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How 3 Intrepid British Sailors are Weathering the Storm

How 3 Intrepid British Sailors are Weathering the Storm

Battening Down the Hatches in Constructive Ways Sailing businesses are facing choppy economic times, and sailors are growing increasingly frustrated about restrictions on maritime activities during the COVID-19 outbreak. While many of those who engage in sailing activities are now indefinitely stuck on dry land, some of them are not letting the global health crisis crush their hopes of sailing again one day. Some have even taken to creative ways to keep hope afloat. Here’s how three crafty British sailors Learn more
The Top 7 Weather Apps for Sailors

The Top 7 Weather Apps for Sailors

Using Tech to Make Sailing Simpler As any seasoned sailor will tell you, the weather and water conditions are some of the most important aspects to successful sailing adventures. It’s also some of the most unpredictable things in life, even with the latest tech. There are hundreds of weather apps available for smartphones to help us figure out what the weather holds. These apps can be super helpful in planning trips and could even help sailors avoid sail and yacht Learn more
Sailing Industry Unite to Fight Covid-19

Sailing Industry Unite to Fight Covid-19

Pitching in For the Crisis Just like most industries in the world over the past couple of months, global sailing has become overwhelmed with news of cancellations and restrictions. Cruise lines are grounded and sailing events are being called off across the globe and millions of sailors are not allowed to sail for now. But, even as the marine industry is brought to its knees with the pandemic sweeping through the world, they are also banding together in the fight. Learn more
The Tide is Rising in Tokyo

The Tide is Rising in Tokyo

Will The 2020 Olympics Take Place? “Due to the Coronavirus” and “as a precautionary measure” are phrases that we’ve been hearing in recent days. It’s begun to apply to everything we know and all the plans we attempt to make. The world is treading water in anticipation of how things will turn out for us in the wake of COVID-19. In the meantime, guidelines are reworked over and over and the shadow of the Tokyo Olympics continues to grow. And Learn more
How the Coronavirus is Affecting the 36th America’s Cup

How the Coronavirus is Affecting the 36th America’s Cup

Will the Virus Stop Us From Sailing? As part of the government of Italy’s attempts to curb the spread of Covid-19 (the coronavirus), they have ordered all sporting events in the next month to take place without any fans to cheer the athletes on. Sailing enthusiasts across the globe are wondering what this means for this year’s America’s Cup World Series. The first event of the series is due to take place in Cagliari, Italy on April 23 – 26. Learn more
Five Benefits of Increased Memberships

Five Benefits of Increased Memberships

Why Australian Sailing May Have a Good Point Recently Australian Sailing came under scrutiny for an increase in required membership. As per the Racing Rules of Sailing, the membership requirements for entering a race are only relevant to the person in charge. Australian Sailing decided that this rule is not stringent enough and made a new rule that all crew members will have to be registered with them, as well as being members of an affiliated club. In a recent Learn more
Clipper Race: Prepare for Anything

Clipper Race: Prepare for Anything

Crazy Winds and the Coronavirus Causes Delays and Course Alterations As the leaders in the 2019-2020 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race are getting close to the final stretch of Race 6, the weatherman has given them some bad news. This news came after the skippers already experienced the discomfort of altering their courses because of the coronavirus outbreak. This means that, even though Ha Long Bay, Vietnam has enjoyed a cushy lead so far, turbulent weather conditions could shuffle Learn more
Yachting Gives Back to the Balearics

Yachting Gives Back to the Balearics

How the Yachting Industry is Helping to Alleviate Poverty   A new charity appropriately named Yachting Gives Back was recently launched with the aim of tackling issues such as poverty and hunger in the Balearics. After 27 years of running the Pinmar Golf Tournament, Nick Entwisle retired in early 2019. An avid yachtsman, Entwisle decided to leverage his passion for sailing into a good cause and decided to set up the initiative.   The Yachting Industry Is Surrounded by Luxury Learn more
The Latest Trend in Sailing: Sailboat Hitchhiking

The Latest Trend in Sailing: Sailboat Hitchhiking

Swedish Activist Sparks New Trend   Thanks to Greta Thunberg, there is a new trend in traveling—hitching a ride with a sailboat to cross the ocean instead of flying. Maritime hitchhiking is nothing new, but until recently, it has been reserved for sailors trying out other vessels and routes. This changed when Swedish teenager and climate change activist Greta Thunberg began taking transatlantic trips by hitching rides on sailboats. According to regular “sailboat hitchhiker” Daniel Krause, who runs the Crew Learn more
Paris 2024 – Sailing Takes a Bold Stand

Paris 2024 – Sailing Takes a Bold Stand

Sailing Events Confirmed For Next Olympics In 2014, the International Olympic Committee published a document pertaining to the Olympic Agenda of 2020. In the document, as many as 40 detailed suggestions to shape the future of the Olympic Movement were put forth. Invited sports are notified that competition programs need to be changed, often to their detriment. Sailing has had a long suffered event changing, with each alteration making an impact on investment in human commitment and sailing equipment. IOC Learn more