The History of Sailboats

The earliest boats recorded, and their sails were made from animal hides and reeds (papyrus). The Egyptians improved the sail efficiency by being the first to use woven cloth. The first crude “boats” were rafts made from logs or reeds bound together. The Egyptians and their neighbours, the Phoenicians, started with these crude boats in […]

The America Cup

The first event was the idea of a group of New York businessmen who, in 1851, sailed the schooner America to England and beat all contestants in a race around the Isle of Wight for a prize of 10BP. In 1851 America beat Queen Victoria’s yacht to take the Cup. The famous reply came when […]

Oldest Yacht clubs of Europe

Yachting is a sport enjoyed by many people all over the world. Some Clubs were established many years ago, the oldest started in 1720! (Other old clubs have disputed this). This is the Royal Cork Yacht Club which is now situated at Crosshaven, County Cork, Ireland. Royal Cork Yacht Club Cork week is a large […]

Tragic Death of Young Researcher

Earlier this month the sailing world has suffered a sad loss through the death of Sara King, a young British eco-activist. The catamaran which she was on started taking in water in bad weather just off the east coast of South Africa when she drowned. A Research Expedition Gone Wrong In June, King left the […]

June Presented Kiel Week

During June, it was time again for the sailing event considered to be the largest in the world. Kiel week turned a 125-years old this June and had about 4 000 participants descending onto the German city from about 60 countries. This is followed by a crowd of about 3 million spectators. A Bit of History […]

Best Sailing Spots for Newbies

When going on your first sailing adventure it can be daunting and you might have questions regarding where is the safest routes, the best weather and harbours which are properly equipped, while still in search for great scenery too. Therefore we bring you five sailing destinations which will bring you comfort and fun, being the […]

Atlantic Cup 2020 Welcomed Back

Being the only professional sailing race in the US which is dedicated to Class 40, the news of its return in 2020 for a seventh edition is welcomed all over in the world of sailing. The Longest Offshore Race in the West Atlantic Manuka Sports Event Management made it public that the offshore race currently […]

Young Israeli Sailor Makes History

European Championship From 18 – 25 May the Laser Youth Europeans 4.7 was held in Hyères on the Mediterranean coast of France. In this event, there were 400 young sailors registered from 50 countries. Since the event was created in November 2013, it had never had such a large number of entries. Of these 400 […]

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