Watching who wins awards is often somewhere to start in deciding what to buy for your own yacht. This week the European Yachts of the Year were announced, with Beneteau, Dehler, Saphire and Contest taking out the big prizes, and we are featuring this week two of the winners of the Pittman Innovation Awards – great products both, the multifunction GPS tracker InReach SE, and SailSteer and SailTime from B&G.
InReach SE - has done well since its introduction in July 2013 .. .
Some tragic, some good news for whales this week, when over 50 kept beaching themselves on a beach on the northern tip of the South Island of New Zealand. Some saved, others lost, but great credit to the volunteers.
Beached whales .. .
In other news, we tell of French sailor Thomas Coville's good start in his attempt to best the world solo circumnavigation record; the EU Naval Force in the Gulf of Aden is reporting their first attack of 2014; and you'll just love the Kitsap story of the lighthouse that hit American billionaire Paul Allen's megayacht and damaged it badly.
Zune and negligent lighthouse .. .
Read on, enjoy, and, for all our Australian readers, have a great Australia Day celebration - Hope you have the opportunity to celebrate it with the sails flying.
If you liked this newsletter, do nothing, we will send you another ..
Naa, please don't send me another.
Follow Sail-World on Twitter
Customised news feeds
Marine Industry companies, Clubs and Associations have asked can they received their own customised version of our Sail-World news feed. The answer is yes; customised in content, news category, for example or region of the world and appearance.
CLICK HEREto view examples and get free news tickers for your site. ------------------------------------------------------------------
Too much sailing news? Not enough?
Change the frequency of newsletters, from once a week to a monthly newsletter. Change from html (graphics & pictures) newsletters to text only newsletter, (best for slow connections, mobile phones and PDA's etc. Change from Sail-World New Zealand Newsletters to Sail-World Cruising International Newsletters etc. Temporarily inactivate your subscription for a period, when you will be on holidays etc. or change to text for the same period. Or even (gasp) unsubscribe. Change your newsletter subscription profile here or take off list