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Barque Europa sails to the Antarctic - and you can go with her! By Nancy Knudsen, 8:13 AM Sun 14 Apr 2013
There's many an intrepid cruising sailor who has braved all sorts of sailing conditions who would still blanch a little at the idea of sailing to Antarctica. Neither would they, after the freedom of a sailing boat, do it on a cruise ship. However, there's another way to do it - on a tall ship - and the idea is growing in popularity every day. ...[more]


Historic photos of first solo circumnavigation saved for posterity By PPL Media, , 8:12 AM Fri 12 Apr 2013
A 3,000-strong archive of pictures, taken during Sir Robin Knox-Johnston’s pioneering solo non-stop round the world voyage in 1968/9, has been discovered and saved for posterity by specialist photo library PPL. The pictures cover Knox-Johnston’s entry in the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race in1968/9 when Robin was one of nine starters attempting to become the first to sail alone non stop around ...[more]


No operator yet, but tall ship sails again in Adelaide waters. By Sail-World Cruising Round-up, , 6:48 AM Tue 9 Apr 2013
Good news for Adelaide youth. In spite of her 'orphan' status - no operator to take over her management - Adelaide's graceful tall ship, the One and All, has resumed some youth trips after an 18 month pause. ...[more]


Sedov, over 90, but midway through a circumnavigation By Nancy Knudsen, , 11:00 AM Mon 11 Mar 2013
She's over ninety but still sailing strong. One of the world’s biggest tallships, Russia’s Sedov, a four masted steel barque which has been under Russian ownership since 1945, has left Singapore and is now crossing the Indian Ocean on its way to Mauritius. On board there are almost 200 lucky university cadets doing sail training. ...[more]


Phoenicia is back - now to cross the Atlantic By Nancy Knudsen, 6:56 AM Fri 8 Mar 2013
First he set out to circumnavigate Africa in a faithful replica of a Phoenician ship in 2010, and succeeded, proving that Phoenicians probably did it 2600 years ago. Now he's keen to prove that the Phoenicians could have crossed the Atlantic long before Columbus. ...[more]


Sole surviving heritage sailing gig to be restored By ThisisCornwall/Sail-World Cruising, , 10:37 AM Tue 29 Jan 2013
Those who love heritage sailing boats are very excited in Cornwall, UK, at the moment. A historic fishing boat which plied Cornish waters for more than 80 years before being left to rot on a quayside is to get a new lease of life thanks to the efforts of maritime enthusiasts. ...[more]


Historic sailing journey for 31 lucky Indian sailors By The Hindu/Sail-World Cruising, 10:00 PM Fri 12 Oct 2012
What a sight! ... and what an adventure for a crew of Indian sailors - naval and coastguard cadets - last week. Sail training ship INS Sudarshini has set sail on a historic voyage lasting six months to celebrate India’s two-decade-long partnership with member countries of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN). Cadets stood on the yardarms as she glided out of Kochi Harbour ...[more]


Gundalows - a new life for the Piscataqua By Lee Mylchreest, 7:11 PM Fri 14 Sep 2012
Amid the commercial fishing boats, motor boats and submarines that grace New Hampshire's Piscataqua River in the Northeast of the USA, the lateen sail of a gundalow stands out as an historic reminder of the area's long maritime history. But this is no ancient vessel. No, it is fully certified by the US Coastguard to take passengers out to learn about the great river. ...[more]


Amundsen's schooner finally to sail home By Des Ryan, 2:50 PM Mon 10 Sep 2012
The Maud, schooner sailed by legendary Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, the first to reach the South Pole and who made famous forays sailing into the Northwest Passage, is finally to sail home. Currently she is 'resting', partially submerged, in Nunavut's Cambridge Bay in Canada but a group in Norway has set plans to retrieve the vessel from where she has rested since she sank in 1930. ...[more]


In a Pickle - Gibraltar to get her own tall ship By Sail-World Cruising, , 9:47 PM Wed 5 Sep 2012
If you're passing by Gibraltar any time soon, there's a sailing ship you shouldn't miss. HMS Pickle will take her place from mid September among the glamorous new superyachts at one of Gibraltar's marinas, the Ocean Village. ...[more]


Tall ships celebrations - San Diego and Liverpool By Sail-World Cruising, 2:31 PM Tue 4 Sep 2012
Show me a sailor who doesn't love the sight of a tall ship sailing with full sails and I'll show you a dead one. This week was a celebration of our sailing heritage in both Liverpool in Britain and San Diego in California, with an amazing 31 tall ships gracing the two ports. ...[more]


Sailing Maine on a Windjammer By Sail-World Cruising round-up, , 5:50 PM Mon 27 Aug 2012
While sailing on a modern yacht is one of life's great experiences, there's nothing like exploring the traditional, and there are many tall ships offering a great adventurous sailing holidays, doing like they used to. And then there are the Windjammers. ...[more]


USA's 'Old Ironsides' sails again By ABC/Sail-World Cruising, , 7:22 AM Tue 21 Aug 2012
It put up only four sails, but it was the symbolism that counted. The U.S. Navy's oldest commissioned warship sailed under its own power for just the second time in more than a century Sunday to commemorate the battle that won it the nickname 'Old Ironsides' ...[more]


The most beautiful yachts in the most beautiful city- Saint Petersburg By Kate Holmes/Sail-World Cruising, 6:44 AM Sat 18 Aug 2012
Every sailor loves the sight of a graceful classic yacht, but it's a winning combination when you bring together some of the world's most beautiful classic yachts to one of the most beautiful cities in the world. That's the Classic Yacht Week at the Saint Petersburg Yacht Club, happening right now in Saint Petersburg! Here's the report: ...[more]


Once every ten years - the Opsail tall ships spectacle By Sail-World Cruising, 8:56 AM Mon 25 Jun 2012
If you love the sight of tall ships you'll not want to miss it - but it's almost over. Only once every 10 years, spectacular tall ships with billowing sails and multiple masts glide smoothly into harbours along the U.S. eastern seaboard, and there are only two opportunities left to see such an awe-inspiring sight as Opsail 2012. ...[more]


Mystery Chinese sailing junk is finally going home By Sail-World Cruising round-up, 12:34 PM Sun 22 Apr 2012
The Free China is an authentic Chinese sailing junk - the oldest surviving wooden Chinese sailing vessel in existence and the last of its kind. Its first fifty years are a mystery, but in 1955 the Free China made headlines when it beat all odds to cross the Pacific with a crew of five young Chinese men and one American diplomat. Now it is going home. ...[more]


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