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November 17th, 2017

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Big Pimpin’ This is the new foiling TF10 trimaran. A high-tech carbon fest, allowing sailors to foil easily in around 8 knots of boatspeed! Designed from scratch as a super fun foiler for mere mortals, we believe that goal has been accomplished! About this video: A small crew from DNA recently travelled to Barcelona for […]

November 17th, 2017

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With thanks to photographer Py Leroux and the Ultimboats Facebook Page, we now know exactly why the world’s sexiest sailboat got beaten across the ocean by a boat launched at the turn of the century: Delamination and structual failure of her massive ama foils.  It’s a problem that just about every foiler in history has […]

November 17th, 2017

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 Yes yes yes, we know it’s not sailing, but for fuck’s sake look at the size of these waves! Props to Anarchist David.  

November 17th, 2017

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Shaun Priestly explains what’s happening at the Andrew Simpkins Sailing Center this week, with Charlie Falconer from Mark Warner Holidays giving us a live demo! #learntofly #foiling #hydrofoil #keepitup #nextgeneration #sailing @royalyachtingassociation @rssailing @glidefreefoils @mwholidays.  

November 16th, 2017

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Phil Sharp brings his office to yours! “Who would have thought that 3,000 miles into this epic double-handed race to Brazil, we would have such a close fight on our hands. “Our race through the tropics this week so far couldn’t have been more of a contrast to our windy, wet, and fast assault down […]

November 16th, 2017

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A selfie with your boat, on the rocks, after a few margaritas: $5,000+. Learning how to use charts to navigate around the rocks: Priceless This new 4-part video series on how to navigate is clear, informative, and packed with the knowledge of a pro who’s been teaching navigation along the rugged and tricky coast of […]

November 16th, 2017

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 Pretty lame that they changed the title, but it sure looks like it might be pretty good! Jump in the thread.  

November 16th, 2017

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TJV Breaking Prince de Bretagne dismasts At 18:15 UTC, Maxi80 Prince de Bretagne dismasted just 93 miles from the finish line of the Transat Jacques Vabre in Salvador de Bahia. The 80ft trimaran, Prince de Bretagne was sailing off Palame, in north-east Brazil near the end of the 4,350-mile race from Le Havre in Normandy, […]

November 15th, 2017

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From the Melges 40 Grand Prix of Palma de Mallorca.  

November 15th, 2017

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Environment What we humans have done to our environment, especially our precious oceans, is nothing short of deplorable. We treat them no better than a toilet. Truly despicable, irresponsible behavior that promises that we will destroy the planet from our piggish hubris. In the USA, our traitorous, treasonous so-called president has appointed a truly evil […]

November 15th, 2017

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With the next Worlds at Richmond Yacht Club in 2018, we thought we needed an upgrade to our current ride – the I14 known as Woody. I14 USA 1202. Designed by Paul Bieker. Built by Kris and Kim Henderson at Henderson Boats in Seattle. – Co-owners James Beninghaus and Greg Mitchell. Two old guys who […]

November 15th, 2017

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For many years I have been going to the start of the Vendée Globe. I look at the boats and think that there simply can’t be any room for improvement. The boats look amazing, but four years later when I return the new boats make the older generation look like trucks. The performance curve is […]

November 15th, 2017

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A Cal 40 barn find is not something you see everyday. $14,000 is absurdly high considering the amount of work this dusty old thing is going to require. But then again, one man’s shitter is another man’s prize… Jump in the forum for all the dope.  

November 14th, 2017

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Big Pimpin’ Guelt, the mother company with its roots in the technically demanding food service industry, founded Guelt Nautic 20 years ago to apply its mature expertise in precision metalwork for applications in another challenging environment: performance sailing. The company’s skill set, which combines high technology engineering and design, mechanics, electrics and automation, allows it […]

November 14th, 2017

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This is really what I want for Christmas! And I will beat 851! –  Taken by Dad, Anarchist Henrique.  

November 14th, 2017

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In what many will consider is a surprise move there will not be a solo CEO at the tiller of the Volvo Ocean Race from today as, in effect, Atlant Racing is the new President of the Volvo Ocean Race. Once again, past experience of the race appears on the new President’s resume with some […]

November 14th, 2017

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We’re not 100% sure what the final number will be, but Francois Gabart has just smashed his own 24-hour solo sailing world record, reeling off an incredible 851 nautical miles in 24 hours. Just over a year ago, Gabart had upped the mark to 771, and has now added almost another 50 miles onto that. […]

November 14th, 2017

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Big Pimpin’ The DAME Awards winners have been announced at METS 2017 trade show with the RS Venture Connect para sailing electronics pack taking the top OVERALL title. Working in conjunction with Scanstrut and electronics expert para sailor Tom Harper, RS Sailing’s technical team have developed the equipment to provide simple installation, beautifully responsive electric […]

November 14th, 2017

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…And get a TP 52 along with it! Actually, you don’t get the paint, but you still get a turn-key 2011 Botin 52 that can be set up for the Super Series as well. Check it out here. Brought to you by Seahorse Brokerage.  

November 13th, 2017

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The Environment Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is returning to Mexico’s Gulf of California as part of an ongoing campaign to protect the endangered vaquita porpoise. Sea Shepherd’s M/V Farley Mowat is back for the third consecutive year along with the M/V John Paul DeJoria, arriving from the Caribbean after a relief mission to islands affected […]

November 13th, 2017

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With the brand-new, no-expense-spared Gitana XLILCIXVVZ getting beaten by a 16-year old design in the TJV, it’s becoming increasingly apparent that it ain’t speed that will win the lion’s share of foiling ocean races.  The mighty purple beast wrecked both of her ama foils and according to Josse, couldn’t foil for most of the race, allowing the much […]

November 13th, 2017

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Thomas Colville and Jean-Luc Nélias on their maxi trimaran, Sodebo Ultim’ have won the Ultime class of the 13th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre after crossing the finish line in the Bay of All Saints in Salvador de Bahia on Monday, November 13, 2017 at 10:42:27 (UTC), 7 days 22 hours 7 minutes and […]

November 13th, 2017

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For most offshore sailors the grandeur of seeing wildlife within their marine ecosystems is another big reason to be passionate about this sport. Thousands of species of birds, fish and mammals all play their roles in keeping a healthy and sustainable balance to the ocean’s ecosystems. As sailors we can have a unique role ourselves […]

November 13th, 2017

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Merloe, the wicked quick ORMA trimaran that set the all-time elapsed time record in this summer’s Transpac last week completed a fairly spendy retrofit. Just back in the water a few days, the boys came down to the boat today to see this: Some asshole, likely drunk, and no doubt in a powerboat, sometime between […]

November 11th, 2017

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We honestly did not know that we had entered the music scene, but now that we have, where the groupies at?  

November 11th, 2017

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The China Club Challenge Match drew to a close last weekend with the match Racing element of the event. Four weeks ago 37 hopeful teams cam e to Xiamen to take part in the fleet racing element of the event knowing only 8 teams would be invited back for the match racing this long weekend […]

November 11th, 2017

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Sharp is sexy, and this thing is about as sharp as can be.  So what the hell is it?  

November 10th, 2017

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The 40 foot cat Rushour went over at the Royal Queensland on Wednesday, and the driver quickly posted a report to the SA Forums for the benefit of other cat owners.  Kudos to ‘bushsailor’ for a near-perfect after-action report full of lessons. Forecast was for 20kn se wind.  We set the boat up with one […]

November 10th, 2017

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Race Report This is the best sailing spot that you never heard of. So good and so secret that the locals and the A-Class Catamaran fleet who use it for winter training prefer that we simply refer to it as ‘Location 51’. The Viper 640 fleet have just finished a week of incredible sailing for […]

November 10th, 2017

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