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Partners on Land, Competitors at Sea


On land, Sam Davies of Great Britain and Romain Attanasio of France are life partners with a 9-year-old son. They are also solo sailors who compete in ocean races.

Usually one of them races while the other takes care of their son and supports the one who is at sea, but this year the two skippers are racing against each other in the Vendée Globe around the world race, and that complicates matters.

They are the first couple to race in the Vendée Globe. This New York Times story explains how they’ve worked it all out.



A Sailing Marathon Becomes a Sprint to the Finish

With less than 48 hours to go, as many as five sailors could still win the Vendée Globe round-the-world race


It’s a Horse Race

As they near the finish after racing around the world non-stop, nine Vendée Globe competitors are just hundreds of miles apart


A Vendée Globe Imoca 60 Snaps in Half and a Fellow Competitor Races to the Rescue

Kevin Escoffier only had seconds to send a Mayday message before he had to jump into his life raft. At night, in the Southern Ocean, he was rescued by fellow racer Jean Le Cam


Vacuuming the Sea

A Rhode Island nonprofit is installing skimmers in New England harbors to help deal with plastics pollution.


Eight Bells: Legendary Bluewater Sailor Larry Pardey Passes Away

Pardey and his wife, Lin, circumnavigated the globe multiple times, sailing over 200,000 miles in boats they built themselves, publishing books and inspiring others to cruise and explore the world.


Six Pirate Skeletons Discovered off Massachusetts Coast

Six skeletons from pirate Capt. Samuel "Black Sam" Bellamy’s Whydah Gally have been found off Cape Cod


The Solidarity of the Sea

In a divided world, two FrencH OFFSHORE sailors show us what it means to be human


Celestial Navigators

Golden Globe Race sailors circumnavigate the oceans, using only sextants to navigate. Should we?