A few weeks ago, I looked for former Democratic primary candidate Lincoln Chafee—a dotty, wonderful muskrat who accidentally voted to repeal the Glass-Steagall Act—at the Democratic Convention. I did not find him, eventually discovering that he was in Rio with his daughter Louisa, a Brown graduate who would be braving…
A French man and his cat, who were for some reason sailing the rough seas south of Alaska together, recently hurled themselves from their disabled boat to a waiting ship in a dramatic rescue.
Yet another Conservative Institution for Well-Mannered Gamesmen has changed its policy about being a club exclusively for he man woman haters: the UK’s Royal Yacht Squadron (don’t the British just have the most adorable sense of whimsy?) decided last week to start admitting women, if only because 21st-century sexism…
Raise your hand if your biggest accomplishment this weekend was making it out of bed in time to meet your friends for brunch. Actually, it doesn't even matter if you ran a freaking marathon today, you're still probably not as impressive as 16-year-old Laura Dekker—who sailed into St. Maarten harbor yesterday after…
How would you travel if money were no object? Perhaps, like Beyoncé and Jay-Z, you'd rent a 180-foot, Italian-made Benetti Luxury yacht that goes for $377,000… a week. Worth it? Let's take a look.
• A UK survey found that three out of five people would take revenge on a cheating spouse, with most respondents targeting the car. True to the stereotype, women were more likely to feast on the dish best served cold.
13-year-old Laura Dekker wants to become the youngest person to sail solo around the world, a goal her parents support. But today, Dutch authorities put her in temporary state custody while psychologists assess whether she should be allowed to go.
QINGDAO, CHINA - AUGUST 18: Christina Bassadone (L) and Saskia Clark (R) of Great Britain compete in the Women's 470 class medal race held at the Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center during day 10 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 18, 2008 in Qingdao, China. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
QINGDAO, CHINA - AUGUST 12: Nikola Girke of Canada competes in the Women's RS:X class race held at the Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center during day 4 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 12, 2008 in Qingdao, China. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)