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Family Of Four Redefines 'Quality Time' By Sailing The World Together

In January 2015, the Nance family ― Phil, Aimee, their 14-year-old daughter Jessica and their 12-year-old daughter Emma ― set sail together to explore the world. In a span of almost three years, the family has given a new meaning to “spending quality time together” by sailing across a massive ocean, swimming with whales, hiking active volcanoes and more. After dealing with 90-minute commutes to work and paying nannies to help raise their girls, Phil and Aimee decided to make a change. They now live with their daughters on a 1978 45-foot Dufour ketch sailboat called SV Terrapin (SV stands for sailing vessel, and a terrapin is a species of turtle). “We felt that we were missing out on watching our children grow up,” Aimee told HuffPost. “After mulling around various ideas, we decided sailing would give us the greatest opportunity to see most of the world on our limited budget.”...
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Benetti’s Se77antasette Concept is a Superyacht That Takes Inspiration from Mexico’s International Airport

Benetti , the world’s largest superyacht builder, rolled the dice at the Monaco Yacht Show when it introduced its Se77antasette concept. The Italian builder has been in business since 1873, and the roughly 30 superyachts in various stages of production at its shipyards are generally traditional designs, with a growing number of custom yachts. Benetti proved that it could also be the superyacht industry’s wild child on the show’s opening night by introducing Se77antasette—a variation on “Settantasette,” which is, in turn, Italian for 77. Benetti has paired up with one of the world’s most respected young architects, the noted Fernando Romero, for the 253-foot Se77antasette. Romero’s landmark buildings include the Museo Soumaya, which has earned the distinction of being Mexico’s most Instagrammed building thanks to its unconventional shape. He is also responsible for Mexico’s new international airport; it’s considered to be among the largest and most environmentally sustainable in the...
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Is Airplane Surfing the Future of Surfing?

Man. You know how you’ve always wanted to surf the wake behind a really big floatplane? But not just any floatplane — a very specific plane? A 1951 Grumman Albatross? Well, this dude beat you to your dream. Sure, it costs lord knows how much in gas, and pumps untold amounts of fumes into what looks like an otherwise pristine natural environment. But what does that matter when dreams are being realized? Look out, wavepools. 1951 Grumman Albatross Flying Boat surfing is already what’s next. Original link Original author: Housman

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These mesmerizing creatures are actually kinetic sculptures made out of plastic pipes

For the last 27 years, Theo Jansen – a Dutch kinetic sculpture – has been creating new forms of life out of plastic pipes. His beach creatures, called 'Strandbeest,' get their energy from the wind.  The "DNA code" they share, says Jansen, is the proportions between their spine and the pipes that make up their feet. These numbers mean they can be reproduced quickly and effectively using 3D printers . Original link Original author: Nikolov

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Jon Pyzel: "People are volume obsessed!"

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by Derek Rielly 4 hours ago The champ's shaper on biases that keep us from nailing the perfect board…  I’ve learned by now that unless a surfboard conforms to a set of very narrow, and specific, strictures, I’m screwed. It’s gotta be short (five-six for little waves; a five-nine if I’m gonna chance my arm in waves up to six foot), wider than the norm but thinner than recommended, almost no entry rocker, a dirty big straight section through the guts and a pretty wild kick in the tail. Outline-wise, I like curves. I get my speed from the rocker. If I get a board from a new shaper and he deviates from the formula, I’ll surf it on one wave, maybe two, then throw a For Sale sign on it. It’s not that I won’t try, I just don’t…know…what to do. Sweet spots are sweet if you can find...
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Who is Destined for the WCT?

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Wade Carmichael sledge-hammering his way to WCT contention.Photo: WSL / WSL/POULLENOT Gratifyingly good waves were on tap for a long and full day of surfing at the EDP Billabong Pro Cascais for the round of 48. Powerful, peeling left and right-handers, overhead at times, and some incredible rides throughout. Joan Duru showed his experience after so many years on the WQS and now entrenched on the Championship Tour. Currently placed 18th on the CT he could do with a big result on the WQS just to keep him steady on the backup tour. He threw caution to the wind in his heat, banking a 7.50 and an 8.23, putting Deivid Silva in second place at the expense of Davey Cathels and Parker Coffin. Despite being somewhat of a veteran, Duru can chuck it into the air along with the best of them, pulling off a nice forehand air reverse with...
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Awesome Amphibious Vehicles!

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As a child, some of my favorite playthings, besides Legos and Weebles, was my grandmother’s extensive set of toy soldiers. I loved the machine gunner, the grenade thrower, and the guy scurrying along the ground on his belly. My favorite had to be the vehicles–the Jeeps and trucks. But the best by far was the amphibious troop carrier. It was just cool. The idea of a truck that could drive on land and then transition to the water effortlessly was something akin to magic for a young boy, and still, to this day, it evokes a sort of mysticism. A Little History Amphibious vehicles have been around for a long time. The first documented one was actually a 17 ton dredger built way back in 1805 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Other industrial amphibious vehicles were made in the 1800s—a sail-powered wagon and a steam-powered paddleboat that could haul itself out of...
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Before you become a dive instructor you should know this

Photo by Jimi Filipovski on Unsplash 4 MIN READ Do you want to become a dive instructor? Reading online, it looks like this is THE BEST dream job you could ever have. Some dive instructors even tell you they are “living the dream”. I was not living the dream at all during my first year as a dive instructor. I did not find a job, the money was low (I had to travel to my home country to make some bucks) and the jobs offered seemed to involve a hell lot of work and little salary. Today, I am gonna show you useful tips to understand before you become a dive instructor. At the end, I will also tell you if I think it still was one of my best decisions to become a dive instructor . Have savings before you become a dive instructor I had little money left...
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