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Newsletter Archive
Laser and Star Worlds are on! | 06/05/2012
Racing is heating up in the VOR! | 29/04/2012
Three bullets for Carbonado at Charleston Race Week! | 21/04/2012
Big winds in Naples - Racing cancelled today! | 15/04/2012
Leg 5 victory for PUMA! | 07/04/2012
The Canadian Sailing Team is ready for London! | 01/04/2012
Challenges in the Southern Ocean! | 25/03/2012
The RS:X Canadian Sailing Team in Spain! | 17/03/2012
Canadians are racing in Miami! | 10/03/2012
Oman Teams win in Oman! | 04/03/2012
Big gamble for PUMA! | 26/02/2012
Another win for Telefonica! | 19/02/2012
Three Canadians rescued at sea! | 11/02/2012
Three in a row for Team Telefonica! | 05/02/2012
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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. ... [more]  

Sea Whisper's adventures continue – Vanuatu by Lionel Dobson and Barbara Erickson
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 ... [more]  

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 ... [more]  

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. ... [more]  

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. ... [more]  

Boaters are reminded to keep clear of a section of Botany Bay at Sans Souci in the first weekend of May for the safe staging of jet-ski races. ... [more]  

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. ... [more]  

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. ... [more]  

Cruising in Male, Maldives by SV Crystal Blues
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. ... [more]  

H2O Kids Holiday Camp - 'Best camp ever!' by H2O Sports Academy Australia, Lake Macquarie, NSW
28 kids aged between seven and thirteen years took part in the second H2O Kids Holiday Camp at the H2O Sports Academy Australia from seven - nine April. The kids rated the camp as the best they'd ever been on. When you read through the list of activities they participated in over the three-day residential camp, you'll understand why. ... [more]  

Seafarers are being encouraged to take part in a unique global study, using a mobile phone app to record the effects of climate change ... [more]  

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. ... [more]  

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. ... [more]  

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. ... [more]  

2015 Gold Coast International Marine Expo - The world’s leading marine engine and generator brands have been confirmed for the 2015 Gold Coast International Marine Expo – ensuring it will once again be a true showcase of ‘all things aquatic’. ... [more]  

The Bureau of Meteorology has released severe weather warning for damaging winds and heavy rainfall for people in the Central West, Lower West, South West and South Coastal forecast districts ... [more]  

Bluewater Open Boat Weekend – More than just a boat show, more than a seminar, and more than simply a cruiser rendezvous; this event is a truly unique combination of all three and more still. ... [more]  

Zhik’s ZKG’s are a stylish, colourful and fun range of shoes that are designed to get wet, and are equally at home on the high street too. The high grip ZK™ soft sole is Zhik’s proprietary rubber formula and tread pattern, designed to instantly expel water from underneath the sole and achieve exceptionally high levels of grip in the wet, whilst also maintaining excellent levels of durability ... [more]  

New research published today in the journal Science Express (Thursday 26 March) describes how the ice shelves around Antarctica are thinning and therefore allowing more of the ice sheet behind them to flow into the sea. ... [more]  

Scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) have for the first time detected the presence of small amounts of radioactivity from the 2011 Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant accident in a seawater sample from the shoreline of North America. ... [more]  

NSW Maritime alert – Dangerous surf conditions forecast by Roads and Maritime Services Media
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 the South Coast of NSW to the Hunter region from tomorrow. ... [more]  

Just as crocus and daffodil blossoms signal renewal and the start of a warmer season on land, a similar 'greening' event—a massive phytoplankton bloom—unfolds each spring in the Atlantic Ocean from Bermuda to the Arctic. But, what happens to all that organic material produced in the surface ocean? ... [more]  

A look ahead - Two new forward-looking sonar systems by David Schmidt, Sail-World Cruising Editor
While the rigors and competitive pressures of the Volvo Ocean Race are far different than the average coastal or bluewater cruise, the simple fact remains that a head-on collision with a rock, a submerged container or a whale shark are sober-minded concerns. Fortunately, today’s state-of-the-art marine-electronics technology can help keep your vessel and your crew safe, provided your speed is low ... [more]  

The Race for Water Odyssey (R4WO) crew arrived today in Bermuda, the second witness island of the expedition. The crew will stay on the British Archipelago for six days in order to collect scientific data, enabling an initial global assessment of ocean pollution caused by plastic waste. ... [more]  

More Australians have purchased an innovative NEEL 45, in a reflection of the trimaran’s increasing popularity for world cruising. The most recent new owners bought the incredible trimaran from Multihull Solutions after conducting extensive international research into the best vessel for speed, performance and comfort. ... [more]  

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. ... [more]  

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. ... [more]  

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. ... [more]  

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]  

OceansWatch trials a climate change adaptation programme
Air Vanuatu resumes normal operations
Doyle Sails chosen as sailmaker for new superyacht in build at YDL
Seasonal Cruising - The best of both worlds
First scientific stop in the Azores for the Race for Water Odyssey
Coast Guard assists with sea turtle release off NC coast
Changed boating conditions for Water Ski Races at Wyangala
Vanuatu relief efforts – How you can help
Cruise Underway to Baja Rally - Kick off dinner announced
OceansWatch aids Cyclone Pam victims
Pirate life - An unforgettable experience
Sailors band together to get aid to cyclone stricken Pacific Islanders
Sointula -Beguiling Canadian destination just outside the Broughtons
Kwakume Inlet, British Columbia - An excellent all-weather anchorage
Largest glacier in East Antarctica is melting due to warm ocean water
Race for Water Odyssey - A unique race against oceans of plastic
Does age matter? Maybe not if you're a wandering albatross
Missing South African yacht search focuses west of Perth, Australia
Tropical Cyclone Pam – Latest update 8pm Sunday 15 March
Tropical Cyclone Pam – Latest updates
Vanuatu - Cyclone Pam brings deaths and, destruction   
Dinghy anchoring - important for crusing sailors   
Hunga Tonga volcano eruption forms new South Pacific island   
Beachside Radiology Coffs Ocean Swim - Changed boating conditions   
Volvo Ocean Race: Mastervolt - reliability for round the world racers   
Superior adds the EDGE II to Birkenhead Point Marina   
Boaters reminded of the dangers from exhausts   
Plans for fleet of UK tidal lagoons unveiled   
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   


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