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What Money Can Buy
1) AN AIRSHIP RIDE Years ago I spent a day in a Goodyear Blimp, observing the Congressional Cup match races at Long Beach, California from what truly was the catbird seat. Room to walk around. The means to be anywhere ...
Ticket to Ride, But—
The view from next door. © Clipper Ventures Donna Womble was very clear on her reasons when she signed up for leg six of the Clipper Round the World race. She was a lifelong sailor, she wanted some sea time, it ...
24.6 Knots Around the World
Fair to say, many a lifelong sailor has never experienced 24 knots on a boat. Also fair to say, it takes a lot of 30-plus to turn out an average like that while logging 28,523 miles. On a new circumnavigation ...
Groupama Coming, Plastiki Going
How crazy are the French about long distance adventure sailing? Crazy enough that photographer Yvan Zedda could get a plane ride and a picture to be captioned thus: Flyby of the maxi trimaran Groupama 3 to the NE ...
An Eco Stunt That Matters
I was relieved to come away from visiting Plastiki with the sense that, yeah, this can come out OK. It might even be important. Photo by Kimball Livingston Most people have heard something of Plastiki by now. Being heir to a ...
America’s Cup in America
What just happened in Valencia wasn’t an America’s Cup as we used to know it, or want to see it again. It was a rescue mission, something of a raid. A successful raid. Leading to this happy moment at ...

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