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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

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

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

Gulf Yachting chooses the Viper 640 for Capdevielle

On 5th September, following a democratic vote of its thirty-three member clubs, Gulf Yachting Association has chosen the Viper-640 as the brand new boat to be voyaged in its interclub Capdevielle Championship series. Voting was the windup of a multi-year selection procedure to get a successor for Flying Scot, the boat in use for nearly fifty years.
Gulf Yachting Association was established in the year 1901 to back sailing as well as to promote interclub completion. The Gulf Yachting Association clubs follow Gulf of Mexico coast from the Sarasota Sailing Squadron, Florida, where Viper arranges their winter series, west to Houston Yacht Club, in Texas, host to Viper North Americans 2013.
Gulf Yachting Association was looking for a contemporary and exciting platform that would get sailors perk up about this nearly hundred-year-old series, while not being restraining to less experienced sailors. The brand new boat required to be fast as well as high performance enough for youth and post-college sailors, when still being able to adapt older or less athletic sailors. The Viper -40 fit the bill. Continue reading Gulf Yachting chooses the Viper 640 for Capdevielle

Cheeki Rafiki disaster caused by weak keel, reports

An official report regarding the yacht disaster in the Atlantic, where 4 British sailors went missing, suggested that this might have happened because of a structural weakening of the yacht. In the part, groundings as well as subsequent repairs to Cheeki Rafiki might have triggered the dampening at the point where the stagger was bonded to the hull, said the report.

A report from the Marine Accident Investigation Branch reported that one or more bolts on the vessel might have deteriorated and it was likely that the crew was exhausted and their performance was impaired accordingly. MAIB concluded that in the absence of survivors and material evidence, the reasons of the tragedy remain a matter of speculation.

The 4 men lost in the 2014 May disaster were captain Andrew Bridge (22), from Farnham in Surrey, crew members James Male, (also 22), from Southampton; Steve Warren (52), from Bridgwater in Somerset and Paul Goslin (56) from West Camel in Somerset.

They had been participating in a regatta in Antigua and they were coming back to Southampton when their yacht capsized around seven hundred and twenty miles east-south-east of Nova Scotia in Canada on 16th May. Continue reading Cheeki Rafiki disaster caused by weak keel, reports