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British cruising family joins sailing volunteers in the Pacific By Nancy Knudsen, , 4:23 PM Sat 9 Jun 2012
The Jackson Family, Mark, Catherine, Mia, 9 and Lachlan 7, from Jersey in the Channel Islands, bought Pegasus, their Nautitech 395 catamaran, in Greece and set sail in June of 2010. They left when Catherine thought she 'still understood the maths the children were doing', but what they are learning now in the Pacific will stay with the Mia and Lachlan for the rest of their lives ...[more]

Crew wanted to sail the North West Passage By Wave Train/Sail-World Cruising, 8:46 AM Mon 7 May 2012
Spring in the northern hemisphere means there will be a collection of sailing boats planning a North West Passage transit, lured by the promise of clear passage in summer caused by a rapidly warming planet. American Nicolas Kats is one of these, and he's looking for extra crew for a journey from Ireland to Portland. ...[more]

When a sea lion comes to dinner... By Kate Elkington, Multihull Solutions/Sail-World, 9:45 AM Wed 18 Apr 2012
Cruising sailors Jackie and Graham had been warned that on arrival in the Galapagos they should try to prevent the sea lions from sleeping on the trampolines of their catamaran. However, word of the comfort of their beautiful Fountaine Pajot Lipari 41 must have leaked out. Read the story: ...[more]

Can you beat this? 36 years spent long range cruising By Renate Johns, , 1:37 PM Sun 19 Feb 2012
Can you beat this? They have travelled four times around the world on boats they built themselves, spent an amazing 36 years long range cruising, and now in their eighties, have decided to call it a day and go back to live in their home town of Rochester - not in a house but a houseboat. ...[more]

A sailing adventure: Late Night Visitor By Jack Binder, 11:29 AM Tue 24 Jan 2012
All the adventures cruising sailors have don't relate to horrendous seas or idyllic anchorages. Every now and then a cruising sailor, moving from strange anchorage to strange anchorage and strange marina to strange marina comes upon a human dilemma. Jack Binder, sailing the Australian coastline with his wife Jude, here tells a moving story of a late night visitor in a marina. ...[more]

Inland waterways - an anchoring challenge Downunder By Grant Headifen, 10:27 AM Tue 10 Jan 2012
Grant Headifen, CEO of NauticEd online sail training school, here recounts a sailing adventure he had with Canadian long-range cruisers, Christine and Chris Ellsay and their four kids, Alexandra, Andrea, Ryan and Cari, on Stray Kitty. Togehter they were sailing the tricky inland waterways between Australia's holiday playground of the Gold Coast and Moreton Bay, the entrance to Brisbane. ...[more]

'By the Berth' sailing holidays - making life easy By Sail-World Cruising, , 10:13 AM Tue 3 Jan 2012
So you want to go sailing AND you need a holiday, but you don't have a boatload of people to join you in chartering a boat. One travel company is now making life easy by introducing sailing holidays in some of the world's prize cruising grounds - places like Thailand, Croatia and Greece - with one big difference. ...[more]

Sailing into Rangiroa Atoll, a breath-stopping entry By Vincent Bossley, , 12:19 PM Sun 1 Jan 2012
Vince Bossley, the author of ebook '101 Dollar Saving Tips for Sailors' here tells the story of his adventures in the South Pacific, this time at Rangiroa Atoll, French Polynesia. It is an extract from his other publication, 'Sailing Adventures in Paradise' ...[more]

An eBook for just $10: '101 Dollar Saving Tips for Sailors' By Nancy Knudsen, 5:17 PM Tue 13 Dec 2011
Whether you are already sailing oceans or simply planning your first overnight adventure, there's an ebook that you won't want to be without. Most cruising sailors are not on an unlimited budget, that's why you'll value Vincent Bossley's ebook, '101 Dollar Saving Tips for Sailors'. The sailor in your family might thank you forever, and right now a special offer means the ebook is only $10. ...[more]

A mammoth cruising voyage completed by Scotsman By Sail-World Cruising, 3:00 AM Sun 20 Nov 2011
Every day somewhere in the world someone is preparing for, departing on, or returning from the sailing trip of a lifetime. Here we tell of a Scottish sailor who, through good seamanship and a healthy supply of determination, has just completed a mammoth voyage. ...[more]

Sailing with Balvenie: Fascinating ancient Fés - Morocco By Amanda Church and Mark Farrell, 8:19 AM Sat 22 Oct 2011
Balvenie is a 47foot fractional rigged, centre cockpit sloop ,being sailed by Amanda Church and Mark Farrell, who have so far sailed her 26,263 miles. Currently they are in Morocco..... ...[more]

Australian adventure sailors challenge the North West Passage By Sail-World Cruising round-up, 6:50 AM Sun 18 Sep 2011
Two young Australian cruising sailors have begun a voyage through the North West Passage - that alluring passage that has so fascinated sailor for centuries and led explorer, sometimes to their deaths, for 160 years until it was finally conquered by Roald Amundsen in 1906. ...[more]

Sailing with Balvenie: Spain's Atlantic coastline By Amanda Church and Mark Farrell, , 12:30 PM Wed 14 Sep 2011
New Zealander cruising couple Amanda Church and Mark Farrell continue to cruise in their 47ft fractional rigged sloop Balvenie, in which they have already covered over 25,00nautical miles. They are now exploring the Atlantic coastline of Spain: The weather was calm enough for us to enjoy four nights at anchor at Puerto Sherry. ...[more]

Sailing with Balvenie - finding a real Spanish Bullfight By Amanda Church and Mark Farrell, , 11:24 AM Mon 5 Sep 2011
New Zealander cruising couple Amanda Church and Mark Farrell continue to cruise in their 47ft fractional rigged sloop Balvenie, in which they have already covered over 25,00nautical miles. They have been cruising in the Mediterranean for four summers, but have now - momentously - left the Med and headed north to cruise the Atlantic coast of Spain, reaching Barbate for their first night. ...[more]

Balvenie's red-letter-day: Goodbye to the Med By Amanda Church and Mark Farrell., , 4:41 AM Tue 16 Aug 2011
New Zealander cruising couple Amanda Church and Mark Farrell continue to cruise in their 47ft fractional rigged sloop Balvenie, in which they have already covered over 25,00nautical miles. They have been cruising in the Mediterranean, but the day has finally come... ...[more]

Canadian gourmet sailors adventure on the wild side. By Lee Mylchreest, , 11:43 AM Tue 9 Aug 2011
When most cruisers set off to remote places they regard provisioning as a necessary evil and part of the preparation of the boat. Having to forage for food during the cruise is definitely not part of the agenda. However, three young Canadian sailors are turning that concept on its ear by sailing in search of a novel adventure on the wild side - new ingredients to make fresh culinary creations! ...[more]

Sailing with Balvenie: Excursion to Ronda, 'Andalusia's Gem' By Amanda Church and Mark Farrell, , 7:29 AM Sun 7 Aug 2011
New Zealander cruising couple Amanda Church and Mark Farrell continue to cruise in their 47ft yacht Balvenie. They have now reached Gibraltar, where maintenance issues and the weather are keeping them from sailing on. Leaving their yacht in Ocean Village at Marina Bay, they spend their time touring and here they describe their journey to Ronda, 'Andalusia's Gem' ...[more]

Voyaging with Velella: The Pacific Northwest of the USA By Meghan Cleary, American Sailing Association, , 11:42 AM Fri 29 Jul 2011
Continuing the Voyaging with Velella series by ASA writer-at-large Meghan Cleary. Meghan and her husband Prescott have been cruising aboard their boat Velella for the past 8 months, now in the Pacific Northwest, and they have just entered the Columbia River. As we left huge forests of kelp and throngs of sea lions behind outside the Columbia River bar, I imagined Velella relaxing ...[more]

'Sock Assist' -iPhone app for roving sailors, maybe... By Greer Bland/Sail-World Cruising, , 6:32 AM Mon 18 Jul 2011
Sensis, the Yellow Pages company, has made travel that little bit easier for roving Australians with the launch of its new iPhone app: ‘Sock Assist’. Fronted by the cheeky green Sock puppet, it could be excellent for cruising sailors, who comprise part of only 8% of Australians who travel without prior arrangements. ...[more]

Sailing with Balvenie: Excursion to Morocco By Amanda Church and Mark Farrell, , 12:51 PM Sun 17 Jul 2011
New Zealander cruising couple Amanda Church and Mark Farrell continue to cruise in their yacht Balvenie, a 47foot fractional rigged, centre cockpit, sailing sloop built in 1991. Cruising the western end of the Med, they take a short side excursion to Morocco: With Balvenie closed up we left her sitting in the marina in Ceuta, took a short walk up the road and caught the No 7 local bus... ...[more]

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