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Holy christ, has there ever been a greater caption contest picture in the history of sailing than this one?? Props to Anarchist Jim. Have fun with this one, children!  

72′ Mini-Maxi Bella Mente sailed into the submerged wreck of an old fishing boat yesterday, hitting it at around ten knots during a beat on the first race of the day at Key West.  Hap Fauth (with Terry Hutchinson on tactics and Moose Sanderson on strategy) was at the helm of the sexy new(ish) boat […]

When NOOD title sponsor Sperry Top-Sider pulled their funding from the national series of regattas owned by Sailing World, we waited for the next shoe to drop on the beleaguered event…and here it is, with a twist, from NW Yachting. Citing the State of Washington having taken “a different approach recently,”  [emph. ours] The Sailing Company […]

Graham McKenzie is a lawyer from New Zealand who has been a member of the Jury for the last three America’s Cups.  Prior to that, he seems to have no real significant history in yacht racing.  McKenzie has been non-responsive to repeated requests for comment on this article. The ISAF Judges Manual is very specific […]

Orange, yes indeed. But there is a more complete answer we are searching for. What is it?  

The VO 70 Azzam looking a bit droopy after a fire, very likely arson, that caused incredible damage at Monaco Marine in France. Jump in the thread here.  

Amid calms, gales, controversy and carnage, the 2015 Moth Worlds has become an easy target for criticism. From a fleet that was arguably too big and star-studded to manage, to a struggling race committee, to weather that refused to cooperate for days on end, to a multi-time world champ getting run down by a CNN […]

The wheels are dangling by a single bolt on the bus that is the ultra highly anticipated Moth Worlds. Despite sailing just one light-air, low-riding race in the finals the fleet has been bloodied from top to bottom with the carnage spilling over to a humbled race committee who is feeling the pressure and has […]

Most of the criticism has already been pulled from the web, but there’s little doubt the Moth Worlds Race Committee is the worst in recent Moths memory; something Oracle Team USA strategist Tom Slingsby seems to agree with on Facebook, along with some even more critical comments from the fleet.  Hit the thread for the […]

Powertools-a-grindin’, pain pills-a-poppin’, and 160 wide-eyed Mothies recounting the highs and lows of a truly gnarly day on the water. That’s the scene at the Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club after day two of qualifying for the 2015 Moth Worlds in Australia. After four days of dead to light air during the pre-Worlds and day […]

With thanks to Sperry Top-Sider here’s another look at the Moth Worlds fleet: “Mate, you shoulda been here a few days ago” is the Aussie version of ‘it’s not usually like this,’ and a walk along the beautiful beach in front of the Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club reveals a final registration of 160-odd boats; […]

Ronnie Simpson, our resident writer, war/shipwreck vet, singlehanded racer, and now engineless cruiser landed in Melbourne just 3 hours ago, and he’s already hit the ground running in SA’s quest to bring every bit of the Moth Worlds to you.  If you’re as stoked as we are to watch this epic event, go and thank […]

The car carrier Heogh Osaka enjoys a mechanically-induced holiday on Bramble Bank in the Solent, and it’s even sailing related; Extreme Sailing Series and enthusiastic newish-to-sailing sponsor Jaguar Land Rover owns about 1200 of the vehicles aboard. (From Anarchist ‘Peter Morton 1′: “My flat looks right on to The Brambles so saw the whole thing […]

After receiving thousands of applications for the On-Board Reporter program, and with a high likelihood that at least one of the seven OBRs would be knocked out of the race for one reason or another, you’d think that VOR headquarters would have a solid list of qualified replacements – but you’d be wrong.  And when […]

SA Special IberianCorrespondent Jen Edney gives us some great insight from the Barcelona World Race start.  Enjoy it, and check back towards the end of the week for our first look at what she can do with a video report. Track the fleet here, and get all the latest chatter in the thread. “Bye Oscar!” […]

Clean Report After trailing into the UAE, and trailing in the practice and In-Port Races, Ian Walker’s Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team finally did exactly what the big-spending Emirati sponsors wanted most: They turned a brilliant first beat move into a massive lead at the sendoff buoy as Leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race […]

Unlike almost every other sailing website, we’re loathe to cut-and-paste press releases on our front page.  But this one is such a good counterpoint to Rolex and the CYCA’s moronic and secretive handling of the banning of reporter Sue Neales from the Sydney-Hobart media center that we just had to run it.  And it’s not […]

Screw football:  Let’s watch some boat racing!  Team SCA, with 3-time Olympian Carolijn Brouwer taking over the stick from Sam Davies (who moves to trim and big-picture stuff)  gets their first In-Port Race win today in Abu Dhabi!  With the In-Port Races getting more and more important as the fleet’s parity becomes evident, this was […]

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