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In response to recent warnings of an increase in piracy, the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has updated and re-issued its guidelines to yachts contemplating making a passage through the Gulf of Aden and the Somali Basin.

A single-sheet summary of the guidelines has been sent to marina managers, port captains and ships’ agents in all the places frequented by long-distance sailors


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Plastiki Sets Sail

by Adam Cort, Posted March 29, 2010
The 60-foot Plastiki, a catamaran built almost entirely of recyclable materials, including 12,500 two-liter soda bottles, has begun a voyage from San Francisco to Sydney, Australia.

Voyage organizer David de Rothschild, a long-time environmentalist and heir to the Rothschild banking fortune, built the boat to raise awareness of the damage being caused by plastic garbage in the


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The American Sail Training Association (ASTA) is teaming up with the environmental organization Great Lakes United to bring a fleet of international tall ships to American’s heartland.

As part of this summer’s Great Lakes United Tall Ships Challenge 2010, the fleet will race through all five Great Lakes, making port appearances in cities in both the United States and Canada. Specific stops


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Pets on Boats: Zephyr

by Sail Staff, Posted March 2, 2010
This week's Pets on Boats feature comes from Alan and Janet Chaffee, who love bringing their four year-old Vizsla, Zephyr, along with them when they're cruising between Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. We give her credit for adhering to the SAIL wardrobe of an offshore and a Figawi hat...and we've all taken a quick snooze on the rail.

Thank you to Alan and Janet, and keep the pictures of


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