Tuesday, February 16, 2021
America's Cup Emirates Team New Zealand Boat Underway
News

Billionaires Square Up To Battle For America’s Cup 2021

By Alexander Smith (Reuters) – As Britain and Italy go head-to-head for the right to challenge New Zealand for the America’s Cup, the teams’ billionaire backers will have their colours...

February 16, 2021
Total Views: 13996

Monday, February 8, 2021
Vendee Globe Winner Bestaven
Maritime News

French Sailor Bestaven Wins Vendee Globe Circumnavigation Race

by Shrivathsa Sridhar (Reuters) – Frenchman Yannick Bestaven was declared the winner of the Vendee Globe round-the-world sailing race early last week after he was handed a time bonus of...

February 8, 2021
Total Views: 2106

Monday, February 1, 2021
Ocean Plastic Cleanup Sail-boat
Environment

This Sailing Yacht Feeds On Ocean Plastic

By Lucien Libert (Reuters) A French ocean adventurer and his team have designed a yacht that he says can scoop up plastic garbage to stop it blighting the world’s oceans,...

February 1, 2021
Total Views: 26037

Thursday, January 28, 2021
Shipping

Vendée Globe Skipper Who Had Close Call with Bulk Carrier Collides With Fishing Boat

A Vendée Globe skipper who just days ago had a close call with a bulk carrier off the Azores has now been involved in a collision with a fishing boat,...

January 28, 2021
Total Views: 25008

Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Shipping

Vendee Globe Skipper Says Bulker Captain ‘Needed Some Convincing’ in High Seas Crossing Situation

Update: Boris Herrmann Involved in Collision with Fishing Boat A Vendee Globe skipper says a bulk carrier Captain needed some convincing to change course in order to avoid a potential...

January 26, 2021
Total Views: 37916

Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Americas Magic Website
Incidents

America’s America’s Cup Boat Capsizes Hard

by Shrivathsa Sridhar (Reuters) – American Magic’s hopes of challenging Team New Zealand for the America’s Cup were dealt a blow when their yacht “Patriot” capsized on Sunday but the...

January 20, 2021
Total Views: 5874

Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Accidents

Update: Vendée Globe Skipper Rescued from Liferaft

A Vendée Globe skipper who activated his emergency beacon and abandoned ship has been rescued some 840 nautical miles southwest of Cape Town. Skipper Kevin Escoffier, 40, was racing in...

December 1, 2020
Total Views: 16988

Thursday, November 5, 2020
usna-sailing-offshore-yacht
Blog

Despite COVID Fears Yachts Depart For Historic Sydney to Hobart Race

by Amlan Chakraborty (Reuters) – This year’s Sydney to Hobart yacht race will proceed with COVID-19 measures in place following Tasmania’s decision to open borders to New South Wales, the...

November 5, 2020
Total Views: 78

Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Ports

Port Of Auckland To Allow America’s Cup Yachts To Race In Shipping Lanes

By Greg Stutchbury (Reuters) – America’s Cup defenders Team New Zealand are hoping that a Wednesday decision by Ports of Auckland will make it possible for two of their proposed...

November 4, 2020
Total Views: 87

Tuesday, May 28, 2019
MY Song superyacht
Accidents

Superyacht MY SONG Lost from Cargo Ship During Transport

The big story from over the weekend was without question the loss of the 40-meter sailing yacht MY Song in the Mediterranean Sea after the superyacht fell from the deck...

May 28, 2019
Total Views: 241

Sunday, April 28, 2019
Maritime News

Carr: Always Have an Exit Plan

By Michael Carr – Before you enter a channel, a harbor, a port, or any confined or restricted space you must have an exit plan. How do I get my...

April 28, 2019
Total Views: 18

Sunday, March 31, 2019
sailing yacht
Blog

You Should Deliver Yachts

By Michael Carr – “You should deliver yachts! Really, its good money and you will always have work.” “I’m not sure,” he replied to his friend’s recommendation. He was not...

March 31, 2019
Total Views: 51

Friday, December 7, 2018
susie goodell rescue
Accidents

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...

December 7, 2018
Total Views: 15

Monday, November 19, 2018
ocean star schooner
News

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...

November 19, 2018
Total Views: 5

Monday, September 24, 2018
Maritime News

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...

September 24, 2018
Total Views: 1

Monday, August 27, 2018
News

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...

August 27, 2018
Total Views: 21

Sunday, June 24, 2018
Maritime News

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...

June 24, 2018
Total Views: 3

Sunday, June 10, 2018
Team AkzoNobel Newport
Blog

What Can Merchant Mariners Learn From Volvo Ocean Race Sailors?

Last month gCaptain was invited by John Mangano, Key Account Manager – Coastal & Navy for International Paint, to Newport, Rhode Island to board the Volvo Ocean Race 65 boat and...

June 10, 2018
Total Views: 2

Sunday, May 20, 2018
Blog

Sailors Team Up With Fort Schuyler To Offer STCW Like Training To Boaters And Kids

By John Konrad (gCaptain) The International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), revolutionized training in the maritime industry by giving mariners hands on and practical safety training....

May 20, 2018
Total Views: 4

Monday, December 18, 2017
Maritime News

French Skipper Shatters Round-the-World Solo Sailing record

PARIS, Dec 17 (Reuters) – Frenchman Francois Gabart set a world record for sailing around the world alone on Sunday, completing his journey in 42 days and 16 hours. The...

December 18, 2017
Total Views: 7