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29 Aug 2013
Seagulls on your deck, $370m yacht drug haul, rig your own boat, more
Seagulls might cause havoc on your sailing boat if they set up a nest, but did you know that even if you rescue, not destroy, the baby birds their mothers can never find a relocated nest again? WIRES are pleading with you to cover your boat.
Baby seagulls rescued from a moored yacht in Sydney .. .
One of the most interesting pieces of the week is about a new publication from the Royal Yachting Association. Most long-term long-range boat owners have learned how to 'do it yourself' for most systems on their boats, but they still go to an expert when it comes to rigging. If you have always wanted to fully rig or even tune the rigging on your own boat, but didn't know where to begin, this is just the place.
Rigging is not a black art .. .
New Zealand sailors, if you can't wait to break the chains and sail away, this might be your chance. There's plenty of time to plan to join the 2014 Doyle Fiji Rally. Read about it below! If, on the other hand, you are planning to sail IN New Zealand, there's a new guide you won't want to be without.
Trevor Joyce, who must spend nine months of the year in cruising rallies, tells of their 'cultural fusion' in the Caribbean Canter rally, happening again next year.
Caribbean Canter 1 .. .
Australia is already one of the most difficult countries for overseas boats to enter. The recent $370 million drug haul on a sailing boat is not going to make it any easier. The story tells of the long police project that led to the discovery.
This is just the tip of the news-iceberg. Run your eye down the headlines to find what interests you.
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