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News for the Last 30 Days - Cruising (Southern hemisphere)

Stay safe this Easter with the new MarineRescue App By Ken McManus, , 8:57 PM Wed 1 Apr 2015 GMT
Boaters have been encouraged to make sure they have the new MarineRescue App on board to help them stay safe on the water this Easter. ...

Stark reminder of consequences of not following safe boating rules By Roads and Maritime Services, , 3:34 PM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
A 30-year-old Narara man received a nine-month suspended jail sentence in Woy Woy Local Court today after pleading guilty to serious offences under marine legislation. ...

Boaters encouraged to continue safe behaviour ahead of Easter weekend By Transport Roads and Maritime Services, , 6:24 AM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
Boaters are reminded safety remains the highest priority across all NSW waterways during Easter with skippers urged to take extra care in the last weekend of the boating season. ...

Changed boating conditions for classic boat festival at Toronto Bay By Transport Roads and Maritime Services, , 4:00 AM Fri 27 Mar 2015 GMT
Boaters are reminded to keep clear of Toronto Bay at Lake Macquarie next weekend for the safe staging of the classic boat festival. ...

BCA Rendezvous - Sailing the Salish Sea By Bluewater Cruising Association, , 5:12 PM Thu 26 Mar 2015 GMT
Come and join us at the BCA V.I. Rendezvous while sailing the Salish Sea! Mark your calenders for this fun event ...

BoatUS - Anchoring restrictions under review by Florida Legislature By BoatUS, , 9:42 AM Thu 26 Mar 2015 GMT
Earlier this morning BoatUS sent the following media alert that includes a discussion of Florida House Committee Bill HWSS 15-06. This bill has been updated by the House and is now named House Derelict Vessel Bill and known as HB 7123. ...

Possible lead in search for missing South African sailors By Henrid du Plessis, , 5:49 PM Wed 25 Mar 2015 GMT
The families of three South African men who are lost at sea after setting sail from Cape Town on a luxury catamaran yacht for Thailand on December 14 have been given new cause for hope after a crowd search of satellite images appeared to have come up with a possible lead. ...

Evil in the dark - The joys of night sailing By Ken Gillstrom, , 4:41 PM Wed 25 Mar 2015 GMT
The human race seems to have an inherent fear of the dark. This fear is reinforced by books and movies that continually relate darkness with evil. ...

OceansWatch trials a climate change adaptation programme By OceansWatch, , 1:53 PM Wed 25 Mar 2015 GMT
In 2014 OceansWatch trialed a Climate Change adaptation program, in two communities in the Solomon Islands. The Solomon Islands have been identified as one of the countries that will be most affected by the rising sea levels and increased storm conditions. The low coral atolls where OceansWatch work are especially vulnerable. ...

Air Vanuatu resumes normal operations By Tiffany Carroll, , 1:24 PM Mon 23 Mar 2015 GMT
Air Vanuatu has advised all domestic flights have returned to schedule. ...

Doyle Sails chosen as sailmaker for new superyacht in build at YDL By Sail-World, , 9:08 AM Mon 23 Mar 2015 GMT
Doyle Sails have been chosen as the sail supplier to the 33.5m carbon German Frers sloop in build at YDL She will sport a full inventory of Doyle Stratis sails, tailored towards high durability ocean performance cruising. ...

Seasonal Cruising - The best of both worlds By Beth Cooper, , 6:21 PM Sun 22 Mar 2015 GMT
Lately I’ve become interested in people who are cruising part time. Perhaps part of me is dreaming of cruising again. ...

First scientific stop in the Azores for the Race for Water Odyssey By ISAF, , 6:52 AM Sun 22 Mar 2015 GMT
Having left Bordeaux (France) on March 15, the 'Race for Water Odyssey' scientific sailing expedition, which aims to protect the oceans from plastic pollution, arrived in the Azores on Friday. The expedition's first scientific data will be collected in this archipelago. ...

Coast Guard assists with sea turtle release off NC coast By US Coast Guard, , 5:46 AM Sat 21 Mar 2015 GMT
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Kodiak Island out of Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, in cooperation with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, helped release 19 rehabilitated sea turtles off the North Carolina coast. ...

Changed boating conditions for Water Ski Races at Wyangala By Transport Roads and Maritime Services, , 2:53 AM Fri 20 Mar 2015 GMT
Boaters are reminded to keep clear of a section of Wyangala Dam next weekend for the safe staging of water ski races. Roads and Maritime Services has granted an exclusive use aquatic licence to Ski Racing Australia to host the event on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 March from 8.30am to 6pm. ...

Vanuatu relief efforts – How you can help By Sue Richards, , 2:07 PM Thu 19 Mar 2015 GMT
Tropical Cyclone Pam roared through the East Solomons and Vanuatu as an extremely destructive category 5 cyclone during March 13th/14th. Winds are estimated to have reached 250kmph with gusts peaking at around 320kmph, causing serious damage to infrastructure and leaving debris strewn across the Islands. ...

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