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37-year-old Teacher sets world record rowing solo across the Atlantic Ocean

Reuters:

A high school science teacher from Cincinnati, Ohio, has rowed solo across the Atlantic Ocean, setting a record for a west-to-east crossing.

Bryce Carlson arrived at St. Mary’s in the Isles of Scilly, off England’s southwestern tip, late Saturday — 38 days, six hours and 49 minutes after setting out from St. John’s, Newfoundland.

 

The final leg of the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race is underway

This is it. The final 700 nautical mile sprint to the finish in The Hague. This will determine the overall winner of the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 is underway.

Follow the Volvo Ocean Race:

General boat prep check list for long distance voyaging on a small boat

Prudent seamanship and routine checks and maintenance prevent issues, catch issues before they become big problems, and will limit breakages on voyages.

Top tips for cruising sailing

  • Stay Afloat
  • Stay Manoeuvrable
  • Keep the Rig Up
  • Keep Functional Sails
  • Keep Crew Fed and Watered

Applies to short and long distance cruising.

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston bid farewell to his parents and began an incredible 312 day journey

50 years ago today, on June 14, 1968, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston bid farewell to his parents and began an incredible 312 day journey which cemented him in the history books as the winner of the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race, making him the first person to sail solo, non-stop around the world.

He completed his solo circumnavigation on 22 April 1969.

Watch: Sailing along Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

From Patagonia:

“The Earth is a source of life, it’s not a resource.”

Kiko Matthews will attempt to row across the Atlantic solo and unsupported

Wonderful story. This is already a victory for Kiko and the medical staff that saved her life.

Learn more about Kiko Matthews and her efforts to raise funds for King’s College Hospital where she received life saving care. Her site includes a live GPS tracker where we’ll all be able to follow her progress on her world record attempt.

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