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It's on again - 2013 Medical Management for Mariners Course By John Keelty/Sail-World Cruising, 5:49 PM Fri 12 Apr 2013
The next Medical Management for Mariners (MMM) course will be held in April/May 2013 in Sydney at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA). Normal first aid courses are better than nothing, but they don't hold a candle to the information in this course which is aimed at leisure sailors to help other leisure sailors survive in times of injury and illness. ...[more]

The seven vital sailing boat diesel checks By John Jamieson, 1:39 PM Thu 4 Apr 2013
You turn the key, push the diesel engine starter button and your engine starts just as you expect. But did you realize that you still have 7 quick checks to make that could spell the difference between a trouble free day on the water or the challenge of sailing into your marina dock without an engine? Follow these seven vital tips from marine diesel guru Peter Compton. ...[more]

Book feature: 'The Sinking of the Bounty' By Sail-World Cruising, , 9:47 AM Sun 31 Mar 2013
And now, the book - well, eBook. The tragic sinking of the sailing ship HMS Bounty in October last year, which caused the death of one crew member and the ship's captain Robin Wallbridge, made instant world news. This was followed by many analyses by 'experts' and a well-reported formal investigation. The book was bound to follow. ...[more]

Protect Your Sailing Line with This Easy Whipping! By John Jamieson, 12:17 AM Thu 21 Mar 2013
If you are anything like me, nothing looks worse in marine rope than frayed strands. With prices soaring, you will want to protect the bitter end of all of your lines. Boost your marine knots knowledge with this fast, easy whipping that you can make in less than 60 seconds! ...[more]

This Low Cost 'Line Saver' Could Save Your Sailing boat! By John Jamieson, , 5:42 PM Wed 13 Mar 2013
What one piece of low cost sailing gear could save your boat in a howling gale, or when tied up in a slip or pier, or in a swell-swept anchorage or mooring? Without it, your sailboat might well become just another marine insurance statistic! Discover one of the cheapest--but often forgotten--pieces of 'must have' sailing gear that will keep your sailing boat safe throughout the sailing season!. ...[more]

Learn from Hurricane Sandy on March 12 - wherever you sail By BoatUS/Sail-World Cruising, , 9:38 AM Sat 9 Mar 2013
No matter where in the world you are, your boat can be subject to a catastrophic storm event. One of the worst weather events in world history happened recently when Hurricane Sandy hit the east coast of North America. So what can one learn from such an event? ...[more]

Child sailing safety: how safe is YOUR sailing club for kids? By Steve Prime, Burgee Program/Sail-World, , 9:44 AM Tue 5 Mar 2013
All yacht club officers and members want to ensure the safety of their smallest guests – children. This concern extends beyond participants of junior sailing programs and includes all young people, from the youngest toddlers up through young adults. But what is best practice and does your club have it? ...[more]

Book Review: Tasmanian Anchorage Guide - new edition released By Doug Cuming/Sail-World Cruising, 10:11 AM Sun 3 Mar 2013
Summer and early autumn, the perfect time to be sailing Tasmania, so it's good news that the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania have released the fifth edition of their Tasmanian Anchorage Guide, now with coloured maps of all their recommended anchorages around Tasmania. ...[more]

When in Doubt, Anchor Out! By John Jamieson, 6:03 AM Fri 1 Mar 2013
Imagine that you approach the harbor entrance to a major city on a calm, but black, starless night. You strain your eyes through binoculars to search for the line of buoys that mark the approach--and see nothing. No flashes. No lights. You sweep to the right and left to look for the city lights--and see nothing. No signs of life anywhere. What do you do now? ...[more]

Expose on EPIRBS - what price safety? By Neil and Ley Langford, 12:44 PM Tue 19 Feb 2013
Neil Langford, sailing with his wife Ley on Crystal Blues in Thailand, is considering crossing the Indian Ocean and reaching the Atlantic via Africa in a loose network of cruising sailors this year. While preparing, they have made some surprising discoveries about EPIRBs, which they share here: ...[more]

One sailing incident and the lessons learned By Newport Bermuda Race/Sail-World Cruising, , 5:11 PM Wed 13 Feb 2013
One of the significant aspects of all sailing is the incredible cooperation and transfer of knowledge between sailors. Last year there was a serious incident during the Newport Bermuda Race, from which many lessons could be learned, by both cruising and racing sailors alike. ...[more]

Lessons all boat owners can learn from Hurricane Sandy By BoatUS/Sail-World Cruising, , 10:08 AM Wed 13 Feb 2013
Boat US are running a series of Webinars (March 5, 12, 26) on the cause and prevention of hurricane damage using lessons learned in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, which caused the single-largest recreational boating industry loss ever recorded - $650 million in damage to boats alone. ...[more]

Happy Hooking, The Art of Anchoring, now in Kindle By Sail-World Cruising, , 12:39 PM Tue 12 Feb 2013
'Happy Hooking – the Art of Anchoring' is a very readable book loaded with valuable information on anchoring tackle, technique, tying up and rafting, etiquette, as well as the occasional anecdote - but it's not new. What is new is that the book, the highest selling anchoring book on Amazon, is now available in a Kindle Edition. ...[more]

Book of the Week: The Atlantic Crossing Guide, sixth edition By OCC/Sail-World Cruising, 9:16 AM Tue 5 Feb 2013
Crossing the Atlantic - it is rumoured to be rough, unpredictable, and there are few places to stop along the way, certainly none around the half-way mark. So choosing the best route, the right time and learning a hundred other tricks can make the difference between a hard slog, or worse, and a fantastic adventure. Enter the Atlantic Cruising Guide, sixth Edition. ...[more]

Calling UK Sailing Clubs: Attend RYA Club Clinics 2-3 March By Susie NationGrainger/Sail-World Cruising, 9:08 AM Tue 5 Feb 2013
Calling UK Sailors: If your club is seeking advice on legal issues, tips on increasing club membership or perhaps wants to know more about club racing, then the new RYA Club Clinics at the RYA Dinghy Show will provide the perfect opportunity to ask the burning questions. ...[more]

Look for These Hidden Monsters of the Seven Seas! By John Jamieson, 6:11 PM Fri 1 Feb 2013
What can lurk just beneath the surface of the water? Or float atop the water like a monster awaiting its prey? These go by many names; deadheads, shipping containers, barrels, drums, and flotsam. And they all have the potential to stove a hole in your boat, crack your keel, damage your rudder, or bend your propeller or shaft like a twisted piece of linguine. ...[more]

'Sailing Close to the Wind' - following Phoenicia around Africa By Sail-World Cruising, , 2:16 PM Tue 15 Jan 2013
The long awaited book, Sailing Close to the Wind, about the Phoenicia's 20,000 mile voyage that recreated the first circumnavigation of Africa by Phoenician mariners is now available. The Phoenicia was a sailing craft recreated as a replica of those of the ancient Phoenicias. Philip Beale, as Captain, and his crew made the journey to prove the Phoenicians could have done it. ...[more]

Three thieves of boat engine's reliability - vital info for sailors By John Jamieson, , 7:36 AM Sun 13 Jan 2013
Like three thieves in the night they creep into your engine and work their way past the slumbering gate guards. Sliding and slithering like a nest of rattlers deep into the belly of your engine to wait... to rest. Until that moment that you push the starter button. And then they attack with relentless, merciless destruction.... ...[more]

Women Californian sailors meet for convention By BoatUS/Sail-World Cruising, , 10:45 AM Wed 9 Jan 2013
The west coast's premier sailing convention for women is set to launch on Saturday, February 2nd, at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club in Corona del Mar, California. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is primary sponsor of the 24th Annual Women's Sailing Convention, presented by the Southern California Yachting Association (SCYA). ...[more]

MOB - Learn the 'Elevator' Recovery Technique! By John Jamieson, , 7:07 AM Mon 7 Jan 2013
The thought of falling overboard scares most sailors into a 'stay-aboard-at-all-costs' mindset. And yet this most serious of sailing emergencies does happen. Use these steps to prepare ahead of time with one little-known method that could be the perfect solution IF the person in the water is fully conscious and in good shape and you have successfully positioned the boat ready for recovery.. ...[more]

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