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Blind at the Bow: These Sailors Navigate with Sound

Sailing is a nuanced, complex process—now imagine doing it blind. That’s exactly what Walt Raineri, Kris Scheppe and Scott Ford do as Blind Match Racing Team USA 1. Blind Sailing International organizes sailing races around the world for the blind. To navigate, sailors use audio sound buoys along the courses, …

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Happy Birthday Sir Robin Knox Johnston!

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Sir Robin Knox-Johnston became  first man to sail solo and non-stop around the globe when he won the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race in 1969. Of the nine men who started the race, six withdrew partway round, one sank and was rescued and another committed suicide – Sir Robin was …

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