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Franck Cammas and Groupama announce ambitious sailing season By Groupama sailing team, , 4:55 AM Thu 26 Feb 2015
This is not the year that the skipper of Groupama is going to spend less than 320 days on the water thanks to a programme that includes an Olympic preparation, the America's Cup World Series, the Tour de France à la Voile and the Little America's Cup. ...[more]

World Oceans Day appeals for funds By Alyssa Isakower/Sail-World, 10:04 AM Wed 27 Nov 2013
World Ocean Day has recently launched an online fundraiser to raise funds to make World Oceans Day 2014 an even better opportunity for ocean celebration and action. Last year there were over 600 events held in 70 different countries - help us take this event to the next level! ...[more]

Gigantic iceberg sails north from the Antarctic By Live Science/Sail-World Cruising, 5:41 PM Sat 16 Nov 2013
If you are contemplating ever sailing into the Southern Ocean, there's a new hazard that you might need to look out for. Live Science has reported that, after lingering in its birthing bay for nearly six months, an Antarctic iceberg measuring about 270 square miles, or the size of Singapore, is finally heading out to sea. ...[more]

Sailing and swimming with manatees - Oceans Watch Essay By Roger Reep Professor, Uni of Florida/Sail-World, , 9:26 AM Sat 9 Nov 2013
As a fourth generation Floridian in my seventh decade of living, I am interested in preserving the health of the natural environment for my children and grandchildren. This includes the coastal estuaries that link marine and freshwater environments. Manatees in Florida deal with motorized boat traffic throughout much of their range. Florida has about 2000 miles of complex coastline ...[more]

Two solo sailor Septuagenarians doing oldest/fastest circumnavigations By Sail-World Cruising Round-up, , 3:14 PM Fri 8 Nov 2013
There must be something in the cow's milk in New Zealand the way they breed sailors. Now there is not one, but there are two Kiwi-born septuagenarian solo sailors off to try to break records to see who is the oldest, or the oldest/fastest solo sailor to do a circumnavigation. ...[more]

OceansWatch: cruising sailors give something back in the South Pacific By Sail-World Cruising, , 2:31 PM Fri 1 Nov 2013
OceansWatch, established in 2007 by a group of sailors and environmentalists, saw an opportunity for people who were sailing the world's oceans to give something back to the islanders whose homes and reefs they visited. Since then they have been working to achieve this and this is their latest report: ...[more]

'The Ocean is Broken' - without fish, there can be no birds By Nancy Knudsen, 5:15 AM Wed 23 Oct 2013
I first noticed the lack of birds sailing Turkey's coastline.We were so used to birds when close to any coastline- coming up the Red Sea was a delight. We dropped a line when we needed another fish, found one within minutes. But it was the Pacific that really shocked us, its lack of fish - and, no fish meant no birds. Now a sailor who has just sailed from Australia to Japan tells a similar story ...[more]

Dream building - young Indian sailor in smallest boat circumnavigation By Nancy Knudsen, , 7:11 AM Sat 19 Oct 2013
25-year-old Indian sailor Gaurav Shinde has a dream, a dream to build and sail around the world in the smallest boat ever. He is planning, like other young people before him like Zac Sunderland, Jessica Watson and Laura Dekker, to circumnavigate the globe in (perhaps) 200 days. ...[more]

PlanetSolar reaches Paris after successful ocean study By Sail-World Cruising Round-up, , 9:11 AM Sun 13 Oct 2013
The project began to symbolise the possibilities of solar power for yachts - the first ever circumnavigation of the world using only solar power - but since then the strange 31m yacht with the looks of an alien invader, Turanor PlanetSolar, has found more reasons to exist for the good of the planet - studying the ocean. ...[more]

Monaco Yacht Show goes Green By Marinelink.com/Sail-World Cruising, , 1:08 PM Wed 2 Oct 2013
It might seem ironic, seeing there are so many guzzling superyachts in evidence, but the Monaco Yacht Show has gone Green, aiming at boosting environmental awareness in the world of pleasure craft. ...[more]

Great Pacific Garbage Patch - the real story By Sailors for the Sea - Ocean Watch Essay, , 6:11 AM Sat 7 Sep 2013
No doubt you have heard of the so-called Great Pacific Garbage Patch, and thought goodness, that’s terrible, someone should clean up that island of trash. ...[more]

World's largest solar yacht drops anchor after marine science quest By Planet Solar/Sail-World Cruising, , 11:11 AM Tue 3 Sep 2013
PlanetSolar has dropped anchor in London, thus completing the final stage of the 'DeepWater' scientific expedition After leaving Oostende (Belgium) on August 30, the largest solar boat in the world reached London a day later, thereby bringing the campaign of scientific measurements along the Gulf Stream (PlanetSolar DeepWater) to a close. ...[more]

Sailing dream-turned-nightmare by trekking accident By Jack Binder/Sail-World Cruising, 7:16 AM Sat 31 Aug 2013
At Sail-World Cruising we have often told of the idyllic times that cruising sailors have. However, sometimes things don't go so swimmingly, and it's even worse if you are cruising remotely, away from any kind of help. Here Jack Binder, sailing with his wife Jude on their yacht Banyandah, tells his own tale of their dream-turned nightmare while trekking in remote North West Australia. ...[more]

Boat owners: cover vessels to deter seagulls By PerthNow/Sail-World Cruising, 7:55 AM Sun 25 Aug 2013
It's the nesting season. Sydney boat owners have been issued a plea: cover up your beloved vessels to stop seagulls making nests to raise their chicks. Animal rescue group WIRES have warned that baby seagulls are at risk during this month's breeding season unless owners take action now. ...[more]

North West Passage - ice levels alarming for transiting yachts By Douglas Pohl/Sail-World Cruising, 10:17 AM Mon 19 Aug 2013
The North West Passage, once thought of as an impossible dream for sailors, has been more and more ice free over the last few years, encouraging more and more yachts to adventure. But 2013 is shaping up to be very different, possibly alarming for the boats already there. Here, Captain of the 55ft motor vessel Grey Goose and keen NW Passage correspondent Douglas Pohl tells the story: ...[more]

North West Passage in 33ft Dodo's Delight - gales already By Nancy Knudsen, , 12:30 PM Sat 17 Aug 2013
The North West Passage, now for the last few years comparatively ice free, was first successfully crossed in 1903-06 by Norwegian, Roald Amundsen. However the way is still a great challenge to the cruising sailor. ...[more]

Polish crew to circumnavigate the North Pole in Lady Dana By Sail-World Cruising, 12:26 PM Tue 16 Jul 2013
The 19 ton steel yacht is called Lady Dana, and the Polish team who will sail around the North Pole with her in 2013 - including the North West Passage - know she will be the only female on board. The seven crew are all male and all have an impressive sailing CV. ...[more]

Sailor Jeanne Socrates, world's oldest non-stop female circumnavigator By Nancy Knudsen, 6:34 PM Tue 9 Jul 2013
After many days of frustrating drifting, 70-year-old British sailor Jeanne Socrates has made it home to Victoria in triumph, becoming the oldest woman to single-handedly sail non-stop around the world without outside assistance. ...[more]

Circumnavigating French sailor in 8ft boat rescued in Torres Strait By Des Ryan, 5:55 PM Mon 8 Jul 2013
He set out from French Polynesia to circumnavigate the world in the smallest sailing boat ever, but he only got as far as Torres Strait between New Guinea and Australia's Cape York. ...[more]

Jeanne Socrates - near to victory in Victoria By Sail-World Cruising Round-up, , 7:10 AM Sat 22 Jun 2013
The picture above says it all. 70-year-old Jeanne Socrates, the British sailor who never says 'die', whose boat Nereida has had almost everything aboard broken during her solo sail, is nearing her quest to become, on her third attempt, the oldest woman on earth to complete a solo, non-stop and unassisted circumnavigation of the globe. ...[more]

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