by Hilary Sharp
If happiness is in the journey, then ecstasy is in the destination—just ask a trailer-sailor. Neither long road trips nor unfamiliar waters intimidate these stalwarts, who are always on the lookout for a new place to splash.
After an extensive investigation into the 2012 Crewed Farallones Race that ended in the deaths of five sailors, the US Sailing Independent Review Panel has published its recommendations to prevent future sailing incidents.
Abu Dhabi nabbed its first Volvo Ocean Race leg victory after sailing 3500 miles from Miami to Lisbon, Portugal in 12 days. Groupama finished second just six minutes later, followed by PUMA, Telefónica, CAMPER, and Team Sanya.
Nearly two weeks after leaving Panama, all 10 teams of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race have reached New Jersey, successfully finishing Leg 7.
The International Sailing Federation has suffered serious backlash from the sailing community after eliminating windsurfing from the 2016 Olympics in Rio, and replacing it with kiteboarding. US Sailing has issued a statement establishing their support of the ISAF decision.
In what he has dubbed the Pink Boat Project, Watson plans to sail around the world non-stop in his 1960 Pearson Triton Hull to raise money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. He will be the first to circumnavigate the world starting from San Francisco and making his way east.
In the next few months, Summerville and fellow sailor Steve Cockerill will sail the 115 nautical miles between Dublin, Ireland, and Southport, England, to raise money for mental health awareness and sailing support services. Sailing on Lasers, their journey will take between 12 and 15 hours to complete, depending on conditions.
Only three legs remain in the 2011-2012 Volvo Ocean race, as Leg 7 began May 21 from Miami. The six teams will sail 3,590 miles from Miami to Lisbon Portugal.
The Atlantic Cup is finally here! Presented by 11th Hour Racing, the 2nd Annual Atlantic Cup, featuring a fleet of 15 red-hot Class 40 racers, begins this evening in Charleston, South Carolina. 
After finishing first in the Volvo Ocean Race’s Leg 5, PUMA Ocean Racing secured yet another victory in Leg 6, from Itajai, Brazil, to Miami, FL. While the 30 points may not yet give PUMA the lead, they certainly have helped shorten the gap between PUMA and race leader, Telefonica.
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