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Sailor completes first ever Indian solo non-stop circumnavigation By Nancy Knudsen, 6:23 AM Mon 8 Apr 2013
Abhilash Tomy, his day job being as a Lieutenant Commander in the Indian Navy, on Saturday became the first Indian sailor to circumnavigate the earth in a sailing boat, solo, non-stop and unassisted. It wasn't meant to be a race, but he officially finished just 24 hours after Chinese sailor Gau Chuan completed his own similar solo world journey to become the first Chinese to achieve such a feat. ...[more]

Guo Chuan completes first Chinese non-stop solo world sail By Nancy Knudsen, , 7:05 AM Sat 6 Apr 2013
Circumnavigation, 18 Nov 2013-5 Apr,2014, lasts 137day20hour1min57sec. With this briefest possible entry in his Twitter account, Chinese sailor Guo Chuan announced that he had become the first Chinese sailor in history to complete a non-stop unassisted solo circumnavigation of the earth. ...[more]

Circumnavigation of Bermuda in an Optimist - a first! By Colin Thompson, Royal Gazette/Sail-World, 9:35 AM Tue 19 Mar 2013
The sailor was Welsh, the island was British, the location was off the coast of North America. Tom Herbert-Evans carved his name in local sailing history this week when he became the first sailor to circumnavigate the Island of Bermuda in a 7'6' dinghy. It might have been only local historians who are interested, but you can't help admiring his pluck and fortitude when you read the story. ...[more]

79-year-old sets out on solo circumnavigation By Sail-World Cruising Round-up, 5:40 AM Wed 13 Mar 2013
They're getting older and older - solo circumnavigators that is. Now that the rush of ever-younger would-be solo circumnavigators seems to be over, it's the turn of the over 70's. With 70-year-old British sailor Jeanne Socrates half way through her unassisted non-stop solo circumnavigation, now a 79-year-old New Zealander has joined the quest, but with a stop or two. ...[more]

Richard Mayon-White - across the Atlantic solo on a Mini Transat By Sail-World Cruising Round-up, 7:04 AM Tue 12 Mar 2013
He has rowed across the Atlantic to raise money for cancer, cycled across the Pyrenees and now he is to sail solo across the Atlantic. Many people have done that, you say, but British adventurer Richard Mayon-White is going to do it solo in a 6.5m boat. ...[more]

A new sailing challenge soon - over the Pole By John Vidal, Guardian/Sail-World Cruising, , 10:55 AM Tue 5 Mar 2013
Soon there is likely to be a new sailing challenge for the adventure-minded sailor. 'Soon' is, of course, relative. If calculations are correct by two university researchers, ships will be able to sail directly over the pole by the middle of the century and that means yachts as well. ...[more]

And now, the documentary: Laura Dekker's solo around-world sail. By Nancy Knudsen, 9:53 AM Mon 4 Mar 2013
And now, the documentary. Brooklyn-based filmmaker Jillian Schlesinger is producing and directing a documentary called 'Maidentrip', the story of solo sailor Laura Dekker's record-breaking sail around the world. Its world premiere is to take place on March 10 during the 2013 SXSW Film Festival, in Austin, Texas. ...[more]

India's first solo sailing circumnavigator on the home run By Nancy Knudsen, 12:42 PM Wed 27 Feb 2013
There's almost nothing that can stop him now. Lt Commander Abilhash Tomy, Indian Navy, in his 56 foot sloop Mhadei, has passed south of the Cape of Good Hope and entered his home ocean. So all the perilous southerly capes have been passed and the way home is clear. ...[more]

Alluring Northwest Passage - the transit tally so far By Sail-World Cruising round-up, 10:07 AM Tue 26 Feb 2013
The most adventurous challenge for the cruising sailor is the Northwest Passage. Not so impossible as to be foolhardy, not so easy as to be a cinch, and the most alluring in terms of the rarely seen natural world - the ice floes, the life at the floe edge, the polar bears, the seals, the life of the Inuit. It has still only been negotiated by 135 vessels since recorded transits began ...[more]

Pete Goss sails kayak around Tasmania By Stuart Elford/Sail-World Cruising, 8:33 AM Mon 18 Feb 2013
Pete Goss and Andy Warrender have completed their epic 800nm circumnavigation of Tasmania by sea kayak after 50 days of adventure, sailing when they could and paddling when they couldn't, in a trip which saw a variety of weather and a wealth of wildlife. ...[more]

Italian sailor set to break American record NYC to SFO By Barbara Sanicola/Sail-World Cruising, , 12:29 PM Fri 15 Feb 2013
Almost nothing can stop him now. An Italian sailor is on his way to break the record for the fastest monohull to sail from New York to San Francisco via the Horn. It's not an easy route, as one sails round the Horn the 'wrong way', and it has a long history, so it will be a sweet victory. ...[more]

Shackleton Epic 2013 - Alexandra Shackleton nears historic feat By Kim McKay, South Georgia Island , 6:42 AM Sat 2 Feb 2013
Now into their ninth day at sea, the Alexandra Shackleton is within 180 miles of reaching South Georgia Island and achieving the first goal in the Shackleton Epic historic re-enactment, but the boat is tracking slightly off course and needs to correct its position within the next 36-48 hours to make its landing at King Haakon Bay. ...[more]

In the Wake of Shackleton - so far so good By Lee Mylchreest, 8:30 AM Wed 30 Jan 2013
To honour his remarkable 800 nautical mile voyage across the Southern Ocean, Ernest Shackleton's feat is being recreated. Australian Tim Jarvis is leading the expedition in the Alexandra Shackleton, a purpose-built, exact replica of Shackleton’s 22.5-foot (6.9m) lifeboat, James Caird across the same stretch of open ocean and then attempt to cross the rugged peaks of South Georgia, as they did. ...[more]

Goss in sailing kayak round Tasmania - Going tough but half way there By Stuart Elford/Sail-World Cruising, 6:11 AM Fri 25 Jan 2013
British sailing legend Pete Goss and his mate Andy Warrender have gone overboard in a dramatic incident that could have spelled the end of their journey, but they have rounded the Southern Capes of Tasmania that mark the halfway point in their 1500 km circumnavigation of the Australian island state by sailing kayak ...[more]

Maserati almost becalmed at Cape Horn By Nancy Knudsen, 6:29 AM Wed 23 Jan 2013
The yacht attempting to become the fastest ever sailing boat to sail from New York to San Francisco - a route that includes the usually dreaded Cape Horn - was almost becalmed as they approached the Horn. ...[more]

Young Endeavour: 25-year celebration and you are invited! By Young Endeavour, 3:30 PM Tue 22 Jan 2013
The Young Endeavour Youth Scheme, a not for profit organisation giving young Australians an inspirational experience at sea aboard sail training ship Young Endeavour, is celebrating its 25th birthday. ...[more]

UK Sailmakers gives Yassine a new mast for 150nm Laser sail record By Nancy Knudsen, 11:33 AM Thu 17 Jan 2013
In December we ran a story about how a young Moroccan sailor was in Thailand training to sail a 150nm course in a tiny Laser to break the world record. His problem was, his mast was broken and he couldn't afford a new one. Now, thanks to our Asia Editor Guy Nowell and UK Sailmakers Hong Kong representative, Barry Hayes, who read the story, things are looking up for Yassine Darkaoui. ...[more]

UK Sailmakers gives Yassine a new mast for 150nm Laser sail record By Nancy Knudsen, 9:55 AM Wed 16 Jan 2013
In December we ran a story about how a young Moroccan sailor was in Thailand training to sail a 150nm course in a tiny Laser to break the world record. His problem was, his mast was broken and he couldn't afford a new one. Now, thanks to our Asia Editor Guy Nowell and UK Sailmakers Hong Kong representative, Barry Hayes, who read the story, things are looking up for Yassine Darkaoui. ...[more]

Solo sailor Jeanne Socrates rounds Cape Horn 'in glassy seas' By Nancy Knudsen, , 7:15 AM Wed 9 Jan 2013
This week, in the dark of almost midnight, Jeanne Socrates, 70-year-old solo sailor extraordinaire, successfully rounded Cape Horn in her 38ft yacht Nereida and changed course to begin her crossing of the South Atlantic, at the very end of Day 78 of her third attempt at a nonstop, unassisted, solo circumnavigation. ...[more]

Looking back to 2012's sailing adventurers By Nancy Knudsen, , 10:34 AM Tue 1 Jan 2013
Two words that come to mind when you think of sailing are 'freedom' and 'adventure'. Just stepping onto the boat can give you a sense of both, but in 2012 there were those who took their adventure seriously. Here's a round-up of the most adventurous non-racing sailors of the year, some of whom were attempting to be the 'first', some trying for speed records, others just sailed for the love of it ...[more]

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