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Gigantic Welcome for Indian Ocean Windsurfer By Cruising Editor, 12:14 AM Tue 13 Jun 2006
First a giant flotilla of official boats, yachts and motor boats, then a guard of honour through the channel, then a rapturous welcome by hundreds of school children let out of school for the occasion. It was a welcome fit for a hero, and a hero she was hailed. When Raphaela le Gouvello completed her 60 day solo windsurf across the Indian Ocean, the eager Reunion Islanders, where she landed, could hardly contain themselves. ...[more]

War Canoes Greet Solomon Islands Rally By Sail-World Cruising, 2:20 PM Sat 3 Jun 2006
Participants in The 2006 Brisbane to Gizo Yacht Rally could not have been more warmly welcomed at Gizo in the Western Province of the Solomon Islands last week. Ten resplendent traditional war canoes, each manned by 20 strong Solomon Islanders, escorted them into the harbour with songs and chanting. ...[more]

2nd June start - Solo Sailor’s 2nd Aussie Record Attempt By Event media, www.solosailoz.com.au , 12:33 PM Fri 2 Jun 2006
Solo sailor Margaret Williams detests the thought of 'unfinished business' so on 2nd June she’s just set out to tackle one of the world’s last standing sailing records - again. ...[more]

Indian Ocean Surf Boarder in Night Capsize By Sail-World Cruising, 12:41 AM Wed 31 May 2006
She is more than three quarters of the way across the Indian Ocean alone on a surfboard. She has so far sailed 1811 nautical miles, 670 to go, and things are going well. . It’s nighttime and she’s asleep. Without warning, the surfboard turns turtle and remains on its roof. She doesn’t know it yet, but she has just lost all her fresh water. It’s not a tall tale, it’s true and it’s happening now. ...[more]

Dee Caffari Headlines across the Globe By Nancy Knudsen, 1:44 AM Mon 22 May 2006
The Headlines across the world said it all. ‘Dee Triumph’ ‘Solo Woman Prevails’ ‘Healthy Madness’ ‘She sailed the Globe Back to Front’ ‘Yachtswoman Makes History’ – from Pakistan to Oslo, from Scotland to Pittsburgh the entire sailing world and millions of non-sailors as well read the news of the Dee Caffari’s triumph as she sailed across the finish line into to become the first female solo circumnavigator to make the trip ‘up-hill’, against the wind and current. ...[more]

Gipsy Moth Skipper and Mate Sacked By Nancy Knudsen, 2:19 PM Sun 21 May 2006
The Press Release was terse, brief, and lacking detail. Both the Skipper and Mate of Gipsy Moth IV have been sacked. ...[more]

Dee Caffari finishes Aviva Challenge By Aviva media, 3:59 AM Fri 19 May 2006
Dee Caffari, onboard Aviva, crossed the official finish line on 18 May 2006 at 17:55 pm ...[more]

Bullimore to Circumnavigate from Hobart By Emma Pinch, 2:18 PM Fri 12 May 2006
His most famous outing on the high seas saw him shipwrecked and dramatically rescued by the Australian navy. But 67-year-old Tony Bullimore's thirst for adventure remains as strong as ever. Yesterday he announced plans to set off on a solo round-the-world voyage in a bid to beat Dame Ellen MacArthur's world record. ...[more]

Global sailor forced ashore By Oxford Mail, 3:59 PM Thu 11 May 2006
Yachtsman Adrian Flanagan has abandoned the non-stop element of his voyage around the world by stepping ashore for the first time in more than six months. ...[more]

Caffari Completes Circumnavigation By Sail-World Cruising/Aviva Challenge, 3:16 PM Mon 8 May 2006
Dee Caffari has DONE IT! She might have nearly 2,000 nm to go, but Dee Caffari has crossed her outbound track, thus completing her round world odyssey. With that crossing, she has become the first woman to sail solo, non-stop around the world against the prevailing winds and currents. ...[more]

YOU Can Sail the Atlantic By Cruising Editor, 3:28 PM Fri 5 May 2006
There’s nothing like crossing an ocean to hone your sailing skills. This October there’s an opportunity for YOU to join a crew sailing across the Atlantic. ...[more]

Polar Circumnavigator Blow - Split Mast Damage By Louise Flanagan, 2:12 PM Fri 5 May 2006
Only days away from Hawaii and what will be his first sight of land in weeks, Adrian Flanagan has suffered a serious blow to his Alpha Global Expedition. ...[more]

Indian Ocean Sailboarder Ahead of Schedule By Raphaëla Le Gouvello Shore Team, 9:01 PM Tue 2 May 2006
At sea now for 20 days and a few hours, Raphaëla Le Gouvello and her sailboard, seeking to cross the Indian Ocean on a surfboard, pushed by steady, strong trade winds, is averaging 62 nautical miles (about 71 statute, or land, miles) a day. ...[more]

Sir Francis Chichester’s Yacht Grounded By Sail-World BBC, 8:11 PM Tue 2 May 2006
Gipsy Moth IV, the yacht Francis Chichester sailed around the world in, lies holed on a coral reef surrounding the largest of the Toumotu atolls, Rangiroa, with tropical storms forecast for the week ahead. ...[more]

Egypt Releases Israeli Yachtsmen By Jerusalem Post/Sail-World Cruising, 7:43 PM Tue 2 May 2006
Jerusalem Post reports that ten Israeli sailors have been released to their two yachts and were making their way northward through the Suez Canal to the Mediterranean Sea and on to Israeli shores on Monday afternoon after being held by Egyptian authorities since Sunday. The yachts were being accompanied by Egyptian naval vessels, traveling at their top speed of seven knots. ...[more]

Kon-Tiki to Sail Again By Rick Vecchio, AP, 10:12 PM Fri 28 Apr 2006
LIMA, Peru - Nearly 60 years after Thor Heyerdahl's Pacific Ocean crossing aboard the balsa raft Kon-Tiki, his grandson and a Norwegian team are in Peru putting final touches on a new vessel to repeat the journey. ...[more]

Katie,18, Sets Off to Sail Round UK By Sail-World Cruising, 2:43 PM Wed 26 Apr 2006
English Teenager Katie Miller is in the fourth day of a circumnavigation of the United Kingdom. There is no record to break, and no time limit she is just another of the world’s sailing adventurers, setting out to do what she loves to do. ...[more]

Around Florida in 19 days - by Sailing Kayak By Warren Richey, 5:59 PM Tue 25 Apr 2006
Travelling 1,200 miles around the Florida coast in a small boat isn't particularly difficult. Thousands of sailors, canoeists, and kayakers have made the trip. But attempt to complete the circumnavigation in 30 days or less in the context of a race, and the journey is suddenly more daunting, even downright dangerous. ...[more]

Margaret Williams tries Solo Round Oz again By Carolyn Tucker, Sunshine Coast Daily, 2:23 PM Mon 24 Apr 2006
She made it from Mooloolaba almost to Albany in Western Australia, but a broken rudder destroyed Margaret Williams attempt to be the first female solo unassisted circumnavigator of Australia. Four months later, she is getting prepared to do it all again ...[more]

Bison Ranchers head for Indonesia’s Pirate Waters By Jim Farrell/Sail-World Cruising, 6:12 AM Fri 21 Apr 2006
Running a bison ranch in Alberta Canada does not, on the face of it, seem a likely preparation for undertaking a world circumnavigation, especially not via the pretty scary North West Passage. ...[more]

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