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Texas Devastated After Sailing Accident

Texas Devastated After Sailing Accident

The sailing community in Texax, USA, and all over the world, is reeling after three Boy Scouts died after a sailing tragedy in East Texas on Saturday the 5th of August. The mast of their catamaran struck an overhead transmission power line and electrocuted the boys. Two of the Scouts, Heath Faucheux aged 16 and Will Brannon aged 17 died at the scene of the unfortunate accident. The third Boy Scout, Thomas Larry aged only 11, succumbed to his injuries Learn more
Setting Sail From Cornwall

Setting Sail From Cornwall

Matt Southwould is an English former-soldier from Plymouth, South Devon who lost his leg because of service-related injuries. Despite the challenges he faces every day as an amputee Matt is taking on the tremendous challenge of sailing 2,000 miles in an initiative organised by a charity that helps veterans heal emotional and physical trauma through sailing expeditions. From Desperation to Exhilaration After leaving the army Matt spent ten years suffering with various service-related injuries that took him in and out Learn more
Courageous Documentary Airs

Courageous Documentary Airs

The premiere of Courageous was aired on the 17th of June 2017 on NBC Sports Films. Courageous is a one-hour documentary that recounts the challenging feat of media pioneer Ted Turner’s brave attempt to win the America’s Cup in 1977. The special show was appropriately aired immediately after the NBC’s coverage of the very first race of the 2017 Finals of the America’s Cup. Learn more
The Americas Cup 2017

The Americas Cup 2017

The excitement is mounting for America’s Cup enthusiasts as the races set to start the end of May, and a new class is to be introduced. Analysts like Jack Griffin are having their say about what they believe can be expected, and here are some of the highlights: Land Rover BAR (GBR) Despite good starts the Brits are still on a losing streak. As they are generally able to manoeuvre and their crew work is sharp, the problem appears to Learn more
Lexus Launches Concept Sport Yacht

Lexus Launches Concept Sport Yacht

Lexus Fans Rejoice In 2015 Lexus was given the go-ahead for a major brand overhaul by its holding company Toyoda. Lexus, which is Toyota’s luxury vehicle division, would no longer be limited to being a car brand – it could now also be promoted as an indulgent recreation and lifestyle brand. This means that Lexus could start building a range of luxury boats in line with their already successful luxury motor vehicles. To launch the exciting new brand the first Learn more
Legendary Yacht Designer Passes Away

Legendary Yacht Designer Passes Away

Carlo Riva Will be Missed Italian yacht designer and builder Carlo Riva passed away on Monday the 10th of April 2017. Born in Sarnico, Italy in 1922, Riva had a full life that spanned across 95 years – many of which was spent on the water doing what he loved most and continuing the family legacy. A Family Business The Riva family were known as a passionate boating family since the 1800s when Riva Shipyard was established by Carlo Riva’s Learn more
Waves the Size of Buildings

Waves the Size of Buildings

Sailors Miraculously Rescued Two experienced sailors, an Irish man Nick Dwyer and his French partner Barbara Heftman had a harrowing experience when they were caught in treacherous seas on a broken yacht. The couple were on their way from New Zealand to Australia when the rudder of the yacht broke. The vessel started rolling when weather conditions changed and they experienced extreme winds and a heavy swell. The sailors activated the emergency radio beacon and waited for help to arrive. Learn more
The Trump Princesses

The Trump Princesses

After seeing designs for what was known as ‘the most beautiful yacht in the world’ in 1993, the then billionaire and the 45th President of the United States set his heart on buying her. Donald Trump wanted four decks, several lounges, a helicopter landing pad, a gallery filled with majestic palm trees and of course at least one swimming pool. He also requested that the yacht would be 420 feet long which would make her the largest yacht in the Learn more
Oceans of Hope

Oceans of Hope

Sailing for MS Awareness 60 Sailors with Multiple Sclerosis will be sailing around Croatia in May 2017 to show the world that living with MS is not the end of your life. A flotilla of ten yachts will take a week-long trip, and each yacht will be manoeuvred around the Dalmation Coast by six MS sufferers like Ingrid Robertson. She Likes to do Exciting Things A self-proclaimed adrenalin junkie, Ingrid Robertson from Christchurch is a stellar example of how not Learn more
Yachting Photo of the Year Chosen

Yachting Photo of the Year Chosen

Jean-Marie Liot took first place for his spectacular shot of the IMOCA 60 Safran yacht in mid-race at the 2016 Mirabaud Yacht Racing event. The seventh edition of the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image competition saw 149 photographers from 25 countries around the world participating producing an extraordinary range of photographs. The exceptional collection of images presented the essence of the excitement of yacht racing season better than what words could hope to achieve. Capturing Savage Beauty The raw power of Learn more