Cruising

Lord Howe is a stunning destination but Mo Fitzpatrick finds it is also prone to awesome storms.

After last ditch effort letters to both Prime Ministers, the Ocean Cruising Club received formal rejections by both Australia and New Zealand to allow yachts currently in the Pacific to come to these countries for shelter.

AMSA made contact with the vessel which reported being caught in severe weather and in need of assistance.

There is still plenty of these islands that are untouched by tourism, but nature has been both kind and disastrous to Barbuda.

The sailing vessel was reported to have been low on fuel with a broken rudder, with two adults and five children aboard.

It was the first time the club had run a session like this to help boaties better understand navigating and sailing at night.

Three different generations get together to sail in the wake of a hero.

In 2015 John and Leanne began the Down Under Rally and have since assisted over 350 vessels to make the voyage to and from Australia with the Go East Rally and The Go West Rally.

From Nova Scotia, Cape Breton Island, Newfoundland and the French Islands in between.

Roger McMillan suggests that laying quarantine buoys in strategic bays would allow cruisers to self-isolate for 14 days after crossing state borders.

Lord Howe is a stunning destination but Mo Fitzpatrick finds out is also prone to awesome storms.

Since 3 August 2020, 127 vessels have been intercepted, of these, six Quarantine Notices have been issued where individuals were transported to shore to quarantine within a hotel.

On New Year’s Day of 1995, the Draupner oil platform perched in the North Sea off the coast of Norway spotted a wave 84 feet tall - more than twice the height of its neighboring waves.

There is no better reward for dedication and hard work than when working with wooden yachts.

Currently there are well over 300 vessels carrying over 600 crew members in the South Pacific region that are displaced and facing very uncertain futures.

Pip was left in North Carolina when the family had to abandon their yacht due to tightening COVID-19 restrictions while on a "sea change" around-the-world sailing expedition.