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1 hr ago |

Barbara Veneri - Sea Notes: Great Scotts sailing 'round the world

Editor's Note: This is part one of a two-part update on the travels of Travis and Joanne Scott. Armchair sailors, get out your atlases.


4 hrs ago | Wirral Globe

Wirral sailor's inspirational journey for cancer charity

A WIRRAL sailor who has survived cancer took part in a five-day yachting adventure to raise funds for a charity helping young people recovering from the disease. Alex Ibrahim was among 12 people aged 18 to 24 who took part in the inspirational trip for the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust.


8 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

As many as 750 migrants feared dead in five Mediterranean shipwrecks

As many as 500 migrants are believed to have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea last week when their boat was allegedly rammed by human traffickers in an incident described by the International Organization for Migration as "mass murder." Actress Angelina Jolie, a United Nations special envoy, listens to military officers in Valletta, Malta, describe efforts to rescue migrants at sea.


11 hrs ago | Herald Gazette

Albert M. Rogers

Albert McLoon Rogers passed from this life Sept. 10, 2014. Born in Rockland, May 17, 1929, he was known by his family nickname of "Mac."


15 hrs ago | CNN

Arctic sailing: Will ocean racers follow Franklin?

The route would see ocean racers start in New York before tracking north to Greenland, across the Northwest Passage, around Alaska and down to Victoria. The Northwest Passage has been in the news as Canadian authorities announced the discovery of a wreck from Sir John Franklin's Arctic voyage of 1845.


16 hrs ago | Daily Echo

Sailing star Natasha set for boat show

NATASHA Lambert was due to sail into the PSP Southampton Boat Show at 11.30am today on her specially designed yacht Miss Isle Too which will be on display at berth M134 until Sunday. The 17-year-old award-winning sailor, who has cerebral palsy and is confined to a wheelchair, used the yacht to complete the Sea and Summit Challenge which saw her single-handedly sail 440 miles and climb Pen y Fan, the tallest peak in south Wales, raising A 11,000 for charity last month.


17 hrs ago | Daily Echo

University unveils cutting-edge catamaran

BOAT lovers were given a glimpse into the future of inshore racing as Southampton Solent University showed off their new Solent Whisper catamaran at the PSP Southampton Boat Show . Hampshire yachtsman and Southampton Solent University graduate Geoff Holt MBE, known for becoming the first quadriplegic sailor to sail the Atlantic, unveiled the boat.


21 hrs ago |

RNLI set to commemorate centenary of dramatic sea rescue

THE RNLI is preparing to commemorate the centenary of one of the most remarkable rescues in its history, which took place when a ship was wrecked off Whitby in 1914. A spokeswoman for the charity said that on October 30, 1914, the hospital ship HMHS Rohilla was sailing from Leith to Belgium to pick up wounded soldiers from the front when she ran aground under the cliffs at Saltwick Bay near Whitby.


Sun Sep 14, 2014

Marin Independent Journal

Michelle Slade on sailing in Marin: Young cancer survivor an honorary ...

Rhett Krawitt, 6, of Corte Madera, poses with his sailing crew aboard "Gammon" in Sausalito. Krawitt, who started first grade this fall, is a leukemia survivor and will serve as the honorary skipper for the Leukemia Cup Regatta this weekend.


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Falmouth Packet

This week in the harbour, 100 years ago.

The magnificent four-masted German barque Goldbek bound from Tacoma to London with a cargo of timber was captured off the Isles of Scilly by a British cruiser. A prize crew was placed onboard and the vessel was brought to Falmouth harbour.


The Day

For Mystic Seaport president, Morgan tour was 'culmination of years of work and dreams'

The Charles W. Morgan passes throught the Mystic River Drawbridge on May 17 as it begins the first leg of its 38th voyage. Crowds packed Mystic River Park and lined the banks of the river and the Noank shoreline that day, cheering the ship and Mystic Seaport.


Tropical rain, shipwrecks and record heat

Tropical rain, shipwrecks and record heat top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history . From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on September 14. 1867 - The wood schooner, 2-mast Wellington , while carrying 14,000 bushels of wheat, drove onto Skillagallee Reef in a gale in Lake Michigan and broke up while bound Chicago for Goderich.



Sailing To Greenwich

The Dutch Barquentine sailing ship "Thalassa" sails past Canary Wharf on its way to Greenwich to join the "Parade of Sail" down the river and out to sea, that concludes the 5 day Tall Ships Festival in London, England. BLURRED ON YOUR SCREEN? Click on the link below for a cleaner and larger view.



Final voyage?

There are whispers the Sea Lion may make a final voyage to Virginia, where it will be restored and possibly kept there for good. According to Jack Dean, who is a member of the National Maritime Historical Society and a member of the Sea Lion project, there has been talks with an organization in Virginia that is interested in restoring the famed ship.


Sat Sep 13, 2014

Asbury Park Press

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Coast Guard Rescues Family from Sinking Boat near Port Mansfield

The Coast Guard and Good Samaritans rescued a child and four adults from their sinking sailboat 12 miles off Port Mansfield, Texas, Friday. At approximately 10 p.m., watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi Command Center received a distress call from the sailboat 12 miles offshore and 38 miles North of South Padre Island.


Team New Zealand second in Turkey

Two wins and two thirds were enough for Team New Zealand to retain second place on the penultimate day of the latest Extreme Sailing Series regatta in Turkey on Sunday. In fact they edged a point closer to leaders The Wave, Muscat with just two points separating them after a frantic day in Istanbul featuring nine races.


The Maryland Gazette

Severn Sailing Association wins inaugural interclub challenge

Annapolis Yacht Club Commodore Rod Jabin speaks at a ceremony to commission a new race committee boat and re-commission its existing one. Jabin oversaw the ceremony to introduce the club's new Steiger Craft 25-footer Mist, which was named Mist in honor of Gaither Scott.


The Mercury

Gypsy's sails of a century

Wooden boat Gypsy, owned and sailed by Steve Knight, has been in the family for 95 years. Picture: John Redeker The 36-foot gaff-rigged yawl is a living, working museum piece and owner Steve Knight could not be more proud of her.


Milwaukee Courier Online

United Way Campaign Sets Sail Sept. 3 from Discovery World

On Tuesday, September 3rd, several individuals whose lives have been transformed by United Way-funded programs shared their amazing stories of success during United Way of Greater Milwaukee's 2014 Community Campaign Kickoff . More than 400 business professionals, city officials, and community partners were on hand as United Way announced its 2014 Community Campaign Goal.