Hi Cruising Sailors
The most heart-warming news of the week is the approaching triumphant finish for Dee Caffari’s amazing ‘wrong way’ sail around the world. Never losing her sense of humour for very long, Dee’s ability to rise to any challenge has left the sailing world in awe. She will deserve all the accolades she is destined to receive.
Going..going... . ..
In other news, someone tried to auction New Zealand the other day, but was it because they weren’t getting many bids that Ebay took it off line? Read on…
There’s a full feature on Island Packet Yachts, the water police are getting active, and Gipsy Moth is on her way to Auckland – she’s still expected in Oz round the end of July.
Pirates are still causing trouble, but now it’s in the Bay of Bengal - read on for the story of the kidnapping of the crew.
Tony Bullimore . ..
Tony Bullimore is off into the Southern Ocean again, and no-one from the Australian Navy has so far told him to stay at home…
If you’re anywhere near the Gold Coast, don’t forget the Sanctuary Boat Show is on, and Eastsail has some good safety and survival courses running.
Keep reading, enjoy the autumn weather,
And sail safe!
By Nancy Knudsen
Dee Caffari - Just 48 Hours to Go! By Cruising Editor, In the next 48 hours Dee Caffari is set to become the first woman to sail solo unassisted around the world the ‘wrong way’ – westwards, against the prevailing winds and currents of the Southern Ocean. Millions of people – sailors and non-sailors alike have watched her progress in awe... [more]
Bullimore to Circumnavigate from Hobart By Emma Pinch, His most famous outing on the high seas saw him shipwrecked and dramatically rescued by the Australian navy. But 67-year-old Tony Bullimore's thirst for adventure remains as strong as ever. Yesterday he announced plans to set off on a solo round-the-world voyage in a bid to beat Dame Ellen MacArthur's world record.... [more]
Pirates on Cruising Route - 70 Fishermen Hostage By AFP/Sail-world Cruising, Some 70 Bangladeshi fishermen are being held hostage in the Bay of Bengal by pirates demanding Tk 1,00,000 each for seven boats they captured, police said yesterday.... [more]
Just for Cruising - Island Packet Yachts By Nancy Knudsen, A traditional American built cutter rigged cruising boat is proving the worth of the full length keels of yesteryear.... [more]
Gipsy Moth IV shipping to Auckland for repairs By Rob Kothe, The damaged yacht Gipsy Moth IV, which was made famous when Sir Francis Chichester complete the first solo world circumnavigation in 1967 is now en route from Papeete Tahiti to Auckland, New Zealand on a freighter. She is expected to arrive around May 22nd.... [more]
WA Water Police to boost coastal patrols By ABC Regional Online, Western Australian water police have established a new base at Dampier, to patrol the Pilbara and Kimberley coasts.... [more]
Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show record By Kate Duryea, The 2006 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show has created a record with 423 confirmed exhibitors in what is tipped to be one of the largest Shows in the event’s 18-year history.... [more]
NSW Cruising Ports By Ocean Magazine, The NSW coastline is well known for its famous beaches, world-class fishing, diving and its pristine marine habitat. It has both a temperate and sub tropical climate and has a thriving fishing and aquaculture industry.... [more]
Eastsail - Sea Safety and Survival Update Course By Media Services, Eastsail, Australia’s largest Sailing School located on Sydney Harbour with be conducting a number of One-day Sea Safety and Survival Revalidation/YA Update courses for those sailors whose current certification will expire between July and December this year.... [more]
$37.7 m –New Era for Marine Planning? By Cruising Editor, 'The Australian Government will invest $37.7 million to accelerate its regional marine planning programme over the next four years,' Senator Ian Campbell announced last Tuesday... [more]
Sydney by Sail By Nancy Knudsen, Sydney by Sail, successful yacht charter business run by Olympian Matt Hayes, is nothing if not flexible, as you'll find out if you keep reading... [more]
Sailor tries to sell New Zealand on eBay By Peter Brady, Over the years southern hemisphere tricksters have offered the Sydney Harbour Bridge for sale, now it seems that an Australian sailor’s bid to sell New Zealand has come unstuck. Advertising on eBay Australia, with a starting price of just one cent, online interest was keen for for the nation of four million, with a similar number of sheep and a few reasonable sailors and the price rose quickly to $A3,000 with a total of 22 bids before eBay stopped the real estate auction this week.... [more]
A Sailboat You Can Fold Up By Charlotte Observer, MIAMI - Technology Watching.... the 36-foot catamaran Cat2Fold bobbing gently at anchor off Crandon Marina, you probably wouldn't notice anything unusual about it -- just another live-aboard sailboat passing through South Florida, you might think.... [more]
Families want missing crew declared dead By The Herald Online, After nine months of hoping and searching, the families of the crew of the missing yacht Moquini will ask the Durban High Court to declare them dead.... [more]
2006 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show Sanctuary Cove 18/05/06 Asia-Pacific's largest on-water boat show - a huge range from Australia, NZ, USA, UK, Asia, Europe, More info phone (07)5577 6868... For more details and news for this event, go to: http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?SEid=660
Aviva Challenge 21/11/05 Dee Caffari’s attempt to become the first woman to sail solo, non-stop around the world against the prevailing winds and currents... For more details and news for this event, go to: http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?Eid=707
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