Latest Single-handed sailing Stories

2010-11-11 10:23:00

FORT MILL, S.C., Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- In mid-October five skippers from the UK, Poland, Canada and Belgium, along with Brad Van Liew of the United States, departed La Rochelle, France for the start of the longest and toughest single-handed ocean race in the world. For nine months, from October 2010 until June 2011, they will sail, alone, across five oceans spanning 30,000 nautical miles. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...

2007-10-14 03:00:14

By Carolyn Spray Q My rhododendron is quite large and looks healthy but for the last two years the buds have not opened out. I feed it regularly but it hasn't improved. What is wrong? A My guess is it's not had enough water to allow the buds to fully develop. Keep it watered well and add water-retaining granules to the compost. Write to Carolyn Spray at Right at Home, Sunday Mail, Central Quay, Glasgow, G3 8DA or email gardens@sundaymail.co.uk - sorry but she can't reply to each...

Word of the Day
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.