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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
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
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