Articles about two new adventuring sailors this week – one, incredibly, attempting a circumnavigation of the Americas solo and non-stop in a 27ft sailing boat, and the other, a recovered leukaemia patient, sailing for his life around Britain.
They both demonstrate what many a quiet cruising sailor has learned: that if you can throw of the reins of your mortgages and jobs and all the other lesions that keep you attached to life as you've learned to expect it, another Life is out there waiting for you - and attempting anything is possible. Bon voyage to both!
Down in the Antarctic roving scientists are busy with research, and this week there are two articles, one on the magic discovery of the contours of the lost underwater continent, and the other on the rather confronting prospect of Pine Island Glacier, now released from a ridge which was holding it, slipping faster than ever into the sea.
Many sailing parents will be standing by for the results of an inquiry into the tragic death of a 14-year-old drowned when trapped underwater by her harness.
Have some time and feel like a sailing adventure while making a difference in the world? Oceanswatch is looking for a crew member for a voyage in the South Pacific – they're also looking for someone with scuba diving skills. Speaking of making a difference, there's also an article on Floating Doctors, sailors who are bringing much needed medical care to medically neglected communities.
Passports are a very popular cruising boat, with a long reputation for quality build and great design. This week two cruising couples talk about why they like their own Passport – and what they wish was different.
In rally news Maggie Joyce keeps us entertained with her stories from a rally in Croatia and we tell of a very luxurious rally in Ibiza. There's a book review of yet another fascinating sailing story: a sailor who used a sailing boat to escape with his family from a South Africa he didn't want to live in any more.
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