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Castle 650 Race Ready and Cruiser friendly ... Hes Dreaming Timpenny 770 Swing Keel Centreboard for sale .... Just Listed Couta Boat 23 Fibreglass hull and teak deck for sale
Castle 650 Race Ready Timpenny 770 Swing Keel Couta Boat 23 Fibreglass
Castle 650 Race Ready
A big volume, fine trailer sailer set up to race and win and still be user friendly. The mast is oversize with mylar headsails to suit plus 2 spinnakers and 2 mains all in very good . . .
Price: AU $25,000
Timpenny 770 Swing Keel
Popular trailer sailer at a length 7.7 m, that provides more stability than the usual trailer-sailer. Synergy is well presented and well fitted out with separate head and large . . .
Price: AU $24,000
Couta Boat 23 Fibreglass
The best of both worlds. A boat with a great tradition built in fibreglass for ease of maintenance. A couta boat is a type of boat sailed in Victoria, Australia, around Sorrento and . . .
Price: AU $35,000
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Sailing legend Jon Sanders arrives at Port Bundaberg on his way home to W.A.
to complete his 10th circumnavigation of the globe.

   JON Sanders is on his tenth circumnavigation of the world but for now, his sea legs are firmly planted on Bundaberg ground and he is ready to sink a few hard-earned Bundy Rums.
Docking at the Bundaberg Port Marina yesterday, the 78-year-old Western Australian yachting legend said he felt happy to be back in Australia for the first time since October.
"I love Bundaberg, there is a rumour they sell rum here," he said.
Last year, Sanders set sail from his home in Fremantle and travelled to places like Reunion in France, South Africa and the British Virgin Islands on his tenth round-the-world trip.
He will stop in Bundaberg for a short time before making his way back home to Western Australia, completing his record-breaking feat.
When asked why he found sailing around the world so appealing, Sanders had a pretty simple answer.
"It gives me something to do, what else would I do?" he laughed.

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Hugo Boss, skipper Alex Thomson, during Solo Sailing Vendee Globe

Hugo Boss, skipper Alex Thomson (GBR),
off the Kerguelen Islands, flown over by
the National French Marine Nivose Frigate's Chopper,
during the Vendee Globe, solo sailing race around the world,
on November 30th, 2016   Marine Nationale / Nefertiti
/ Vendee Globe and Sail-World Australia Newsletter.

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Kite Foiling Champions at their best

      Many of the world’s fastest kitefoilers have been limbering up for the second stop of the International Kiteboarding Association’s (IKA) KiteFoil GoldCup series in eastern China.

    True to form, the Yellow Sea off Weifang Binhai has been serving up flat waters and light breezes characteristic of the time of year. But the foilers on their largest 21m kites have been notching up impressive speeds as they test their pace against rivals and team-mates.
   Thirty-eight riders from 16 countries registered for the KiteFoil GoldCup event and Twin-Tip:Racing (TT:R) Open Slalom competition scheduled to run simultaneously over five days of competition if the wind proves sufficiently strong for both.

 FOR YOUR Enlightenment

"This existence of ours is as transient as autumn cloud.
To watch the birth and death of beings is like looking at the movement of a dance.

 A lifetime is like a flash of lightning in the sky,
   rushing by, like a torrent down a steep  mountain."
                - Tibetan Book of Living and Dying P25, - Sogya

"Live as thoug
h heaven is on earth.
                - Father Alfred D'Souza

 There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”

             - Kenneth Graham


Man overboard Procedure

 The Williamson turn is a manoeuvre used to bring a ship or boat under power back to a point it previously passed through, often for the purpose of recovering a man overboard.

The Williamson turn is most appropriate at night or in reduced visibility, or if the point can be allowed to go (or already has gone) out of sight, but is still relatively near.

1.      If in response to a man overboard, put the rudder toward the person (e.g., if the person fell over the starboard side, put the rudder over starboard

2.      After deviating from the original course by about 60 degrees, shift the rudder full to the opposite

3.      When heading about 20 degrees short of the reciprocal, put the rudder amidships so that vessel will turn onto the reciprocal

4.      Bring the vessel upwind of the person, stop the vessel in the water with the person alongside, well forward of the propellers

If dealing with a man overboard, always bring the vessel upwind of the person. Stop the vessel in the water with the person well forward of the propellers.










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