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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

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If your an offshore sailor- this is a MUST READ. Every now and then, you come across a story of life changing importance. This is one of those. ... [more]  

Participants and guests of the 2015 Down Under Rally were entertained and engaged during the first ever Down Under Rally 'Welcome Week' here in Newcastle, Australia. ... [more]  

An Atlantic Crossing is a huge bucket list tick for both Annika and I. Neither of us had done it before and it would be the furthest from land either of us have ever been. Only one other crossing on our route home will be longer, the Galapagos to Marquesas which stands at 3,300nm. This leg would be 2,600nm as the crow flies but the traditional route will always take you almost to the Verde ... [more]  

Not convinced global warming is speeding up? Take a look at these two charts from NASA and the Japan Meteorological Agency. According to their datasets, October 2015 was the hottest month since global records began. ... [more]  

I am writing to try to recap the highlights and learnings from Week One of the projected 16-19 week solo, circumnavigation record attempt. ... [more]  

Years and months of intense planning and preparation finally paid off today as the yachts taking part in ARC 2015 made their way out of Muelle Deportivo in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria this morning. There was an air of excitement throughout the marina as the ocean adventure truly begins for 1125 sailors and even a few rain squalls throughout the morning could not dampen the spirits of the eager crew ... [more]  

Scenic Brisbane Water on the NSW Central Coast will soon welcome a world-class marina at Koolewong, a boating haven one hour north of Sydney. ... [more]  

How good does it get? by John Curnow
Insurance may not be the buzzword. There is not unobtanium for keels, spinach enhanced sails or hulls of cut diamond and vibranium fuel cells powering arc reactors to rave on about. No. It is numbers, facts, risk and documentation. Boring? No. Quite the contrary if you happen to have put your boat up on a reef or Hughie blows it off its mooring, smashes her through everything in sight... ... [more]  

A study by a team of U.S. and Australian researchers shows that long-term warming of the Indian and Pacific oceans played an important role in increasing the risk of the kind of devastating floods that struck Australia in 2010/2011. ... [more]  

Well, yes, the prestigious Yachting Australia Club of the Year award is certainly a distinguished ‘badge’ to be given. There are, however, many marks that go into attaining this highest of praises. The Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club (SSCBC) may not wax on lyrical about the many things it does so well, but its already esteemed profile just got a whole lot bigger. ... [more]  

Simrad's HALO™ Pulse Compression Radar, the world’s first high-performance recreational solid-state, open-array radar system with pulse compression technology, has won the prestigious 2015 Design Award METS (DAME) in the Marine Electronics category at the Marine Equipment Trade Show in Amsterdam, Netherlands. ... [more]  

El Niño and La Niña are opposite phases of what is known as the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) cycle. ... [more]  

After a nine-month journey, Race for Water Odyssey (R4WO) arrived in Bordeaux, France, today, concluding an unprecedented human and scientific adventure that began on 15 March and which took the team to 17 locations across the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. ... [more]  

Could this be sailing's top safety gear? by Captain John Jamieson, Florida
Look over most production sailboats or powerboats today, and you can bet you will see a lack of grab rails. We are often told that we shouldn't sail without loading up on safety equipment like personal flotation devices, safety harnesses, EPIRBs, survival flares, or liferafts. But for some reason, grab rails seem to end up near the bottom of the heap. ... [more]  

After five days sheltering from strong southerly winds, we departed Basaruto in Mozambique with a decent weather window, in company with six other vessels. ... [more]  

The 2015 edition of the METSTRADE show was opened for business on Tuesday 17 November with the traditional Breakfast Briefing at RAI Amsterdam. ... [more]  

In 2016, the 'International Aegean Sailing Rally', the competition organized by the Hellenic Offshore Club, will complete 53 years of life. Fifty-three years of challenges and seamanship in one of the most difficult sea areas of the Mediterranean. This is a highly demanding event and it requires early planning. For that reason HORC organizing committee has carefully planned the route of 2016 race. ... [more]  

METS Joint win for Dame Design Award by Sigrid van der Wel - METSTRADE
The prestigious DAME Design Award has gone to joint winners for the first time in its 25-year history. Jury chair Bill Dixon presented the overall DAME award to the Lume On™ LED light from Spinlock and the Electric Stabilising Fin and Interceptor System from Humphree during the opening ceremony of the METSTRADE show in RAI Amsterdam ... [more]  

A strong and mature El Niño continues in the tropical Pacific Ocean. The majority of international climate outlook models indicate that the 2015-16 El Niño will strengthen slightly before the end of the year and this means it could be amongst the strongest ever. ... [more]  

Every recreational boat, no matter how big or small, has a skipper. The skipper is legally responsible for the safety of their boat and all on board, and can be prosecuted for breaching safety rules. Maritime NZ Deputy Director and Chair of the Safer Boating Forum*, Lindsay Sturt, said in one example the court ordered a skipper to pay $3,000 after he endangered four people in another boat. ... [more]  

Multihull Solutions in conjunction with Yachtshare has announced an exciting new syndicate opportunity of a new NEEL 45 cruising trimaran based in Queensland. ... [more]  

2015 Atlantic Rally for Cruisers – Sailing crews from 30 nations create carnival atmosphere with flags and bands. With one week to go before the ARC 2015 fleet leave Las Palmas for Rodney Bay in Saint Lucia, crews from the 179 yachts already berthed in the marina took part in the official ARC 2015 Opening Ceremony. ... [more]  

Changed boating conditions on Pipers Creek at Forster Keys by Transport Roads and Maritime Services
Boaters are reminded to keep clear of a section of Pipers Creek at Forster Keys this weekend for the safe staging of dragon boat races. ... [more]  

OK, Sit up and pay attention, THIS is a life exam subject and when you reach the Pearly Gates, your results today will count towards your final destination ... [more]  

In our last edition we had just departed Almerimar Spain en-route to the Canary Islands. We had waited for a weather window having had a week of westerlies so when the easterlies hit, it was time to go. ... [more]  

El Niño disrupts the marine food web + Video by
Since the spring of 2015, observations collected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and NASA indicate El Niño conditions in the equatorial Pacific have been strengthening to a magnitude similar to events in 1997–98 and 1982–83 ... [more]  

Dead silence falls over Tasiilaq. Whatever mid-winter daylight appeared briefly in this village on the southeast coast of Greenland is long gone, leaving the afternoon pitch black. A fresh layer of snow from the morning covers the ground, reflecting the darkness around it. The vacuum of space is clear, and stars glint behind snow-covered mountains. ... [more]  

When you stop to think about it… sailing is pretty amazing. From a historical perspective, through its role in travel, trade and war, it was the absolute hinge of western civilization for hundreds of years. Through that time, sailors’ slang and terminology became rooted in the English lexicon and still exists profoundly to this day. ... [more]  

On this date, in 1963 a cook aboard a trawler called Ísleifur II – sailing south of Iceland – spotted a column of dark smoke rising from the surface of the sea. The ship’s captain thought it be a boat on fire and turned his vessel to investigate. What they found was an island in the process of being born: explosive volcanic eruptions originating from below the sea surface, belching black columns o ... [more]  

To anyone who has been on an airliner hit by lightning, the flash and crack of the strike are vivid memories. It certainly gets your attention and when you land, all the technicians definitely run to the aircraft and give it a very close inspection. So now that we have heightened your senses, let us all remind ourselves that a lightning strike is not always fatal, ... [more]  

Hi all previous Heaven Can Wait participants, the 2016 Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta is just three months away – February 20 / 21, and the entry system is now open so you can put your entry in right now. 2016 will be the 10th anniversary of the running of this regatta and clearly we would like it to be a big one – again raising money for the Hunter Branch of the NSW Cancer Council ... [more]  

To anyone who has been on an airliner hit by lightning, the flash and crack of the strike are vivid memories. It certainly gets your attention and when you land, all the technicians definitely run to the aircraft and give it a very close inspection. So now that we have heightened your senses, let us all remind ourselves that a lightning strike is not always fatal, ... [more]  

On the road by SV Taipan
We Left Fernandina beach and Taipan on Saturday 23rd August. On Friday we hauled her out of the water and made her fast on the big cradle at Tiger Point Marina ready for storage for a few months during the worst part of the Hurricane season ... [more]  

Port Mathurin, Rodrigues – The joy of music
Antarctica has much more coastal snow with climate warming
Madagascar To Mozambique – Things that go bang in the night
The Moken Sea Nomads through the eyes of photographer Cat Vinton
Skippers reminded boating compliance operation starts tomorrow
Yachting Australia and SOLAS partner on safety review projects
Beneteau Cup – Totally imbued.
Hamilton Island Race Week 2016 - Accommodation options
Remarkable Australian launch success for new Fountaine Pajot models
Changed boating conditions on Hawkesbury River this Sunday
Lifejackets save lives – more people are getting them on
Theyr launches free Weather and Ocean Forecasting App for mariners
Benefit evening for James and Somira - Anasazi Girl - November 21
Beneteau Cup – You just want to be there…
Paper. Ruler. Dividers.
Know boats, me?
Plastic in the Pacific Crusade – Part 8 – Destination Spain
World Cruising Club's ARC+ 2015 sets sail
Plastic in the Pacific Crusade – Part 7 – Destination Italy *Feature
2015 Q3 IMB Piracy Report – Southeast Asia cracks down
Beneteau Cup - A little bit of this, and a whole lot of that!   
Friends of the sea launch Seabin street waste solution   
The great fresh water seas   
Skipper safety obligations under the spotlight   
Could you dock your sailboat under bare poles?   
A night of courage and loss + Video   
Au Revoir Madagascar and thanks for all the fish   
Kiwi Yachting brings new Reel winch to New Zealand   
Island cruising preparation seminars coming up   
2015 Tropical Cruising – Passage Planning – From the SW Pacific to NZ   
30th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers prepares to set sail   
Enter now for lifejacket video competition - Safer Boating campaign   
Changed boating conditions on Wyangala Dam this weekend   
Changed boating conditions at Glebe Island Bridge in Rozelle Bay   
Changed boating conditions on Tuggerah Lake at the entrance   
Australia’s new state-of-the-art Icebreaker unveiled   
Seldén expand their range of winches   
Wear a lifejacket - Don't risk your life + Video   
Plastic in the Pacific Crusade – Part 6 – Destination Greece   
Plastic in the Pacific Part 5 - Preparing for a world-wide cruise   

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