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    Published on 04-20-2018 02:45 PM
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    A toy pirate ship launched by two young brothers from Aberdeenshire, Scotland has sailed the high seas to Scandinavia. It is now braving the rough seas of the southern Atlantic in a bid to make it all the way to the Americas

    Ollie Ferguson, eight, and Harry, five, from Turriff, ...
    Published on 04-18-2018 10:57 PM
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    An Environmental Rescue Startup out of Alameda California has developed a technology
    that just may well rid us of the Pacific Gyre and other open ocean debris fields forever!

    Published on 04-17-2018 02:08 PM
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    17 April 2018
    ​John Williams, Owner of Ranger, Passes Away

    The J Class is deeply saddened by the news that John A Williams, the enthusiastic owner of Ranger, passed away suddenly on Monday, 16th April.

    John, ...
    Published on 04-17-2018 01:17 PM
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    A COMPANY director has been crushed to death by his own 29ft sailing yacht after it fell on him.

    The 56-year-old man had been carrying out general repairs beneath the half-tonne ...
    Published on 04-17-2018 01:01 PM
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    https://www.sciencealert.com Reports

    Scientists Have Accidentally Created a Mutant Enzyme That Eats Plastic Waste
    This could be a solution to our plastic addiction.

    They found the first ones in Japan. Hidden in the soil at a plastics recycling plant, researchers unearthed a microbe that had evolved to eat the soda bottles dominating its habitat, after you ...
    Published on 04-12-2018 03:28 PM
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    SAINT CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands— The Coast Guard rescued two people Thursday from the water approximately 32 miles south of St. Croix.

    The crew of the ...
    Published on 04-12-2018 02:27 PM
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    Threesheets NW Reports

    After years of deliberation, public comments, and back-and-forth opinions on the topic, Puget Sound has officially been designated as a No Discharge Zone.

    Citing the protection of shellfish, public health and water quality, Washington State ...
    Published on 04-11-2018 10:55 AM
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    An informational article posted recently in OUTSIDE ONLINE that just might
    be beneficial to our sleep deprived shorthanded sailors:

    Scientists have a firm grasp on the purpose of certain automatic physical functions, like blinking, breathing, or digestion. When it comes to sleep, however, researchers still aren’t clear on why exactly your body needs to shut off every night. Details aside, one thing’s for sure: When you don’t ...
    Published on 04-02-2018 04:42 PM
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    ALL TO ACTION: We need a Boatyard Operator Interested in Opening a Boatyard at Alameda Marina

    SAWW submitted a proposal to the city for a new boatyard which covers most of the Svendsen's footprint, rather than the tiny plot of land Bay West half-hearted plans for this use. Part of the proposal includes a land swap of a portion of the Tideland ...
    Published on 03-20-2018 04:45 PM
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    Bristol, R.I. – US Sailing, the national governing body for the sport, has named 20 Olympic-class athletes to the 2018 US Sailing Team. The national team is selected annually and is comprised of the top sailors competing in the events selected for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The roster is assembled from a combination of sailors who qualified based on results at 2017 class world championships, the 2017 Aarhus Test Event, World Cup Series Miami USA 2018, and additional accomplished athletes who receive discretionary selection from the Chief of U.S. Olympic Sailing, two-time Olympic ...
    Published on 03-20-2018 09:41 AM
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    Sailing Today UK reports:

    British boatbuilder, Oyster Yachts, which ceased operations last month after going into liquidation, has been thrown a lifeline by businessman, Mr ...
    Published on 03-15-2018 11:50 AM
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    Charles and Barbara Truax of Toronto were avid sailors who planned to see the world from their boat. They sold their house, their cars, stored their belongings and sailed out the St. Lawrence Seaway.

    "Our plan was really to spend the next 20 or 30 years sailing around the world," said Charles Truax.
    But their retirement dream was swept away by a devastating accident off the south coast of Newfoundland.

    Now, Charles ...
    Published on 03-11-2018 04:06 PM
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    SF Bay lost one of it's unique yachtsman, 92 year old Ron MacAnnan, long time Sausalito sailor and businessman
    tragically fell from his beloved 82' M'Class Sloop, Pursuit and drowned.

    A roomful of friends gathered Friday night at the Sausalito Yacht Club to say farewell to one of the town’s most colorful characters.

    He was Ron MacAnnan, a wealthy businessman who
    Published on 03-07-2018 07:43 AM
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    Lobsters, starfish, crabs and mussels are among the creatures found on Holderness coast in Yorkshire. Photograph: Bex Lynham/Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

    Massive numbers of starfish, crab, mussels ...