Swimmer descends to the liferaft in breaking waves; two casualties were still in the storm-battered sea after the yacht sunk. Credit: Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust

Bruce Goodwin's ocean crossing with friends was nearing an end when they encountered a storm; the liferaft was lost, the yacht sank. Skipper Stuart Pedersen tragically died just as he…

Jeanne Scorates

Jeanne Socrates, who is attempting to become the oldest person to sail solo around the world non-stop and unassisted, is hoping she will break the record by the end of…

A sailor in the Pacific

With no inboard engine and a dead outboard, Josh Ghyselincks 
discovers the joys of cruising across the Pacific under sail alone

A yacht sailing in heavy seas which led to the solo skipper abandoning the boat for a liferaft

Phil van der Mespel had always dreamed of a long offshore adventure. When unforeseeable disaster struck, careful preparation for the worst-case scenario saw him rescued within hours