From seasickness to going aloft: The lessons learned by a novice sailor

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“There is no denying that there is something incredible about a 100-foot yacht. The engineering and skill required to sail it through the oceans is a symbol of the creativity and ingenuity of humans,” writes Kumi Taguchi, a reporter for the Australian Broadcasting Company. “These masterpieces seemingly defy swells and seas that have humbled the strongest of men and can race 628 nautical miles in two days.”

Taguchi, a novice sailor, crewed aboard a much smaller boat, a 44-footer, in Australia’s legendary Sydney to Hobart race held each year the day after Christmas.

Click here for her report with photos and video.