Global Solo Challenge

Volkan aspiring to be the first solo round-the-world Turkish sailor with Black Betty – In search of sponsors

1/27/2023 – by Alper Günoral – Global Solo Challenge – Volkan Kaan Yemlihaoğlu is an energetic soul with a friendly smile and a love for the sea. He began sailing as a child in Yalova, a Northwestern Turkish city on the Marmara Sea. He competed in optimist and laser races until high school and went on to take part in keelboat races. Then he went to Vienna for high school which put on pause his fondness for the sea. After his return to Turkey after high school, he went to college and continued with his lifelong passion: sailing races. He […]

Boat Life

BOATING WEEK IN THE U.S. AND AROUND THE WORLD

Cover photo: USA – 1/8/2023 – Looking to get into lobster fishing? You’ll need deep pockets. – CBC | USA – 1/7/2023 – A Swedish Company Launches An Electric Boat That Uses Hydrofoils To Fly Over The Water | CNN-News18 LIVE USA / France – 1/7/2023 – CES 2023: ‘Tesla of the sea’ electric hydrofoil boats are making waves in Vegas. – euronews.next Ireland – 1/7/2023 – Celebrating Conor O’Brien’s pioneering voyage around the World 100 years on. – Afloat.ie USA – 12/20/2022 – These Luxury Hotel Brands Are Bringing the Resort Experience to the High Seas. – AFAR | […]

Boating

222.4 km/hour – Wind powered world land speed record broken by Emirates Team New Zealand

Lake Gairdner, Australia – 12/12/2022 – Emirates Team New Zealand and Land speed pilot Glenn Ashby have sailed ‘Horonuku’, their wind-powered land speed world record craft, faster than any previous records. ‘Horonuku’ named by Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei meaning ‘gliding swiftly across the land’ did exactly that and was clocked at 222.4km/h in 22 knots of windspeed on Lake Gairdner in South Australia. Pilot Glenn Ashby was clearly happy with the run but also tempered with the knowledge that Horonuku can go much faster. “The team and I are obviously buzzing to have sailed Horonuku at a speed faster than anyone […]

SailGP Season 3

Great Britain suffers disappointing first day ruined by ‘three terrible starts’, Ainslie says

Great Britain – 7/30/2022 – by Miranda Blazeby, SailGP Digital Editor – Home favorites Great Britain ‘need a good day tomorrow’ after a disappointing first day of racing in Plymouth ruined by ‘terrible starts’, driver Ben Ainslie has said. The Brits struggled off the start line amongst a congested fleet in all three fleet races and were pushed to the back of the pack amid jostling competition. Speaking about the team’s performance, driver Ainslie said: “It wasn’t a great day – we’ve made life really hard for ourselves with our starts, which were terrible.” He added that the team would be […]

Sailing

Lisa Blair set to break record for circumnavigation of Antarctica – One more sleep until finish line

Albany Harbour, Australia – 5/27/2022 – By Lisa Blair – Blog Day 92 – OMG, I have just had the most intense and exciting 48 hours and there is so much to share with you all. Day 91 was going to be my last full day at sea, and I still had over 150 nm left to sail in the morning. 5/23/2022 USA EDT – by Lisa Blair – From her blog post | Blog Day 90Latitude 38 29.09SLongitude 113 52 45EBarometer 991Air Temp 13cLIVE TRACKER Hi All, I honestly can’t believe that I have now spent 90 days at […]

SailGP

Get ready for SailGP 3.0 this weekend

Cover photo: Bermuda – 5/8/2022 – Canada SailGP team in action during a practice session ahead of Bermuda SailGP presented by Hamilton Princess, Season 3. Photo by Simon Bruty. | SailGP expanded Season 3 opens with the Bermuda Sail Grand Prix presented by Hamilton Princess, May 14-15 More Speed. More Adrenaline. More Rivalries. More Impact. Bermuda – 5/8/2022 – SailGP Season 3 launches on May 14-15 and is back bigger and bolder, with an expanded season, new national teams, innovative tech, world-class athletes, and even more impact. All of which will guarantee high speeds, fierce rivalries, and some breath-taking action […]

Global Solo Challenge

Women who marked the history of offshore sailing

Global Solo Challange – 3/21/2022 – by Helena De La GandaraIt – It may not be very common to see women accepting – or having the opportunity to accept – challenges such as that of sailing single-handed around the world non-stop, but more and more are following in the footsteps of some brave female sailors who broke all sorts of barriers. Ocean sailing accounts for many great sailors who for one reason or another have earned a place in history. However, it is striking how few female seafarers embark on such great adventures and, in most cases, their little visibility. […]

Racing

Rolex Big Boat Series to Race Under ORC Rating Rule in 2022

San Francisco, California – 1/4/2022 – This year when handicap fleets line up to compete in the Rolex Big Boat Series on September 15, 2022, they will be racing under rating rules established by the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) rather than the Offshore Rating Rule (ORR). The four-day regatta, hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, California, has been racing under ORR since 2014; now in 2022, the handicap divisions will be split according to ORC rules and ORC certificates will be required to compete. “The mission statement of St. Francis Yacht Club is to serve as the […]

Canada

Antonia and Georgia Lewin-Lafrance post the best Canadian performance ever at the 2021 49er fx world championships in sailing

Kingston, Canada – 11/21/2021 – Sisters Antonia and Georgia Lewin-LaFrance from Chester, N.S., took the 6th spot in overall and final standings at the 2021 49er FX Sailing World Championships held from Tuesday to Sunday in Oman, posting the best Canadian performance ever at this competition that has been held since 2013. On Sunday, Antonia and Georgia Lewin-LaFrance became the first Canadians ever to qualify for the medal race of the 49er FX Sailing World Championships, which features the teams that rank among the top 10 following the first 15 preliminary races, after coming up with two first-place and three […]

Racing

Australia crowned ROCKWOOL Denmark Sail Grand Prix champions and celebrate successive Season 2 event wins

Cover photo: Australia SailGP Team spray champagne as they celebrate their win in the final race on Race Day 2 at Aarhus, Denmark. Photo and copyright by Ian Roman for SailGP. … Aarhus, Denmark – 8/21/2021 – by SailGP – Australia has extended its lead at the top of the SailGP Season Championship with victory in the ROCKWOOL Denmark Sail Grand Prix. Having won the previous event in Great Britain, Tom Slingsby’s team headed to Aarhus leading the overall rankings, and beating Japan and the Brits in the winner-takes-all Final saw the Aussies move two points clear of Ben Ainslie’s […]