11 February 2014

Sailing Across the Pacific Ocean 2013 part 1 video



Sailing Across the Pacific Ocean 2013 (Part 1) - Pre-Departure Projects
The first video in my series of my 10 month adventure sailing across the Pacific Ocean in 2013. This first video may be a little boring to some, as it only covers some of the pre-departure work we had to do on the boat. There was actually much more that needed to be done, but the projects in this video were the only ones that I filmed. A large portion of your time as a cruiser is spent working on the boat. Most sailors say they spend more time working on their boat than actually sailing it. This first video shows, in a humorous way, some of the tedious tasks that a boat owner or crewperson has to go through day to day and how a "five minute job" can take up a whole day.

Reckless decision to sail during Hurricane Sandy
USA TODAY
NORFOLK, Virginia (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board says the former captain of a replica 18th-century sailing ship that sank off North Carolina during Hurricane Sandy made a reckless decision to sail into the storm. The HMS Bounty sank ...

2014 Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Regatta - SailingScuttlebutt.com - " . . . Congratulations to Richard Davies on Section 16, as he along with tactician Charlie McKee and crew member Matt Pistay are the 2014 Audi Melges 20 Winter Regatta Champions. This is the first time Davies has ever taken home top honors at a major Melges 20 event. With this win, he climbs into the overall 2014 Miami Winter Series (MWS) ranking lead, two points ahead of Tony Tabb’s YOLO and Russ Lucas’ Shimmer. Bacardi Miami Sailing Week takes place on March 6-8, marking the last and final event of the MWS...." -  Full 2014 Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series Ranking

Sailors set sail as SATT 2014 begins
Times of Oman
Manama: Spectators from all around the region turned out to offer their support to the six international teams as they prepared for the start of the EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour 2014 earlier on Sunday. This event, which runs until February 24, is now ...

Sailing Community Remembers Lord Wedgwood
Bernews
We look forward to continuing to present the Wedgwood Heritage Trophy in memory of the man and the family that donated it to honor those who have stood for the traditional values of sailing.” The first recipient of the Wedgwood Heritage Trophy was Jorg ...

Iain Jensen to sail on RC44 circuit with Artemis team owner
My Sailing
Hot on the heels of Team Aqua in 2013 was Valentin Zavadnikov's Synergy RussianSailing Team. Tactician Ed Baird (USA) is calling tactics for the otherwise all Russian team again this season and will be planning to go one better this season after ...

Hobie 16 sailors find out who made the Worlds cut
My Sailing
The event arena was charged this Monday the 10th of February with sailors and spectators alike discussing conditions, sharing tips and talking technique as anticipation filled the air. Today was the day that split the fleet! With all competitors ...

NTSB: Reckless decision in sinking of sailing ship
Washington Post
The National Transportation Safety Board says the former captain of a replica 18th-century sailing ship that sank off North Carolina during Hurricane Sandy made a reckless decision to sail into the storm. The HMS Bounty sank about 100 miles south of...

Sailing Arabia crews begin endurance race
gulfnews.com
The fleet includes three teams from Oman — Team Renaissance, Royal Navy of Oman and Al Thuraya Bank Muscat — along with EFG Bank (Monaco), Messe FrankfurtSailing Team and Team Delft Challenge. There are many nations represented among the ...

EFG Sailing Arabia The Tour 2014 – Perfect sailing conditions
Sail World
EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour 2014, the region's only long distance offshore sailingendurance race between Bahrain and Muscat, enjoyed perfect sailing conditions for the opening leg between Manama, Bahrain and Doha, Qatar. Beautiful, clear and sunny ...

Rudder angle change makes Outteridge fly in A Class practice race
My Sailing
Outteridge is sailing a prototype Polish Exploder design, lent to him by seven times A Class world champion Glenn Ashby who chose to stick with the proven DNA brand. “I measured the rudder angle and mine was at 2 degrees and most of the others were at ...

Getting older is no excuse to stop sailing
My Sailing
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