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...]

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 meet the crew of Team AkzoNobel.   While there, I sat down for an interview with watch captain Chris Nicholson and boat captain Nikolai Sehested to discuss what some consider the most … [Read more...]