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As the R2AK start time approaches quickly, attached is a pic of my ride. I’m thinking of it as the ideal vehicle for extended water camping and voyaging. Not as light as a rowing shell (no easy portaging), but much more capable, and comfortable, when coastal cruising. It’s an Angus Rowcruiser, slightly modified for my […]






May 26th, 2017

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Those of you who have followed the racing scene for a while certainly know the names Steve and Fred Howe. They are extremely good guys who have had a number of very successful programs; TP 52, Farr 40, Melges 32, Santa Cruz 52. Steve hasn’t raced the Melges 32 Warpath since 2012, but decided to […]






May 26th, 2017

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WORLD EXCLUSIVE! We are the first publication in the world to confirm with a representative of the organization that the Storm Trysail Club has finally killed the long-on-life-support Key West Race Week.  Somehow the power of Scuttlebutt, US Sailing, the STC, NYYC, Doug Devos, and history couldn’t manage to save what was, just a decade ago, […]






May 25th, 2017

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As everyone prepares to watch the America’s Cup, a bunch of Americans have been getting out on their small cats. 50 A-Class boats sailed in the annual Florida Winter Series with the series finishing at an event at St Andrews Bay YC in Panama City. The US A-Class hired Nick Bowers of Kettle Cinema, just […]






May 24th, 2017

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Rán [pronounced rahn], an Esse 750 fractional sloop, #30 of 35, built in 2016 and the only Esse in the US, splash-landed in San Diego last month with new owner John and Tracy Downing. A 24’ Swiss manufactured two-person lake racer, the boat is constructed with a carbon hull, deck, mast, boom, and rudder, weighing […]






May 24th, 2017

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What’s not to love about this beautiful shot taken by very talented Christophe Launay from his home town of Kerroch, France. Summer travel, anyone?  






May 24th, 2017

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The guy who nearly killed the C-Class with his wing sail design has a new appreciation for the development race in Bermuda.  Here’s longtime SA’er and Cogito builder/skipper Steve Clark reflecting on a potential game changer at the America’s Cup. I just got schooled in a previous thread for not knowing that The defined “illegal actions” […]






May 24th, 2017

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Who doesn’t want to be this dude, at least for this experience?  






May 24th, 2017

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Marine Engineering 105: Why My Boat Costs What It Costs?  Pricing out a new boat is the no-win gig in yacht design. Resolving down the cost of materials, labor, and design into a figure you can plan for, is like finding longitude before clocks. It takes time, patience and a whole lot of luck. For […]






May 24th, 2017

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Stolen from FB… Whattaya got?  






May 24th, 2017

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Building an AC50. Southern Spars Big Pimpin’. Southern Spars have been building some of the best masts in the world for more than a quarter of a century, and for their first few challenges outside the realms of masts and rigging they haven’t lowered their sights even a fraction. Equipped with some of the best […]






May 24th, 2017

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And so it begins. My Santa Cruz 33, (currently Mondo) soon to be Anarchy 3, came out of the water today at Shelter Island Boatyard, not looking half bad! Of course, half of it actually does look bad, but surprisingly not all of it! Obviously we are putting a new bottom on the boat, blasting […]






May 23rd, 2017

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May 23rd, 2017

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Most haven’t been on one, now’s your chance. Thanks to Keith Brash.  






May 23rd, 2017

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The last time I crossed the start line in a big regatta was the ’97 A-Cat worlds and that didn’t turn out so well see A Sordid Tale of A-ddiction. And with two knee surgeries and the laws of physics preventing me from flying above the waves on an A-Cat; I needed, and found an […]






May 23rd, 2017

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St. Lucia to Marathon, Florida, was the most beautiful of passages until it wasn’t.   Twelve hundred miles were full of fine sailing, and the last one hundred full of frustration and despair.  The above image of GANNET’s Yellowbrick track only suggests the agony of those last miles. I was aiming for Key West, but […]






May 22nd, 2017

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Big Pimpin’ For those on the cutting edge of technology the shift in platform choice to wing-sail catamarans in the America’s Cup may have reduced the number of sail-handling systems to develop, but it has created new opportunities for innovation in hardware solutions across a multitude of entirely new applications. Foil and wing-control systems, for […]






May 22nd, 2017

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Design optimization and simulation specialists Altair put together the sweet little film above that may just be the slickest media yet to come out of AC35.  We’re not picking Artemis to advance to the grand finale, but this film shows they’ve left very few stones unturned in their quest to shock the world in Bermuda. Tell […]






May 21st, 2017

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With New Zealand’s media exploding with America’s Cup action, top Kiwi sports personality Darcy Waldegrave caught up with our own Mr. Clean for some live RadioSportNZ chatter about the racing coming in just 5 days.  Clean may not be smart, but at least he’s loud!  






May 21st, 2017

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America’s Cup Anarchy junkies had fun with some pretty fun AC limericks the last time around, and now they’re back at it thanks to kiwi Anarchist ‘ianz’.  Here are a couple we liked, the first from a Kiwi fan: This AC is run by rich muppets, Defended by Oracle (and puppets). To bring back some […]






May 21st, 2017

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Mothers, don’t let your kids become sailmakers! It will condemn to a life of racing, sailing and having the times of their lives. And they may never escape! OneSails Australasia hosted the Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club youth development squad at the Fremantle loft on Saturday where we designed, cut and made two jibs as part […]






May 20th, 2017

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Crazy? Brave? Adventurous? Courageous? Mad? – pick your own adjective to describe Ken Fowler’s daredevil dash up the West Coast of the UK. Only 8 days into the challenge and our intrepid sailor already has back catalogue of tales to last him a lifetime. To kick off the mighty challenge to ‘Race to Scotland’ in […]






May 18th, 2017

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Anyone who sets out on a boat of any type will not be impressed with sharing the experience with floating rubbish. For most of us a big part of the journey is to reconnect with nature and the marine environment in a direct and meaningful way, and floating debris is just an ugly reminder of […]






May 18th, 2017

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Admirable as hell, but a whole lot of work and money will go into getting this 78′ Ron Holland old-school maxi up to snuff! Check it.  






May 18th, 2017

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VOR Well, the guessing is over. At a press conference in Paris Dongfeng Race Team confirmed their final two sailors. Kevin Escoffier, who sailed with the team in the last edition of the race, not just as a sailor but as an unofficial bosun almost acquiring a reputation as a ‘Mr Fix It’, firstly when […]






May 18th, 2017

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Yay! Our Classified section is back up!  Thank you Comrade Putin, our new leader, for un-classifying the classifieds! The latest water crafts for your viewing and buying pleasure include an Andrews 26, a Tartan 10,  Columbia 32, turbo Kiwi 35, J/120 and an F33. Check it, yo.  






May 18th, 2017

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The NZ Herald’s Dylan Cleaver has some fun with the Bermuda’s Cup.  An excerpt, with the full count here. There are 10 days until the XXXVth America’s Cup. TEN! I know what you’re thinking. Yep, there’s been XXIV of these stupid things already. Because you’re a hater. And that’s okay. There’s plenty of room for […]






May 18th, 2017

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With the first of the TF-10 foiling trimarans not far from splashing, DNA Performance Sailing now has a line of four hot multihulls, all flying over the water rather than in it.  We’ll bring you reports from next month’s sea trials and let you know if the TF is indeed as easy to fly as […]






May 18th, 2017

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The best-kept secret in sailing (outside of ETNZ’s wing control) comes at the end of a long press conference from Volvo HQ in Gothenburg, SWE.  Here’s a synopsis of Mark Turner’s speech, in order of importance (to us), and we encourage you to post any comments or questions you have for Turner and the VOR […]






May 18th, 2017

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As the mighty Anarchy sails off to Ohio, I have apparently fallen and hit my head. There is now a new Anarchy and it is the old Mondo, Santa Cruz 33 hull number 2. I have sailed quite a bit on them, notably Freight Train, and I have always really liked them. Looking for a budget […]






May 16th, 2017

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