British Golden Globe Yachtswoman Rescued by Cargo Ship in South Pacific

LONDON, Dec 7 (Reuters) - British solo round-the-world yachtswoman Susie Goodall was rescued by a cargo ship on Friday after her boat capsized and lost its mast during a violent storm in the southern Pacific Ocean. The 29-year-old, the youngest entrant in the Golden Globe race, had waited two days for the Hong Kong-registered Tian Fu to arrive after sending a distress signal … [Read more...]

Close Reaching to San Salvador Island

By Michael Carr - He pondered the sailing chart, visualizing the route they would take tomorrow. He was still comparing options and resolving in his head the effects of set and drift, sailing angles, ocean currents, and arrival requirements. A warm tropical breeze blew in through the pilothouse’s portholes, and he could hear the familiar sounds of a marina; halyards … [Read more...]

Indian Sailor Rescued from Yacht Stranded Off Australian Coast

SYDNEY, Sept 24 (Reuters) - An Indian sailor injured in a solo round-the-world race has been rescued, the Indian Navy said on Monday, after Australian authorities said a French ship was nearing his storm-damaged yacht off Australia's west coast. The sailor, Abhilash Tomy, called for emergency assistance on Saturday after the yacht was badly damaged in a storm about 3,500 km … [Read more...]

Watch: Sailboat Loses Mast After Hitting USS Midway in San Diego

Sorry, the video doesn't want to embed. View it here on Instagram. View this post on Instagram Qualified Captain vs USS Midway ?? #qualified #ragbagger #thoughthewouldclear #wrong #ussmidway #winsagain #dontfuckwithourmilitary #sailboatlife #oops #thatwillnotbuffout #youtried #boateroftheday #kookoftheday #navywinsagain #sanddiego #mondaymotivation A post … [Read more...]

China’s Dongfeng Race Team Clinches Volvo Ocean Race Victory

By Alexander Smith LONDON, June 24 (Reuters) - China's Dongfeng Race Team won the Volvo Ocean Race on Sunday, the first victory for a team including women in the round-the-world marathon. The Chinese-backed team held off its nearest competitors MAPFRE and Team Brunel to secure overall victory, with Dutch sailor Carolijn Brouwer and France's Marie Riou crossing the line off … [Read more...]