Sailors We Love | Florence Arthaud

The Comeback Kid.

At 17, she was left paralyzed and in a coma by a car accident. At 32, she won the Rhoute du Rhum single-handed transatlantic race, and at 39 she won Transpac with Bruno Peyron. At 54, she fell overboard while sailing alone and was rescued after 2 hours in frigid waters, unfazed and undaunted.

Here, a photo from a few years back, enjoying a bit of well-deserved down time before getting busy. Our kind of sailor – we can’t wait to see what she’ll do next.

Sailing - Florence Arthaud

Welcome Aboard!

Thanks for checking out our new website! We truly hope you can sail with us in the real world some day – although the USVIs certainly seem beyond real – but until then we’d love it if you would hang out with us here now and then.

We admit we’ll be doing our best to get you to check “Learn to Sail in Paradise” off your bucket list. For instance, check out these pretty dreamy photos of the islands taken during an actual week at “school.”

Mostly, though, we’re hoping to convey the power that sailing has to help us transcend the ordinary and to imagine new possibilities, on the ocean and in the every day.

We’ve got lots of exciting things planned over the next few weeks to celebrate our “christening”, so stay tuned!The ocean is waiting. See you soon?

Able Seaman