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Solo Sailor Rescued After Harrowing Moments on Sea

Solo Sailor Rescued After Harrowing Moments on Sea

British Sailor Runs Into Trouble in Retro Race In July a group of intrepid sailors set off from Les Sables-d’Olonne, France. It was the start of the 30,000-mile Golden Globe Race – a retro race in which solo sailors circumnavigate the globe using boats without satellite navigation or other sailing aids that rely on modern technology. The back-to-basics race was organised in honour of the 50th anniversary of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston circumnavigating the globe for the very first time in Learn more
Shifting the Gender Landscape of Sailing

Shifting the Gender Landscape of Sailing

The International Olympic Committee is actively working towards ensuring equal opportunities in the sailing world for women and men. Since the committee has shown increased interest in gender equality, sporting federations around the world have indicated that they are motivated to make it a reality. What this means for sailing at the Olympic Games Observing gender equality in any sport has several practical applications in competitions. This includes equal participation by both female and male athletes as well as the Learn more
Cape Town’s Greatest Optimist

Cape Town’s Greatest Optimist

Amputee Wins First Prize Young Caleb Swanepoel from Prince Albert in the Western Cape, South Africa is an amputee and a sailor. He also has an amazingly positive attitude and refuses to allow the fact that he lost a leg to get him down or to mess with his love for sailing. With this can-do attitude, Caleb succeeded in sailing the Great Optimist Race this year at the annual Cape Town Boat Show – and winning first prize. Pushing boundaries, Learn more
On a Mission to Discover the World’s Top Young Sailors

On a Mission to Discover the World’s Top Young Sailors

Red Bull Foiling Generation Lands in America The Red Bull Foiling Generation was developed by two two-time Olympic champions with the goal of discovering some of the top young sailors of the world. Hans Steinacher and Roman Hagara decided to launch the initiative to give talented sailors aged between 16 and 20 the opportunity to receive elite coaching as well as trailblazing foiling technology. The two have been travelling all over the world with their mission in mind. Off to Learn more
Barcelona Presents the Most Innovative Boat Show Yet

Barcelona Presents the Most Innovative Boat Show Yet

This Year the Barcelona Boat Show is All about Entrepreneurship and Advancement The 57th annual Barcelona International Boat Show proved to be the biggest and most advanced yet. Held in the Catalans in Port Vell, the show featured more display cases and boats than previous years and also offered visitors the opportunity to learn about navigation as they enjoy the displays and discover what the future of sailing holds. Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Technology Arranged by the National Association of Nautical Learn more
4,800 Miles Across the Sea

4,800 Miles Across the Sea

An Ocean of Love to Traverse The expression ‘long-distance relationship’ has never had quite such a literal meaning – young couple Jessie Zevalkink and husband-to-be Luke Yeates has proven that love knows no bounds – or distances – after sailing from Michigan, USA, to Cornwall, UK, in an 88 day long trip across the half-frozen North Atlantic ocean. A love found at sea The two had lived on different continents almost their whole relationship, she in Michigan and he in Learn more
Quadriplegic Record-Setter Dies, Age 46

Quadriplegic Record-Setter Dies, Age 46

The world loses an incredible sea captain Hilary Lister used to describe sailing as ‘flying,’ enabling her to experience the world in a way that surpassed her disability – so much so that she not only set numerous records and win multiple awards and accolades, but also became one of the most inspirational solo sailors the world has seen. A passion found Lister suffered from reflex sympathetic dystrophy, a condition that began to develop at age 15. However, even at Learn more
Rent a Yacht (Relatively) Cheaply

Rent a Yacht (Relatively) Cheaply

Yachting is Now Not Only for Rock Stars and Rich People A luxury cruise on a yacht used to be only accessible a select few, including rock stars, movie stars, Russian oligarchs, and other people who are rich and famous, and can afford it. This costly hobby has long been the envy of laypeople who could only dream of gliding across the ocean in the lap of luxury. Even (and especially) yacht owners know that it’s an expensive pastime and Learn more
Sailing Community Shuns Dolphin Show

Sailing Community Shuns Dolphin Show

Tokyo 2020 Test Sailing Event under Scrutiny Organisers of the World Cup sailing competition in Japan were met with harsh criticism when they decided to feature a dolphin show as part of the test event’s opening ceremony. According to denigrators, this sent an inappropriate message about sailing – a sport long known for its green policies. World Sailing is ‘Disappointed’ Known as a major event in the international sailing community, the competition featured hundreds of sailors from 44 nations and Learn more
Luxurious Oceanside Living at Ambergris Caye

Luxurious Oceanside Living at Ambergris Caye

For sailing enthusiasts seeking time-out in a relaxed atmosphere, or anyone looking to change pace and enjoy the luxury of sea-side living, the development of the new Marriott Residences in Ambergris Caye, Belize is excellent news. The resort will offer a perfect balance between high-end living and the cozy comforts of a small-town Caribbean home – complete with all the adventures only the ocean can provide, right on your doorstep. Ambergris Caye, Belize’s largest island is blessed with a temperate Learn more