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Two solo sailor Septuagenarians doing oldest/fastest circumnavigations By Sail-World Cruising Round-up, , 3:14 PM Fri 8 Nov 2013
There must be something in the cow's milk in New Zealand the way they breed sailors. Now there is not one, but there are two Kiwi-born septuagenarian solo sailors off to try to break records to see who is the oldest, or the oldest/fastest solo sailor to do a circumnavigation. ...[more]


Dream building - young Indian sailor in smallest boat circumnavigation By Nancy Knudsen, , 7:11 AM Sat 19 Oct 2013
25-year-old Indian sailor Gaurav Shinde has a dream, a dream to build and sail around the world in the smallest boat ever. He is planning, like other young people before him like Zac Sunderland, Jessica Watson and Laura Dekker, to circumnavigate the globe in (perhaps) 200 days. ...[more]


Sailing dream-turned-nightmare by trekking accident By Jack Binder/Sail-World Cruising, 7:16 AM Sat 31 Aug 2013
At Sail-World Cruising we have often told of the idyllic times that cruising sailors have. However, sometimes things don't go so swimmingly, and it's even worse if you are cruising remotely, away from any kind of help. Here Jack Binder, sailing with his wife Jude on their yacht Banyandah, tells his own tale of their dream-turned nightmare while trekking in remote North West Australia. ...[more]


North West Passage - ice levels alarming for transiting yachts By Douglas Pohl/Sail-World Cruising, 10:17 AM Mon 19 Aug 2013
The North West Passage, once thought of as an impossible dream for sailors, has been more and more ice free over the last few years, encouraging more and more yachts to adventure. But 2013 is shaping up to be very different, possibly alarming for the boats already there. Here, Captain of the 55ft motor vessel Grey Goose and keen NW Passage correspondent Douglas Pohl tells the story: ...[more]


North West Passage in 33ft Dodo's Delight - gales already By Nancy Knudsen, , 12:30 PM Sat 17 Aug 2013
The North West Passage, now for the last few years comparatively ice free, was first successfully crossed in 1903-06 by Norwegian, Roald Amundsen. However the way is still a great challenge to the cruising sailor. ...[more]


Polish crew to circumnavigate the North Pole in Lady Dana By Sail-World Cruising, 12:26 PM Tue 16 Jul 2013
The 19 ton steel yacht is called Lady Dana, and the Polish team who will sail around the North Pole with her in 2013 - including the North West Passage - know she will be the only female on board. The seven crew are all male and all have an impressive sailing CV. ...[more]


Sailor Jeanne Socrates, world's oldest non-stop female circumnavigator By Nancy Knudsen, 6:34 PM Tue 9 Jul 2013
After many days of frustrating drifting, 70-year-old British sailor Jeanne Socrates has made it home to Victoria in triumph, becoming the oldest woman to single-handedly sail non-stop around the world without outside assistance. ...[more]


Circumnavigating French sailor in 8ft boat rescued in Torres Strait By Des Ryan, 5:55 PM Mon 8 Jul 2013
He set out from French Polynesia to circumnavigate the world in the smallest sailing boat ever, but he only got as far as Torres Strait between New Guinea and Australia's Cape York. ...[more]


Jeanne Socrates - near to victory in Victoria By Sail-World Cruising Round-up, , 7:10 AM Sat 22 Jun 2013
The picture above says it all. 70-year-old Jeanne Socrates, the British sailor who never says 'die', whose boat Nereida has had almost everything aboard broken during her solo sail, is nearing her quest to become, on her third attempt, the oldest woman on earth to complete a solo, non-stop and unassisted circumnavigation of the globe. ...[more]


Book Review: 'Suddenly Overboard' by Tom Lochhaas By Doug Cuming, Boat Books, 6:58 AM Sun 16 Jun 2013
Gripping true stories of contemporary sailing disasters that will make you think twice about not wearing a lifejacket or harness when out at sea. In Suddenly Overboard, Tom Lochhaas tells a number of stories about sailors who experienced catastrophes when least expecting them and who were rescued, or who died, or who lived to tell the tale simply by good luck. ...[more]


Who am I? Solo sailor lists the breakages By Lee Mylchreest, , 9:56 AM Mon 27 May 2013
Who am I? I have been sailing solo for quite a while now without touching land, over five months in fact. An amazing number of pieces of equipment have already failed or are beginning to fail. I've made do. I have passed the famed capes of the Southern Ocean and am now in the Pacific. Here is what has broken so far, as I remember: ...[more]


Incredible Jeanne crosses equator - one more leg to victory By Lee Mylchreest, , 9:09 AM Tue 21 May 2013
The incredible Jeanne Socrates has crossed the equator! In her third attempt to circumnavigate the world non-stop the indomitable 70-year-old sailor has crossed the equator for the last time and 'merely' has to make it back to her starting point in Victoria, Canada, to become the oldest female to have circumnavigated the world solo, non-stop and unassisted. ...[more]


Francis Joyon about to challenge Trans Atlantic record from New York By Michael Fortenbaugh, Commodore, Manhattan Sailing, , 3:40 PM Mon 13 May 2013
One of the greatest solo sailors in the world, Frenchman Francis Joyon, is expected to arrive at Dennis Conner's North Cove Marina in New York today with his extreme trimaran 'IDEC.' He will be berthed in the marina for a week or longer as he waits for a weather window to challenge the solo Trans-Atlantic Record. ...[more]


First solo circumnavigation by deaf sailor wins OCC award By Daria Blackwell, Ocean Cruising Club/Sail-World, 6:46 AM Fri 10 May 2013
This week Scottish sailor Gerry Hughes became the first deaf yachtsman to circumnavigate the world singlehanded by crossing 'the line' in Troon Harbour in Scotland. He was greeted by hundreds of well wishers and fans who turned out to mark the occasion. Best of all, he was bestowed an Ocean Cruising Club (OCC) Special Recognition Award upon stepping onto the dock. ...[more]


Kayakers to sail and paddle across the North Sea By Stuart Elford/Sail-World Cruising, , 6:29 AM Wed 8 May 2013
Pete Goss MBE is nothing if not an adventure-seeker, but the former marine and racing sailor became a world-wide hero when he overcame hurricane odds to save a fellow competitor in the Southern Ocean. And it wasn't all about racing. Next he sailed a wooden lugger to Australia, then rounded Tasmania in a sailing kayak. Now he is about to tackle the North Sea in the same style sailing kayak. ...[more]


World's fastest Hydroptere to go for Pacific record By Des Ryan, , 2:53 AM Sun 28 Apr 2013
The world's fastest sailing boat has announced that it will attempt to break the speed record crossing between San Francisco and Honolulu. ...[more]


Repairing rudder upside-down in the Southern Ocean By Sail-World Cruising, 1:06 PM Tue 23 Apr 2013
It's all in a day's sailing: 'I used two safety lines to tie myself to the boat while I turned upside down off the stern to fix the rudder.' These are the words of 70-year-old solo circumnavigating sailor Jeanne Socrates, describing how she repaired her rudder in the Southern Ocean. ...[more]


Jeanne Socrates is out of the Southern Ocean, heading north By Lee Mylchreest, , 4:25 PM Wed 10 Apr 2013
She's turn the corner towards warm water! It might have been a small adjustment to the helm but it was a momentous change for the septuagenarian sailor. Jeanne Socrates, 70-year-old solo sailor has turned her boat north to cross the Pacific in her quest for a solo non-stop and unassisted circumnavigation of the earth. While there are many miles to go, the dreaded Southern Ocean is behind her. ...[more]


Heart-breaking end to solo round-world sail. By This is South Devon/Sail-World Cruising, 6:23 AM Wed 10 Apr 2013
He was almost home. A Danish solo sailor who had his heart set on a solo round-world sail has ended up in Britain instead of Denmark, after his yacht was dismasted close to South Devon. He had to be rescued after 260 days without setting foot on land. ...[more]


Sailor completes first ever Indian solo non-stop circumnavigation By Nancy Knudsen, 6:23 AM Mon 8 Apr 2013
Abhilash Tomy, his day job being as a Lieutenant Commander in the Indian Navy, on Saturday became the first Indian sailor to circumnavigate the earth in a sailing boat, solo, non-stop and unassisted. It wasn't meant to be a race, but he officially finished just 24 hours after Chinese sailor Gau Chuan completed his own similar solo world journey to become the first Chinese to achieve such a feat. ...[more]


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