Why are boats referred to as ‘she’? Those of us with ink (or digital) ask these kinds of questions to properly phrase our sentence, but the absence of a definitive answer led one notable publication to tack. Chris Caswell’s 2009 column for Sailing magazine questioned the tactic.
It had to have been what journalists call “a slow news day” at Lloyd’s List which, having been founded back in 1734, is not only the British-based newspaper of the shipping industry but also the oldest…
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Golden Globe: Adversity hits early:
(July 16, 2018; Day 16) – French leader Philippe Péché and his Rustler 36 PRB is being pushed hard by Dutch rival Mark Slats (Ophen Maverick) as the Golden Globe Race fleet enjoy glorious trade wind conditions on the run south towards the Cape Verde Islands.
Along with third placed French veteran Jean-Luc Van Den Heede, 30 miles astern of the leading pair, the top three are all racing identical Rustler yachts and have been touching speeds of 8 knots at times under spinnakers overnight.
The field of 17 solo non-stop around the world yacht racers has been reduced to 14 competitors with the latest retirement of Australian mountaineer and adventurer Kevin Farebrother who pul…
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