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Securely moored to the quay, or cast adrift?
by John Curnow
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?
Posted on 15 Mar
Aquila 44 – Lots to love
by John Curnow
As a craft, she is quite impressive. Even from the moment you approach her on the quay. As a craft, she is quite impressive. Even from the moment you approach her on the quay. There is something about the Aquila 44, her own je ne sais quoi, if you like. Proportionally she is just right, everything is in the correct place, and with a modern flair, yet one that is not going to date overnight. I think her presence is in her stance, which is kind of funny, given she is a cat.
Posted on 7 Jul 2016
Platino recovery - Family confirms that tug has made rendezvous
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
Reports in social media say a salvage tug has made a rendezvous with the Platino earlier than expected. Reports in social media by family and friends of Nick Saull, the crew member killed during a catastrophic incident abroad the 66ft yacht Platino say the salvage tug which left on Tuesday night has made the rendezvous earlier than expected. The Facebook report says the tug, Sea Pelican, arrived on Friday morning, the weather in the area has eased and with a more favorable outlook.
Posted on 16 Jun 2016
Pantaenius Australia - Comes in twos
by John Curnow
When you have been tapped on the shoulder twice, it usually means you have just had your Knighthood bestowed upon you. Now normally it’s threes, but when you have been tapped on the shoulder, as it were, twice in 12 months, you could be thinking there is another just around the corner. So it’s lucky for one Pantaenius client, that the third was actually a speedy, efficient and caring insurer. One who made you as comfortable as possible and through their myriad of connections, got on to solving the issues
Posted on 1 Feb 2016
Seabin- Saving the world, one marina at a time
by David Schmidt, Sail-World Cruising Editor
Now and then you hear of an idea that’s so jaw-droppingly simple and yet so effective that it makes you shake your head Every now and then you hear of an idea that’s so jaw-droppingly simple and yet so effective that it makes you shake your head and wonder, ‘why not me’? Such is the case with the Seabin project, an automated marina rubbish bin that was designed to help remove plastic and other unsightly debris from the water.
Posted on 8 Jan 2016
Eco-warriors Sea-Bin crowd sharing critical stage with nine days to go
by Andrew Turton and Pete Ceglinski
The automated marina cleaning SeaBin project has raised 86% of their target with 9 days left. The automated marina cleaning SeaBin project has raised $198,020 of $230,000.00 with nine days left on their Indiegogo crowdfunding platform, but they need more help now.
Posted on 29 Dec 2015
Don’t be a Tosser – Not your usual environmental article!!
by Ian Thomson
The word ‘Tosser’ in the Oxford English dictionary means – ‘a person or thing that throws something’. The word ‘Tosser’ in the Oxford English dictionary means – ‘a person or thing that throws something’. There is no need for me to tell you the other meaning that is commonly used around the world. However in this article it will refer to both at the same time as someone who tosses trash into the ocean, truly is a tosser.
Posted on 3 Dec 2015
Scheduled server maintenance - 23 September GMT+2 11pm onwards
by sail-world.com
Scheduled server maintenance - 23rd September GMT + 2 11pm onwards Scheduled server maintenance - sites will be unavailable for some hours between 11pm and 7am GMT + 2
Posted on 23 Aug 2015
Sailing World Cup –Hyeres 2015 - Now all is right with the 49er World
by Rob Kothe & Jedda Murphy
New Zealand’s Pete Burling and Blair Tuke have won every single 49er regatta they have entered since their 2012 London New Zealand’s Pete Burling and Blair Tuke have won every single 49er regatta they have entered since their 2012 London Silver medal result and that includes multiple world titles, World Cup regattas and the Rio test event.
Posted on 24 Apr 2015
Tacking Battle - User feed back enhances smart device sailing game
by Axel Ulrich
Developer Axel Ulrich reflects on some of the highs and lows of the initial release of the Tacking Battle game Tacking Battle is a new sailing app game aimed at the sailing and non-sailor market, on which sailing fans can test or upgrade their sailing skills by enaging in a tacking duel - all on their favorite device. Developer Axel Ulrich reflects on some of the highs and lows of the initial release of the game
Posted on 24 Dec 2014
The B&G Report- Volvo Ocean Race - Mark Chisnell reviews Leg 2, Week 1
by Mark Chisnell for B&G
Mark Chisnell reviews the first week of action in Leg 2 as the teams leave Cape Town for Abu Dhabi: Top Volvo Ocean Race correspondent, navigator and sailing analyst, Mark Chisnell writes a regular report for B&G on the current race and trends he sees developing. This week he reviews the first week of action in Leg 2 as the teams leave Cape Town for Abu Dhabi:
Posted on 26 Nov 2014
Pantaenius Insurance - 'Know boats, me.'
by John Curnow
It’s one of those wonderful sayings you hear around the quay or bar - spoken when someone makes an obvious mistake. It’s one of those wonderful sayings you hear around the quay or bar a lot. It’s mostly spoken when someone makes an obvious and usually very public mistake. It is one of those classic, laconic and ironic statements. It is as Australian as calling people by their Surname, especially if it is shortened, or even lengthened, by adding a ‘y’, ‘o’ or ‘ie’ to the end of it.
Posted on 14 Nov 2014
The B&G Navigators’ Prize for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15
by Sail-World.com
The finish of Leg One of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 was surely one of the most dramatic that the race has ever seen. There's $1000 on offer for the winner of the B&G Navigators' Prize for each leg of the race and $5000 for the overall winner, to be presented at the end of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, next June. B&G will be announcing who has won the prize for Leg One at the end of this week, but here's a revealing (and somewhat poignant) little taster of opinion so far from Nicolas Lunven and Wouter Verbraak
Posted on 12 Nov 2014
The B&G Report- Volvo Ocean Race - Prize Winning Moves - Week 4
by Mark Chisnell for B&G
Let’s just quickly reprise the strategy for this section of the race. It’s all about the St Helena High Top Volvo Ocean Race correspondent and analyst, Mark Chisnell writes a regular report for B&G on the current race and trends he sees developing. Here's his analysis of Leg 1, Week 4 : Let’s just quickly reprise the strategy for this section of the race. It’s all about the St Helena High, which stretches across most of the South Atlantic and, with a complete absence of any wind in the middle
Posted on 5 Nov 2014
The B&G Report- Volvo Ocean Race - Go South - Leg 1, Week 3
by Mark Chisnell for B&G
We’ve said several times before, but it bears repeating that traditional wisdom favours the west entering the Doldrums Top Volvo Ocean Race correspondent and analyst, Mark Chisnell writes a regular report for B&G on the current race and trends he sees developing. Here's his analysis of Leg 1, Week 3 : We’ve said several times before, but it bears repeating that traditional wisdom favours the west when entering the Doldrums, and so the smart money was always on Abu Dhabi and Team Brunel exiting first.
Posted on 30 Oct 2014
Dave Robertson first to complete Coastal Classic on a Kite Board
by Charles Winstone
Dave Robertson has become the first successful Kite Boarder to complete the PIC Coastal Classic from Auckland to Russell Dave Robertson has become the first successful Kite Boarder to complete the PIC Coastal Classic from Auckland to Russell. His time of 7hours 28mins makes him the fastest solo sailor and board sailor to complete the 120nm race. A buzzing Robertson on the finish line said of his achievement, 'I’m stoked, it has been a 10 year dream in the making. Finally knocked it off which was awesome'.
Posted on 28 Oct 2014
Superior prepares for Monaco Yacht Show debut
by Superior
Superior will be attending the 24th edition of the Monaco Yacht Show, 24-17 September, launching its Waterscape project. Superior will be attending the 24th edition of the world’s largest on-water show devoted to superyachts, in the idyllically situated deep-water port of Port Hercule, Monaco, 24 to 27 September.
Posted on 15 Sep 2014
Enough 470's to fill Eden Park - Mackay Boats celebrate a success
by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
Mackay Boats celebrated the build of their 1000th 470, on Thursday afternoon, with the cutting of a special 470 cake. Mackay Boats celebrated the build of their 1000th 470, on Thursday afternoon, with the cutting of a special 470 cake. The occasion also called for some quick calculations, as to what had been achieved. If all the 470 built were put together, the fleet would cover the whole of Eden Park, including the area occupied by the grandstands.
Posted on 6 Sep 2014
Revealing report on Search for American yacht Nina released
by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team
Report into search for US yacht Nina has revealed that a lost text message might have changed the course of the search. US based Satellite telephone company Iridium Communications failed to give New Zealand rescuers details of a dramatic final message from a missing yacht Nina until the US State Department intervened, a detailed review of the search effort has revealed.
Posted on 17 Jul 2014
Mobiles drive traffic - 72% increase in Sail-World.com page view
by Brendan Maxwell
More and more people are choosing large-screen smartphones (phablets) over seven to eight-inch tablets says IDC. The key boat buying demographic, the 40 to 65 age group, has embraced online media enthusiastically, with video, imagery and major feature stories providing much more information and entertainment than ever before. More and more people are choosing large-screen smartphones (phablets) over seven to eight-inch tablets says the key industry data group, the International Data Corporation (IDC).
Posted on 4 Jul 2014
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