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Bart’s Bash – Geared to Help Hurricane Victims

Bart’s Bash – Geared to Help Hurricane Victims

On the penultimate weekend of September 2017 thousands of sailors from all over the world set sail for the largest sailing race in the world – Bart’s Bash. The multi-venue event took place in 80 countries, and not only included sailing and yacht club members, but also windsurfing clubs, sea cadets, and even scout groups. It is an annual timed event that stretches across one nautical mile, and has been verified as ‘The largest sailing race in the world’ by Learn more
31st Pro Am Regatta Likely Cancelled at Bitter End

31st Pro Am Regatta Likely Cancelled at Bitter End

An iconic yacht club hailed by the New York Times as a ‘rollicking nautical village’ has sadly met its demise in the path of destruction laid by Hurricane Irma. Remote, Secluded, Idyllic Called Bitter End because it is the final island in the British Isles before the Caribbean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean, the yacht club stretches across 64 acres of stunning landscape and is accessible only by water. Founded in the 1970s the club is known across the globe Learn more
Sailing Enthusiasts Flock to NY to Sail in Their Birthday Suits

Sailing Enthusiasts Flock to NY to Sail in Their Birthday Suits

Sailors with a love for fresh air over literally every inch of their bodies arrived from all over the world to take part in the very first World Naked Sailing Day. The event was held in August 2017 in Buffalo, New York, and organisers are hoping that this will be the first of many naked sailing events. Sponsored by Buffalo Rising, an online grassroots magazine, the festivities took place on Lake Erie. Founder of the magazine, Newell Nussbaumer said that Learn more
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