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Satellites Rescue 353 in USA alone in 2007 By NOAA, 12:16 AM Mon 21 Jan 2008
'Don't leave home without your PLB (Personal Locator Beacon) but make sure it is a 406' - that's the message from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA), whose satellites located 353 people for rescue organisations in 2007 - in the USA and its surrounding waters alone. ...[more]

Pos.Vacant - Participation and Training Manager By Yachting Australia, 10:23 AM Sat 19 Jan 2008
Yachting Australia seeks to appoint a full-time Participation and Training Manager. The Participation and Training Manager will be responsible for leading and managing the provision of quality boating training in Australia and creating an environment and culture within yachting that encourages the sport to seek to attract new participants. ...[more]

Eddie Warden Owen takes over at RORC By PR, 3:20 AM Sat 19 Jan 2008
The Royal Ocean Racing Club today announced the management changes with the appointment of Eddie Warden Owen as its Chief Executive Officer from late February and Ian Loffhagen as the new Racing Manager. ...[more]

Golding to receive CCA award By Dana Paxton, 12:01 PM Wed 16 Jan 2008
Mike Golding was selected by the Cruising Club of America to receive its 2007 Rod Stephens Trophy for Outstanding Seamanship for his heroic rescue of Alex Thomson in the Southern Ocean during the 2006 Velux 5 Oceans Race. This is a perpetual trophy to recognize 'an act of seamanship which significantly contributes to the safety of a yacht or one or more individuals at sea.' ...[more]

Knox-Johnston Raymarine YJA Yachtsman of the Year By , 6:40 AM Wed 16 Jan 2008
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston won the prestigious title of Raymarine/YJA Yachtsman of the Year – making it a double for the boys, following Laurence Greenough taking the title of Raymarine Young Sailor of the Year ...[more]

Need help? . . . . Call your local Pub By Nancy Knudsen, 6:20 AM Tue 15 Jan 2008
Yet another yacht is afloat in the Atlantic after a British yachtsman was rescued, curiously, by calling his local pub to raise the alarm. It raises again the question of whether one should scuttle a yacht when abandoning it, so that it doesn't become a potential hazard for other vessels. ...[more]

Ever popular Fashion Show at London Boat Show By onEdition, 7:26 PM Sun 13 Jan 2008
That essential and ever popular Boat Show feature, the Fashion Show, brightened the opening day at the 2008 London Boat Show. Useful for the skipper looking for something to kit his stalwart crew in . . . . . . ...[more]

China's Super-Rich Buying Yachts By Claudia Blume, China Confidential, 11:15 PM Sat 12 Jan 2008
For boat manufacturers, the yachting market of the future is China, where luxury sailing yachts and motorboats are becoming the ultimate accessory of the super-rich. New marinas are being developed, and the government is promoting sailing ahead of next year's Olympics. Claudia Blume reports from Hong Kong. ...[more]

Battle of the London Boat Shows - Round 2 By Gerald New, 6:53 AM Sat 12 Jan 2008
The 2008 Collins Stewart London Boat Show was officially launched Friday at ExCeL by actor Griff Rhys Jones, along with boating legend Sir Robin Knox-Johnston. This is the second major Boat Show in London within two months - the Whyte & Mackay Boat Show was held at Earls Court just before Christmas ...[more]

America's Cup: Valencia docking concession ends By Valencia Life, 4:06 AM Sat 12 Jan 2008
Following the end of the ACM concession on the America's Cup bases in Valencia Port in December 2007. The Valencia Mayoress, Rita Barbera, has been meeting with the local Economy Conseller to study the possibility of returning the dock to its normal function ...[more]

Robot Boats to Hunt High-Tech Pirates By Eric Sofge, Military.com, 7:21 AM Tue 1 Jan 2008
The U.S. Navy and Coast Guard have expressed interest in the 30-ft.-long Protector, a robot boat which comes mounted with a machine gun and could be retrofitted for commercial use. ...[more]

Sail developments break the speed barrier By Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team, 8:45 PM Sun 30 Dec 2007
When Rani took line honours in the first Sydney to Hobart race in 1945, she had been at sea for more than six and a half days. Thirty years later the American maxi ketch Kialoa became the first yacht to sail the course in under three days and Kialoa’s record stood for 21 years - In 2005 Wild Oats XI set a new record with a time of 1 day 18 hours 40 minutes 10 seconds ...[more]

Superyacht Stuck Two Years, Struggles to Freedom By Capt. Tom Serio, The Triton/Sail-World Cruising, 9:30 PM Sun 30 Dec 2007
Last July, Sail-World Cruising published an bizarre story about the megayacht Legacy, marooned four miles off Florida's Key West since she was deposited there by Hurricane Wilma in October 2005. Owner Peter Halmos and the crew were onboard during the hurricane, and Halmos and his Captain have, incredibly, stayed on board or close in a houseboat ever since, trying to free the $30million yacht ...[more]

Men, Flying Machines and their Pictures By Bruce Mongomery/Rolex Sydney Hobart Media Centre, 8:25 PM Sun 30 Dec 2007
The images that have made the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race arguably the most dramatic event in Australian sport are the work of some of the world’s greatest yachting photographers working in tandem with Australia’s most experienced pilots. Photographs by the Italian Carlo Borlenghi and Swiss Daniel Forster, and Australians Ian Mainsbridge and Richard Bennett, amongst others ...[more]

RYA wants your opinion on new Wind Farm plans By RYA, 7:50 PM Thu 27 Dec 2007
The Department of Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform is conducting a consultation into the proposed scope of Strategic Environmental Assessment for a Draft Plan to for over over 4,000 wind turbines in offshore wind farms around the UK ...[more]

Earthrace set for second World Record attempt By Rob Kothe Powerboat-World.com, 8:02 PM Sun 23 Dec 2007
Pete Bethune, New Zealand skipper of the 78 foot wave piercing trimaran Earthrace, has announced his second challenge to break the round the world speed record, beginning from Valencia in Spain on 1st March 2008. Throughout her visit to London (18 Dec – 1 Jan), Earthrace will be open for visitors to go on board and meet the crew at the QEII Pier, Greenwich ...[more]

Thelma and Gloriana - Grace and Pace By Richard Gladwell, 4:36 AM Sun 23 Dec 2007
Two more Logan restorations were launched recently in Auckland. Gloriana was launched in 1891 and was built by the Logan brothers afterhours, for their own use. She is 34ft overall on a waterline of just 24 ft. Thelma was launched six years later in 1897 ...[more]

Calendars of note for 2008 By Sail-world.com/uk, GBR , 8:20 PM Sat 22 Dec 2007
Nothing worse than a dyed in the wool dinghy sailor getting that big boat ocean racer calendar, while the classic wooden boats enthusiast gets the latest carbon foiled Moth flyers! There is something for everyone out there and the Internet is the place to find them ...[more]

World Speed Record - aiming for 50kt - Wot Rocket By Rob Kothe, 8:17 PM Sat 22 Dec 2007
Built to break through the 50 knot barrier, the 9 metre, purpose built Atlantic proa style looks like a cross between Macquarie Yellow Pages and a foiling International Moth and a sailplane/glider. The Wot Rocket is half sailboat and half sailplane; a nine metre long canoe style hull with two tiny foils ...[more]

Saddam's Superyacht for Sale By Des Ryan, 2:54 AM Tue 18 Dec 2007
Saddam Hussein ordered it in 1981, and it was built in Helsingor, the city of Shakespeare's Hamlet, by Danish shipyard Helsingor Vaerft. But curiously Saddam never took delivery of it. It was in the second year of the Iran/Iraq War, and maybe he had other things on his mind ...[more]

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