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US Sailing Launches Online Training

US Sailing Launches Online Training Platform

US Sailing has launched Basic Keelboat Online, a web-based supplement to the Basic Keelboat course and the organization’s newest online training platform. Developed in partnership with Fresh Air Educators, a leading online education provider, the online course is designed to prepare aspiring sailors for on-the-water instruction in the Basic Keelboat course while allowing US Sailing instructors to ensure a consistent ...

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Virtual Sailing World Championship 2016

Virtual Sailing World Championship 2016

The SailX Virtual Sailing World Championship 2016 starts April 4 and concludes five weeks later on May 8 with a Grand Final – a single regatta between the Top-30. Scoring ramps up as the competition progresses, giving new players time to get up to speed. This is the second edition of a very successful regatta format. Last year’s event (the ...

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Keeping Keels Attached in the Future

Keeping Keels Attached in the Future

Stan Honey, chairman of the Oceanic and Offshore Committee at World Sailing, is excited. Too many boats are losing their keels, and he is eager to share some of the progress being made to reverse this trend. Scuttlebutt editor Craig Leweck met with Stan for an update, with additional comments added by Dr. Jason Smithwick, Head of Technical & Offshore ...

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Offshore App – Now with a GRIB Viewer

Offshore App – Now with a GRIB Viewer

The Offshore App from PredictWind now includes a fully featured Grib Viewer. This free App from PredictWind now has a built in GRIB viewer with smooth animations that put it at the forefront of GRIB viewing technology. Now GRIB forecasts can be downloaded and viewed effortlessly all in one place. Easily switch between your forecast data Setup your route to automatically ...

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10 Ways to Improve Your Sailing in the Off-Season

10 Ways to Improve Your Sailing in the Off-Season

A lot of people spend the winter away from sailing altogether – and it can sometimes be a useful way to recharge your enthusiasm for sailing. But for most it can be an enforced break, and starting again in the spring can mean taking time to get back up to speed. If you want to hit the ground running in ...

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Top of Ronstan Sailboat Hardware

Changes at the Top of Ronstan

Ronstan, the Australian based supplier in Sailboat Hardware and Architectural markets, has announced a number of changes to top level management, the most significant one being the promotion of Scot West who will take over from long time Managing Director, Alistair Murray. Murray is stepping down after 19 years in the role and will take over as Ronstan’s Chairman. “I ...

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Pantaenius Australia

Pantaenius Australia - Comes in twos

Now normally it’s threes, but when you have been tapped on the shoulder, as it were, twice in 12 months, you could be thinking there is another just around the corner. So it’s lucky for one Pantaenius client, that the third was actually a speedy, efficient and caring insurer. One who made you as comfortable as possible and through their ...

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Seabin- Saving the world

Seabin- Saving the world, one marina at a time

Every now and then you hear of an idea that’s so jaw-droppingly simple and yet so effective that it makes you shake your head and wonder, ‘why not me’? Such is the case with the Seabin project, an automated marina rubbish bin that was designed to help remove plastic and other unsightly debris from the water. Seabin is the brainchild ...

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Using Your VHF Radio The Right Way

Using Your VHF Radio The Right Way

In the December/January issue of BoatU.S. Magazine, Lenny Rudow shares advice on VHF radio protocol… Many boaters never take the time to learn how to properly use one of the most important pieces of safety gear on board your boat: the VHF radio. If you need to call for help, don’t you want that call to be heard as clearly ...

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METSTRADE 2015 – Sailor Girl

METSTRADE 2015 – Sailor Girl safety picks

Adventures of a Sailor Girl is now in Amsterdam for the largest Boat Show in the World, METSTRADE The Sailor Girl is Nic Douglass, a Sydney based sailor and sailing commentator. Here’s her report from METSTRADE Sailing is a sport that we all love, but safety has to be a major concern for us all. There are some pretty incredible ...

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