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Dutch boy on a mission to rid the world's oceans of floating plastic *Feature By Vibeke Venema, , 4:50 PM Fri 17 Oct 2014 GMT
Boyan Slat is a 20-year-old on a mission - to rid the planet's oceans of floating plastic. He has dedicated his teenage years to finding a way of collecting it. But can the system really work - and is there any point when so much new plastic waste is still flowing into the sea every day? ...

Pantaenius provides safety tracking for major events *Feature By Dan Ibsen, , 10:57 AM Sat 7 Jun 2014 GMT
Martin Baum, Managing Director for Pantaenius Yacht Insurance Group tells about the projects providing satellite based live tracking service for major events. What is the idea behind these projects and sponsorships of satellite based live tracking? We are a sailing family and have always been involved in yacht racing. ...

Earth Wind Map - beautiful, delicate and - oh so revealing *Feature By Sail-World Cruising round-up, , 5:12 PM Sun 16 Feb 2014 GMT
The Earth Wind Map is an amazing project to visualize global weather conditions carried out by software engineer Cameron Beccario, resulting in a beautifully mesmerising depiction of the earth's winds. Weather data is produced by the Global Forecast System (GFS), operated by the US National Weather Service. Forecasts are produced four times daily. ...

Perfect Storm in a Calm Setting - Carbon Monoxide incident *Feature By J.G.Merritt, SAMS-AMS - BoatU.S., 4:07 AM Sun 16 Jun 2013 GMT
As often happens, a near catastrophe—two people almost being killed-- was caused by a series of seemingly small events, each of which occurred at precisely the right (or perhaps 'wrong') time. Of particular interest to me, as the surveyor assigned to do the initial investigation, was that the events taken individually were not necessarily significant, but on the whole were deadly important. ...

Put us on your Android *Feature By The Sail-World.com Team, 5:07 PM Tue 5 Mar 2013 GMT
Recently Sail-World provided instructions on how to add icons to our bookmarked websites onto the Iphone and Ipad home screens. Now we would like to extend this information by adding to our how to list. Here is how to add icons to Android mobiles. ...

Why annoy Media, if you want their help? Don't use PDF for e-PR *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 12:36 PM Tue 5 Mar 2013 GMT
Why annoy the Media, if you want their help? Do NOT use PDF's for Electronic Press Releases. When events, clubs and organisations send out media releases, it’s presumably because they want media publications to use their content. ...

Put us on your iPhone or iPad *Feature By Anna Parker, Sail-World.com, 8:43 AM Thu 3 Jan 2013 GMT
On the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad you can put bookmarks for any site, creating one-tap shortcuts to your favourite websites. Sail-World, Marine Business World, Powerboat World, and Fishing Boating World now have custom icons for you to save for quick, easy access! ...

Mauri Pro Sailing Point and Click - Part II *Feature By John Curnow, 5:09 PM Mon 6 Aug 2012 GMT
In Part One of Point and Click with Mauri Pro Sailing, we saw how sailors all over the globe are turning to Juan Mauri and his team to assist them with anything and everything from a new furler to deck shoes. ...

Plastic Oceans (Plastic in our playground!) Part 2 - Plastic bottles *Feature By Ian Thomson, Airlie Beach , 6:01 AM Sun 20 May 2012 GMT
In part one, we looked at plastic bags. We went through the numbers and quantified how much one million and one billion is in reality. Let's revisit that before we move onto Plastic water bottles. To count straight through from one to 1,000,000 will take you 11 days and it will take 32 years to count to one billion. You cannot count to one trillion in your lifetime. ...

Plastic Oceans (Plastic in our playground!) Part 1 - Plastic bags *Feature By Ian Thomson, Airlie Beach , 5:36 AM Sun 20 May 2012 GMT
The ocean is our playground. We sail on it, we swim in it, we fish from it and without it we don't have 60-80% of the world's oxygen........So why do we abuse it? The reason we abuse it is because most of us don't even realise we are. Covering 70% of the planet, our oceans seem to cope with everything we throw at it, right? Well think again. ...

When skinny fittings aren't worth a brass razoo *Feature By Mark Rothfield, 8:14 AM Thu 10 May 2012 GMT
I remember reading, following the Space Shuttle Columbia crash, that the finger of blame could be PowerPointed at a slick 'sales pitch' which took precedence over earnest engineering evaluation. [more]  

Is your vessel Ocean Safe Certified? *Feature By Ian Thomson, Airlie Beach , 9:26 AM Sat 5 May 2012 GMT
As boaters, the ocean is our playground, and for some, it is our office. Every day we go out on the water we make an impact on our ocean, yet so many people are unaware of that very impact. So here are some alarming stats for you: ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Camper finishes, Leg 5 is completed *Feature By VolvoOcean Race, 12:10 PM Tue 17 Apr 2012 GMT
After 31 days racing Camper finally crossed the Leg 5 finish line in Itajaí, Brazil, just after noon, at 12:35:44 UTC, having sailed an average of 1,400 nautical miles further and 11 days longer than their counterparts on the podium. Relief was visible on the faces of the 11 crew as they claimed fourth place in the race from one of their home ports, Auckland, New Zealand to Brazil, earning them ...

Ethanol threat still real - boating industry at most risk *Feature By Jeni Bone, 9:38 PM Tue 31 Jan 2012 GMT
The political leader of Australia's most populous state, NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell announced on Monday night that his cabinet had scrapped an unpopular ban on regular unleaded petrol, which critics had claimed would drive up prices. But marine industry pundits are convinced there are only dangers to boats and increased expense for boaties in ethanol blended fuels. ...

Sail-World Facebook format - Have your Say!! *Feature By The Sail-World Team, 8:53 PM Tue 10 Jan 2012 GMT
Sail-World.com is the largest sailing news network in the world. Around the world each day on www.Sail-World.com, we publish up to fifty stories; but, because the site uses geo-location, (meaning that it knows where you are), we only deliver U.S. interest stories to U.S. based audiences and UK interest stories to UK readers for example and as such, most of us only see about 20 new stories each day ...

Phuket King's Cup – A truly international regatta *Feature By Phuket King's Cup Media, 4:16 AM Thu 1 Dec 2011 GMT
The 25th annual Phuket King's Cup regatta, which will run from December 3rd to 10th in Phuket, Thailand has attracted one of the most diverse international fleets in the world. Thailand is a perfectly located sailing paradise and in the year the event celebrates its quarter century, it has attracted skippers from 15 countries in the keelboat class of the regatta alone. ...

Marine Photographers urged to use IPTC metadata to protect Copyright *Feature By Brendan Maxwell, Tetra-Media, 8:43 PM Sat 26 Nov 2011 GMT
Sailing and boating clubs and events need to address the need for copyright protection of images taken by event photographers. This is not a new problem, but as the media world consumes more and more images, the problem of unattributed or incorrectly attributed images being supplied by clubs and events to media is growing. ...

Perth 2011 Lasers – all Bent out of Shape *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 10:40 PM Fri 18 Nov 2011 GMT
Its just two weeks to Perth 2011, the largest fleet (in combination), the Laser Radial and Laser Standard will be sailing their 2011 World Championships and there is significant equipment issue looming. ...

Rena Oil Spill - Despite the Official Line, the same questions remain *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 2:00 PM Sun 23 Oct 2011 GMT
Eighteen days ago the Liberian registered MV Rena, struck the Astrolabe Reef off Tauranga. From the outset questions were asked, when little appeared to be done in the initial period of fine weather that ran for a four day period. Now that oil is being successfully retrieved the lights have dimmed on this issue a little but the questions remain. ...

Stricken ship's Master arrested as containers topple in Rena Disaster *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World, 7:44 PM Tue 11 Oct 2011 GMT
There have been two significant developments in the Rena Disaster.Seventy containers have fallen off the ship overnight as she continues to be pounded by 4-5 metre seas off Tauranga. Rena has now broken amidships. This story is being updated through the day - including on the water photos and video from media briefings ashore. ...

Time running out fast for oil recovery from stricken ship on NZ reef *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 1:02 AM Fri 7 Oct 2011 GMT
The spell of fortuitous weather that has blessed salvage recovery operations at the Astrolabe Reef are expected to end around midday Sunday, when the offshore wind swings to the east. According to a wind prognosis from America's Cup winning software from Predictwind.com, the winds will change around noon on Sunday and will swing east. The wind change will produce much bigger waves ...

Count down for Super Boat Great Lakes Grand Prix *Feature By Bob Wonders, Gold Coast , 8:52 AM Thu 4 Aug 2011 GMT
The Great Lakes event is the only freshwater race in the Super Boat International National Series. First race is scheduled fore 11am on Sunday (Aug 7), the second at 1pm. ...

Animated Knots by Grog - Part 2 *Feature By Jeraldine Kennedy, 9:21 AM Thu 14 Jul 2011 GMT
The website and now iPhone app that leads the way is Animated Knots by Grog. You can click through to those animated knots on our website, as well finding links to the iPhone apps. Here is part two of our interview with Grog himself. ...

Animated Knots by Grog - Part 1 *Feature By Jeraldine Kennedy, 11:39 PM Sun 10 Jul 2011 GMT
By far the most popular way of learning how to tie knots, be it for boating, fishing or climbing, is via the internet where the animation allows you to see and follow every twist and turn. The website and now iPhone app that leads the way is Animated Knots by Grog. You can click through to those animated knots on our website where you will also find links to the iPhone apps. ...

Good times come in small packages *Feature By Mark Rothfield, Newcastle , 8:22 AM Fri 1 Jul 2011 GMT
Who says boating is the preserve of the rich and famous? If there is one simple thing I have learnt it's that the best boat is not necessarily the biggest. ...

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