Portugal: Yacht Sinks after Orca Interaction

Date Published - August 02, 2022

Five crew members were rescued from a yacht that sank after what was considered to be an interaction with Orcas offshore from the Portugese port of Sines, according to a statement from the Portugese Navy.Read More

French Polynesia: Clearing in with a Dog on Board

Date Published - July 25, 2022

Sanne Bast and her husband Marijn love the sailing life and traveling with them on their adventures is their dog Heros. They recently arrived in Nuka Hiva, French Polynesia and having met many cruisers who were reluctant to bring their dogs to the Pacific islands due to the strict rules,Read More

Caribbean: SSCA Partners with Hope Fleet to Give Back to Communities

Date Published - July 21, 2022

For many years Seven Seas Cruising Association (SSCA) members have found creative ways to “give back” to the island communities they love to visit. Now, a new Clean Wake project, partnering with the Hope Fleet organization, will provide structure and safety in these efforts.Read More

Environment: Upcycling, Recycling and Repurposing Sails

Date Published - July 21, 2022

The need to be more environmentally aware of our affect on the planet is becoming more critical and cruising sailors are not immune to having to think about recycling and upcycling as they travel the oceans and seas of the world.Read More

Bahamas: Oil Spill in waters off Great Exuma

Date Published - July 25, 2022

Around 30,000 gallons of diesel fuel oil spilled into the waters of Great Exuma in the Bahamas, after a mishap from a vessel that was unloading fuel in the area of the Old Navy Base, in George Town, according to local and international media reports.Read More

Old Man Sailing

Date Published - December 07, 2021

A thoroughly enjoyable book by retired journalist John Passmore, who took off to sea at the start of the pandemic lockdown in the UK, chasing a dream that had eluded him for 60 years. For 3,629 miles, he disappeared into a world of perfect solitude as he sailed single-handed around the top of the British Isles and down to the Azores and back, arriving 42 days later as a celebrated lockdown hero on national radio not having touched land once.Read More