People often ask what the biggest boat is they can operate. Well, did you know that you can actually operate a 100′ sailboat by yourself – if you rig it the right way? World-record holder François Gabart operated the 100-foot Trimaran MACIF by himself. However, it’s not easy and you have to be experienced and
Laura Dekker Do you know that girls as young as 16 years old have sailed around the world all alone? 16-year old Laura Dekker from the Netherlands is the youngest person ever to circumnavigate the world solo after Jessica Watson of Australia did it just before her 17th birthday. Dekker was 16 and 123 days.
The ideal wind speed for sailing is between 8-12 knots The easiest wind to maneuver small and mid-sized boats is between 8-12 knots, while still being able to reach good speeds. Anything between 5-8 knots is ideal for beginners that are trying to learn to sail. Anything under 5 knots gets tediously slow. The average
The Star-class fleet of the 2012 Olympic Games competing in Weymouth. Sailing has been a part of all modern Olympic games, except for the 1904 Summer Games, which were held in Louisiana. This makes it one of the longest-running Olympic disciplines around. So if people ask you: ‘is sailing a sport?’, simply answer with: ‘the
Explore the BVI by boat on Cuan Law and discover untouched tropical paradises! Did you know that there are thousands of beautiful small islands that are generally considered unavailable to tourists? No flights or cruises are going there. The only way to reach these unspoiled lands is by boat or helicopter. From exotic species and
Cuan Law can reach speeds of up to 14 knots! The average sailboat cruises at about 4-6 knots, (4-7 mph or 7-11 km/h) and has a top speed of 9 knots (10 mph or 17 km/h). It’s just not that fast. That isn’t to say there aren’t any quick boats: they can be incredibly fast.
Whether you’re well-traveled and used to packing for trips to all corners of the globe or you’re about to take your first out-of-country flight, knowing what to pack (and how) can be essential to actually enjoy your trip! Now, we’re not too sure about trips around the globe, or where you specifically are coming from,
Trade Winds The term “trade winds” originally derive from the early fourteenth century late Middle English word “trade,” meaning “path” or “track.” The captain of a sailing ship seeks a course along which the winds can be expected to blow in the direction of travel. During the Age of Sail, the pattern of prevailing winds
Happy world sleep day! We all know the increasing benefits of a good night’s sleep, but most of us still struggle to get it! Why? Well most of us just have too much on our minds in the minutes before we go to bed. The National Sleep Foundation recommends these 3 tips to improve the
Lunch is Served! Every day a delicious lunch is served buffet style. Today’s highlight is a self-serve sandwich buffet. It starts with your choice of French baguettes, or sliced breads from the local bakery. Add from a variety of cold-cuts, and selection of cheeses. Next comes the sliced veggie tray with traditional tomatoes and lettuce,