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British sailor's collision with 120,000 tanker comes to court By Sail-World Cruising, 6:17 AM Sat 12 Oct 2013
Remember these photos? A British sailor whose 2011 collision with the 120,000 tanker Hanne Knutsen was flashed around the world garnering almost a million viewers, not to mention the 100,000 crowd watching from the shore, is currently being prosecuted in Southampton Court. ...[more]

Shipwrecked sailor rescues Jack Russell, forgets wife By Sail-World Cruising Round-up, , 10:44 AM Wed 14 Aug 2013
There are lots of 'maybe's' in the story, but it certainly has the sailing world laughing. A South African sailor has become a mini-celebrity in a way he probably doesn't want, after rescuing his Jack Russell from his stricken sailing boat, but forgetting his wife. (O he went back later for her.) ...[more]

Ouch! rocks at 4ft, draft over 7ft, not a good look at 6 knots By Sail-World Cruising Round-up, 9:10 AM Fri 9 Aug 2013
Ouch! It's a two-year-old Hylas 70, designed by famed yacht designer German Frers, and who knows what she was doing sailing at six knots over a rock four feet below the surface when she draws over seven feet. But the archangels did nothing to help this fibreglass boat - called Archangel - this week when she was sailing in Maine, USA, in Penobscot Bay. ...[more]

Blind Japanese sailor's hopes dashed, rescued from liferaft By Sail-World Cruising round-up, , 7:16 AM Sun 23 Jun 2013
It was a sad end to the voyage for a highly experienced blind sailor when he and his crewmate had to be rescued from their life raft after abandoning their sinking yacht in the Pacific on Friday. While it is not known what caused their 13m yacht Aeolus to be taking on water, sea conditions were very rough at the time of the abandonment. ...[more]

Another 'couldn't cope' rescue - sailor 'too tired' to continue By Lee Mylchreest, 3:29 PM Sun 19 May 2013
Joshua Slocum had no autopilot but slept during his circumnavigation in 1895 by lashing the wheel and setting the sails. In 2006 some friends of ours lost steering altogether then sailed 1400nm by setting the sails. More and more rescues are occurring because many a modern sailor can't cope with the challenges, witness this appalling story, flashed across the sailing world this week: ...[more]

The moment 750,000 people won't forget By Sail-World Cruising Round-up, , 10:24 PM Fri 26 Apr 2013
This is the moment that 750,000 people will never forget and now the British ex-Naval Officer skipper has to stand trial on a maritime negligence charge. It was a yacht crewed by Royal Navy Officers who made this embarrassing mistake in August 2011 (See Sail-World story and video). ...[more]

The voyage that went wrong and more wrong and even more wrong... By Sheldon Gardner, St Augustine/Sail-World round-up, , 7:44 AM Fri 1 Mar 2013
It's rarely when just one thing goes wrong, it's when it all happens together. What was meant to be a voyage of around 50nm in their sailing boat Tavarua, a 1976 Down East yacht, a week ago ended up with two elderly sailors and their dog washed up on a beach - seven days later! ...[more]

Slow boat to America - 30ft Japanese boat arrives Oregon By Lee Mylchreest, , 6:14 PM Sat 9 Feb 2013
It started its journey in March 2011, a victim of the great Japanese Tsunami. No-one knows what happened to its fishermen, but the small boat has been, for the last 23 months, making its slow way across the Pacific. Now the forgotten craft has reached America, washing up on an Oregon beach this week, surviving intact all the way across the world's largest ocean. ...[more]

Captain Calamity - 15 rescues but he doesn't want saving By Sail-World Cruising, , 10:58 AM Sat 26 Jan 2013
At Sail-World we started writing about British catamaran sailor Glen Crawley in 2007, when RNLI members had said they had 'lost count' of the number of times they had rescued him. Then in 2008, after several more rescues, the Newquay harbourmaster imposed a ban on him setting sail alone until he gained a basic competency qualification. Years have passed but the rescues continue. ...[more]

Capsized sailor's life jacket comes to the rescue By TrueLocal/Sail-World Cruising, , 4:15 PM Thu 10 Jan 2013
A Sydney sailor spent more than an hour in the water clinging to his trailer yacht after it capsized on Tuggerah Lake on the Central Coast this week. ...[more]

What shall we do with a drunken sailor early in the morning? By Des Ryan, , 9:56 AM Wed 9 Jan 2013
It was 'early in the morning' when officials were wondering 'What shall we do with a drunken sailor?' He was so drunk he allowed his 28ft sailing boat to go ashore on a surfing beach (at least he missed the rocks). Then when authorities approached he was too drunk to get off the boat and collapsed into unconsciousness. He had to be lifted off the boat. ...[more]

Argentinian tall ship set free by International Tribunal By Des Ryan, , 9:51 AM Tue 18 Dec 2012
Tall ships of today are known to have adventurous lives, but not many of them are held hostage in a foreign country along with all their crew and students. Argentinian tall ship Libertad has just been freed after two months held hostage by Ghana. ...[more]

Argentinian tall ship held hostage by Ghana By Des Ryan, 3:11 PM Tue 27 Nov 2012
They didn't do anything as dramatic as nail a paper to the mast, but it had the same effect. Paul Singer, American hedge fund manager, succeeded in a move to get some hope of having a $1.3 billion debt from Argentina repaid. He had a Ghanian court take hostage the 100m ARA Libertad ('Liberty'), Argentina's tall ship, when it was silly enough to stay in the one place for too long. ...[more]

Lovelorn Turkish sailor to be sent home after seven month quest By Lee Mylchreest, 7:15 AM Sat 24 Nov 2012
He didn't even reach the shore. A Turkish sailor was so obsessed with a British woman he met in Cyprus back in 2005 that he sailed his 16ft boat Ninova from Bodrum in Turkey, trying to find his love whom he believed was in Plymouth. Immigration officers intercepted his boat in the English Channel. ...[more]

Dolphins' 'mistake' leads to emergency rescue By Nancy Knudsen, , 6:18 AM Sun 18 Nov 2012
Getting eye contact with a dolphin must be one of life's great experiences, but the truth is out - dolphins are not like cats - they can, and might, make a mistake when playing around your sailing boat. A school of dolphins made a mistake this week when keeping pace with a sailing boat off the west coast of Ireland, colliding with, and badly damaging, the boat's rudder. ...[more]

Another breaching whale lands on boat off South Africa By Lee Mylchreest, 3:36 PM Wed 7 Nov 2012
Apart from not sailing during the migration season, an underwater collision with a whale is one of those unavoidable incidents that any sailor dreads; but a whale that breaches on top of your boat is too terrible to imagine. This is the second such incident to occur in South Africa in as many years. ...[more]

British sail-trainers on trial over injury/dramatic rescue of novices By Sail-World Cruising round-up, 7:48 AM Tue 23 Oct 2012
Many a sail-training organisation across the world will be sobered by events in Britain this week. A trial has started for two British sail-trainers over a May 2011 storm and the dramatic rescue of paying novices, after a MAIB investigation identified failings in the trainers and the organisation. ...[more]

Rescuer of drifting catamaran demands 200,000 dollar salvage By Sail-World Cruising round-up, , 5:07 PM Fri 12 Oct 2012
It is an age-old law of the sea that if you find a drifting boat and bring it to shore, you can claim salvage rights. However, an America's Cup racing crew whose catamaran drifted to sea the other night got the shock of their lives when the 'hero' who rescued their boat from some rocks was not satisfied with their gratefulness - he wants $200,000. ...[more]

Rescuer of drifting catamaran demands 200,000 dollar salvage By Sail-World Cruising round-up, 11:36 AM Fri 12 Oct 2012
It is an age-old law of the sea that if you find a drifting boat and bring it to shore, you can claim salvage rights. However, an America's Cup racing crew whose catamaran drifted to sea the other night got the shock of their lives when the 'hero' who rescued their boat from some rocks was not satisfied with their gratefulness - he wants $200,000. ...[more]

British accuse French sailor of dangerous sailing - arrest warrant out By Morbihan/Sail-World Cruising, 6:42 PM Mon 8 Oct 2012
One of the world's most famous French sailors has been accused of dangerous sailing, having transited the wrong way in a 'separation zone' in the Strait of Pas-de-Calais. According to the British media, the British courts have issued an arrest warrant against Mark Guillemot, veteran French ocean racing sailor. ...[more]

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