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Sailor set to inspire us all with solo challenge By Lee Mylchreest, , 9:16 AM Fri 12 Aug 2011
There are some stories that are so engaging they are quite inspirational. The story of Dennis Howard is one of them. Dennis is a humble man who is about to take on one of the greatest challenges in the world - to sail around the world solo in a 20ft boat. The difference is that Dennis Howard, 62-year-old San Diego resident, has only 7% vision and is legally blind ...[more]

Bruce Arms, set for a solo round Australia record, 'terrified' by wave By Des Ryan, , 10:43 AM Mon 8 Aug 2011
Solo sailor Bruce Arms on his catamaran Big Wave Rider is now about three-quarters of his way around Australia, and is still on track to set a new record for the circumnavigation. However, it hasn't been all smooth sailing. ...[more]

Another single-handed sailing teen goes for a challenge By Sail-World Cruising round-up, , 9:56 AM Mon 8 Aug 2011
Yet another teenager has taken up the challenge of a single-handed longer voyage, with 18-year-old British sailor Tom Webb successfully more than half way through a circumnavigation of Britain. Like many other adventure sailors, he is also raising money for charity by his exploits ...[more]

15-year-old solo sailor Laura Dekker reaches Fiji By Nancy Knudsen, , 10:22 AM Mon 18 Jul 2011
Laura Dekker, 15-year-old Dutch sailor embarked on a solo world cruising voyage in her 38ft ketch Guppy, has reached Suva in Fiji, and is now well on her way to have conquered her second ocean ...[more]

Anasazi Girl - family in Atlantic Open 40 record attempt By Nancy Knudsen, 7:09 AM Sun 3 Jul 2011
James Burwick is a professional sailor with a long history of sailing exhausting solo adventures. He also spent 32 years as a professional mountain guide. But that doesn't explain why James is attempting a new Open 40 record across the Atlantic with whole family on board, his partner Somira Sao, daughter Tormentina (3) and Raivo (9 months.) ...[more]

Oliver's Travels - sailing for his life round Britain By Nancy Knudsen, , 12:28 PM Tue 28 Jun 2011
Oliver Rofix is literally sailing for his life around Britain. As a young engineering student Oliver was struck down with Leukemia in 2005, but survived it after a lengthy battle and thanks to a bone marrow transplant donor. Now he is half way through a circumnavigation of Britain in a Valiant 18 called Jolly Olly, recruiting more life-saving donors. ...[more]

Sailors/divers needed by Oceanswatch in the South Pacific By Nancy Knudsen, 5:42 PM Thu 23 Jun 2011
Oceanswatch, a not-for-profit organisation that works with sailors, divers and scientists worldwide to help Island communities conserve their marine environments, develop sustainable livelihoods and access primary education, is looking for a sailor and a diver for an exciting adventure ...[more]

Solo sailing teen Laura Dekker approaches the Marquesas By Nancy Knudsen, 11:08 AM Sun 22 May 2011
Laura Dekker, the teenager who defied seemingly unsurmountable barriers to her dream to go solo sailing, is now approaching the islands of the Marquesas, some of the most remote of French Polynesia in the Pacific. Once there, she will have completed what will most probably be the longest single voyage of her circumnavigation - and she's loving every minute. ...[more]

Sea Shepherd welcomes Laura Dekker in Galapagos By Sea Shepherd/Sail-World Cruising, , 10:12 AM Sun 8 May 2011
Laura Dekker, 15-year-old cruising sailor on her way across her second ocean, has connected with the Sea Shepherd Organisation, a breakaway group from Greenpeace, during her stopover in the Galapagos ...[more]

Laura Dekker, 15-year-old solo sailor, takes on the Pacific By Nancy Knudsen, , 1:47 PM Sat 23 Apr 2011
Laura Dekker, 15-year-old Dutch solo sailor on her way round the world, is out to conquer a new ocean. Having sailed the Atlantic without incident, then transited the Panama Canal more than a week ago, Laura has prepared and provisioned for her long passage to Galapagos, and departed Las Perlas Islands. ...[more]

Laura Dekker and the Press - reader response By Nancy Knudsen, , 11:56 AM Sat 9 Apr 2011
As regular readers of Sail-World Cruising will know, this is a news magazine, not a forum. However, we received such a response to my question about teen sailor Laura Dekker last week, that we have decided to print a cross-section of the replies, printing both positive and negative responses in the same proportion as the whole. ...[more]

85-year-old sails raft across the Atlantic By Newsfeed/Sail-World Cruising, 2:57 PM Fri 8 Apr 2011
They have to be hailed as the Heroes of the Week, if not the Year. 85-year-old Londoner Anthony Smith and three retiree friends sailed their raft made of pipes, dubbed the An-Tiki, from the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa to the Caribbean island of St. Maartens. Sixty-six days and 2,800 miles later, the crew reached St. Maartens on Wednesday. ...[more]

Polish yacht - North West Passage and Cape Horn in a single journey By Nancy Knudsen, 7:21 AM Tue 5 Apr 2011
Last year the steel expedition yacht Ocean Watch completed a circumnavigation of the Americas, clockwise, and at the time it was thought they were the first yacht to achieve such a challenge. Now a Polish yacht is on its way to achieving the same challenge, anti-clockwise, and has just rounded Cape Horn ...[more]

Sarasota Yacht Club holds its breath for permission to sail to Cuba By Des Ryan, 3:43 PM Sun 6 Feb 2011
American sailors, in the form of the Sarasota Yacht Club, want to sail to Havana, Cuba. The fact that Cuba has been off-limits to American citizens for over 50 years only seems to make it more attractive, but their hopes will be dashed if they don't get positive word from the US government this month. ...[more]

Japanese comedian sails and runs a circumnavigation By Sail-World Cruising Round-up, , 8:18 AM Sat 22 Jan 2011
A Japanese comedian and distance runner has completed what he called his 'Earth Marathon' by sailing across the oceans and running across the continents in an adventure which has taken him over two years. ...[more]

Solo Jeanne 'unlikely to continue' circumnavigation after knockdown By Sail-World Cruising, , 2:30 PM Fri 21 Jan 2011
Solo sailing grandmother Jeanne Socrates has confirmed to the media this week that it is unlikely that she will continue her round-world attempt, which was aborted in a 'turn turtle' knock-down just as she was to round Cape Horn in early January. ...[more]

Tall ship 'survivors' tell tales of their sea adventures By Sail-World Cruising, , 2:48 PM Sat 15 Jan 2011
Tall ship adventures are popular around the world and come in all shapes and sizes, but the theme is the same: They combine fantastic adventures in (somewhat) controlled circumstances with an incredible life learning experience. They also occasionally create passionate sailors. Australia's Young Endeavour is one such, and here two 'survivors' tell of their time at sea and what it meant to them ...[more]

Jeanne Socrates - she's still sailing By Sail-World Cruising, 7:45 AM Sat 8 Jan 2011
Jeanne Socrates, 67-year-old solo sailor on her third attempt to complete a solo sail around the world, is still sailing. After experiencing a total knock-down while hove-to in the midst of a Southern Ocean system, and in spite of a broken boom, Jeanne has rejected the offer of a local fishing boat to tow her to safety, has rounded the Horn and anchored near the Beagle Channel ...[more]

Jeanne Socrates in knockdown near Cape Horn By ., 8:10 AM Fri 7 Jan 2011
One of the world's most adventurous sailors, 67-year-old Jeanne Socrates, on her third attempt to solo sail a circumnavigation, has been knocked down while trying to round Cape Horn, and it could be the end of her circumnavigation non-stop and unassisted.. ...[more]

Beagle Channel yacht tragedy By Sail-World Round-up, , 1:09 PM Fri 17 Dec 2010
World cruising yacht Nashchata has this week smashed into rocks in the Beagle Channel during a violent storm, and two of the crew have been killed. The 16.1 metre steel expedition yacht was in the middle of a world cruise and just returned from Antarctica when it lost power during the 60knot storm and decided to try to take cover in Sloggett Bay ...[more]

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