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ICE - a drug? hunk of frozen water? No, it's Super Sailcloth By Sail-World Cruising, 9:44 AM Wed 14 Aug 2013
New ICE - once you read this you might think you need it on your sailing boat. So - What is it? Is it a drug? Is it a hunk of frozen water? No, it's Super Sailcloth! Yes, Doyle Sails has announced the official launch of Stratis ICE, something they claim is is unique to their global network of lofts and very suitable for both cruising and racing sails. ...[more]

Annapolis Boat Show - the Jimmy Cornell seminars, 13/14 Oct By Nancy Knudsen, , 7:12 AM Tue 13 Aug 2013
If you are thinking of long distance cruising and are anywhere within reach of Annapolis, you won't want to miss the two-day Long Distance Cruising Seminar on Sunday 13 October and Monday 14 October 2013, at the Maritime Institute Conference Center, Linthicum, Maryland, USA. ...[more]

A foul story - at war with the crustaceans By Neil Langford, Crystal Blues, 7:01 AM Sun 11 Aug 2013
Ley and Neil Langford, long time cruising sailors, are in South East Asia - tropical waters - on their yacht Crystal Blues. Here Neil tells the secrets they and their fellow cruisers have developed for keeping the local crustacean population from taking over their boat, Crystal Blues, while stationary in a marina. ...[more]

Cleaning the cleaner: the Serious Pad Cleaner By Martin Flory/Sail-World Cruising, , 6:38 AM Wed 31 Jul 2013
This week's Product of the Week is the cleaner that cleans the cleaner. Cleaning tools deserve their own special washing to keep them in the best possible condition. This new Serious Pad Cleaner is a scientifically formulated powdered cleaner for rejuvenating buffing pads. Better still the product is environmentally friendly, being biodegradable. ...[more]

UK challenges EU over yachts ability to find diesel By Louise Nicholls, , 6:19 AM Fri 26 Jul 2013
Red Diesel is available up and down the remote corners of the coast of Britain, where 'white' diesel can't be found. To enable boaters continued access to travelling freely, the UK is supporting her leisure sailors against the EU. ...[more]

Rather clean your own hull - or sailing remotely? here's a solution By Sail-World Cruising, , 10:15 AM Tue 23 Jul 2013
If you'd rather clean your own hull, or need to because of where you intend to be sailing, here's a new product that you should consider when making a decision. Its initial selling price maybe high, but in a year or two, by avoiding that expensive yearly haul-out, you'll be way ahead. ...[more]

New: Rail Pod allows easy retrofit of instruments in cockpit By Sail-World Cruising, , 11:07 AM Wed 10 Jul 2013
Current sailing boat designs often have very open cockpits with few options for installing retro-fit instruments. But the ingenuity of the commercial sailing world knows no bounds, and UK Company Scanstrut Ltd has extended their successful Scanpod range with the launch of the new Rail Pod. ...[more]

RNLI Sea Safety Guide - now interactive By RNLI/Sail-World Cruising, , 3:28 PM Fri 28 Jun 2013
Nothing, it seems, is paper-only these days. (Then there's those, like Sail-World, who are digital only). The latest nautical aid, the Sea Safety Guide from the Royal National Lifesaving Institution (RNLI), has gone digital and interactive as well. ...[more]

USA's Women Coast Guard - the effort for recognition since 1915 By Lauren Laughlin/Sail-World Cruising, 7:44 AM Mon 24 Jun 2013
As cruising sailors, we depend heavily on the Coast Guard. What happens if you take a Coast Guard office and fill it full of women? Give up? No, this is not a joke. The answer always was … the same as if it were all male (some would say, better). But this was a difficult learning curve for traditionalists in the USA. ...[more]

Coming soon - the latest MOB location gizmo By Des Ryan, , 7:52 AM Sat 22 Jun 2013
There are many who say that no sailor SHOULD ever fall overboard if he or she complies with all correct safety procedures. If a cruising sailors does end up overboard, given that most cruising sailors sail short-handed, history says there is almost no chance of their recovery. Having said that, the latest gizmos might defy that statistic in the future - and here's a cracker: ...[more]

Something to ponder - Is your GPS system 100% safe? By Simon Jinks, RYA/Sail-World Cruising, 11:41 AM Sun 16 Jun 2013
Is your GPS system 100% safe? Even if you have multiple redundancies on board your sailing boat, what happens if the signal actually fails? How could that happen and what about the alternatives to GPS now being rolled out? Would they be a solution? - or if not, now that fewer and fewer sailors are carrying complete paper charts, what IS the solution? ...[more]

WARNING against electronic flares By Sail-World Cruising, 12:08 PM Mon 10 Jun 2013
Britain's Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has warned all sailors and other boaters that electronic flares will NOT substitute for the traditional pyrotechnic flare, while US Coastguard has commissioned a study. ...[more]

Death report points to life raft stowage failure By BBC/MCA/Sail-World Cruising, , 8:04 AM Sun 2 Jun 2013
It's useless having a good life raft on board if it's not stowed so that it will deploy in an emergency. These were the sad findings of a report into the deaths of three fishermen when their boat sank. It might have been a fishing boat not a sailing boat, but the warning is equally pertinent for sailors. ...[more]

Pocket Mariner launches nautical charts and navigation App By Kevin Doel, , 7:36 AM Sun 2 Jun 2013
Now here's another one. Pocket Mariner, the company behind popular sailing apps such as Compass Eye and Boat Beacon, has launched SeaNav, a nautical charts and navigation App. ...[more]

Inverter Installation: Troublshooting 101 By Don Wilson, , 7:16 AM Wed 22 May 2013
So you want to install an inverter, but with all the features and complexity of today’s more sophisticated units, you’re hesitant to take the plunge? Or, perhaps you’ve had some problems with your inverter, and you’re not sure if it’s a faulty unit … or a simple installation problem? ...[more]

Yacht Track Library - an ingenious new tool for cruising sailors By Daria Blackwell/Sail-World Cruising, 10:56 AM Tue 21 May 2013
At Sail-World Cruising we're always on the lookout for extra navigation aids to assist the cruising sailor, and we have found a beauty this week - and it needs your help to make it even better! ...[more]

Ready, set, wear your life jacket to work! By SOS Marine/Sail-World Cruising, , 6:59 AM Mon 20 May 2013
Aussie company SOS Marine announced today its support of 'Wear Your Life Jacket to Work' Day on May 17, 2013. SOS Marine joins boating professionals and boating enthusiasts in Australia and New Zealand to heighten awareness of different life jacket types that are available, including inflatable life jackets, and demonstrate their comfort and versatility by wearing them to work. ...[more]

Eight Safety Tips for a safe boating season By US Coast Guard/Sail-World Cruising, , 6:33 AM Mon 20 May 2013
As winter is finally loosening its grip and the beginning of the 2013 boating season is slowly beginning, the US Coast Guard urges boaters and leisure sailors to make the most of the season by keeping it as safe as possible. Here's eight safety tips so you will survive and enjoy your boating/sailing season: ...[more]

Digital Media Locker plus Blue Tooth connection for a dry iPhone By Sail-World Cruising, , 6:58 AM Sat 18 May 2013
Using an iPhone on board sailing boats is becoming more and more common as the marine Apps increase, but this product of the week does much more than protect your iPhone in a hazardous environment. We thought it was worth featuring, with its new Blue Tooth connection. ...[more]

Ten quick tips to make boat cleaning less of a chore. By Shurhold/Sail-World Cruising, , 5:28 PM Wed 15 May 2013
If you put off cleaning your boat, you are inviting expensive trouble, but cleaning can be such a chore. Here are ten quick common sense tips from Shurhold to make your cleaning go faster and be more effective. ...[more]

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