Record in 81 years!

In late February we reported about the record of 81-year-old Australian bill Hatfield: he became the oldest yachtsman who committed a single non-stop round the world voyage under sail. However, officially such records are not recorded. But, it turns out, this achievement was not limited. Yesterday, the Council on world records of sailing ships (World Sailing Speed Record Council, WSSRC) has ratified a purely sporting achievement Hatfield: he toured around the world from East to West – against the prevailing Read more

Around the world in 81 years!

81-year-old Australian bill Hatfield became the oldest yachtsman who committed a single non-stop round the world voyage under sail. The previous record from September of last year belonged to residents of Canada the British woman Jeanne Socrates, who, we recall, has completed the circumnavigation when she was 77 years old. In his native Donegal, where Hatfield 8 June last year took the start on the boat L’eau Commotion with a length of 38 feet (11.6 meters), it returned on Saturday. Read more

Two years were not in vain

December 26, 2019       Two years were not in vain       In St. Petersburg, in a wonderful friendly atmosphere, the reporting and election meeting of the Russian SB20 Class Association was held. Not only Petersburgers came to the meeting, but also several crews from Moscow, which was especially nice. The ability to make such events more popular is an indicator of the crew’s interest and involvement in the life of the Association. And the ongoing work is not in vain. As part Read more

Two years were not in vain

In Saint-Petersburg in a lovely friendly atmosphere held the report-election meeting of the Russian Association of class SB20. The meeting came not only Petersburgers, but also some crews from Moscow, which was especially nice. The ability to make such events more mass – an indicator of interest and involvement of the crew in the life of the Association. And the work was not in vain. In the framework of the meeting Ivan Gromov reported on the done work, success in Read more

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