Records, rallies, teen sailors, expanding piracy web, inventions, more
Dolphins need protection and you can help .. .
Having spent many a year glorying in the hedonism of being able to dive overboard into coral and dolphin-filled tropical waters, it has always escaped me entirely why anyone would want to sail in below-freezing temperatures.
This week we tell of some sailors who have sailed further south into the Antarctic than any boat before– truly admirable, but it made me put an extra sweater on just thinking about it. These sailors have even bigger plans – read the story!
Another avalanche of non-competitive sailing news from around the world – news of the Swan Rally just completed in the Caribbean and the ARC Rally across the Atlantic - fully booked, amazingly, eight months in advance.
The most unpublicised achieving teen sailor in the world must be Laura Dekker, who this year became the youngest solo circumnavigating sailor ever, but was lauded almost nowhere in the mainstream press. She has, however, been drawing good crowds at boat shows in Europe.
It's sad news that even the Maldives now seems unsafe for cruising sailors - the piracy web spreads further and further...
The ongoing bloody slaughter of dolphins is the focus of one young sailor about to cross the Pacific - and you can help!
Much more too, new inventions, new facilities, new studies, new cruising tales - from all the oceans and many seas.
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