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New Zealand to Tonga: Rig Failure Leads Crew to Abandon Yacht

Date Published - June 17, 2019

(June 17, 2019) – Having departed Opua on June 9th for Tonga, yacht Squander suffered major mast rig failure three days into the passage. Turning around and battling headwinds for four days, the crew finally had to abandon the yacht just 90km off Great Barrier Island…. Read More

Mediterranean Cruising Update - regarding the migrant crisis

Date Published - June 17, 2019

(Originally published April 1, 2019 – updated June 17, 2019) – The migrant crisis, once most prevalent in the Eastern Mediterranean, has now encompassed the Western Mediterranean Sea particularly between Morocco and Spain. European countries continue to harden their policies against refugees arriving by sea and yacht skippers should be… Read More

USA, Georgia: Proposed Anchoring Restrictions

Date Published - June 12, 2019

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has proposed a number of amendments to the current rules for liveaboard boaters, concerning over-night and long-term anchoring in the estuarine area of the state…. Read More

25th Edition of ARC Portugal Sets Sail

Date Published - June 03, 2019

Heading out into a cloudy Plymouth Sound on Sunday 2 June, seventeen boats began their three week adventure sailing to the sunny Algarve with World Cruising Club’s annual sailing rally ARC Portugal…. Read More

Bermuda to Azores: Yacht Abandoned due to Rudder Failure

Date Published - June 01, 2019

(Updated June 2, 2019) – Halfway between Bermuda and the Azores the Grand Soleil ’50 “Boingo Alive” was abandoned by her owner and crew when she suffered rudder failure. After the owners appealed to the cruising community for help in recovering their yacht, it has now been announced that no… Read More

Summer 2019 eNews from World Cruising Club!

Date Published - May 30, 2019

(May 30, 2019) – Featured in this edition are details of the 2019 Bluewater Weekend, results of the ARC Survey in Yachting World Magazine, World ARC 2021 entries now open, an SSB helpful guide and much more…. Read More

Greece: Find Out How to Register and Pay the New Cruising Tax (TEPAI)

Date Published - May 10, 2019

(Updated May 17, 2019 – originally posted May 10, 2019) – Boat owners can now register and pay online for the new cruising tax (TEPAI) introduced by the Greek Government on 09 May, 2019. There are still however a few issues the Greeks need to overcome before the system functions… Read More

Portrait of a Cruiser: Alene D. Rice and Bruce Balan

Date Published - May 08, 2019

(Apr 10, 2019) – An early love for travel and sailing lead both Alene and Bruce to set goals early in life towards a future in cruising, and both found means to make this passion a reality in their 40s. Now full-time seasoned sailors with many ocean miles behind them,… Read More