Sailing faster than 60kts, merchant ships heroes again, strange Phocea
Phocea - a roller coaster life story - now strange and stranger .. .
In Namibia Australian Paul Larsen and the Vestas Sailrocket team have cracked their glass ceiling and are sailing amazingly fast – beating 60kts at times. In Germany the winners of the DAME Award for 2012 are celebrating – it's for a new, fast, silent electric outboard that we'll all be wanting on the back of our dinghies soon.
Strangest story of the week is of the oh-so-elegant sailing boat Phocea, who has spent most of her life in the fast-lane, and I am not talking of knots. Read her tumultuous history, not finished yet, as she is still full of mystery intrigue – and maybe skullduggery - today.
If you are anywhere near Europe and feel like an unusual sailing journey with some like minded cruising sailors, this week's featured rally is the Rallye des Iles du Soleil – the itinerary might have you drooling and there's plenty of time to plan!
Much more too, so scan the headlines to find your interest.
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