Watch that sailor - but don't copy... young Keppel Bay sailors rescue dolphin...four months jail for firearms on yacht...Australia to fight Somali pirates...news of the Darwin to Indonsia rally...and much more

 
 
 
04 Jun 2009
























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Watch that sailor - but don't copy...


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Smooth sailing.

Nancy Knudsen, Cruising Editor



Bavaria Yachts Announce New Cruiser 32
Jamie Millar,
Bavaria Yachts is delighted to announce the introduction of the new Cruiser 32. Continuing the exciting collaboration with Farr Yacht Design and BMW Designworks USA (part of the BMW Group), the new Cruiser 32 will retain the market leading benefits of construction quality, performance and value while introducing new and innovative design aspects.... [more]
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Spanish sailor's accidental adventure - more photos to believe or not
Nancy Knudsen,
If you thought that the Southport skipper had a difficult time trying to cross the Southport bar last week, spare a thought for the Spanish sailor who was caught trying to return to the harbour in Zumaia, in the Basque country of northern Spain.... [more]
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Australia to fight piracy in the Horn of Africa
Sail-World Cruising,
It might be only small beer in terms of the magnitude of the problem, but sailors wishing to sail through the Somali pirate zone will be happy to know that Australia has finally thrown in its lot to fight piracy... [more]
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Sailing on Balvenie - north along the Turkish coastline
Amanda Church and Mark Farrell,
Amanda Church and Mark Farrell continue with their tales of sailing northwards along the coast of Turkey on their yacht Balvenie, a 47foot fractional-rigged centre-cockpit sloop:... [more]
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Muir Anchoring Systems – Aussie made quality, recognised worldwide
Mike Thompson,
For more than 40 years the Muir name is synonymous with quality, reliability and performance in Anchoring System technology and fitted by many of the finest boat builders in Australia and Overseas.... [more]
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Queensland – is it due for a new nickname?
Bob Wonders,
Is it time for the 'sunshine state' to be re-named the 'soggy state'? Rainfall figures for May released by the Weather Bureau inform us that the State's South-East corner, basically from the Sunshine Coast down to the NSW-Queensland border, was subjected to triple the normal rainfall expected in May.... [more]
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Hilary Lister, quad sailor, about to reach Wales, but short on cash.

Hilary Lister the inspirational quadriplegic sailor will arrive in Wales on Wednesday 3rd June. She will set off from Bude in Cornwall at 14:00 Tuesday afternoon for what is the longest sail of her solo round Britain sail.... [more]
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Young Keppel Bay Sailors to the rescue - of a baby dolphin
Sharyn O'Neill, The Morning Bulletin,
Three young sailors from Keppel Bay Sailing Club near Rockhampton were being called heroes yesterday for saving the life of a baby dolphin. Sarah Lawrence, Brent Pearson and Brendan Effeney went to help the dolphin that was caught on a shark buoy not far off shore. It was spotted off Keppel Bay Sailing Club in Yeppoon around 1pm yesterday. The trio didn't know what to expect as they headed out... [more]
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Four months jail for firearms discovered on yacht
nfw Daily News/Sail-World,
The question of whether to carry a gun on board a yacht for protection has been answered for one American citizen, when he was released from a Mexican jail after more than four months in custody.... [more]
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Great Tropical Jazz Party on Magnetic Island follows Race Week
Fiona Harper,
The Great Tropical Jazz Party (www.magneticislandjazz.org), now in its 13th year is an annual festival of cool jazz beneath the palms on tropical Magnetic Island, just 20 minutes by ferry from Townsville. The Jazz Party is timed to follow on a few days after Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week.... [more]
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Diver/sailor wanted for Vanuatu experience
Sail-World Cruising,
If you are a diver/sailor and have some background in marine biology or similar, a dream experience awaits you in Vanuatu, AND you'll be helping the survival and health of coral reefs and the coastal communities that depend on them... [more]
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Sail Indonesia Rally - then Sail Bunaken
Antara News,
The Sail Indonesia Rally, which departs Darwin on July 18 and already has 130 registered yachts, more of them Australian than of any other nationality, will see an amazing maritime spectacle when they arrive in Bunaken, located at the north of the island of Sulawesi.... [more]
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What do you do with a captured pirate?
Defence Web/Sail-World,
As navies from around the world confront Somali gangs off the Horn of Africa, a small legal issue is turning into a major problem for the mission and the governments involved: what do you do with the captured pirates?... [more]
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Product of the Week: Emergency Shroud Kit
BW Media,
Do you have a spare shroud on board? Every yacht owner going on a journey needs to strike a balance between loading the boat so much that it becomes sluggish and slow and being caught in a remote location without the part that you really need. This makes every decision about what to carry a critical one. That's why we've made Colligo Marine's Emergency Shroud Kit the product of the week... [more]
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Spanish for Cruisers - a must-have for roving yachties
Capt. Pat Rains/Sail-World Cruising,
As a very large section of the world's favourite cruising grounds are Spanish speaking, having a little book that translates the TECHNICAL terms for cruising is sure to be a winner. From Spain to the Canary Islands, across the entire Caribbean, and much of northern South America - even across as far as Galapagos, the language of choice is often Spanish, with English running a poor second.... [more]
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Rescuing Impy
Asian Yachting/Sail-World,
Over in Rawa Island Resort, 16 km off Mersing Johor in Malaysia, gawking guests have, for the last eight years, been provided with a discussion topic: What was a big racing yacht doing buried up to its proverbial neck in sand?... [more]
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