Sunday, June 25, 2017
America's Cup Emirates Team New Zealand Boat Underway

America’s Cup Sailing: Team New Zealand One Point From Glory

By Alexander Smith and Tessa Walsh (Reuters) New Zealand flew to the edge of America’s Cup victory over the U.S. on Sunday, going 6-1 ahead in the first-to-seven final and...

June 25, 2017
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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Update 2: Canada Launches Rescue Mission as Weather System Hits Trans-Atlantic Sailing Race

Update 2 (June 10) – Below is an update provided by the Royal Western Yacht Club, which is hosting the trans-Atlantic race event. All sailors in distress are reported safe:  In...

June 10, 2017
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Monday, April 10, 2017
foiling optimist

The Foiling Optimist You Wish You Had as a Kid

Students and researchers at Sweden’s Chalmers University of Technology and SSPA Sweden, a maritime consulting company, have developed an optimist dinghy that puts all other optis to shame. By using a composite...

April 10, 2017
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Monday, April 3, 2017

Scary Video: Disabled Sailboat Gets Tossed Into California Pier

Some scary video coming out of Redondo Beach, California shows a sailboat with four people on board get tossed through the pier’s pilings after the disabled boat drifted into the...

April 3, 2017
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Monday, December 19, 2016

Vendée Globe Sailor in Trouble After Boat Hits Shipping Container Off New Zealand – UPDATE

The New Zealand Coast Guard has reached Thomas Ruyant and have boarded his vessel with a pump. Update at bottom. A French sailor participating in the Vendée Globe around the world...

December 19, 2016
Total Views: 305

Maritime News

Coast Guard Plucks Four Sailors from Icy Waters Off Annapolis After 15 Boats Capsize During Race

Dec 18 (Reuters) – Four people were rescued from frigid waters off Annapolis, Maryland, on Sunday after more than a dozen sailboats capsized during a race held in rough, windy...

December 19, 2016
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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

CMA CGM Supply Vessel Rescues Pro Skipper Kito de Pavant in Remote Southern Ocean

Update: Kito de Pavant, the 55 years old French skipper of Bastide-Otio, who suffered damage to his keel while solo racing in the remote South Indian Ocean, was taken aboard the...

December 7, 2016
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Saturday, November 26, 2016
The Hard Way Around

Sailing Around the World, Alone…The Story of Captain Joshua Slocum

Solitude at Sea Three years, 30,000 miles The Hard Way Around: The Passages of Joshua Slocum  by Geoffrey Wolff – Reviewed by John Rousmaniere, edited by Gene Epstein, Barrons Anybody hoping...

November 26, 2016
Total Views: 63

Thursday, October 27, 2016
Maritime News

Search Called Off for Professional Solo-Sailor Missing in the Pacific

The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the active search for a professional Chinese sailor who is believed to have fallen overboard while sailing his 97-foot racing trimaran solo across the...

October 27, 2016
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Thursday, August 18, 2016
Olympic Laser Sailing Race

VIDEO – Olympic Sailing Commentator Has No Clue

This Irish commentator has absolutely no idea about sailing (heck, I’m not sure this guy could pilot a kayak) but he tries to narrate the Olympic Laser dingy race. It is...

August 18, 2016
Total Views: 31

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Caleb Paine US Sailing Bronze Medal Winner Finn Class

Caleb Paine Breaks US Sailing Curse

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – U.S. Olympic Team sailor Caleb Paine (San Diego, Calif.) has won a bronze medal in the Finn class, the Men’s Heavyweight Dinghy. Rio 2016 is...

August 17, 2016
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Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Maritime News

Cargo Ship Rescues Sailors Off New Zealand After Two Crew Die in Rigging Accident

A Singapore-flagged containership has rescued three people from their battered yacht several hundred miles from New Zealand after a rigging accident apparently killed two other people on board the boat. The...

June 15, 2016
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Saturday, June 11, 2016

Team Oracle Hires Airbus To Build Flying Yacht

(Bloomberg) To defend sailing’s oldest trophy, billionaire Larry Ellison’s Oracle Team USA is enlisting help from European planemaker Airbus Group SE. The pairing isn’t as unlikely as it might seem....

June 11, 2016
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Monday, May 16, 2016
Maritime News

Solo-Sailor Loses Record Transatlantic Bid After Boat Sinks Just Hours Into Journey

A solo sailor attempting to break a transatlantic record with his 21-foot sailboat had to be rescued by the Coast Guard just hours into his journey on Sunday. French sailor...

May 16, 2016
Total Views: 22

Monday, May 2, 2016
Maritime News

Sailing Legend Ditching Modern Tech in Daring Trans-Atlantic Race

By Noah Davis (Bloomberg) — Loïck Peyron will spend the next month crossing the Atlantic Ocean, something he has done several times before. But this time, he will never be...

May 2, 2016
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Thursday, February 11, 2016
sailboat lightening strike

Sailboat Lightning Strike Caught On Camera

Terrible day for this sailboat moored off of Kassandra in Northern, Greece. Might want to give a once over of the electronics after a direct hit like that. At least...

February 11, 2016
Total Views: 23

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Maritime News

Ship Photos of the Day – SAIL Amsterdam Festival Kicks Off with Huge Parade

  Here are some photos from Wednesday’s Sail-In Parade marking the beginning of the SAIL Amsterdam 2015 maritime festival held in Amsterdam, Netherlands. SAIl Amsterdam is held every five years...

August 19, 2015
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Sunday, June 7, 2015

Nightmare Navigation – Containership Outbound Through Pack of Sailboats

  Here’s a video shot from the wheelhouse of the containership MV Dole Ecuador outbound on San Diego Bay on June 3, 2015, through a pack of sailboats participating in...

June 7, 2015
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Wednesday, April 29, 2015
lending club sailing
Maritime News

Lending Club Sailing Breaks Newport-Bermuda Course Record [VIDEO]

With an average speed of 27 knots, the 105-foot maxi trimaran Lending Club (ex Banque Populaire 7) has broken the course record between Newport, Rhode Island and Kitchen Shoal Beacon off...

April 29, 2015
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Monday, February 2, 2015
autonomous sailing boat

Mariners Take Aim at Autonomous Sailing “Buoy”

Race organizers of the “Microtransat” apparently got the response they were looking for from the IMO and French Coastguard.  Their race across the Atlantic using autonomous, 4 meter-long sailboats allegedly does...

February 2, 2015
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