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Couta Boat 26 Traditional Wooden boat steeped in history 10 m berth lease to January 2024 for sale BerthB3TCB Hartley 34 Professionally built sloop
Couta Boat 26 10 m berth lease to Hartley 34
Couta Boat 26
Darling Maddie is a Ken Locco designed Couta boat, built and owned by Clive Beckingsale ( named Victory) in 1982. "This craft's perfect compromise between seaworthiness, . . .
Price: AU $39,000
10 m berth lease to
Tin Can Bay Marina, is now seen as one of the safest marinas on the coast. It is also the gateway to the Sandy Straits and Fraser Island. Berth B3, is well located on the middle . . .
Price: AU $14,000
Hartley 34
Oasis 11 has had extensive work done to make her shipshape. 2016-17 extensively refitted by local shipwright and Colin Quin Sails and Rigging. New mast and boom, new running and . . .
Price: AU $35,000
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Golden Globe Race - Day 164:
Lead narrows between Mark Slats and Jean-Luc Van Den Heede

    "They will be navigating with sextant on paper charts, without electronic instruments or autopilots. They will
    hand–write their logs, cook with kerosene and determine the weather for themselves. Only occasionally will they talk to loved ones and the outside world when long-range high frequency and ham radios
allows" Don McIntyre.

As French race leader Jean-Luc Van Den Heede works to protect his shrinking lead over 2nd placed Dutch rival Mark Slats, the focus is once more on a violent storm in the Southern Ocean that looks likely to overtake 4th placed American/Hungarian Istvan Kopar on Friday






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.

 Click on pic and see YouTube video



 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


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.

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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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