Discover a Water Sport

This should be the summer you become a swimmer, a paddler or a sailor — it’s easier than you think.

#boats-and-boating, #content-type-service, #kayaks, #lakes, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sailboats-and-sailing, #swimming, #travel-and-vacations, #water

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Peter Warner, 90, Seafarer Who Discovered Shipwrecked Boys, Dies

That story, which has sometimes been called a real-life “Lord of the Flies,” was just one episode in a life filled with adventure.

#australia, #deaths-obituaries, #fishing-commercial, #rescues, #sailboats-and-sailing, #sydney-to-hobart-yacht-race, #tonga, #warner-peter-1931-2021

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America’s Cup: Team New Zealand Beats Luna Rossa to Retain Trophy

A syndicate representing the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron won sailing’s biggest prize for the second time in a row.

#americas-cup, #burling-peter-1991, #emirates-team-new-zealand, #luna-rossa-challenge, #sailboats-and-sailing, #spithill-james

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America’s Cup Helicopters Are Right Out of an Action Movie

High-tech racing boats and low-flying helicopters bring close-quarters drama to sailing’s biggest races. But staying out of the way is harder than it looks.

#americas-cup, #emirates-team-new-zealand, #helicopters, #luna-rossa-challenge, #new-zealand, #sailboats-and-sailing, #television

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America’s Cup: New Zealand and Italy Each Score a Win on First Day

An easy victory in the first leg by Emirates Team New Zealand stoked fears of a blowout, but Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli’s strong start in the second leg allowed it to tie things up.

#americas-cup, #emirates-team-new-zealand, #luna-rossa-challenge, #sailboats-and-sailing

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America’s Cup: The Resurrection of American Magic

A dramatic crash left a hole in the hull of a high-tech America’s Cup yacht. A round-the-clock repair effort has brought the boat back from the dead.

#americas-cup, #american-magic-new-york-yacht-club, #hutchinson-terry, #luna-rossa-challenge, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #new-zealand, #sailboats-and-sailing, #united-states

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Vendée Globe Sailing Race Reaches a Tight Finish

The boat that crossed the finish line third in the Vendée Globe ended up as the winner. Its skipper was credited with time lost while rescuing another sailor.

#boats-and-boating, #cape-horn, #france, #oceans-and-seas, #rescues, #sailboats-and-sailing, #thomson-alex-1974, #vendee-globe-challenge

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Olympic Athlete Speaks of Assault and Breaks a Bigger Silence in Greece

Sofia Bekatorou, a sailing champion, said she was sexually assaulted by a top sports official, prompting an outpouring of support in a country where the issue has long been ignored.

#metoo-movement, #adamopoulos-aristeidis, #bekatorou-sofia, #greece, #olympic-games, #sailboats-and-sailing, #sex-crimes, #women-and-girls

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Tim Severin, Seafarer Who Replicated Explorers’ Journeys, Dies at 80

He and his crew sailed from Ireland to Newfoundland in a 36-foot boat like the one a sixth-century monk is believed to have used to cross the Atlantic.

#books-and-literature, #deaths-obituaries, #exploration-and-explorers, #sailboats-and-sailing, #severin-tim

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Rival Rescues Racer in Vendée Globe Sailing Race

A large wave cracked a racer’s boat in two nearly a thousand miles at sea. His only hope was a rival in the Vendée Globe round-the-world sailing race.

#rescues, #sailboats-and-sailing, #vendee-globe-challenge

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Ghost Ships

My sister was my other half until we tacked in different directions, making our own life choices.

#boats-and-boating, #families-and-family-life, #sailboats-and-sailing, #skiing

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This Couple Is Sailing Around the World — Against Each Other

Sam Davies and Romain Attanasio have long supported each other in yacht races. Now, they are both in the Vendée Globe, a four-month race around the world.

#attanasio-romain, #content-type-personal-profile, #davies-samantha-1974, #france, #sailboats-and-sailing, #vendee-globe-challenge

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Rough Play or Bad Intentions? Orca Encounters Off Iberia Baffle Experts

Nobody knows why the marine mammals have been ramming boats in waters from Gibraltar to Galicia, Spain, in recent months. Some vessels were so badly damaged that they had to be towed to port.

#galicia-spain, #sailboats-and-sailing, #spain, #whales-and-whaling

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Ever Further Below the Decks With ‘Below Deck’

Bravo’s hit reality franchise offers a window into the world of yachts and yachties, as “Below Deck Mediterranean” grows in popularity.

#bravo, #computers-and-the-internet, #nbcuniversal, #sailboats-and-sailing, #television

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With Flights Banned, Son Sails Solo Across Atlantic to Reach Father, 90

An Argentine man stuck in Portugal because of the virus travels for 85 days the only way he could: in a small boat.

#argentina, #boats-and-boating, #cape-verde, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #juan-manuel-ballestero, #men-and-boys, #sailboats-and-sailing

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The Seas as the Ultimate Coronavirus Isolation? Not. So. Fast.

Folks who live on boats face off with land they can’t set foot on, staring down logistical hurdles, ethical issues and social media harshness.

#boats-and-boating, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #luxury-goods-and-services, #quarantines, #sailboats-and-sailing, #social-media, #travel-and-vacations

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Moored in a Fragile Paradise

Hundreds of boaters stuck in the Caribbean have converged on the U.S. Virgin Islands, but there are fears that their safe haven comes at a cost for residents.

#boats-and-boating, #bryan-albert-v, #caribbean-area, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #islands, #sailboats-and-sailing, #virgin-islands-us, #waste-materials-and-disposal

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