Sydney to Hobart Race

Last week, one of the world’s most infamous regattas has crossed the finish line yet once again. The Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race usually offers some some real excitement when it comes to rough sea conditions and heavy winds. Over the years, this race has earned a reputation for causing some detrimental damage to sailors and their […]

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Nordkapp To Stockholm…..

…… in an inflatable 13′ catamaran. That all adds up to approx. 1350 NM and 45 days. I like that every day he ends with setting up camp and sleeping ashore. This might be the only way I could be talked into this…………on second thought, no, I could never be talked into this. Check out […]

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Vendee Globe Week 5

We are trying to keep up with the predominantly French sailboat race, the Vendee Globe Challenge 2012-2013. This is truly the only regatta that is harder than the Volvo Ocean Race. Twenty racers began the race and only thirteen remain. Take a minute to catch up on the latest action as sailors try and race […]

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The Greatest Sea Story Ever Told

The story of Earnest Shackleton, his 27 men, and the almost 2 year journey they had to endure in Antarctica is truly the most amazing maritime story ever told. Incredible real life footage can be credited to the on board cameraman Frank Hurley, from Australia. Take 30 minutes to watch this 3-part story, as Kevin Spacey narrates this […]

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Clipper Around the World Race

It’s a Volvo Ocean Race for amateurs. Anyone can compete. You can race the whole way-round or just do a leg or two……or three, pretty cool. The new boats (the 70 foot version) for the following years race are arriving as I type. Check out the documentary as shown on the Discovery channel following the […]

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Solo Around the World, Non-Stop!

The Vendee Globe Challenge 2012-2013 is underway. The race actually started just over 2 days ago from Le Sables D’olonne, France. Catch the replay of the start here……… The race has 20 competitors 19 men and one brave woman, 15 SAMANTHA DAVIES Aboard – Savéol 19 BERTRAND DE BROC Aboard – Votre Nom Autour du Monde avec EDM […]

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Allures 45 Yacht

Is  this boat truly the ‘all in one’ blue water cruiser? The boat seems well equiped. The cabin seems spacious and well lit. It has a shoal draft and centerboard. …..and it aluminum! Well, we like it.  Tell us what you think.

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Surfs Up!

The Clipper Around the World Race is my latest discovery (although I am sure most of you already know of this). This is essentially a Volvo Ocean Race for amateurs of all shapes and sizes. It seems the boats are all one design and fully rigged and equipped to handle the challenges of the open […]

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V.O.R. Take a Final Look….

A documentary highlighting the best footage from the 2011-2012 Volvo Ocean Race. This one deserves to be in your sailing vid archives. Take one last 1 hour trip with these boats and their crew. The race started in Alicante, Spain in October 2011 and concluded, around the world, in Galway, Ireland in July 2012. The teams sailed some […]

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