A few weeks ago, I looked for former Democratic primary candidate Lincoln Chafee—a dotty, wonderful muskrat who accidentally voted to repeal the Glass-Steagall Act—at the Democratic Convention. I did not find him, eventually discovering that he was in Rio with his daughter Louisa, a Brown graduate who would be braving…
A French man and his cat, who were for some reason sailing the rough seas south of Alaska together, recently hurled themselves from their disabled boat to a waiting ship in a dramatic rescue.
Yet another Conservative Institution for Well-Mannered Gamesmen has changed its policy about being a club exclusively for he man woman haters: the UK’s Royal Yacht Squadron (don’t the British just have the most adorable sense of whimsy?) decided last week to start admitting women, if only because 21st-century sexism…
Raise your hand if your biggest accomplishment this weekend was making it out of bed in time to meet your friends for brunch. Actually, it doesn't even matter if you ran a freaking marathon today, you're still probably not as impressive as 16-year-old Laura Dekker—who sailed into St. Maarten harbor yesterday after…
How would you travel if money were no object? Perhaps, like Beyoncé and Jay-Z, you'd rent a 180-foot, Italian-made Benetti Luxury yacht that goes for $377,000… a week. Worth it? Let's take a look.
[Marina Del Rey, California, June 29. Image via AP]
Now that teen sailor Abby Sunderland is safe and well, the backlash against her voyage — and more importantly, her parents — has begun. But are the Sunderlands really deserving of the title "parents who should be shot"?
Sixteen-year-old Abby Sunderland, who lost contact with her family yesterday during her attempt to circumnavigate the globe, has been found alive and in her boat after a tense search effort during which some feared the worst.
Sixteen-year-old Abby Sunderland has reportedly gone missing at sea during her attempt to be the youngest person circumnavigate the globe. Her parents are understandably worried — but many wouldn't have let her go at all.
[Sydney, May 21. Image via Getty]
16-year-old Jessica Watson may not break the world record for youngest solo around-the-world sail. According to sailing expert Rob Kothe, Watson has not followed the correct route, and thus her voyage will be 1,500 nautical miles too short. [UPI]
16-year-old Jessica Watson is just 1,000 nautical miles away from becoming the youngest person to sail solo around the world. She has already traveled 22,000 miles and is expected to arrive in Sydney later this month. [News.com.au]
• A UK survey found that three out of five people would take revenge on a cheating spouse, with most respondents targeting the car. True to the stereotype, women were more likely to feast on the dish best served cold.
Women are rising in two very different, two very macho arenas: Seafaring and hunting.
Contrary to earlier reports, 13-year-old Laura Dekker's mother says she doesn't want her daughter to become the youngest person to circumnavigate the globe alone. Meanwhile, 16-year-old Australian Jessica Watson, set sail today in pursuit of the same record. [AP, SMH]
On Sunday, yachtswoman Hilary Lister, 37, completed a series of 40 day sails started in June 2008, becoming the first female quadriplegic to sail solo around Britain. She controls the boat through a "sip and puff" system of straws. [Telegraph]
13-year-old Laura Dekker wants to become the youngest person to sail solo around the world, a goal her parents support. But today, Dutch authorities put her in temporary state custody while psychologists assess whether she should be allowed to go.
[Utrecht, Netherlands; August 24. Image via Getty]
QINGDAO, CHINA - AUGUST 18: Christina Bassadone (L) and Saskia Clark (R) of Great Britain compete in the Women's 470 class medal race held at the Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center during day 10 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 18, 2008 in Qingdao, China. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
QINGDAO, CHINA - AUGUST 12: Nikola Girke of Canada competes in the Women's RS:X class race held at the Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center during day 4 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 12, 2008 in Qingdao, China. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)