COWES, ENGLAND - AUGUST: (EDITOS NOTE: This image was processed using digital filters) A general view during Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week on August, 2015 in Cowes, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

The sailor's ultimate survival kit

It doesn't matter if you're an amateur sailor or a professional, a fresh-faced newbie or a weathered veteran, there is always that one item you would never leave dock without.
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 26:  'Wild Oats XI' make final adjustments prior to the 2014 Sydney To Hobart on December 26, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

Australia mourns sailing philanthropist

He cultivated two fortunes from winemaking and was worth more than $900 million, but sailing -- and particularly the Sydney-Hobart race -- was the real passion of Australian businessman Robert Oatley, who has died aged 87.

'Ghost ships' rise from the dead

They were built to sail across the Atlantic Ocean to aid the allied effort in World War I, but wound up unused, abandoned, stripped and finally scuttled. Almost a century on, the "ghost fleet" of Mallows Bay is brimming with life again.
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 26:  Kristy Hinze-Clark onboard Super-maxi Comanche as it prepares to race during the 2015 Sydney to Hobart on December 26, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Broken U.S. yacht gives up -- then wins race

Nicknamed "the aircraft carrier," it's a monster yacht designed to break ocean records -- but on this occasion the crew of Comanche was relieved just to reach the finish line.



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