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He bought a Folkboat for a £1. A year later he owns the Best Looking Boat of her type in UK

Posted By SailUniverse 1017 days ago on Boating and Sailing

https://sailuniverse.com - Discovered in a Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, boatyard, Nick Ward bought this classic 1960’s Folkboat for a £1. Now a year later he owns what could be the best looking boat of her type in the UK. Video Bob Aylott and music Andy Billups www.andybillups.com If you like what you see please subscribe My Classic Boat …The post He bought a Folkboat for a £1. A year later he owns the Best Looking Boat of her type in UK appeared first on Sail Universe.

Liz Clark: Steer With Your Heart. VIDEO

Posted By SailUniverse 961 days ago on Boating and Sailing

https://sailuniverse.com - Here’s a taste of an 18-minute documentary about Liz’s voyage soon to be released online. Original music and trailer edit by Leah Dawson. Full film directed and edited by Teva Perrone. Produced by Patagonia, Inc, with Special Thanks to GoPro for the cameras over many years of Liz’s voyage!The post Liz Clark: Steer With Your Heart. VIDEO appeared first on Sail Universe.

Phaedo³ breaks the Transpacific World Speed Sailing Record. VIDEO

Posted By SailUniverse 1000 days ago on Boating and Sailing

https://sailuniverse.com - Lloyd Thornburg and his crew on the MOD70 trimaran Phaedo³ narrowly beat the Transpacific World Record from Los Angeles to Honolulu with a time of 3 days 16 hours, 52 minutes and 3 seconds in May 2017.The post Phaedo³ breaks the Transpacific World Speed Sailing Record. VIDEO appeared first on Sail Universe.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK. The misadventure of a J/95 at Liverpool’s Marina

Posted By SailUniverse 999 days ago on Boating and Sailing

https://sailuniverse.com - These pictures show the embarrassing moment a J/95 became stranded at Liverpool’s Marina. The photographs, published by a Liverpool ECHO reader, shows how the sailboat became ‘high and dry’ after attempting to enter the marina while water levels were too low. Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service said the Marine Rescue Unit had been deployed at around 4:30pm on Sunday, …The post PHOTO OF THE WEEK. The misadventure of a J/95 at Liverpool’s Marina appeared first on Sail Universe.

The Pterodactyl: A 73 Year Old Artist and His Pirate Ship. VIDEO

Posted By SailUniverse 965 days ago on Boating and Sailing

https://sailuniverse.com - Eddie Landis is an artist who built his own sailboat, the Pterodactyl, a Schooner, using Ferrocement back in the mid 70s. The project took 10 years to complete. You can discover more here.The post The Pterodactyl: A 73 Year Old Artist and His Pirate Ship. VIDEO appeared first on Sail Universe.

7 Reasons Why We Love the New Jimmy Buffett’s Surfari 50

Posted By SailUniverse 614 days ago on Boating and Sailing

https://sailuniverse.com - Designer Ted Fontaine has produced a modern performance sailing yacht with as strong an emphasis on speed under sail as speed under power with the Surfari 50. It is the boat Jimmy Buffett chooses as his new… Why we love this boat? Keep reading… Reason 1 The Surfari 50 is a boldly styled yacht in appearance, …
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Sailing Tranquility Bay Ep.2 – Just Go – A Tribute To Sailing Heroes

Posted By SailUniverse 994 days ago on Boating and Sailing

https://sailuniverse.com - In Episode 2 we pay tribute to sailing heroes that encouraged us and helped us bring our fantasy to life. The stories of Lin and Larry Pardey and Hal and Margaret Roth brought us inspiration and gave us insight on the practicalities of living and traveling on a sailboat. Come along for the ride as …The post Sailing Tranquility Bay Ep.2 – Just Go – A Tribute To Sailing Heroes appeared first on Sail Universe.

How many meters of electrical cables are in a Volvo Ocean 65?

Posted By SailUniverse 1161 days ago on Boating and Sailing

http://sailuniverse.com - There are 450m of cabling around a Volvo Ocean 65 – and that’s just for to get the media back to shore. Find out about what electricals go into the build – and how the Boatyard staff are getting on with the refit ahead of 2017-18.The post How many meters of electrical cables are in a Volvo Ocean 65? appeared first on Sail Universe.

The Volvo Ocean Race Leg 6? Fast, Wet and… Wild!

Posted By SailUniverse 742 days ago on Boating and Sailing

https://sailuniverse.com - Conditions are fast, wet and wild, during Volvo Ocean Race Leg 6, for the fleet on Sunday as they charge to the southeast, finally heading in a direction where miles sailed translate into miles towards the finish in New Zealand, still more than 4,000 nautical miles away. With the passage of a front, the wind …
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Team Tilt crowned first GC32 World Champion

Posted By SailUniverse 637 days ago on Boating and Sailing

https://sailuniverse.com - On Lake Garda, the Schneiter family’s Team Tilt, managed by father Alex and steered by Olympic 49er sailor son Sébastien, was crowned first ever GC32 World Champion. Apart from a brief falter in today’s final race, the Swiss team never finished a race lower than fourth, despite tricky conditions, a variety of race courses and …
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Sailing Nandji – What happened to our motor!? Ep 40

Posted By SailUniverse 959 days ago on Boating and Sailing

https://sailuniverse.com - In this episode of Sailing Nandji, we have motor issues and are rescue towed to the boatworks on the gold coast. We had previously arranged for a haulout to re-antifoul Nandji and replace the cutlass bearing so had her hauled out as planned. The mechanic couldn’t work on the motor until she was back in …The post Sailing Nandji – What happened to our motor!? Ep 40 appeared first on Sail Universe.

“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”: Jack Sparrow is back

Posted By SailUniverse 1005 days ago on Boating and Sailing

https://sailuniverse.com - Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all-new “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”. The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape …The post “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”: Jack Sparrow is back appeared first on Sail Universe.