Greg Fawcett shared this photo of his 37 foot Beneteau Aquila, taken by his daughter Courtney at Bell Harbor Marina while in Seattle for a winter night out on the town.
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In stark contrast to the modern flying machines of the America’s Cup, the 2018 Golden Globe Race is all about stepping back in time to the world of sailing in 1968. The rules hark to the original Sunday Times Golden Globe Race 50 years ago, with the goal of an adventure without modern technologies like satellite based navigation and communication. And competitors are restricted to sailing in heavily built production boats 32 to 36 feet in length, designed prior to 1988. The recent announcement of a race to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the book The Long Way by Bernard Moitessier (his account of the 1968 race) is also a flashback, but in a different way. The French-American sailor Guy Bernardin is spear heading this round-the-world race called the Longue Route 2018. It seems less formal and less driven by rules, with the goal of capturing sailors interested in the spirit of Moitessier‘s philosophy of finding the freedom and serenity of being alone at sea. Both races have generated excitement and will be fun to follow with 2018 becoming the year for retro sailing.
The yacht, Jedi 1, was on passage from South Africa to New Zealand when it dismasted. The three South African crew were rescued by the Royal Australian Navy. ...On March 23, 2017 / By Tatja Hopman
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) reported that the COSPAS-SARSAT system contributed to more than 300 successful rescues in America last year. COSPAS-SARSAT is the international satellite ...On March 23, 2017 / By Tatja Hopman
The Marion Bermuda Race is the only U.S. East Coast offshore race which features a Celestial Navigation Classification with appropriate time credits. It is the only one that ...On March 23, 2017 / By Tatja Hopman
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Thank you to all those who responded to the last survey question: Would you consider a fuel cell for your boat? 48% of the respondents like the idea of a fuel cell. Of the 52% that would not consider one for their boat, 54% see cost as the major obstacle, 25% worry about availability of refills and 21% are not convinced of their efficiency.
Najad is introducing the two all new N395 AC and N395 CC. The yachts are designed in a joint venture by Najad, Farr Yacht Design – acknowledged as ...On February 16, 2017 / By Tatja Hopman
This boat does not fit in the cruising category but it is original, innovative and just odd enough that it warrants a mention. The new Nuva MS6, presented ...On October 27, 2016 / By Tatja Hopman
The American sailors CharlieEnright and Mark Towill have already completed one lap around the world by leading a team to the finish of the last Volvo Ocean Race ...On March 23, 2017 / By Tatja Hopman
A one-of-a-kind ship with a special mission is now fueled with 20 percent biodiesel as it begins a voyage from New England to Florida, then on to Cuba ...On March 9, 2017 / By Tatja Hopman