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Dr. Stanley Paris Starts His Record-Breaking Attempt off Bermuda

At age 76, Dr. Stanley Paris is attempting to break the round the world record from Bermuda and back previously set by Dodge Morgan.  His plan is to depart from St. Augustine, Florida, cross the start line non-stop off Bermuda … Continue reading

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Deaf Solo-Circumnavigator Finishes, Receives Special Recognition

Shortly after Gerry Hughes aboard Quest III, a Beneteau 42s7, crossed the line on May 7th to complete his circumnavigation around all five capes, he was greeted in Troon Harbour, Scotland by a throng of more than 100 supporters. Among … Continue reading

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Heartbreaking End to Solo Circumnavigation

He was almost home. A Danish solo sailor who had his heart set on a solo round-world sail has ended up in Britain instead of Denmark, after his yacht was dismasted close to South Devon. He had to be rescued … Continue reading

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79-year-old Sets Out on Solo Circumnavigation

They’re getting older and older — solo circumnavigators that is. Now that the rush of ever-younger would-be solo circumnavigators seems to be over, it’s the turn of the over 70′s. With 70-year-old British sailor Jeanne Socrates more than half way … Continue reading

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Deaf Solo Circumnavigator Rolled in Southern Ocean

A Scottish man hoping to become the first deaf yachtsman to sail solo around the worldnon-stop and unassisted is in Hobart for repairs after his yacht rolled at sea. Gerry Hughes, who departed from Glasgow on September 1, 2012, hoping … Continue reading

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Dekker Becomes Youngest to Solo Circumnavigate the World

Kudos to Laura Dekker! With determination, strength and capability, she achieved a dream that many never will, no matter their age. The Dutch teenager finished her solo sailing journey around the world late last week in good spirits, despite endless … Continue reading

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Septuagenarian Wraps Up Eighth Solo Circumnavigation

This is what we call a dedicated cruiser. Congratulations to Minoru Saito on his recent record-setting accomplishment. An earthquake, two tsunamis, giant icebergs, towering waves and five typhoons: these may sound like typical challenges for anyone sailing around the world … Continue reading

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