Category: Cruising

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Flotilla fun

Flotilla fun

The dreaded Bucket List keeps raising its ugly head and when it aligns with Fate’s fickle finger you’ve no choice but to submitWORDS AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY COL BELL .

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Ocean Passage

Ocean Passage

Jim Lott and wife Karin recently returned from a seven-year global cruise. This puts him in a useful place for considering the differences between his first ocean voyage in 1966 and the modern equivalent.

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VINTAGE CANALS & WATERWAYS

VINTAGE CANALS & WATERWAYS

VINTAGE CANALS & WATERWAYS By Ian and Ngaire Carline Published by Silberhorn RRP $36.00 Mention cruising along canals and rivers to your friends, and chances are they’ll immediately assume you’re talking about Europe. But there’s an equally fascinating area for canal/river cruising in northeastern America – a region of rivers and lakes interconnected by scores...

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Tall ship to Singapore

Tall ship to Singapore

Nothing stirs the soul in quite the same way as a tall ship under full sail at dawn, her labyrinthine rigging silhouetted against the rising sun. And when sumptuous accommodation, fine dining, pristine beaches and plenty of history are added to the mix, you have a recipe for out-of-the-ordinary cruising. Lawrence Schaffler joined ‘Star Clipper’....

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The Sound of tranquillity

The Sound of tranquillity

First – a confession. I like to think I’ve sailed extensively in the Marlborough Sounds. That’s only half-true. In reality – I’ve sailed within the Queen Charlotte Sound. And there’s no denying its majesty and appeal – breathtaking scenery, idyllic anchorages, great fishing, fun restaurants, exceptional wine. Story by Lawrence Schaffler. But the ‘Sounds experience’...

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ASTRÉA 42

ASTRÉA 42

Fountaine Pajot’s latest sailing catamaran, the Astréa 42, has been voted ‘Multihull of the Year’ by the prestigious French Voile magazine and Le Monde du Multicoque.

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Kava Caper

Kava Caper

Kava-tasting is something of ritual for yachties travelling to Fiji. Sometimes it advances well beyond tasting, writes Lindsay Wright. One of the most uplifting aspects of travel are the opportunities to be at one with the locals; eat their food, dance their dances or imbibe their inebriants (not always in that order). Nor to excess,...

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Dutch boat quest

Dutch boat quest

After a few twists and turns, a Dutch couple’s quest to find the Kiwi builder of the boat they bought in Spain 15 years ago has a happy ending. Story by Janneke Kuysters, photography by Weitze van der Laan. “Nice boat!” Countless times we have heard this compliment about our Anna Caroline. We are proud...

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