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Luna Rossa beats NZL-92; BMW Oracle top of the table; Fisher's View | 27/04/2007
From the Blogs; No racing again at Valencia; Bob Fisher reports on the effects of doing nothing | 24/04/2007
Race schedule given further tune-up; Two jolts on second day of racing; Emirates Team NZ get a comfortable win | 23/04/2007
Five days lost out of Six; Bob Fisher reports; Corporate hospitality at the Louis Vuitton Cup | 22/04/2007
Racing gets underway to a surprise result; Allianz hosts video and birthday; Schedule is re-booted | 21/04/2007
Bob Fisher on Measurement; Four days of racing lost - what now? Musto Screensaver; Eric Doyle audio clip | 20/04/2007
Bob Fisher on the Race Schedule; No racing again in Valencia; Musto screensaver | 19/04/2007
Fisher on the lowlife shorelife; No racing again in windless Valencia; The Spanish way | 18/04/2007

Sail-World Cruising News - local and the World

Auckland On Water Boat Show gets huge exhibitor support by Kate Gordon-Smith, Viaduct Harbour, Auckland
With more than 20 Kiwi trailer boat manufacturers and retailers, and over 70 large sailing yachts and motor launches, the unique mix of boats alongside a huge array of the latest inboard and outboard engines, marine electronics, fishing gear, kayaks, jetskis and safety equipment is what sets New Zealand’s largest on-water boat show running 24 to 27 September apart from all others. ... [more]  

52 Cruising boats of all shapes and sizes, from all over the world, came together for the start of the 2015 “Multihull Solutions 2015 Sail 2 Indonesia Rally” run by the Island Cruising Association. ... [more]  

2015 Port2Port Down Under Rally - Back in 2009 Aussies John and Leanne Hembrow “cut the lines” and joined the community of Nautical Nomads (also known as cruisers or yachties) in search of adventure and new experiences and they found both! ... [more]  

Sydney Boat Show – Learn how to fund the dream of catamaran cruising and turn into reality sooner with charter boat ownership. Multihull Central will be hosting daily Charter Boat Ownership Seminars for the first time at the upcoming SIBS at Darling Harbour from July 30 – August 2 ... [more]  

Published today, a new report from the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB) highlights a continuing trend in South East Asia in the hijacking of small coastal tankers by maritime pirates, averaging one attack every two weeks. ... [more]  

2015 Multihull Solutions Sail 2 Indonesia Rally – 52 Cruising boats of all shapes and sizes, from all over the world, came together for the start of the rally run by the Island Cruising Association. ... [more]  

Two Kiwi sailors had just seconds to grab life jackets and abandon their burning yacht after being woken by their skipper at midnight in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The 50 ft SV Sunny Deck was on its way from Acapulco, Mexico to Auckland when it caught fire about half way between Rarotonga and Tonga. ... [more]  

Have you booked your accommodation for Hamilton Island Audi Race Week 2015? Contact us today to find out about our drastically reduced rates we now have available. ... [more]  

When Jan Griffith’s much-loved dog, Sophie Tucker, was washed overboard in stormy seas as the family were cruising on their yacht off Mackay on the east coast of Australia, she believed that her pet had drowned. ... [more]  

I'm standing on a beach and I see, a few hundred yards out, a mound of water heading right at me. It's not a wave, not yet, but a swollen patch of ocean, like the top of a moving beach ball, what sailors call a 'swell.' ... [more]  

In 2007, Nick Ward and his young family emigrated from England to Canada, by way of a two-year cruise from England to the Caribbean and the Eastern Seaboard of the USA. ... [more]  

Marine Auctions had another successful Auction last Sunday at the Runaway Bay Marina with some boats selling at Prices well above our expectations, and with a clearance rate of boats in the water of 75% ... [more]  

A new dredge guaranteed for Gippsland Lakes by Dept of Premier and Cabinet Victoria
The Andrews Labor Government is securing the future of Gippsland Lakes by investing in a new dredge which will deliver safe and reliable ocean access to commercial fishing and shipping operators, tourism operators and recreational boaters and fishers. ... [more]  

It's called the Coconut Milk Run – pejorative term that. The Coward's Way Out, it says, the Easy Way across the Pacific. I am not sure who's saying it. Presumably all those who have done polar circumnavigations, rounded the Horn, or visited the Antarctic by sailing boat. ... [more]  

With the current economic uncertainty in Greece, many cruisers are asking how the climate currently stands for visiting cruising yachts. Hopefully, this feedback from a number of noonsite contacts in Greece might help cruisers who are planning on heading to Greece soon ... [more]  

Cambodia - Clearance changes including increased costs by Rony Hill of Sail Cambodia and Andrey Mantula
Cruising yachts are no longer able to enter Cambodia through Koh Kong town near the border with Thailand. Sihanoukville is now the only clearance port for yachts clearing in and out of the country. Clearance charges have also been introduced. ... [more]  

Fatu Hiva in the Marquesas is probably the most beautiful anchorage we have ever been in. The island is volcanic with towering mountains, lush vegetation and stunning scenery. The population is around 600 and the two townships are nestled in the valleys between the mountain ranges. ... [more]  

North Sails Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Sam Haines to our team. Sam has over 17 years sail making experience, first starting out at Finlay Sails in the Whitsundays in 1998 before working for North Sails in 2006-2007 when he decided to set up his own shop based in Melbourne. ... [more]  

Boaters urged to keep safe in colder conditions by Roads and Maritime Services
Roads and Maritime Services is advising boaters to ensure they are adequately prepared before embarking on cold weather boating trips, particularly if venturing out alone after a a male kayaker suffered serious hypothermia at Lake Macquarie on Sunday. ... [more]  

Boaters are reminded to keep clear of a section of Kogarah Bay at Sans Souci this weekend for the safe staging of speed boat races. ... [more]  

While you were sleeping series – I started shooting ocean pools again after three to four years of not doing them. ... [more]  

Boaters can now access the NSW Boating Handbook as a downloadable e-book suitable for e-readers and Android or Apple devices. ... [more]  

Yachting Australia, in conjunction with the State and Territory Associations (MYAs), has released proposed plans for a whole of sport organisation that will significantly grow the sport, deliver long-term sustainability, develop closer working relationships with Clubs and secure talent pathways for future Australian Olympians. ... [more]  

From the old fort on the hill above Port Mathurin the tiny harbour can be seen clearly. All fourteen visiting cruising boats plus the bi-weekly supply ship make it a crowded place, and the yachts must move every week or so to provide clearance for the ship on arrival and departure. ... [more]  

“Inspired Insanity,” the 28 foot Southern Cross sailboat that took Donna Lange on a three-stop solo trip around the world in 2005-07, is going around again in 2015-16, this time non-stop. Rhode Islanders will see her leave from the Herreshoff dock, Sunday, July 26. ... [more]  

In just over a week the bulk of the fleet readying for the ninth annual Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race, sponsored by Club Marine Insurance, will be finalised by the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron. ... [more]  

They are the lasting workhorse of many a cruising or sailing vessel, the inboard diesel engine. Some say they have a reputation for being finicky while others swear by their never-ending reliability. ... [more]  

There are a host of auctions coming up! First up is an on-site auction that is set to take place at Runaway Bay Marina on Sunday, July 12th. The auction will have live internet bidding (excluding chandlery items). ... [more]  

International ocean scientists have issued an important warning to world leaders ahead of the November 2015 climate change negotiations in Paris (COP21). ... [more]  

Paul MacDonald, a director at Southern Spars, specialising in superyacht sales, is relocating from the company’s Auckland office to London, UK. By moving north, MacDonald will be closer to many of Southern Spars valued clients, improving the service that the company offers to its many European based customers. There will be a very senior member of staff on hand to meet with clients at short notice ... [more]  

Wild Oats XI - Henri Lloyd technical clothing partner by Henri Lloyd Australia, Crows Nest
When the crew of supermaxi Wild Oats XI look for new wet weather gear they demand the latest in technology and the best in performance. Henri Lloyd is again their gear of choice signing a new contract with the iconic British marine technical clothing company until 2017. ... [more]  

If you put 10 boaters in a room with a working marine VHF radio, how many could call for help, call a friend, or share a navigational hazard with nearby boaters? ... [more]  

Niue was an unexpected haven for the World ARC yachts after what was a tougher than the usual passage. Some of the yachts missed Suwarrow as a result of a low-pressure trough that gave twenty-four hours of strong gale force winds, sailing direct to Niue. ... [more]  

Changes ahead for World Sailing - Interview with new ISAF CEO. *Feature
Gulf countries urged to relax cruising restrictions
Nautitech - The first Open 40 in Australia
When there are no shops
Cruising legend Pete Hill loses wife Carly off coast of South Africa
Hamilton Island Race Week 2015 - Accommodation options
Indian Ocean passage making - Character building
World ARC Rally - Exploring Tonga
Tahuata Island – Freedom and adventure
Typhoons could intensify by 2100 under moderate climate change
Volvo Race - Oceans Seminar taking a stance against ocean pollution *Feature
Psychological and emotional preparation for offshore sailing
A day in the life of Ty Dewi - Mid-Atlantic
Sailing icon rescued from sinking yacht
2015 ARC Portugal – Algarve arrivals at Marina de Lagos
Beneteau set to make a big Splash at this year’s Sydney Boat Show
2015 Seawind Whitsunday Rally – Social racing and sundowners
Atlantic Rally for Cruisers awarded the Medalla de Oro
Southern Spars offer July only special price on SouthernFurl booms
FPB 97-1 Sea Trials Reveal Wicked Performance
Dramatic rescue from flaming yacht   
Mallacoota yacht search – Missing sailor may have made it ashore   
OceansWatch appoints first Field Operations Yacht   
Sediment makes it harder for baby Nemo to breathe easy   
Chagos retrospective - A cruiser's paradise   
2015 Summer Sailstice – Top ten reasons to sail this weekend   
Sunsail to find out what happened to the missing boat and its crew   
Search for ‘victims’ in challenging Port Macquarie marine rescue test   
Fountaine Pajot unveils impressive new 40’ sailing cat   
Auction demand increases for all types of boats   
Boaters warned of dangerous conditions for entire NSW Coast   
Families of missing SA yachtsmen launch crowd fundraising initiative   
Salty Dawg Rally announces the schedule for the July Fourth Rendezvous   
Changed boating conditions on Newcastle Harbour this Sunday   
Swansea Bay tidal lagoon project gets green light   
Schengen area cruiser’s survey needs your input   
Irwin 52 Cutter Ketch – Ideal live aboard and extended cruising   
Laser coach rescues runaway yacht on River Derwent   
Volvo Ocean Race - Sailing needs more sponsors like Vestas Wind *Feature   
World Cruising Rallies converge on Marina de Lagos this June   

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