Enabling Sailing for Disabled Children:
A University of Plymouth student is using his final year degree project to try to bring the joy of sailing to disabled children around the world. Forrest Worthington, 21, an undergraduate in Marine Technology and Composites, is designing a low-tech adaptation to be used with Optimist dinghies by children with lower limb disabilities.
The Optimist is one of the world’s best-loved dinghies, with more than 350,000 boats used in some 110 countries. It is an ideal boat for children to learn sailing but until now has been…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Enabling Sailing for Disabled Children, Editor
Fifth Entry for Volvo Ocean Race:
(May 17, 2017) – The fifth entry to the 2017-18 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race will sail under the name Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag and will represent Hong Kong, it was announced today.
The campaign will be backed by Seng Huang Lee and Sun Hung Kai & Co., the Hong Kong-based owner of supermaxi yacht Scallywag, and aims to promote competitive sailing in Asia and build a long-lasting youth sailing legacy in the region. Hong Kong will be a Host City in the Volvo Ocean Race for the first time in the 2017-18 edition, starting in October.
“This campaign will showcase world class competitive offshore sailing in Hong Kong and China with the first time stopovers for the Volvo Ra…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Fifth Entry for Volvo Ocean Race, Editor