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09 Jan 2014
Solo sailor injured, sailing women of India, London Boat Show, more...
The London Boat Show is up and running, with many new gadgets being launched, including the RYA's new online radio course, and a great App from Digital Yacht, featured in our stories this week. If you're anywhere close enough, don't miss it.
Indian women officers making it in the sailing stakes in India .. .
Over in India, it's the Navy which is leading the way in ocean cruising – this week we tell how the girls are starting to shine as well. Speaking of India, a curious story this week about another boat which has made its way across an Ocean unaided, this time from West Australia across the Indian Ocean to Madagascar.
In practical articles this week, Des Ryan considers the issue of in-mast furling, which, let's face it, doesn't have a good name in the world of the cruising sailor, and John Jamieson has some sound advice for tight-quarter maneuvering.
Lighthouse - St Joseph Lighthouse on Lake Michigan - photo by Thomas Zakowski, HotSpot Media .. .
I can't sign off without mentioning the amazing photos of lighthouses drenched in frozen salt water as a result the Polar Vortex crossing the North American continent this week – a small silver lining.
That's just a small taste of the news, so read on, enjoy, and, if you're anywhere that makes it possible...
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