It only made sense that adventurer nomads Charlie Brigham and Lily Barlow set their sights on a trans-pacific voyage. They both had lots of travels recorded in their lifebooks, including biking across continents and deserts, sailing as crew across the Atlantic and hitchhiking in 6 continents. While they were both individual nomads themselves, their paths would continually cross and through time their feelings for each other grew stronger. In August 2011, they committed their lives to each other and expressed to their family and friends that if anyone wanted to give something to them in honor of their love, that it be related to their dream: obtaining a sailboat and making it their home for adventures to come. They moved to Marina Del Rey in California, got a Cape Dory Clipper and named her “Portal.” Now after a full year of preparation, the couple and two of their friends set sail on March 10th, 2013 waving good bye. [Read more...]
Have you ever wanted to build a sailboat and voyage on it with a bunch of people from around the world? Welcome to the Sea Gypsies! Since the summer of 2009, people from all over the world have assisted in the construction of a ship that will sail the seas upon completion. There have been volunteers coming from all parts of the world — Asia to America, Europe to Southern Africa — all converging on a collective located just north of Oslo, Norway. [Read more...]
In an era before the automobile or airplane, the sleek and graceful racing yachts of 1890s New York were the real hot ticket. Pushing the limits of sailor and machine, they battled it out in hotly contested titles like the newly founded America’s Cup. They flew as much sail as possible, stretching the often experimental boats so far that masts sometimes came crashed down in the process. The expensive sport was a hangout of the upper class and the culture was as lavish on land as on sea. [Read more...]
Often when we think of sailing, images of old wooden sloops spring to mind, with their graceful wooden lines, polished brass hardware and tangle of rigging… but that’s not what you’ll find with the new B Yachts 60. This vessel screams modern from every angle, with sleek white lines and each necessary feature cleaned up with tasteful minimalist touches. [Read more...]
Taken in 1915, these fantastic pictures are from the dawn of color photography, and from an astounding event during the “Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration.” Sir Ernest Shackleton and his crew where in the midst of one of the most incredible expeditions and subsequent survival stories of the last century… and managed to photograph much of it in color.