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  • Sailing: Kiwis' roles in Oracle scandal under review

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    15 Apr 2014 | 7:20 pm
    It's unclear whether two Kiwis will face additional punishments for their role in the America's Cup World Series boat tampering scandal.
  • CBS This Morning

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    15 Apr 2014 | 12:41 pm
    President Obama spoke to Russian President Vladimir Putin about the crisis in Ukraine and warned him that Moscow would pay a price for separatist activity in eastern Ukraine. Holly Williams reports from Donetsk, one of several cities where pro-Russian forces control government buildings. Women make
  • Reports: Ferry with 471 people sinking off SKorea

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    15 Apr 2014 | 7:34 pm
    A government office says a South Korean passenger ship carrying about 470 people has sent a distress call off the southern coast after it began leaning to one side.
  • Time to Sail On Sailing
    23 Mar 2014 | 1:24 am
    This will be my last blog post on this site and my final weekly newsletter as I sail on to a new time in life. It's been a good cruise on this website, and I'll miss the opportunity to review new gear and products for sailors and share information and tips about all aspects of sailing. For the many readers who have read parts of over the last five years, thanks for your attention - and I hope you've gained something significant. But while all good things come to pass on a personal level, the information on this site should live on as long as it remains relevant. Sail on! Be…
  • RYA Youth National Championships: Action packed day in Weymouth and Portland

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    15 Apr 2014 | 1:17 pm
    The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy welcomed superb sunshine, big waves and a fresh 15-18 knots as racing ramped up on day two of the RYA Youth National Championships (Tuesday 15 April). All classes took to the water ...
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  • Sailing: Kiwis' roles in Oracle scandal under review

    15 Apr 2014 | 7:20 pm
    It's unclear whether two Kiwis will face additional punishments for their role in the America's Cup World Series boat tampering scandal.
  • Big ban for Cup sailors, Kiwis wait

    15 Apr 2014 | 5:01 pm
    The sailing future of two New Zealand members of Oracle Team USA at last year's America's Cup could be under threat.
  • Oracle America's Cup sailor cops five-year ban

    15 Apr 2014 | 4:48 pm
    America's Cup sailor Dirk de Ridder has been suspended from sanctioned events for five years by sailing's international governing body, two people with knowledge of the decision said today.The people spoke with The Associated Press...
  • Sailing: de Ridder slapped with hefty ban

    15 Apr 2014 | 4:11 pm
    Oracle wing trimmer Dirk de Ridder has been slapped with a hefty ban for his part in the America's Cup World Series boat tampering scandal.
  • NZL team prepare for ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres

    15 Apr 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Following the recent double gold medal success at ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma the NZL Sailing Team are now less than a week away from the start of racing at the next ISAF World Cup Regatta in Hyeres, France. ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres, on the French Riviera, is the final event in 2013-2014 series which has included regattas in China, Australia, USA and Spain, and will conclude in France next ...
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  • CBS This Morning

    15 Apr 2014 | 12:41 pm
    President Obama spoke to Russian President Vladimir Putin about the crisis in Ukraine and warned him that Moscow would pay a price for separatist activity in eastern Ukraine. Holly Williams reports from Donetsk, one of several cities where pro-Russian forces control government buildings. Women make
  • Dyson Made Its Fans 75 Percent Quieter by Gutting Them

    15 Apr 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Dyson redesigned its Air Multiplier fan to be 75 percent quieter. But in order to do that, it had to totally gut the original version. Image: Dyson Dyson redesigned its Air Multiplier fan to be 75 percent quieter. But in order to do that, it had to totally gut the original version. Image: Dyson
  • How much will ObamaCare cost you in taxes?

    15 Apr 2014 | 12:31 pm
    On this April 15, filers and accountants alike are finding a new array of taxes resulting from the president’s health care legislation. These include at least 20 ObamaCare-related tax increases totaling  $409 billion over the next ten years, according to the Joint Committee on Taxation. The new
  • Sleep Apnea May Be Linked to Poor Bone Health

    15 Apr 2014 | 12:26 pm
    TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with sleep apnea, a common sleep disorder, may be at increased risk for the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis, especially women and older people, a new study suggests. "Ongoing sleep disruptions caused by obstructive sleep apnea can harm many of
  • White Sox wear Boston Strong on 1-year anniversary

    15 Apr 2014 | 12:24 pm
    CHICAGO — The Chicago White Sox have paid tribute to victims of the Boston Marathon bombing before their game against the Red Sox. The White Sox played a video montage and held a moment of silence as both teams lined up outside their dugouts Tuesday night to mark the one-year anniversary of the
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  • Time to Sail On

    23 Mar 2014 | 1:24 am
    This will be my last blog post on this site and my final weekly newsletter as I sail on to a new time in life. It's been a good cruise on this website, and I'll miss the opportunity to review new gear and products for sailors and share information and tips about all aspects of sailing. For the many readers who have read parts of over the last five years, thanks for your attention - and I hope you've gained something significant. But while all good things come to pass on a personal level, the information on this site should live on as long as it remains relevant. Sail on! Be…
  • It's Never Too Early to Plan for a Safe Boating Season

    16 Mar 2014 | 9:26 am
    It's still early spring and many of us in northern climates haven't even begun to think of launching our boats, but in warmer climates the Coast Guard continues to report incidents and rescues in many areas and, sadly, continuing boating fatalities. It may be that in fact boaters are at greatest risk early in the season, when they're excited to be back out on the water or so busy focusing on the renewed experience that they sometimes pay less attention to safety issues. Of course, staying safe involves a lot more than just watching where you're going and trying to stay in the boat. Here's a…
  • Good Books for Would-Be Cruisers

    27 Feb 2014 | 3:32 am
    I've recently read and reviewed a couple books that may be of interest to you if you're considering living aboard a boat and/or going cruising long-term. Both target readers who have not yet firmly made that decision, and both are very good at exploring the many variables involved to help you reach a decision and then start firming up your plan. They don't, however, offer a lot of practical advice for those who are already living aboard or cruising. "Gently with the Tides" by Michael L Frankel is a collection of articles from Living Aboard magazine on all dimensions of life on a boat. "The…
  • Key West in Winter

    23 Feb 2014 | 1:19 am
    Cruising just about anywhere on your sailboat is great fun, of course, but for us northern types who suffer a wintry off-season, the lower Florida Keys and Key West are great fun if you can get here. I'm writing this now from the 75 degrees and clear water of Bahia Honda, where I trailered our smaller sailboat, a West Wight Potter 19, down from New England. In the boat basin nearby are a MacGregor 26 down from Montana, an older O'Day 19 down from New Hampshire, and a 28-footer with an onboard diesel just arrived (2000 miles by trailer) from Colorado! Just call us the cult of trailer-sailors…
  • Heading South for Sailing

    9 Feb 2014 | 9:26 am
    It's 20 degrees here in New England with a foot of snow on the ground, and I'm ready to head south for sailing. Our cruising boat will be under shrink wrap for another 3 months, but we picked up a trailerable West Wight Potter 19 a couple years ago for just this purpose, and very soon I'm headed for the Keys and one of the best small-boat sailing areas around: Bahia Honda. I've just dug the trailer out of the snow and can only hope now the roads stay ice-free long enough to get way south where there is no ice!
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    BYM Sailing News

  • RYA Youth National Championships: Action packed day in Weymouth and Portland

    15 Apr 2014 | 1:17 pm
    The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy welcomed superb sunshine, big waves and a fresh 15-18 knots as racing ramped up on day two of the RYA Youth National Championships (Tuesday 15 April). All classes took to the water ...
  • USA. Farr 280 - First at Charleston Race Week

    15 Apr 2014 | 1:06 pm
    The Farr 280 had a successful debut at Charleston Race Week, placing first in the PHRF B division. It placed first in four out of the six races. The regatta featured light winds over all three days. The boat ...
  • Les Voiles de St. Barth 2014: Racing kicks off today 2014: Racing kicks off today

    15 Apr 2014 | 12:15 pm
    It may well be near the end of the Caribbean sailing season, but the sailors on 70 boats registered for this fifth edition of Les Voiles de St. Barth are freshly fired up for friendly battles against some top ...
  • Spain. Maersk Line and Volvo Ocean Race - the ideal shipping partnership

    15 Apr 2014 | 11:52 am
    Maersk Line, the world’s largest shipping company, will be Volvo Ocean Race’s shipping partner for the 2014-15 edition starting in October with the challenge of keeping offshore sailing’s toughest global event on track in over 10 countries, four continents ...
  • Additions to the BYMNews Photo Gallery Tuesday April 15th

    15 Apr 2014 | 11:33 am
    Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters: Rafael Nadal à bord de Tuiga … Fire broke out aboard USS Hue City late Monday, April 14 as the ship was transiting the Atlantic. … Australian company presents largest ever sailing catamaran design - 52m ...
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  • Top 10 Boat Names 2014

    10 Apr 2014 | 8:22 pm
    What are this year's top ten boat names? Read on to find out...For the past two dozen years around this time, the Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has released their annual list of top ten boat names, and we usually pay attention to see if any boat names jump out at us. Personalized bamboo cutting board from Boat Name GearThe 2014 BoatUS list of top ten boat names are... SerenitySecond WindIsland Girl Freedom Pura-Vida Andiamo Island Time Irish Wake Happy Hours Seas the DayMaybe you've seen these boat names before. Heck, if they are…
  • Biggest Spring Boat Show in New England

    3 Apr 2014 | 9:22 am
    The biggest boat show of the season in the Northeast is in New Hampshire this weekend…The 5th annual Great Northeast Boat Show is not only being hailed as the largest boat show ever held in the state of New Hampshire, but it is also expected to be the largest boat show in all of New England this spring.Come see it for yourself this weekend, from Friday April 4 through Sunday April 6, 2014, inside the 94,000 square foot Hampshire Dome in Milford, NH.The show covers more than a football field with 25 boat dealers from across New England, with more than 150 Boats on display, as well as dozens…
  • BoatUS Angler Catch of the Month Contest

    3 Apr 2014 | 8:47 am
    One Fish Photo Could Make You a Big Winner with BoatU.S. Angler's Catch of the Month Contest...Courtney Bacco of Orlando, Florida, was one last year's BoatUSAngler photo contest winners. Photo courtesy of BoatU.S. Angler.Remember to take your camera with you when you go fishing this year. This week marked the start of the annual BoatUS Angler "Catch of the Month" photo contest, which runs monthly through October, 2014. Monthly winners will receive a one-year basic BoatUS Angler membership which includes $50 on the road and $50 on the water towing, a $50 Visa gift card and a “prize pack”…
  • Missing Sailor Alert

    26 Mar 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Dutch sailor missing in the Atlantic... We don't receive press releases like this everyday, so we thought we would pass it along in its entirety. Hopefully all is not lost for this Dutch sailor...The Netherlands, 25 March 2014 Dutch sailor Sietse Hagen left the port of Tenerife heading for the Caribian isles on January 15th, 2014. Since his departure, now over 60 days ago, he has not reported home. His friends and family, as well as the Dutch sailing community, are deeply concerned about the well-being of this very experienced sailor. Sietse Hagen is sailing a 27ft Gib’Sea Flush Poker named…
  • The Whale And The Chief

    17 Mar 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Photo Credit: SEFSC.NOAALast weekend while manning a vendor booth at the Philadelphia Boat Show, I was approached by a young man with a whale of a tale.He was wearing a white baseball cap, embroidered with the name "The Chief". I asked him for the story behind the name, assuming that the boat's owner was a fire chief or something of the like. While I never got the boat name's meaning, I did hear a story that I had to 'google' to believe... Full story » Read more boating news like this. Visit Get FREE boating news sent to your inbox, daily. Subscribe…
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  • Guy Endean – Grinder

    15 Apr 2014 | 5:28 pm
    Date of birth: Friday, March 31, 1989 Yacht Club: Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron INC. Guy Endean (24 years) is a talented keelboat sailor who travelled as shore crew with New Zealand’s Volvo Ocean Race entry CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand Sailing Career Highlights: Line Honours Winner 2009 Rolex Fastnet Race Line and Handicap Winner ...
  • Rolex China Sea Race

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    15 Apr 2014 | 2:25 pm
    [Source:] Final preparations are underway for the 27th Rolex China Sea Race, Asia’s principal offshore competition which starts tomorrow Wednesday, 16 April. A fleet of 34 yachts from eight countries are expected to make the start line in Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong ahead of a 565-nm race through the South China Sea to Subic ...
  • RYA Youth National Championships: Action packed day in Weymouth and Portland

    BYM Sailing News
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:17 pm
    The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy welcomed superb sunshine, big waves and a fresh 15-18 knots as racing ramped up on day two of the RYA Youth National Championships (Tuesday 15 April). All classes took to the water ...
  • USA. Farr 280 – First at Charleston Race Week

    BYM Sailing News
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:06 pm
    The Farr 280 had a successful debut at Charleston Race Week, placing first in the PHRF B division. It placed first in four out of the six races. The regatta featured light winds over all three days. The boat ...
  • Plain sailing for Bourne End club

    Sailing News
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:56 pm
    A BOURNE End sailing club are holding an open day for all the family to get a taste for sailing.
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    Torresen Marine

  • Launch Advice From Torresen Marine Specialists

    Judi Shedd
    3 Apr 2014 | 12:02 pm
    We posed the following question to various Torresen Marine specialists and have  listed their answers below. If you had one piece of advice to give to our customers before launching their boat for the spring, what would it be? “Inspect all your thru-hulls. Make sure they are still tightly bonded to the hull and that wood backing plates don’t appear to be rotting. Make sure all valves open and close properly. It gets much more difficult to repair these problems when they are discovered during the launching process. More times than not  leaky and broken thru-hulls could of been…
  • Stuff Sale

    Judi Shedd
    25 Mar 2014 | 11:24 am
    Join us for our second annual Stuff Sale! “What is a Stuff Sale” you ask? It is the perfect opportunity to sell any boat “stuff” you might have laying around unused.  Or maybe you have been looking to replace something but it’s either an odd piece that is hard to find or you don’t want to spend an arm and a leg. Maybe you just like to shuffle through stuff in hopes that you might find a treasure. If you can relate to any of these, please come visit the Torresen Marine Ship Store on Saturday, April 12th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This is your chance to sell, trade or…
  • 2014 Spring Seminars

    Kathleen Long
    13 Mar 2014 | 12:09 pm
      Join us for our free 2014 Spring Seminars All seminars start at 1:00pm and are held at the Torresen Marine ships store 3003 Lakeshore Dr, Muskegon. While admission is free seating is limited, please pre-register for the event. March 15 – Rigging Seminar with John Schumacher March 22 – Small Diesel Engines with Jeff Senf March 29 – Atomic 4 Gas Engines with Jeff Senf April 12 – Stuff Sale!! Call Tom at 231-759-8596 for more information and to get details on how to sell some of your stuff. The post 2014 Spring Seminars appeared first on Torresen Marine.
  • 34th Annual Spring Thaw 2014 – March 8, 2014

    25 Feb 2014 | 1:56 pm
    It has been COLD! Take heart though, spring is right around the corner along with the Torresen Marine’s 34th Annual Spring Thaw Open House. Join us on Saturday, March 8th, for a day full of fun, educational seminars, manufacturer representatives, new products, refreshments, special pricing and door prizes. Sign up for our Spring Seminar series while you are here. The Torresen Marine service team will be on hand to help plan your spring work. Spring Thaw Seminars: Education: The Boater’s Safety Net – Donald Matthews of the Muskegon Power & Sail Squadron Sail Replacement,…
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  • Christmas Island

    11 Apr 2014 | 8:36 pm
    Blog at - 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 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!

    11 Apr 2014 | 6:17 am
    Blog at - 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…
  • Zihuatanejo - Cruising Mexico

    Dolce Vita
    13 Jan 2014 | 8:09 am
    Blog at - The Online Boating Community Did I write in my last blog (cruising Mexico) that I wasn't going to share photos and stories about Zihuatanejo? Well I was wrong. I am having so much fun here, I decided to stay well beyond my plan to leave soon after New Years. Dolce Vita read more
  • Cruising boat in Mexico

    Dolce Vita
    25 Dec 2013 | 3:54 pm
    Blog at - The Online Boating Community We last reported our position in Chiapas, Mexico. This is a southern most state in Mexico bordering Guatemala. I did not stop here going south 4 years ago since the facilities there were poor. Since then, the new marina has been finished and is enjoying the company of many cruisers headed north or south. The location of this port is convenient as a staging area for boats wanting to go north or a rest area for those boats headed south. The reason is an area called the Tehuantepec. This crossing is reportedly one of the top 10 most dangerous…
  • Cruising Mexico Again

    Dolce Vita
    27 Nov 2013 | 9:49 pm
    Blog at - The Online Boating Community I am almost finished circling the seven seas with my return to Mexico where it all began. My boat and I stayed at Bahia del Sol in El Salvador throughout this summer's hurricane season and set sail again as soon as possible with my new crew. Joyce joined me in El Salvador after she spent most of this year in Panama. Dolce Vita read more
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  • LeuCat Adventures: The Eastern Reef Off Hulumale

    15 Apr 2014 | 7:27 pm
    After lunch we were served this bowl filled with betel nut leaves, thin slivers of another type of nut, cloves and a contained filled with a spice that was like nutmeg. You wrapped everything up in the leave and popped it in your mouth. The nut is hard like a shell of a nut so you just chewed, chewed and chewed some more. When you were done, you spat the mixture out because it was not something that you wanted to shallow. It left the mouth very refreshed.
  • Great Lakes Marine Mobile Net/Great Lakes MM Net: Net on autopilot

    15 Apr 2014 | 7:23 pm
    Due to work commitments this season, the GLMMNet will operate on autopilot at 08:30 am Eastern on weekend mornings until further notice.
  • Jascat to the Bahamas: Happy tax day from the Bahamas

    15 Apr 2014 | 7:19 pm
    Looking out at a passing sailboat from the Alice Town beach
  • Reflections: Postponed

    15 Apr 2014 | 7:18 pm
    We drove back down to Fort Lauderdale today, but decided to postpone departure until two a.m. Friday morning (or Thursday night in a looser sense). Tomorrow and Thursday we will provision R.P. Daly for the months to follow and then leave for the Bahamas as soon as possible (weather permitting). Despite the great fun that we have had in Florida, we are all rather ready to embark on our journey.
  • The Tom Thumb: Postion Update

    15 Apr 2014 | 6:10 pm
    Tuesday Apr 15, 2014: 0700 SGT Position :-26.01169:113.23046 Heading 000 True SOG 5.3 KTS Wind 14.9 S True
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  • The Biggest Sunseeker Built To Date, Commissioned By Eddie Jordan New Superyacht.

    15 Apr 2014 | 2:01 am
    Source - These are the first photographs showing the finished interior of Eddie Jordan’s new superyacht.Until now only computer renderings have been available but the official launch of the yacht in Poole this week gave Motor Boat & Yachting the chance to take the first interior shots of the new Sunseeker 155 and talk to Eddie Jordan about his new boat.The F1 commentator and former team owner thanked company founder Robert Braithwaite and the whole Sunseeker team for building his new boat before smashing the traditional bottle of champagne on ...
  • Singapore Yacht Show 2014 Probably The Biggest Boat Show In Asia

    14 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Source - In January this year I went to the London Boat Show for the first time. In fact I went to a boat show outside Asia for the first time – and it was quite an eye-opener in terms of sheer size (and everyone kept telling me that it was a mere shadow of its former self). Wow. At some time or other probably every boat show in the region has stood on the rooftops and broadcast its claim to be ‘the biggest in Asia’ and some them are just ...
  • The Royal Couple Go Match Racing With Emirates Team New Zealand

    11 Apr 2014 | 11:55 pm
    Source – As part of their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s tour of New Zealand, the royal couple today visited Emirates Team New Zealand base in Auckland’s Viaduct Basin, and then had the opportunity to go racing with key members of the team in two ACC monohulls. Thousands of fans turned out, at vantage points around the Viaduct and the harbour to watch the royal match race, the Duchess of Cambridge sailing the former Nippon Challenge boat NZL-41 with ETNZ skipper Dean Barker calling tactics and the Duke sailing the ...
  • The Johnson 105 White Shark

    10 Apr 2014 | 10:53 pm
    Source - Like a great white shark leaping out of the waters of South Africa, the M/Y White Shark creates an equally powerful (although decidedly less threatening) white silhouette as it cuts through its European waters. Unveiled at the Palma Boat Show on the island of Mallorca in May 2008, the White Shark is a semi-customized flybridge adaptation of the new Johnson 105. The vessel was presented alongside the Johnson 77, a smaller yacht which was also constructed by the Taiwanese shipyard, Johnson Yachts. The White Shark is the first ...
  • The New Ferretti 960

    10 Apr 2014 | 2:40 am
    Source - Recently launched, the brand new Ferretti 960 is the latest addition to the Ferretti Group fleet and the largest recreational planing craft ever built by the renowned Italian shipyard. At just over 29 metres LOA, and a hull length just below 24, this fresh and sportive vessel not only boasts some innovative design features and flexible layouts, but can also be managed as a pleasure boat. In this way, she combines the benefits of a more compact vessel with the luxury of a superyacht, a perfect combination that ...
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  • Sometimes Too Fast is Just Too Fast When You Want Your pet to Commit

    15 Apr 2014 | 5:26 pm
    It' t funny how when you get that feeling like the guy you are dating is growing rapidly definitely someone you want to be with, maybe even settle down with – a part of you kind of expects that he will probably be feeling the same exact way.
  • Things to Consider when Searching for a Bridal Gown

    9 Apr 2014 | 4:48 pm
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    5 Apr 2014 | 4:25 pm
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  • The most typical Mistakes Adulterers Can Make In Spousal Relationships

    4 Apr 2014 | 4:21 pm
    Do you ever believe your mate is going behind your back? If you do, you’ ll be looking regarding ways to snag him or her in action. Luckily for you, this might possibly be a lot easier to carry out than you originally thought. How Come? Due to the fact many philanderers make basic, yet damaging blunders in the associations. A number of these gaffs can in fact make it a lot easier to catch your adulterous mate. As For Instance Error 1: Assuming He or She Will Never Get Noticed The greatest blunder that cheaters make is actually thinking they won’ t get caught. This often will lead…
  • I am Scared to Trust My Husband After His Affair! How to Believe in Him Again?

    3 Apr 2014 | 4:16 pm
    Little even compares to the broken level of trust after an extramarital affair. You and your husband sold vows and shared promises when needed you married. Now, you’ ve discovered that he tossed all of that apart to engage in a relationship with one more woman. You’ re rightfully devastated. You can’ t look at your pet the same way again and you have serious doubts about whether or not the two of you are usually ever going to get back to a place of mutual trust and forgiveness. It appears so insurmountable now, doesn’ capital t it? It’ s not always going to feel…
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    Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue System

  • Welcome Wednesday!

    Amver Maritime Relations
    8 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    30 additional ships have enrolled in the Amver system this week. That's fantastic news. We're thankful so many of you support the Amver system. Our small way of saying thanks is by listing your ship here. Without further delay, here are the latest ships to join the Amver system.SCARLET CARDINALTANCHOU ARROWNAVIOS OBELIKSMOL QUASARTHREE SASKIASMORSKOY PRIBOYGUAMWELL ENHANCERZAKHER ADMIRALZAKHER STARCAP SAN ANTONIOSEA PRINCESSZAKHER ALPHASEA HAWKMORNING PILOTSEA CONQUESTJACK BRUSCOZAKHER BRAVONANTONG SINOPACIFIC 1011ZAKHER PROVIDERMONTGOMERY TIDEBAHRI YANBUVITUS BERINGNELSON TIDECRANE…
  • Italian Amver tanker, amateur radio operator help save 3 sailor

    Amver Maritime Relations
    3 Apr 2014 | 11:51 am
    Three sailors were rescued from their 42 foot sailboat after it began taking on water near Panama on Monday, March 31, 2014.U.S. Coast Guard rescue authorities at the Eleventh District command center received an Electronic Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) alert for the sailing vessel Even Star which was on a voyage from California to Panama with three people on board.Coast Guard rescue personnel queried the Amver system and identified the Liberian flagged tanker Glenda Meryl near the location of the sailboat. Using the Amver ship and the help of an amateur radio operator, rescue…
  • Welcome Wednesday!

    Amver Maritime Relations
    2 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Why do ships enroll in Amver? We presume it's because they understand the dangers of being at sea, the brotherhood of those that go to sea and to ensure no call for help goes unanswered. Regardless of the reason, we are thankful companies and crews, like the 16 listed today, have pledged to make themselves available for search and rescue. LINDA COCEAN CENTURIONNAVE GALACTICCANCUNDISCOVERYPRIME ACEABIS BRESKENSBAHRI GRAINBAHRI TRADERCOLUMBIA RIVERUNION VOYAGERHANIN FLORIDAARCADIA SALUTEJUMEIRAH BEACHBREGENAPINYA NAREEPhoto credit: Fotolia
  • Amver ship saves 3 near Mexico

    Amver Maritime Relations
    31 Mar 2014 | 12:00 am
    Three adults were rescued by an Amver ship from their 61 foot catamaran Twin Cove after the boat became disabled 100 miles south east of Salina Cruz, Mexico on Friday, March 21, 2014.The three yachtsmen alerted rescue authorities the boat was disabled and had a broken window with water coming in. They said they could only keep up with the flooding for about three hours.The Amver participating bulk ship Gardenia K heard the catamaran's distress call on the radio and diverted to assist. Once on scene the crew of the 590 foot Marshall Island flagged ship embarked the three survivors. The…
  • Amver cruise ships save 65 migrants in 2 cases

    Amver Maritime Relations
    28 Mar 2014 | 12:00 am
    Two Amver cruise ships saved a total of 65 Cuban migrants in 2 cases off the coast of Florida. The Norwegian Pearl rescued 24 migrants on Thursday, March 20, 2014 and the Carnival Ecstasy rescued 41 migrants on Tuesday, March 25, 2014.Norwegian Pearl U.S. Coast Guard officials at Sector Key West were notified by the Amver participating cruise ship Norwegian Pearl that the ship had embarked 24 Cuban migrants from a wooden boat 65 miles south west of Key West, Fla. The cruise ship crew reported the migrants were rescued safely with no health concerns.Here is video of the rescue.
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  • Using Whatsapp on PC for the First Time

    24 Mar 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Within this article, I want to tell you a couple of things regarding the possibility to install Whatsapp on PC free of charge. As probably most of you already know, Whatsapp is meant exclusively for mobile devices, but now, users have the possibility to download Whatsapp for PC and use the service in the same way as they use the mobile version. What is Whatsapp? Whatsapp is a cross-messaging platform that helps people stay in touch with their friends and family in a completely free manner. As a matter of fact, they will not have to pay a dime even if they choose to share photos, videos or any…
  • Might its Legal Or Illegal To Jailbreak An IPad?

    29 Jan 2014 | 3:05 am
    Lately, lots of doubt has been circling regarding the dilemma of if it must be legal to jailbreak. 3G phones. Jailbreaking has become more widespread jargon phrase for coughing into an iphone, enabling users to execute applications to the Apple OS that aren’t licensed or licensed from the Apple Company. Distress has been resolved by DMCA specialists, with achieved a consensus, which essentially says that there’s no use because of anybody who makes changes to his or her iPhone, therefore making it operable with programs not accepted by Apple. Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)…
  • Most readily useful Productivity IPhone App’s

    27 Jan 2014 | 9:23 am
    The IPhone. It’s a lot more than a Cellphone that is without a doubt. It’s really a tremendous section of it is the owner’s daily lives. A lot people purchase it as a result of it is a skill to help us with your occupations and livelihood’s. Obviously it doesn’t hurt that it has therefore numerous Program choice’s either. And purchasing each one of this App’s can start to mount up after a while. And if we’re searching for most readily useful productivity IPhone apps, we may need to really go by way of a couple of before we discover the one which is best…
  • What is New with the IPhone 4S?

    5 Dec 2013 | 1:36 pm
    Apple fanatics and lovers have circled the fourth of Oct inside their calendars in the expectations that they’ll realize the brand new iPhone 5. The business has delayed the launch of the much-awaited iPhone 5, introducing the way for the iPhone 4 heir, the iPhone 4S. It was the normal method to really go should you quit considering it; nevertheless there were several sighs of frustration throughout the planet when the statement was made. Everyone was really expecting to view the 5 in actions. What they have got instead was a fresh variant of the 4, with a couple of developments and…
  • The IPhone 5S Gossips

    3 Dec 2013 | 10:30 am
    Among the top Smartphone manufacturers, Apple, is really hell-bent on ruling the Smart-phone marketplace. You might assume them all to a minimum of wait on production a brand new mobile so shortly after their last launch. Properly, it appears that’s not part of the ethos. Innovative gossips were reaching the marketplace a new iPhone was within the complete process to be made, just 6 weeks after iPhone 5 was launched. If this gossip was accurate then a most likely cellphone to anticipate is iPhone 5S. This premise is mainly based on the previous tendency of delivering the ‘S’…
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    15 Apr 2014 | 9:18 am
  • Capsize recovery

    10 Apr 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Getting the boat upright as soon as possible, with Olympic gold medal winning coach Jon Emmett....
  • Trouble keeping the nose out? **

    9 Apr 2014 | 10:01 am
    Getting a high performance skiff like a 49er or 18-foot skiff downwind in big breeze and steep waves is one of the greatest challenges you’ll face, as anyone who watched the 49er Medal Race in the Qingdao Olympics will remember. Here are some of the techniques needed to help overcome this problem...
  • Learn on land **

    7 Apr 2014 | 10:17 am
    How the temptation of a £5 note convinced a Musto Skiff sailor to stand up through his tacks... and why you should be tempted too....
  • Steve Irish: Downwind skiff sailing in the RS800

    2 Apr 2014 | 11:31 am
    Olympic coach for the British sailing team, Steve Irish is a former 420 World Champion and a great RS800 skiff sailor. In part 2 of this interview we asked Steve about sailing the RS800 with the kite....        
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    H2uh0 - Bonehead Moves on the Water... by Craig

  • Pics of the Week

    10 Apr 2014 | 7:32 am
    Heading up to the boat today to enjoy one of my favorite activities.  We are sailing over to watch the Giants game.  We reserve a slip at the harbor next to the park and have a little tailgate in the slip.  Head to the game and then sail home after.  No traffic, great wind and soooo nice!
  • Clipper Yachts Poised for Arrival in SF

    9 Apr 2014 | 11:03 am
    The round the world race is about to roll under the Gate in the next few days.  After a 25 day sail from the China, these 80' foot monsters are about 200 miles from SF as of yesterday.  They will be staying at South Beach Harbor near the ball park.  Next week, you can do a walk thru of the boats.  This race is manned by amateurs with the intent of pushing the crew to it's maximum potential as they sail the planets oceans.  In the Pacific, they saw some winds topping 60 knots and seas up to 30 feet.  They even lost a crewman overboard during a sail change. …
  • Kite Foil Cool

    7 Apr 2014 | 9:19 am
    I have seen these guys out on the bay.  Awesome stuff.One more...Beauty and the Beat!
  • HBO's Silicon Valley is a Riot

    7 Apr 2014 | 7:55 am
    HBO is allowing everyone to see it's first episode of Silicon Valley by posting it on Youtube.  I watched it last night and enjoyed the biting satire that makes this valley so fascinating.  I moved here in 81 when HP was the big kahuna and Apple was just getting going with the intro of the Apple 3.  Boy have we seen some changes since then.  Who would have thunk we would wear computers on our faces?  Anyway, here is the show and I know if you know anything about this crazy vallley we live in, you will love it.  The director, Mike Judge also created Office Space…
  • Bad luck solo sailor looses mast in HI

    6 Apr 2014 | 10:03 am
    I have been following Ronnie for the past 6 years or so and even met him on the Haha.  Because he does alot of long distance solo cruising on old boats, he increases his chances of disaster.  Let's review; he gets hit by a rocket launcher in the Iraq war and is released due to his injuries.  Not going anywhere in life, he decides to visit his bro in HI.  Buys an old boat and 400 miles off the coast, he loses his rudder in a late season hurricane from Mexico.  A passing freighter picks him up and drops him in China.  Not the island paradise he was hoping…
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    XS Editor
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:50 am
    DESTOPNEWS – Destopnews N°16-The Sailing Updates–Full Edition 1. The Duchess wins the Royal’s Event in Auckland 2. Major regatta in Mexico

    XS Editor
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:58 am
    CLIPPER RACE – The crew members of GREAT Britain, Henri Lloyd and Invest Africa have received their winner’s pennants for Race 10, Qingdao, China to San Francisco at a prizegiving ceremony. The teams collected their pennants from Race Director Justin Taylor and Race Founder and Chairman, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston after the results were verified. Justin congratulated all the skippers and crews for conquering the Mighty Pacific with a special mention going to the crew of OneDLL for rendering assistance toDerry~Londonderry~Doire during  its Man Overboard incident. He also commended…

    XS Editor
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:02 am
    GC32 – We have more video of the GC32 catamaran foiling in light winds. The boat is showing great performance since refitted with foils. Check out this upwind sailing in light winds. We want one!

    XS Editor
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:01 am
    COOL BOAT DESIGNS – Check out this cool new trimaran design. A powerful and light multihull soon to get splashed! – FOR MORE INFO CLICK HERE.  

    XS Editor
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:46 am
    CON CUP – We reported yesterday that Canfield beat Williams in the Congressional Cup Finals in the last race of the day to become champion (see post below). Here is the video highlights of the last day of racing. The crew work is amazing and the teams are aggressive. Great racing! Enjoy.
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  • Sailing to San Diego Part IV: Sunset Sailing Past La Jolla

    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

    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

    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

    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…
  • Winter Gales

    16 Feb 2013 | 12:33 pm
    The last three weeks in a row, Marina Del Rey has been hit with small craft advisories and winter gale warnings. Last weekend I was out in one. Preparing the boat (before I left) for high winds took an hour in itself. The harness was set in the cockpit ready to attach to the safety line. The hatch doors were ready at hand to put in place. I had started the engine ahead of time and it was warm and ready for me to turn it on. I always have my life jackets ready - so that was one detail I didn't have to worry about. I had three sails ready to set and up on the bow from the smallest up. First the…
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  • Video | Ferry to Alaska

    8 Apr 2014 | 6:35 pm
    Taking the Alaska Marine Highway (ferry)  from Bellingham, Washington to Haines, Alaska through the Inside Passage was a great way to do an Alaska cruise on the cheap. There is not much time at each stop to explore but that could be remedied by booking each leg separately. Next time we will book a three-bed room which has a lot more floor space and the extra bed would  make a nice couch.  
  • Ferry from Bellingham to Haines, Alaska

    31 Mar 2014 | 4:51 pm
    Take the Alaska Marine Highway (Alaska’s ferry system) from Bellingham up the Inside Passage to Haines and then drive the last 750 miles to Anchorage. That’s the plan. We left Bellingham Friday night. Saturday was spent entirely at sea cruising through Canada and yesterday (Sunday) morning we arrived at our first stop: Ketchikan. Mike and I had spent quite a bit of time here, nearly 10 years ago, when we were working for NOAA aboard the Fairweather and it was a sort of homecoming. If it hadn’t been for the clear, sunny skies it might have felt more familiar. It’s rare for it not…
  • And we’re off!

    28 Mar 2014 | 5:03 am
    We’re on our way to Bellingham to hop on the ferry to Alaska! This is mostly just a test post to try out the the new camera and blogging from the iPad. The photo below was sent to the iPad from the camera via wifi and the post was created on the iPad. A first for me!
  • Update in Photos

    27 Feb 2014 | 6:51 pm
    What we’ve been up to in photos… Olympic Mountains Mount Rainier Survey Boat Surveying in support of dredge operations.    
  • Presents

    15 Jan 2014 | 6:10 am
    It’s a little late to be sharing what we made for christmas presents this year but I thought these jars full of cookie mix could be a fun project for Valentine’s Day or a hostess gift. And I couldn’t really share before the holidays as that would have spoiled the surprise to our giftees. Making the cookie jars doesn’t require a lot of space, so they are perfect for an on board project. We made a dozen in one afternoon and then spent a couple more hours designing the labels. The hardest part was getting the flour into the jars. It made a huge mess and you want your…
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    Scuttlebutt Sailing News

  • Les Voiles de St. Barth 2014: Ready to Rumble

    15 Apr 2014 | 5:42 pm
    (April 15, 2014) – With the nine classes separated into four starts, the Les Voiles de St. Barth fleet was sent off on day one in a light southeasterly breeze of about 8 -10 knots, sailing courses of either 21 nautical miles or, in the case of the bigger, faster boats, 28 nautical miles. The light breeze made for a long day for most, though no one was complaining given the otherwise ideal conditions. With the breeze forecast to build throughout the week, all boats will have a chance to revel in their best conditions. Click on headline for full report.
  • Winner’s Debrief: John Cooper’s Cool Breeze

    15 Apr 2014 | 5:30 pm
    When the racing was all said and done in the water’s off Charleston, S.C., the crew of John Cooper’s Mills 43 Cool Breeze had no idea they’d won Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week’s Palmetto Cup, the trophy bestowed upon the boat with the best overall performance in the handicap classes. Like many sailors on the last day of a regatta, most of the 12-man crew were already either airborne or highway bound when sole crewmember Kyle Fast was called to the prize table to grab the regatta’s big prize. “It was a complete surprise,” says tactician and program manager Billy Liberty.
  • Preview: ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères

    15 Apr 2014 | 4:24 pm
    Over 1,100 athletes have registered to sail at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères with the crème of the crop of Olympic and Paralympic sailing set to compete in Hyères, France. Olympic medallists, World Champions and ISAF Sailing World Cup medallists will compete on the French Riviera as the 2013-2014 World Cup series draws to a close. After four of the five events in the 2013-14 season, Great Britain leads the gold medal tally with seven wins, followed by Australia and France with six wins each. Decisively leading the overall medal count is Australia with 27 podium finishes, followed by Great…
  • Incredible Opportunity for American Ryan Breymaier

    15 Apr 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Project USA is a partnership between leading American offshore sailor Ryan Breymaier and Five° West to raise sponsorship for and manage Ryan’s attempt to become the first American skipper to finish on the podium of the Vendée Globe. The eighth edition of the Vendée Globe, a round-the-world single-handed yacht race, sailed non-stop and without assistance in the IMOCA 60, begins in 2016. Here is an update from Ryan Breymaier… For the past 6 months I have been working with Alex Thomson Racing’s management company Five° West in my search to find a partner for my Vendee Globe Project…
  • Students nearing start line in France

    15 Apr 2014 | 1:08 pm
    For its 46th edition, the EDHEC Sailing Cup heads to the Vendée Globe’s harbor, in Les Sables-d’Olonne, France, from April 25 to May 3, 2014. This year, with 180 boats, including more than 20 international boats, the EDHEC Sailing Cup is the biggest intercollegiate offshore regatta in the world. The USA will be the most represented foreign country with five teams. It will be the third participation for University of Chicago, with first time teams from Drexel University, Tufts (2 teams) and Georgetown. Canada will have two teams: University of Laval and HEC Montréal. The crew from HEC…
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  • Best Caribbean Yacht Charter Discounts for Summer/Autumn

    11 Apr 2014 | 4:40 am
    As any travel agent can tell you, one of the best ways to get a good deal is to go in the off season. When you add sailing to the mix you’ll need to pay special attention to the weather patterns, but the Caribbean’s friendly temperatures generally mean you can sail all year long. The Bath, BVI If you’re looking for a great charter at an excellent price, look no further. Plan for a Summer or Autumn charter! LateSail can send you to the British Virgin Islands and elsewhere in the Caribbean at discounts of up to 40%. If you travel during this discounted time of year you’ll also find that…
  • Spotlight on the RMS Rhone off of Salt Island, BVI

    10 Apr 2014 | 7:47 am
    The RMS Rhone of the British Virgin Islands is one of the most talked-about places in travel guides for the area. The reason? It’s a century-old shipwreck with a fascinating history that also just happens to be an excellent site for diving and snorkelling. The RMS Rhone of the British Virgin Islands The warm azure waters surrounding the BVIs are home to a wide range of marine wildlife. Colorful fish naturally flock to shipwrecks to feed on algae and swim about, and the Rhone is no different. It makes for an incredible experience for divers to explore and ‘discover’- it’s arguably the…
  • Enjoying the Cuisine of Greece: Planning a Gourmet Charter

    9 Apr 2014 | 10:13 am
    One of the great joys of chartering a yacht is being able to explore new places and learn about foreign cultures. Especially if you’re a foodie at heart, the best way to truly experience the essence of a destination is by connecting with its cuisine. Perhaps nowhere is this more evident than in Greece, where ingredients and preparation play an essential role in society. If you’re planning a trip to this Eastern Mediterranean paradise, read on to find out what’s in store and what you can’t afford to miss. You may also pick up a few important pieces of dining vocabulary. Mezedes…
  • A Splash of Tropical Flavor: Best Caribbean Drinks to Try during your Yacht Charter

    11 Mar 2014 | 3:52 am
    For many of us the idea of sailing in the Caribbean means getting away from it all; escaping to a place where there are ‘no worries’, no stress and no work to finish. Days can be spent languishing on deck or on warm white sand beaches, with, you guessed it, a refreshing tropical beverage in hand. The Caribbean is famous for high quality rum and fresh fruit juices and these, along with other liqueurs and flavorings, are used in seemingly endless creations to delight visitors and locals alike. You may have tried a mojito or piña colada in a bar in your home town, but there’s nothing…
  • Yacht Charters in Thailand: The Seasons Explained

    7 Mar 2014 | 2:44 am
    Sailing is one of those instances when you are completely at the mercy of the weather. As any experienced sea dog can tell you, it’s important to plan your trip carefully according to nature’s whims at each time of year. This is especially true in Thailand, where the wet and dry seasons are very pronounced. Thailand’s coastal regions have what are known as the Northeast Monsoon (or dry season) and Southwest Monsoon (or rainy season). The Northeast Monsoon runs from the beginning of November to the end of April. During this time you can expect stable winds from the Northeast, at force 2…
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  • Engine Tools – Sailing – Sail Away Girl

    Elizabeth Aristeguieta (Sail Away Girl)
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Hello Sailors, Well yesterday I had my hands on Engine Maintenance class at Larsen Marine. Each of us in the class had to identify a long list of parts of the engine, change the impeller, change the secondary oil filter, […]
  • What to Wear Sailing 19 – Sailing – Sail Away Girl

    Elizabeth Aristeguieta (Sail Away Girl)
    11 Apr 2014 | 4:26 pm
    Hello Sailors, It’s Friday and time for my favorite topic, What to Wear Sailing!. This week our handsome model Brian has been in Charleston, South Carolina for the Sperry Top-Sider Race Week events. Some 280 sailboats ranging from 21 feet […]
  • Istanbul – Sailing – Sail Away Girl

    Elizabeth Aristeguieta (Sail Away Girl)
    10 Apr 2014 | 5:53 pm
    Hello Sailors, This week we’re going to Istanbul Turkey. This is very, very high on my bucket list of places to sail to and see. I know so many people who have been to Istanbul and they all loved this […]
  • Talk Like a Pirate – Sailing – Sail Away Girl

    Elizabeth Aristeguieta (Sail Away Girl)
    8 Apr 2014 | 4:48 pm
    Hello Sailors, Every year on September 19th we celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day. Did you know that we pretty much Talk Like a Pirate every day? Well ok we don’t go around saying Arrggghhh or shiver me timbers, but […]
  • Barometer Forecasting – Sailing – Sail Away Girl

    Elizabeth Aristeguieta (Sail Away Girl)
    7 Apr 2014 | 4:09 pm
    Hello Sailors, As a follow up to last week’s storm tactics article I wrote, I am re-sharing something I previously wrote about, Barometer forecasting. This is a very old tool that has been used by sailors for hundreds of years, […]
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  • Preparation, global backup and the disappearing beach bar

    Lawrence Carter
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:57 am
    Cooks Bay – Mo’oreaImage from Google Maps At last we’ve got to the bottom of the problem with the starboard stabiliser. With the help of Steve Dashew and the telephone voice of the Naiad technician, we have worked out that the servo valve which controls the ram electronically has failed. A new one is being sent out first thing in the morning to the agent in Tahiti – on a 24-hour delivery, we hope. Meanwhile we are still anchored up in Mo’orea. I just can’t describe how beautiful this place is, and we’re making the most of the time we have before we…
  • Awaiting stabilisation

    Lawrence Carter
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:28 am
    The stabilisers on GREY WOLF whenshe was lifted out in New Zealand. The last two days have been pretty hectic on board GREY WOLF. The new backup radar appeared yesterday. We got it hooked up and I’m pleased to say it’s working well, which means we were right about the previous replacement being defective. After fitting the radar there was nothing to stop us starting out towards Fakarava in the Tuamotus, but we didn’t get far because one of the stabilisers packed up. These make a real difference to the boat’s motion and I for one wouldn’t fancy heading out across the Pacific…
  • All quiet in Mo’orea

    Lawrence Carter
    11 Apr 2014 | 1:28 am
    10/04/2014 07:08 (UTC)Position: 17°30.88′S 149°51.10′W – mooredWind Direction 145°TTrue Wind Speed 3.3Chart from MERIDIAN CHARTWARE using dataderived from material supplied by UKHO We have made it to Mo’orea! It is lovely here but you’ll have to wait till we arrive back in Tahiti for WiFi to send any pictures over. You asked about our provisioning for the coming passage: Well, we’re in great shape. We’ve fresh fruit, eggs and a freezer-full of meat which we hope will last the whole trip, so there is no danger of us going hungry. Tony, the resident…
  • Productive day – Mo’orea tomorrow

    Lawrence Carter
    9 Apr 2014 | 2:55 am
    Nautical Chart of Tahiti and the Island of Mo’oreaChart from MERIDIAN CHARTWARE using dataderived from material supplied by UKHO Today has been seriously productive and we have a new plan of action to use the time while we’re waiting for the replacement radar to arrive. Tomorrow, we should be fuelling up at around 10 in the morning, after which we will head out to Mo’orea. I’ll update you on how the refuelling goes, but I’m confident that it will be a smooth operation. Geoff and Peter have already calculated how much to put on board for the coming passage. Once…
  • Held up in Paradise

    Lawrence Carter
    8 Apr 2014 | 3:08 am
    French Polynesia & Mo’oreaSource: Google Maps Today has been a whole lot different here in Tahiti. When I woke up this morning the boat was rocking gently in the marina, the sky was clear and the most amazing sunrise was coming up over the mountain range in the distance. I could have watched this all day, but of course, time goes on and there was work to do. The first job on my list was to connect up a couple of 230v English plugs in the engine room and forepeak, ready for when the boat comes home and needs to use UK equipment. This afternoon, Peter treated us all to a tour round…
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