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Was Albert Einstein a Lousy Sailor ?

The first word that comes to mind when thinking of Albert Einstein is probably not “sailor.”  Nevertheless, Einstein enjoyed sailing and appears to have done at least some of his most important work while on sailing vacations.  A friend described … Continue reading

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The Return of the Bureaucrats – Laura Dekker Strikes the Dutch Flag

Laura Dekker’s sailboat, Guppy, now flies a New Zealand flag from her stern.  Laura has struck the Dutch colors as the bureaucrats who tried and initially succeeded in stopping her solo voyage have returned to pester her and her family once more. They … Continue reading

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Five Sailors Saved by Cruise Ship Norwegian Gem in Coast Guard AMVER Rescue

On Saturday morning, the 39′ sailboat, Sanctuary, in heavy weather 256 miles northeast of Bermuda, was hit by several breaking waves, lost power and began slowly taking on water. The crew of five, four men and one woman, called for help.   The US Coast Guard … Continue reading

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An 80′ Mast, a 65′ Bridge and Boat Balls

What does it take to get a sailboat with an 80′ tall mast beneath a bridge with a 65′ vertical clearance? It takes balls. Boat balls, which is to say, two heavy bags each filled with a ton of water, … Continue reading

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Breaching Southern Right Whale Crushes Sailboat

Update:  South African authorities are investigating whether the whale was harassed before breaching. A breaching Southern Right Whale landed on top of a ten meter long sail boat off the coast of South Africa on Sunday.   The remarkable photos below were shot by a passenger … Continue reading

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Abby Sunderland Update, Photo of “Wild Eyes”

Rough weather is reported to be delaying  the French fishing boat that is on its way to rescue Abby Sunderland.   Her sailboat, Wild Eyes, has been dismasted but has not lost its keel as was earlier reported.   A … Continue reading

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