Lessons from one of the best sailors to take the helm in this year's 46,000-mile epic
Everything you need to know about the upcoming Chicago race
The rules: Pilot a boat 750 miles from Port Townsend, Washington, to Ketchikan, Alaska—no motors allowed. The prize: $10,000 nailed to a piece of wood. The result: Seven capsizings, four lifesaving Big Macs, one dramatic coast guard rescue, and a cast of oddball adventurers who reclaimed the salty heart of ocean racing.
But sometimes the best way to restore diplomatic relations is a little friendly competition—and plenty of rum
In October, 12 women will compete in one of the world's oldest male-dominated sports. The race? A 38,000-mile monster through pirate-infested waters and rough seas.
The arrival of outboard motors brought about the disappearance of the Polynesian-style sailing canoe some 40 years ago. Then French expat Stephan Lambert re-introduced a fiberglass version of the small, nimble watercraft being produced in Hawaii.
Larry Ellison’s bid to convert America’s Cup sailing into a high-risk action sport was labeled a disaster before the first race. But it still might work.
What would it be like to spend your childhood at sea, growing up in a sailboat as your family hopped from one continent to another? Somira Sao intends to find out.
Stiv Wilson finds a lost skiff 1,500 miles off the coast of Japan
Matt Rutherford has fought off drunken fishermen, lost his favorite books, and sailed 24,000 miles alone in his attempt to become the first man to circumnavigate the Americas solo. After nine months at sea, he’s still not sure who will be around to greet him when he docks.
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