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Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, who in 1969 became the first person to sail single-handed and non-stop around the globe, finished third in the recent Route du Rhum, a 3,542-mile solo trans-Atlantic race from France to Guadeloupe. The 75-year-old has vowed to return for the next race, in 2018, with a smaller boat than his 14-year-old Open 60, aptly named Grey Power.

February 2015 issue


Micronesian fishermen saved after months adrift

Michael Bolong (left) and Ambros Wavut spent more than four months adrift in a small boat.Their outboard disabled, two islanders from Papua, New Guinea, spent more than four months adrift in the western Pacific and a third man in their small boat died before a fishing vessel found the survivors and brought them to Pohnpei in Micronesia.

The rescued men, both carpenters, left Lihir Island in Papua New Guinea’s New Ireland Province on July 15 to work on Tanga Island, about 30 miles away.



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Coffee on deck

It’s sunrise at sea for Team Vestas Wind, which is competing in the 38,739-nautical-mile Volvo Ocean Race. Seven one-design VO 65s are sailing around the world in nine legs. The fleet stops in Newport, Rhode Island, in May. www.volvooceanrace.com

January 2015 issue



IMAGES photo by Onne van der Wal

Camera: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III

Shutter speed: 1/1,250 second

Lens focal length: 300mm

Aperture: f/4.0

ISO: 400

January 2014 issue


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