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Ex-Spanish king at 79 becomes world sailing champion

Montr - Former Spanish king Juan Carlos at 79 has been named world sailing champion along with his crew during the classic six competition in Vancouver that also included American Dennis Conner.

Thousands flock to Le Havre for tall ships parade

Le Havre - Tens of thousands of people lined the quays of the French port of Le Havre on Sunday to see some of the world's oldest and most majestic sailing ships glide past on the city's 500th anniversary.

Hawaiian canoe comes home after epic round-the-world odyssey

Los Angeles - A traditional double-hulled canoe has returned to Hawaii after concluding a three-year epic journey around the globe, the first trip of its kind by such a boat.

Homeless Poles hoist sails for around-the-world trip

Varsovia - Residents of a homeless shelter in Warsaw can already feel the wind in their sails as they work on the imposing steel hull of a majestic schooner, which they aim to take around the globe.

Rio police blow up suspect package near marathon course

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian security forces blew up a "suspect package" near the Rio women's marathon course on Sunday, organisers said.Around 12.40pm (1540GMT) an explosion was heard close to the Marina da Gloria Olympic sailing venue.

Olympic sailors to get garbage-free waters - maybe, official says

Rio De Janeiro - Trash-free water at the Rio Olympics is not guaranteed but sailing competitors can at least expect a "fair" tournament, a top official said Wednesday.

Spanish Olympic team members robbed at gunpoint in Rio

Rio De Janeiro - Three members of Spain's Olympic sailing team were robbed at gunpoint in a popular tourist area of Rio de Janeiro, where the Summer Games will start in less than three months, officials said Saturday.

Racers found, left dead German drifting in yacht: Organisers

Manila - Sailors on a round-the-world race found and left a dead German whose body was discovered on a yacht adrift off the southern Philippines, event organisers said.

'Tropical disease' doctor to monitor Rio Olympic sailors

Rio De Janeiro - A tropical disease specialist will monitor sailors competing in Rio's polluted waters ahead of the 2016 Olympics, a top official said Friday, adding he was also worried about boats hitting garbage.

Ocean-going spiders can sail like tiny boats to reach land

When Charles Darwin made his famous voyage on the HMS Beagle, he found spiders "ballooning" across the ocean, fluttering through the air onto the ship's sails. Since then, many a sailor has noticed this as well.

A year before Olympics, protesters decry filthy Rio bay

Rio De Janeiro - Dozens of demonstrators gathered at Rio de Janeiro's heavily polluted Guanabara Bay, demanding that officials clean it up before it is used as a 2016 Olympic sailing venue.Amid whistles of disapproval and shouts of "shame!

Replica of French general's historic US independence ship sails again

La Rochelle - A replica of the 18th century ship that took a French general on his voyage to become a hero of the American war of independence set sail again Saturday, cheered off by thousands of well-wishers and President Francois Hollande.

Ainslie making progress on America's Cup team for Britain

Ben Ainslie is making good progress on putting together an 80 million pounds ($130 million) British challenge for the next America's Cup, the four-times Olympic champion said on Thursday.

Sailing-Belcher to skipper Australian America's Cup challenge

Olympic sailing champion Mathew Belcher has been named skipper of America's Cup challenger Team Australia.

Sailing-Ainslie sets British course for America's Cup

Sailing legend Ben Ainslie has his sights on a British victory at the next America's Cup but is keeping his skills sharp and putting some new crew members to the test at the start of this year's Ex...

Oracle Team USA to train with Cup challenger in Sydney

Oracle Team USA will have their first proper look at America's Cup challenger Team Australia when training starts in Sydney Harbour next month.

Review: 'All is Lost' is no more than a man in a boat

Robert Redford's latest starring role movie, “All is Lost,” is an adventure story that begins with the end of the adventure and which quickly finds Redford in survival mode. The movie was released on DVD and Blu-Ray Feb. 11.

Skipper Spithill to bid for America's Cup treble

Australian Jimmy Spithill will bid for a third successive America's Cup at the helm of Oracle Team USA after turning down offers from foreign challengers.

Photo Essay: Boating along the River Thames Special

Henley On Thames - Possibly one of the most picturesque and quaint parts of the River Thames is the stretch between Henley-on-Thames and Marlow.

Slate magazine hosts Schooner America sailing event on the Hudson Special

New York - Setting out on a beautiful late spring evening, Slate magazine's commercial team hosted its 2nd annual Hudson River sailing event.

7-year sailing odyssey ends in tragedy just 500-km from finish

Edmund Cabot, 69, who had spent the past seven summers in a transatlantic voyage, was knocked off his boat by a rogue wave on Saturday, just 500 kilometers from the end of his journey.

Inside the Sydney International Boat Show 2012 Special

Sydney - Digital Journal attended the 45th Sydney International Boat Show. If you didn’t manage to get to the boat show this year, then you can see some of the things you missed out on here.

Sydney International Boat Show 2012 — Live webcast Special

Sydney - The 45th Sydney International Boat Show will run from 2-6 August 2012. It takes place at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre & Cockle Bay Marina, Darling Harbour.

Olympics over for drink-and-drive South Korean sailing coach

Weymouth - Coach Lee Jae-cheol has been sent back home by the South Korean Sailing Federation after he was stopped by U.K. police for drunk driving.

Found: Missing Dutch teen who wanted to sail the world

Dutch media are reporting that police on the Caribbean island of St.Maarten have found Dekker who disappeared from her father's home last Friday leaving her boat "Guppy" behind.

Dutch sailor, 14 year old girl goes missing

Netherlands -- After being denied by district court to sail solo around the world and subsequently assigned to supervised care of child services, Laura Dekker, a 14 year old teen sailor, has gone missing.

Iran Releases Detained British Sailors

Five British sailors detained by Iran after drifting into Iranian waters have been released by the Revolutionary Guard and are safely on their way to Dubai.

British Sailors Detained by Iran

After straying into Iranian waters, five British sailors were seized by the Iranian security forces and are now being detained by the Iranian government.

Teenage Solo Sailor Under Care of Dutch Authorities

A court in the Netherlands has ordered that a 13-year-old girl planning to sail solo around the world be placed in state care whilst her capacity to make the two-year journey is assessed by a child psychologist.

Filipino adventurers set sail in a 4-year epic

Leo Oracion, who most believed to be the first Filipino to summit Mt. Everest, and Nestor Emata, will lead a team of eight others in an ambitious four-year adventure on a replica sea vessel around Asia and hopefully unto the African continent.
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Yachts sail towards the historic Old City of Dubrovnik
Yachts sail towards the historic Old City of Dubrovnik
Tall Ships  an event hosted by Redpath Sugar brought beautiful sailing vessels to Toronto s Lake Ont...
Tall Ships, an event hosted by Redpath Sugar brought beautiful sailing vessels to Toronto's Lake Ontario.
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Some of the more modestly priced boats if your budget only stretches to a few thousand dollars.
Some of the more modestly priced boats if your budget only stretches to a few thousand dollars.
This linyphiid spider sails by raising its front legs.
This linyphiid spider sails by raising its front legs.
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Tectona: length 80ft  beam 18.5ft  draught 10.9ft  guest berths 12
Tectona: length 80ft, beam 18.5ft, draught 10.9ft, guest berths 12
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The Sydney International Boat Show is a good place to pick up some bargains - even if you can’t af...
The Sydney International Boat Show is a good place to pick up some bargains - even if you can’t afford a super yacht. Anything that floats from a kayak upwards can be purchased. Other products related to water based activities can also be found, such as fishing rods, jet-skis and clothes.
Roman Abramovich anchors his yacht in front of the Old City of Dubrovnik
Roman Abramovich anchors his yacht in front of the Old City of Dubrovnik
Boat Show goers queue up (wait in line – American translation) to buy reduced price entry tickets ...
Boat Show goers queue up (wait in line – American translation) to buy reduced price entry tickets for $5, which can be purchased after 5pm. The standard adult entry price is $20.
View across the outdoor section at Cockle Bay Wharf  Darling Harbour  towards the Sydney Convention ...
View across the outdoor section at Cockle Bay Wharf, Darling Harbour, towards the Sydney Convention Centre. Princess yachts can be seen in the foreground.
Inside a luxurious Princess yacht: You will need around $5million to be able to buy this particular ...
Inside a luxurious Princess yacht: You will need around $5million to be able to buy this particular model.
Dancers show off sailing fashion wear at the Musto Fashion Extravaganza on the Entertainment Precinc...
Dancers show off sailing fashion wear at the Musto Fashion Extravaganza on the Entertainment Precinct stage.
A Sydney Heritage Fleet boat on display inside the Sydney Exhibition Centre Halls.
A Sydney Heritage Fleet boat on display inside the Sydney Exhibition Centre Halls.
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Blakes Marina boats in Exhibition Hall 4.
Sunseeker staff ready to show people around their boats at the Sydney International Boat Show.
Sunseeker staff ready to show people around their boats at the Sydney International Boat Show.