Sanctuary Cove Boat Show,To Russia with sails,scary things in San Blas

 
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 31 May 2012
 


Sanctuary Cove Boat Show,To Russia with sails,scary things in San Blas

Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS). It always drags boat enthusiasts in droves, but this year's show was spectacular. We've put all the SCIBS stories together at the end of the newsletter, so if you weren't there, this is the next best thing!

I spent a few days several years ago sailing from Moscow to St Petersburg – I use the term loosely, sadly, because we were on one of the small luxury canal ships that they use to transport rich Americans to observe the country's heritage without discomfort. I was fortunate enough to be a guest, and what a journey it was. While many of the well-padded Americans were more interested in the ship's food than the sights, a few of us were intoxicated with the experience, particularly ending up in that bewitching city of St Petersburg, a climax that didn't disappoint.

...and now, you may be able to sail Russia on your own yacht! For many a cruising sailor in, or headed for, Europe, this will be an adventure too enticing to ignore, and they really do mean yachts and superyachts, as it is limited to 'no more than 18 people on board.' The Russian President (still Dmitry Medvedev) signed the new Russian Inland Water Transport Code last Thursday.

There is still a hitch, though, and only time will tell when and how this will pan out. The statement by RIA Novosti said that the vessels would be subject to 'compulsory pilotage' unless 'otherwise stipulated by international treaties'. Sounds a little expensive. Maybe that means some lobbying will be in order by our national yachting organisations to bring about such treaties...

One greatly rewarding piece of news during the week was the break-through with the Royal Australian Navy by the MOB rescue system, SeaScoopa. Nice to see a local invention make good.

Some of the other highlights of this weeks edition are: A hand-held laser flare which could replace the old-fashioned dangerous type - once lasers of this type are permitted in Australia; a cruising sailor tells of his difficulty finding where the sharks and crocodiles in the paradisical waters of the San Blas off the coast of Panama; preliminary findings on the recent Farallon yachting tragedy in the US comes up with some old facts of life; stories of adventures completed and those still in the planning, including the re-enactment of Shackleton's epic survival sail in the Antarctic.

Low Speed Chase lies marooned on rocks at Farallon Islands after five crew lost their lives  .. .

Much more too, so let your fingers do the browsing to find your particular interest among the headlines.

Sweet sailing!


Nancy Knudsen, Editor



Sail Russia - yes it's now becoming possible
Nancy Knudsen,
A favourite activity of many cruising sailors in the Mediterranean is to lay the mast along the deck and embark on an adventure through the waterways of Europe. Now this may be possible in Russia, following amendments to the Russian Inland Water Transport Code signed by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and posted on the Kremlin website on Thursday... [more]
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HMB Endeavour returns to Sydney
Sail-World Cruising,
The replica of Captain Cook's famous vessel HMB Endeavour returned to Sydney this week following a 400 day circumnavigation of Australia.... [more]
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Sydney International Boat Show confirmed for 2013 in Darling Harbour
Domenic Genua,
The Boating Industry Association of NSW (BIA) has confirmed that the Sydney International Boat Show will be staged on in Darling Harbour in August 2013.... [more]
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NSW Maritime alert – Dangerous surf conditions
Penny Robins,
Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) has issued an alert following a Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) warning about dangerous surf conditions from Norah Head to Yamba tomorrow and Friday.... [more]
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NX Compass – an easy addition for digital heading information
Tristan Campbell,
Nexus Marine has added the advantages of digital compass heading information to their successful NX line. The new transducer and display open up navigational features such as True Wind Direction and compatibility with auto pilots in the entry-level range known for its 'Easy System Expansion'.... [more]
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When Man's best friend goes overboard...
Media Services,
A Chicago family's dog Tank, a yellow Pomeranian, had fallen off their boat and disappeared. After a desperate search by coastguard and police, and, wearing a life-jacket, she was found on the bank 24 hours later. When an Australian family's much-loved dog, Sophie Tucker, was washed overboard last year, she was missing for months.... [more]
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Product of the Week: Hand-held laser flare, prize-winning Odeo
Sail-World Cruising,
Seawork International, commercial marine and workboat event now in its 15th year in Southampton, UK, annually attracts over 450 exhibitors and 7200 visitors from all over the world. This years Seawork International 'Spirit of Innovation' Award was won by our product of the week, Index Marine's Odeo Flare.... [more]
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Henri Lloyd Winter Sale - Samples and ex-stock galore - big discounts
Fran Burke,
The famous Henri Lloyd Winter Sample Sale has kicked off at the Henri Lloyd showroom in Crows Nest, Sydney! Huge range of samples and discontinued lines from Henri Lloyd's marine, footwear and lifestyle collections for men and women. Discounts of up to 80% off original RRP!... [more]
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Demand increases for all types of boats: Marine Auctions
Marine Auctions & Valuations,
Adrian Seiffert, Director of Marine Auctions said sale prices for all types of boats sold at their last regular boat auction, held at Runaway Bay last Sunday, (May 27) increased by around 15 to 20%.... [more]
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Saving heritage: The gundalows sail again
Lee Mylchreest,
It is all too easy to forget that before the oil, steam and gas revolution of the 20th Century, sailing skills were used for much more than merely leisure activities. Last weekend, a replica of a historic barge-style boat that sailed the tidal waters of New England in the USA since the late 1600s set sail for demonstration cruises.... [more]
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Isn't it great that we're becoming too soft?
Mark Rothfield,
I come from a household where electric blankets were considered ‘bad for the moral fibre', where dishes had to be hand washed, and starting a Victa two-stroke mower was an Australian rite of passage akin to the Jewish bar mitzvah... [more]
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San Blas, sailing paradise, but are there sharks and crocodiles?
Christopher Lozinski, Cruisers Network Online,
The San Blas archipelago is a cruising sailor's Paradise, comprising 400 islands spread along the Caribbean coastline of Panama. The vast majority are covered with coconut trees and surrounded by white sand beaches, but only 49 are inhabited. Like many remote places, sometimes information is hard to find, particularly if you are talking about sharks and crocodiles, as Christopher Lozinski tells.... [more]
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Sea Scoopa break through with Royal Australian Navy
Sail-World Cruising,
SOS Marine has announced this week that as a result of recent testing, Sea Scoopa and the SeaScoopa stretcher have been allocated NATO Stock Numbers by the Royal Australian Navy. Sea Scoopa, originally the brain child of Sydney intensive care specialist Bob Wright, is a lightweight and portable rescue device which solves the very difficult challenge of capturing and hoisting a 'Man Overboard' sa... [more]
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Against the odds: Chichocki completes circumnavigation
Sail-World Cruising,
On the 30th June 2011, 56-year-old Polish sailor Tomasz Chichocki departed on a solo sail around the world on his Delphia 40.3 yacht Polish Copper (Polska Miedz). It had taken eight years preparation, the journey took nearly a year, he was reported missing during his voyage up the South American coastline after rounding Cape Horn, but now he is back, triumphant.... [more]
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Protecting Hammerhead sharks
NSW DPI,
NSW Primary Industries Minister, Katrina Hodgkinson, stated that the Great Hammerhead Shark has been listed as a Vulnerable Species and the Scalloped Hammerhead Shark as an Endangered Species in NSW. 'Following a detailed assessment, both species are now totally protected, meaning that they may no longer be taken by recreational or commercial fishers,' Ms. Hodgkinson said.... [more]
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Melbourne Boat Show info available at the touch of a finger!
BIA VIC,
In addition to an array of new products and services to please all boating and fishing enthusiasts, an exciting new feature of the Melbourne Boat Show this year will be the availability of an iPhone application designed specifically for the event.... [more]
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Tall Ships from around the world celebrate in New York
Des Ryan,
The world's fascination with tall ships persists. A flotilla of tall ships from around the world sailed this week into New York Harbor, kicking off annual Fleet Week celebrations and marking the bicentennial of the Anglo-American War from 1812 to 1815 which ended Britain's control of the US.... [more]
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Planning to be sailing in Turkey? Check out this event
Michalis Pateniotis,
Cruising sailors - whether chartering or sailing your own boat - who are to be in Turkish cruising waters at the end of the cruising season this year may be interested in joining some fun events out of Marmaris. The Marmaris International Race Week (MIRW) 23rd edition is being held in the beautiful gulf of Marmaris from 27th October to 2nd November 2012.... [more]
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US Sailing preliminary report on fatal yacht incident
Sail-World Cruising,
The ocean, the world of the cruising sailor, has been often called 'the last freedom'. But this freedom brings the responsibility of good seamanship, so anything that enhances safety is like gold. We look at the results below of the US Sailing review of the tragic sea incident which took the lives of five sailors. The report highlights the necessity for keeping a safe distance off a lee shore.... [more]
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They come in threes – SOLAS Trusts
John Curnow,
Like a lot of things, the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) trusts come in threes. However, unlike the saying, none of these are bad. Indeed, all three are fantastically tremendous, as it turns out and their creation was part of the way to progress from the tragic loss of six lives during the 1998 Sydney Hobart Race.... [more]
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Australia's big boat shows share formula for success + video
Sarah Ruggiero,
Boating enthusiasts from all over Australia flock to Queensland for the annual Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show and will many will head south in August for the Sydney International Boat Show event.... [more]
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Seven navigation 'Rules of thumb' for safer sailing
John Jamieson,
If you are anything like me, it's rare that you look forward to another mathematical calculation 'rule of thumb'. Here are seven simple rules that will enhance your sailing navigation safety--without a whole lot of math! Follow these sailing tips to keep your sailing crew or partner safe and sound wherever you choose to cruise!... [more]
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Shackleton's legendary open boat voyage: the re-enactment
Sail-World Cruising,
Almost a hundred years ago Ernest Shackleton, leader of a 1916 sailing expedition to Antarctica, whose sailing vessel was crushed by the ice and the crew had made their way to Elephant Island, made one of the most inspirational journeys by sailing boat in the history of the world to rescue his crew. Now it is to be re-enacted.... [more]
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Marine Auction Sunday 27 May, Runaway Bay, Gold Coast
Adrian Seiffert,
Marine Auctions & Valuations will hold its next auction at Runaway Bay, Gold Coast on Sunday 27 May.... [more]
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Marine Reserves must be science-based: BIAA
BIAA,
The Australian peak boating body, the Boating Industries Alliance Australia is calling on the Government to take positive action to ensure Australia's five million boaters and fishers are not ‘locked out' of any proposed Commonwealth Marine Reserve Network.... [more]
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SCIBS overall - Visitor numbers up, sales up, industry looking up!
Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show,
Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show 2012 (SCIBS) - Visitor numbers in total were up 1.6%, coming in at 37,094 over the four days. But importantly, out in force were genuine buyers. Organisers of this year's event are ecstatic with feedback from exhibitors, all of whom state they are very happy and in many cases 'blown away' by their results.... [more]
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Sanctuary Cove Boat Show - Day 1 through the lens (part 1)
Anna Parker, Sail-World.com,
Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show 2012, Gold Coast Australia - Photographs from day one by Mark Burgin.... [more]
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Sanctuary Cove Boat Show - Day 1 through the lens (part 2)
Anna Parker, Sail-World.com,
Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show 2012 - More day one photos from Mark Burgin.... [more]
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Sanctuary Cove Boat Show - Day 2 through the lens (part 2)
Anna Parker, Sail-World.com,
Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show 2012 - Additional photographs from day two in Gold Coast Australia by Mark Burgin.... [more]
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Day 2 SCIBS: Good sales, good turnout, despite the rain
Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show,
Friday continued the trend in sales, strong leads and a distinct buzz around the marina, pavilions and throughout the Village. Despite the showers, the day kicked off with Seven's ‘Sunrise' program broadcasting the 3-hour show live with a superlative background of boats and crowds awaiting opening time.... [more]
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Sanctuary Cove Boat Show - Day 1 through the lens (part 3)
Anna Parker, Sail-World.com,
Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show 2012 - Additional photographs from day one in Gold Coast Australia by Mark Burgin.... [more]
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Sanctuary Cove Boat Show - Day 3 through the lens (part 5)
Anna Parker, Sail-World.com,
Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show 2012 - Photographs from day three in Gold Coast Australia by Mark Burgin.... [more]
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Sanctuary Cove Boat Show - Day 3 through the lens (part 1)
Anna Parker, Sail-World.com,
Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show 2012 - Additional photographs from day three in Gold Coast Australia by Mark Burgin.... [more]
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Multihull Solutions celebrates sales at SCIBS -best multihull show
Jeni Bone,
Speaking on the third day of the 2012 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, Mark Elkington MD at Multihull Solutions was pleased with the level of attendance, interest and sales leads, as well as acknowledging SCIBS as Australia's 'best show for multihulls'.... [more]
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Sanctuary Cove Boat Show: Wet weather doesn't stop Sunrise
Rosalie Taylor,
Queensland's Channel Seven morning show Sunrise broadcast live from the Sanctuary Cove Boat Show today with a guest performance by Ricki-Lee Coulter.... [more]
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Boat in a box - Seawind opens market with new catamaran cruiser +Video
Sarah Ruggiero,
Seawind Catamarans revealed a revolutionary strategy for tackling the international market with the launch of their latest catamaran during the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show Thursday. Marketed as a ‘boat in a box', the Seawind 950 Catamaran is intentionally designed to ship anywhere in the world in two 40ft containers.... [more]
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Chandlery manufacturer Man Ship popular at Sanctuary Cove Boat Show
Melissa Yeomans,
Another year up at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show is done and voted a very successful show. Chandlery and hardware manufacturer Man Ship is just one of the participants expressing their delight with the results. Melissa Yeomans tells their story: This has to have been our best in years, with the people we spoke to having not only knowledge but enthusiasm for our products.... [more]
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2012 Australian Marine Industry Awards judged at Sanctuary Cove
AIMEX,
Last week during the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, the judging panel for the 2012 Australian Marine Export and Superyacht Awards met to determine the Award winners.... [more]
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Ita Buttrose reveals secrets of sex, good skin and longevity
Jeni Bone,
Ita Buttrose was special guest speaker at the annual Boat Show Ladies' Lunch, Friday 25 May at the 24th Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show. So what did the marine industry women learn from this pioneer, author, doyenne of the magazine and newspaper industries, corporate sector and tireless worker for charity?... [more]
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