Sailing

August 03, 2018 - 2:29 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — A U.S. citizen has been detained in Russia's Far East after accidently sailing there from Alaska on a small boat, officials said Friday. John Martin had been traveling down the Yukon River across Alaska on a one-person boat when he ended up in the open Bering Sea, said Russian Foreign...
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The Unicef, Liverpool 2018 and Sanya Serenity Coast, right, teams in a "sprint finish" to conclude the Clipper 2017-2018 Round the World Yacht Race on the River Mersey in Liverpool. Australian sailor Wendy Tuck has become the first woman to skipper the winning vessel in the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race. Tuck led the Sanya Serenity Coast team to victory in the race that finished in Liverpool on Saturday. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)
July 28, 2018 - 11:44 am
LONDON (AP) — Australian sailor Wendy Tuck has become the first woman to skipper the winning vessel in the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race. Tuck, 52, from Sydney, led the Sanya Serenity Coast team to victory in the race that finished in Liverpool on Saturday. Her team beat 25-year-old British...
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June 21, 2018 - 2:55 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Bouwe Bekking has sailed more than 300,000 nautical miles during the last 33 years and circled the globe nearly eight times trying to win the Volvo Ocean Race. After seven unsuccessful attempts, that elusive victory is just 700 nautical miles away if the Dutch skipper can place...
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In this March 21, 2018 photo provided by Volvo Ocean Race, Frederico de Melo deploys a scientific drifter to test the water for evidence of pollution in the Pacific Ocean from aboard the vessel "Turn the Tide on Plastic," during the race leg from New Zealand to Brazil. For the sailors, teams, organizers and sponsors, the Volvo Ocean Race is part of a larger race against time, a mission to curb the use of products that litter the ocean and befoul the air. (Sam Greenfield/Volvo Ocean Race via AP)
May 18, 2018 - 2:41 am
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Between the kitesurfing and the paddling and the three times sailing around the world in the Volvo Ocean Race, Liz Wardley figures she spends more time on the water than on land. And she's worried about what she sees. Plastic bottles floating by. Food wrappers. Fishing nets...
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This is a Oct. 27, 2017 handout photo provided by Volvo Ocean Race of sailor John Fisher on board the Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag on day 6, during Leg 1 of the Alicante to Lisbon race. Volvo Race officials said late Monday, March 26, 2018 that chances of finding a missing sailor were rapidly fading in the harsh, remote Southern Ocean some 1,400 miles west of Cape Horn. (Jeremie Lecaudey/Volvo Ocean Race via AP)
March 27, 2018 - 1:51 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A sailor in the Volvo Ocean Race is presumed lost at sea after going overboard in the harsh, remote Southern Ocean some 1,400 miles west of Cape Horn. John Fisher, a native of Britain who lived in Adelaide, Australia, went overboard from Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag's 65-foot sloop...
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Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love (0) reacts after he was called for a personal foul against San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
January 24, 2018 - 2:19 am
Coaches get fired. Players get fired up. A lot happens over the course of the NBA season. In this wacky week, it came in one day. The Cavaliers lost more games and apparently some patience with Kevin Love, and Jason Kidd lost his job in Milwaukee. Not even the stoic Spurs were immune on the manic...
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In this Nov. 3, 2017 photo, paramilitary policemen in an armored vehicle are on duty at the airport in Hotan in western China's Xinjiang region. Authorities are using detentions in political indoctrination centers and data-driven surveillance to impose a digital police state in the region of Xinjiang and its Uighurs, a 10-million strong, Turkic-speaking Muslim minority Beijing fears could be influenced by extremism. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
December 17, 2017 - 2:29 pm
Here are the AP's latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EST. --------------------------- ONLY ON AP --------------------------- UNITED STATES-NIGER — An American soldier killed in an ambush in Niger with three comrades but recovered days later wasn't captured alive by...
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The 30m MACIF trimaran of French skipper Francois Gabart reaches the Brest harbor, western France, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. Gabart has broken the record for sailing around the world alone, circumnavigating the planet in just 42 days and 16 hours.(AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
December 17, 2017 - 9:28 am
BREST, France (AP) — French sailor Francois Gabart broken the record Sunday for sailing around the world alone, circumnavigating the planet in just 42 days and 16 hours. That is more than six days faster than the last record, set by fellow Frenchman Thomas Coville last year. The organizers,...
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In this Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 frame from video provided by the U.S. Navy, Jennifer Appel, left, and Tasha Fuiava, who with their dogs were rescued after being lost at sea for several months while trying to sail from Hawaii to Tahiti, are interviewed aboard the USS Ashland in the South Pacific Ocean. The U.S. Navy rescued the women on Wednesday after a Taiwanese fishing vessel spotted them about 900 miles southeast of Japan on Tuesday and alerted the U.S. Coast Guard. The women lost their engine in bad weather in late May, but believed they could still reach Tahiti. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/U.S. Navy via AP)
October 28, 2017 - 3:11 am
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — It's a romantic idea — sailing across the ocean, sleeping under the stars. But earlier this week, the U.S. Navy rescued two women adrift in the Pacific Ocean about 900 miles off Japan, at sea for months after their sailboat became disabled. While some people wing it, experts...
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Sailor Paul Cayard, of the United States, is interviewed by the Associated Press on the sidelines of a conference on the preservation of oceans, in Milan, Italy, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. Experts are gathering in Milan to discuss solutions to ocean pollution. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
October 03, 2017 - 12:39 pm
MILAN (AP) — A life on the seas, including two circumnavigations of the globe, has given U.S. yachtsman Paul Cayard a first-hand view of the increase of plastic waste in the world's oceans. Cayard said Tuesday at a forum on preserving oceans that over his 50-year sailing life, including seven...
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