The best yachtsman on the planet is 15 years old!

October 30, 2019       The best yachtsman on the planet is 15 years old!       In the framework of the annual World Sailing conference, held in Bermuda, a solemn ceremony of presenting prizes to the best yachtsman and the best yachtsman in the world in 2019 took place. The 15-year-old Italian Marco Gradoni was recognized as the best yachtsman – and this is a real sensation. Never before has a prize established by World Sailing and Rolex been awarded to such a Read more

The best sailor on the planet – 15 years!

In the framework of the annual conference of the World Sailing held in Bermuda, took place the solemn ceremony of awarding prizes to the best yachtsman and yachtswoman of the best in the world 2019. The best sailor is recognized – and this is a real sensation – 15-year-old Italian Marco Gradoni. Never before has the prize, established by the World Sailing and Rolex – are not getting such a young athlete. However, the award has found the hero completely Read more

Around the world – at 77 years old!

Today       Around the world – at 77 years old!       Last Saturday evening in Victoria (this is in the far west of Canada, near Vancouver) returned, completing a round-the-world odyssey on the 11.5-meter yacht Nereida, a resident of this city, 77-year-old Jeanne Socrates. Now Socrates is the oldest among all who have circumnavigated alone, non-stop and without any outside help. In some stories dedicated to the finish of Socrates, it is claimed that she improved the record of 71-year-old Japanese Minori Read more

Around the world in 77 years!

In the evening on Saturday in Victoria (it’s on the far West of Canada, next to Vancouver) returned, completing a round-the-world Odyssey by 11.5-meter yacht Nereida, a resident of this city 77-year-old Jeanne Socrates. Now Socrates – the oldest among all, who made the world alone, nonstop and without any assistance. In some subjects, dedicated to the finish of Socrates, it is argued that it improved the record of the 71-year-old Japanese Minori Sato. Only that is a mistake. In Read more

Twenty-One Years Like Eric Tabarley Fails

June 12, 2019       Twenty-One Years Like Eric Tabarley Fails       On the night of June 12/13, 1998, the famous yachtsman Eric Tabarly didn’t — in the Irish Sea, he was hit by a geek from the board of his beloved Pen Duick; can wash off the board, no place on the yacht at all. Amazingly, just a year earlier in the same Irish Sea, he won the Fasntet Race aboard Aquitaine Innovations. Less than a month before his death, he celebrated Read more

Twenty-one years, when he died, Eric Tabarli

In the night from 12 to 13 June 1998, there was a famous yachtsman Eric Tabarli in the Irish sea, he was hit by the boom aboard his beloved Pen Duick, however, he never wore no safety belts, no life jackets, claiming that someone can wash away from the Board, do not place on a yacht. Amazingly, only a year earlier in the Irish sea, he won the race Fasntet Race aboard Aquitaine Innovations. Less than a month before his Read more

The first in 48 years Swan 48

May 24, 2019       The first in 48 years Swan 48       Once, in 1971, the Swan 48, which had just appeared at that time, created a splash at an exhibition in London. But since then, the company Nautor's Swan "higher and higher sought flight of their birds", completely forgetting about the yachts less than 50 feet in length (if you do not take into account the ClubSwan series boats). And now – the legend returns. Of course, in a completely new Read more

Eight and a half years later

January 4, 2019       Eight and a half years later       Last Wednesday, a pilot of a small plane, flying a few miles from Kangaroo Island (which is on the southern coast of Australia), saw an inverted yacht at sea. On the case, in many places densely covered with shells, was nevertheless well visible a large painted eye. Which allowed the boat to quickly identify. It was a 40-foot Wild Eyes yacht, on which, eight and a half years ago (!), American Read more

At 76 years old – around the world!

February 26, 2019       At 76 years old – around the world!       Britannia Jeanne Socrates is 76 years old, but she is one of those whom old age certainly will not be at home. After all, its goal is to become the oldest yachtsman in the world, who has made a world tour alone and non-stop! Launch on her 11.5-meter yacht Nereida (2009 release), Mrs. Socrates took October 3 last year in the city of Victoria in the far west of Read more

Day to day – after 50 years

April 24, 2019       Day to day – after 50 years       On April 22, 1969, this man immortalized his name in the history of sailing, being the first in the world to go round the globe alone without stopping. In honor of the 50th anniversary of this event, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston arrived April 20, 2019 in Falmouth on his yacht Suhaili. The next morning, Sir Robin visited the exhibition, which opened in the National Maritime Museum of Falmouth, which presents previously Read more