Category Archives: Boats and boating

Anchor alarm for iPhone

I found this very useful anchor alarm app for iPhone and iPad, made by the Active Captain crew. It’s called DragQueen, and it works using the GPS function to lock in a position while at anchor. When the anchor drags … Continue reading

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Marine Navigation App for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad

A great tool to view marine charts on iPad or iPhone. I used it while sailing in Thailand, and it works like a charm. Check it out: iNavX

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17 million RMB yacht sinks immediately after christening

Found on chinaSMACK, no comment: http://www.chinasmack.com/2011/stories/17-million-rmb-luxury-boat-sinks-immediately-after-christening.html

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Mainlanders join the yachting set

From SCMP: Caprice Lam took 90 minutes to close his first luxury-yacht sale – from the time the customer stepped aboard the 62-foot (19-metre) vessel on Hainan Island to the moment the bank wired the 35 per cent deposit. “I … Continue reading

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Shanghai Boat Show 2011

Just a heads-up for the coming weekend, packed with sailing and sailing related events. First of all from today till Sunday April 17, the Shanghai International Boat Show is being held in the exhibition center on 1333 Nanjing Xi Lu … Continue reading

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A flag for Waratah

Now it’s official. Last week I received the registration and flag certificate from the authorities in Germany. Waratah will sail under German flag, and her home port is Hamburg, the place where I was born.

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Congratulations, Jessica!

And YES, she did it! Congratulations to Jessica Watson for this major achievement, and her safe return!

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