Showing posts with label Extreme Sailing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Extreme Sailing. Show all posts

Maltese Sailing Yacht

There are some things worth mentioning again, and the Maltese Falcon sailing yacht is one of those things! Truly an extreme in the world of sailing with her start-of-the-art technology and towering sails. Although this sailing video may only seem like the Maltese was someones fantasy, it indeed is a fantasy come true for its owner. So, yes, the Maltese is more than just a dream, as you can see when you read more about the Maltese Falcon sailing yacht.

Sailing Ice Boats

Sailing is generally thought of as a warm-weather sport, or is it? In the case of sailing ice boats, warm weather is not what the ice boat Captain would order!

Did you realize that ice boating began as early as the 1600's? That may come as a surprise to you as it did for me, but can you imagine the surprise to one from that era if they had the chance to see the ice boaters now - as they race across the ice at top speeds?

With speeds over 60mph zipping across frozen waters, it's enough to blow your socks sails off! An interesting sport indeed, and one for sailors with cabin fever to consider, as they wait for the warmer months to launch their sails for blue waters.

Wait no more sailors! Set sail on over to this ice boating story to find out how exciting ice boating can be! It sounds like a truly exhilarating experience to satisfy the need for speed.

For extreme sports junkies -- yes ice boating is perfect for those of you who are brave souls with an addiction for an adrenaline rush! If that is you, before you dare to bare your soul to ice boating, I suggest you sail on over to the Minnesota Ice Sailing Association's iceboating site and study the hard cold facts (pun intended) surrounding the ice boating sport. Or, how about an ice boat racing a 1930's automobile? Brr -- that ice and wind is cold! Hot chocolate anyone?

Maltese Falcon Sailing Yacht

What's 42 feet wide by 289 feet long and cost $130,000,000 to build? That's $130 million dollars in case you thought that was a typo. Tom Perkins creation; the Maltese Falcon of course!

The Maltese Falcon is the first privately owned sailing yacht to use automated sails! Complete with futuristic automated carbon fiber sails soaring nearly 20 stories high, and interior cabins of your dreams, this sailing yacht would be the highlight of any sailing enthusiast - that is if you won't have sticker shock at $130 million! Wowza, now that's one sailing yacht!



If the Maltese Falcon has too big of a sticker price to buy you would only need $450,000 per week to charter the magnificent sailing vessel. OK, I'm still choking, but maybe you're not. Either way, thank you for stopping by here at Tall Sails Adventure. We hope you'll return again soon!

Extreme Sailing in the North Sea

Great clip of spectacular sailing in the North Sea along with some good tunes to enjoy as you watch this video. These guys sure make this sailing look easy, but at the same time it does look like hard work. Quite invigorating to say the least, so sit back and take a mini vacation for several minutes while you watch the extreme sailing in the North Sea. Bon voyage!

Sailing and Living on the Edge

These guys and gals are having a riot living on the edge! On the edge of their sailboat that is! Gotta love it as you watch them have fun. It looks like a blast and I think I just lost ten pounds watching these sailors living on the edge of the waves and their sails. Don't let the mast hit you in the head!

Sailing the World - Blind!

Yes, you read that title correctly! Sailing can be a very dangerous sport as it is, but I cannot imagine increasing that danger by sailing if you're blind! This couple is amazing to me with their determination to maintain their independence regardless of the fact that they're blind.

Sailing in fog can be quite concerning in itself and feels strange to not be able to see, but again sailing while blind -- they are very brave! If it weren't for instruments to help guide their way, I have to wonder if they would have pursued their dream.

Unfortunately, the video story about the couple sailing blind was no longer available, so I removed the video from this article.

Catamaran Surf Sailing

Catamaran sailing is one form of sailing that I would love to do, but it is obviously a sport that takes practice and would require a great deal of stamina. Unfortunately like many things in life I don't see that it would be something I would be able to pursue. It sure looks fun though! I guess you could say that for now it's in my wildest dreams. This is a great video of catamaran sailing! Surfs up as you enjoy the video.