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Tough love "The first duty of the crew is to drive the ship and themselves to the limit of endurance and safety. All this implies hard work which produces fatigue. Therefore, when not on duty rest every minute you can. A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.

Online Crew Board to Connect & Recruit It's a tongue twister for sure, but that's the essence of John Madey and Marco Heuer's crew-management ­website, RailMeets, which aims to take the hassle out of team building and management, and essentially put-and keep-butts on the rail.

Cruising: the ultimate pandemic prep Totem is a floating island of self-isolation, swaying gently at anchor in Matanchen Bay…the SUP is stowed, Siobhan's longboard rests on the side deck, the dinghy is hoisted; gear languishing in the face of our Coronavirus-era retreat.

Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy 2020 cancelled It is always on the first full weekend of July so the 58th will be now be on July 3 and 4, 2021, and the club is looking forward to welcoming all Birkett regulars and new competitors to what has become a 'Festival of Sailing.' Entries are limited to 230 and the list is always full well before the event.

How To Make A VHF Radio Call Here are six easy steps on how to make a VHF Radio call, a video and a written example in addition to some deviations to the common VHF call and a video. An example of two cruisers using the VHF radio on channel 16 is as follows:. Britican: "Alchemy, Alchemy, Alchemy this is Britican, Britican, Britican.

Touch taste smell In his early twenties, this Morbihan native, motivated by his father who had already raced at sea, practiced various forms of sailing during his childhood. He soon discovered offshore racing in Multi 50 and Class40.

North Sails for VO65s in The Ocean Race "Over the past two editions of the Race, our arrangement with North Sails to equip the VO65 fleet has contributed to the closest racing in the long history of the event," said Phil Lawrence, the Race Director for The Ocean Race.

The Eric Twiname Trust - Subsidised RS Tera Scheme returns for 2020 Are you looking to get your younger club members into racing? Look no further than the RS Sailing and The Eric Twiname Trust partnership. RS Sailing and the Eric Twiname Trust are committed to getting young people into a lifetime of sailing, helping young sailors who might otherwise be unable to fulfil their ambitions.

Storm ahead for World Sailing The lack of an administrative leader is starting to get precarious, and Perry is now hoping to have a new general manager in place during the summer, and at a significantly lower salary than the predecessor paid. What is the e-Newsletter? Subscribe Today.

30 years on My fascination with the story of the Bell Rock and its lighthouse began in my teens when the Royal Tay Yacht Club had a race to the rock and back.

No duh Sea Shepherd Global has decided that its ships, all of which are presently in port, will self-quarantine for at least the next 14 days due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sailing Single Handed, UK to Belgium, Part 1: Night Sail Sailing Single Handed… Join me on my first ever solo sail… On an unfamiliar river, at night, using our roller-reefing mainsail for the very first time.

HISC Gul Fireball Golden Dolphin Open postponed to 29/30 August Martyn Lewis and Fraser Hemmings leading Chris Turner and Chris Powles at Chichester Harbour Race Week  Peter Hickson The Gul Golden Dolphin Open, originally scheduled for May, has been postponed until the Summer Bank Holiday Weekend, Saturday 29 August and Sunday 30 August.

Garmin introduces quatix 6 marine GPS smartwatch series with comprehensive connectivity Garmin Australasia, the world's leading marine electronics manufacturer, today announced the quatix 6, its next-generation marine GPS smartwatch series designed specifically for life on the water.

Exumas to New York in a 33ft boat: Dick Carter’s amazing east coast voyage A race on a friend’s boat in the early 1960s led Dick Carter to design a revolutionary yacht that beat Admiral’s Cup contenders and won the Fastnet Race.

Followtheboat: How to avoid snagging fishing nets while sailing One of the biggest headaches for cruisers in South East Asia is the sheer number of fishing boats hard at work close to land and offshore.

Thinking about making changes to your boat? 25% discount on IRC rating trials As all sailors are looking forward to when they'll be able to get out on the water again after the imposed break, this is an ideal time to talk to your sailmaker, rigger or designer about any adjustments you could make to your boat and run an IRC trial to see the potential effect of the changes.

Airlie Beach Race Week - the rounding mark on a distant horizon Please add these dates to your diary: 6-13 August 2020, and get your entry in, because if it's at all possible the Airlie Beach Race Week Whitsundays Festival of Sailing will go ahead in one form or another and we would love you to be there. If social distancing requirements still exist, then we will adapt and conform.

TFE LIVE: Tuesday, Gerardo Seeliger live via Skype from Madrid, on his plans to right the World Sailing ship if he is elected President in November SAN FRANCISCO - On Tuesday's TFE LIVE, sailing leader / diplomat Gerardo Seeliger. He's a past president of both the Finn and 49er Olympic Classes, a successful businessman, and well connected with IOC officials past and present.

Windfoil Tech: Patrik 'Air Inside'. The Carbon / Nomex hollow board. Video source by Patrik Boards yt channel. Patrik Diethelm is a former shaper / designer for known Windsurf brands like F2. He also designed a proto for the Olympic selection where the Neil Pryde RSX was selected. Now he has his own brand 'Patrik'. Being a shaper himself and putting his name on the line he really needs to deliver.

DOYLE LIVE Replay: Stu Bannatyne & Chris Nicholson Suellen from Live Sail Die caught up with Doyle Sails experts Stu Bannatyne and Chris Nicholson to talk about their sailing experiences, where it all began, and what they love most about the sport. So which one of these two gets seasick? Watch the replay to find out!

America's Cup: INEOS Team UK looking for a Boarding Pass for Auckland We hope so!" "One would hope that the teams could put their competitive aspirations aside and come together on this one so that we can find the right solutions for everyone, and get a decent competition going next summer for New Zealand." Hankering for a skiff?

Inject enthusiasm into handicap racing Certainly there are credible levels of IRC and ORC competition and extremely talented sailors that come from Australia, New Zealand, Japan, North and even South America, yet the expense of shipping, training, and racing their own boats in Europe is a big stretch for all but the wealthiest teams.

Cruise your open 40? From our fabulous Forums, brought to you by Marlow Ropes. Has anyone converted a class 40 so that it is more comfortable to live on? like for a very fast cruising boat which can be used in the summer and then some racing during winter/.when not cruising.

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