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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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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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Port de Marigot hosting Tall Ship Danmark during open ship day By Caribbean Sail Training, , 12:36 PM Thu 23 Apr 2015 GMT
Caribbean Sail Training announced today that the Port De Marigot in St.Martin will host once again one of their member vessels, the full-rigged Tall ship Danmark, on the Galisbay pier on Saturday May 2nd for an open ship day. The 252 feet (77 m) in overall length sail training vessel Danmark will be open to the public for viewing from 2.00 pm until 5.00 pm. ...
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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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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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All together now – US Sailing invites everyone to sail By Ken Quant, , 1:49 AM Fri 17 Apr 2015 GMT
US Sailing is inviting literally everyone to sail ‘together’ for the 15th annual, worldwide Summer Sailstice celebration of sailing. For current sailors this means starting their summer of sailing by hoisting sails on the summer solstice weekend of June 20/21. For non-sailors it’s an invitation connect with sailing at one of the thousands of sailing programs and facilities that are open ...
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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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Aid for Vanuatu – Cyclone Pam Aftermath By Jennifer Handley, , 4:45 PM Thu 16 Apr 2015 GMT
Bluewater Cruising Association members who have had the good fortune to sail to Vanuatu and explore this amazing archipelago will have felt heartsick when the country was levelled by Cyclone Pam last month ...
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Crusing sailors search for Piner’s Shoe Road - Tasmania By Jack Binder and Judith Binder, , 10:21 AM Thu 16 Apr 2015 GMT
Early in March, stored up with fresh food and grog, under headsail alone we sailed from Mill Bay, a wonderfully secure hideaway next to the tiny hamlet of Strahan in western Tasmania. ...
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Solomon Islands and Vanuatu - OceansWatch to aid Cyclone Pam victims By OceansWatch, , 9:49 AM Thu 16 Apr 2015 GMT
OceansWatch New Zealand is collecting funds for the cyclone relief effort and is being guided as to how the money should be spent by their Solomon Islands directors. ...
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50 Shades Of Blue - South Ari Atoll and Lux Resort By SV Crystal Blues, , 4:18 PM Wed 15 Apr 2015 GMT
Never Mind 50 Shades Of Grey - here there are 50 Shades Of Blue. We spent three delightful days on the Lagoon at Dhigurah, South Ari Atoll, Maldives. ...
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Waves setting records around Irish Coast By Ireland Afloat, , 12:34 PM Wed 15 Apr 2015 GMT
The waves just keep getting higher off Ireland's coast! ...
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OceansWatch vacancies - Yacht Skipper and Marine Biologists By OceansWatch, , 4:51 AM Wed 15 Apr 2015 GMT
This year we shall have two (possibly three) project yachts in the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, the 46’ double ender, Anna Rose and the 38’ Wharram, Tiki Catamaran, Anam Cara. One or two yachts will require a skipper. Both yachts will be prepared to NZ Category One safety standards. ETD New Zealand late May and return late November. An Immediate start is required for the skipper. ...
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What’s really in your marina dock contract? By D. Scott Crof, , 3:48 AM Tue 14 Apr 2015 GMT
Be sure to read your dock contract carefully, or you may be surprised to find that you can be held legally responsible for damages and injuries, even if you or your boat were not the cause. It all could be in the fine print of the marina or boatyard dock contract that hundreds of thousands of boat owners sign this time of year as the boating season returns. ...
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Cruising in Male, Maldives By SV Crystal Blues, , 11:16 AM Sun 12 Apr 2015 GMT
Male was a surprise to us - certainly more sophisticated and 'switched on' than we expected. From a cruising sailors perspective, it is an excellent place to provision before exploring the atolls and offers a complete range of boating support services. ...
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Secchi APP- smart way for seafarers to track effects of climate change By secchidisk.org, , 2:49 PM Sat 11 Apr 2015 GMT
Seafarers are being encouraged to take part in a unique global study, using a mobile phone app to record the effects of climate change ...
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Calgarians survive days in Honduran jungle following pirate attack By Ryan White, , 9:29 AM Sat 11 Apr 2015 GMT
A retiredCanadian couple from Calgary encountered pirates in the Caribbean Sea and lived to tell their tale. Loretta Reinholdt and her husband, Andy Wasinger, volunteered to act as the crew for a captain planning to transfer a 17 metre (55 foot) mono hull sailboat from Belize to Roatan in Honduras. ...
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Google Earth Charts - A new aid to navigation By SV Crystal Blues, , 8:50 AM Sat 11 Apr 2015 GMT
We have multiple electronic charting systems aboard Crystal Blues, with multiple sources of navigation data. But they are all inaccurate in many parts of the world. In some cases smaller nations simply can't afford to fund extensive maritime surveys. ...
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Missing sailor - I survived by staying inside, rationing By Tom Foreman Jr., , 8:21 AM Sat 11 Apr 2015 GMT
The man rescued from a disabled sailboat off the North Carolina coast responded to critics of his story on Monday, explaining that he avoided sunburn and blisters by staying in the vessel's cabin and that he survived by rationing food and water. ...
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