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 08 Aug 2013
 


Cruising Masterclass content...unhappy endings...seamanship secrets...


AAA Cruising Masterclass at SIBS  .. .

Talking of acquiring a new boat, one simply must take notice of the yachts which have achieved nomination in their category for the European Yacht of the Year. Some of them are not available in New Zealand and Australian but many are familiar names. The list is out this week!

The ubiquitous iPhone is in the news again for sailors, this time as an aid to communication with coast guard and family while sailing; and next week we'll be talking about a similar App available in Australia. But everyone doesn't agree. Read the article and tell us what you think.

SafeTrx screen shots  .. .

Many other interesting articles too: John Jamieson always comes up with seamanship secrets that are simple common sense and important knowledge – another one this week. The book of the week is from the prolific sailing writer Rod Heikell, a little lighter tale than usual, the 'Trade Wind Foodie'.

Tales of adventures being attempted, of rally organisers creating fantastic rallies to the Pacific and elsewhere, and some of the Sydney Boat Show highlights. Browse down the headlines to choose your interest.

Wishing you sweet and warm winter sailing.


Nancy Knudsen, Editor



Yacht bought July, abandoned in August, Austrians' Pacific rescue
Sail-World Cruising round-up,
Buyer Beware. It was a 1988 Jeanneau Sun Legende 41, and they had bought it - with a professional survey - in July in Tahiti. However, trying to cross the Pacific, an Austrian couple had so much trouble they finally had to abandon it. The shrouds were giving way, the water pump had packed it in, the engine was overheating, the bilge pump was not active and they even had steering difficulties.... [more]
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European Yacht of the Year Awards 2014 - the nominations are out!
A. Manuela Preinbergs/Sail-World,
Every year every well-known and not-so-well-known boat builder enters new yachts in the 'European Yacht of the Year'. This award can make an enormous difference to the regard in which a yacht is held, and provide a vast amount of free publicity. However, even getting nominated for the great awards is an achievement in itself and the nominations have just been announced.... [more]
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Cruising Masterclass content available for participants
The Sail-World.com Team,
After many weeks of preparations, discussions and organizing, our Cruising Masterclass got underway last weekend at the Sydney International Boat Show – headed by our Cruising Editor Nancy Knudsen and with seminars not only from our infamous Nancy but also from Rob Starkey, Adam Brown, John and Lyn Martin, David Chamtaloup to name but a few, and the event was a huge success.... [more]
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Use your radio! Over!
Beau Preston,
The Australian Communications and Media Authority are making their presence known at this years Sydney International Boat show, highlighting the importance of marine radio procedures.... [more]
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It takes two to tango and cruise in the South Pacific
Emily Lai,
John and Lyn Martin, co-directors of the Island Cruising Association, are volunteering their time to help educate fellow sailors at the 2013 Sydney International Boat Show's inaugural cruising masterclasses.... [more]
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Book of the Week: Trade Winds Foodie
Lee Mylchreest,
The title of Rod Heikell's latest writing only hints at this book's content and coverage. Five years ago the author and his wife, Lu, set out on a circumnavigation and the opening part of The Tradewind Foodie is an account of the successive eastbound passages first to the Caribbean and then on through the Panama Canal to the Pacific, Australia and the Indian Ocean.... [more]
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Sydney International Boat Show looks to the future
Rob Kothe,
Domenic Genua, the Marketing & Events Manager for the Boating Industry Association of NSW, is a highly regarded event organiser. In the middle of the 2013 Sydney International Boat Show he is heavily involved in the planning for the 2014-2016 Shows at a temporary location ahead of a return to Darling Harbour in 2017.... [more]
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A Polar Odyssey with a difference
Strana.ru/Sail-World Cruising,
Here is a sailing club that must be like no other - yet they have existed for 30 years, building and sailing boats and sailing them around the world. Sailing boats like no other, sailors like no other.... [more]
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Teen tells of rescue as tall ship sank off Ireland
This is Plymouth/Sail-World Cruising,
A British teenager has described how she escaped from a Dutch-flagged 100-year-old tall ship as it sank off the coast of Ireland last week.... [more]
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Know These Seabed Secrets for Sailing Navigation Safety!
John Jamieson,
Did you know that if you can read sea bottom chart navigation symbols, this will help you when you anchor or go aground? This skill could even save you lots of money if you choose to clean and paint your bottom--without a haul out!... [more]
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Collaborative effort to promote the wearing of lifejackets formed
Office of Boating Safety & Maritime Affairs,
In a global initiative, leading marine safety organisations from around the globe have formed a collaborative effort to promote the wearing of lifejackets when boating. Canadian Safe Boating Council Chair Jean Murray said the centrepiece of the initiative is a set of principles to promote the wearing of lifejackets.... [more]
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Sydney International Boat Show - our favourite Sydney Hobart photo
Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team,
Crosbie Lorimer is amongst Australia┬┤s best known boating photographers. He took one of Sail-World┬┤s all-time favourite Sydney to Hobart photos, of Wild Oats XI, off Iron Pot in 2005.... [more]
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Sydney International Boat Show - Interview with Trevor and the donkey
MarineBusiness-World.com Media,
Sydney International Boat Show -Not every interview goes quite like this. Interview with Trevor Joyce from the Boating Holidays... [more]
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BarzOptics is an Australian company with a great story
Beau Preston,
From Australian knee board champion, to surf shop owner, to now running one of the world's smallest but most innovative sports sunglasses companies, Kevin Barr has been able to utilise his experience to better cater to his market.... [more]
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A sailing App to log your voyage - alert friends, Coastguard
Sail-World Cruising round-up,
Now here's an App that could change the boating habits of a generation of Irish sailors. An App which logs your voyage directly onto your Smartphone so that friends and the local coastguard can monitor your voyage. The Irish Sailing Association has just announced the introduction of ISA SafeTrx. It's free, and it's certainly smart. Other Coastguard organisations take note.... [more]
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