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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. ...

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. ...

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. ...

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. ...

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. ...

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’. ...

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. ...

Trans Pacific Ocean challenge - Coxless Crew row into darkness + Video By, , 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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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! ...

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. ...

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. ...

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. ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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. ...

Gold Coast Marine Expo 2015 - The largest display of trailer boats By Gold Coast Marine Expo, , 8:06 AM Thu 16 Apr 2015 GMT
The largest display of trailer boats at any single location in Queensland – that’s just part of the unique X Factor set to inspire visitors at the 2015 Gold Coast International Marine Expo at Coomera from 21-24 May 2015. ...

Changed boating conditions at Sans Souci for first weekend of May By Transport Roads and Maritime Services, , 4:50 AM Thu 16 Apr 2015 GMT
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. ...

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. ...

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. ...

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. ...

H2O Kids Holiday Camp - 'Best camp ever!' By H2O Sports Academy Australia, Lake Macquarie, NSW , 5:44 PM Sat 11 Apr 2015 GMT
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. ...

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