09 January 2014

Sailing Around the World Alone, Laura Dekker, age 14 (video)


Why a 14-Year-Old Girl Decided to Sail Around the World Alone - Sam Price-Waldman - The Atlantic: "In 2010, 14-year-old Laura Dekker took to the seas in her sailboat, Guppy, on a quest to become the youngest person to sail around the world alone. Maidentrip, a forthcoming feature-length documentary, follows Dekker on her voyage, told largely through footage that Dekker shot while at sea. Far from her family and without a support team, Dekker goes where the wind takes her. In an exclusive excerpt of the film above, Dekker sails from French Polynesia to Australia...."

Sailing Catamarans and Trimarans – History of Multihulls Part 1
YachtPals.com News
As we saw in Sailing Boats Through the Ages, the big problem with sailing boats is that they operate on the boundary between air and water, using the water to support the weight and the wind (movement of the air relative to the water) to provide the ...

Team SCA adds two more women to the crew for Volvo Ocean Race
My Sailing
Both sailors come with a strong pedigree and join a growing squad of internationalsailing champions. Team SCA crew to date includes Carolijn Brouwer (NED); Sam Davies, Abby Ehler, and Annie Lush (GBR), and Liz Wardley, Sophie Ciszek and Stacey ...

First Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation ambassadors named
Practical Boat Owner Magazine
Olympians Paul Goodison, Stevie Morrison and Bryony Shaw have been named as the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation's first official Ambassadors. The trio competed alongside Andrew, who was nicknamed 'Bart', as members of Team GB at the Beijing ...

Sailing club "flabbergasted" after raising £20k for charity - thanks to Ben ...
Bournemouth Echo
The Salterns Sailing Club in Lymington has been raising money for Children in Need over several months. But the campaign's coordinator thinks that the chance of the private lesson with Olympian Ben Ainslie played a part in their raising a record ...

Exe SC are sailing towards a bright future
Midweek Herald
The rise of youth sailing was significant, notably with those joining the adult sailors on Wednesday evenings and James Nicholson winning the Two Rivers Junior Series. He was then able to assure the members that hard work and attention to detail had ...

Sailing: Ben Ainslie is planning to bring the America's cup back to Britain
Express.co.uk
Sailing: Ben Ainslie is planning to bring the America's cup back to Britain. BEN AINSLIE has the money and is now gathering the men and women to launch an America's Cup team in British colours. By: TIim Gow. Published: Thu, January 9, 2014. Tweet.

San Pedro Junior Sailing Club dominates at the Bird's Isle Regatta ...
By Janelle Cowo
San Pedro Junior Sailing Club member Jerdon Anderson took first place out of 32 sailorsin the Bird's Isle Regatta.
The San Pedro Sun | The Island Newspaper

Sir Ben Ainslie leads British assault on 2014 Extreme Sailing series ...
Sir Ben Ainslie will head a three-pronged British assault as part of a triple America's Cup attack on the 2014 Extreme Sailing series. He continues to line up his ...
www.independent.co.uk/.../sir-ben-ainslie-leads-british-assault-...

Black Jack to compete at Sail Paradise on the Gold Coast
My Sailing
Having claimed an impressive fourth place across the line in the recent Rolex Sydney Hobart Race, Peter Harburg has set Southport Yacht Club's Sail Paradise regatta as the next challenge for his Volvo 70, Black Jack. The series, which will be contested ...

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