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Sailing Around the Globe, Part 2 — Clipper Round the World Race

Yesterday, we posted about signing aboard as trainee crew on the square rigged barque Picton Castle, to sail all or part of the way around the world. But what if you want to sail in a globe girdling ocean race instead of … Continue reading

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Two US Sailors Rescued Nine Times in Seven Months — “Catastrophe Waiting to Happen”

Two American sailors, Bob Weise and Steve Shapiro, both 71, have been attempting to sail across the Atlantic from Norway to Maine in a 40′ gaff rigged sloop named Nora. They began the attempt last July and it has not … Continue reading

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Clipper Round the World Race Starts

Today, the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race began from St Katherine’s Docks, London.  Twelve teams are competing in the world’s longest ocean race of 40,000 nautical miles.  While the captains of the twelve boats are all professionals, the 700 crew members … Continue reading

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Clipper Round the World Fleet Arrives in New York Harbor, Unofficially

The ten boat fleet of the Clipper Round the World Race will officially and formally arrive in New York harbor on Sunday, June 3rd to coincide with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.  As Sir Robin Knox-Johnston sails the Suhaili, the 32ft yacht on which he became … Continue reading

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Colin de Mowbray – Falklands Veteran and Round-the-World Yacht Race Organizer

Lieutenant-Commander Colin de Mowbray Lieutenant-Commander Colin de Mowbray , who died on July 11 aged 65, was a helicopter pilot and veteran of the Falklands war; in retirement he sailed on, and organised, round-the-world yacht races.

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