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  • Thousands raised for Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation - BBC News

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    18 Dec 2014 | 12:37 am
    BBC NewsThousands raised for Andrew Simpson Sailing FoundationBBC NewsMore than £366,000 has been raised by a global sailing race that was held in memory of a British Olympic champion sailor. At least 30,000 people from 60 countries took part in Bart's Bash in September. The event was in memory of Andrew "Bart" Simpson, ...Bart's Bash raises huge total for international sailing charitySail WorldBart's Bash raises £366k for Andrew Simpson Sailing FoundationYachting and Boating WorldBart's Bash raises thousands in memory of Andrew SimpsonPractical Boat Owner…
  • Bart's Bash raises more than £366,000 in memory of sailor Andrew Simpson

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    18 Dec 2014 | 9:01 am
    A GLOBAL sailing race organised by a Weymouth and Portland based charity has raised more than £366,000.
  • Dirty data: Why the ’4 million public comments’ on net neutrality might not be what they seem

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    18 Dec 2014 | 1:40 am
    When President Obama last month came out in favor of a far-reaching plan to ensure that all bits of content on the Internet are treated equally, he cited the unprecedented number of comments from the American public that had poured into the nation's main ...
  • Redditch suffer narrow defeat

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    18 Dec 2014 | 9:31 am
    The Kingfishers were in good spirits after getting the better of Wednesbury last week and although not expected to win, were keen to give a good account of themselves. A determined start to the game by Redditch meant the visitors soon realised it wouldn't be plain sailing.
  • Frank Lang's X 40, Optim'X (FRA) completes RORC Transatlantic Race

    BYM Sailing News
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:13 am
    Denis Villotte's JNP 12, Sérénade. Racing with Alain Houchard and Philippe Porta Frank Lang's X 40, Optim'X crossed the finish line of the 2014 RORC Transatlantic Race, off Quarantine Point, Grenada at 05:17:31 UTC on Wednesday 17th December 2014 ...
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  • Thousands raised for Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation - BBC News

    18 Dec 2014 | 12:37 am
    BBC NewsThousands raised for Andrew Simpson Sailing FoundationBBC NewsMore than £366,000 has been raised by a global sailing race that was held in memory of a British Olympic champion sailor. At least 30,000 people from 60 countries took part in Bart's Bash in September. The event was in memory of Andrew "Bart" Simpson, ...Bart's Bash raises huge total for international sailing charitySail WorldBart's Bash raises £366k for Andrew Simpson Sailing FoundationYachting and Boating WorldBart's Bash raises thousands in memory of Andrew SimpsonPractical Boat Owner…
  • Sailing's Best of 2014 Are Shortlisted - US SAILING (press release)

    17 Dec 2014 | 3:27 pm
    US SAILING (press release)Sailing's Best of 2014 Are ShortlistedUS SAILING (press release)YoY Trophy 2010 PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (December 17, 2014) – The most significant sailing performances of the year are being heralded by US Sailing with the announcement of the ten men and seven women who have been shortlisted for the 2014 Rolex ...Best in the USA for 2014Scuttlebutt Sailing NewsUS Sailing's Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year AwardsSail Worldall 5 news articles »
  • Shipping Season Continues Smooth Sailing - WBAY

    17 Dec 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Shipping Season Continues Smooth SailingWBAYAfter the earliest end to the shipping season in Green Bay history last year, companies with docks along the Fox River are breathing a sigh of relief. By early December last year, ships battled several inches of ice, and by December 15th, the shipping
  • Rio Olympics creates 'super bacteria' task force in sailing waters - FOXSports.com

    17 Dec 2014 | 9:07 am
    Rio Olympics creates 'super bacteria' task force in sailing watersFOXSports.comBrazilian organizers of the 2016 Olympics are creating a task force to deal with a so-called "super bacteria" discovered in Olympic sailing waters. In a statement Wednesday, organizers said they were in contact with specialists from the Instituto Super-bacteria found in Rio bay ahead of 2016 Olympic sailingYahoo Sports'Super bacteria' found in Rio waters where sailors and windsurfers are Washington Post (blog)US Sailing releases Rio 2016 Olympic Trials SystemBYM News (press…
  • Sailing through a scandal - The Economist

    17 Dec 2014 | 6:49 am
    Sailing through a scandalThe EconomistIT MUST all seem like a distant nightmare now. After the revelations of phone-hacking at the News of the World emerged in 2011, Rupert Murdoch was hauled before Parliament, calling it “the most humble day of my life”. Executives and journalists were ...
 
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  • Bart's Bash raises more than £366,000 in memory of sailor Andrew Simpson

    18 Dec 2014 | 9:01 am
    A GLOBAL sailing race organised by a Weymouth and Portland based charity has raised more than £366,000.
  • Record oil tankers sailing to China amid stockpiling signs

    17 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm
    The number of supertankers sailing to China jumped to a record in ship-tracking data amid signs that the oil-price crash is spurring the Asian nation to stockpile.There were 83 very large crude carriers bound for Chinese ports, according to shipping signals from IHS Maritime compiled by Bloomberg in London. The ships would transport 166 million barrels, assuming standard cargoes, the largest ...
  • NYC sailing school could lose lease

    16 Dec 2014 | 1:48 pm
    A Battery Park City sailing school may lose its lease, The New York Times reports.
  • Sailing: Super-bacteria found in Rio bay ahead of 2016 Olympics

    16 Dec 2014 | 9:53 am
    Brazilian scientists have discovered antibiotic-resistant super-bacteria thought to emanate from hospital water in the latest bad news for the polluted bay that will host sailing events at the 2016 Olympics.
  • Super-bacteria found in Rio bay ahead of 2016 Olympic sailing

    16 Dec 2014 | 9:34 am
    Brazilian scientists have discovered antibiotic-resistant super-bacteria thought to emanate from hospital waste in the latest bad news for the polluted bay that will host sailing events at the 2016 Olympics. Contact with the bacteria, which was found at three locations in a river feeding Guanabara Bay, could cause infections that require hospitalization, said microbiologist Ana Paula d'Alincourt ...
 
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  • Redditch suffer narrow defeat

    18 Dec 2014 | 9:31 am
    The Kingfishers were in good spirits after getting the better of Wednesbury last week and although not expected to win, were keen to give a good account of themselves. A determined start to the game by Redditch meant the visitors soon realised it wouldn't be plain sailing.
  • Sailing's best of 2014 are shortlisted

    18 Dec 2014 | 9:30 am
    The most significant sailing performances of the year are being heralded by US Sailing with the announcement of the ten men and seven women who have been shortlisted for the 2014 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year awards. The nominees will be reviewed by a panel of noted sailing journalists who discuss the merits of each sailor's racing results before voting to determine US Sailing's 2014 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year.
  • U.S. policy shift finally rewards Cuba-focused fund manager

    18 Dec 2014 | 9:15 am
    The Miami Beach-based portfolio manager behind the $48 million Herzfeld Caribbean Basin fund, the only Cuba-focused fund in the United States, watched its shares soar more than 40 percent at one point on Wednesday after President Barack Obama's surprise move to thaw relations with the island nation. Herzfeld, 69, said he launched his fund in 1994 inspired by his daughter, who was 16 at the time and had many Cuban-American friends in school.
  • Carnival Sails Into 2015

    18 Dec 2014 | 9:10 am
    Recent Q314 upswing in net yields likely to be followed by further improvement in the November quarter, due out tomorrow. With Carnival Corp. & Plc reporting its November year-end results tomorrow this report follows my earlier recommendation on the stock, to further illustrate my positive view on the shares.
  • Northern Sea Route traffic plummets

    18 Dec 2014 | 9:08 am
    After four years of increased use of the Northern Sea Route by vessels going in transit between Europe and Asia, 2014 saw a steep downturn. Only 274,000 tons of cargo was shipped in transit along the Northern Sea Route this sailing season, website PROVED reports.
 
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  • Waiting On You

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    18 Dec 2014 | 7:19 am
    The Baltimore-based band Future Islands  broke through to the mainstream this year, after eight years and four albums. It may or may not have anything to do with the lead singers’ mesmerizingly awesome dance moves on David Letterman earlier this year - Like any indie band, our tall ships industry has been working steadily and teaching new […]
  • Frank Lang’s X 40, Optim’X (FRA) completes RORC Transatlantic Race

    BYM Sailing News
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:13 am
    Denis Villotte's JNP 12, Sérénade. Racing with Alain Houchard and Philippe Porta Frank Lang's X 40, Optim'X crossed the finish line of the 2014 RORC Transatlantic Race, off Quarantine Point, Grenada at 05:17:31 UTC on Wednesday 17th December 2014 ...
  • RORC Transatlantic Race Lanzarote-Grenada: Bingo, Pogo 40 crosses the line

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    18 Dec 2014 | 3:09 am
    Yves and Isabelle Haudiquet's French Pogo 40, Bingo crossed the finish line of the 2014 RORC Transatlantic Race, off Quarantine Point, Grenada at 17:35:31 UTC on Wednesday 17th December 2014 with an elapsed time of 17 days, 07 hours, ...
  • Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: A Contest at sea to inspire a Nation and the World -

    BYM Sailing News
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:51 am
    The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race marks its 70th edition this year, a momentous achievement for an offshore race that has become an international classic since its creation in 1945. Over the course of its proud history, the Rolex ...
  • Tassie tug-of-war for Rolex Sydney Hobart prize

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    18 Dec 2014 | 2:44 am
     Best of the Whitsundays broadcasted through documentary Two pint-sized Tasmanian boats will go-head-to-head in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race in December, and apart from targeting the main objective of winning the race overall, the duo’s pride will be ...
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  • Hong Kong Team Inspired By The Return Of The Sun

    18 Dec 2014 | 1:34 am
    The 2014 RS:One Trikora Beach World Championship has officially taken off in Bintan island, Indonesia. For the first time, Indonesia, the 2018 Asian Games organisers, is holding an international RS:One event with the strongest fleet an RS:One world championships has seen so far.
 
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  • FDR site in Hyde Park hosts ice yachting exhibit starting Dec. 21 - The Daily Freeman

    18 Dec 2014 | 6:30 am
    FDR site in Hyde Park hosts ice yachting exhibit starting Dec. 21The Daily FreemanDETAILS: A display of historic and recent ice yachts, including Franklin D. Roosevelt's ice yacht “Hawk,” will run indoors and outdoors at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Home and Presidential Library in Hyde Park. Ice yachting — the sport of sailing on ice
  • US rule change could affect yachting sector - BVI Beacon

    18 Dec 2014 | 2:58 am
    US rule change could affect yachting sectorBVI BeaconFor 21 years an American maritime safety law discouraged charter yachts from picking up more than six passengers in the United States Virgin Islands. That measure, known as the “six pack” rule, inadvertently boosted the yachting industry in this and more »
  • RHOBH Recap—Yachting, Palm Springs, Drag Queens, A DUI And A Wedding - Popdust

    17 Dec 2014 | 12:58 pm
    PopdustRHOBH Recap—Yachting, Palm Springs, Drag Queens, A DUI And A WeddingPopdustYolanda received a frightening call from her husband, David Foster, informing her that her daughter had been arrested for a DUI. Naturally, she was heartbroken and disappointed by her daughter's choice to get behind a wheel after drinking. She revealed
  • Horizon Yachts Ink Second V72 Motoryacht - Yacht Forums

    17 Dec 2014 | 5:25 am
    Horizon Yachts Ink Second V72 MotoryachtYacht ForumsTaiwan based luxury motor yacht manufacturer Horizon Yachts just announced that they have sold the second hull in the V72 series. The V series has been pretty popular since it launched and has seen clients purchasing them from around the world, as far
  • New yard site for Yachting Developments - Sail World

    17 Dec 2014 | 2:46 am
    Sail WorldNew yard site for Yachting DevelopmentsSail WorldAs 2014 draws to a close Yachting Developments is proud to be in a secure position, with a strong new build order book and numerous other refit, commercial and architecture projects underway. Following the signing of a 33.5m Frers performance ocean ...and more »
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  • Nor1 and Accor announce new worldwide partnership

    18 Dec 2014 | 3:37 am
    Nor1 and Accor announced a partnership to deploy Nor1’s eStandby upselling product across the Accor portfolio of upscale and luxury hotels SANTA CLARA, CA, USA, December 17, 2014 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Nor1 and Accor announced a partnership to deploy …
  • CouProm Travel Launches Partnership with Sabre Travel Network

    17 Dec 2014 | 11:26 am
    CouProm Travel is available on the Sabre Travel Network, providing 400,000 travel professionals worldwide with access to an innovative and unique travel app. MIAMI, FL, USA, December 17, 2014 /EINPresswire.com/ -- CouProm Travel is proud to announce a …
  • $7.1 Million on Day One for Peak 8

    16 Dec 2014 | 8:09 am
    Breckenridge Grand Vacations Announces Avalanche of Sales to Preferred Customers for Grand Colorado on Peak 8 BRECKENRIDGE, CO, USA, December 11, 2014 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Breckenridge Grand Vacations blew single-day sales records out of the water …
  • Ararat, Victoria: Travel guide and things to do

    11 Dec 2014 | 6:16 pm
    … and public holidays and in the Victorian school holidays they … areas, a rowing and yachting course, plenty of waterbirds … 5352 4240. Tourist information The Ararat & Grampians Visitor Information Centre … The story Ararat, Victoria: Travel guide and things to …
  • Brit boy died in when he crashed jet ski into brother on holiday in Abu Dhabi

    10 Dec 2014 | 1:19 pm
    … riding the ski while on holiday with his family in Abu … ski while on a Christmas holiday with his family in Abu … riding the ski while on holiday with his family in Abu … and suggest that the Royal Yachting Association's guidelines - …
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  • 18 top Christmas gift ideas for sailors sourced from a selection of our favourite new products

    Toby Hodges
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:54 am
    Stuck for Christmas gift ideas for the sailor who has it all? Yachting World are here to help with 18 items of new gear ideas and interesting bits of kit to choose from for most budgets and tastes.Christmas gift ideas: Exposure XS-WR torch18 top new products: Christmas gift ideas for sailors from Yachting World   Christmas gift ideas: Ocean Signal rescueME MOB1 rescueMe MOB1 The more portable personal rescue devices are, the more likely they will be worn or carried. Ocean Signal’s new MOB1 is 30% smaller than competitor AIS MOB devices. It can alert any AIS-equipped vessels in the…
  • Independent report on Team Vestas wreck is set up by Volvo Ocean Race

    Elaine Bunting
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:29 am
    An independent report into the Team Vestas wreck will report back and make recommendations in JanuaryTeam Vestas WindAn independent report into the grounding of Team Vestas Wind’s boat on a reef in the Indian Ocean has been set up by the Volvo Ocean Race to report on the reasons for the crash. The Team Vestas wreck occurred on 29 November on Leg 2 of race from Cape Town to Abu Dhabi after running aground on the Cargados Carajos Shoals (St. Brandon), 240 nautical miles northeast of Mauritius. The crew escaped safely after suffering minor injuries. The report also aims to make…
  • Photo gallery: our pick of cruising images to take away the winter blues

    Elaine Bunting
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:48 am
    Our pick of some top cruising photosAt anchor in the PacificIf you’re experiencing sailing withdrawal symptoms, or cold weather blues, here is a gallery of crusing photos to rub on that might help take that ache away. Wish you were there? Us too…. The post Photo gallery: our pick of cruising images to take away the winter blues appeared first on Yachting World.
  • New Cowes marina a step closer as developers for the project are announced

    Elaine Bunting
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:37 am
    A new 400-berth marina in East Cowes is plannedNew Cowes marina and breakwaterA planned new marina in Cowes is one step closer with the construction of the new breakwater off the entrance to the harbour and the announcement of the developers. The Cowes Outer Harbour Project, a long-standing strategic partnership between Cowes Harbour Commissioners and the Homes and Communities Agency was always envisaged as acting as a catalyst for new investment, including the 400-brth Victoria Marina development in East Cowes and it is hoped it will create several hundred new jobs as well as improved…
  • Volvo Ocean Race: Why Leg 2 has placed three boats at the top and in a different league to the rest

    Matthew Sheahan
    14 Dec 2014 | 3:32 pm
    No one expected the VOR to be as close as this. By the end of leg 2 over the weekend, the leading three boats were at the top on equal points.With the change to a strict one design came the promise of close racing for the 2014/14 Volvo Ocean Race, but no one expected it to be so close as this. By the end of leg 2 over the weekend, the leading three boats were on equal points. On Saturday Bowe Bekking’s Team Brunel won leg 2 from Cape Town to Abu Dhabi finishing just 16 minutes ahead of Dongfeng Racing Team after more than 23 days of racing on a leg that was 5,185 miles long. The Dutch team…
 
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  • Understanding Sailing And Its Combination

    Thanate Tan
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:13 am
    Sailing is now considered to be quite different from the ancestor’s period before the revolution of polyester. Shape has been most significant factor in the sail efficiency and time ...
  • Why Cruising is Still the Best Way to Travel

    Simon Hopes
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:46 pm
    Travelling by ship has a long history, but only since the mid-19th century, has it become a leisure pursuit instead of a necessary means of travel.
  • Sailing destinations to visit in USA

    Longlom
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:56 am
    When you figure out how to cruise, you will hear diverse sailboat terms like monohull or multihull. However simply what does this cruising wording mean?
  • Enjoying Vacations In Phuket – Have Fun While Sailing!!

    Thanate Tan
    15 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Phuket is well known as best tourist destinations all around the Asia. It offered several beautiful and astonishing places for the sightseeing, as well as for different activities ...
  • Beautiful Places for Sailing in Bali

    Longlom
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:29 pm
    People embark on sailing either for leisure or commercial purposes. It is important that the chosen destination in the event of leisure is conducive and attractive.
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  • Welcome Wednesday!

    Amver Maritime Relations
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    The latest list of ships to enroll in Amver is available. You won't find this anywhere else. Every day we're honored to have more of you join and make yourselves available for search and rescue around the world. Thank you.AL ORAIQSEA CHOCTAWSAPURAKENCANA 3500CMA CGM ELBEACER ARROWALDERBARANMANDUMEKATYAVALAPACIFIC MELTEMTHORCO CASSIOPEIACOPIAPOPhoto credit: Fotolia
  • Welcome Wednesday!

    Amver Maritime Relations
    10 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    Here's a peek at the latest vessels to enroll in Amver. We feel its important to share this with you. To shine a light on the good things shipping does. Too often we hear bad news. Well, we're in the good news department and here are 13 reasons to recognize the good shipping provides.FRIO MURMANSKCENTAURUSTHALASSA AXIABW ARIESCAPE WRATHSTI MADISONCRYSTAL BAYNEW DRAGONCIC EPOSNOBLE BULLY IISTENA IMPRESSIONNAVIGATOR TRITONCCNI IQUIQUEPhoto credit: Fotolia
  • Welcome Wednesday!

    Amver Maritime Relations
    3 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    If you want to see who joined Amver this week look for further. Each week we proudly bring you a list of the latest ships enrolled in the Amver system. Will you see your ship listed here? OCEAN PROLOGUEANNA TALTARF STARHERCULES VOYAGERBW EGRETSUNDAISY EHOS CALEDONIASTI REGINAGLOBAL CORALJMU ARIAKE 5016SHIP ISLANDALTAIR STARC-SPIRITMICHAILTAXIARCHISNORD VIRGOPhoto credit: Fotolia
  • Amver participating bulker rescues 3 near Bermuda

    Amver Maritime Relations
    2 Dec 2014 | 8:42 am
    The Amver participating bulk carrier AM Zenica rescued three Canadian sailors from their 44-foot sailboat after it caught fire approximately 250 miles north of Bermuda on Saturday, November 15, 2014.The crew of the sailboat made a mayday call which was heard by the Marshall Island flagged ship. The 738-foot ship was on a voyage from Norfolk, Va. to Croatia when Captain Manoj Mehrotra heard the call for help, ordered the vessel to begin rescue operations and notified U.S. Coast Guard rescue personnel at the Fifth District Rescue Coordination Center.Despite 25 knot winds and waves greater than…
  • Welcome Wednesday!

    Amver Maritime Relations
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    If you want to know what ships have enrolled in Amver look for no further. For almost five years we have thanked and listed the ships joining Amver in the previous week. We're happy to share this with you, to recognize these ships, the crews and the companies that go the extra step to help ensure no call for help goes unanswered. Will you join us?ZAURAK STARTITANIUM EXPLORERUNITED PRESTIGEYARI LNGSTI VENEREHIGH VOYAGERNEW DREAMAMSTEL OSPREYSURF SUPPORTERGALAFRONT IDUNKSL SANTOSLINCOLN SEAPhoto credit: Fotolia
 
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  • Land voyaging

    Nick
    10 Dec 2014 | 2:16 am
    Soon after selling Harmony, I felt a pang of captivity – owning a boat is as much about enjoying being out on the water, as it is a symbol for something freer. Unable to own a boat for the foreseeable future, and being land-bound, I decided to buy an old Toyota Hilux which in my mind is a little bit like the land equivalent of a Contessa 26: Relatively small, cheap(ish), underpowered, as capable as anything in the right hands, and bulletproof. After a few solo weekend adventures across beaches and into the high country, I assembled a motley crew and headed off to South Australia –…
  • Post-sailing

    Nick
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:38 am
    Time between posts appears to be increasing – not because nothing has been happening, but perhaps rather because too much has been happening. 2014 has marked a handful of significant events: [essentially] losing my father, speaking at the DO Lectures, bootstrapping a fairly significant event on digital privacy, and becoming boat-less for the first time since 2006, with the sale of SV Harmony last month. For those unfamiliar, the DO Lectures are small gatherings of people who collect in tipis and tents, in rural spaces for three untethered days – Wales, California, and most…
  • Interviews & Harmony for sale

    Nick
    1 Mar 2014 | 9:25 pm
    My dear ship Harmony is currently in Sydney harbour, and I’m now open to all reasonable offers for her purchase. I can’t afford to keep Harmony in Sydney endlessly, nor can I bear the worry of her being on a mooring unattended when I’m not nearby. It’s time for her to be taken into the hands of someone enthusiastic who wishes to sail away on a great adventure. Full photos, and details are available on my for sale page. Get in contact and make any offer. In other news, I was recently on TV for the Adventure Film Festival in Bright a few weekends ago, where Between Home…
  • Quotes & snippets from the South Pacific

    Nick
    14 Dec 2013 | 9:25 pm
    I had the opportunity to read several great books while recently crossing the South Pacific. Sometimes people have asked me ‘why would you want to sail across an ocean’… and I tell them it’s the only opportunity I get for distraction free reading. Here are a few quotes and snippets I wrote down from a handful of the books I read this year. They got to live before they can afford to die. Up ahead they’s a thousan’ lives we might live, but when it comes, it’ll on’y be one. And the little storekeeper thought, How could I compete with a debtless…
  • American Samoa to Australia

    Nick
    9 Nov 2013 | 9:59 pm
    15nm out of American Samoa, the wind died, and the sun set. The forecast showed zero wind for the next several days, and I was forced to start the engine or drift. I started up the engine at nightfall, and Chris attempted to sleep through the racket, as I sipped coffee and steered into the shore lights of Samoa. Everything happens slowly at sea, especially when it comes to making landfall. When in the deep ocean I have the odd sensation of feeling very safe, yet carry a deep underlying fear at the same time. Near land, my fear turns into pure anxiety and practicality – suddenly there…
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  • Leeward Mark Basics: Round Wide-and-Tight

    16 Dec 2014 | 6:50 am
    Watch a demonstration of the cardinal rule of leeward-mark roundings: start wide and finish tight. Using an example from the 2013 Melges 24 World Championships, the video demonstrates how failing to start wide and finish tight at the leeward mark puts a boat in a lower lane than her competitors....
  • #2 Karol Jablonski explains how to set up, sail and race your DN ice yacht

    15 Dec 2014 | 6:28 am
    Setting up your own DN ice yacht can be technically very challenging. So what gear do you need and how do you use it? Winner of more DN ice yachting world championships than anyone else, Karol Jablonski gives this beginner's guide to high-speed ice racing...
  • For a start, make a game plan! **

    14 Dec 2014 | 12:26 am
    Olympic gold medal winning coach Jon Emmett and Extreme Sailing Series champion skipper Morgan Larson talk about the importance of making a plan for the start of a race. Fail to plan, and you could well fail to start. Says Morgan: "We can address any weak areas before attending a major championship. Getting a good start doesn't guarantee a good finish, but it certainly helps. You are better off ticking all boxes (an OK position, OK acceleration and OK timing)..."
  • #1 Karol Jablonski explains how to get into the whacky world of ice yachting

    13 Dec 2014 | 6:26 am
    Karol Jablonski is best known to the sailing world as one of the world's great match racers and an America's Cup skipper in 2007. However in the ice yachting world he's even more of a legend, winning the DN Ice Yachting World Championships multiple times. So who better to ask about how to get involved in ice yacht racing?
  • Karol Jablonski talks about combining a career in professional sailing with winning world championships in ice yachting

    11 Dec 2014 | 6:18 am
    Karol Jablonski talks about combining a career in professional sailing and amateur - but still very serious - DN ice yachting. Whether he's going 4 knots or 74 knots, the Polish athlete has proven incredibly successful, winning world championships in both disciplines...
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    H2uh0 - Bonehead Moves on the Water... by Craig

  • Holy Ship!

    18 Dec 2014 | 8:32 am
  • Storms Sink Boat, But Dog Swims to Safety

    18 Dec 2014 | 8:31 am
    During last weeks storms in the Bay Area, a boat sank while the owner was away.  His dog was on board and was smart enough to swim to safety a mile away.  He was reunited with his ecstatic owner a few days laer in what some are calling a "miracle".  Read the full storyhere.Heres's a quick vid of my boy Kona.
  • Giants Fall Classic to be Rebroadcast

    17 Dec 2014 | 10:02 am
    With the Giants winning their third world series in 5 years, the talk has been of a dynasty team.  The Bay Area is bursting with pride over our boyz of summer.  CSBA (Comcast Sports Bay Area) is rebroadcasting the top games over the next few weeks so warm up those DVR's.  If you are not in the Bay Area, you can order DVD's of the series at MLB.com for about $60 (a gift idea for your Giants fanboy?), if you are so inclined.  I have been a big fan over the last 25 years and always watch a bunch of games on TV as well as sail to the games each summer.  It one of my…
  • Where did the names of Months come from?

    16 Dec 2014 | 3:45 pm
  • Pics of the Month

    15 Dec 2014 | 5:51 am
     Amsterdam!Check out that dude at the top of the mountain, yeeha!The holidays are upon us and more rain this week and most of the week.  It's all good.  Over the last 4 years the weather has been sublime with many winter days on the water.  Now is the time to replenish and recharge.  Planning a trip to the Grenadines this spring with a bare boat charter through Bare Foot Yacht Charters. If you have ever put one together, you know it's a chore getting folks to think ahead and put the cash on the line.  Will let you know how it goes.
 
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  • AND THE NOMINEES ARE…

    XS Editor
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:53 am
    US SAILING – The most significant sailing performances of the year are being heralded by US Sailing with the announcement of the ten men and seven women who have been shortlisted for the 2014 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year awards. The nominees will be reviewed by a panel of noted sailing journalists who discuss the merits of each sailor’s racing results before voting to determine US Sailing’s 2014 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year.  The winners will be announced in mid-January and honored on Thursday, February 26, 2015, during a luncheon at the New York…
  • WHO WILL WIN?

    XS Editor
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:27 am
    SYDNEY HOBART RACE – Who will win line honors in the upcoming race? For a great detailed comparison between the 5 maxi monohulls CLICK HERE!
  • BART’S BASH ANNOUNCES RESULTS

    XS Editor
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:26 am
    BARTS BASH – Bart’s Bash, the global sailing race that took place on September 21st, 2014 raised an incredible three hundred and thirty six thousand, three hundred and ninety one pounds and ninety five pence (£366,391.95) for the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation. The announcement of the grand total of fundraising was made by Freddie, Andrew Simpson’s four year old son and his classmates at Sherborne Primary School. Freddie also drew the winners of two competitions which incentivised the fund raising. Terry Ross, Gulf Harbour Yacht Club David Wilkins Rutland Sailing Club Duncan…
  • HOW DID BERMUDA WIN THE AC VENUE?

    XS Editor
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:21 am
    AC NEWS – How did Bermuda win the America’s Cup venue? Check out the video above. Was it strictly about money or do you think it will provide a better venue than San Diego? Will it be better, equal or worse than last year? Currently the XS Collective believes it will be worse by 57%, better by 32% and equal by 11%. What do you think? Go vote in the XS Poll over there on the upper right side of the site. Vote Today! Click on your answer and then click on Vote. It’s that easy.
  • MORE FROM CHRIS NICHOLSON

    XS Editor
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:06 am
    TEAM VESTAS WIND UPDATE – Final part of a three part, 80 minute, interview with Team Vestas Wind skipper, Chris Nicholson on the wrecking of the Volvo Ocean Race yacht on an idyllic atoll in the South Indian Ocean during the night of November 29. In this part, Nicholson tells what happened once the crew stepped aboard the local coastguard boat just after dawn, and subsequent trips back to the wreck. He also looks at the chances of the campaign getting back on the water. CHECK IT OUT BY CLICKING HERE!
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  • A Few of our Favorite Things

    PacificSailors
    10 Dec 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Need a last minute gift idea for the sailor in your life? Here is a little list of items that are useful on the boat everyday. Also a few options for any kind of traveler or adventurer. For even more of our favorite items visit our Gear page. UNDER $20 Sarong – Not only useful to cover up on the beach but great as a lightweight beach towel and to add more shade to the cockpit. Portable Inverter – We use this in the car to power the laptop or for gear we only have a 110V charger for. Also used it on our smaller boats where we didn’t have a full sized inverter. Be sure…
  • Back in the PNW

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

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

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

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

    Editor
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:57 am
    While training off the Oregon Coast, members of the U.S. Coast Guard experience some big waves.
  • 2015 Boat of the Year Winners

    Editor
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:39 am
    Middletown, RI (December 18, 2014) – Sailing World magazine revealed the winners of its Boat of the Year Awards program, naming the Farr 280 as its 2015 Boat of the Year. The high-tech, 28-foot raceboat was designed by Farr Yacht Design, of Annapolis, MD, and built by Premiere Composite Technologies (Dubai, UAE). The magazine’s independent judges – sailmaker Chuck Allen, boatbuilder Tom Rich, and naval architect Greg Stewart – tested 15 performance sailboats following the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis. When the inspections and sail tests were all said and done, the Farr…
  • Vestas begins Indian Ocean salvage for Volvo Ocean 65

    Editor
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:19 am
    Neil Cox has been Chris Nicholson’s shore manager for two Volvo Ocean Races before they entered their third one together with Team Vestas Wind. But the Aussie expert had never, ever been in the situation he is in now – heading to a remote Indian Ocean reef to recover the blue Volvo Ocean 65 after it ran aground in the middle of the second leg, on November 29. “The ultimate plan, the gold-medal prize we’re reaching for, is to get the boat buoyant enough to float it across the lagoon to get it into more protected water,” explains Cox. “It’s a case of how structurally sound the…
  • Iain Murray returns as America’s Cup Regatta Director

    Editor
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:41 am
    The Competitor Forum, comprising the six teams registered for the 2017 America’s Cup, has appointed Iain Murray as Regatta Director. Murray is a former America’s Cup skipper who also served as Regatta Director in the last America’s Cup. Click headline for full report.
  • NOAA web services to be interupted

    Editor
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:27 am
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will undertake maintenance which will require an interruption of some web services from 6:00 p.m. EST Friday, December 19, through 6:00 a.m. EST Sunday, December 21. Raster navigational charts (NOAA RNC®) and electronic navigational charts (NOAA ENC®) required for navigation will remain available, but some other navigation products will not be available during this time. Complete details
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  • When’s the Best Time to Visit the BVI?

    latesail
    11 Dec 2014 | 9:15 am
    As with any destination the weather in the BVI fluctuates throughout the year. Of particular interest to sailors of course are the winds, the crowds and chances of rain and storms. The British Virgin Islands Exciting Winds and Good Times From December to February you can expect the BVI to really pull out all the stops in terms of gorgeous weather. There are sunny skies, little chance of rain and moderate daily temperatures for hanging out on deck or on land. The winter months (November to January) bring winds of 15-20 knots, with the Christmas winds blowing at 25-30 knots for several days at…
  • Fun Tips for Celebrating Christmas in the BVI

    latesail
    5 Dec 2014 | 10:49 am
    Heading to the BVI around Christmas? Aside from the great sailing winds you’ll also be able to enjoy this festive time of year amidst the area’s vast beauty and a good number of spirited yachties. Here are a few fun tips for making Christmas in the BVI fun and festive, on board and on land. Christmas Dinner at a Restaurant There are a number of very good restaurants on the BVI, distributed throughout the various islands. A few that offer good Christmas meals (and great food in general) are the famous Foxy’s on Jost Van Dyke, Scrub Island Resort, Cooper Island Beach Club, Peter Island…
  • The LateSail Difference: Bareboat Charter Brokers with Experience

    latesail
    8 Nov 2014 | 2:54 am
    When it comes time to book a sailing charter many seasoned sailors are well aware of the fact that you don’t have to book directly from a larger operator. Brokers can often help you find the very best deal around, especially if you’re willing to go on slightly shorter notice. Just like the people who have become experts at finding the cheapest flights on the internet, sailors are becoming much savvier when it comes to finding the best prices; much of this has to do with the broker. So how do you choose your broker? There are many new bareboat charter companies that have recently come…
  • Exploring the Blue Holes of the Bahamas

    latesail
    7 Nov 2014 | 3:26 am
    The Bahamas are a set of low-lying islands off the southeast coast of Florida, north of Cuba and the Dominican Republic. What is particularly interesting about them is that they were not formed by any volcanic activity, making them low-lying far-reaching islands with long sweeping sandy beaches. One of the coolest aspects of the Bahamas’ formation and geography is the formation of blue holes. These occur when the ceilings of massive limestone caves collapse, resulting in a circular expanse of deep blue water visible from the sky. The blue holes are located both inland and in the open ocean…
  • Island Hopping in the BVI

    latesail
    6 Oct 2014 | 11:15 am
    The British Virgin Islands consist of more than 45 islands, many uninhabited. It is worth planning your trip so you can spend some time on as many of the islands as possible. Island hopping in the BVI offers dramatic coastlines, superb water quality and some of the most beautiful islands anywhere in the Caribbean. Here is link to a great article featured in the US Airways Magazine, about Island Hopping in the BVI. http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pace/usairways_september2014/#/42 Maybe it will inspire you to start planning your own trip to this beautiful sailing destination.   The post…
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  • Maritime Tradition – Ship’s Bells – Sailing – Sail Away Girl

    Sail Away Girl
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:06 pm
    Hello Sailors, For years I have heard about the Maritime Tradition, Ship’s Bells, and I know it is a way of telling time on a boat, however, I have no idea how many bells mean what time and I thought you might not know either. So I wanted to look into the subject and see […]
  • Apps for Sailors – Sailing – Sail Away Girl

    Sail Away Girl
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:39 pm
    Hello Sailors, Sailing apps come out all the time and it has been a while since I last wrote about them. So I figured it was time for an update. I try to find apps that are available for both Apple IOS technology as well as Android. I have both, but I really use my […]
  • Cruising Budget – Sailing – Sail Away Girl

    Sail Away Girl
    12 Dec 2014 | 5:06 pm
    Hello Sailors, A question I have, as I’m sure many of you do as well, is how much will I need to live on my sailboat and travel the world? I read guidelines from so many resources with many different opinions offered on estimating a cruising budget. Naturally it will depend on the lifestyle you […]
  • What to Wear Sailing in Paris – Sailing – Sail Away Girl

    Sail Away Girl
    10 Dec 2014 | 5:06 pm
    Hello Sailors, I follow the folks from the Distant Shores TV program, Paul & Sheryl Shard. They sail around the world and share their trips and adventures which air in Canada on Cottage Life Channel and in the US on AWE TV. For their new season, Distant Shores filmed their sail on the Seine River to Paris […]
  • All is Lost vs Chef – Sailing – Sail Away Girl

    Sail Away Girl
    8 Dec 2014 | 5:06 pm
    Hello Sailors, As most of you know I have a passion for sailing and for cooking. So naturally I gravitate to movies on these subjects. I watched All is Lost with Robert Redford last winter with my Mom and watched Chef with Jon Favreau just last week. I was struck by the contrast in these […]
 
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