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A new Titanic? US and Canada prepare for worst as luxury Arctic cruise sets sail
Coast guard officials are training for catastrophe as melting sea ice opens up Northwest Passage allowing liner to cruise with 1,700 from Alaska to New York

On 13 April, coast guard officials from the US and Canada will trai Environment news, comment and

Northwest Passage Now Open to Cruise Ships
A 68,000 ton cruise ship will soon embark on a voyage through the fabled and perilous route. Discovery News - Earth News
FMV Cup 2016 - MEXORC Regatta - Wrap up + Videos
It was week of intense activity in Puerto Vallarta, boats from different places of US and Mexico gathered Sail-World.com USA Latest News
Sailors 'catastrophe waiting to happen'
Two transatlantic yachtsmen who have called out rescue teams nine times in seven months are a "catastrophe waiting to happen" and should "leave UK waters". BBC News | News Front Page | U
Solo Antarctic Explorer Dies Just Short of Goal
Even before the 55-year-old former army officer made the agonizing call, his journey was full of harrowing moments. Discovery News - Top Stories
The Coxless Crew complete 9,200 mile rowing voyage across Pacific, in pictures
In pics: Female adventurers complete 9,200 mile rowing voyage UK news, breaking UK news, lat
Abu Dhabi uses world stage to inspire young UAE sailors
Moves to draw a new generation of young Emiratis into sailing and steer the UAE's brightest young talent towards the top level are being boosted by the 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi this week. ISAF News
English Channel Crossing Record Confirmed
The World Sailing Speed Record Council has ratified the establishment of a new Cowes (GBR) to Dinard (FRA) outright record. The 105-ft trimaran Lending Club, sailed by Renaud La Planche (USA/FRA), Ryan Breymaier (USA), and a crew
Sailing for Novices Often Begins With Invitations to Crew
Spencer Raggio's affair with sailing began on Boston Harbor aboard a sloop he chartered with a girlfriend late one August afternoon. There was some breeze early. A four-hour sail turned into seven hours. They passed sunset and
Rio Mayor: Olympic sailing venues, won't be clean
There’s something rotten off the coast of Rio and unfortunately for those participating in next year’s Olympic sailing events, they’ll likely have to compete in it. Rio’s Mayor Eduardo Paes confirmed to Brazil’s SporTV that Guanab
Robert Scheidt and Bruno Prada lead Star Sailors League Finals
Nassau, Bahamas (December 3, 2014) – Conditions were near-perfect for the opening day of the Star Sailors League Finals – a north-easterly breeze of 15 knots and a flattish sea – for the 20-boat fleet of the world’s best sailors.
Cargo Ship Is First to Solo the Northwest Passage
Another Arctic milestone was reached this week when a cargo ship fortified against ice completed a solo trip through the hazardous Northwest Passage. The MV Nunavik, owned by shipping firm Fednav and built in Japan, left Canada
cancer sufferer embarks on inspirational sailing trip
A young cancer sufferer from Treharris took part in an inspirational sailing trip with the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust. Thomas Harman, 11, joined the voyage along with 16 other youngsters between the age of eight of 18 who are in
Canoe & Climate Shed Light on Polynesian Sailing Technology
Two new studies published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shed light on how Polynesian seafarers colonized the islands of the Pacific Ocean. Lead author Dilys Amanda Johns of the University of Auckland descr
Bart’s Bash sets the new Guinness World Record
Bart’s Bash, the global sailing race organized by the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation which took place on 21st September, has set the new Guinness World Record for the Largest Sailing Race (24 hours). While the Bart’s Bash t
Sailing: Kiwi crews in line for gold
Two New Zealand crews are in pole position to defend their titles at the world sailing championships in Santander, Spain. Top performances from Peter Burling and Blair Tuke saw them extend their lead in the men's skiff, while Jo A
Researchers want to attach cheap sensors to sailboats and other vessels to collect data on the impact of climate change on the world's oceans.
The ocean is vast—so huge that scientists struggle to collect adequate amounts of data on its health, even with the aid of satellites, autonomous robots, and networked buoys. Now scientists are proposing a simple solution to t
Arctic ambition: The race to sail Northwest Passage heats up
The trip costs $20,000 to $150,000. For the money, you get a month crossing the world's final ocean frontier. In 2016, 900 passengers will board a cruise liner named the Crystal Serenity for the largest expedition through the
Scarlet Runner circumnavigated the globe
The proud owner Rob Date reports that in the early hours of Tuesday morning Scarlet Runner a Reichel Pugh 52 will arrive in Sydney completing a circumnavigation of the world. She was last in Sydney for the 2013 Sydney to Southport
Extreme Sailing Series - J.P. Morgan BAR on the podium
started out as a good day to be building an Ark, with torrential rain and not much wind, but the breeze built and by the final race the teams had to reduce sail. It all came down to this final double-points race in the breeze, and
Future sailing stars compete off Portland
Potential future sailing stars are showing their skills off the coast of Dorset this week. The Cadet class World Championships are being held at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy. It's attracted some of the best y
Sailing: Duo bidding for six world titles
ALEXANDRA Rickham and Niki Birrell will aim to win a sixth straight world title when they line up at the IFDS Disabled Sailing Combined World Champ-ionships, which start tomorrow in Halifax, Canada. The Paralympic bronze medal
Sevenstar Round Britain-Ireland Race Musandam-Oman Sail- new record
Sidney Gavignet and the crew of Musandam-Oman Sail, a MOD70 Trimaran crossed the finish line of the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race off the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes at 12.42.36 BST on Thursday 14th August 2014 wit
Couple's week-long sailing trip turns into 16-year round-the-world voyage
When Clive and Jane Green set sail from Wales, their intended destination was Spain, a relatively short hop over the Atlantic. Sixteen years later however, and they have only just returned home, having turned their experimental se
World's largest solar-powered boat docks in London
The giant PlanetSolar catamaran, Türanor, the world's largest solar-powered boat, is on the last leg of the first ever attempt to circumnavigate the globe simply by harnessing the power of the sun Environment news, comment and
GB rowers' world championship form bodes well for Rio 2016 Olympics
British Rowing targeted four medals at the world championships in South Korea, yet six of eight crews have made it into their respective finals this weekend. The impressive performances reflect the growing strength of Britain's te
Clermont looks to capitalize on growing sport with rowing complex
Hoping to propel a sport more popular in the Northeast, the Orlando Area Rowing Society three years ago launched a program to teach middle-schoolers how to row. Boats full of children quickly began to pick up oars and hit the wate
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