eBook '101 Dollar Saving Tips'...Welcome mat from Indonesia...theory of righting moments...images of Light Parades...solar sail to cruise space...'Gathering of the Swans'...schooners on the coast of Madagascar...when to reef...and much more
Sailing Indonesia's 18,000 islands now easier .. .
For long range cruising sailors the best news of the week is that Indonesia has confirmed yachts will be welcome for three months to three years, AND with a minimum of paperwork. The Indonesian archipelago is a sailing heaven of around 18,000 islands (yes, that's right - 18,000!) just waiting to be discovered, so Thailand will have some stiff competition if Indonesia lives up to its word.
It's a great time for planning next year's sailing-related activities – read about the vintage sailing event on Italy's beautiful Lake Como, and Swan owners who can reach the Caribbean should seriously consider the 'Gathering of the Swans'.
Some great products featured this week – an innovative DryAfloat bag, a luxuriously illustrated coffee table book on yacht design, and an ebook that any sailor will want to read, with no less than 101 dollar-saving tips! Any of them would be good Christmas presents and they're all available online...
Lots of other stories as well – a sweet tale of the cargo sailing ships that have continuously plied the coast of Madagascar for hundreds of years; some entertaining images of wonderfully lit yachts in the Light Parades that have a long and hearty tradition in the USA; an excellent piece on the theory of righting moments and, importantly, when to reef.
More too, so run your eyes down the headlines to choose your interest.
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