Tall Ship Frederyk Chopin limps back to port after losing both masts in storm (video)

It might not be as dramatic as the footage that would have been shot during the casualty but this RNLI video of the tall ship Frederyk Chopin is a stark reminder that it’s an ocean out there!

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Earlier this year we devoted alot of coverage to the amazing story of the sinking of the tall ship Concordia which coincidently was also a Polish built ship that in the past has sailed for Class Afloat.

Very happy that this too is a story with a happy ending.

Ice Boating Championships: Always On Thin Ice

You thought that organizing the America’s Cup is challenging. From this article in the Wall Street Journal, it seems that ice boat racing has many more obstacles but none of the lawsuits. These guys travel a whole lot faster, up to 100 MPH, and, man, they are accepting and adaptable to changing conditions. Interesting read and cool slideshow.