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Davies survives fourth night at sea in storm conditions  13-Nov-2009
Sam Davies on Artemis Ocean Racing survives fourth night at sea in storm conditions

Christophe Launay's Sea Cucumber Photo Essay  12-Nov-2009
Known as Trepang in Malay or ‘bêche-de-mer’ in French or the not so appetizing name ‘sea rat ‘or ‘sea slug’, the sea cucumber prized for its gelatinous texture has been a delicacy in Chinese cuisine since ancient times.

ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards  12-Nov-2009
Torben Grael and Anna Tunnicliffe joined the sailing world's most prestigious list of winners last night, 10 November, as they were named winners of the 2009 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards at a spectacular ceremony held in Busan, South Korea.

English for Americans on a “Proper Sailing Yacht”  12-Nov-2009
By Quannon Au
Round the world crew member on board California in the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race.

Clipper 09-10 Race 3: Rio de Janeiro - Cape Town Day 16  12-Nov-2009
* Team Finland emerges from Stealth Mode ahead of Uniquely Singapore and Hull & Humber
* Cork enters Stealth Mode and clocks an exceptional 12-hour run
* California continues under secondary steering

Burke Bosun Chair Product Recall  12-Nov-2009
Burke P/L is conducting a voluntary product recall of Burke Deluxe Bosun Chair part no: BOS201N and Burke Standard Bosun Chair part no: BOS202N purchased nationally after June 2007 that do not display either a production batch number or inspection label.

New Guide to berthing at Melbourne Docklands  12-Nov-2009
A new Boating Guide for Waterfront City Marina at Melbourne Docklands has been released in time for the 2009-10 summer boating season.

Maritime Operation Lights On  11-Nov-2009
Ports and Waterways Minister Joe Tripodi has announced a state-wide maritime safety campaign will be conducted this weekend (November 14-15) to promote safe boating at night.

Surepower PEC Module  11-Nov-2009
With current 240Volt AC electrical safety rules and regulations for boats becoming increasing stricter, Keoghs Marine Electrics is proud to offer a real solution which improves electrical safety on vessels.

BlueRay Systems  11-Nov-2009
Do you ever lie awake at night as a storm blows and hope your pride and joy on the mooring is OK? Has an uninvited person been on your boat, helping themselves to your valuable equipment? Has the bilge pump been running too long, has shore power been disconnected?


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