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Category: Sailing news

Do you have the right communication equipment on board?

The UK Coastguard is advising sailors to have at least two independent means of contacting them following a lengthy operation involving a French boat which sent out multiple VHF DSC Distress alerts Innovation The UK Coastguard is reminding sailors to ensure they have at least two independent means of alerting them should they get into…
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October 7, 2017 0

British sailor Jeanne Socrates abandons new record attempt

Jeanne Socrates has undergone surgery after a fall from a ladder. She has now abandoned her attempt to become the oldest person to sail around the world solo, non-stop and unassisted Jeanne Socrates. Credit: Graham Snook/YM 02 October 2017 A fall from a ladder has put paid to Jeanne Socrates’ attempt to become the oldest…
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October 7, 2017 0

MOB myths busted – Part 2

MOB is such a big concern that many of us ignore it. In this series Noel Dilly shares some thought-provoking and controversial ideas about MOB recovery If you are MOB, how practical is received wisdom on retrieval and recovery? We find out MOB myths busted – Part 2 Retired anatomy professor Noel Dilly has been…
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October 7, 2017 0

SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 496 Status Reports

WW 0496 Status Updates STATUS REPORT ON WW 496 SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES RIGHT OF A LINE FROM 45 WNW LBB TO 25 NE BGD TO 45 WNW AVK. ..SMITH..10/07/17 ATTN…WFO…OUN…AMA…LUB… STATUS REPORT FOR WS 496 SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS OKC003-009-039-043-045-055-057-059-065-075-093-129-149-151-153- 070340- OK . OKLAHOMA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE ALFALFA BECKHAM CUSTER…
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October 7, 2017 0

SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 496

WW 496 SEVERE TSTM OK TX 070125Z – 070600Z URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 496 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 825 PM CDT Fri Oct 6 2017 The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of Western Oklahoma Texas Panhandle * Effective this Friday…
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October 7, 2017 0

Sailors urged to report poorly marked fishing gear

The RYA is urging sailors to report all sightings and entanglements involving poorly marked fishing gear as it reveals a lack of data on the issue A campaign to improve the visibility of fishing gear at sea is appealing to sailors to report all cases of entanglement. The RYA said a lack of data could…
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October 6, 2017 0

More Wind Than We Ever Wanted

Weather can change in the blink of an eye or slowly over time. But if you sail often enough and long enough, sooner or later you will get more wind than you ever wanted. Preparation and training will help you cope with that reality (published March 2017) It was only a couple of days before…
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October 5, 2017 0

Learning to Sail – Basic Rules and Regulations of Sailing

Sailing on the seas or racing on water can be thrilling. Nevertheless, you should observe and follow specific rules and regulations to ensure safety of all at sea. Fundamental rules of sailing include: International Maritime Organization has devised specific rules like International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGS). These rules apply to all shipping…
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October 1, 2017 0

VHF device when sailing in Greece

Tips on how to use the VHF device while sailing   • VHF radios are not toys. Don’t clog important channels with idle chatter, and never, never make a false Mayday call. You are putting lives at risk, and you can be prosecuted. • Always monitor channel 16. If you receive a distress call, record…
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September 27, 2017 0

Πρόγνωση Καιρού Θαλάσσης – Ασφάλεια & Κίνδυνος!

Θάλασσα. Αμέτρητα χιλιόμετρα ακτογραμμών περιβάλλουν την χώρα μας! Κολύμπι, ψάρεμα, διασκέδαση, θαλάσσια σπορ, ταξίδια με μικρά ή μεγάλα σκάφη στο απέραντο και βαθύ γαλάζιο της. Όλοι έχουμε ονειρευτεί ένα σκαφάκι για τις κοντινές εξορμήσεις μας ή και τις ποιο μακρινές για την απόμερη αμμουδιά χωρίς το ντάκα-ντούκα της ρακέτας, τις φωνές και τα ραδιάκια που…
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September 25, 2017 0