Whale season has started...Danes invade Scotland...bravery award for impossible rescue...dreaming about Fethiye in Turkey...lightning myth and reality...heavy weather sailing tips... Plastiki now the book...and much more...
If there is anything that will make you cautious and accurate when sailing it is the tale of what can happen if you make a mistake, and the story of the rescue of four sailors which has won the rescuers a bravery award will send shivers down the spine of many an experienced sailor.
In rally news, the Danes are making their mark on Scotland, and our own Mariner Boating has been active this week with lots of news about their rallies, both current and future. Fethiye in Turkey makes a really gorgeous sailing destination feature, and there's a comforting story of a superyacht that does NOT use thousands of gallons of fuel every time she leaves port. Our book of the week is the story of Plastiki, that catamaran made of plastic bottles, and their crossing of the Pacific Ocean to a rapturous welcome from the public and the media in Darling Harbour.
If you like boat shows you'll have a better one next time if you offer feedback - and there's a chance to win a $14,000 prize!
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