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Sailing Industry Acknowledged for Efforts in Sustainability

Sailing Industry Acknowledged for Efforts in Sustainability

World Sailing Wins GAISF Award World Sailing has fortified its place as a pioneer in the global movement towards a more sustainable future. The Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) acknowledged World Sailing at the General Assembly in early November 2020. There the GAISF awarded World Sailing with the inaugural GAISF Sustainability Award for the thus far highly successful World Sailing Sustainability Agenda 2030. Also recognized alongside World Sailing, was the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) and World Rugby. Introducing Learn more
Update on Former Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Events

Update on Former Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Events

One by one, some of the world’s largest sailing events are being canceled as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to cause chaos across the globe. The 53rd French Olympic Week, that was due to take place from April 3 to April 30 in Hyères, France, was canceled. Health authorities in Japan are not giving permission for the event to occur due to the situation with the pandemic in the south of France. This came after Spain provisionally moved the Trofeo SAR Learn more
Female Sailing Could Benefit From Announcement by Olympic Committee

Female Sailing Could Benefit From Announcement by Olympic Committee

The sailing community is once again divided after the Mixed Two-Person Keelboat Offshore event was announced for the 2024 Olympics due to take place in Paris. Changes in sailing programming often lead to mixed opinions, especially when the changes influence an important event like the Olympics. Someone’s gain is most often another person’s loss. With Olympic sailing focused on high-performance vessels in short races, the concept of an offshore event was naturally questioned. On the other hand, shorthanded sailing is Learn more
Steve Eddleston and Weatherly – A Match Made in the Stars

Steve Eddleston and Weatherly – A Match Made in the Stars

Just like soul mates were made for one another, there’s a special bond that’s forged when a sailor finds their perfect yacht. Some connections are just meant to be, like the one between the Weatherly and Steve Eddleston. Weatherly is a 12-meter cup boat that has been serving the sport for nearly six decades. Built in 1958, she successfully defended the America’s Cup in 1962. This legendary yacht is still out and about as its current custodian is Steve Eddleston, Learn more
Formosa Agrees to Fine for Damages

Formosa Agrees to Fine for Damages

The owner of the luxury yacht Formosa, which damaged hundreds of feet of coral in Kailua Bay, was ordered to pay a settlement of $100,000. While this is a hefty fine, the damage done to the coral was extensive. Once the payment is made, the money will go into a trust fund which will be used for coral restoration in West Hawaii. Major Damage Photographs and video footage of the yacht’s anchor and chain lying on the coral surrounded by Learn more
Superyacht Cecilia Has Been Sold!

Superyacht Cecilia Has Been Sold!

The award-winning superyacht Cecilia was recently sold in an in-house deal by Camper & Nicholsons International. Designed by Fulvio De Simoni and constructed in aluminum by Italian shipyard Wider in 2019, the Cecilia’s asking price was a whopping €25,900,000. Travel in Comfort and Style Accommodation onboard is comprised of five cabins, a master suite on the deck, two VIP cabins, and two twin cabins, enough to comfortably accommodate 12 guests. Each cabin is kitted out with en-suite bathrooms, televisions and Learn more
Are Sailors Weathering the Storm of Covid Better?

Are Sailors Weathering the Storm of Covid Better?

Sailing and Lockdowns – Same but Different Seasoned sailors experience all kinds of crazy adventures. From hiding away from modern-day pirates (yes, that is a thing) to fighting cabin fever due to the isolation of months at sea with minimal social interaction – sailing can be challenging. But, sailors are a unique tribe of people who take on these challenges and roll with them. Where the average person would think that endless days at sea means loneliness and isolation, most Learn more
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