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'Beyond First Aid' - vital course for sailors in Sydney By John Keelty/ Sail-World Cruising, 10:23 AM Mon 27 Feb 2012
Whether racing, cruising or simply messing about on the water there is nothing more isolated than a vessel at sea should an accident medical emergency arise. The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) will be presenting a one-session-only course, open to all, entitled 'Beyond First Aid' on 3rd April at the club house in Rushcutters Bay. ...[more]

Turn dreams into your future career in Rhode Island By Des Ryan, , 10:58 AM Sat 25 Feb 2012
If you are anywhere within reach of Rhode Island USA, and dream of living your working days in a sailing environment, this could be your chance! Or maybe you know of someone who has those dreams... ...[more]

Royal Yachting Association courses - online survey By Louise Nicholls/Sail-World, , 8:47 AM Wed 15 Feb 2012
Have you been taking sailing lessons and have a view on what should be offered? By taking part in a survey for the Royal Yachting Association (RYA), which certificates, not only schools in the UK but in many parts of the world and also is held as a model for many, you could be helping to change the way sailing skills are taught in the future. ...[more]

Stranded British sail trainees offered rescue from Ondeck By Sail-World Cruising round-up, , 10:42 AM Sat 11 Feb 2012
When Britain's Royal Yachting Association(RYA) acted to remove the accreditation of Sail Training School Hot Liquid, (see Sail-World story), it was not only the training school owners and employees who suffered. Sail trainees were also left in the lurch. Now another sail training company has stepped forward. ...[more]

Skill-building seminars for New Zealand cruising sailors By John Martin/Sail-World, 8:39 AM Fri 27 Jan 2012
Preparation is the key to successful offshore passage making. By the time you're thinking of heading offshore the average yachtie knows how to sail. This, however, is only a small part of the whole for a successful and enjoyable ocean passage. Island Cruising Association directors John and Lyn Martin offer a two day weekend seminar to share their knowledge after 37 passages to the Pacific Islands. ...[more]

How to get a tall mast under a small bridge By Mark Cherrington, , 7:40 AM Sun 22 Jan 2012
A long range cruiser - even a short range cruiser - is often presented with some curly problems to solve, and getting your yacht past a bridge that is too low for it is one of those challenges which many cruisers would just rather not tackle. But watching this video will show you how getting an 80ft rig under a 65ft span is not only possible, but easy - when you know how. ...[more]

Annapolis School of Seamanship - Third annual cruisers' workshop. By Des Ryan, , 10:33 AM Fri 20 Jan 2012
Want to improve your cruising skills and are in reach of Annapolis in Maryland? Break your neck to be there. In February will be a a rare opportunity to meet and interact with top industry experts, upgrade your skills, prepare better for your next voyage and compare notes with other cruising sailors. It's the Annapolis School of Seamanship! ...[more]

Book Review: 'Sail Away' by Nicola Rogriguez By Des Ryan, 7:10 AM Fri 6 Jan 2012
Sick of your own particular rat race? The nine-to-five routine? There’s never been a better time to buy a boat and sail away. Some Western economies are on the brink of collapse and a decent return on investments is hard to find - so why not cast off on the adventure of a lifetime? ...[more]

Using simple danger bearings for sailing navigation safety By John Jamieson, Florida , 10:17 AM Sat 31 Dec 2011
Strong winds heel your small cruising boat as you approach the rock-infested entrance to the pristine cove you’ve selected for an anchorage. Your main concerns are those ship-killing rocks on the starboard side of the entrance. What‘s the fastest, easiest method to back up your GPS navigation for safe passage? ...[more]

Book of the Week: 'Cornell's Ocean Atlas' new from Jimmy Cornell By Nancy Knudsen, 8:11 AM Fri 23 Dec 2011
Every book that Jimmy Cornell has published - and there have been thirteen of them - has been highly relevant, superbly presented, and most importantly, 100% accurate. We anticipate that Cornell's latest production, a large format full colour 'Ocean Atlas' will be no different. My copy has just arrived on my desk and it certainly eclipses all his other productions with its 'wow factor'. ...[more]

When to reef and the theory of righting moments By Grant Headifen, NauticEd, , 11:15 AM Sat 10 Dec 2011
When do you reef a boat when bay, lake or harbour sailing? Any why? Have you ever REALLY understood why a keel boat on a level sea simply cannot roll over? Here Grant Headifen of NauticEd gives a few tips for both skippers and crew for when out day sailing. ...[more]

Book Review: A Passion for Design By Lee Mylchreest, 1:07 AM Fri 9 Dec 2011
Looking for something really special for that yacht-mad sailor at Christmas? You can't go past the 200 page, spectacularly illustrated coffee table book, 'A Passion for Design.' Germán Frers is one of the top names within an elite group of international yacht designers with Nautor Swan and Hallberg Rassy in the portfolio. ...[more]

Royal Prince Alfred's vital Marine First Aid Course, 11 December By Mitch Watkins/Sail-World Cruising, , 4:41 PM Sat 3 Dec 2011
There's nothing more important for sailors than the ability to take care of an injured or sick crew member, and the skills required vary greatly from those from a normal first aid course. That's why, if you are anywhere within reach of Pittwater north of Sydney, the course being offered by the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club (RPAYC) could be vital one day when you least expect. Read on to see why ...[more]

Book Feature: 'RYA Offshore Sailing' By Rob Tickner/Sail-World Cruising, 7:36 PM Mon 28 Nov 2011
A couple of weeks ago we ran a feature on RYA's excellent treatise on Passage Planning. This week there's another guide from the RYA for cruising sailors, this time on offshore sailing in general, written by experienced sailor in many of the world's waters, Dick McClary. If you're just beginning to poke the bow of the boat into the ocean, 'RYA Offshore Sailing' could be a handy acquisition. ...[more]

Book Feature: Two new books from the authors of 'Two's a Crew' By Nancy Knudsen, 3:57 PM Sun 27 Nov 2011
First there is the adventure tale in Australia's Southern Ocean, sailing where even few Australian cruising sailors go, then there is the companion practical book, the result of a lifetime of sailing. Here are two new books from the authors of 'Two's a Crew', Jack and Jude Binder. ...[more]

Book of the Week: RYA Passage Planning By Rob Tickner, 9:10 PM Sat 19 Nov 2011
Planning, planning, planning. One of the great arts of seamanship. No sea voyage, whether long or short, offshore or within sight of land, should go ahead without adequate planning and this book is your perfect companion to help you prepare thoroughly before setting off. ...[more]

Book of the Week: DIY guide to replacing your boat's engine By Sail-World Cruising, , 7:54 PM Tue 15 Nov 2011
There's nothing worse than instruction manuals which read as though they were written badly in another language and then translated by a someone who doesn't understand the subject. If this frustrates you too, then you'll relate to this book. It is a practical, step-by-step illustrated guide to replacing a boat's engine, aimed at the DIY boat repairer. ...[more]

Book Feature: 'The Somali Pirates' aka 'Deadly Waters' By Sail-World Cruising, 11:49 AM Sun 16 Oct 2011
Are you fascinated by modern-day pirates? Then this might just be the book for you. Somali pirates have for many years terrorised long range cruising sailors with robbing and looting, but the game changed radically in the last year or two, with kidnapping, ransom demands and murder. Author Jay Bahadur, who has spent months infiltrating the world of the Somali Pirate, gives us a close-up look ...[more]

Country kid numbers surge in WA sailing development camps By Yachting WA, , 3:04 PM Sat 15 Oct 2011
Well done country sailors in Western Australia - the annual Yachting WA Development Camps have this year attracted a notable increase in participation by country sailors for the first time in many years. ...[more]

Girls and women start sailing in conservative Oman By Sail-World Cruising, , 7:35 PM Tue 11 Oct 2011
In a country where the great majority of women still wear the chador, girls are going sailing! Now women may be joining them too. Empowerment in Oman has received a strong impetus this week when Oman Sail launched a sailing programme exclusively for women and introduced 30 women sailors to an impressive gathering at Oman Sail’s office at The Wave Muscat. ...[more]

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