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A Few Rays - When you think of sunscreen as a filter.... A Few Rays - When you think of sunscreen as a filter.... If a sunscreen is a filter of UV rays, how much is enough? If a sunscreen is a filter of UV rays, how much is enough? Where the skin is exposed and a sunscreen is working for you, it is filtering UV rays. Some of those rays always get through. The percentage of the high energy UVB rays (said to cause sunburn) that get through to cells in the skin can be determined by the claimed SPF of the product you are using. by Indepthskincare Posted on 25 Apr Crewsaver appointed as Official Safety Provider to 35th America’s Cup Crewsaver appointed as Official Safety Provider to 35th America’s Cup Crewsaver has announced today that it has been selected to be the Official Safety Provider to the 35th America’s Cup Crewsaver has announced today, 21st April 2017, that it has been selected to be the Official Safety Provider to the 35th America’s Cup, which will take place in Bermuda from 26th May to 27th June 2017. by America's Cup Posted on 22 Apr A Few Rays - What is Broad Spectrum Protection? A Few Rays - What is Broad Spectrum Protection? What is Broad Spectrum sunscreen? Ultraviolet rays only make up a small proportion of all of the sun’s rays. What is Broad Spectrum sunscreen? Ultraviolet rays (UVA, UVB and UVC) only make up a small proportion of all of the sun’s rays. UVA and UVB sun-rays are however the biggest contributors to skin damage from sun. by Indepthskincare Posted on 19 Apr Float-free EPIRBS, bilge pumps and other measures under consultation Float-free EPIRBS, bilge pumps and other measures under consultation Consultation began on April 13 on changes to six maritime rules Consultation began on April 13 on changes to six maritime rules, including one that would make automatic “float-free” emergency position-indicating radio beacons, EPIRB distress beacons, compulsory for more commercial fishing boats. Maritime NZ Director, Keith Manch, said this proposal comes from Coroners’ and Transport Accident Investigation Commission recommendations to make fishing boats safer by Maritime New Zealand Posted on 16 Apr Excellent lifejacket compliance – keep it up at Easter Excellent lifejacket compliance – keep it up at Easter Initial results from a new national on-the-water survey show 96 percent of boaties are following the lifejacket rules Initial results from a new national on-the-water survey show 96 percent of boaties are following the lifejacket rules. “The weather is forecast to clear during the weekend, and Easter is traditionally recreational boaties’ last big weekend before many put their boats away for winter. Wearing lifejackets is a great way to ensure the weekend doesn’t include tragedy,” Mr Manch said. by Maritime New Zealand Posted on 16 Apr Polish yachtie reluctantly rescued by cargo ship in Southern Ocean Polish yachtie reluctantly rescued by cargo ship in Southern Ocean A Polish round-the-world yachtsman has been rescued by cargo ship the Key Opus 2,700 kms east of New Zealand The Polish round-the-world yachtsman whose yacht Regina R suffered steering failure on Thursday 2,700 kms east of New Zealand has been rescued by cargo ship the Key Opus and the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) in an operation overseen by Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ). by Maritime New Zealand Posted on 16 Apr Hella marine - Versatile LED floodlights now with dual colour options Hella marine - Versatile LED floodlights now with dual colour options Bright white light is great when working or performing a specific task but often a softer tone or secondary colour is Bright white light is great when working or performing a specific task but often a softer tone or secondary colour is desired. Owners can now benefit from two alternating LED hues with the new Dual Colour Sea Hawk-XL lamps from Hella marine by Duncan Stirling Posted on 15 Apr Gladwell's Line- Bermuda preview...Zhik joins Volvo...Myers Gladwell's Line- Bermuda preview...Zhik joins Volvo...Myers We are two days into the third Practice Session of racing in Bermuda. Some interesting trends are beginning to emerge. So far we are two days into the third Practice Session of racing in Bermuda, and some interesting trends are beginning to emerge. So far the racing has been held in moderate winds of 17-23kts from the NNE on the first day and 12-20kts from the East on the second. So we have not seen the top end 25kts (but maybe got close to it in gusts) and have certainly not seen the bottom end of 6kts. by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz Posted on 12 Apr A Few Rays - Being smart in the sun. Are you? A Few Rays - Being smart in the sun. Are you? “Sunblock” …it’s a name we throw about when talking about sun protection creams. “Sunblock” …it’s a name we throw about when talking about sun protection creams. And that’s fine so long as you realise, the product most people call ‘sunblock’ is more accurately described as a ‘sunscreen’. A sunscreen only filters the suns burning UVB and UVA rays relative to the SPF strength of the product, a sunblock would be complete shade by Indepthskincare Posted on 10 Apr Zhik named official technical clothing partner by VOR team AkzoNobel Zhik named official technical clothing partner by VOR team AkzoNobel Zhik has been selected by team AkzoNobel as its official technical clothing partner for the next Volvo Ocean Race Innovative specialist sailing apparel manufacturer Zhik has been selected by team AkzoNobel as its official technical clothing partner for the upcoming edition of the Volvo Ocean Race. The crew will race across four oceans and encounter some of the most extreme weather conditions known to man during their nine-month circumnavigation. by Liz Rushall Posted on 6 Apr Lisa Blair heads to Cape Town under motor following dismasting Lisa Blair heads to Cape Town under motor following dismasting A PAN PAN was called at 0300 (AET) / 1900 (SAST) signalling an urgent threat to her safety and this remains in place. Lisa Blair has assessed the damage to her yacht, Climate Action Now, after being dismasted 895 nm south of Cape Town in 40 knot winds and seven metre swells early in the morning of April 4, 2017. She made a PAN PAN call over the radio at approximately 0300 (AET) / 1900 (SAST) signalling an urgent threat to her safety and this remains in place. by Lisa Blair Sails the World Posted on 4 Apr Lisa Blair dismasted 895nm South of Cape Town Lisa Blair dismasted 895nm South of Cape Town At approximately 0300hrs (AEST) on April 4, Lisa Blair issued a PAN PAN 895nm south of Cape Town At approximately 0300hrs (AEST) on April 4, Lisa Blair issued a PAN PAN 895nm south of Cape Town when in 40 knot winds and seven metre swell her boat Climate Action Now was dismasted after the port shroud broke in a knock down. Her position was reported as 048:38:384 S 022:31:430 E. Search and Rescue in Cape Town have been notified and will provide assistance if required. by Lisa Blair Sails the World Posted on 3 Apr Two new additions to the Doyle Sails New Zealand team Two new additions to the Doyle Sails New Zealand team Guy Pilkington joins as Local Sales Rep, and Bliss Neagle as Marketing & Communications Coordinator Doyle Sails New Zealand is delighted to announce two new members to their ever growing fleet. Guy Pilkington will be joining our savvy local sales team as of April 3, 2017 and Bliss Neagle will be replacing Ellie Brade as the full-time Marketing & Communications Coordinator effective March 16, 2017. by Doyle Sails Posted on 2 Apr A Few Rays- Calculate how long your sunscreen lasts. A Few Rays- Calculate how long your sunscreen lasts. Confused by SPF's? It’s easy to calculate how long you will be protected by using the following process. Exposure to the sun is a serious issue for all those who venture on the water. Confused by SPF's? It’s easy to calculate how long you will be protected by using the following process. by Indepthskincare Posted on 2 Apr America's Cup - Latest update on accommodation and Celebrity Cruise America's Cup - Latest update on accommodation and Celebrity Cruise Bermuda is almost sold out for the Americas Cup Finals Series, Bermuda is almost sold out for the Americas Cup Finals Series, demand for rooms; berths on the Catamarans has been strong plus the J Class and Superyacht crews who have added to the numbers. Accommodation is expensive with the cheapest resort costing around $600 a day per person. by Mondo Travel Posted on 25 Mar Crew on Steinlager 2 - Auckland to Tauranga Yacht Race this Easter Crew on Steinlager 2 - Auckland to Tauranga Yacht Race this Easter Reserve your berth aboard Sir Peter Blake's maxi racing yacht, Steinlager 2 for the 2017 Auckland to Tauranga Race. Reserve your berth aboard Sir Peter Blake's historic maxi racing yacht, Steinlager 2 for the 2017 Auckland to Tauranga Yacht Race. You do not need prior sailing experience to join the team and enjoy a trip of a lifetime. Only 18 Spots available by Sail-World.com/NZ Posted on 20 Mar Lisa Blair - The coldest night of her solo Round Antarctic voyage Lisa Blair - The coldest night of her solo Round Antarctic voyage Round Antarctic sailor, Lisa Blair (AUS) reports on the coldest experience so far Round Antarctic sailor, Lisa Blair (AUS) reports on the coldest experience so far in her attempt to become the first woman to sail solo around the Southern Continent... Last night was by far the coldest of the trip to date... Burr... It was so cold that when I went to bite into a mini mars bar I almost broke my teeth as it was rock solid. by Lisa Blair Posted on 20 Mar Cruising Open Day at Westhaven Marina Day Cruising Open Day at Westhaven Marina Day Cruising and Navigation Assn of NZ will be showing four of their cruising yachts at the Westhaven Marina Day The Cruising and Navigation Assn of NZ will be showing four of their cruising yachts at the Westhaven Marina Day next Sunday 19 March 11am - 3pm. We will be on the Events Berth outside the Royal NZ Yacht Squadron. You are invited to come and talk to our skippers about their cruising adventures both overseas and around NZ. by Basil Orr Posted on 15 Mar Securely moored to the quay, or cast adrift? Securely moored to the quay, or cast adrift? With boating, you have to cast the lines off in order to go and get into it. With boating, you have to cast the lines off in order to go and get into it. However, when it comes to your insurer, you kind of expect that they’re going to be as bound to you as the standing rigging is to the mast, the ring frames to the hull, or the engine mounts to the runners, and the propellers to the shafts, skegs and cutlass bearings. Whom would you rather be insured with? by John Curnow Posted on 15 Mar Two sailors rescued from yacht 210 NM from Sydney en route from NZ Two sailors rescued from yacht 210 NM from Sydney en route from NZ New South Wales Police have advised that two sailors have rescued from a 40ft yacht 210nm off the NSW coast on Tuesday. New South Wales Police have advised that two sailors have rescued from a 40ft yacht 210nm off the New South Wales coast on Tuesday. In a joint operation between the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) and NSW Police two people have been rescued from a yacht in distress about 210 nautical miles (NM) east north east of Sydney. by Sail-World.com/NZ Posted on 9 Mar
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