Articles Tagged ‘sailing’

Solar Powered Mega-Yacht Breaking Records All Over The Place

Solar Powered Mega-Yacht Breaking Records All Over The Place June 13, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Here are the numbers: Cost: $16.7 million Length: 31 metres Width: 15 metres Number of solar cells: 38,000 Surface area of solar cells: 537 square metres Weight: 60 tonnes Max sailing speed: 15 mph (15 knots) Longest it can sail without direct sunlight: 3 days/3 nights Image: Reinhard_Schuldt/Flickr The...

You’re Never Too Old to Sail Across the Ocean on a Raft

You’re Never Too Old to Sail Across the Ocean on a Raft January 20, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Remember the controversy that started when 16-year old Abby Sunderland attempted to sail solo around the world, but got caught in a sudden storm and nearly died? Despite her brother Zac completing the same mission at just a year older than her, and although 16-year old Jessica Watson went on to steal...

Drunken British ‘Sailor’ Braves The Open Seas to Visit a Friend

Drunken British ‘Sailor’ Braves The Open Seas to Visit a Friend September 1, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Drunk people have a habit of making unwise decisions. In the most recent case of a bizarre, alcohol-impaired judgment call, 20-year old British tourist Zirian Kamarin Tahiri attempted to row the 40-mile distance between the Spanish islands of Minorca and Majorca on a small Zodiac boat stolen from a marina....

Cancer Survivor Sails the High Seas

Cancer Survivor Sails the High Seas May 26, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
After a horrific year battling cancer at the age of 43, one woman decided to celebrate her newly established health…but for a cause. Dennise Shepherd, of the United Kingdom, will participate in a sailing challenge to raiseĀ  donations and awareness for breast cancer. On June 19th, four nominated...