25 October 2013

Free PDF Nautical Charts; Sailboat and Tanker collision video

Free PDF Nautical Charts are available for a three-month trial period, from October 22, 2013, to January 22, 2014. NOAA is providing about a thousand high-resolution printable nautical charts—almost the entire NOAA suite of charts—as PDF files. The PDF nautical charts, which are exact images of the traditional charts currently printed by lithography, will be available for free download. Coast Survey will evaluate usage and user feedback to determine whether to continue the service after January 22, 2014. The chart PDFs are listed by chart number. To find the chart you need, first use the Online Chart Viewer. Please provide comments on this new service (more at links above).

While the Extreme Racing Series was entertaining the crowds at the 2011 Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week, a supertanker hit a yacht which was then dismasted as its spinnaker sail was snagged by the ship's anchor. The Marine Knutsen supertanker was being guided by a pilot boat into Southampton docks and was making its presence known by repeatedly sounding its horn. But one sailboat failed to give way and was hit, having its mast and rigging ripped off when one of its sails got caught in the supertanker's anchor. The yacht was quickly attended by several vessels offering assistance. . . . The incident was captured by Tim Addison for COWES.co.uk

Roland Wilson: Ex-Royal Navy officer who crashed yacht into oil tanker order to pay £100,000 court costs - Mirror Online: " . . . An ex-Royal Navy lieutenant who crashed his racing yacht into a bright red 870-ft long oil tanker was yesterday ordered to pay more than £100,000 in court costs. Roland Wilson, 32, negligently allowed his yacht Atalanta of Chester to collide with the Hanne Knutsen despite seeing it from five miles away - 10 minutes before the collision. . . . ."

Clipper Race fleet due in Cape Town Tomorrow
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
The front runners of the twelve-strong matched fleet of 70 foot ocean racers competing in the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race will arrive in V&A Waterfront, Cape Town tomorrow (Saturday 26 October). After racing nearly ...

Strictly Sail Long Beach event returns to Shoreline Village
Long Beach Press-Telegram
A hands-on search for the right sailboat is expected to attract scores of recreational sailors today and through this weekend at the second annual Strictly Sail Long Beach event at the Shoreline Village in Rainbow Harbor. The show ...

Mini Transat Returns to Code Red
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
The scenario proposed yesterday by the Race Director to start the 84 strong Mini Tansat fleet on Friday with a stopover in Gijon has been determined a no-go so there'll be no start on Friday for the Mini Transat however management is optimistic for a ...

Newport Bermuda Race - New US Safety Equipment Requirements adopted
Sail World
The Bermuda Race Organizing Committee has adopted US Sailing's new Safety Equipment Requirements for the 2014 Newport Bermuda Race, with modifications to include prescriptions. An overhaul of the International Sailing Federation's Offshore Special ...

19th Flying Fifteen World Championships - 33 overseas entries
Sail World
RHKYC's Official Logistics and Shipping Partner, GAC Pindar, this week delivered eleven 40' containers to Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club's Middle Island sailing centre, bearing the 33 overseas entries in the 19th International Flying Fifteen World ...

Dhow sailing race to kick off in Dubai
Dubai: Dubai International Marine Club (DIMC) will hold a traditional 43-foot sailing race on Saturday, the first round of Dubai Sailing Dhow Championships, to promote the UAE's bid to host Expo 2020 in Dubai. The three-heat championship begins with ...

Cohasset Sailing Club clubhouse razed
Wicked Local- Cohasset
Over the course of Columbus Day weekend, the Cohasset Sailing Club said goodbye to its clubhouse. The clubhouse, which had stood since 1979, was torn down to make way for a new and improved building, which will be constructed in December....

Olympic sailing hero opens namesake leisure centre at Truro School
This is The West Country
Educated at Truro School, Sir Ben moved to Cornwall from Cheshire at an early age and learnt to sail in nearby Falmouth, before becoming a national sailing success - winning many gold medals within his career. He is also a keen ambassador and role ...

US Sailing Chubb Junior Championships
Traverse City will be a showcase of the nation's top youth sailing talent when 93 sailorsfrom around the country gather on West Grand Traverse Bay for the US SAILING Chubb U.S. Junior Championships. Sponsored by the Chubb Group of Insurance ...

Georgetown Sailing Wins Navy Fall Intersectional
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WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University Sailing Team competed in three events at three different sites this past weekend, coming away with a victory at the Navy Fall Intersectional. The Hoyas also placed ninth out of 18 teams at the Yale Women's ...

Busy Weekend Ahead for Sailing - Harvard
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