Sailing


The latest

Archive

The story of how three crewmen lived more than a week in the middle of the Pacific in a wrecked sailboat with almost nothing

Blue World Voyages plans to remake the cruise for adventure sports enthusiasts who want more out of their vacation than all-you-can-eat buffets

The new documentary Maiden tells the story of the first all-female sailing team to finish the Whitbread Round the World Race. We talked with the crew's skipper about the historic feat.

Can a relationship survive a grand adventure? That’s a question neither partner thought to ask when She got the bright idea to refit an old sailboat while He was dreaming of life on the range. A he-said-she-said tale of a voyage that somehow managed to avoid the rocks.

If Ryan Levinson fell in the water, there would be no easy way for him to swim to safety. But he decided to live on a sailboat anyway.

Richard Carr, a retired psychologist who had long dreamed of sailing around the world, was in the middle of the Pacific when he started sending frantic messages that said pirates were boarding his boat. Two thousand miles away in Los Angeles, his family woke up to a nightmare: he might be dying alone, and there was almost nothing they could do about it.

What it takes to document one of the world's most treacherous races. Words by Marley Walker.

Lotawana will feature a young unfulfilled male protagonist by the name of Forrest, who lives in his sailboat on a lake in Missouri.

What compels a couple to spend months at sea with their four young children? A burning desire to do something different.

Adventure photographer Jen Edney embedded with the 2017–2018 Volvo Ocean Race, one of sailing's most dangerous competitions.

A glorious and ill-considered expedition to retrace the nearly 300-mile sufferfest endured by colonial badass (and not yet turncoat) Benedict Arnold and his 1,100 brave, starving men. Their aim: to take Quebec City from the British. Ours: to survive.

The first Golden Globe Race, a solo, nonstop, around-the-world sailing event held in 1968, was a mixture of triumph, tragedy, and madness—all chronicled in a classic bestselling book and recent BBC movie. Fifty years later, 17 sailors are once again setting out for the most ambitious—and loneliest—regatta on the planet.

Tami Oldham Ashcraft, the subject of the new Hollywood lost-at-sea film, describes what her 41-day ordeal was like in real life and how the movie compares

The true story of one Antarctica-bound boat and several unexpected crew members

A late autumn day in northern Finland is exactly what you'd think; short, dark, and frigid. Nonetheless, the dedicated captain and his boat, the Sanibonani, set a course for Lapland to explore Lemmenjoki National Park by bike. 

Photographer Dennis Schmeltz spent this past July cruising along the icy fjords of Greenland aboard a Russian sailboat.

Lessons from one of the best sailors to take the helm in this year's 46,000-mile epic

Husband and wife, Josh and Rachel set sail in November 2016 from Ventura, California. After spending 40 hard days doing boat maintenance, their boat Agape was ready for her maiden voyage.

Summer in Croatia from nineteen-year-old filmmaker Nikita Suchanov documents his visit to Zadar, Croatia. As the longest inhabited city in the country, it's rich in history, culture, and activity.

On the other side of the glossy sport are skilled craftsmen who keep the boats afloat. We visited one crowded workshop in the village of Greenport, New York, to see where the magic happens.

In an attempt to avoid the crowds, they took off on their boat Bulan Baru for far-flung Indonesian islands in hopes of finding a lineup filled only with friends and clean lines

Everything you need to know about the upcoming Chicago race

Circumnavigate St. John by sail, then revisit the gems with a paddleboard and a towel

The five things you should know about the tech competing in this great, intense sailing race

Is it legal to auction off an unclaimed 17th-century cannon on the Internet? Or does that make you a pirate?

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.

Everything you need to know about training under tricky circumstances and winning big European mountain races

As each week brings fresh reports of African and Middle Eastern migrants and refugees dying on the Mediterranean in overcrowded boats, a self-made Louisiana millionaire and his Italian wife have taken to the sea to save them.

But sometimes the best way to restore diplomatic relations is a little friendly competition—and plenty of rum

Nine months on the open water racing a 66-foot sailboat around the world is an endurance feat like no other. Here’s how the winning team prepared for the task.

A group of eccentric engineers flocked to a dried-up lakebed in California to race for the championship title of a 117-year-old sport you’ve never heard of

A new catamaran racing circuit for young competitors proves that speed sailing—with all its excitement and danger—is here to stay.

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.

Perth was thrust into the public consciousness recently for being the home base of the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the Indian Ocean. But this city of 1.7 million people with a Mediterranean climate on the remote southwestern corner of Australia has hardly been a secret…

Yes, sun hats are one of the most effective ways to prevent skin cancer. But did you know they can also keep the heat from zapping your energy? During my decade as a raft guide, I found I was much more energetic at the end of the day when I…

Having a child makes you reexamine the adventure lifestyle, especially when you're trapped in a storm at sea with a one-year-old.

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.

See the archive