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It’s all About Family at the Charleston Race Week

It’s all About Family at the Charleston Race Week

Fun Family Times on the Water If there is one thing that stays the same at the Sperry Charleston Race Week every year, it’s the unique combination of quality family time with spirited competitive racing. And this year the event that took place between 13 and 15 April was certainly no different. Every year sailors gather together to compete at this regatta where it is not uncommon for a crew to consist of an entire family. The Flacks Take the Learn more
The Golden Globe Race Around the World

The Golden Globe Race Around the World

Swashbucklers of the Seas go the Whole Nine Yards Many sailors dream of sailing solo, non-stop, around the world, but only the bravest and most tenacious of sailors ever set out to boldly pursue that dream and make it a reality. On July 1, 2018, thirty sailors will gather on the French Coast, “batten down the hatches,” sail around the world via the Five Great Capes, and return to Les Sables-d’Olonne in France 30,000 miles and 300 days later. Old Learn more
Mothquito – The Aeronautical Catamaran

Mothquito – The Aeronautical Catamaran

She’s as Progressive as She is Impressive If its high-flying adrenaline that gets your blood pumping out in the deep blue, let me introduce you to this impressive innovation. The Mothquito; an all-carbon, Increased Foiling System (IFS) catamaran, hankering to get her wings wet. Currently in fabrication, and aiming at first sea trials this year, the patented IFS has catapulted its way into the super-charged foiling sailboat enterprise. Designer of Mothquito and CEO of IFS, Toni Blanc, banded together with Learn more
Sea Dogs to Set Sail for the Baja Peninsula

Sea Dogs to Set Sail for the Baja Peninsula

Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race Just 70 miles south of San Diego, Mexico, the once quiet fishing village of Ensenada, now boasting new marine facilities, will see hundreds rally ashore to witness a fantastic sailing spectacle. It is time for the 2018 Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race in Todos Santos Bay. Sailing Prowess Put to the Test Newport Ocean Sailing Association (NOSA), host of this iconic race since 1948, are offering sailors three courses to choose from, all Learn more
The Coast is Clear for This Pioneer

The Coast is Clear for This Pioneer

Damen SeaXplorer100 – The Ice-Breaking Luxurious Superyacht Heads have been turning and buoys bobbing since the 2018 Superyacht Design Symposium, held at K3 KitzKongress, a convention centre in the charming centre of Kitzbuhel, Austria. The demand to engineer a wild-frontier expedition yacht crossed with a professional vessel and a superyacht has exploded in the last decade. Not to mention the ever-increasing need for autonomy at sea during long voyages in remote locations, a trend that has become increasingly evident in Learn more
Youngest Ever Clipper Skipper Claims Victory

Youngest Ever Clipper Skipper Claims Victory

The youngest ever skipper to lead a team in the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race 2017 – 2018, took the Visit Seattle to great heights in achieving a sensational maiden victory in Race 6, The Wondrous Whitsundays Race. 24-year-old British sailor Nikki Henderson was praised by her team members as being a charismatic young leader who loves teaching and has trained them well. After finishing second in Race 4 from Fremantle to Sydney, Australia, this was their second podium Learn more
Not all Sailing is Smooth

Not all Sailing is Smooth

YouTube Yacht Couple Reveals the Reality of a Life on the Ocean While covering over 40,000 nautical miles across the Pacific, the Atlantic and through the Caribbean, the captains of ‘La Vagabonde’ showed the world what it’s like living on a yacht. Australian couple Elayna Carausu (24) and Riley Whiteplum (33) ditched their jobs and set off on a yacht with the aim of circumnavigating the globe – while sharing their adventures with the world through YouTube videos. The two Learn more
Frenchman Smashes Solo Sailing Record

Frenchman Smashes Solo Sailing Record

Find out who smashed the world record for sailing solo and non-stop around the world this year, and learn what helped him shave six days off the previous record. Learn more
USA Team Shines at Youth Worlds

USA Team Shines at Youth Worlds

Youth Sailing World Championship First held in1971 in Sweden, the Youth Worlds is a sailing contest open to sailors aged 19 and under. Through the years the regatta evolved as several classes were added. In 1991 the Nations Trophy was introduced to award the top performing nation at the event. This year the event saw the United States team enjoying a highly successful week. The 2017 Youth Worlds Held 11 to 15 December in Sanya, China, 374 young sailors from Learn more
Revealing the Quickest Monohull Yet

Revealing the Quickest Monohull Yet

Radical Sailing Predicted for the Next America’s Cup The next America’s Cup is due to see some interesting sailing action when the freshly unveiled AC75 monohull is due to make its debut. The Emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ) announced the fresh new design which is anticipated to be much faster than the legendary AC50 catamarans both upwind and downwind – and far better looking. Unlike Any Boat Previously Seen What makes the  different is that it is not only a Learn more