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Cruising Helmsman July 17

Cruising Helmsman is devoted exclusively to all types of cruising under sail. We focus on cruising destinations and how to get the most out of them, provide expert advice for the practical sailor and have a range of real-life accounts from seasoned cruisers and their on-board experiences.

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the world awaits you

THIS July issue marks the third edition under our new design and I am happy to say the feedback coming back consists only of ‘thumbs up’. That is a relief! At time of writing the previous June issue was only just hitting the newsagents so, as yet, I have not heard reports back on our big feature on Cyclone Debbie. This July issue our big feature is on anchoring, written by the venerable Bruce Nicholson who has been writing quite a few stories for us regarding setting your yacht ready for cruising. this includes preparing yourself and the crew! The two signature features for this July issue is ‘getting out there’ and the South Pacific. So following on from the anchoring article we have a number of stories about how people have set their…

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best of the web

MYSAILING.COM.AU/CRUISING CYCLONE DEBBIE As the cyclone hit, both mysailing and our Facebook pages where updated by people on the ground in real time. The June issue of CH published a full report. http://www.mysailing.com.au/latest/yachts-damaged-and-sunk-as-the-whitsundays-bears-the-brunt-of-tropical-cyclone-debbie LISA BLAIR DISMASTING Two months in a row Lisa has made the top stories. http://www.mysailing.com.au/latest/more-drama-on-board-for-lisa-blair-after-being-dismasted SHIPWRECKED SAILORS DIE It would appear we are a gloomy lot as our top three stories for the past month were all related to disaster. This one especially tragic. http://www.mysailing.com.au/cruising/four-sailors-killed-when-storm-drives-vessel-on-to-rocks facebook.com/CruisingHelmsman…

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sail fiji app now on android

AFTER several months of development Sail Fiji have updated its ‘Cruising guide’ apps as well as the Tonga Cruising Guide app. Popular for a number of years on iPad, they are now available for Android tablets running Android 6.1 or higher. Many of its cruising customers use Android devices so it became necessary to add these apps to its selection. The final move was made easier with the advent of a couple of enhanced tools for Android development. Sail Fiji have endeavoured to maintain a similar look and feel across both platforms. Considering the cost of producing the apps Sail Fiji have kept the cost low to download the guides. As Andrew Keays from Sail Fiji says, “in the spirit of providing as much information on available services in these cruising grounds,…

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cruiser of the year nominations close soon

CRUISERS are the silent member of sailing, happy to do what they do for the sake of it, not for the glory. But some have done some extraordinary cruising and they should be recognised for their efforts in making cruising and sailing a better place for us all. That is the premise behind the ‘Cruiser of the year’ award currently being assessed for Australian Sailing’s 2017 sailing awards. Alan and Patricia Lucas won the inaugural award in 2016, who will win this year? The nominee/s do not have to be Australian, but with an all-Australian selection panel it would not take much to realise that an expat would have to be quite extraordinary to top a local! Jack and Jude Binder would be a good example as cruisers deserving a nomination. Even though…

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med multihull show success

HELD every year at La Grand Motte in France the eighth edition of the International Multihull Boat Show keeps growing. The popular seaside resort on the Mediterranean coast includes a large harbour and marina suited to displaying multihull yachts of all sorts. With two million tourists per year it is one of the favourite resorts of the French. When this year’s show closed on Sunday April 23 the windy weather of the first few days had given way to Med. sunshine. More than 14,000 visitors looked through over 50 catamarans including: Bali, Catana, Fountaine Pajot, Lagoon, Leopard, Nautitech and Outremer. Three trimarans were also on display: a Corsair Pulse and two Neels. The organisers were happy to announce that over a hundred yachts had been sold over the five days. Ancillary product was…

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women at the helm

DESPITE the unwelcome intrusion of Cyclone Debbie, a hundred women still made the trip to Port Stephens for the ‘Women who sail’ Gathering. More than just an opportunity to catch up with old friends, this second Gathering followed on from the first held last year with interesting presenters and demonstrations providing useful information for the group of female sailors. ‘Women who sail Australia’ is a support network for women involved with and interested in, all things sailing, boats and the ocean. Begun just a few years ago as a closed Facebook group, WWSA has grown to close to 2000 members making capable to offer opportunities for members to connect, learn and share experiences in person. Yoga and safety demonstrations were followed by presentations including: storm tactics from Lin Pardey plus weather forecasting, marine…