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11 min ago | Red Eye Chicago

Take to the lake with sailing

Ian Williams is one of the lucky few who can say he quit his day job to get paid to sail around the world. "As a keen sportsman, it's anybody's dream to be a professional sportsman in the sport they love," the 37-year-old Brit said.

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1 hr ago | TrekEarth

Thalassa

The Dutch Barquentine sailing ship "Thalassa" sailing up the River Thames on its way to Greenwich to join the "Parade of Sail" down the river and out to sea, that concludes the 5 day Tall Ships Festival in London, England. APOLOGIES! - frustratingly my anti-virus software will not let me access the forums or join in the discussions on TE - as a result I am not able to respond directly to any critiques, comments or questions, so please do not think I am ignoring you or being rude! COPYRIGHT © Brian Denton - this image is protected by copyright - the reproduction, publication, modification, transmission, or exploitation of which, whether for personal or commercial use, is strictly prohibited without my express permission.

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5 hrs ago | Canada.com

Cocaine seized on yacht off west coast of Vancouver Island

Rick Hansen welcomed The Countess of Wessex to the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre Sunday for a tour showcasing ground-breaking innovations in spinal cord injury care and research. Sir Elton, now 67, was in fine vocal form, belting out the words with a thunderous tone matching the way he hammered the keys on his Yamaha grand piano.

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8 hrs ago | Daily Echo

Sailing knights launch national competition at PSP Southampton Boat Show

HAMPSHIRE sailing legends Sir Ben Ainslie and Sir Robin Knox-Johnston have joined forces to give a youngster a once in a lifetime opportunity. Today at the PSP Southampton Boat Show they launched a national competition that will see an 18 to 24-year-old learn to sail and race their way across the Pacific Ocean as part of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.

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11 hrs ago | Mirror.co.uk

A Gibraltar superyacht can give you a taste of the high life at a fraction of the cost

Susie Boniface got to sip champagne on a private balcony or sundeck, gaze over the waves and tell herself this is how Roman Abramovich must feel The sight of a yacht is guaranteed to send me into a day dream, imagining a holiday on the lazy ocean wave. I'm realistic enough to know it would probably include cramped conditions, rope burn and a hand-pump toilet, not to mention selling both kidneys in order to afford it.

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12 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

Ecuador: Take a holiday cruise through the Galapagos Islands

Vaya Adventures is offering a novel way to sail the Galapagos Islands -- aboard the Beagle, a refurbished yacht named after Charles Darwin's ship. Vaya Adventures is offering a novel way to sail the Galapagos Islands -- aboard the Beagle, a refurbished yacht named after Charles Darwin's ship.

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16 hrs ago | Daily Echo

Teen sailing star visits Boat Show

Despite having cerebral palsy and having to use a wheelchair, Natasha Lambert has recently returned from her Sea and Summit challenge which saw her sail 430 nautical miles and climb 3,000 ft to the top of Pen y Fan in the Brecon Beacons, the highest peak in southern Britain. Now the 17-year-old from Cowes has sailed into the PSP Southampton Boat Show where her yacht Miss Isle Too will be on display until Sunday.

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20 hrs ago | Encyclopaedia Britannica

Mayflower Sets Sail

Although no detailed description of the original vessel exists, marine archaeologists estimate that the square-rigged sailing ship weighed about 180 tons and measured 90 feet long. Some of the Pilgrims were brought from Holland on the Speedwell , a smaller vessel that accompanied the Mayflower on its initial departure from , England, on August 15, 1620.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

SouthCoastToday.com

Barbara Veneri - Sea Notes: Great Scotts sailing 'round the world

Editor's Note: This is part one of a two-part update on the travels of Travis and Joanne Scott. Armchair sailors, get out your atlases.

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Wirral Globe

Wirral sailor's inspirational journey for cancer charity

A WIRRAL sailor who has survived cancer took part in a five-day yachting adventure to raise funds for a charity helping young people recovering from the disease. Alex Ibrahim was among 12 people aged 18 to 24 who took part in the inspirational trip for the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust.

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Los Angeles Times

As many as 750 migrants feared dead in five Mediterranean shipwrecks

As many as 500 migrants are believed to have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea last week when their boat was allegedly rammed by human traffickers in an incident described by the International Organization for Migration as "mass murder." Actress Angelina Jolie, a United Nations special envoy, listens to military officers in Valletta, Malta, describe efforts to rescue migrants at sea.

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Herald Gazette

Albert M. Rogers

Albert McLoon Rogers passed from this life Sept. 10, 2014. Born in Rockland, May 17, 1929, he was known by his family nickname of "Mac."

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CNN

Arctic sailing: Will ocean racers follow Franklin?

The route would see ocean racers start in New York before tracking north to Greenland, across the Northwest Passage, around Alaska and down to Victoria. The Northwest Passage has been in the news as Canadian authorities announced the discovery of a wreck from Sir John Franklin's Arctic voyage of 1845.

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Daily Echo

Sailing star Natasha set for boat show

NATASHA Lambert was due to sail into the PSP Southampton Boat Show at 11.30am today on her specially designed yacht Miss Isle Too which will be on display at berth M134 until Sunday. The 17-year-old award-winning sailor, who has cerebral palsy and is confined to a wheelchair, used the yacht to complete the Sea and Summit Challenge which saw her single-handedly sail 440 miles and climb Pen y Fan, the tallest peak in south Wales, raising A 11,000 for charity last month.

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Daily Echo

University unveils cutting-edge catamaran

BOAT lovers were given a glimpse into the future of inshore racing as Southampton Solent University showed off their new Solent Whisper catamaran at the PSP Southampton Boat Show . Hampshire yachtsman and Southampton Solent University graduate Geoff Holt MBE, known for becoming the first quadriplegic sailor to sail the Atlantic, unveiled the boat.

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Gazetteherald.co.uk

RNLI set to commemorate centenary of dramatic sea rescue

THE RNLI is preparing to commemorate the centenary of one of the most remarkable rescues in its history, which took place when a ship was wrecked off Whitby in 1914. A spokeswoman for the charity said that on October 30, 1914, the hospital ship HMHS Rohilla was sailing from Leith to Belgium to pick up wounded soldiers from the front when she ran aground under the cliffs at Saltwick Bay near Whitby.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Marin Independent Journal

Michelle Slade on sailing in Marin: Young cancer survivor an honorary ...

Rhett Krawitt, 6, of Corte Madera, poses with his sailing crew aboard "Gammon" in Sausalito. Krawitt, who started first grade this fall, is a leukemia survivor and will serve as the honorary skipper for the Leukemia Cup Regatta this weekend.

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Falmouth Packet

This week in the harbour, 100 years ago.

The magnificent four-masted German barque Goldbek bound from Tacoma to London with a cargo of timber was captured off the Isles of Scilly by a British cruiser. A prize crew was placed onboard and the vessel was brought to Falmouth harbour.

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The Day

For Mystic Seaport president, Morgan tour was 'culmination of years of work and dreams'

The Charles W. Morgan passes throught the Mystic River Drawbridge on May 17 as it begins the first leg of its 38th voyage. Crowds packed Mystic River Park and lined the banks of the river and the Noank shoreline that day, cheering the ship and Mystic Seaport.

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Examiner.com

Tropical rain, shipwrecks and record heat

Tropical rain, shipwrecks and record heat top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history . From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on September 14. 1867 - The wood schooner, 2-mast Wellington , while carrying 14,000 bushels of wheat, drove onto Skillagallee Reef in a gale in Lake Michigan and broke up while bound Chicago for Goderich.

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