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Michael Hennessy checks in from the nav station on Dragon as the Atlantic Cup fleet gets ready for the long jump from Charleston to Brooklyn today!  Head over to their Facebook Page to watch the start LIVE at noon ET  (hopefully). And don’t forget – Now that it’s come to the revitalized borough, no Atlantic [...]

May 28th, 2016

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In this piece, Brian Hancock analyzes the coming NY-Vendee Race for Open 60s after Mr. Clean went over to the Big Apple for a few hours to do some interviews and finally get that ride on Hugo Boss.  They did not win the exhibition/charity race (Mich Dej/Paul Meilhat on SMA caned it), but at least [...]

May 28th, 2016

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As Event Director of the largest sailing regatta in the Western Hemisphere, Charleston Race Week’s Randy Draftz has become one of the ‘go-to’ people in sailing if you’re looking for information on any aspect of running a sailboat event. Learn the crazy chain of events that led Randy to this current role and the strange [...]

May 28th, 2016

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The International Moth Worlds continues in Japan this week, with the event again starting off with boat-and-sailor-breaking waves and breeze – just like the 2015 event on Australia’s Mornington Pensinsula. Injuries and boat breakages have made alphabet soup of a shallow 68-boat fleet lacking all but one of the past ten World Champs, but between [...]

May 28th, 2016

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As usual, we are half a year late, but at long last, the soon-to-be-world-famous Sailing Anarchy Podcast has begun! Our first episode was the result of a late night flight to Boston, a trudge to the shores of Naragansett Bay (via the liquor store), and an decreasingly sober 3-hour conversation with the always interesting Chris [...]

May 25th, 2016

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The new Seascape 27 is on a roll. And when you get customers who paint their boats like this, that’s the kind of enthusiasm the builders just have to love…  

May 24th, 2016

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Here is the latest on the Melges family drama. As a victim of  draconian court-mandated divorce custody restraints a few years ago, I know of the pain and despair that one can feel when the court decides to punish one side or the other. And they do punish. Always. I don’t know what the full [...]

May 24th, 2016

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Despite widespread doubt at pro racer Dee Smith’s disability, he passed whatever disability exam ISAF threw at him and has already been selected as the US Paralympic sailor for the 2.4 mR competition in Rio this summer.  Medemblik, Netherlands is Dee’s first regatta since scoring the slot, and he started off his career as an [...]

May 24th, 2016

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We have no idea what, if anything, this is all about, but will do our best to find out asap… UPDATE: A woman and her three sons who were reported missing Monday by police in Lake Geneva have been found safe in Georgia. ”We can confirm at this time that Michalene Melges and her three sons [...]

May 24th, 2016

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When longtime Anarchist and now world cruiser BJ Porter joined Sailing Anarchy, his son was probably too young to talk.  And now, a decade and a half later, Will Porter is now a Naval Architecture student and the author of one of the most interesting threads on the Sailing Anarchy Forums in some time.  We’ll [...]

May 24th, 2016

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It’s the coolest competition in sailing, and our own Petey Crawford – the King Pimp himself – has hit the road to restore an old Melges 24 to ‘like new’ glory for the Pimp My Ride competition in association with Sailing Anarchy, a pile of sponsors, and the 2016 Miami Melges 24 Worlds.  The saga [...]

May 24th, 2016

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We love the recent surge of historical recreations of famous trips; not only do they set out to verify important facts about history, but they introduce a typically diverse and young pool of landlubbers to the soul of sailing. The Hokulea project has been racking up the miles (most recently seen dockside during Charleston Race [...]

May 24th, 2016

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Mankind has been decimating oceans since the first hominid figured out how to sew a net, and the net effect on sea life – fish stocks a tiny fraction of their size just a few decades ago, coral reef and major species extinction, and worldwide pollution – has been horrifying.  But one group of critters [...]

May 24th, 2016

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Nic brings it as only Nic can. A quick catch up with Alex Thomson before he docked off from the Newport Shipyard to head to New York in preparation for the Ocean Masters race to Vendee on 29 May. While the offshore race from Newport to New York was cancelled, I still got a sail on [...]

May 23rd, 2016

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What’s the saying, “youth will be served”? That phrase certainly applies to this week’s SCOTW, Blaire McCarthy. I had the chance to hang out with Blaire at the  as she was skippering Matt Wake’s fellow American Team at the  FarEast International 23R Regatta in China, and what a delight she is! Smart, sweet, tough and a hell of [...]

May 23rd, 2016

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Big Pimpin’ Have you ever scared your family when you got stuck with too much sail up when you should be reefed? Southern Spars’ range of SouthernFurl booms are the answer – letting you reduce sail quickly and easily without leaving the safety of the cockpit. Southern Spars in-boom furling technology changed the game for [...]

May 23rd, 2016

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We don’t know anything about the event, but damn if we don’t love the pure joy of it. This is the essence of our sport, unquestionably.  

May 23rd, 2016

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Big Pimpin’ A welcome to the badass builders at Persico as they join the superyacht world.  This pimpin’ piece, in association with Seahorse Magazine.   With a well-established reputation for innovation in building highperformance racing yachts Persico Marine is poised to enter a new chapter with the build of the fourth member of the steadily [...]

May 22nd, 2016

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Your mission, should you choose to accept it: Find this 1D35, stolen last week from San Diego.  We know the Anarchists will find it – the question is, will you burn the deck and wheel off before you call the cops and get your reward money? From the forum: Hello to all, My name is [...]

May 22nd, 2016

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When I was little, we found a man. He looked like – like, butchered. The old woman in the village crossed themselves… and whispered crazy things, strange things. “El Diablo cazador de hombres.” Only in the hottest years this happens. And this year, it grows hot. We begin finding our men. We found them sometimes [...]

May 22nd, 2016

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Naw, just a quarter tonner at the RORC Vice Admirals Cup in Cowes. Photo thanks to Rick Tomlinson.  

May 20th, 2016

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It has been then years since Hans Horrevoets was swept overboard and died during one of the final legs of the Volvo Ocean Race. It was a tragedy that effected not only his crewmates and the rest of the teams competing in the race, but it effected all of us who sail. Most, if not [...]

May 20th, 2016

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Big Pimpin’ “Nothing like driving a house at 25 knots, jumping off waves…” is how one crew member described his first 24 hours on-board the 80’ Morelli designed catamaran, Fat Cat, in the Caribbean 1500 race in 2011 which they won.  Fat Cat, originally a Morelli 65 has been “tweaked”, if you can call it [...]

May 20th, 2016

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Phil Sharp is racing an unbelievable story in The Transat bakerly. Not only has he suffered zero power for 60% of the race, forcing him to sail blind, race with no comms, and eat dry dehydrated food with a faulty desalinator, he’s also had various sails shred, the worst being the main. As Phil was [...]

May 19th, 2016

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A crowded 40′ field just got more so. We dig the looks. What is it?  

May 18th, 2016

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Sixteen pro hydrofoil racers gathered for an exhibition event on the Sacramento River in California on May 14-15, 2016. The purpose of the event was to showcase the potential for racing in venues that provide close quarters viewing in an action packed setting. “Racing on the river was a new challenge”, said Rogelio Basave a [...]

May 18th, 2016

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