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  • Thompson not getting carried away despite taking Miami lead - Eurosport

    SAILING - Google News
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:17 am
    Thompson not getting carried away despite taking Miami leadEurosportThompson was one of several British sailors to take home the yellow jerseys after the end of the day's competition. World and European champion Giles Scott pulled away from Australia's Jake Lilley in the heavyweight Finn class while defending champion ...and more »
  • Sailing - Thompson not getting carried away despite taking Miami lead

    sailing - Yahoo News Search Results
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:55 am
    Nick Thompson insists he can't afford to ease off despite opening up a ten-point with two days remaining of the latest sailing World Cup in Miami.
  • FCC redfines high speed: Do you still have 'broadband' Internet?

    Top Stories - Bing News
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:47 pm
    U.S. regulators on Thursday raised the standard for high-speed Internet, voting that only connections with download speeds of 25 megabits per second or faster will qualify as broadband, meaning fewer parts of the United States have broadband access.
  • Warning over disruption to sailings

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    30 Jan 2015 | 5:35 am
    Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. A statement released by the firm this lunchtime states that the latest weather forecast indicates probable disruption or cancellation to the 8am Douglas to Birkenhead sailing and return service at 2pm.
  • Sailing World Cup Miami. No Greek austerity on day three in Miami with a double bullet for Ioannis Mitakis

    BYM Sailing News
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:57 am
    Ioannis Mitakis (GRE), the 2012 Finn European Champion, ruled the roost in Miami today with two emphatic race wins on day three of the Sailing World Cup Miami and moves up to third overall. Giles Scott (GBR) sailed his ...
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  • Thompson not getting carried away despite taking Miami lead - Eurosport

    30 Jan 2015 | 5:17 am
    Thompson not getting carried away despite taking Miami leadEurosportThompson was one of several British sailors to take home the yellow jerseys after the end of the day's competition. World and European champion Giles Scott pulled away from Australia's Jake Lilley in the heavyweight Finn class while defending champion ...and more »
  • Five For Friday: Sailing -

    29 Jan 2015 | 10:18 pm
    TeamUSA.orgFive For Friday: SailingTeamUSA.orgThe event is the only International Sailing Federation world cup to be held in the United States this year. Each winner will qualify for the 2015 Grand Final, in addition to the top “home continent” sailor in each class. The event is also a points
  • Sailing World Cup: Latin Flair for racecourse built of shifts - Scuttlebutt Sailing News

    29 Jan 2015 | 5:29 pm
    Scuttlebutt Sailing NewsSailing World Cup: Latin Flair for racecourse built of shiftsScuttlebutt Sailing NewsAt the ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, presented by Sunbrella, Cuba's Yuseily Gonzalez Luis is coming in late (obviously) with no hope of qualifying for the Medal Races on Saturday. Even so, she wants to bring her RS:X windsurfer to the start line, if In This SectionMiamiHerald.comUS Sailing Team Report: Day 1, ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami 2015US SAILING (press release)NZL Sailing Team: Two Kiwi leaders extend on Day 4 at Miami SWCSail 77…
  • Extreme Sailing Series: Crew details confirmed - Scuttlebutt Sailing News

    29 Jan 2015 | 3:14 pm
    Scuttlebutt Sailing NewsExtreme Sailing Series: Crew details confirmedScuttlebutt Sailing News(January 29, 2015) – The world's elite sailors are preparing to meet in Singapore for the opening Act of the 2015 Extreme Sailing Series™, which is set to bring the world famous Marina Bay alive with its pioneering Stadium Racing concept. With the and more »
  • Teaching power aboard the VOR boats - Scuttlebutt Sailing News

    29 Jan 2015 | 2:10 pm
    Scuttlebutt Sailing NewsTeaching power aboard the VOR boatsScuttlebutt Sailing NewsThe power of teaching and learning at the same time is demonstrated on the boats sailing the Volvo Ocean Race, now in port in Sanya. “The sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching,” said Aristotle. With a fair amount of rookies amongst the
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  • Warning over disruption to sailings

    30 Jan 2015 | 5:35 am
    Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. A statement released by the firm this lunchtime states that the latest weather forecast indicates probable disruption or cancellation to the 8am Douglas to Birkenhead sailing and return service at 2pm.
  • Calls for Docklands Sailing Centre to be protected amid Isle of Dogs development threat

    30 Jan 2015 | 5:12 am
    A community sailing club threatened by the proposal of a major housing scheme on the Isle of Dogs should be protected, say the Tower Hamlets Labour Party. Docklands Sailing Centre, which is used by 15,000 people each year, including 8,000 children, says it is facing closure unless plans for the Westferry Print Works development is changed.
  • Seth MacFarlane Proves Ted's Got Soul In 'Ted 2' Teaser [Trailer + Pictures]

    30 Jan 2015 | 5:09 am
    Now definitely one of the world's favourite teddy bears, Ted is back for another round of crude jokes, raucous partying and a whole load of trouble with his best friend John in Seth Macfarlane 's highly anticipated sequel 'Ted 2'. We never thought it would happen but Ted has finally tied the knot to his busty blonde long time girlfriend Tami-Lynn, in a wonderful ceremony surrounded by friends and locals who are, by now, totally unperturbed about having a talking bear living amongst them.
  • Where We Live: Potomac Greens has not-so-old townhouses not far from Old Town

    30 Jan 2015 | 4:35 am
    In 2008, when they relocated to Northern Virginia, Shane and Nicole McCullar put together a wish list for their house hunting that looked like this: They love to travel, so they wanted to be able to jump on a plane without a long commute from home. They wanted to be in the suburbs, but close to the District so they could regularly visit museums.
  • Clive Davies, right, with Steve Champion-Smith of Condor Ferries

    30 Jan 2015 | 4:27 am
    CONDOR Liberation is the official name of the new fast ferry that will soon be sailing between Poole and the Channel Isles. The name was chosen by a judging panel following a competition and recognises the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Channel Islands, which were occupied by German forces during the Second World War.
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  • Start Off 2015 With Boating Goodies

    Ask the Boater
    3 Jan 2015 | 12:47 pm
    Perhaps you have a little extra holiday money you received as gifts or gift cards.  What better way to start off your 2015 boating year, than acquiring a few of these goodies:       Most of these have free shipping. Keep things neat with Non-spill wine / cocktail glasses Look debonair in your Captain’s Cap or perhaps this one for the First Mate A waterproof cell phone case is a good insurance policy Be safer with a portable spotlight Who doesn’t need a new pair of Sperry boat shoes?  
  • Just in Time for Winterizing

    Ask the Boater
    14 Sep 2014 | 1:06 pm
    BoatUS is offering a free 15-Page Boater’s Guide To Winterizing. We all know that water expands and can cause a boat engine block to crack, damage hoses, refrigeration, etc.  If you are rushing through getting your boat put up for the winter, you could cause yourself much additional work and expense.  Many learn the hard way and are more careful in the following year.  In an effort to help folks, BoatUS has a free guide which includes a great checklist and information about storing and winterizing your boat.  
  • Blue Moon in the Great Lakes

    Ask the Boater
    5 Aug 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Peter Sepetanc took this photo of Blue Moon in Amherstburg Ontario. It  came from Lake Erie into the mouth of the Detroit River between the mainland and Boblo island this morning at 8 am.
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    29 Jan 2014 | 7:03 pm
  • Beautiful Thousand Islands Video!

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    9 Jan 2014 | 8:17 pm
    Be sure to view in full screen!
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  • Ben Ainslie Racing train for America’s Cup in Bermuda

    Sailing News
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:43 am
    Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. The team were the first America's Cup competitors both on - and under - the race course waters, during the initial training camp in Bermuda, ahead of the 35th holding of the cup in 2017.
  • 9 Everyday Things A Sailor Will Kick Your Ass At

    Tyson Jopson
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:55 am
    You’re winning at this life thing. You’re well-travelled. You have strong opinions on the meat industry and an arsenal of impressive life hacks you picked up while backpacking in Burma. You can open a wine bottle with your shoe and cut a sarong in half using just a cat. Your family thinks you’re great because [...] The post 9 Everyday Things A Sailor Will Kick Your Ass At appeared first on Live Sail Die.
  • What does Sailing mean to you?

    30 Jan 2015 | 12:14 am
    I was challenged this week to consider what Sailing meant and what it represented to me and our communities. It was put to me that sailing was the realm of “the elite & wealthy and did not represent participation, fitness or accessibility”. To say the least I took it personally, but as I looked through [...] The post What does Sailing mean to you? appeared first on Live Sail Die.
  • ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami: NZL leaders extend, six in top 10

    Yachting New Zealand
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:24 pm
    New Zealand leads in two classes, with a total of six crews on target to make their medal race as ISAF Sailing Cup Miami rolls into the penultimate day of competition. In similar style to yesterday, today saw both of New Zealand’s two-handed women’s crews, in the 470 and the 49erfX skiff, extend their points [...] The post ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami: NZL leaders extend, six in top 10 appeared first on Live Sail Die.
  • Boat tours, sailing charters will return to St. Peter’s this summer

    Sailing News
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:10 pm
    Kerr started his sailing tour last summer, sailing out of the St. Peter's Canal, giving visitors a chance to experience a trip through the oldest working tidal lock in North America and then proceeding for a tour out into the Bras d'Or Lake. Kerr offered the tour to see if it would be a worthwhile venture for tourists.
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  • Yachting Queensland President to receive Medal of the Order of Australia - My Sailing

    29 Jan 2015 | 10:28 pm
    My SailingYachting Queensland President to receive Medal of the Order of AustraliaMy SailingYachting Queensland President Ken Hurling has never forgotten what his mother-in-law said to him many years ago. “Make sure you give back to the community.” That piece of advice has been the fuel that has kept Hurling going since moving to Grafton from ...
  • Colin Firth for yachting drama - Irish Independent

    28 Jan 2015 | 11:42 pm
    Irish IndependentColin Firth for yachting dramaIrish IndependentPublished 28/01/2015 | 13:46. 0 Comments; Share. Facebook · Twitter · Google · Email. Colin Firth is sailing around the world for his next movie, about an amateur yacht racer. Colin Firth is to star in a film charting the true story of an amateur and more »
  • Review: Moonen 100' Explorer Yacht - Yacht Forums

    28 Jan 2015 | 9:47 am
    Review: Moonen 100' Explorer YachtYacht ForumsDuring the week of Thankgiving 2014, YachtForums' editor Judy Waldman flew to San Remo, Italy to cover a very special build, the new Moonen 100' Explorer built for Salim Erdem; aka YF member "Nilo". A highly experienced yachtsman, Salim has been an ...and more »
  • Thai Tourism Minister says 'Visa, yacht-charter laws need to change' - Sail World

    27 Jan 2015 | 6:48 pm
    Sail WorldThai Tourism Minister says 'Visa, yacht-charter laws need to change'Sail WorldChanges in visa and chartering legislation to secure the island's position as the top yachting destination in the region are necessary, Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul told the Phuket Gazette in an exclusive interview on Tuesday.and more »
  • Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng seals the deal for Leg 3 as the rest of the fleet ... - Yachting World (blog)

    27 Jan 2015 | 7:23 am
    Yachting World (blog)Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng seals the deal for Leg 3 as the rest of the fleet Yachting World (blog)Minutes after crossing the line and taking an impressive and well deserved win, Dongfeng Racing's skipper Charles Caudrelier described the leg as the most stressful he had ever done in his life. Yet unlike the more familiar Volvo tales of big breezes Yachting: Chinese team make history at Volvo Ocean RaceGlobalPostDongfeng Win VOR Leg Three, Leading All the Way from Abu Dhabi to SanyaAfloatall 185 news articles »
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    29 Jan 2015 | 7:45 pm
    Because special days will be wasted to be spent at ordinary place KUTA, BALI, INDONESIA, January 30, 2015 / -- On February, there will be two special occassions that are celebrated internationally, Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year. …
  • Celebrate Valentine's Day in the Islands of the Bahamas

    29 Jan 2015 | 5:30 am
    New Nonstop Flights from Tampa to Abaco Island begin February 14 FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, USA, January 29, 2015 / -- Beginning on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2015, travelers fly non-stop from Tampa International Airport, Florida to the …

    29 Jan 2015 | 3:19 am
    A unique eating experience on the water UBUD, BALI, INDONESIA, January 29, 2015 / -- As the first authentic prawn and bale experience restaurant in Bali, Bale Udang surely not forget to identify themself as Indonesian restaurant with …
  • Rum lover’s utopia, Festival RumBahamas

    28 Jan 2015 | 1:55 pm
    Your next adventure, Rum, Rhythms, Culture and Cuisine NASSAU, BAHAMAS, January 28, 2015 / -- From February 27 to March 01, 2015 seasoned rum connoisseurs, cultured consumers, social sippers or those that are simply rum lovers will have …
  • Travel Australia in Three Weeks

    28 Jan 2015 | 11:07 am
    … or abseiling – and no visit to Sydney is complete … with Travelbag (0871 703 4698; ). For a complete travel … But there’s plenty of outdoor adventure on the doorstep – how … for snorkellers, scuba divers and yachting enthusiasts – and there’s …
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  • Why the Kiel Canal, shortcut to the Baltic, is a fascinating mini cruise all of its own

    Isobel Smith
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:54 am
    The Kiel Canal can be a fascinating voyage in a yacht, as Detlef Jens reportsKiel CanalMore than once I’ve sworn never to cruise through the Kiel Canal again, always after a seemingly endless stretch negotiated in foul weather or in an underpowered yacht. But when the weather plays ball and if time is on your side, a passage through the Kiel Canal can be one of the most interesting parts of a voyage to or from the Baltic. Moored in front of the Gieselau-side lock gates or at anchor in the idyllic lake of Flemhude before Kiel, it is hard to believe the Kiel Canal – aka the North…
  • Fuel cell from Hydromax: a smaller, lighter, cleaner alternative to diesel generators for battery charging

    Belinda Bird
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:26 am
    New Hydromax 150 fuel cell. How much? £3,305. £62.16 for 10lt of fuel (both powders), which lasts 35-40 hours. Story by Toby HodgesHydrogen fuel cells offer a mobile, silent form of power that can be useful for recharging batteries in place of generators. But although the technology has been available to yachtsmen for nearly a decade now, uptake has been slow. The Hydromax 150 could change that; this new fuel cell promises to provide more power for lower cost than competitors, using portable, non-flammable fuel. The niggles with fuel cells have previously been associated with shipping and…
  • Two new French plastic rope blocks that may save you weight and money plus reduce friction in deckgear

    Toby Hodges
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:37 pm
    Plastic can be fantastic – with the launch of two new innovative plastic rope blocks, are the days of metallic moving parts numbered in deck hardware?New lightweight INO plastic rope blocks French sailors have always been the innovative, daring types. They have the heart for adventure and the mental fortitude for prolonged discomfort, which goes some way into explaining their domination of the solo ocean-racing scene. Their yacht designs tend to take the minimalist, fast, fun-first approach. Whether in the Mini-Transat, Class 40, multihull classes or IMOCA fleets, French sailors are keen to…
  • Yacht refit 2: how a three-month refit of Zest was worth all the effort and expense

    Belinda Bird
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:30 am
    Rupert Holmes describes the refit of the Rob Humphreys-designed Zest, with schedule of work and costingsZest in the yardMany owners have found yacht refit to be a protracted process and in some cases have missed more than one season of sailing. This seems to be particularly the case when owners carry out the bulk of the work themselves. We were wary of this when refitting Zest, my partner Kass’s custom-built design by Rob Humphreys, in the spring of 2013. The boat had already had a considerable amount of work done in her previous ownership, including a replacement teak deck and new mast,…
  • Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng seals the deal for Leg 3 as the rest of the fleet come piling in behind

    Matthew Sheahan
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:22 am
    Minutes after crossing the line and taking an impressive and well deserved win, Dongfeng Racing’s skipper Charles Caudrelier described the leg as the most stressful he had ever done in his life. Yet unlike the more familiar Volvo tales of big breezes, huge waves and wild wipe outs, this leg had been a quiet affair when it came to the weather. On the face of it Caudrelier’s Franco/Chinese team had owned the race since they took the lead on the second day out of Abu Dhabi, never dropping off pole position for more than 5,000 miles, yet the reality was that the chasing pack had been…
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  • 10 Meter Radios: 260505602

    30 Jan 2015 | 5:39 am
    If you were a truck driver or a CB radio enthusiast, your old equipment will effectively. Some amazing software is out there for this purpose. It is possible to very large areas simply no cell phone coverage.
  • Adventure Nepenthe: test

    29 Jan 2015 | 11:12 pm
  • Oceaanlogboek Kind of Blue: De kop is eraf

    29 Jan 2015 | 10:17 pm
    Al om 05.30 ging de wekker, we gaan vandaag weer varen! Om 06.15 de haven van Kaapstad uit, er is vrijwel geen wind. Maar dat wisten we en daar hebben we ook op gewacht, want de golven zijn hierdoor ook een stuk lager dan de 4,5 meter van eergisteren. Nu staat er nog een lange deining uit het westen van een meter of twee. Die geven bij Jolien toch een beetje raar gevoel in de buik, maar met af en toe een appel en een mariabiscuitje is het goed in de hand te houden. Sterkere middelen hoeven er niet aan te pas te komen.
  • Issuma: Hanga Roa Market

    29 Jan 2015 | 9:27 pm
    Hanga Roa is the town on Rapa Nui. In the mornings, people sell fresh produce from the backs of trucks. Its a pleasant way to buy fresh food.
  • Nexus Cruising: Slow...Slow day with 1050nm to go.

    29 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Well that's our first 100nm day, and our lesson in patience is continuing. We're running the motor for a while today to charge the batteries and regroup a little with the others as we've spread out over the night with some motor sailing and some just sailing along slowly following the wind at different times. Another beautiful day though and we're still fishing but not catching yet. However we are playing dominoes, reading and listening to Eric Clapton and AC/DC on the stereo, so it's not all bed. Yesterday, as we were slowly sailing along, I was tempted to launch the dingy and run over to…
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  • Sabre 54 Fly Bridge Review by Yachting Magazine

    Jen Ryan
    5 Jan 2015 | 7:27 am
    A brand new review done by Yachting Magazine on the newly redesigned Sabre 54 Fly Bridge. Sabre 54 Fly Bridge Review “The view from the upper helm of the new Sabre 54 Fly Bridge Sedan was simply awe-inspiring.” – Yachting Magazine 2014
  • YES she can take it!

    Jen Ryan
    23 Jan 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Blue Bliss Voyage Fort Lauderdale  to Barbados, 2013, by Klaus Priebe   Chapter  1 Living in Barbados we need very seaworthy boats. We had heard that Sabre’s are well built and when we looked at them at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show we discovered they were also very beautiful. We contacted Bentley Collins at the factory and secured the dealership for Barbados and proceeded to order our first boat, the 48. Two visits to the factory and seeing the quality and care that goes into building them convinced us we had made the right decision.   We decided to test the boat with a 1,600 mile…
  • A sneak Preview at the Brand New Sabre 66!

    Jen Ryan
    15 Nov 2013 | 8:08 am
    When Sabre first began building 28 foot sailboats in 1970, there were very few large, owner operated motor yachts in use.  Over the past forty+ years the fleet of large, private vessels has grown dramatically with new operating systems allowing owner operators to be the masters of their own yachts.  Sabre followers have watched as the size of the yachts we offer has shifted with the times. To date our largest motor yacht offering has been the Sabre 54 Salon Express and Fly Bridge, the first of which will debut at the 2014 Miami Yacht and Brokerage show. But owners of these designs have…
  • Wasabi Green with Envy

    Jen Ryan
    11 Nov 2013 | 7:13 am
    Recreational boating has evolved in the last few generations.  In my parents era it was the “men against the sea” generation.  My mother pretended to enjoy boating but we all knew she was more comfortable with both feet firmly planted on shore. On the surface she put on her game face and somehow managed to survive our annual summer cruises along the foggy coast of Maine in our early 1960’s 29′ wooden Pacemaker.  She was a saint to put up with all of us, my father, two sisters, a brother, and Crystal our Dalmatian.   Times and attitudes have changed for the better. …
  • Production updates on the Sabre 54

    3 Oct 2013 | 10:43 am
    Hull # 1 of the Sabre 54 is humming along! Here are a few images of the progress. We can’t wait until she’s unveiled at the Miami Boat Show in February, 2014. The Sabre associates have installed the teak toe rails on the Sabre 54 deck. Next up is the installation of the windshield, main salon windows, port lights and hatches.   The engines are installed. The mechanical team is working on overdrive! The Sabre 54 is powered with a Volvo Penta IPS 950 Engine and Drive System. Storage, storage storage! This beautiful stateroom has ample storage — a cedar closet, cabinets…
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  • 5 Things to Look for When Buying Boat Covers in Sydney

    Thanate Tan
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:22 pm
    Your boat is more than just a fun “toy” you get to enjoy from time to time. Your boat is an important investment, and like all of your other investments ...
  • Thailand By The Yacht

    26 Dec 2014 | 5:09 am
    The lucky owners of private yachts have always had it a tad more glamorous than common tourists, and some of the world’s most spectacular travel destinations ...
  • 7 things to watch out for when buying a boat of your own

    24 Dec 2014 | 4:25 am
    Owning your own boat and having the freedom to watch the world go by from your position on deck is the dream of many. This dream can fast become a nightmare ...
  • 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.
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    Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue System

  • Welcome Wednesday!

    Amver Maritime Relations
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Perhaps you're new to shipping. Perhaps you haven't gotten underway. Maybe you are one of the new "shippers" or people who started working on shore and have stayed on shore. Are you a charterer? Regardless of your position in shipping you should know about us. Amver is a voluntary search and rescue system managed by the United States Coast Guard. Why is Amver important? Because we help coordinate rescues, make sure the proper resources are utilized and (most important to the bottom line) we ensure resources that aren't needed continue on their journey. Each week we share the list of…
  • VIDEO AVAILABLE: Amver cruise ship rescues pilot from Pacific crash

    Amver Maritime Relations
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:53 am
    The Amver participating cruise ship Veendam rescued a pilot from a single engine plane after he ditched the aircraft in the ocean 200 miles northeast of Maui on Sunday, January 25, 2015.U.S. Coast Guard rescue authorities in Honolulu were notified by a Hawaii National Guard transport aircraft that a single engine Cirrus SR22 aircraft was experiencing fuel and engine difficulties and was going to ditch in the Pacific Ocean. The pilot was flying from Tracy, California to Kahului, Maui when couldn't transfer fuel between tanks. Rescue personnel launched a Coast Guard C-130 aircraft and, using…
  • Welcome Wednesday!

    Amver Maritime Relations
    21 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Who enrolled in Amver this week? The list is below. We enjoy sharing this with you each week and hope you enjoy seeing the list of Amver participants increase as well. You might ask why Amver remains relevant with so many safety systems already in place.The bottom line is that Amver participation ensures your ship is part of a coordinated maritime emergency response. What that means to you is not having your vessels unnecessarily diverted, possibly missing a port call and ultimately costing you money. We can all agree that next to saving lives, saving money is important. Why not join today…
  • Welcome Wednesday!

    Amver Maritime Relations
    14 Jan 2015 | 5:27 am
    2015 is starting off well for Amver. We're proud to say that you, the seafaring community of the world, continues to support the idea that no call for help should go unanswered.You believe that people come before profits, even in a world where just-in-time logistics rule the shipping community. We know that, we get that and we can't thank you enough for continuing to hold onto the tenant of the unwritten laws of the sea.Seafarers understand the danger of sailing and that understanding helps drive Amver participation. Now help us welcome the latest ships to enroll in Amver.REGULUSCOLARD…
  • Welcome Wednesday!

    Amver Maritime Relations
    7 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    It's the first edition of our weekly list of vessels that enrolled in Amver in the past week. We're thankful that after 56, now going on 57 years, you've supported us and helped ensure no call for help goes unanswered anywhere!NEVZAT KALAVANLBC ENERGYHTC DELTAPACIFIC ASSURANCEJPO ALTAIRGC FUZHOUSEA INDONESIABETULA ARROWPhoto credit: Fotolia
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  • B&W American Samoa

    14 Jan 2015 | 4:27 pm
    I found an undeveloped roll of B&W film in a box the other day, and had it developed. Some images from American Samoa.
  • Land voyaging

    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

    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

    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

    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…
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  • 'Jungle Ball' on Leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race

    2 Jan 2015 | 10:35 pm
    Will Oxley, Team Alvimedica's navigator, talks through the many pitfalls of Leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Abu Dhabi to Sanya in China. Biggest obstacle of all, what Will describes as the 'most challenging part of the whole race', is the notorious Straits of Malacca, one of the busiest and most treacherous shipping lanes in the world...
  • Racing 101: Tacking on a Header

    31 Dec 2014 | 7:29 pm
    We analyze two races on the same day and see just how much it changes your race to try and punch through headers, instead of tacking in them...
  • RS400 wins a cold, light Brass Monkey

    28 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Chris Pickles & Matt Sharman narrowly beat a Scorpion to win at a chilly, light airs Yorkshire Dales...
  • Brazen forecast for this weekend’s Brass Monkey

    24 Dec 2014 | 3:16 am
    It’s looking like a windy Brass Monkey is in store for this Saturday’s event at Yorkshire Dales Sailing Club. The third event of the GJW Direct Sailjuice Winter Series hit its entry limit a couple of weeks ago, so 100 boats are set for a breezy battle around one of Great Britain’s most beautiful sailing venues.
  • Expect the unexpected ***

    23 Dec 2014 | 10:23 pm
    Thinking on your feet is one of the signs of a great sailor, especially when disaster rears its ugly head. Two World Championship winning sailors, Adrian Stead and Cam Lewis, reveal two examples of quick thinking that saved the day...
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    H2uh0 - Bonehead Moves on the Water... by Craig

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    27 Jan 2015 | 4:18 am
    Headed up to the boat on Saturday evening.  The breeze was up so Tex and I did a marvelous moon light sail.  Night sails are the best.  No one out and your senses come alive.   With the crescent moon setting toward the Golden Gate Bridge.  We were in seventh heaven as we sailed into the moon lit waters.  The wind built to about 20 and it was glorious.  The boat was sailing fast and we had not expected this much pressure.  Next day we headed out to more wind .  We had to motor a bit but around Treasure we hit the wind line.  15-20 and we…
  • An Inspiration

    26 Jan 2015 | 2:15 pm
    Ruth Flowers spins the hits!After helping to organise her grandson’s birthday party, Ruth Flowers was inspired to become a club DJ – at the age of 68. She played her first gig at the Villa Murano in Cannes aged 78, and appeared at clubs around the world as Mamy Rock until her death in May 2014, aged 83. Yakovlev photographed her in July 2012. “I spent the last four years traveling in search of people who refused to age ‘appropriately’ and instead, continued to live – joyfully and brightly, often with more exuberance than they had in their youth,” he says. “What I saw and…
  • Pics of the Week

    20 Jan 2015 | 3:33 pm
     Mt Everest Traffic Jam A dove landed on Robert Plant's hand during a Zepplin show.
  • Only Three Shows to Celebrate 50 Years of the Dead?

    20 Jan 2015 | 9:14 am
    My first show was at Red Rocks in 1978.  I was on a cross country road trip and my bud wanted to see the Dead.  Knowing very little about the band, I was on board.  We had an amazing show and it was the folks around us that made it so.  During the song "The Wheel", the chorus goes, "if the thunder don't get you, then the lighting will", a huge bolt of lighting strikes over head.  I thought to myself, the special effects at this show are amazing.  Since then I have seen the band well over 40 times.  What fun and some great tunes along the way.  Being…
  • Hunky Dory - How I Almost Lost Her

    19 Jan 2015 | 4:53 pm
    About 15 years ago I was determined to find a boat to sail. Not sure what I wanted but it had to be under $500. I was at a lake and saw a note about a boat for sale. I contacted the gentleman and went to see the boat. He had owned for a while and was getting out of boating. She was a wooden Banks Dory that had been built in a shop class by a local school. She must be 20 years old by now. Anyway, I took the leap on this 16' open sail boat. She had a 505 rig and needed new paint and lots of work. Once I had her home, I had to put her in the water to make sure she still floats. There is a small…
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    30 Jan 2015 | 12:08 am
    ISAF WORLD CUP – DAY 4 – Spotlight on the Laser, Men’s RS:X, Nacra 17 and Laser Radial at ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, Presented by Sunbrella.

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    30 Jan 2015 | 12:06 am
    COOL BOAT DESIGNS – The Weta was created by Roger Kitche. It all started as a scribble on a school note pad for. Roger and son Chris, researched around the world for a boat that was simple to teach in but still fast and exciting. No one else seemed to have the answer, so in typical kiwi style they thought, bugger it, we’ll just build one ourselves. So the garage was cleared out and the help of a few experts enlisted (Tim Clissold of TC designs did the original design) and the rest is history. Check out the his story above then check out the Weta at WETAMARINE!

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    30 Jan 2015 | 12:05 am
    VOR – That’s when the heart pumps, and the knees tremble. The rope jumps, the feet stumble. When you’re 27 metres up in the air, the wind whistling past your ears and gravity pulling heavy at your limbs, there’s only one thing to do: walk the line. That’s what Austrian professional slackline walker, Mich Kemeter, did on December 28 at the Volvo Ocean Race stopover in Abu Dhabi. And as he began perilously tiptoeing across the 22 metre-long line suspended between two state-of-the-art Volvo Ocean 65s, the Team Alvimedica and Team SCA sailors onboard their respective boats looked…

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    30 Jan 2015 | 12:03 am
    COMANCHE – Take a look at the 100ft carbon sloop Comanche built for Jim and Kristy Clark. From the first layers of carbon being layed in to the hull at Hodgdon’s yard in Maine to her first offshore passage from Newport to Charleston, SC. Ken Read tells the Comanche story just days before the boat takes on the Sydney to Hobart race!

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    30 Jan 2015 | 12:02 am
    HAPPY HOUR FRIDAY – If you’re not sailing this Sunday you are probably watching the Super Bowl – If so, here is something guaranteed to make your Super Bowl party the best on the block… the SUPER BOWL BEER TOWER!
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    Sailing With Albie!

  • Sailing Up From San Diego VIII: From Dana Point to Newport Beach.

    30 Jan 2015 | 1:52 am
    It was blowing ten to fifteen knots of wind with baby whitecaps and 2 foot waves. It was a nice day and I felt excited to be heading out on another adventure! I had just left Dana Point. Here's what happened from the beginning:Having just sailed from Oceanside, I had anchored in Dana Pt.During the night I had managed to row my dinghy ashore and get my battery charged. The next day, I then hooked it up to the electrical on the boat and sat and waited for the wind to start. It was a nice morning with pelicans flying overhead. The wind usually begins around 10:30 am or so and when it did I…
  • Sailing from San Diego to Los Angeles, Part VII: Oceanside to Dana Point

    20 Dec 2014 | 1:56 pm
    After leaving Oceanside, I sailed the rest of the afternoon toward Dana Point. It was late afternoon when I was sailing past San Onefre Nuclear Plant.I was about a mile or two from shore and the closer to land I got the heavier the kelp got. It started getting really thick all of a sudden and I decided to change tack and head out to sea and get away from the kelp. The kelp must have been good for fishing as I saw a couple fishing boats near the kelp beds.While I was doing this I was reading a book. I didn't have to worry about steering as I had the tiller on "auto" by using a rope that…
  • Sailing from San Diego to Los Angeles. Part VI Up to Ocean Side!

    26 Oct 2014 | 5:23 pm
    The wind was up and all seemed well until I got a ways out to sea. From that point it was apparent that the wind was going to continue from the north making it clear to me that I could only sail north west close hauled. After a couple hours I got about five miles out and then the wind promptly stopped! So much for getting anywhere today. I watched the sun go down and then darkness came on. I could do nothing but take the sails down and wait for the wind. But there was nothing but sheer calm all night!I took notice of all the land sights and lights around me. Tonight I decided…
  • Sailing to San Diego Part V

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

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    29 Jan 2015 | 5:20 pm
    Miami, FL (January 29, 2015) – One measure of the success of Olympic class racing on Biscayne Bay is the steadily growing participation. The numbers in 2015, 599 boats from 63 countries, make this a record turnout. But make that 64 countries. Add Cuba to the list. At the ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, presented by Sunbrella, Cuba’s Yuseily Gonzalez Luis is coming in late (obviously) with no hope of qualifying for the Medal Races on Saturday. Even so, she wants to bring her RS:X windsurfer to the start line, if only for a day, to put her punctuation on the thaw in international…
  • Fast 50 class to use dual scoring

    29 Jan 2015 | 3:33 pm
    The Fast 50 Class is a new fleet in Southern California which saw its first season last year. The membership consists of roughly 50-foot race yachts (the smallest being 46’ and the biggest 52′, currently), who formed together to create a class with an annual championship circuit of the top regattas in the Southern California region. Spanning 200 miles from San Diego to Santa Barbara, the fleet and the circuit travel as a group with a calendar of eight events per year. Half of the events are windward/leeward buoy regattas (the Inshore Championship) and half of them are point to point…
  • Extreme Sailing Series: Crew details confirmed

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    29 Jan 2015 | 3:08 pm
    (January 29, 2015) – The world’s elite sailors are preparing to meet in Singapore for the opening Act of the 2015 Extreme Sailing Series, which is set to bring the world famous Marina Bay alive with its pioneering Stadium Racing concept. Nine teams with 45 world-class sailors from 10 nations will lock horns February 5 – 8, 2015, under the gaze of the towering downtown city skyline of Singapore. With just one week to go, the event organizers have revealed the lowdown on the teams and their line-ups. For the team description, skippers and crew lists, and event schedule, click…
  • Teaching power aboard the VOR boats

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    29 Jan 2015 | 1:58 pm
    The power of teaching and learning at the same time is demonstrated on the boats sailing the Volvo Ocean Race, now in port in Sanya. “The sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching,” said Aristotle. With a fair amount of rookies amongst the fleet and two Under-30 sailors per team, that’s also true for the Volvo. And now that they’re in China, three legs into this round-the-world race, teachers and students take the time to debrief, look back at lessons learned and discuss the next stage. For Bouwe Bekking, it’s rather simple. “We’ve got to keep learning,” says Team…
  • Helly Hansen to sponsor 2015 NOOD regattas

    29 Jan 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Now in its 27th consecutive year after beginning in 1988, the National Offshore One Design Regattas, also known as the “NOODs,” will take the 2015 series to Florida, California, Maryland, Illinois, and Massachusetts. Helly Hansen, a global leader in technical sailing apparel, will be the 2015 title sponsor of the longest-running and most popular sailboat racing series in North America. Details.
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  • Hidden Extras, What to Expect on a Bareboat Charter

    29 Jan 2015 | 8:22 am
    We often speak to people who are looking to book their next charter, but keen to have everything included in the price. Usually this stems from a previous experience of appearing to be stung by a series of hidden extras on their arrival at the base. LateSail is regularly booking with a number of different companies worldwide whose extras can vary massively. One of the many advantages of using LateSail’s experience is that we are fully aware of the variations in charging structure, and ensure this information is correctly conveyed from the base, to you, the customer, ensuring there are no…
  • Before you Sail to Croatia: Insider Info on the Marinas of Split and Zadar

    21 Jan 2015 | 10:04 am
    Croatia’s Adriatic Coastline has achieved well renowned fame for its beautiful sailing conditions. It features thousands of islands to explore as well as safe anchorages and harbours. There are also a good number of on-land attractions including Dubrovnik with its medieval walls and the cosmopolitan city of Split. Like any coastal nation Croatia has different sailing regions, each offering varied attractions according to your taste and preferences. As you chart your journey it’s always great to know where you’ll moor each night and what you can reasonably expect from each place you…
  • Monohull or Catamaran?

    19 Dec 2014 | 2:57 am
    It is true to say that many a purist wouldn’t be caught dead in a catamaran, however we are finding that just as many people are starting to appreciate the benefits which they present. The question needs to be asked, what kind of sailor are you or what kind of sailors are your crew? Many fair weather sailors, novices, older people and younger people appreciate the stability and space which a catamaran offers. A hard-core monohull sailor once said: “When I sail a cat, it feels like I am driving my living room!”  We see how this description is either appealing or not…
  • When’s the Best Time to Visit the BVI?

    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

    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…
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  • Nighttime Navigation Tips – Sailing – Sail Away Girl

    Elizabeth Aristeguieta
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:39 pm
    Hello Sailors, Another seminar I attended by John Jamieson addressed some Nighttime Navigation Tips that I found very informative and that you may too. Firstly, a little about John Jamieson: “Captain John Jamieson was a search and rescue skipper, ship driver, navigator and master training specialist in the US Coast Guard. He later headed up the […]
  • Entering Marinas – Sailing – Sailaway Girl

    Elizabeth Aristeguieta
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Hello Sailors, Another great seminar from Strictly Sail that was held by John Jamieson, was “Are You Ready to Enter that Marina?”. The seminar covered how to prepare for entering marinas, whether it’s one you enter all the time, or if it’s one you’ve never entered before. They key take away was prepare for an […]
  • Rigging Tips – Sailing – Sail Away Girl

    Elizabeth Aristeguieta
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:59 pm
    Hello Sailors, Today I’m covering some great tips I received at Strictly Sail from Colin Mack of Mack Sails. Since most of us purchase used boats, and rigging replacement is very expensive, knowing some of the things to look for can make a huge difference on the sailboat your purchase and your safety. Plus the […]
  • Knot Secrets – Sailing – Sail Away Girl

    Elizabeth Aristeguieta
    19 Jan 2015 | 4:48 pm
    Hello Sailors, Late last week and this past weekend Chicago hosted Strictly Sail. In prior years when I have attended this event, I was helping my sailing school out and working in the school’s exhibit booth. As a result, I did not get to attend any, or very few, of the seminars that were offered at […]
  • Pirate Chain of Command – Sailing – Sail Away Girl

    Elizabeth Aristeguieta
    7 Jan 2015 | 5:02 pm
    Hello Sailors, Again my curiosity with pirates has surfaced. I was curious, after seeing that they did actually operate under some form of order, with the Pirate Chain of Command. What I found interesting was that the chain of command had more to do with a situation than someone’s rank. And your skill at seamanship […]
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