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British Golden Globe Yachtswoman Rescued by Cargo Ship

British solo round-the-world yachtswoman Susie Goodall was rescued by a cargo ship on Friday after her boat capsized and lost its mast during a violent storm in the southern Pacific Ocean.The 29-year-old, the youngest entrant in the Golden Globe race, had waited two days for the Hong Kong-registered Tian Fu to arrive after sending a distress signal from 2,000 nautical miles west of Cape Horn.The signal was picked up by Falmouth Coastguard in southwest England, with the alert passed on to race control and the Chilean maritime search and rescue authorities."ON THE SHIP!!!," she said on her Twitter feed after the rescue.Race organisers had earlier reporte

If she is successful, Natasha Lambert will be the first quadriplegic female skipper to cross the Atlantic using breath control. Image courtesy Natasha Lambert.

Acclaimed Disabled Sailor takes on the Atlantic

The celebrities were out in force at the recent Southampton Boat Show. Led by Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon, ably supported by sailing legend Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, TV wildlife presenter and trained diver Miranda Krestovnikoff, BAFTA award-winning wildlife expert Steve Backshall, explorer, writer and TV presenter Monty Halls and Diane Youdale, otherwise known as Jet from Gladiators. But the real star of the show was Natasha Lambert. She has a condition called Athetoid Cerebral Palsy which means that she has no voluntary control over her limbs and difficulty in articulating speech…

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Chartco Continues Support for Clipper Race

ChartCo, a global supplier of maritime digital data and compliance services, has announced with great excitement that it is once again supporting the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. This is the fifth consecutive race ChartCo is sponsoring, and it’s delighted to be involved once again with one of the world’s best known and toughest ocean races: a 40,000 nautical mile endurance test around the world on a 70-foot ocean racing yacht. This year ChartCo is the Official Nautical Chart Services Partner…

Coppercoat's Ewan Clark and Jason Kenny with Clipper's Head of Fleet Maintenance, Simon Johnston. (Photo: Coppercoat)

Coppercoat, Clipper Partner for 2017/18 Race

Specialist providers of long lasting antifoul, Coppercoat and The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race have announced a partnership for the 2017-18 race. Coppercoat will be the official antifoul supplier for The Clipper 70 fleet and a partner for the 2017-18 race edition which will start in September 2017. After the successful application of Coppercoat to race founder Sir Robin Knox-Johnston’s yacht, Suhaili, Coppercoat was applied to the first Clipper Race fleet of 68 footers.

Coppercoat's Ewan Clark and Jason Kenny with Clipper's Head of Fleet Maintenance, Simon Johnston. (Photo: Coppercoat)

Coppercoat, Clipper Partner for 2017/18 Race

Specialist providers of long lasting antifoul, Coppercoat and The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race have announced a partnership for the 2017-18 race. Coppercoat will be the official antifoul supplier for The Clipper 70 fleet and a partner for the 2017-18 race edition which will start in September 2017. After the successful application of Coppercoat to race founder Sir Robin Knox-Johnston’s yacht, Suhaili, Coppercoat was applied to the first Clipper Race fleet of 68 footers.

Hutton's Medical Supports Yacht Race

Hutton’s Medical has been chosen as a partner by Praxes Medical Group to be the sole supplier of medical kits and supplies to the Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht Race. Hutton’s Medical will assist Praxes, the Clipper Race’s Global Medical Support Partner, in providing medical coverage for the upcoming Clipper Round the World Yacht Race which begins on August 30 with a 5,630 nautical mile UK to Rio de Janeiro leg. During the 2015-16 edition of the famous race Hutton’s Medical will utilise its medical management system to track stock onboard all the yachts…

Shipowners' P&I Club Sponsors Thames Sailing Barge Match

The Shipowners’ P&I Club is sponsoring the Mark Boyle Memorial Thames Sailing Barge Match which takes place on July 13, 2013 in this its 150th anniversary year. The event is held this year in memory of Captain Mark Boyle, who revived the event in 1995 and organized it each year until his untimely death last year aged 55. The Match was the brainchild of Henry Dodd a wealthy London businessman from humble origins who built his business on waste transportation by sailing-barge from London to refuse works along the river supplying ash for the brick-making industry. He was a good friend of Charles Dickens, who used him as the model for Mr.