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

Marine Rescue NSW urges caution in latest extreme coastal weather By Marine Rescue NSW, , 10:36 AM Sat 2 May 2015 GMT
With NSW still cleaning up after last week’s severe weather, another East Coast Low is bringing more dangerous conditions to the State’s North and Mid North Coast. Marine Rescue NSW strongly recommends boaters exercise extreme caution and avoid taking to the water for recreational boating. ...
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Baltic 4 Nations Rally joins World Cruising Club portfolio By World Cruising Club, , 2:10 PM Fri 1 May 2015 GMT
The delivery of this summer's Baltic 4 Nations Rally, as well as all the events and activities of Sailing Rallies Ltd has been taken over by the world's leading sailing rally specialists World Cruising Club, organisers of the annual Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) ...
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Keel design scrutinised in UK Marine Accident report on Cheeki Rafiki By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 11:29 AM Wed 29 Apr 2015 GMT
Almost a year ago the Beneteau First 40.7 Cheeki Rafiki was found capsized 720nm off the coast of Nova Scotia. The UK Government agency, the Marine Accident Investigation Branch has completed its investigation into the incident and released a 76 page report. ...
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Dangerous conditions for boaters from Illawarra to Queensland border By Roads and Maritime Services Media, , 9:06 AM Wed 29 Apr 2015 GMT
Roads and Maritime Services has issued an alert to boaters about dangerous surf conditions forecast by the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) for the next couple of days. Dangerous surf conditions are forecast from this afternoon from the Illawarra Coast to the Macquarie Coast. ...
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Prep your inflatable life jacket for the season By D. Scott Croft, , 2:07 AM Wed 29 Apr 2015 GMT
With their small size, inflatable life jackets keep you cool on a hot day, allow you to freely move around the boat, cast a line or raise sail, and come in a variety of belt and harness styles. While inflatables have a reputation for comfort, they do require a little preparation for the season that’s best done at least a day before your first outing. ...
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NSW storms - Club Marine’s swift response to members in need By Liliana Engelhardt, , 3:33 AM Tue 28 Apr 2015 GMT
Club Marine’s Catastrophe Response Team is on the ground with a team of specialists as storm-battered NSW cleans up after a devastating, once-in-a-decade storm. ...
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Henri Lloyd winter warehouse sale starts Thursday By F Hahlos, Crows Nest , 9:11 PM Mon 27 Apr 2015 GMT
What does a sailor love even more than a strong breeze and being first across the line? A bargain of course! And the word on the street is that the Henri Lloyd Winter Warehouse Sale is on again in a pop-up venue in Crows Nest, Sydney. ...
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Raw video footage of Texas Kayakers has lessons for all boaters By BoatUS, , 4:51 PM Mon 27 Apr 2015 GMT
Capsizing on open water can mean life or death to a boater suddenly finding themselves bobbing in the sea. As a wall of thunderstorms approached Galveston Bay late one day last week, two kayakers suddenly found themselves in the water, unable to re-board their swamped craft – and made two near fatal mistakes, captured on video. ...
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Dauphin Island Race -One sailor dead, four missing after Alabama storm By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, , 3:48 AM Mon 27 Apr 2015 GMT
At least one sailor has died and at least four are missing after severe weather hit 57th Dauphin Island Race on Saturday afternoon, on Mobile Bay, Alabama ...
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Sea Shepherd announces sea turtle defense campaign Operation Jairo By Sea Shepherd USA, , 12:43 PM Fri 24 Apr 2015 GMT
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society announces sea turtle defense campaign Operation Jairo, to take place this summer in three regions critical to nesting sea turtles and their hatchlings – southeastern Florida, Honduras and Costa Rica. ...
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Boaters urged to postpone non-essential boating as clean up continues By Transport Roads and Maritime Services, , 5:31 AM Fri 24 Apr 2015 GMT
Roads and Maritime Services is urging people to avoid non-essential boating on flood-affected waterways this weekend as the clean up continues from this week’s wild weather. ...
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New insurance benefits for your charter trips *Feature By Dan Ibsen, , 4:04 PM Thu 23 Apr 2015 GMT
Pantaenius has enhanced it`s well established insurance solutions for charter clients with new benefits which enables them to be tailor made to the needs of the sailors. ...
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Effective communication on board By Ken Gillstrom, , 4:04 PM Thu 23 Apr 2015 GMT
In all aspects of our lives, communicating is an essential skill that we use to make friends, build relationships and carry out everyday functions at work and play. ...
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Journey to the Kudahuvandhoo Island By SV Crystal Blues, , 3:42 PM Thu 23 Apr 2015 GMT
Continuing our journey south, we spent two nights in the protected fishing boat harbour at Kudahuvandhoo, South Nilandhe Atoll. As you can see from the image at right, the locals people gave us a very warm welcome. ...
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Ocean Summit on Marine Debris to address a growing catastrophe By Volvo Ocean Race, , 2:13 PM Thu 23 Apr 2015 GMT
The Ocean Summit on Marine Debris during the Volvo Ocean Race stopover in Newport, Rhode Island, USA, next month has attracted a stellar list of expert speakers to bring attention to a ‘growing catastrophe’. ...
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Maritime Patrols ensure safety on NSW waterways By Transport Roads and Maritime Services, , 2:01 AM Thu 23 Apr 2015 GMT
Roads and Maritime Services has retrieved 26 cubic metres of debris from Sydney Harbour and the Parramatta and Lane Cove rivers after severe storms impacted the state's coast. ...
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Trans Pacific Ocean challenge - Coxless Crew row into darkness + Video By pressure-drop.us, , 10:47 AM Wed 22 Apr 2015 GMT
At 02:30 April 20th, four brave women pushed off from the docks in Horseshoe Cove, located in the shadow of the North Tower of the Golden Gate Bridge. ...
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Fremantle to Bali Race – Indian to race against a crack fleet By Fremantle Sailing Club, , 9:24 AM Wed 22 Apr 2015 GMT
Indonesia Fremantle to Bali Race – Following the participation of Craig Carter’s Carkeek 47 yacht Indian in the 2014 Sydney-Hobart, where Indian finished 17th out of the 118 starters, boat captain Paul Eldrid said everything they had learned during the race plus a healthy respect for the weather would be drawn on when Indian races in the mega event, which starts Saturday May 16 ...
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S.Pellegrino Cooking Cup of Caribbean at Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta By Icarus Sailing, , 1:53 AM Wed 22 Apr 2015 GMT
28th Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta began on Wednesday, April 15th and concluded on April 21st, 2015 following an array of events that included a Concourse d’Elegance, four days of yacht racing and a full schedule of social events. Forty-six magnificent sailing yachts from many different eras with competitors from over 20 foreign nations traveled to Antigua, West Indies to compete for Antigua title ...
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Sea Shepherd Conservation Society announces Operation Milagro By Sea Shepherd USA, , 11:32 AM Tue 21 Apr 2015 GMT
Operation Milagro – With less than 100 vaquitas remaining, Sea Shepherd is protecting this endangered porpoise in the only place it calls home! ...
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BRIG makes Mornington new VIC home base By Sirocco Marine, , 9:27 PM Mon 20 Apr 2015 GMT
Sirocco Marine has taken on a new dealer in Melbourne, long-time RIB specialist and avid boating proponent, Jeremy Wiggs of Inflatable Boat Worx, Mornington. ...
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The Ocean Cleanup launches mega expedition By The Ocean Cleanup, , 5:22 PM Mon 20 Apr 2015 GMT
The Ocean Cleanup, founded by the Dutchman Boyan Slat (1994) who invented a method aimed at cleaning up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, today announced its next major project: the Mega Expedition, in which up to 50 vessels will collect more plastic measurements in three weeks than have been collected in the past 40 years combined. ...
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Marine Rescue NSW urges caution in severe coastal weather By Marine Rescue NSW, , 3:39 PM Mon 20 Apr 2015 GMT
With almost the entire NSW coastline subject to severe weather warnings, Marine Rescue NSW strongly recommends boaters exercise extreme caution and avoid taking to the water for recreational boating. ...
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Dangerous conditions for boaters from Ulladulla to Port Macquarie By Transport Roads and Maritime Services, , 2:05 AM Sat 18 Apr 2015 GMT
Roads and Maritime Services has issued an alert to boaters after a Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) warning about dangerous surf conditions forecast to impact the coastline from Ulladulla to Port Macquarie from Monday. Skippers and owners of small craft should be on high alert and check the conditions before considering crossing a coastal bar or heading offshore. ...
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Sea Whisper's adventures continue – Vanuatu By Lionel Dobson and Barbara Erickson, , 5:07 PM Thu 16 Apr 2015 GMT
After a four day passage from Fiji to Vanuatu, at 0900h August 25th Sea Whisper enters Lenakel on the island of Tanna to clear Customs and Immigration ...
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