The captain of the sailing vessel informed IERCC watchstanders that he had activated his EPIRB after the vessel's engines had lost power and he was concerned about staying aboard due to rough weather and high seas.

These honours may be universal, but not so honoured by sailors, writes John Champion.

Sit right back and you'll read a tale - no, not that one. This story from George McCafferty is way better.

The listing records 155 solo non-stop circumnavigators and a further 143 who have completed true circumnavigations around the three Capes with stops enroute.

Weather forecasting is a complex mathematical exercise, not what the average cruising yachtie needs warns Don Gilchrist.

How one man went from landlubber to old salt in five easy steps.

A global pandemic and some of the worst ocean conditions experienced in decades have not stopped the world renowned Australian yachtsman from reaching home soil on his record 11th solo circumnavigation of the world.

South Africa’s borders are open, but if the confusion over the arrival of international yachts is anything to go by, travellers are still regarded with suspicion.

A good galley is the engine room of any vessel, but is a cook only as good as his tools?

With the thoroughness of a lawyer, this couple detail their circumnavigation costs.

Barbara Genda, Harry Jarman and their two children were sailing the world when tragedy struck in Tahiti, with the death of 14 year-old Eddie in August.

The International Maritime Bureau highlighted a dramatic increase of activity off West Africa while saying incidents in other areas, including the Indonesian archipelago and off Somalia, were down or remained under control.

On September 16, Glenn Wakefield suffered a massive stroke approximately 500 nautical miles west of San Francisco, while on his third attempt to circumnavigate solo.

The full and ongoing story by Jon Neeves and partner to develop and test the ultimate bridle for their catamaran.

The majority will spend 14 days or more at sea and as such have zero contact with anyone other than those aboard the vessel. The COVID19 infection risk profile of those aboard these vessels is surely negligible.

Yes, the Straits are a hive of activity, but Bruce and Deb show there are still plenty of hide-aways to enjoy.