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Hatch Fan wins sailing innovation award By Sail-World Cruising, 6:22 PM Fri 1 Feb 2013
A product which was made a new Product of the Week by Sail-World Cruising back in October has just won a 2013 Pittman Innovation Award. It is the Caframo Taku Hatch Fan. While wind scoops work wonderfully in a breeze in an anchorage, and some of the better ones even work to the wind in a marina, if there's no wind and you don't go to air-conditioning, this hatch fan could be your answer. ...[more]

UK sailors: Nominations open for 2013 RYA Volunteer Awards By Susie NationGrainger/Sail-World, 6:14 AM Fri 25 Jan 2013
Attention British sailors: Britain's Royal Yachting Association (RYA) has officially commenced the search for 2013’s most inspirational volunteers in Britain by opening nominations for the 2013 RYA Volunteer Awards. The awards which have been running for over thirty years recognise the outstanding contributions made to our sport by volunteers throughout the UK. ...[more]

Hero 10-year-old's quick action avoids marina boat fire By Sail-World Cruising round-up, 12:48 PM Wed 23 Jan 2013
An electrical fire on a boat is a scary thing and in a marina it can result in multiple boat losses. So it's no wonder 10-year-old Ellie Brosius is being hailed as a hero.While her parents were several boats away down the dock, Ellie, acting on her own initiative, averted an electrical fire by her quick action. She's such a hero she has been awarded a special medal from the local fire department ...[more]

Ocean Cruising Club announces 2012 Awards By Daria Blackwell/OCC/Sail-World, www.coastalboating.net , 10:58 AM Mon 21 Jan 2013
The Ocean Cruising Club (OCC), the world’s only truly global ocean cruising association, has announced the recipients of the OCC Annual Awards. Each year the OCC recognizes the achievements of ordinary individuals doing extraordinary things on the world’s oceans and brings those achievements to the attention of the sailing community at large. ...[more]

Yachting New Zealand gives annual Cruising Award - Not so Australia By Nancy Knudsen, , 3:13 PM Fri 30 Nov 2012
Yachting New Zealand has something that Yachting Australia seems to be allergic to - a Cruising Award. At the 2012 Yachting Excellence Awards, year Kerry Farrand received the Yachting New Zealand Cruising Award for his circumnavigation of the globe. ...[more]

Furuno wins its 205th Award for marine electronics By Furuno/Sail-World Cruising, , 4:17 PM Mon 8 Oct 2012
Furuno must be one of the most ubiquitous names in sailing. Great quality marine electronics. But even then it's amazing to learn that they have just won their 205th award from the USA's National Marine Electronics Association(NMEA), having just won four new ones at the latest Convention in Orlando. The NMEA has been making awards since 1971, and Furuno has been there. ...[more]

Product of the Week: AIS Virtual Beacon By Des Ryan, 10:06 AM Mon 25 Jun 2012
The new and innovative Virtual AIS Beacon is our product of the week. While not a product for direct use by the leisure sailor, it addresses the need to make hazards at sea visible when costly physical infrastructure is not appropriate or is impossible to deploy. It has won this year's 2012 IHS Safety Award in the Equipment category. ...[more]

Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club creams the Honours By Des Ryan, , 1:03 PM Fri 1 Jun 2012
At the eighth Asia Boating Awards, organized by Asia-Pacific Boating and China Boating magazines, the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club won 'Best Asian Yacht Club of the Year' and 'Best Asian Regatta of the Year' gongs. ...[more]

Yacht Feature: Antares III Best Sailing Yacht Award By Lee Mylchreest, 2:18 PM Fri 18 May 2012
Our Yacht of the Week is Antares III, the 30m yacht built by New Zealand-based Yachting Developments, a composite pilothouse sloop, was adjudged the ‘Best Sailing Yacht 30-40m’ in the The World Superyacht Awards 2012. ...[more]

Cruising Club of America recognises great sailing achievements By Kirsten Ferguson/Sail-World Cruising, 3:50 PM Wed 7 Mar 2012
There are no more auspicious winners than those who set out on adventurous expeditions without competing or known reward. Such is the life of the cruising sailor, yet every year the Cruising Club of America celebrates the achievements of some who have excelled in extraordinary ways. Last week the Cruising Club of America (CCA) celebrated its outstanding sailors of 2011 ...[more]

Bravery Award for volunteer who rescued seven By RNLI/Sail-World Cruising, 12:01 PM Wed 22 Feb 2012
A British volunteer is to be awarded a Silver Medal for Gallantry, one of the highest honours of the Royal National Lifesaving Institution (RNLI) for his bravery in rescuing the crew of a yacht, the sail-training owner of which has since had its accreditation removed by the Royal Yachting Association. ...[more]

European Yacht of the Year, Performance Cruiser: Pogo 12.5 By Sail-World Cruising, , 10:54 AM Mon 20 Feb 2012
The Pogo 12.5 was voted as the European Yacht of the Year in the 'Performance Cruiser' category. It is manufactured by French company Pogo Structures. It is no ordinary cruising sailing boat, having a carbon mast, a pivoting keel if you want it, no backstay and a roached main. ...[more]

Far Horizons Award 2011 to sailors who 'helped out island schools' By CCA, 10:44 AM Sun 5 Feb 2012
The Cruising Club of America (CCA) has selected Brian and Mary Alice O’Neill (Bainbridge Island, WA) to receive its Far Horizons Award for an admirable 25-month cruise circumnavigating the Pacific Rim, North Pacific Ocean. En route the two delivered school supplies to those in need and toured WWII sites. . ...[more]

Royal Yachting Association Club of the Year 2012 finalists announced By RYA, 1:59 PM Wed 1 Feb 2012
On Saturday 03 March the overall winner of Britain's prestigious RYA Club of the Year Award 2012 will be announced at the RYA Volvo Dinghy Show 2012. ...[more]

Blue Water Medal for 2011 awarded by Cruising Club of America By CCA, , 12:55 PM Wed 1 Feb 2012
Last week the Cruising Club of America (CCA) awarded its much sought-after 2011 Blue Water Medal to German cruising sailors Thies Matzen and Kicki Ericson for a commendable 24 years and 135,000 miles of sailing the oceans of the world with a focus in the high latitudes of the Southern Ocean. ...[more]

Tow boat captains honoured for heroism By BoatUS/Sail-World Cruising, , 8:16 AM Wed 18 Jan 2012
All leisure sailors know they owe a lot to the rescuers, be they Coastguard or volunteers, but tow-boat crews are often thought of as relegated to the secondary role of merely towing. So its gratifying to see rewards handed out, and that North America is honouring her tow boat captains - reading the incidents here below will tell why: ...[more]

Yachting Victoria: life membership for volunteer By Charlotte Azzopardi, Macedon Ranges/Sail-World, 7:27 PM Tue 6 Dec 2011
Fewer than 20 people have been awarded honorary life membership in the 100-year history of Yachting Victoria, and John Burgess is the latest. Burgess's years of dedication have been rewarded the rare honour. The Sunbury resident's love of the sea led him to working for them as a volunteer for more than 50 years. ...[more]

DAME Design Awards - Revolving portlight/porthole earns top honours By Sail-World Cruising, 4:18 PM Wed 16 Nov 2011
Overall Winner of the DAME Design Award 2011, just announced at the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) in Amsterdam, is the Italian-produced Revolving Portlight of S.C.M. (Stampaggio Costruzioni Meccaniche). The Jury felt that the Revolving Portlight from S.C.M. delivered an outstanding combination of inspired practicality, delightful aesthetics and first-class engineering. ...[more]

Tiny company with world reach wins 'Best of the Best' Excellence Award By Nancy Knudsen, , 9:10 AM Fri 21 Oct 2011
A world-wide specialist marine electronics company with only ten employees and based in West Sussex in the UK has won multiple awards including 'Best of the Best' at British Engineering Excellence Awards 2011, proving again that you don't have to be big to be excellent. ...[more]

US Sailing recognises best sailing centers in USA By Jake Fish, , 6:09 AM Sun 18 Sep 2011
US SAILING, the National Governing Body of the sport in America, has recognized nine community sailing centers that provide exemplary training and educational programs consistent with the curriculum standards of the US SAILING Training Department. ...[more]

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