For sailboat designer Charley Morgan, life's still a breeze | Tampa Bay Times: "Charley Morgan, who calls himself "the ancient mariner," felt like a kid again. Eighty-five candles will grace his next birthday cake, but when he noticed the palm trees swaying beyond the window, he marched outside to look at Boca Ciega Bay. Standing on his dock, he saw Blue Cloud prancing at the end of a rope like a rambunctious colt wanting to leap the corral fence."Let's go sailing," Morgan said." (read more at link above) Nautor's Swan: "08 September 2014: 93 SWANS PREPARE FOR FLIGHT IN PORTO CERVO - Teams from 21 different nations make up the 93-boat fleet, and today the hundreds of sailors were making final preparations at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) for the racing which begins on Tuesday."--Rolex Swan Cup
Sailing by the stars in the Cook Islands | Travel | theguardian.com: "... The ocean’s rhythms must have lulled me to sleep, for when I wake Captain Patai is navigating the vaka through choppy waves and into the narrow passageway in Aitutaki’s fringing reef. A swirling collage of aquamarine, turquoise and cream greets us. These days, of course, people fly from all over the world to discover this paradise. But to arrive here by sea, powered by the elements and guided by the stars … there is no better way to do it."
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Charlotte Observer Smooth sailing Charlotte Observer Neal Roberts, left, and his son Brandon Roberts, 19, both of Winston-Salem, sail a Flying Scott sail boat Sunday on Lake Norman, taking advantage of ...