Posts tagged "sailing"

You Need A Sexier Personal Flotation Device

You’re going out on a hot date this summer, and your date is so cool, he’s taking you out on a boat. Awesome! you think. Until, that is, you board, and someone hands you a giant life vest. The orange does not go with your shoes. The bulky front totally covers your boobs. And those…

Susannah Breslin / June 29, 2010

Today’s Lady News: No More ‘Round The World Sailing, Young Ladies!

A Dutch court has extended a ban on allowing 14-year-old Laura Dekker to sail around the world solo. Dekker is hoping to beat Australian Jessica Watson’s record of being the youngest girl to sail around the world at age 16. The judge who extended the ban against Dekker’s plans until August said the court ha…

Jessica Wakeman / June 17, 2010

Abby Sunderland, Missing Solo Sailor Girl, Actually Not Missing After All

Disaster averted! Sailor Abby Sunderland, 16, who is attempting to set a world record by sailing around the world solo, has been found by aerial searchers in the Indian Ocean. Yesterday, while sailing east of Madagascar, Sunderland had told her father she was experiencing 35-knot winds and 25-foot waves. An hour later, she set off…

Jessica Wakeman / June 11, 2010

16-Year-Old Attempts To Sail Solo Around The World

Jessica Watson, 16, is an Australian sailor who is attempting to set a world record by being the youngest person to ever sail around the world solo. The Queensland resident left Sydney on October 18. From there, she will travel from Australia to New Zealand, Fiji to Kiribati, Chile to South Africa, and then back…

Susannah Breslin / December 4, 2009