Category Archives: Sailing and Cruising

SaveOurSeafarers

Innocent seafarers on commercial cargo ships are being held to ransom for millions of dollars by armed gangs of Somali pirates. The cost of Somalian piracy is both human and economic. It affects seafarers and their families and YOU. Piracy costs … Continue reading

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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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Phuket October 2011

Just a few pictures of my sailing trip around Phuket and Phang Nga Bay. We sailed on the ‘Zephyros’, a Bavaria 50 chartered from Elite Yachting. Not the best sailing weather during the SW monsoon (11 days rain out of … 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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What’s in a name?

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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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Part artwork, part boat

Some people have too much money, and too much time on their hand 🙂 http://www.gizmag.com/love-love-part-boat-artwork/16928/

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Zhuhai smooths the waters for owners of luxury yachts

From South China Morning Post: Coastal city aims to become regional hub for pleasure boats Fiona Tam and Ng Kang-chung Updated on Oct 30, 2010 Luxury yacht owners, Zhuhai welcomes you.Hong Kong and Macau yachts will be able to sail … 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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Durban again

I am in Durban again since Sunday to finish Waratah. Got started by going through the list of works with my local contractor. The list is quite big, with most of it rework. Sloppy paint jobs, wrong welds on the … Continue reading

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SBYC in the news

Shanghai-based architect and boater Dirk Weiblen traveled to Dubai this month to sail the Puma Moth World Championships.  No one in China ever competed at that level before, Shanghai Boat and Yacht Club member Helen Ruud said. more…

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Year of the Tiger

I just came back home from a relaxing week, camping out at Dianshan Lake. Away from the fireworks and noise of the city, that marked the coming of the new year of the Tiger. I did a bit of sailing … Continue reading

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Jessica Watson highlights from Cape Horn

Jessicawatson.com.au: Highlights From An Incredible Few Days! http://ow.ly/X6Cz

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Jessica Watson rounds Cape Horn!

A big milestone for 16 year old Jessica Watson, rounding Cape Horn after almost 3 months at sea so far. Read more…

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