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Deaf British yachtsman receives RYA Sailability Award By Susie NationGrainger, , 11:28 AM Tue 3 Dec 2013
Gerry Hughes, a teacher from Glasgow, was presented with the first ever RYA Sailability Personal Endeavour Award on ITV’s Surprise Surprise (Sunday 01 December) in recognition of his historic voyage as the first deaf yachtsman to sail single-handedly around the world via the Five Great Capes. ...[more]

HMS Bounty rescuers receive top IMO Bravery Award for hurricane rescue By IMO/Sail-World Cruising, , 9:37 AM Sun 1 Dec 2013
An IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea 2013 went to two American rescuers involved in the HMS Bounty rescue. The American rescuers were presented with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea 2013, during a special ceremony held on this week at IMO Headquarters in London. ...[more]

South Australian Sea Rescue Squadron receives CYCA SOLAS Trusts grant By Jennifer Crooks, , 6:53 AM Tue 12 Nov 2013
CYCA SOLAS Trusts has provided South Australian Sea Rescue Squadron with $8,900 to purchase marine radios and a weather station for the Squadron Country Flotilla bases plus new brackets to house radio and radar antennas. ...[more]

Ten inducted into the USA's National Sailing Hall of Fame By NSHOF, 12:30 PM Tue 29 Oct 2013
The United States National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF) has inducted ten of the sport’s significant contributors into the National Sailing Hall of Fame during ceremonies held for the first time in the organization’s hometown, and on the site of its future facility at City Dock in the historic waterfront district of Annapolis. ...[more]

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston: another prestigious award in Monaco By Sail-World Cruising Round-up, , 12:51 PM Sat 21 Sep 2013
Probably the most honoured sailor in yachting history, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston has been honoured again. 'I really had no idea I was going to the recipient of such a prestigious title', he said after the award presentation, which was held during the Monaco Classic Week. ...[more]

New Zealand honours Coastguard volunteers By Sail-World Cruising Round-up, , 11:31 AM Wed 18 Sep 2013
The New Zealand Coastguard community has come together to honour the year’s achievements at the National Coastguard Gala Awards Evening last weekend. ...[more]

Bravery awards for Brighton yacht crew By The Standard/Sail-World Cruising, , 11:10 AM Mon 2 Sep 2013
BRAVERY awards have been presented to a yacht crew who rescued sailors near Port Campbell. Brighton sailors Grant Dunoon, Klaus-Peter Fecht, Ross Fisher and Kim Walker received a group bravery citation for rescuing six sailors from a sunken yacht off Port Campbell in Victoria in April last year. ...[more]

European Yacht of the Year Awards 2014 - the nominations are out! By A. Manuela Preinbergs/Sail-World, , 6:34 AM Tue 6 Aug 2013
Every year every well-known and not-so-well-known boat builder enters new yachts in the 'European Yacht of the Year'. This award can make an enormous difference to the regard in which a yacht is held, and provide a vast amount of free publicity. However, even getting nominated for the great awards is an achievement in itself and the nominations have just been announced. ...[more]

DAME Awards for innovation call for entries By Sail-World Cruising, 6:46 AM Fri 26 Jul 2013
Do you have an innovative marine design that might wow the sailing world? The publicity you could gain by winning a design award at the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) could be beyond your wildest dreams - and they are calling now for entrants. ...[more]

HMS Bounty rescue swimmers honoured, tell the story By Antonieta Rico, Navy Times/Sail-World Cruising, 7:55 AM Mon 15 Jul 2013
The replica of Captain Bligh's ship, the HMS Bounty, might have been sailing far away in the Caribbean when she was lost, but as her memory will forever remind us of one of the most graphic survival stories of the South Pacific, we especially mourn her going. Here the swimming heroes of the rescue of the crew of the Bounty during Hurricane Sandy are honoured, and have their story told: ...[more]

HMS Bounty rescue swimmers honoured, tell the story By Antonieta Rico, Navy Times/Sail-World Cruising, 6:38 AM Mon 15 Jul 2013
Along with most other leisure sailors, we at Sail-World are always happy to see the brave exploits of those who go to rescue sailors in trouble recognised. Here the heroes of the rescue of the crew of HMS Bounty during Hurricane Sandy are honoured, and have their story told: ...[more]

Events Clothing up for NZ Exporter of the Year By Sail-World Cruising, 4:15 PM Fri 14 Jun 2013
Events Clothing Company, an Auckland-based marine clothing specialist is a finalist for the 2013 Auckland Export QBE Exporter of the Year (sales under $25 million) Award. ...[more]

Queens Birthday Honours for Marine Rescuers By Ken McManus, 4:07 PM Mon 10 Jun 2013
Three volunteers from Marine Rescue NSW have been recognised for their contribution to safety on the water and the NSW boating community in this year’s Queen’s Birthday honours. ...[more]

First-timers' yachting lifestyle magazine app wins Award By Lee Mylchreest, 10:36 AM Wed 8 May 2013
You don't have to be an organisation as large as National Geographic or Time to make big waves in the App world. A yachting lifestyle magazine app which was co-founded two first-timers in App creation has won a Webby Award. ...[more]

Cruising Club of America Annual Awards Dinner held at New York YC By Kirsten Ferguson, 5:28 AM Wed 6 Mar 2013
On Friday, March 1, 2013, the Cruising Club of America (CCA) celebrated its phenomenal sailors of 2012 at the Annual Awards Dinner at New York Yacht Club in Manhattan. ...[more]

Two sailing superyachts in Yacht & Aviation Awards 2013 short-list By Nancy Knudsen, 11:12 AM Sun 3 Mar 2013
Two sailing vessels have been nominated and short-listed for the International Yacht & Aviation Awards for 2013. They are the 33m sloop, Simba, and the 44m catamaran, Hemisphere. All the others on the short list are powerboats. ...[more]

West Marine's 'Green Products of 2013' announced - both practical By West Marine/Sail-World Cruising, 10:03 AM Mon 18 Feb 2013
They are both practical, both as green as a magic dragon and both worthy of the attention of a cruising sailor. Two products were selected as West Marine's 2013 'Green Product of the Year' Winners: Attwood's Fuel Demand Valve and West Marine CFA bottom paint share the top honor and the $10,000 prize. ...[more]

Cruising Together: CCA awards couple for decade-long sailing By Kirsten Ferguson, United States , 9:01 AM Fri 15 Feb 2013
The Cruising Club of America (CCA) has selected Stephen and Karyn James (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) to receive its 2012 Far Horizon Award for a commendable ten years and 38,000 miles of cruising. The award is given to a member of CCA 'for a particularly meritorious cruise or series of cruises that exemplify the objectives of the Club.' ...[more]

Rod Stephens Trophy Awarded - he saved the sailor AND the sailing boat By Cruising Club of America/Sail-World, 10:55 AM Wed 13 Feb 2013
The Cruising Club of America (CCA) has selected Captain Thomas B. Crawford to receive its 2012 Rod Stephens Trophy for Outstanding Seamanship for the rescue of Derk Wolmuth and his sailboat, Bela Bartok, during the 2012 Singlehanded Transpacific Yacht Race. The trophy is given 'for an act of seamanship which significantly contributes to the safety of a yacht or one or more individuals at sea.' ...[more]

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]

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