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Barcelona leaders a day from finish, Chinese gybes down south and more | 25/03/2015
VOR, Video, Pam, the Chicks and Leg 5 ahead | 16/03/2015
VOR start delayed - Action in Muscat - French sailing legend killed | 14/03/2015
Volvo Ocean Race – Vestas report and more time for analysis | 09/03/2015
Volvo, AC and design your own Rio key-ring teardrop | 02/03/2015
VOR Big tactical decisions - New AC NZ helmsmen - Cammas impressive | 27/02/2015
Volvo, BRW, AC 18 footers and more | 23/02/2015
A critical time for Olympic and Paralympic sailing | 16/02/2015
America's Cup, Barcelona and Volvo Buffaloes | 14/02/2015
Extreme 40, Volvo leg 4- Sailing news from the UK and beyond | 10/02/2015
Volvo Ocean Race - The Race within the Race | 05/02/2015
BAR in Bermuda, First AC45 in Italy, World Cup Miami, Barcelona..more | 31/01/2015
The Fat Lady is clearing her throat, VOR, Miami and more | 22/01/2015
Moth Worlds, Hugo Boss dismasted, VOR- head for Malacca, Plastic soup | 18/01/2015
Of Moths, Volvo, Barcelona and more… | 15/01/2015
New BAR HQ…Barcelona WR…Snake attack…Don’t shoot, we’re racing | 10/01/2015
Is your event, class or club getting its sailing news to the World? | 08/01/2015
Rolex Sydney Hobart wrap ...Redress significant... Tour de Comanche | 01/01/2015
Sail-World News – the eve of the 2014 Sydney Hobart | 25/12/2014
Big plan, Mapfre without Martinez, AC, £ 366,391.95 – Nico Interviews | 20/12/2014
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Boaters are reminded to keep clear of Toronto Bay at Lake Macquarie next weekend for the safe staging of the classic boat festival. ... [more]  

BCA Rendezvous - Sailing the Salish Sea by Bluewater Cruising Association
Come and join us at the BCA V.I. Rendezvous while sailing the Salish Sea! Mark your calenders for this fun event ... [more]  

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. ... [more]  

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. ... [more]  

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. ... [more]  

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. ... [more]  

Air Vanuatu has advised all domestic flights have returned to schedule. ... [more]  

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. ... [more]  

Lately I’ve become interested in people who are cruising part time. Perhaps part of me is dreaming of cruising again. ... [more]  

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. ... [more]  

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. ... [more]  

Changed boating conditions for Water Ski Races at Wyangala by Transport Roads and Maritime Services
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. ... [more]  

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. ... [more]  

With a beautiful coastline, vibrant fishing locations and must-see destinations, it's no wonder why cruising to Mexico is a dream for many people. Now, the knowledge and safety of traveling with the CUBAR 2015 fleet allows those dreams to become a reality for first time cruisers and veterans alike. ... [more]  

Cyclone Pam has left a huge amount of damage in its wake through the North East Solomon Islands (Temotu) and Vanuatu. Some lives lost, many houses damaged or completely destroyed. Fruit trees gone, gardens washed away or covered in debris, just root crops left in most instances ... [more]  

Recently I sailed from Torquay to Granville with the founder of the Rockfish Seafood chain, Mitch Tonks and The Seahorse, Dartmouth chef, Jake Bridgewood. ... [more]  

On Thursday the 14th of March, Cyclone Pam devastated the South Pacific island nations of Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands, leaving death and destruction behind. In Vanuatu the emergency has been big enough to trigger International Aid so whilst the job is massive, many planes are already arriving with supplies. ... [more]  

On BC’s long and storied coastline, theambitious cruiser’s bucket list is sure to contain literally hundreds of high-profile 'don’t-miss' spots.But over the years, one destination popped up regularly in our conversations with cruisers and landlubbers alike, people whose opinions we trusted. They spoke of this place reverently and urged us not to miss it ... [more]  

Having cruised the BC coast for several decades, we enjoy sharing information about the remote northern anchorages we’ve discovered over the years. However, the truth is that we haven’t really 'discovered' many of our favourite spots but were told about them by fellow mariners we have met out on the water – veteran boaters who’ve been more than happy to come aboard for a visit, unfurl a few charts ... [more]  

The largest glacier in East Antarctica is melting due to warm ocean water, according to Australian scientists. Until recently, the 74-mile-long (120km) Totten Glacier was thought to be surrounded by cold waters and therefore very stable and unlikely to shrink. ... [more]  

Race for Water Odyssey - A unique race against oceans of plastic by International Union for Conservation of Nature
A unique sailing expedition to create the first ever inventory of plastic pollution across the most polluted ocean areas set off yesterday from Bordeaux, France ... [more]  

A new study of the wandering albatrosses breeding on the sub-antarctic island of Bird Island (off South Georgia) reveals that age doesn't matter when foraging. The research, published in the journal PLOS ONE last month, shows that even when the birds reach old age, any reduction in muscle function and visual acuity didn't appear to affect their foraging behaviour. ... [more]  

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 ... [more]  

Currently cyclone Pam is situated 450km to the north of the New Zealand coastline and still tracking southeast at 55m/h. It is expected to lie about 150km east of East Cape (northern Gisborne) by midday Monday, then move away from the New Zealand coastline towards Chatham Island ... [more]  

As at 4pm today, severe tropical cyclone Pam was located about 200 nautical miles south of Port Vila and about 200 nautical miles east of Noumea in New Caledonia. The Tropical cyclone is then expected to move southeast over the next couple of days. Refer to the latest TC track map issued by RSMC Nadi at 2:18pm today. ... [more]  

Reports that at least eight people have so far been killed by cyclone Pam, one of the most powerful storms to make landfall, which tore through Vanuatu leaving a trail of destruction. ... [more]  

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. ... [more]  

A new island has been formed in the South Pacific after the eruption of an underwater volcano in Tonga ... [more]  

Beachside Radiology Coffs Ocean Swim - Boaters are advised changed boating conditions will be in place at Jetty Beach at Coffs Harbour on Sunday 29 March. ... [more]  

Mastervolt was chosen as the official electrical supplier to the race because of its integrated, technologically advanced systems and rugged components that can handle the abusive conditions of this around the world race. Throughout the race, the systems have provided the reliability that the racers require. ... [more]  

Superior Jetties recently completed an upgrade to the historic Birkenhead Point Marina, adding berths, a floating office and brilliant handrail system, EDGE II. ... [more]  

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. ... [more]  

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. ... [more]  

Sydney-Hobart contender Endorfin sets sights on Fremantle to Bali
French cruising sailor fined for concealing food by NZ Biosecurity
Big hurricanes reached US during prehistoric periods of ocean warming
Statewide compliance operation to encourage boaters to slow down
Winners announced as MHYC's Sydney Harbour Regatta comes to a close
Rio officials probe source of fish die-off in Olympic waters
Former Olympian Nicole Livingstone supports lifejacket safety
Help search for missing yacht online
Dangerous surf conditions for boaters
Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta - Overall report
What do you know about this Yacht Collision with a Manly Ferry??
Seven Days, 960 Miles thrilling voyage
BRIG lifestyle captured in print
New WA home for BRIG
Waterscape 2015 campaign sneak peak
NSW Governor to launch Rotary NSW Emergency Services Community Awards
Peter Boyd joins Doyle Sails NZ for Bay of Islands and Pacific Islands
Jonathan Nimerfroh captures nearly frozen waves on camera
Salty Dawg Rally™ announces Spring 2015 Rally schedule
Dutch Chief Mate suspended following tragic yacht incident
OceansWatch plans new expeditions to the Solomon Islands   
Changed boating conditions for Jetty Beach at Coffs Harbour   
Sailors for the Sea, Cruising Club of America team up to protect ocean   
Hamilton Island Race Week – Fantastic options to book accommodation   
Rescued Australian father and son are recovering fast   
10 tips from BoatUS for owners and renters   
Australian father-son duo delays trip back home   
The Wine List by Crystal Blues   
Father and son ready to embark on the journey of a lifetime   
10 ways to protect yourself from an unwanted shark encounter   
Beneteau Oceanis 35 - The 3-in-1 Marvel   
Baja Ha-Ha Cruise Rally – Overall report   
Oceans of Hope - A global voyage to change perceptions of Sclerosis   
Roads and Maritime Services expand live vision of conditions   
Boaters urged to postpone boating until conditions subside   
Rottnest Island set for the annual Festival of Sail   
Tropical cyclone Marcia set to hit Queensland coast possibly Cat 5   
Cyclone Warning- Marcia heads for Queensland coast   
Kite Controller gives wings to kayaks and canoes   
Turkish visas put restrictions on cruisers in Turkey   


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