Predictwind's Offshore App supports Redport Optimiser - get a deal now
, 3:16 AM Sun 10 Apr 2016
Predictwind's Offshore App now supports the RedPort Optimizer. For the next seven days Predictwind have negotiated a 20% discount on the Optimizer and XGate for all PredictWind customers.
PredictWind Offshore App integrated with Redport Optimizer and XGate
, 2:41 AM Sun 10 Apr 2016
PredictWind, the world leader in weather forecasting, has just released the latest version of their Award winning Offshore app, which now allows a direct connection with the Redport Optimizer and XGate suite of satellite data services.
Naiad Design and Auora Yachts exhibit at China International Boat Show
, 5:09 PM Fri 8 Apr 2016
Naiad Design and Auora Yachts are at the China International Boat Show on the Trade New Zealand Stand on J31. There are several vessels on display including a Naiad 11.3 Patrol vessel. Based in Dalian, China, Aurora Yachts are one of eight builders licenced around the world to build Naiad Designs.
Island Cruising Assoc - To Tether or Not to Tether?
John Martin, Island Cruising Association
, 6:42 PM Wed 23 Mar 2016
There are perhaps three emergencies at sea that are at the top of the list of most feared by cruising couples: Fire; Losing the rig; and most likely at the top of the list, Man Overboard.
Pantaenius Insurance - Gone in 180 seconds!
, 9:34 PM Sun 20 Mar 2016
'It was all ablaze and we were off in just on three minutes”, was how Noel Elliott described the scene you see here. “The most horrendous thing is how quickly all the wiring burns. Remember, on a boat you’re encased in the stuff. It’s a bit like being in a single garage with wires in all the roof and wall cavities, as well as the floor.”
How to anchor with radar in low visibility
Captain John Jamieson
, Florida 3:12 PM Mon 14 Mar 2016
Imagine that you are fog-bound on the blackest of nights. How can you combine electronic and traditional sailing navigation to approach an anchorage and drop the hook safe and sound? Use the power and magic of radar to anchor in an isolated cove, approach an anchorage in fog or low visibility, or when GPS has become unreliable.
Pantaenius Insurance - Close is more than deep enough for some.
, 7:51 AM Mon 14 Mar 2016
As the sun finishes its day low behind the Nelson Bay marina, many a soul gathers above the rocks at the weigh station. They could be local, from nearby or way farther afield and it is definitely not a sense of the macabre that draws them in. Rather, it is fascination and wonder, because for the sweeping majority, this is as close as they will ever get to Mother Nature’s marvels of the deep.
Yachtie chats to wife while awaiting textbook rescue 100nm off NZ
, 9:24 PM Fri 11 Mar 2016
A Kiwi yachtsman did 'all the right things' when his 15-metre vessel began taking on water 100 nautical miles west of Kaitaia early this morning. He activated his EPIRB rescue beacon to alert the Rescue Coordination Centre of New Zealand of his rapidly deteriorating situation, and evacuated his sinking yacht for its life raft.
Popular LED floodlights are now available in a flush mount design.
, 10:03 AM Thu 10 Mar 2016
Continuing the exceptional light output and unmatched reliability of the Sea Hawk-R LED Floodlights, the new recessed versions are ideal for vessel owners looking for a flush mounted, low profile lighting solution. The Sea Hawk-R offers a class leading 550 lumens for only 7W consumption.
Island Cruising Assoc - Man Overboard - be prepared
John and Lyn Martin, Island Cruising Association
, 9:14 AM Thu 10 Mar 2016
There’s no question that men are more likely to go over the side than women. Now this is not as you may have first thought a sexist comment but rather the nature of the male beast. There are more MOB’s recovered with their fly undone than any other cause. Unfortunately this action also accounts for many going over the side without a harness or anyone else on deck at the time
Island Cruising Assoc - Offshore Cruising Electrical Prep - Part 1
J Martin & C Pawson (Enertec Electrical)
, 8:19 AM Thu 10 Mar 2016
Apart from the occasional purist who still run on oil lamps the electrical system for the modern cruiser is arguably the most important system on the boat. With our dependence on power increasing each year if this system can’t cope or in worst case goes down completely NONE of the other systems aboard will function.
Good radio communication tips - Video
, 4:55 AM Thu 10 Mar 2016
Good communications could make all the difference in an emergency at sea. Here's some great basic communication tips from Scott Walker and Mal Williams from Outdoors Group.
PyroPol Flares trusted in Europe since 1910 and now available in NZ
, 8:12 AM Wed 2 Mar 2016
PyroPol GmbH has a long tradition of manufacturing quality pyrotechnic products in Europe. Safety At Sea shares the belief that when safety gear is called upon, it must not let you down. It is for this reason they have selected Pyropol to supply flares and Man-Over-Board appliances.
Anchoring – How to stay put in a blow
John and Lyn Martin, Island Cruising Assoc
, 4:01 AM Tue 16 Feb 2016
You’ll often hear experienced cruisers say that good anchor and rode are your best insurance. John and Lyn Martin explore what’s needed on your average cruiser to help you stay put in a blow. It doesn’t matter if you’re out for the weekend, coastal cruising or out there exploring the world what you put on the bottom can, in the wrong circumstances, be all that’s between you and disaster.
Are you experienced in composites and want to join a world-class team?
Ben Gladwell, Southern Spars
, 10:06 PM Mon 15 Feb 2016
Southern Spars is looking for tradespeople to come and join our team to help create the finest carbon spars in the world. We have several exciting opportunities available to come and work amongst our passionate, fun, young team in our brand new, custom-built 10,000 square metre facility in Avondale, West Auckland.
United States Coast Guard issues alert on use of unapproved nav lights
, Auckland 5:14 PM Mon 15 Feb 2016
USCG says boaters should be concerned about installing “decorative” lighting on their boats in various places, including underwater, on the rubrail, or just above the waterline. All Hella marine navigation lamps are internationally certified to IMO COLREG 72 and meet USCG, ABYC (A-16) and RCD requirements. See story for links to the alert and navigation lamp standards and requirements
Multihull Solutions announces free shipping offer
, 12:45 PM Fri 12 Feb 2016
Multihull Solutions has made buying a Fountaine Pajot catamaran even more appealing with an exclusive free shipping offer.
Massive sale of end of line items at The Water Shed
, 9:58 AM Thu 11 Feb 2016
The WaterShed is having a Massive Sale on end of line items. Up to 50% off of some lines. Many more deals in store. Talk to Dan and the Team at the Water Shed, Barrys Point Road, Takapuna
Yachting NZ Briefings for February 10, 2016
, 11:50 AM Wed 10 Feb 2016
In this issue of Yachting NZ's Briefings: High Performance & International; Youth Sailing; Local Sailing; Admin, Safety & Training; What's On; Of Interest
10,000 more distress beacons registered, 50 more lives saved in 2015
, National 2:57 AM Thu 4 Feb 2016
The number of registered distress beacons in New Zealand increased sharply by 20 per cent in 2015 (up 10,027 from 49,785 in December 2014 to 59,812 in December 2015). Of the 622 rescue beacon activations last year, 194 led to rescues (167 in 2014) and 63 lives were saved (12 in 2014).