Late last week in the dark of night two Dutch sailors were rescued in rough conditions and at great risk to the rescuer when their yacht was damaged in gale force winds. They were approximately 75 miles west of the Isles of Scilly, off Land's End, the south western tip
Mooring in the Catalina Island area just got a bit easier. Whereas Two Harbors had previously not accepted advanced reservations, you can now book your mooring for Sunday through Thursday nights up to 90 days in advance by logging onto www.visittwoharbors.com. The moorings are divided into four general areas to
At the end of a long but successful voyage across the Pacific two long range cruising sailors had to be airlifted to safety by RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue (Rescue 300) after their yacht ran aground Llewellyn Reef early Sunday morning of this week, just short of the Australian coastline. RACQ
For the month of July 2011, with every new Corsair trimaran - EVERY model - that the factory sells, they will throw in a free set of Cruising Sails (main and jib) from North Sails. With a limited sailing season in the northern hemisphere, Corsair decided to build up a
The French state has decided to put in place a no anchor zone in order to protect the nationally classified wrecks (shown in red & named in yellow on the plan) following the 1902 Mont Pelé explosion. The no anchor zone (bounded by 3 buoy’s and the head of the
Due to a high number of water related deaths in June, the Coast Guard urges boaters and beachgoers to be safe and prepared for the holiday weekend. Even though the average number of boating related deaths has dropped both nationally and regionally trends show that numbers rise during the summer months.
With the summer cruising season in full swing, cities from Maryland to Florida are considering or are in the process of implementing restrictions on anchoring, both for transient and local boats. In many cases, these restrictions are in response to problems directly caused by derelict boats in the harbors. However,
Over the last 2 months, several reports have been received from yachts in the Southern Windwards who have been burgled whilst ashore for dinner. The Caribbean Safety & Security Net reports that there has been speculation that, in certain anchorages, someone watches from shore to see which boats are vacated
Bernie Madoff's yacht, which he named, Bull, is being auctioned off at the annual GAIM hedge fund conference held this week. The Financial Times says it's going for $4.3 million, a discount compared to what it's worth ($8.6 million, according to an article in October 2010), because of the karma.
Cruising sailors are being advised to stay away from Minerva Reef, one of their favorite stopping places in the Pacific, between the islands of the South Pacific and New Zealand. The Reef consists of two atolls, one of which is an almost perfect circle. It boasts pristine waters and safe