Thursday, January 15, 2015
Banque Populaire VIII
News

Next Vendée Globe to Feature Foiling Monohulls [VIDEO]

Pretty excited to see the folks at Banque Populaire pushing the envelope once more. Yachtsman Armel Le Cléac’h unveiled today his team’s 18-meter (60-foot) semi-foiling monohull sailing yacht.  The boat has been...

January 15, 2015
Total Views: 11

Thursday, November 6, 2014
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Multimedia

Comanche Rips Along Under Full Sail [VIDEO]

Finally, some proper video shot of the 100-foot Comanche fully powered up, by renowned sailing photographer Onne van der Wal. Those guys hiking out on the rail look TINY compared to...

November 6, 2014
Total Views: 6

Monday, November 3, 2014
sodebo ultim
Collision

With 40 Knots Closing Speed, Offshore Racing Trimaran Runs into Cargo Ship

Sodebo, a 31 meter carbon fiber offshore racing trimaran collided with a cargo ship in the English Channel at 23:30 last night, less than 24 hours from departing on the...

November 3, 2014
Total Views: 65

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
comanche sailing
Multimedia

Comanche Stretches Her Legs on Delivery to Charleston

On a delivery last week from Newport to Charleston, the Hodgdon Yachts-built 100-foot carbon raceboat Comanche had her first opportunity to really stretch her legs in open ocean sailing conditions....

October 28, 2014
Total Views: 2

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
columbia eastern shipbuilding sailing yacht
Maritime News

William Starling Burgess’ Columbia Sets Sail from Eastern Shipbuilding

Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG), located in Panama City, Florida is known for churning out a steady stream of workboats for the offshore oil and gas industry, but their shipbuilding skills...

September 24, 2014
Total Views: 54

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
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News

Chris Nicholson to Skipper Team Vestas Wind, Denmark’s First Volvo Ocean Race Team

“Some guys said they would never do it again. Silly me – I said I was sold on it right there and then,” commented Chris Nicholson, the newly appointed skipper...

August 12, 2014
Total Views: 4

Monday, August 11, 2014
sailboat Walkabout julio
Interesting

Matson Containership Rescues Three From Disabled Sailboat Off Hawaii – Video

UPDATE 1757 EST 11 August: All three crewmembers from the sailing vessel Walkabout are safely aboard the containership MV Manukai and enroute to Honolulu after spending 24 hours battling the effects...

August 11, 2014
Total Views: 42

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Perini Navi Perseus mast stepping future fibres la spezia
News

Future Fibres’ Giant Carbon Mast Will Carry Largest Sail Ever Made

Luxury yacht builder Perini Navi completed the mast stepping operation today of Perseus3 a 60 meter sloop with one of the tallest masts in the world. Built of carbon fiber...

July 29, 2014
Total Views: 58

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
News

PHOTOS: Historic Whaleship Charles W. Morgan Under Full Sail

The 1841 whaleship Charles W. Morgan with full sails set while in the midst of a historic voyage to New England ports.

June 18, 2014
Total Views: 21

Friday, May 23, 2014
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Maritime News

Search Crew Locates Overturned Hull of S/Y Cheeki Rafiki, Search Suspended – UPDATE

A helicopter crew dispatched from a U.S. Navy warship located the overturned hull of the missing Cheeki Rafiki sailing vessel approximately 1,000 miles offshore Massachusetts, but still no signs of the four missing crew as of yet, the U.S. Coast Guard's said Friday.

May 23, 2014
Total Views: 10

Sunday, May 18, 2014
Incidents

Maersk Containership Finds Overturned Hull, Yet No Sign of Missing Sailors

While on a transatlantic sailboat delivery from Antigua to the UK, the crew on board the Beneteau 40.7 Cheeki Rafiki activated two of their EPIRBS (satellite locator beacons) as the vessel began...

May 18, 2014
Total Views: 8

Monday, April 14, 2014
Blog

Sailboat Does Spectacular Downwind Faceplant in Big Breeze

Sailing downwind in big breeze is probably one of the most fun things you can do in sailing, especially on a boat capable of planing. Doing so however, you risk...

April 14, 2014
Total Views: 36

Thursday, April 10, 2014
Navy Rescue Kaufman
Maritime News

Family Returns Safely To California After Pacific Ocean Rescue

By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) – A family of four rescued from their sailboat after their infant daughter became seriously ill at sea returned safely to San Diego on...

April 10, 2014
Total Views: 2

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Kaufman-family
Interesting

Storm Over Parenting – Do Infants Belong At Sea?

By Jennifer Medina, New York Times — As her family began what was supposed to be a monthslong journey in a 36-foot sailboat from Mexico to New Zealand, Charlotte Kaufman...

April 8, 2014
Total Views: 2

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
News

Video: Overboard Yachtsman Rescued from Pacific Ocean

A crewmember from an around-the-world amateur yacht race is lucky to be alive after spending 90 minutes in the stormy Pacific Ocean after falling overboard. The race organizers said that...

April 2, 2014
Total Views: 11

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Interesting

VIDEO: Stuntman Runs Up 30-Meter Mast of Moving Yacht… Literally

Watch as solo round the world yachtsman Alex Thomson, the same guy who brought us

March 18, 2014
Total Views: 8

Monday, January 13, 2014
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Engineering News

Oman’s Square-Rigged Flagship Launched at Damen Shipyards

Named the RNOV ‘Shabab Oman,” this 87-meter sail training vessel (STV) is destined to become the flagship of the Royal Navy of Oman once delivered by Damen Shipyards in August...

January 13, 2014
Total Views: 11

Saturday, November 23, 2013
Blog

Is Satellite Imagery The Future Of Search-And-Rescue Operations?

The search for the schooner, Niña, missing in the Tasman Sea, is breaking new ground in the use of satellite images to locate mariners.

November 23, 2013
Total Views: 38

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Interesting

Solo Robert Redford Stars in Intense High Seas Drama, ‘All is Lost’

'All is Lost' Movie: After a collision with a shipping container at sea, a resourceful sailor finds himself, despite all efforts to the contrary, staring his mortality in the face. [TRAILER]

October 16, 2013
Total Views: 15

Saturday, September 28, 2013
wild oats XI
News

Wild Oats Challenges Oracle for the America’s Cup

By Ronnie Cohen Sept 28 (Reuters) – An Australian winemaker and his son, who own an island off Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, have officially challenged software mogul Larry Ellison’s Oracle...

September 28, 2013
Total Views: 24