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KIMT3 News (MN): Minnesota Man Sails Around The World To Bring Awareness To A Certain Part Of The World

KIMT3 News (MN): Minnesota Man Sails Around The World To Bring Awareness To A Certain Part Of The World

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Imagine quitting your job to embark on a 9 month journey sailing around the world, without any modern technology. That’s what Nabil Amra is doing. He’s participating in the Golden Globe Race, where skippers race sailing around the world. Nadir Amra is his cousin and lives in Rochester. He said when he first found out about his cousin’s decision, he was nervous. “To go solo, without phones and any electronic equipment he usually uses, that seems kind of dangerous. But it’s something he wanted to do,” Nadir said. “We’re always going to be worried until he gets home.”

Post-Bulletin (MN): ‘Peace for everyone, this is what we really want’

Post-Bulletin (MN): ‘Peace for everyone, this is what we really want’

When Nabil Amra sets sail around the world on Sunday, he’ll be doing it for two reasons. The first is to win. Amra, from Minneapolis, is one of 18 sailors competing in the 30,000-mile Golden Globe Race, which will depart France on Sunday. However, while Amra relies on his abilities and knowledge, there’s an entire group of people who will simultaneously be relying on him for something much larger. This brings us to the second, and more important reason Amra is competing — to bring awareness to the plight of Palestinians in the Middle East.

TV Vendée “Le Journal” (France): Golden Globe Race : Nabil Amra, un Palestinien au départ de la course

TV Vendée “Le Journal” (France): Golden Globe Race : Nabil Amra, un Palestinien au départ de la course

Début 2005, le département de la Vendée avait lancé une chaîne de télévision temporaire, TV Vendée, bénéficiant d’une autorisation temporaire du CSA pour émettre sur tout le département, sur quatre fréquences hertziennes (La Roche-sur-Yon, Saint Gilles Croix de Vie, Les Herbiers, Pouzauges et Les Sables-d’Olonne). L’audience potentielle était estimée à hauteur de 500 000 téléspectateurs. (Wikipedia)

Sail Magazine: Recreating Knox-Johnston’s Historic Circumnavigation

Sail Magazine: Recreating Knox-Johnston’s Historic Circumnavigation

The Golden Globe Race 2018 is neither fast nor glamorous. Instead, it’s a throwback to a simpler time when adventure was man-against-the-sea, and the sea usually won. It is a re-creation of the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race, an event that took place 50 years ago and remains one of the true watershed moments in offshore racing. 19 sailors represent one of the most diverse groups ever assembled for a circumnavigation, with sailors from 13 different countries taking part: including two, Istvan Kopar and Palestinian-born Nabil Amra, from the United States.

Chaska Herald (MN): Bon Voyage: Chaska native to sail around the world without GPS

Chaska Herald (MN): Bon Voyage: Chaska native to sail around the world without GPS

270 days. That’s how long Nabil Amra hopes it takes for him to sail around the world, as part of the 2018 Golden Globe Race. The trek commemorates the 50th anniversary of a 1968 round-the-world yacht racem approximately 30,000 miles long, starting in France on July 1. As part of the race, the Chaska native will be sailing as the original competitors did, solo and without modern devices, like a GPS. Amra has spent over $300,000 of his own money and has quit his job as a U.S. Bank foreign exchange trader in Minneapolis for the trip of a lifetime.

القدس: مركب الحرية

القدس: مركب الحرية

البيرة”القدس”دوت كوم -يشارك نبيل وليد عمرة، ابن مدينة البيرة، في سباق غولدن غلوب للمراكب الشراعية وهو سباق حول العالم سينطلق من مدينة سابل دولون على الساحل الغربي لفرنسا في الأول من تموز القادم. ولد نبيل في ولاية مينيسوتا الأمريكية عام 1975 وفيها عاش إلى أن عادت أسرته إلى البيرة في عام 1987. ويقول نبيل: “خلال طفولتي في الولايات المتحدة لم أكن أعرف الكثير عن فلسطين، لكن كل شيء تغير عندما عادت أسرتي للسكن في البيرة. وبعد عودتنا ببضعة أشهر، اندلعت الانتفاضة الأولى وشاركت فيها للتعبير عن رفضي للاحتلال والظلم والقمع اليومي، وهي تجربة غيرتني تماماً. في عام 1989، اضطرت أسرتي للعودة إلى الولايات المتحدة حيث تعلمت الإبحار ومارسته كهواية في بادئ الأمر، إلاّ أنني أدركت سريعاً أن حبي للإبحار انبثق عن توقي للحرية التي حرمت منها خلال إقامتي في فلسطين ولا يزال الملايين من الفلسطينيين محرومين منها”.