Posts Tagged "sailing"

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
The Gorgeous Grenadines

The Gorgeous Grenadines

The Grenadines is a chain of 32 exquisite Caribbean islands and cays dotted along a 60 mile stretch of South Caribbean waters. The tropical weather, stunning sandy beaches and clear blue water makes the Grenadines a haven for sailing enthusiasts interested in exploring several islands. The Islands Sailing around the Grenadines is a bit more exciting than the British Virgin Isles. Water conditions on the journey towards the islands can be rough, but once you get to the islands there Learn more
France’s Greatest Yachtswoman – Florence Arthaud

France’s Greatest Yachtswoman – Florence Arthaud

It was International Women’s Day recently, and what better time than to remember Florence Arthaud. Known as the ‘Little Bride of the Atlantic’, Florence sailed with some of the most respected French sailors, like Bruno Peyron and Jean Le Cam, who is a Barcelona World Race competitor. Arthaud and Peyron won the Transpacific in 1997, and she raced double-handed with Le Cam in 1996 in the Transatlantic AG2R, where they took second place. In addition to her competitive sailing accomplishments, Learn more