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Meet The People Who Has Been Sailing The Globe For 10 Years

Jamie Gifford and Behan have spent almost 10 years together sailing around the world, the couple was accompanied with their three children in their journey and in the past ten years, they had no plans of stopping. Jamie and Behna and their three children, that were aged 4, 6, and 9 at the time, started their sailing trip in Aug 21, 2008. They started their journey from Puget Sound, Washington. After that, the family has traveled 58,000 miles and has visited 48 countries and has spent about $300,000.

According to Behan Gifford, we lived a happy and the perfect life. “We both had the high-paying jobs and dual income. The life was so perfect and white picket fence that it was almost painful.” Behan was associated with a digital ad agency and her husband Jamie used to sell the medical equipment. In 2002, within two weeks the couple had their second child and at the same time they mourned the loss of Jamie’s mother.
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Kalanick Will Sail To Tahiti On A Yacht After Leaving Uber

Travis Kalanick after departing from Uber took a glamorous vacation.


Travis Kalanick, after resigning from his post of CEO last month, sailed to Tahiti on a yacht, the yacht was owned by the chairman of IAC Barry Diller.

On his vacation, Kalanick was accompanied by other famous guests, like Anderson Cooper, according to the information received from sources.

Kalanick the former CEO of Uber left his position in June taking an absence leave from his role as CEO. The leave took with him was the temporary and he was supposed to join his office soon after coming from vacation, but he forced to leave his position altogether, after receiving the strong opposition from the shareholders of Uber.

Though, Uber is struggling without its CEO, Kalanick is all set to take a voyage on a yacht. And this is not the first time that he is doing so. After his exit from the previous startup, he took the globe-trotting vacation right after. After selling the company, he went on a yacht trip with his friends and went to countries like Spain, Italy and many others. Continue reading Kalanick Will Sail To Tahiti On A Yacht After Leaving Uber

Teens Of Falmouth Sailed At The Atlantic

The group of 11 teens from Falmouth is not talking about their girlfriends.


But, they are talking about the lifetime tourney they had. These teens, unlike the others opted a different way to enjoy their spring holidays, they sailed the Atlantic Ocean their spring break aboard the Oliver Hazard Perry.

The Perry is the biggest sailing school in the United States and it is also a kind of tall ships.

Falmouth junior, Jordan McDermitt spoke about his experience and said, “I love sailing and it is in my blood. In the summer my grandparents sailed and now I am sailing in Casco Bay. Also, in February, I went for sailing in Puerto Rico. I am excited about sailing and love to have more time for it. If I will get another opportunity of long day’s sailing, then I will not hesitate. I will go for it happily”. Continue reading Teens Of Falmouth Sailed At The Atlantic

Last Lap Of Vendee Globe

Vendee Globe is the sailing program round the world that has been going on, which consists of solo skippers sailing their boats to complete a round trip around the world. The sailing trip is a phenomenal one in this competition and many skippers have braved different adversities to stay in the competition.

Sebastien Destremau among the different participants has successfully covered Cape Horn by Sunday, 29th January and he completes the final of the eighteen skippers who remain as part of the race. They have all exited the Big South and are turning into north Atlantic waters now. Sebastien had to make a pit stop at Tasmania in order to get the rig of his vessel repaired.

He is now in the 18th place and is behind the race winner Armel Le Cleach by 37 days and 16 hours to his next rival who is Heerema, the Dutch solo skipper who is based in Jezera. Though the French skipper is in the last 18th position he feels lucky as he said that what he has achieved so far is remarkable. The Finot designed boat that he is on is a 1998 design. Till now he had only participated in inshore sailing events or was part of grand prix offshore events. Continue reading Last Lap Of Vendee Globe

Zhik Extended Partnership with Australia Sailing

The team of Australian Sailing and Australia Sailing will receive gear from Zhik for another four years.


Zhik has re-signed the contract and it has agreed to supply team gear for coming four years.

Zhik is the industry leaders in creating innovative and highly performance apparel for sailing. In the extended partnership, the organization will outfit team of the Australian Sailing Team for racing and training on water. It will also provide apparel for offshore racing and training.

Zhik will not only provide apparel for the sailing team of Australia, but the deal  will also benefit teams like  Australian Sailing Squad, Pathway to Gold program members, members of State-based Youth program and Australian Youth Team. They will also receive the sailing gear of Zhik under the extended partnership. Continue reading Zhik Extended Partnership with Australia Sailing

RYA To Celebrate Paralympic Games

The RYA sail for the gold road show will be held on September 17th at the Alton Water sports Centre in Ipswich to celebrate the Paralympic games currently being held at the Rio. This is the day when the medal events will be held and the entire country will be rallying behind their sailors to bring in gold for the country.

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In order to enjoy the Paralympic spirit and to showcase the nation’s support for the athletes, RYA sail will be conducting sailing taster sessions for free for people with all kinds of abilities. Continue reading RYA To Celebrate Paralympic Games

Extreme Sailing At Madeira

If you have been following the Extreme Sailing Series going on at the Madeira Islands, you would have seen the assault that was launched by the Alinghi team who came onto the Act 6 leaders of the Red Bull Sailing Team.


The Swiss team Alinghi and the Red Bull Sailing team exchanged blows on each other as they made their bids to reach the top of the table in Act 6.

The weather offered some challenges as well. For instance, there were shifty, light winds which made it difficult for the different international teams. As the racing started in Funchal, it is the capital of the Madeira Islands in Portugal, there was a large crowd gathered to catch the action. The breeze did not go over five knots and the sailors had to depend on using their sailing tactics to get ahead. The Psarofaghi’s team was the one that won that day as they finished first in each of the four races. They were able to gain more points than any team. The Res Bull Sailing team was able to win on the opening day race and another one. Overall the team finished in the fifth position. Continue reading Extreme Sailing At Madeira