting. Plus I got some unexpected great news late yesterday. As a blogger, I follow many of the industry leaders in this arena in an effort to improve my content to make it valuable for all of you and […]
  • Wifi – Sailing – Sail Away Girl

    Elizabeth Aristeguieta (Sail Away Girl)
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:18 pm
    Hello Sailors, I am frequently asked how am I going to keep up with my blog while sailing around the world, and admittedly it is a question I have also had for myself. By coincidence, one of the Facebook groups I belong to had a member ask the same question. So I wanted to look […]
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