Unlike lesser publications, Sailing Anarchy doesn’t ever fuck off on vacation, and certainly not with one of the world’s best racing competitions coming up in just a few days! You can count on our front page becoming ‘Sydney Hobart Central’ for the next week or so thanks to McConaghy Boats and the Cleans, beginning with a full form guide for you later today, but in the meantime, how about a few videos to keep your sailing fires going as the ice creeps in over your roof?
Fayerweather Yacht Club (Bridgeport, CT) had some unwelcome company last week when a gravel barge ran right through their floating docks, a cruising boat, and an Olson 29. The security-cam footage ain’t the best, but it shows plenty, and thanks to moondance for the view and the thread.
Google’s annual Zeitgeist video celebrates the most-searched for terms of the year (we assume they leave out ‘lesbian teen’), and while it’s mostly self-serving ‘do no evil’ crap, we were stoked to see a few milliseconds of ETNZ’s AC72 on screen for the already more than 10,000,000 people who’ve seen it. AC34 never had a single video that reached even a quarter of that, but it’s the gift that keeps on giving especially in NZ, where “Americas Cup” was not only the most watched program of 2013, but it was also the most searched for term in the nation. Speaking of ETNZ, they’re not sitting around; a squad of six ETNZ’ers (including Gashby) are headed over to the A-Cat Worlds next month in Takapuna. Thanks to MaughanNacra20 for the tip.
Blades On A Lake
We wouldn’t have thought Garda would beat Geneva to the first-ever “all-foil sailing week”, but it looks like they have, at least if this Youtube-sourced promo video and their basic website is to be believed. Bring your foiling boat – any foiling boat – to the best sailing venue on the planet for two weeks of racing and a week of speed testing, brainstorming, idea exchange, and wine drinking? Sounds good to us. Check the site here.
We’d never have the gumption to get back at it after such a heartwrenching loss, but after a short soul search, the ETNZ boss is back at it, already looking for cash and signing up sailors. Last week he sat down with Channel 3 News for the most wide-ranging interview he’s done since he got home. Plenty of interesting news for Cup fans as the long, long waiting game settles in; the waiting game that explains why the AC can never be like the World Cup. Click the link to take you to an external player, or hit this one for a few minutes with Deano. Grazie to Stingray for the links; from the Dalts’ Optimistic thread.
December 23rd, 2013