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Missing South African yacht search focuses west of Perth, Australia By Perth Now, , 12:43 PM Sun 15 Mar 2015 GMT
A desperate search for the crew of a missing yacht is focused on an area 2200 nautical miles west of Perth. As reported by Perth Now Sunday Times ...

Dinghy anchoring - important for crusing sailors By Active Captain, , 7:42 AM Sat 14 Mar 2015 GMT
The issue happens most any time you want to bring your dinghy to the beach. Dragging the dinghy up onto the sand and rocks is damaging. Add a little tide to the landing and it can present tough challenges, if not a situation where your dinghy is floating off while you're walking along the beach. ...

Hunga Tonga volcano eruption forms new South Pacific island By Roland Hughes, , 2:17 PM Fri 13 Mar 2015 GMT
A new island has been formed in the South Pacific after the eruption of an underwater volcano in Tonga ...

Public consultation opens on new Marine Conservation Zones By RYA, , 3:58 PM Tue 10 Mar 2015 GMT
Everyone with an interest in our seas is invited to give their views on whether 23 sites in English waters should become Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs). The 23 sites proposed will cover 10,810 square kilometres of our seas, protecting important seabed habitats and species. ...

Boaters reminded of the dangers from exhausts By RYA, , 3:39 PM Tue 10 Mar 2015 GMT
Boaters are being reminded of the fire risk from exhaust gases and uninsulated exhaust pipes, following the fire on board ECC Topaz and her subsequent sinking. ...

Sam Fortescue recalls an exhilarating sail in the Caribbean By Sam Fortescue, , 3:10 PM Tue 10 Mar 2015 GMT
Sailing is most fun, we are all told, when you stay warm and dry, the sea is benign and the wind a balmy Force 4-5. This I know to be untrue from previous cruises, but my view was confirmed once again during a recent sailing holiday out west ...

Plans for fleet of UK tidal lagoons unveiled By Isobel Smith, , 2:38 PM Tue 10 Mar 2015 GMT
Plans for a fleet of tidal lagoons across the UK have been unveiled by a company called Tidal Lagoon Power. The six lagoons, four in Wales, one in Somerset and one in Cumbria, aim to produce eight percent of the UK’s electricity for 120 years. ...

Sydney-Hobart contender Endorfin sets sights on Fremantle to Bali By Marina Valmadre, , 11:40 AM Tue 10 Mar 2015 GMT
Fremantle Sailing Club has confirmed the official start date for the 2015 Wonderful Indonesia Fremantle to Bali as Saturday May 16 when both race and rally entries will start at 10.00 am off North Mole. ...

French cruising sailor fined for concealing food by NZ Biosecurity By Sophie Ryan / Ssil-World Cruising, , 10:36 AM Tue 10 Mar 2015 GMT
A French cruising sailor who couldn't part with her pate has become the first person convicted by a New Zealand court for deliberating concealing bio-security goods on a visiting yacht. ...

Big hurricanes reached US during prehistoric periods of ocean warming By WHOI, , 10:00 AM Tue 10 Mar 2015 GMT
Intense hurricanes, possibly more powerful than any storms New England has experienced in recorded history, frequently pounded the region during the first millennium, from the peak of the Roman Empire into the height of the Middle Ages, according to a new study ...

Rio officials probe source of fish die-off in Olympic waters By Jenny Barchfield, , 2:56 AM Sun 8 Mar 2015 GMT
Rio de Janeiro's state environmental agency says it is investigating a fish die-off that has left thousands of carcasses floating in waters where sailing events are to be held when Brazil hosts next year's Olympics. ...

Help search for missing yacht online By, , 10:50 AM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
The public can help search for a missing South African catamaran crew through an online tool, their families said on Wednesday. The families fear for the yachtsmen's safety, as they last made contact via satellite phone on 18 January and missed their estimated date of arrival ...

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