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Dutch teen sailor on her way to the Cape Verde Islands
By Nancy Knudsen,
6:28 AM Sat 13 Nov 2010
With her boat Guppy 'crammed full of boxes of food and beverages', Laura Dekker, the 15-year-old Dutch/New Zealander sailor who wouldn't take no for and answer from the Dutch authorities, is on the next leg of her much anticipated circumnavigation - from the Canary Islands to the Cape Verde Island, about a week's sail. ...[more]
Go sailing without sailing - with the Tahina Expedition
By Des Ryan, ,
6:29 AM Wed 20 Oct 2010
Want to sail around the world without sailing around the world? The Tahina Expedition is offering you just that - and you'll be helping raise awareness of issues facing the oceans and marine life as well. Frank Taylor is the founder of Google Earth Blog, and you'll be able to follow Tahina's expedition around the world in Google Earth views, GPS, maps and a host of photographs ...[more]
15-year-old has just started circumnavigating, but the book is out now
By Sail-World Cruising, ,
7:20 AM Sat 9 Oct 2010
Jessica Watson's book wasn't published until her return from her amazing voyage, but the family of Laura Dekker are getting in early. Riek Dekker had already started writing her book about the tribulations of her 14-year-old granddaughter Laura when she was prevented by the Dutch courts from embarking on a solo circumnavigation. The difference, she says now, is that the story has a happy ending ...[more]
Somali pirate incident in the Gulf of Aden
By Mark Jensen,
10:23 AM Tue 5 Oct 2010
Mark Jensen and Nicolle Jean have been cruising the world on their much loved Beneteau 393 sailing yacht, Sea Life. Here Mark tells his story of an incident that occurred in the Gulf of Aden, just near the Straits of Bab el Mandeb, the entry to the Red Sea: ...[more]
Loss of VHF aerial with mast meant rescue was 'lucky'
By Lee Mylchreest, ,
1:40 PM Mon 4 Oct 2010
Having his VHF aerial attached to the mast and being without an emergency VHF aerial meant that a sailor was 'lucky' to be rescued last week in seas off the Isle of Man, when his emergency flare was fortuitously sighted by a passing tanker.
The cruising sailor found himself drifting on his vessel 30 miles south-west of the Island with a snapped mast and broken engine. ...[more]
Treleavens back in the Med - the drama, the beauty, and Schengen news
By Andrea and Ian Treleaven/Sail-World,
6:29 AM Mon 13 Sep 2010
Andrea and Ian Treleaven have a world of experience in sailing. They have written two books on their adventures, and know the art of cruising like very few other sailors - but even the most experienced get caught in difficult situations, as described below. In this account they also report on their latest experiences in the Med, including enforcement of the new Schengen rules for cruising sailors ...[more]
Crew of Mea rescued in the Atlantic - the skipper tells
By Nancy Knudsen,
7:03 AM Fri 3 Sep 2010
At the end of last year we told the story in Sail-World Cruising about the Swiss yacht which was hit by one cargo ship off the Atlantic coast of the USA and then rescued by another. Now the skipper has come forward to tell their amazing story of survival against all odds. ...[more]
Rally/convoy heading to the Red Sea
By Rene Tiemessen/Sail-World Cruising,
8:02 AM Tue 31 Aug 2010
The Tiemessen family, sailing in their Phillip Rhodes designed sloop Alondra, a 60ft classic yacht, are heading from Thailand to Turkey via the Red Sea, and organising an informal rally or convoy for the journey, beginning the transit in early 2011. ...[more]
Weekend Sailing the Great Lakes and Straits of Mackinac - a tale
By Tom Watts, Daily Tribune/Sail-World,
6:33 AM Tue 31 Aug 2010
Bob Ortlieb's invitation to sail the Great Lakes on his fabulous teak-trimmed Morgan was also extended to Jared Berousek, 30, and Matt Howell, 47., both of Royal Oak, a little north of Detroit in Michigan. They were to sail through Lake Huron before reaching the mighty Mackinac Bridge to pass into Lake Michigan ...[more]
First circumnavigating Lithuanian family sails home
By Linas Jegelevicius, Baltic Times/Sail-World i,
6:32 AM Fri 27 Aug 2010
They are the first Lithuanian family to do a cruising circumnavigation of the world, and they have just returned to Lithuania to a hero's welcome.
Andrius Varnas, from the Lithuanian village of Minija, his daughter Rasa and her Basque boyfriend, Egoi, have just finished their round-the-world sailing voyage on their yacht, Ragaine II. ...[more]
Sailing the Med in Eye Candy - the Island of Elba
By Andrew and Clare Payne, ,
8:07 AM Sun 22 Aug 2010
Andrew and Clare Payne, cruising the Mediterranean in their yacht Eye Candy, have reached Portoferraio, in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the Elba Harbour of the island of Elba, where Napoleon Bonaparte was exiled for a time. ...[more]
'Letters from the Caribbean' - Treleavens' new book
By Lee Mylchreest,
7:20 AM Sat 14 Aug 2010
For years now, Sail-World has been publishing the serialised story of Ian and Andrea Treleaven, who cruised, first the Med and then the Caribbean, sending back 'Letters' telling of their adventures. After the success of their first book, 'Letters from the Med', they have now released a second, 'Letters from the Caribbean'. ...[more]
Jessica Watson's boss plans to sail beside her at Cape Horn - and wave
By Sail-World Cruising round-up,
7:36 PM Sat 2 Jan 2010
As Australian 16-year-old solo sailor Jessica Watson was celebrating after passing through her first Southern Ocean gale successfully, she received the news that her old boss is flying to South America with the intention of sailing around the Horn, and, hopefully being able to get close enough to wave to her. ...[more]
Jessica Watson - 60 days, 7000 miles and UP THE MAST
By Nancy Knudsen,
6:16 PM Fri 18 Dec 2009
This is the view of Jessica Watson's yacht Ella's Pink Lady, taken by Jessica when she climbed the mast this week to check the rigging. The photo was taken when she was passing the 60-days-at-sea mark (about 25% of the planned journey), having covered 7,000 miles since she left Sydney in her attempt to become the youngest sailor to circumnavigate the world non-stop and unassisted. ...[more]
Through the North West Passage with Fiona
By Log Fiona/Sail-World Cruising,
4:11 PM Mon 14 Dec 2009
Among the 23 vessels that transited the North West Passage this year were two cruise ships, several power boats, some rowers, ice catamarans, and about seven hardy sailing boats. Among the sailors was veteran long range cruising sailor Eric Forsyth, on his yacht Fiona, a Westerly 42, who completed the journey from East to West. Here we bring you story highlights and photos. ...[more]
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