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Victoria, circumnavigator, crosses the Atlantic in style By Des Ryan/Sail-World round-up, , 11:17 AM Fri 6 Dec 2013
Ferdinand Magellan would be astonished. The sailing ship Victoria (Nao Vittoria), a replica of the sailing ship which was the first to successfully circumnavigate the world, is having a cushy ride across the Atlantic, courtesy of of the DYT Yacht Transport's semi-submersible yacht carrier, from Palma de Mallorca to Port Everglades in Florida. ...[more]


Black Sea Regatta - 50 tall ships and you're invited! By Sail-World Cruising, , 2:47 PM Tue 5 Nov 2013
The SCF Black Sea Regatta, 30th April until the 28th May 2014, organised by Sail Training International and sponsored by Sovcomflot, will put the Black Sea on the map for the world’s most notable Tall Ships. ...[more]


World's oldest sailing clipper in London for final farewell By Chris Rann, , 6:53 AM Sun 3 Nov 2013
After a 14-year campaign, the world's oldest clipper and the only surviving purpose-built passenger sailing ship to bring migrants from Europe to Australia is in historic Greenwich, London, for its formal farewell prior to its final voyage back to Adelaide. A renaming and farewell ceremony was attended by the Duke of Edinburgh. ...[more]


HMS Bounty - one year since her tragic sinking By Lee Mylchreest, , 10:35 AM Sun 27 Oct 2013
In two days time it will be just 12 months since the HMS Bounty disappeared into the Atlantic Ocean taking her skipper and one crew member with her. HMS Bounty had touched more than the usual number of lives since she was launched back in 1960. ...[more]


Tall Ships Festival about to arrive Auckland By Des Ryan, , 11:11 AM Sat 12 Oct 2013
Auckland has long been known as the 'City of Sails', but it will really earn its name in the next couple of weeks as a fleet of tall ships from a number of countries arrive to begin the Tall Ships Festival. ...[more]


It's a first! Tall Ships set sail across the Tasman Sea to Auckland By Nancy Knudsen, , 5:33 PM Fri 11 Oct 2013
A first ever! Seven tall ships from six countries have set sail in the Sydney to Auckland Tall Ships Regatta. The majestic vessels are expected to sail into the New Zealand harbour in about nine days. This Regatta is the first international tall ship event to be held in the Southern Hemisphere. ...[more]


World's oldest clipper starts her journey home to mother. By Martin Cox, Maritime Matters/Sail-World Cruising, , 3:05 PM Sun 22 Sep 2013
The world's oldest clipper ship has started the first leg of what it is hoped will be her final journey - half way across the world from Irvine in Scotland to form the centrepiece of a museum in South Australia in the city which shares her name - City of Adelaide. ...[more]


Connecticut Schooner Festival By The Day/Sail-World Cruising, , 6:00 AM Tue 17 Sep 2013
As the America's Cup unfolds and the sailors themselves present more like characters out of a fantasy science thriller than traditional sailors, over in Connecticut they are celebrating our graceful sailing history. Schooners gathered to celebrate their historic ties with the region in the 'Connecticut Schooner Festival'. ...[more]


Tall Ships Festival to Sail into Dana Point By The Log/Sail-World Cruising, , 6:53 AM Fri 6 Sep 2013
Tall ships seem to be everywhere at the moment, with student sailors or cadets providing most of the sail-power - and Dana Point Harbor, in Los Angeles' Orange County is about to join the throng. The entire seascape around Dana Point will be replete with towering masts and massive sails when historic tall ships sail in for the 29th annual Toshiba Tall Ships Festival, Sept. 7-8. ...[more]


Maine's windjammers celebrated: Camden Windjammer Festival. By Des Ryan, 8:43 AM Sun 1 Sep 2013
The State of Maine in the USA has long been known as the home of the graceful windjammer. Once again this year, their historic fleet of windjammers is being celebrated at the annual Camden Windjammer Festival. ...[more]


Classic yachts crowd into Salem for Classic Boat Festival By Sail-World Cruising, , 6:52 AM Wed 21 Aug 2013
The flash of polished bronze and gleam of varnished wood across the water will be the order of the day as elegant antique and classic yachts sail into the host city of Salem, Massachusetts for the 31st Annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival August 24-25. ...[more]


Shackleton's sailing ship - still intact after nearly 100 years? By Lee Mylchreest, , 6:48 AM Sat 17 Aug 2013
Could Ernest Shackleton's sailing ship, the Endurance, crushed by Antarctic ice and abandoned by the crew almost a hundred years ago, be still intact and waiting to be discovered? Surely not, you say, after a hundred years it would have rotted on the ocean floor. But not so, say some modern scientists. ...[more]


Coming this way: Indonesia’s Dewaruci sets sail By Des Ryan, 9:44 AM Fri 16 Aug 2013
The legendary Indonesian Barquentine, Tall Ship Dewaruci is coming this way. She set sail once again from Surabaya Tuesday last week for a 60 days’ voyage to October 10, 2013 around the Australian continent and then on to New Zealand. ...[more]


A Polar Odyssey with a difference By Strana.ru/Sail-World Cruising, 1:19 AM Sat 3 Aug 2013
Here is a sailing club that must be like no other - yet they have existed for 30 years, building and sailing boats and sailing them around the world. Sailing boats like no other, sailors like no other. ...[more]


Gathering of Old Gaffers are sailing round Britain By Nancy Knudsen, 2:14 PM Thu 13 Jun 2013
The Old Gaffers Association is celebrating their Jubilee - 50 years is a long time to be an association for any class of boat, and they are celebrating by circumnavigating Britain, while raising money for the RNLI in the process. ...[more]


Set sail on the voyage of a lifetime, to Australia and New Zealand By Sail-World Cruising, 3:31 PM Tue 11 Jun 2013
Set sail in 2013 on a tall ship voyage of a lifetime, to Australia and New Zealand, from Canada, Britain, the Netherlands or Indonesia. On the way there will be stops in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Hobart and Sydney before heading off to Auckland in New Zealand. ...[more]


Phoenicia seeks sponsorship to sail the Atlantic By Nancy Knudsen, , 7:06 AM Sun 5 May 2013
In 1492 Columbus might have crossed the Ocean Blue and 'discovered' America in his three sailing ships, the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria, but it is just possible that the Phoenicians sailed the Atlantic 2,000 years earlier. Money is needed to prove it. ...[more]


Ness yawl sailor wins Classic Boat Person of the Year Award By Nancy Knudsen, , 6:59 AM Tue 16 Apr 2013
In February we wrote of an inspirational sailor who sailed a wooden 5.6m Ness Yawl from Istanbul to London. (See Sail-World_story). Now that sailor has won 'Person of the Year' in the Classic Boat Awards, and honoured in the awards ceremony this week. Here, we reproduce his acceptance speech, read by his friend Alireza Iravani, which explains, in part why this sailor deserved his award: ...[more]


Curious stone shown to be mythical navigation tool - the sunstone By Nancy Knudsen, 9:45 AM Sun 14 Apr 2013
The milky white stone found in the remains of a ship dispatched to France in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I, which foundered off the Island of Alderney in the English Channel, IS a sunstone, researchers say, a near-mythical navigation tool used by Viking sailors. ...[more]


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]


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