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Couta Boat 26 Traditional Wooden boat steeped in history DarlingMaddie Tasman Elite Catamaran for sale... Australian registered SpanishDancer Contest Yachts 33 Dutch Built FireFly
Couta Boat 26 Tasman Elite Catamaran Contest Yachts 33 Dutch
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 $45,000
Tasman Elite Catamaran
Very well presented Tasman Elite 36 ft sailing Catamaran for sale. Spanish Dancer is Australian registered, professionally built to survey and has been in commercial registration, . . .
Price: AU $154,000
Contest Yachts 33 Dutch
Good boat, well set up and maintained. Built by Conyplex from Alkmaar in Holland and designed by Uus van Essen and Dick Zaal, FireFly is a very good example of the Contest 33. . . .
Price: AU $36,000
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Tin Can Bay MarinaTin Can Bay Marina



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

Lisa Blair becomes first woman to circumnavigate Antarctica solo

   Click on pic for more

 The World Sailing Speed Record Council has officially ratified Lisa Blair’s
circumnavigation of Antarctica, a 183 day long journey. 


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



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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