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Ferry / Whalewatch Boat in Turn-Key Condition ... Raebel 15.45 m Party Boats in AMSA Registration Just Listed Couta Boat 26 Classic in very good condition
Ferry AMSA Registered Party Boats for sale in Couta Boat 26 Classic
Ferry AMSA Registered
EMELIE is a 15.45 m Reibel design offshore capable powercat, AMSA registered to carry 68 PAX & 6 crew and is ready for work Well maintained, recently slipped and surveyed. . . .
Price: AU $1,750,000
Party Boats for sale in
Available for sale privately or commercially, B1, and B11 are 5.90 m professionally built cat hulled Party Boats in current AMSA charter registration and both present in good . . .
Price: AU $135,000
Couta Boat 26 Classic
Darling Maddie is a Ken Locco designed Couta boat, built and owned by Clive Beckingsale ( named Victory) in 1982. Darling Maddie has just completed a major refit, with new decks, new . . .
Price: AU $50,000
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Infiniti 46 Sailing Trial & Foo Fighters


Run and tell all of the angels
This could take all night
Think I need a devil to help me get things right
Hook me up a new revolution
'Cause this one is a lie
We sat around laughing and watched the last one die


...looking to the sky to save me
Looking for a sign of life
Looking for something to help me burn out bright
I'm looking for a complication
Looking 'cause I'm tired of trying
Make my way back home when I learn to fly high.
.........Foo Fighters


SAIL's Tips of the Week



      SAIL's Tips of the Week
   Compliments: Editors of Sail Magazine &

  ..... Take the time to look at the shape of your sails




 A quiet achiever, sailing alone around the world

 A small sailboat came in off that same angry ocean,
          with just one young man on board.

 It had no roller furling sails, not even an engine.

 There was no generator, no refrigeration, no fancy autopilot systems, no electric   
 toilets and certainly few comforts below decks.

 The boat was simple, minimalist, in fact so basic I was shocked.
 It was not in great condition, but it got him there.




Volvo Ocean Race Leg 2 .... The Big Boats are flying

      Start of Leg 2. Day 1 from Lisbon to Cape Town. Photo by Ainhoa Sanchez/Volvo Ocean Race. 05 November, 2017.
  © Ainhoa Sanchez/Volvo Ocean Race









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.




Volvo Ocean Race Leg 8 from Itajai to Newport, day 16, on board Turn the Tide on Plastic

  While Dee Caffari's Turn the Tide on Plastic team finished  in last place in the 2017/2018 Volvo Ocean Race (VOR), which wrapped up racing in late June in The Hague, they accomplished far more for science's knowledge of microplastics in the world's oceans than skipper Charles Caudrelier's winning Dongfeng Race Team by vigilantly collecting water samples along the VOR's racecourse. Sadly, but not surprisingly given plastic's ubiquitous presence, the news isn't good.

 Read more at:



 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.



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









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