After Sandy, non-stop solo sailors galore, Oyster 100 and more

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 08 Nov 2012

After Sandy, non-stop solo sailors galore, Oyster 100 and more

Photo of breaching whale on sailing boat two years ago was captured by photographer  .. .

Talking of solo sailors, just when you think that all the records possible have been set, along comes another set of adventurers to attempt non-stop solo sail around the world.

This week three sailors are attempting firsts of their own:
India has produced its first sailor to set out on a non-stop solo attempt, navy officer Abhilash Tomy; a Swedish sailor has announced he will attempt a non-stop circumnavigation in a 10ft boat; and 70-year-old Jeanne Socrates, already the oldest woman sailor to circumnavigate the world solo, but with stops, has started her own non-stop odyssey. We'll be watching the progress of all three...

Investigations into recent incidents have produced some surprising results – two British sail trainers on trial after the Liquid Vortex rescue exonerated of all charges, and 'poor seamanship' found responsible for two fatal yacht incidents off the west coast of America.

The yacht of the week is the Oyster 100, Product of the Week is the curiously named Bad Elf, and John Jamieson has some good tips on safety checks before you leave port.

All these stories and more, so browse the headlines to find your interest, and ...

Sweet Sailing!

Nancy Knudsen, Editor


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