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SAN FRANCISCO -- Condolences from around the world poured in to the Swedish racing team Thursday after its 72-foot catamaran capsized in the San Francisco Bay, killing one sailor during a training run for the America’s Cup. On the Artemis Racing...
-------------------- Round About the Earth Circumnavigation From Magellan to Orbit Joyce E. Chaplin Simon & Schuster: 560 pp., $35 -------------------- A trip on a 140-foot sailboat helped inspire Harvard professor Joyce E. Chaplin to write...
L.A. NOWThe Orange County couple whose boat was hijacked off the coast of Oman are among hundreds of people being held against their will by Somali pirates. A U.S. Navy spokesman told BBC Africa that Somali pirates currently have about 30......
Los Angeles TimesAbby Sunderland is sitting barefoot aboard her brother's boat in Marina del Rey on a recent morning, her blond hair fluttering in the light breeze. The only physical evidence of the five months she traveled by herself at sea before her sailboat rolled...
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Dodge Morgan, the first American to sail solo around the globe without stopping — and in record time — died of complications from cancer Tuesday at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. He was 78. Morgan set a world record in 1986 when he...
OutpostsAustralian teenager Jessica Watson is less than two weeks from completing her quest to solo-circumnavigate the globe. When the 16-year-old arrives at Sydney Harbor on the recently announced date of May 15 and disembarks Ella's Pink Lady at the Sydney........
Teenage global sailor Jessica Watson completes her solo-circumnavigation, becoming youngest to do soOutpostsGlobal sailor Jessica Watson took her first steps on terra firma at Australia's Sydney Harbor on Saturday (Friday evening in the U.S.), completing her solo-circumnavigation odyssey at the same place she left seven months ago. Amid an estimated crowd of......
L.A. NOWTV satellite trucks were beginning to gather outside the modest Thousand Oaks home where teen sailor Abby Sunderland lives with her parents. Occasionally, reporters would knock on the front door of the home covered with ivy and geranium. But no......
L.A. NOWIf, at the age of 16, my daughter wanted to sail around the world by herself despite warnings from sailing experts that sheâd be crossing the Indian Ocean during the most dangerous weather conditions of the year, I would tell......
L.A. NOWWith her family under fire since her rescue in the middle of the Indian Ocean, Thousand Oaks 16-year-old Abby Sunderland spoke in their defense in a phone interview with the Associated Press while her rescue boat made a stop on......
The Fabulous ForumAbby Sunderland, the 16-year-old Thousand Oaks girl whose dream of sailing solo around the world ended when a massive wave snapped her mast last week, defended her parents in an interview with the Associated Press on Tuesday. Laurence and Marianne......
OutpostsGlobal sailor Abby Sunderland has been found, alive and apparently unharmed, sighted by a crew of spotters aboard a Qantas Airways jetliner, who also made radio contact with Sunderland. Her 40-foot sailboat, Wild Eyes, is upright, but the mast had......
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