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Full speed ahead to The Lizard for Francis Joyon, IDEC By Mer et Media, 2:26 AM Sun 16 Jun 2013
Traveling some 650 miles over the past 24 hours, Francis Joyon is close to his own 24-hour solo sailing distance record of 666 miles. This figure alone divulges the incredible performance the sailor from Locmariaquer has achieved since setting out from New York on Wednesday. ...[more]


Chinese and Indian sailors vie in non-stop solo circumnavigations By Nancy Knudsen, 5:47 AM Tue 20 Nov 2012
Is it competition or coincidence? Earlier this month, Abhilash Tomy set off sailing an Indian-built boat aiming to be the first Indian sailor to sail solo non-stop around the world. Now Chinese sailing star Guo Chuan has set off from Qingdao in China's northeast, attempting to be, yes, you guessed it, the first Chinese sailor to sail solo non-stop around the world. ...[more]


Solo sailor attempts circumnavigation of the Americas non-stop By Nancy Knudsen, 7:30 AM Tue 28 Jun 2011
There's another long-range solo adventurer out there on the water, this one taking on an unimaginably difficult task, to circumnavigate the Americas non-stop in a 27ft boat. Matt Rutherford intends to sail solo East to West through the Northwest Passage beginning this summer, and then 'all going well', he will head for Cape Horn in his audacious attempt. ...[more]


Teen sailor Laura Dekker lashes out against media By Pete Thomas Outdoors, , 7:48 AM Wed 6 Apr 2011
Pete Thomas, author of the online eMagazine, 'Outdoors', writes about the 15-year-old Dutch/New Zealander solo sailor who has sailed from Europe across the Atlantic as part of her planned circumnavigation: ...[more]


Mooloolaba-based boatbuilder to go for solo record round Australia By Sail-World Cruising, 8:13 AM Sun 3 Apr 2011
In June this year, Mooloolaba-based Bruce Arms will embark on a mission to be the first person to sail a multihull solo, nonstop and unassisted around Australia in a record-breaking 35 days, and he will be sponsored by well known cruising catamaran specialists Multihull Solutions. ...[more]


It's over - Thomas Coville about to finish, but not with a record By Sail-World Cruising, 5:39 PM Wed 30 Mar 2011
Thomas Coville set off on 29 January offshore of the Créac’h lighthouse on Ushant, a French Island in the English Channel to try, for the second time, to best the solo round world record of Francis Joyon, set in 2005 at 59+ days. In 2008, he had his first failed attempt. Since then he had worked on his boat Sodebo, making her faster, stronger. Finally in January, he thought he had a chance. ...[more]


Solo teen sailor goes home to raise money By Nancy Knudsen, , 5:17 PM Sat 26 Feb 2011
Laura Dekker, 15-year-old Dutch solo sailor embarked on a round world adventure, is returning home. No, she hasn't give up her journey, she's doing what many cruising sailors do during their voyages, return home for one reason or another. Many go to see their children and grandchildren. Some go home to work for a while to pay for their next leg. For Laura, also, it is a question of mone ...[more]


Two solo sailors rescued off Australia's east coast. By Des Ryan, 3:49 PM Mon 1 Nov 2010
Two solo sailors have been rescued on the east coast of Australia in the last couple of days, one in Tasmania and one in Queensland. The Queensland incident occurred when the long time yachtie grounded his yacht off Stradbroke Island, while in Tasmania the Sydney woman's yacht dragged into the surf and started taking on water. ...[more]


Chichester's Gypsy Moth secure, but not Watson's Pink Lady By Sail-World Round-up, , 3:14 PM Mon 1 Nov 2010
When a solo sailor inspires a nation, as Sir Francis Chichester did the British with his solo sailing exploits, or as Jessica Watson did the Australians with her sixteen-year-old solo global sail, there's much regret if their boat is sold to another nation. It's now been confirmed that Chichester's Gypsy Moth is to remain in Britain, no one knows about Jessica Watson's yacht Pink Lady. ...[more]


No. 1 sailor Watson becomes No. 1 author By Sail-World Cruising, 9:57 AM Tue 17 Aug 2010
Australia's No. 1 sailor Jessica Watson has become a No. 1 author this week, when Hachette Australia announced that the teenage sailor's memoir of her recent voyage had become the biggest selling book in Australia. ...[more]


No. 1 sailor Watson becomes No. 1 author By Sail-World Cruising, 7:09 AM Tue 17 Aug 2010
No. 1 sailor Jessica Watson has become a No. 1 author this week, when Hachette Australia announced week that the teenage sailor's memoir of her recent voyage had become the biggest selling book in Australia. ...[more]


14-year-old Dutch sailor given the green light to sail By Nancy Knudsen, 3:50 PM Thu 24 Dec 2009
In an amazing reversal, a Dutch court has ignored child welfare workers' plea that would-be circumnavigating teen sailor Laura Dekker be put in the care of a foster family. Further, they have assured her that, pending certain conditions being met, she will definitely be allowed to go sailing next summer. This means that the young sailor will still be 14 when she sets out. ...[more]


Father may lose custody of runaway 14-year-old sailor By Nancy Knudsen, 5:03 PM Wed 23 Dec 2009
While 16-year-olds Jessica Watson and Abby Sunderland are well along the way to their goals to sail solo round the world, 14-year-old Laura Dekker, who had similar ambitions but was forbidden by a Dutch court to go sailing, has now been returned in custody to the Netherlands after running away from home. ...[more]


Indian Navy solo sailor reaches New Zealand By Sail-World Cruising, 2:14 AM Mon 30 Nov 2009
Dilip Dhonde, Commander in the Indian Navy, arrived New Zealand in his Indian Navy sponsored yacht Mhadei last week after sailing more than 9000nm from India via Fremantle in Western Australia. ...[more]


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