Posts Tagged "sailing"

Awestruck by Antigua and Barbuda

Awestruck by Antigua and Barbuda

A Beach for Every Day of the Year Known for having a whopping 365 beaches, it is possible to visit a different a new beach every day of the year in Antigua. And what better way to explore this variety of beaches than by boat? The Beach is Just the Beginning There is so much more to this idyllic island getaway than just the stunning beaches (as if that’s not enough!) Visitors go wild with water sports. The island is 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
The Ultimate Sailing Bucket List Adventure

The Ultimate Sailing Bucket List Adventure

50 States in Two Decades Bucket lists are fascinating and often involve journeys to places by means of some mode of transport or another. Ali Michaud was so keen on sailing that he simply had to add an epic sailing adventure to his bucket list. Some people have similar ideas, but more along the lines of road tripping along with a Dave Mathews Band tour or crossing a country in a camper van. Sail ALL 50 States In 2001, after Learn more
2019: A Year for Growth in Sailing

2019: A Year for Growth in Sailing

Brand New Sailing Event Announced A new sailing event is due to be launched this year in English Harbour, Antigua. It’s called the Caribbean Sailing Week and is due to take place from 17 to 20 October. The first day of the Caribbean Sailing Week will kick off with a welcome party for all participants followed by other social events such as tours and activities. The rest of the event’s activities will comprise of three racing days and four days Learn more
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
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
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
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