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17 Apr 2014
The Atlantic in a 87 days, piracy still, better marine broadband, more
Hot sailing tip .
Even though I was warned it was going to be funny I haven't stopped laughing yet at the 'Sailing Lesson, Number One hot tip' this week. No more information – enjoy it yourself if you haven't already.
There are two kinds of adventure in sailing – those you undertake with other sailors that are about the wind in your hair and freedom and your bow pointed to the horizon, and then there are others, where adventurers push their own limits. One sailor this week admits to almost reaching his own limits in his 87 day crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in a 4.9m boat – and it started as his father's dream, not his.
Harald Sedlacek in the 4.0m (16ft) boat that took him across the Atlantic in 87 days .. .
There's also a bunch of rescuers who have decided to sail their own challenge instead of merely picking up the pieces after someone else's failed adventure – read what the guys in Derbyshire are up to...
When will adventuring sailors be able once again to navigate the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea to get to the Med? Not any time soon, according to the latest on security in Somali waters.
Speeds are going up for British sailors, with new 3G/4G Hi-speed Coastal Marine Broadband system, just launched; opportunity to join a small group crossing the Atlantic next Christmas (time to start planning) in the Christmas Caribbean Rally; and the yacht of the week goes against the trend – it's the very traditional superyacht-not, Dunia Baru.
Run your eye down the headlines to see more stories from our oceans and coastlines, and...
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