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All is Fair in Love and Sailing!

All is Fair in Love and Sailing!

All is Fair in Love and Sailing! As one of their many charitable projects, Prince William and Kate Middleton battled it out on the water as they each skippered a Fast-40 boat at the historic King’s Cup Regatta. Young Prince George and Princess Charlotte joined in the charitable festivities as they watched the race from a boat with their grandparents. George sported a charming sailor’s hat and both children wore life jackets. Members of the public watched the race from Learn more
Sailing Through the Seas of Change

Sailing Through the Seas of Change

Is Boat Ownership Crucial to Sailing Success? Sailing has evolved over the years in many areas, including ownership. Where young sailors used to experience boat ownership through boats active in their area, the trend is now for charter or club-owned boats to be used for youth sailing in the USA. The question is whether this shift could have a negative impact on the health of the youth sailing industry over the long-term. Is Ownership All That Important? According to Rich Learn more
Ditching Life on Land for the High Seas

Ditching Life on Land for the High Seas

Long-Term Living on Yachts Is Becoming More Popular There’s a fast-growing trend in the yachting industry of seniors selling their homes and packing everything up for a life on the ocean. Since not everyone can afford to invest in a yacht large and luxurious enough to live on, this trend is mostly limited to baby boomers who have made lucrative investments for retirement or have sold their businesses and property for a life on the water. Motor yachts ranging between Learn more
Setting a World Record in a Family Dinghy

Setting a World Record in a Family Dinghy

Two Adventurers Celebrate Success Two English endurance adventurers have successfully circumnavigated Great Britain in just over 15 days, setting a new world record. Will Hodshon (42) and Rich Mitchell (44) set sail on 15 June from Salcombe in Devonshire, and arrived back at the port on 1 July at 10:30 AM, which means they finished their adventurous journey in 15 days and four hours. The two intrepid sailors said they were happy to be safe, but very tired. Going far Learn more
The Hague Will Soon Become the City of Sails

The Hague Will Soon Become the City of Sails

Two Major Championships Set to Sail in the Netherlands It was announced that the 2021 Youth Sailing World Championships and the 2022 Sailing World Championships will both be hosted by The Hague, Netherlands. Olympic gold medallist and windsurfing champion Dorian van Rijsselberghe was nominated as tournament director for both events. Known as a highly respected member of the global sailing community, Rijsselberghe will work with all participants to ensure a smooth event. The Youth World Championships is scheduled to take Learn more
Meet The Woman Who’s Sailing Around The World To Curb Plastic Pollution

Meet The Woman Who’s Sailing Around The World To Curb Plastic Pollution

Emily Penn – Ocean Advocate and Avid Sailor The first time Emily Penn realised the magnitude of our plastic pollution problem was when she took part in an international sailing expedition a decade ago. The young sailor saw piles of plastic waste on remote Pacific islands and pieces of plastic debris floating in the ocean thousands of kilometres from land. Before seeing these massive changes to the environment, Penn had no idea this was happening. Our Oceans Are Littered With Learn more
46 Teams Set to Sail Hard in This Year’s Race to Alaska

46 Teams Set to Sail Hard in This Year’s Race to Alaska

Pushing The Limits At The Race to Alaska Every year for the past five years, participants of the Race to Alaska have braved over 1,200 kilometres of icy cold waters from Washington, the US to Ketchikan, Alaska. What makes this race different (and more exciting) is its unorthodox rules. There are no motors allowed in the race, and no support either. Participants are to navigate the treacherous seas by paddle, peddle or sail alone. Does this sound crazy? Maybe! And Learn more
Welcome Back To The Worrell 1000

Welcome Back To The Worrell 1000

Iconic Sailboat Race Returns After 2,002 superb runs to Virginia Beach from the south of Florida, the Worrell 1000 sailboat race came to an end in 2010. This year, the Worrell 1000 has made a comeback after a group of sailors who used to take part in the race decided to give it a new lease on life and started Worrell 1000 Reunion Race Inc. After nearly nine years of dormancy, the iconic sailboat race is once again happening through Learn more
The Happiest Person on Earth is a Sailor, And he is Blind

The Happiest Person on Earth is a Sailor, And he is Blind

You Don’t Have To See To Cross the Pacific It took two attempts and nearly two months on the water for 52-year-old blind Japanese sailor, Mitsuhiro Iwamoto, to successfully sail nonstop from San Diego in the United States to Iwaki in Japan. After failing to achieve his dream in 2013 when his boat capsized and sank, Mitsuhiro is thrilled that he was finally successful this year. After he conquered the Pacific Ocean, Iwamoto proclaimed himself to be “the happiest person Learn more
US Sailing’s New Leader Revealed

US Sailing’s New Leader Revealed

Cory Sertl at the Helm US Sailing’s new president has been announced as Cory Sertl, an Olympian and champion sailor with decades of experience in the industry. Known for her commitment to sailing and her passion for getting young people involved in the sport, Sertl has a deep connection to the sailing world. By serving as both a member of the World Sailing Council and as president of US Sailing, the intrepid sailor will now be in an ideal position Learn more