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    23 Jul 2014 | 5:04 am
    Updates on the Sooke sailing camp, and the Sailing Co-op.
  • FAA Extends Travel Ban to Israel for Another 24 Hours

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    23 Jul 2014 | 2:43 am
    The FAA announced today that they have not lifted their ban against travel to or from Tel Aviv's airport and will prohibit travel to the country for an additional 24 hours. "The agency is working closely with the Government of Israel to review the ...
  • Will love conquer all for Kerry and Dan?

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    23 Jul 2014 | 9:52 am
    Emmerdale's Kerry and Dan made it down the aisle despite all odds this week, only to have their big day ruined by a blast from Kerry's past - but will the newlyweds stand strong together in the face of this latest drama? Viewers waited with baited breath to find out whether or not Dan would arrive at the church to marry Kerry, despite catching her ... (more)
  • Drake & Horn: A new ocean race to celebrate 400 years since the discovery of Cape Horn

    BYM Sailing News
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:02 am
    The official presentation of the Drake & Horn 1616-2016 Regatta took place at the dinner opening the 13th edition of the Bailli de Suffren Trophy organised by the Mare Nostrum Yacht Club. Classic yacht owners attended together with Pierre ...
  • ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards - Nominations now open

    23 Jul 2014 | 9:08 am
    Nominations are invited for the 2014 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards.
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  • FAA Extends Travel Ban to Israel for Another 24 Hours

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:43 am
    The FAA announced today that they have not lifted their ban against travel to or from Tel Aviv's airport and will prohibit travel to the country for an additional 24 hours. "The agency is working closely with the Government of Israel to review the ...
  • Veteran says he was forgotten in Florida VA clinic

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:35 am
    DELTONA, Fla. – A veteran of the U.S. Marines says he was locked inside a central Florida community clinic operated by the Veteran's Administration. Jeffrey Duck told WKMG he arrived as a "walk in" patient at the clinic around 1 p.m. Monday and sat in a ...
  • In somber ceremony, Dutch welcome home first remains of MH17 victims

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:34 am
    (CNN)-- A lone bugler sounding the traditional military farewell "Last Post" marked the arrival Wednesday in the Netherlands of the first dead from the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. The grieving nation then held a moment of silence to honor those ...
  • Border crisis creates discomfort for state, local politicians over housing children

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:34 am
    TUCSON — A governor was moved to tears. A mayor fretted about disease and crime. A city councilman accused the federal government of keeping secrets. Around the country, in statehouses and mayor’s suites, in city council chambers and local police ...
  • Devin McCourty Says Contract Status Not a Big Deal Headed Into Camp

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:32 am
    FOXBOROUGH — Devin McCourty wants to shut down any talk about contract squabbling right now, before it even begins to fester. The Patriots safety and defensive captain is entering his fifth season and the end of his rookie contract. He has a $3.92 ...
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  • Will love conquer all for Kerry and Dan?

    23 Jul 2014 | 9:52 am
    Emmerdale's Kerry and Dan made it down the aisle despite all odds this week, only to have their big day ruined by a blast from Kerry's past - but will the newlyweds stand strong together in the face of this latest drama? Viewers waited with baited breath to find out whether or not Dan would arrive at the church to marry Kerry, despite catching her ... (more)
  • Former Olympic NP ranger named superintendent at San Francisco park

    23 Jul 2014 | 9:49 am
    Former Olympic National Park ranger Kevin Hendricks will take over as superintendent for San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park in September, the National Park Service recently announced.
  • Help solve medal mystery

    23 Jul 2014 | 9:07 am
    DO YOU RECOGNISE THIS MEDAL?: Anyone with information regarding the mysterious 1925 Lord Lieutenant's Cup is asked to contact reporter Jenny Hanson.
  • Things that go bump ina

    23 Jul 2014 | 9:06 am
    On this night I was witnessing a spectacular sight that was surely similar to sunsets seen by Leif Erikson and his Viking settlers 1,000 years ago as the day waned and they settled in for a long night's snooze.
  • Live Tonight: Smooth Sailing, Heatwarmer, Joan Baez, Rakim

    23 Jul 2014 | 8:44 am
    Now, its noted "double rumble" sound, thanks to bassists Jake Vice and Ryan Adams, is a man short, as Vice stepped in to Romo's place on guitar, retooled some old songs to fit the change, and began writing for a new EP.
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  • Hoofer Sailing Club Celebrates 75 years

    Sailing News
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:59 am
    The Hoofer Sailing Club is celebrating 75 years this weekend. The group, which meets down at U.W. Madison's Memorial Union, has been around since 1939.
  • Oopsie Daisy

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:24 am
    Seems that someone forgot the heater was on!  The lads of Team Vodafone Sailing are working hard to get their rig back in one piece so they can once again grace the Waitemata Harbour with their awesome presence. Post by TeamVodafoneSailing.
  • Biggest ever’ Tall Ships sailing back to Ulster next year

    Sailing News
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:54 am
    The Belfast Tall Ships 2015 event was yesterday billed to be the biggest the city has seen, with an additional 30 extra vessels expected to sail in for the start of the race.
  • Tim & Gemma need your help!

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:35 am
    LSD has just donated $180 to Tim & Gemma! Tim Dempsey and Gemma Fletcher are an aspiring sailing duo on the path to competing at the Rio 2016 Paralympics in the SKUD 18. Dempsey is a former Paralympic sailor who knows the dedication required to sail at the elite level demanded by the games. He [...]
  • NZL Sailing Team arrive in Rio for Olympic Test Event

    BYM Sailing News
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:37 pm
    In early August the NZL Sailing Team will be competing at one of this year’s most significant events on the journey towards the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Officially titled Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014, the August regatta ...
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  • Sailing through STEM Night at CYC

    Jake Fish
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:15 am
    Opti Nationals Hosted by California Yacht Club to Run US Sailing Reach Event MARINA DEL REY, Calif. (July 23, 2014) – US Sailing has partnered with the United Sates Optimist Dinghy Association (USODA) and the California Yacht Club (CYC) in Marina del Rey to create new pathways for our youth sailors in STEM (Science, Technology, Education, Math) education. The CYC is hosting the 2014 USODA National Championships for youth sailors aged 10 to 15 from all over the country on July 19-27. In conjunction with US Sailing Center Long Beach and Life Sail, US Sailing’s Reach program is hosting…
  • Sam Gilmour Victorious Again at Gov Cup

    Lee Parks
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Sam Gilmour Victorious Again at Gov Cup
  • Summer 2014 Update

    Lee Parks
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:57 am
    The 2014 racing season is in full swing across the US! The Multihull Committee had a very productive teleconference on May 22. Topics of note are that a trophy committee was formed, and a long-term plan for action items was discussed at length. There was lots of focus around training and youth development. Major regatta highlights include: In June, the Formula 16 Worlds were held in Newport, RI. The top US team was Ravi Parent and Sam Armington of FL (2nd place, 29 boats). The A Class NAs were held in NC, won by Bruce Mahoney of TX (51 boats). The Hobie 17 NAs were held in MI, Matt Bounds of…
  • Spring 2014 Update

    Lee Parks
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:56 am
    Like most disciplines, for multihull sailors, winter is a time for southern regattas. A number of our classes also hold midwinter championships. The bulk of our activity during this time of year has been spent on planning for regattas during the remainder of the year. Planning is in full steam for the Formula 16 World Championship (June, Newport, RI), the US Multihull Championship (Alter Trophy, Sept, Bristol, RI) as well as the full slate of North American Championships for each of the major multihull classes. A new multi-stop distance race, the Florida 300, has been added (May, Islamorada…
  • ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds Set to Start

    Lee Parks
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:23 am
    July 18, 2014 For immediate release Dave Perry Chairman, US Sailing Match Racing Committee ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds Set to Start   The inaugural ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship is set to start Wednesday, July 23 in Helsinki, Finland. 16 nations will be represented, with sailors all under 23 years old. Racing will be in J/80’s. The United States will be represented by skipper Nevin Snow (San Diego, CA), with crew Jake La Dow (San Diego, CA / St. Mary’s College), Graham Landy (Norfolk, VA / Yale University), Katia DaSilva (Newport, RI / Georgetown University) and John…
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  • Rawson Solar Panels: Where are yours?

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

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

    23 Jul 2014 | 9:10 am
    Back in CT after our trek to FL, the condo is well settled. It was a busy week, spent a lot of time in the FL DMV what a joy that was LOL. We did manage to get Scott's FL License and register the car with two separate trips. The lines are crazy long.
  • Sisila: Galaxidi, bellissima

    23 Jul 2014 | 9:01 am
    Poiché il meteo (l'infallibile Windfinder con il suo Superforecast) dice che ci sarebbero stati 2gg di vento forte da NW, partiamo presto da Trizonia per fare le 20nm che ci separano da Galaxidi, e andiamo in banchina proprio al centro del paese,
  • S/V Odyssey: Mike B leaves, We throw in the towel

    23 Jul 2014 | 8:55 am
  • S.V. Lop To: Draussen vom Walde...

    23 Jul 2014 | 8:23 am
    Zugfahren in Vietnam, Teil 2. In 11 Stunden von Phan Theit nach Hoi An.
  • Sailing with Nine of Cups: In search of a new duffel

    23 Jul 2014 | 7:53 am
    We're making our plans for our return to Australia and Nine of Cups. As always, there's lots to bring back and we were in need of a new duffel bag for transporting all that stuff that's been accumulating. Wear a hat, lots of sunscreen and bring a bottle of water ... we're going to the flea market.
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  • Sunseeker Boss Stewart McIntyre Abruptly Leaves Luxury Yacht Builder

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:29 am
    Source - 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…
  • Clipper Round The World Yachts Arrive In Style

    20 Jul 2014 | 11:18 pm
    Source - Crowds cheered today as the Clipper Round the World yachts arrived in London at the end of their epic race. The top three yachts sailed under Tower Bridge in a spectacular climax to the contest. The race was founded by legendary sailor Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, from Gosport, who was the first man to sail solo, non-stop around the world. It is the world’s longest ocean race and has covered 40,000 miles over 11 months. The 12 yacht crews are made up of novice sailors, skippered by an experienced sailor and 670 ...
  • Want To Work On A $320-Million SuperYacht? Here’s How You Can

    15 Jul 2014 | 1:14 am
    Source - It is a job like no other. To fit the bill, you must be able to navigate the oceans using the latest nautical equipment, fend off pirate attacks, appreciate fine wine, provide silver service, cope in extremely cramped conditions, arrange flowers, serve cigars, plan events and clean rooms to the highest standards. Fluency in a couple of foreign languages would be a bonus, too. If this sounds demanding, it is because your employers are used to getting the very best. They own not just yachts, but uber-luxurious superyachts, worth ...
  • China Can Be World’s Biggest Yacht Market: Benetti Boss

    13 Jul 2014 | 10:54 pm
    Source - The superyacht Lohengrin, built by Trinity Yachts, docked in Sanya, Hainan province in March. China is the market with the highest potential for the yacht industry, Vincenzo Poerio, CEO of Benetti, one of the oldest builders of luxury motor yachts in the world and part of Italy’s Azimut Benetti Group, told Xinhua in a recent interview. The yacht market in mainland China is small at present but Poerio, who is responsible for the group’s mega yachts, is convinced that “China is potentially the biggest market in the world and will ...
  • Multi-Millionaire Aga Khan Buys Troubled £200m Super-Yacht Named After His Top Racehorse

    11 Jul 2014 | 12:14 am
    Source - As he arrived by helicopter to pick up his £200million super-yacht, the Aga Khan would have hoped he could have sailed off into the sun. But as the 77-year-old, who is worth nearly £500 million, touched down at Devonport Dockyard in Plymouth, Devon, he was greeted by torrential downpours and choppy seas. The 164ft luxury vessel, named the Alamshar after his retired Irish Thoroughbred racehorse, was commissioned in the 1990s and was destined to be the world’s fastest yacht with a top speed of 70 knots (80mph). Luxurious vessel: The £200 ...
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  • Welcome Wednesday!

    Amver Maritime Relations
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Do you enjoy reading the list of the latest vessels to enroll in Amver? We enjoy bringing it to you. Listing the new members of the Amver system is a tradition that dates back to the first Amver Bulletins in the late 1950's. We're proud to continue the tradition here. Help us welcome the new members.CAVALIERE GRAZIAGOLAR CELSIUSKITA LNGAET PARTNERSHIPLAUREL ACENORD GERANIUMSEAFARERSTI LEXINGTONSVEVASARAHOS BLACK ROCKDALARNASEACOR COURAGEOUSFRONTIER HEROWASHINGTONPhoto credit: Fotolia
  • Happy Birthday Amver!

    Amver Maritime Relations
    18 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Today Amver turns 56 years old! From its humble beginnings as the Merchant Vessel Reporting Program. In fact the first Amver message received in 1958 was from the Dutch liner S.S. Groote Beer (right).The original mission of Amver, as outlined in the implementation plan, was to establish and maintain a comprehensive and effective merchant ship position reporting system in the North Atlantic Maritime region (as defined in the National Search and Rescue Plan) in order to improve Search and Rescue procedures by:Reducing the time element in search procedures through having available a maximum…
  • Welcome Wednesday!

    Amver Maritime Relations
    16 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    What if vessels didn't enroll in Amver? Would it make a significant impact on lives lost at sea? According to a recent Amver cost benefit analysis, 25% of all the lives saved at sea are saved by Amver ships and there are approximately 891 lives lost at sea each year. This number doesn't include recreational yachtsmen or migrants. You can see that without Amver, a good portion of those in peril at sea would likely die. Help us welcome the latest members of the Amver network, dedicated to ensuring no call for help goes unanswered.YUNG DA FA 101WILLIAM C HIGHTOWERJS GREENSAILEVER LIBRAFLAG…
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    Amver Maritime Relations
    9 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Another nine ships enrolled in Amver in the past week. That's nine more opportunities to save a life. If you haven't considered joining Amver think of this. Your ship might be the only difference between a seafarer, yachtsman or migrant living or dying. Help us increase those odds.STENA EUROPEEVER LISSOMEOCEAN TURQUOISE IUNITED LEGACYSILVER EMILYEVER LIVENMORNING SALUTEANCASH QUEENGREAT EXPECTATIONSPhoto credit: Fotolia 
  • Amver ship rescues sailor from disabled sailboat near Puerto Rico

    Amver Maritime Relations
    2 Jul 2014 | 12:53 pm
    The Amver participating car carrier Hoegh Kobe rescued a lone sailor from his disabled 42-foot sailboat approximately 280 miles northeast of Puerto Rico on June 10, 2014.US Coast Guard rescue personnel in San Juan received a call that a commercial ship had spotted a 42-foot sailboat with engine failure and loss of the rudder. The sailor onboard was refusing to disembark the sailboat and declined any assistance from the Amver ship. The sailor requested his situation be relayed to the Coast Guard.Coast Guard rescue personnel contacted the sailor's family and requested the Amver ship to remain…
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  • Port Tack starting - worth the risk?

    12 Jul 2014 | 9:14 am
    49er World Champions Pete Burling and Blair Tuke pulled off a stunning port tack start at the European Championships in Helsinki. They won the start and won the race (and the Championship!). But a high-risk strategy too far? Let's take a look at the critical success factors...
  • How to sail the Etchells fast: tips from a triple World Champion

    9 Jul 2014 | 5:23 am
    Bill Hardesty has competed in three Etchells 22 World Championships, and he's won every time! In this half-hour chat, Bill shares some of his tips and insights into how to campaign this competitive keelboat to the max...
  • Bill Hardesty and the role of the tactician

    8 Jul 2014 | 5:28 am
    Multiple Match Racing World Champion Ian Williams describes Bill Hardesty as his secret weapon, the tactical genius that helps him get the better of his opposition more often than not. Bill is also a great helmsman in his own right, and an aggressive fighter on the race course, as this interview reveals...
  • A Short Introduction to Leverage, Risk and Reward on the Upwind Leg

    7 Jul 2014 | 8:49 am
    Upwind Race Geometry: Why you need to understand the importance of the 'ladder rungs', the rhumb line, and building leverage.....
  • High-speed skiff gybing with Trevor Baylis ***

    4 Jul 2014 | 2:39 pm
    Gybing technique is one of the toughest and most critical elements of skiff sailing, but Trevor Baylis (world champion in 14s, 18s and 505) has some ideas that will help make heavy-air gybing a whole lot safer. "Whatever type of skiff you’re gybing, I’m a firm believer that the helm should be last person in and first person out. My thinking on this is that, like in mountain biking, it’s better to be completely out of control for a tenth of a second than vaguely out of control for 10 seconds. So if the helmsman can minimise his time through the boat, the safer you’ll…
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    H2uh0 - Bonehead Moves on the Water... by Craig

  • Pics of the Week

    18 Jul 2014 | 11:48 pm
  • From a Lake Bed in Nevada

    17 Jul 2014 | 9:36 pm
    My wife and I will be heading up near here in a month for Burning Man!  We are joining an established camp with a mutant vehicle called the Slug.  Should be life altering and amazing.  Some of our best friends will be joining.
  • Close Call Heading Up the Coast

    17 Jul 2014 | 12:19 am
    We left St. Thomas in what I wouldn’t exactly call a window: it was more like a gun slit. In a place where the wind always blows from the east, it had been coming from the west for days. Hurricane Adrian had formed in the Pacific and was forecast—correctly, as it turned out—to cross Central America and reinvent herself as an Atlantic cyclone, or at least a dangerous storm. Our weather guesser, the esteemed Dane Clark of Jenifer Clark’s Gulfstream, explained that our April weather looked more like October, with lows blowing off the coast every three days. It was an unprecedented…
  • Way Cool Boarding

    17 Jul 2014 | 12:17 am
  • Too Much Fun in SF

    16 Jul 2014 | 7:47 am
    You are never too old to have some fun!
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    XS Sailing


    XS Editor
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:47 am
    ORACLE TEAM USA - ORACLE wraps up a week of foiling camp in Australia. The goal was to get back to basics and get all of the sailing team a ‘good handle’ on the foiling. Mission accomplished. Now all they have to do is find a Challenger of Record!

    XS Editor
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    HOME MOVIES – Racing in Hawaii. Here is Ted Miller on his 2003 R33 catamaran as he and his son Lance and crew weave through the fleet and chasing down their competition. Ted and crew went on to win the race… although sailing in Hawaii everyone is a winner. Check out the home movie above! Click on full screen to get all the action up close.

    XS Editor
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:18 am
    VOR – The best Volvo Ocean Race boats run like well-oiled machines, each cog and gear working in tandem with the next. But when adrenaline begins to run dry, and hunger sets in, it’s important that there is enough fuel to keep things ticking over – and that’s ultimately what food to a modern, round the world sailor is: fuel. Thousands of miles from a mid-afternoon slump, and oceans away from overindulgence, having the right food, at the right time, is much less of a luxury. Quite simply, it very quickly becomes a matter of life or death. Survival, or surrender. Out there, the…

    XS Editor
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:20 am
    FOILING LASER SAILING – It all began in Grafton NSW when Ian Ward was offered a chance to sail a Hobie Trifoiler designed by Greg Ketterman. Incredible performance in a breeze, but how much better would it be if it were much lighter, simpler and even faster!! He built a similar trifoiler Moth in 1996 and modified it until in 1999, when struck by a magical thought…… What if it were possible to foil on just the centreboard and rudder foil? The benefits of heeling to windward for increased stability and lift and the low drag from fewer foils were immediately obvious, what was…

    XS Editor
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:06 am
    MOTH WORLDS – It’s more like Costa del Hayling at the moment – sweltering heat and little wind make it great for sunbathers and ice cream vans, but less so for the Moth fleet. The race committee made the most of the breeze that did come in and managed to get two races in for Yellow fleet and one for Blue fleet, bringing the Qualifying Series to a close after 5 races. Sunday’s Yellow fleet were sent out first to play catch-up and completed qualifying race 4 in around 10 knots with Chris Rashley blasting down the final run to overtake early leaders Mike Lennon and Paul Goodison.
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  • Winner Creek Trail

    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

    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

    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…
  • The End of the Road

    8 Jun 2014 | 3:14 pm
    At the end of our road is a short trail… Virgin Creek Falls. Girdwood, Alaska.
  • Alaska so far

    13 May 2014 | 6:45 pm
    We’re getting settled into Alaska. The first month here, we stayed in a log house in the hills above Anchorage. A couple of weeks ago we moved over to Girdwood, a little ski village nestled among the mountains along Turnagain Arm, about 40 minutes from Anchorage. For much of April we still had snow on the ground but that is all gone now. I haven’t spent a lot of time in this part of Alaska and I am amazed at how much sunshine we have had. Most of my time in Alaska has been spent in South East Alaska which has weather much like the Pacific Northwest. The long days are the…
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    Scuttlebutt Sailing News

  • Seeking nominations for 2014 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards

    23 Jul 2014 | 8:03 am
    Nominations are invited for the 2014 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards, the most prestigious award of recognition in the sport of sailing. Nominations can be made by anyone and the only criterion for sailors is “outstanding achievement in the sport of sailing” during the qualifying period of September 1, 2013 to September 21, 2014. Nominations should be sent to ISAF by 19:00 UTC on September 21, 2014. The winners will be announced at the Awards dinner on November 4 in Palma, Mallorca, Spain. Click headline for details.
  • Eight Bells: Herbert F. Schwartz

    23 Jul 2014 | 7:51 am
    Herbert Frederick Schwartz died July 15, 2014 at his home in Riverside, CT, following a prolonged fight against bladder cancer. He was 78 years of age. This was possibly the only challenge throughout his professional life in the court room, or while competing on the water, he couldn’t find a way to overcome. He was a very active member of Cruising Club of America, New York Yacht Club and Riverside Yacht Club. Herb continued to skipper his last boat Wenden Too, with long time crew Peter Simpson, son-in-law, Paul Craine and his grandsons, Ben and Duncan, until just the last couple of years.
  • Qualifying complete at c420 North American

    22 Jul 2014 | 5:22 pm
    Long Beach Island, NJ (July 22, 2014) – The second day of the 2014 c420 North American Championship completed the qualifying round, with eight races now to split the 115 boats into the gold and silver divisions. The team of Martina Sly and Ian Morgan were dominant again today posting scores of 4,2,1,1, building a 19 point lead over second place Augie Dale and Kennedy Placek. Racing continues Wednesday and concludes Thursday, July 24. Click headline for full report.
  • Empowering Young Women

    22 Jul 2014 | 4:04 pm
    Seven top female 29er skiff teams representing 5 nations received grants to assist their participation in the upcoming 29er World Championship. The support came from the 29erXX Class, which was able to provide $500 and $1,000 grants, totaling $6,500. This year’s grants will enable these teams to attend the 2014 29er Worlds, to be held in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, July 26-August 2. Currently there are 102 entrants represented by 14 nations and 18 all-female teams. Click headline for details.
  • Olivia Constants: Don’t forget, Don’t ever forget

    22 Jul 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Olivia Constants lost her life in a tragic sailing accident three years ago in Annapolis, at the age of 14. As painful as that day was for her family, friends, and the entire sailing community, Olivia’s larger than life personality lives on today. Olivia was an amazing young woman on many levels and was passionate about many things, especially her love of life and her love of her friends. She valued her relationships above all else, and enjoyed having fun in everything she did. In the spirit of Olivia, Severn Sailing Association along with the Olivia Constants Foundation and other Annapolis…
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  • Useful Phrases to use on your Next Greek Yacht Charter

    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

    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…
  • Book your Charter for the Catamarans Cup in October 2014

    20 May 2014 | 3:49 am
    In just five months Greece will host the 5th annual Catamarans Cup, from October 18th-24th, 2014. This gives you the perfect amount of time to book your charter for this extraordinary event! Catamarans Cup The Catamarans Cup is an international regatta, which consists of a sailing race, relaxing holiday week and many fun and exciting events in between. It is held in and around the islands of Greece- you can enjoy something unique and different on every island, from special welcomes for participants to cocktail parties and dinners on the beach. Catamaran sailing on the blue Adriatic sea The…
  • Caribbean Foods to Try during your Sailing Vacation

    13 May 2014 | 9:21 am
    One of the best ways to experience the culture of the Caribbean is to sample the local cuisine. Each country has its own special dishes and interpretation of available ingredients, and tasting your way through the islands is a great way to understand the intricate fusion of nationalities, spices and customs that are quintessentially Caribbean. Caribbean cuisine has African, East Indian, Chinese, Native American, Arabic and European influences, resulting in an explosion of flavors. You will find your share of tourist-style options, with hamburgers readily available in many places, but do take…
  • Top Ten Snorkel Spots in the British Virgin Islands

    25 Apr 2014 | 3:52 am
    The BVIs are a natural paradise of crystalline waters, home to a wealth of colorful fish and fascinating marine life. Snorkeling is definitely on the menu for those of us who want to experience the Caribbean to the fullest; there’s nothing quite like the quiet, peaceful sensation of slipping into warm waters and seeing what the world looks like below the surface. Top Ten Snorkel Spots If you’re wondering where to go to get the best underwater views in the BVIs, read on for our top snorkel spots. Best of all, many are only reachable by boat, meaning you’ll have a true advantage. Take a…
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  • What to Wear Sailing 33 – Sailing – Sail Away Girl

    Elizabeth Aristeguieta (Sail Away Girl)
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:09 pm
    Hello Sailors, Well as I noted yesterday it’s time for the 106th Race to Mackinac Island. The race starts tomorrow and although it’s July, it hasn’t been very warm. So What to Wear Sailing in these conditions? Here’s what these Mac racers will be wearing. The models, Kati and Judith are wearing West Marine bibs (West […]
  • Mackinac Island – Sailing – Sail Away Girl

    Elizabeth Aristeguieta (Sail Away Girl)
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:26 pm
    Hello Sailors, Well this weekend is the  start of the 106th annual Race to Mackinac Island here in Chicago. So in honor of the event, I thought I would find out a little about the island and things to do. Since everyone writes about the usual suspects, like eating fudge and touring the Grand Hotel, […]
  • Mast Pulpits – Sailing – Sail Away Girl

    Elizabeth Aristeguieta (Sail Away Girl)
    14 Jul 2014 | 5:18 pm
    Hello Sailors, Well I found something else I’d like to have on my boat…Granny Bars.  Well actually they are technically called mast pulpits, but I like the nickname Granny Bars much better. They do kind of look like a walker. I recently went to look at a boat with a friend that was interested in […]
  • What to Wear Sailing 32 – Sailing – Sail Away Girl

    Elizabeth Aristeguieta (Sail Away Girl)
    11 Jul 2014 | 4:09 pm
    Hello Sailors, It’s Friday again. Where do the days go? Time again for What to Wear Sailing and the new location for this week’s model. This week’s model is the lovely Aimee and she’ll be heading to Jamaica Mon! Why? Because she is heading to the  Reggae SumFest Festival (be warned…this link to their home page […]
  • Demasting – Sailing – Sail Away Girl

    Elizabeth Aristeguieta (Sail Away Girl)
    9 Jul 2014 | 4:09 pm
    Hello Sailors, One situation that all sailors want to avoid is a demasting of the sailboat. It can be caused by a variety of things including weather, but most common is equipment failure. So how do you reduce the risk of a demasting? Inspection, inspection, inspection, especially in the tropics where  even stainless steel can […]
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