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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]

North American sailors: Lessons from Sandy on fighting hurricanes By BoatUS/Sail-World Cruising, , 6:53 AM Wed 10 Jul 2013
North American Sailors: With the NOAA Climate Prediction Center forecasting an 'active or extremely active season this year,' sailors and other recreational boaters will have to make storm preparations for a likelihood of 13 to 20 named storms. ...[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]

Omani kids and a passion for sailing By Sail-World Cruising Round-up, Valencia, Spain , 3:46 AM Mon 17 Jun 2013
If you think that kids in your neck of the woods love sailing, you should see how the kids in Oman, such a recent leisure sailing country, are rushing to get a chance to get on the water and learn to sail. ...[more]

Inaugural Cruising Masterclass at the Sydney International Boat Show By Nancy Knudsen, 7:39 PM Sun 16 Jun 2013
Maybe you know a lot about sailing, but do you know all you need to know for cruising? Are you up to date with the latest sailing aids? safety systems? Technology? Do you know all about snubbers, sentinels, Med Hooks? If the answer is no or maybe, then attend the Cruising Masterclass at the Sydney Boat Show, 3/4 August. You'll never regret it. It's free in the inaugural year but must be reserved ...[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]

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]

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]

Fuel filters recalled by Osculati By Sail-World Cruising, 7:51 AM Sat 11 May 2013
Because a small number of leaks have been reported on some products, Italian marine equipment firm Osculati is recalling all fuel filters with the part numbers 17.664.00-17.664.10 due to a potential safety issue. ...[more]

Choosing a chartplotter program for ActiveCaptain users By Tom Lochhaas/Sail-World Cruising, 10:23 AM Tue 7 May 2013
Tom Lochhaas has sailed all kinds of sailing boats - 14-foot Sunfish to a 50-foot ocean cruiser - in all kinds of waters for three decades. He has written widely about many different aspects of the sailing life. Here Tom offers some valuable tips about choosing a combination of chartplotter and the brilliant resource for cruisers, Active Captain, which comes in many modes: ...[more]

Words of wisdom from a Cruising Guru By Jack Klang/Sail-World Cruising, , 5:02 AM Sun 28 Apr 2013
These are the smartest words of wisdom that we've heard for a long time at Sail-World Cruising, and they come from a cruising guru of long standing. He's musing on the idea of 'Sailing with Confidence.' What does it actually mean - sailing with confidence? Here is what Jack Klang, of Quantum Sails, thinks: ...[more]

Love your sailing boat's belts and they will love you in return By Des Ryan/ Sail-World Cruising round-up, , 11:49 AM Tue 16 Apr 2013
When did you last replace the belts in your sailing boat's diesel engine? You didn't? Then you are waiting for the belt to snap just when you need it least. Let's face it, belts are not so expensive, and changing them regularly, rather than waiting until they snap, is the smart road to trouble free sailing. . ...[more]

Cruisers University - get your degree in cruising! By Nancy Knudsen, 10:01 AM Sat 13 Apr 2013
If you are within reach of Annapolis, Maryland, USA and have ambitions to go long range cruising - or even just improve your sailing and cruising skills - you'll want to be at the Cruisers University, an 'all you need to know' event at the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show, April 25-28. ...[more]

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]

World's tiniest PLB now certified for use By Alan Wrigley/Sail-World Cruising, 2:47 PM Fri 5 Apr 2013
The tiniest PLB in the world, introduced to the sailing world in January, has now been fully certified for use throughout Europe and the USA after being awarded relevant COSPAS-SARSAT and product approvals. The product will be available in Australia after launching in the next couple of weeks. ...[more]

World's tiniest PLB now certified for use By Alan Wrigley/Sail-World Cruising, 6:51 AM Fri 5 Apr 2013
The tiniest PLB in the world, introduced to the sailing world in January, has now been fully certified for use throughout Europe and the USA after being awarded relevant COSPAS-SARSAT and product approvals. The product will be available in Australia after being launched later this month. ...[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]

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