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Ingredients for Havana Race Class Win and Hobie 33 Midwinter Championship -1 roll duct tape -2 alloy winch handles -30 feet spectra -1 batten -15 zip ties

February 13th, 2016

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The Clearwater, FL 49er and 49er FX Worlds are live for the final two days of the important qualifier.  Watch Pete Burling and Blair Tuke humiliate everyone else.  The iconic Peter Lester leads the commentary over a mix of drone and on-board video, and it’s worth a watch.  Results over here.  

February 13th, 2016

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It’s not gonna help you figure out the favored side in your local regatta, but it is a cool tool\. Click and watch the magic. Props to Anarchist Eric.  

February 13th, 2016

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A pretty good follow-up article to the controversial Money Wins article that we ran. And with over 15,000 views and 300 plus comments, y’all got plenty to say on the issue. Jump in the discussion. The other day I had a conversation with a coaching colleague about the state of youth sports. I stated that the [...]

February 13th, 2016

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During a stroll  between Le Conquet and Roscoff on the Brittany West coast battered by storm Imogen from Christophe Launay. Check out all the shots.  

February 11th, 2016

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Few sailors have had a bigger impact on the pop culture of sailboat racing than multihull pioneer Randy Smythe.  From Olympic medals to Hollywood helmsman to America’s Cup winner/Dennis Conner trainer, Randy’s done it all.  Perhaps more importantly, he remembers it all, and loves to tell the stories.  Listen to a couple of hours of [...]

February 11th, 2016

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Race Chairman Chris Woolsey gets personal as he heads to Cuba to welcome in the Miami-Havana Race fleet. Marco Oquendo photo of the line honors winner Trebuchet with a bunch more on SORC Facebook. From the race thread. Okay, after many months of preparation and 24/7 phone calls and emails, arguing with PayPal, various government [...]

February 11th, 2016

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History 50 years ago the wooden 35ft French sailboat Beligou sailed around the world. The crew of three were amongst the first to make a round the world voyage in a small sailing boat. One of the crew has finally published their story, it’s a free” Internet book” and there are no advertisements. I am hoping [...]

February 10th, 2016

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Probably not exactly what the Hawaiian Board of Tourism wanted to hear… The mayor of Hawaii Island has declared a state of emergency after more than 250 confirmed cases of dengue fever on the island since late October. The island, commonly referred to as the Big Island, is a popular tourist destination, with more than 1.5 [...]

February 10th, 2016

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Big Pimpin’ Seems like a pretty damn nice thing to get! Check them out at the Miami Boat Show.  

February 10th, 2016

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Ryan Breymaier and John Sangmeister’s Tritium Racing made a quick pit stop this afternoon in sunny Santa Barbara, during their 390 mile SF-LB delivery that began on monday. Rough. We took John and Ryan to grab some diesel, planning for the worst. (tritium motors at 4.5 knots in calm water and 5.5 with a bit [...]

February 10th, 2016

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February 10th, 2016

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It’s been a loooooong time coming, and Sailing Anarchy is on station to bring you all the action this week from the SORC Miami to Havana Race.  It’s a great mix of 46 grand prix and not-so-grand prix mono and multihulls, and you’ll get to see not only the starts, but you’ll be along for [...]

February 10th, 2016

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IMOCA and Class 40 designer Merf Owen will race one of the 40s he designed to Cuba today, but something he posted this weekend  gave us a real smile.  We share it from Facebook and a huge congrats to two long time members of the SA family.  For on-the-water coverage of the Havana Race start, [...]

February 10th, 2016

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Original plan. Freezeout Lake, near Choteau, MT, east of Glacier National Park, out on the great plains east of the Divide. Sun, and temps in the forties predicted, but with 30, gusting into the high forties. Too much! So we gaze further east, and a little further south, to Canyon Ferry, which has delivered big [...]

February 9th, 2016

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I just had a serious case of deja vu all over again. I was flicking around online  when I saw a photo of a recently launched boat sailing in Dutch waters. I had to give it a second look because it was a photo of a boat that I knew for 100% certainty had been [...]

February 9th, 2016

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Big Pimpin’ Nice to see a fleet of the brand new, McConaghy-built MC 31‘s out already! They look pretty bad-ass and we already have a name for ours – Sucker MC!  

February 9th, 2016

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We’re afraid Bedford’s problem hits near and dear to many of us who either have suffered from, or know someone who has fallen to the sweet siren call of sailing… Hi, my name is Bedford. I guess it started back when I was in my teens. I started experimenting with sailing, a race here a [...]

February 9th, 2016

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Like Punxsutawney Phil here in the USA, Monaco’s Primo Cup is the beginning of the end of another shitty Northern winter.  And like that famous groundhog, Carlo Borlenghi popped out of his home to shoot the Stars in some big Mediterranean waves.  Results, videos, photos here.

February 9th, 2016

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CEO Knut Frostad signed off from his tenure at the Volvo Ocean Race yesterday, and call us crazy, but shouldn’t you have a new CEO before the old one leaves?  Knut’s right hand man and VOR Chief Operating Officer Tom Touber is off for greener pastures as well, and while there’s plenty of wheeling and [...]

February 9th, 2016

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Quite possibly the best weather-related audio track in the history of weather-related audio tracks, it’s legendary Shakespearean actor Sir Ian McKellan making the Beaufort Scale sound like a concerto.  Nice find from ‘blackjenner’.  

February 9th, 2016

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Kiwi A-Cat sailor and past Olympian Murray Philpott died in a glider crash in central Otago, NZ yesterday.  SA’er ‘TornadoALIVE’ posted this obit from IACA Technical head Graeme Harbour. The International A Class Association is deeply saddened by the death of New Zealand A Class sailor Murray Philpott in a tragic gliding accident on the [...]

February 9th, 2016

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Jesus, here we thought we bought the baddest 32′ on the planet and this MoFo comes along… For Sale: Melges 32. Need to sell to make room for a more bad ass 32′…  

February 9th, 2016

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Big Pimpin’ Wow, in this new video by OffCenterHarbor.com, a great moment in time has been captured again.  This time it’s a place where you can sail, surf, climb, fly fish, and drink beer — all before noon. Click here to watch this new video and transport yourself to the Australian Wooden Boat Festival in Hobart, Tasmania.  Note to self [...]

February 8th, 2016

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Would this be protein or animal style? Oh yeah, what is it?  

February 8th, 2016

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A very typical wind report here in Dago… As of 9:40 AM PST, February 8 Temp: 75.0 F (23.9 C) Humidity: 15% Wind: From the SW at 2.0 MPH Gusting to 5.0 MPH  

February 8th, 2016

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Nobody is fooling anybody here – Money, plain and simple, won the Melges 20 Miami Winter Regatta. Our guesstimate at the combined daily rate paid to the pros on the first and second place Kilroy boats is something around $6,000. Per day. Every day. That is every race day,  practice day (of which there are [...]

February 7th, 2016

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Mr. Clean’s long chat with World Sailing Chief Marketeer Malcolm Page last week revealed that ISAF’s budgeted near-million-dollar line item for “World Sailing TV” referred to the 23-minute monthly television show that is apparently the keystone of ISAF’s new rebranding effort.  Episode 1 dropped on Youtube yesterday, and we struggled to get through it.  We [...]

February 6th, 2016

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From ‘strange tales of sailing and the law’ comes this nugget; it seems a guy named Richard Smith has defeated the America’s Cup and its legendarily aggressive intellectual property subsidiary, ACPI, and Smith now claims he now owns the trademark on the following words: “America’s Cup Masters, America’s Cup Legends, AC Masters, AC Legends, Classic [...]

February 6th, 2016

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As seems more and more common lately when it comes to ISAF and the regulation of the sport, the more you dig, the uglier it gets, and so it has gone with our reporting on the International Federation of Kitesports Organizations and its battle for survival against the might of World Sailing and its delegate, [...]

February 5th, 2016

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