UK Sailing

Live Slow and Sail Fast (Cast Off the Shackles)

Louis McIntosh | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK
Louis McIntosh

Many of us live vicariously through soap operas, fantasy games and in the not too distant future through a VR headset. Our essential being is being l...

Road to Vendee

Alex Thomson | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Sport
Alex Thomson

In just over four months' time, I'll embark upon one of the toughest sporting challenges on the planet, the Vendée Globe.

Six Great Places to Set Sail on a Budget Around the World

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

You don't need much to set sail around the world. As long as you've got a boat that floats and some cash in your pocket, sailing is an easy game. But we never said it was going to be cheap. For the majority who charter their own vessel, their pockets run deep and money is no object.

Woman And Cat Sail The World Together, Live Every Dream Imaginable

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A woman and her adorable cat are giving us serious life goals by travelling the world together and sleeping under the stars in a sailboat. Liz Clark h...

Scottish Retreats - Cameron House, Loch Lomond

The Spa Spy | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

Scattered family-friendly lodges fringe the edge of the colossal Loch - which, incidentally, sports two Seaplanes should you wish to peruse the waters and islands in style. And a championship golf course, Marina, Michelin star restaurant and an award winning, state of the art spa span the estate.

'Witty, Ballsy' Brit Is Second To Die In Round-The-World Yacht Race

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 02.04.2016 | UK

Tributes have been paid to a sailor killed after being swept into the Pacific ocean while competing in a global yacht race - the second Briton aboard ...

Two Men in a Rowing Boat Take on the Atlantic (And Make It to the Other Side!)

Tom Caulfield | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Sport
Tom Caulfield

It took 18 months of rigorous training, serious determination, plenty of conversations defending our 'crazy' idea, and several close shaves out in the open - but somehow we made it...

Two Men in a Rowing Boat Take on the Atlantic (And Got a Bit More Than They Bargained For)

Tom Caulfield | Posted 14.02.2016 | UK Sport
Tom Caulfield

It's weird what the ocean does to your mind. We started out having some pretty insane dreams - sleep deprivation will do that to you. Ironically, we most commonly dreamt that we were stuck in the middle of a vast ocean with no-one else around. Then we'd wake up and think, 'Oh wait, that's actually happening'. Emotionally it's a rollercoaster.

Why Sailing Made Me a Better Person

Amy Willerton | Posted 20.12.2015 | UK Entertainment
Amy Willerton

As you bond with your crew members , their own personal stories start to unravel. Their reasons for being there - from break-ups to dealing with death, to fighting cancer. How they raised the funds, and what they want to accomplish from the experience - the motivation for deciding to escape the world for 1-11 months on a small boat are usually pretty fascinating ones.

The End of the Line

Anna-Lena Elled | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Sport
Anna-Lena Elled

Closure. That's what this final Team SCA blog post is going to be all about. Why? Well, earlier this month we had our very last outing as a team at the Getty Images Gallery in London, where they are currently showing a very special exhibition dedicated to our time in the Volvo Ocean Race.

Why Praising Normality Isn't Good

Robbie Crow | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK
Robbie Crow

Disabled people don't need praise for accomplishing something that a non-disabled person would, too. They, just like everyone else, should be praised for doing something they enjoy; anyone should be given praise for doing something they enjoy and not letting their own personal difficulties stop them.

The Greatest Lessons in Life

Dan Hardy | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Sport
Dan Hardy

The last few weeks have been some of the most difficult of my life. I had hoped to stay in contact with you all during my Atlantic crossing, but our communications have suffered and I've been unable to. Our bad luck seemed to be never ending and a lack of email access has been a minor inconvenience in comparison.

When Lemons Are a Luxury

Dan Hardy | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Sport
Dan Hardy

At the moment we are travelling at an average of six knots and I can feel the rest of the fleet catching up. Whilst the progress is slow, I think we actually all needed a day like this as it gives us a break from living at a forty-five degree angle and constantly having to climb everywhere...

A Sad Day

Dan Hardy | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Sport
Dan Hardy

Earlier this week we woke to the news of a communications black out. An incident had occurred on one of the other Clipper Race boats and everything had been locked down until further notice...

Clipper Round the World Race: Preparing to Set Sail

Dan Hardy | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Sport
Dan Hardy

For the first time in my life I will be taking part in an ocean race, after I was asked earlier this year to help represent Team Great Britain and Northern Ireland in the Clipper Round the World race...

Journey of Change

Anna-Lena Elled | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK Sport
Anna-Lena Elled

For many of us in Team SCA, that life-defining moment has been being part of the Volvo Ocean Race...

The Sea Is for Sirens - An All-Female Yacht Racing Team Pave the Way for a New Era in Women's Sailing

Kitiara Pascoe | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK Sport
Kitiara Pascoe

Sailing has been a male dominated sport since humanity first tried to harness the power of wind and cross bodies of water. Because the ocean is a big, tough and dangerous place, it's always been the dominion of men in the tireless endeavour to capture, conquer and own.

The Power of Teamwork

Anna-Lena Elled | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Sport
Anna-Lena Elled

You can achieve a lot when all hands are on deck and our journey in the Volvo Ocean Race is proof of the full extent of girl power. However, instead of Scary, Baby, Posh and Ginger, Team SCA has Drivers, Trimmers, a Navigator and a Skipper.

Team SCA Have Made History, and We Can't Believe It!

Anna-Lena Elled | Posted 18.06.2016 | UK Sport
Anna-Lena Elled

To say that we're all a little bit older and a little bit wiser sounds completely contrived, but it is absolutely true - we are all very different women from those who started the race in Alicante those many months ago.

Meet Sally Barkow

Anna-Lena Elled | Posted 11.06.2016 | UK Sport
Anna-Lena Elled

Sally grew up sailing on the lake close to her home. From there she went into youth classes to high school and colleague sailing. Eventually Sally progressed to Olympic sailing and stepped into the professional match racing circuit where she could race for a living. With a CV bursting with sailing experience, it's perhaps no surprise she is now in integral member of Team SCA.

The Winning 'Sprint'

Anna-Lena Elled | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Sport
Anna-Lena Elled

We won! This morning we arrived in Lorient in France, which is our current stopover destination. The best thing about Lorient so far? We got there first!

Ten Things to Love (or Hate) About Being an Onboard Reporter

Anna-Lena Elled | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK Sport
Anna-Lena Elled

It's November 2012 and I'm at the central station in Stockholm, Sweden, waiting for a train to take me to my base camp and home city Gothenburg. I've just spent the last two days at an indoor sailing boat show learning about what is up-and-coming in the market for a piece in the next issue of Search Magazine...

Racing Around the Clock

Anna-Lena Elled | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK Sport
Anna-Lena Elled

After a while you get used to this pattern of behaviour and you quickly learn to sleep in small chunks at a time. It's phsically and mentally challenging but vital in these final few weeks as the clock prepares to strike - marking the end of our amazing journey.

More Exciting Than Christmas

Anna-Lena Elled | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Sport
Anna-Lena Elled

Think about all of the excitement and anticipation that you feel on Christmas Eve. Now, times that feeling by a hundred and you will understand what it felt like just before we sailed into Newport, Rhode Island.

Onwards and North-wards

Anna-Lena Elled | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK Sport
Anna-Lena Elled

Time does a strange thing offshore. Sometimes time flies by--where there are not enough hours in the day - and other days creep by. Some days repeat themselves so much that you could swear you are the living rendition of the blockbuster film, Groundhog Day. It feels as if we have had one week to go until Newport, RI USA for at least two weeks.