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 A bit long, some marginal video signal, but these 100’s are truly something to see. Too bad the big Injun’ wasn’t there… Jump in the thread if you wish.  

December 11th, 2018

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Big Pimpin’ GMT Composites, probably best known for their carbon spars and other carbon marine products, have just launched a new website, and they are bribing you to check it out! Simply visit GMTComposites.com, and join their mailing list during the month of December, to be entered to win a brand new 2019 Gill Race […]

December 11th, 2018

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Trust us, we are as tired of posting shit like this as you right-wingnuts are of reading it. But if the Whore in the white house wasn’t selling out our environment to every big business and polluters he can think of, we wouldn’t be doing this. But because he is, and because we care about […]

December 11th, 2018

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The basics are pretty clear, but still, what is it?  

December 10th, 2018

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The second and final installment of World Sailing Tyranny by Peter Huston While many people want to see stability and thoughtfully considered reasoned decisions take place regarding boats and events in the Olympics, we are all best served to deal with the reality which is this: given the way World Sailing is operating, plan on […]

December 10th, 2018

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Big Pimpin’ And then, all of a sudden, the 2018 Super Series is done and dusted. The 2017 podium (Azzurra 1st, Platoon 2nd, Quantum 3rd) for 2018 is reversed with Quantum (160pt), Platoon (197pt) and Azzurra (197pt). At first sight a comfortable win for Quantum Racing but, boy, did they focus and work hard to […]

December 10th, 2018

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What do World Sailing and Dolt 45 have in common? Both are total dicks, bloated, dirty, irrelevant, greedy, out of touch,  arrogant, and soon to be replaced!  

December 10th, 2018

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Local Knowledge Huge props to my brothers Steve Mollering and Erik Rogers for their ass whipping of Class 2 at the CRA End of Year regatta this past Saturday. We had their Cheetah 30 Supafly, a Melges 32, three FT 10’s, and a Farr 30 for two buoy races in SD Bay in 7-10 true. Small […]

December 10th, 2018

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This is a bit of a trip!  

December 10th, 2018

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The Biz The US International Trade Commission (ITC) Friday issued its final decision in the antidumping and countervailing duty investigations into common alloy aluminium sheet from China, affirming the Trump Administration’s tariffs of up to 176%. The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) was among trade groups urging the government to remove all duties on aluminium […]

December 10th, 2018

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A picture that I took earlier today of the harbour in Rungsted Havn. In Denmark most boats are placed on shore before snow, storm and ice will appear in Denmark As you can see its almost like Boating Tetris … just before the game is over 😊 – Anarchist Henrik.  

December 10th, 2018

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“Forget the myth that Scuttlebutt has created about World Sailing. The truth is, these are not very bright guys, and things got out of hand”.  (apology to Deep Throat) “If in winning changes of the classes in the Olympics you’ve lost the respect of the global sailing community, you’ve won nothing” (apology to Elvstrom) “The […]

December 9th, 2018

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Big Pimpin’ It was a bold move and it seems to be working. Leonardo Ferragamo and Enrico Chieffi’s big idea – to rekindle the Corinthian spirit and the intense, but gentlemanly competition between nations, of classic regattas such as the Admiral’s Cup and Sardinia Cup, in a carefully managed one-design format, propelled by the powerful […]

December 9th, 2018

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December 9th, 2018

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A fairly big change is coming to your favorite sailing site, and it may happen quite soon. So, as always, keep checking back to find out. Or don’t. But you will!  

December 9th, 2018

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  Millions of people have watched the Star Sailors League online since the clever series’ inception, and the numbers continue to grow.   Watch this year’s SSL Finals toda, live from the Bahamas, and find out if Brazil, Norway, or Italy’s best will take the big pile of cash at the end.  It’s an all-star, all-colonial […]

December 8th, 2018

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A great shot by Crosbie Lorimer of the classic S&S one tonner Mark Twain going upwind in her first race as they prepare to take on the Sydney to Hobart race.  Impressive!  

December 8th, 2018

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An interesting letter to World Sailing from the Argentinean Federation of Yachting regarding the horseshit methodology regarding the Finn’s status in the Olympics that we intercepted… Sirs. Members of the Board, The undersigned are deeply troubled by the recent note sent by the CEO of World Sailing. We kindly request you to inform us what is […]

December 8th, 2018

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 Only ten boats make it to the finals. We bet we can name three of them…but maybe not! Cayard rings in the day with a 2-1 so it gets even more interesting.  

December 7th, 2018

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Dateline 16:00 UTC 07.12.2018 – Les Sables d’Olonne, France The crew of the Hong Kong registered cargo ship MV Tian Fu has successfully rescued the distressed British yachtswoman Susie Goodall 2,000 miles west of Cape Horn. She was a participant in the Golden Globe Race. Susie sent the text: 07 Dec 15:14 UTC: ON THE […]

December 7th, 2018

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Community I woke up early… really early…  checking e-mails followed by browsing through blogs and social media.   There it was, a short post from Peter Jacops asking who of his “designer friends” wanted to help him by designing an affordable boat for people with disabilities. It hit me as sort of “This is posted for […]

December 6th, 2018

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 Big breeze for the Stars today!

December 6th, 2018

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Dateline 09:00 UTC 06.12.2018 – Les Sables d’Olonne, France British yachtswoman Susie Goodall remains safe and secure aboard her yacht DHL Starlight after being pitchpoled and dismasted in the Southern Ocean some 2,000 miles west of Cape Horn yesterday. Overnight, Chilean rescue authorities have tasked another ship, the 38,000 ton Hong Kong registered bulk carrier […]

December 6th, 2018

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We’ll grant you that this will either be really hard or really easy…we’re sure you’ll let us know.  

December 6th, 2018

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For most of us, ORC is not relate-able to OD boats or Joe Six Pack PHRF sailors. The most common thing that we hear is “How does to compare to PHRF, or how do I get a rating and can I get a one design rating?” And as we all know, your PHRF rating is […]

December 6th, 2018

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One of the most stupid and racist decisions ever, the Royal Yachting Association shares their view on how Brexit may affect yachties.. The outcome of the referendum on EU membership is likely to have a number of implications for RYA members and the boating community. We are working hard to ensure that Government understands and […]

December 6th, 2018

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I’ve never been much for watching Stars race. Just seemed to be kinda boring, no kites, long (slow) legs. Just kinda, ‘eh’. Then today I decided to spend some time watching day 2 of the Star Sailors League and I found myself not only watching it, but even pausing it for phone calls and pee breaks. […]

December 5th, 2018

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Big Pimpin’ After 4 successful years, this is the best program that no one knows about. These guys are hooting and hollering about their program from the highest mast for anyone and everyone to hear. And to be frank, why shouldn’t they? What these guys are doing at the National One Design Sailing Academy is […]

December 5th, 2018

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It looks like the Southern Ocean is still dishing out its balmy summer sailing conditions and has claimed yet another victim. British sailor Susie Goodall, racing solo in the Golden Globe Race, was rolled and dismasted and is out of the race. Goodall had been lying in fourth place behind the Estonian sailor Uku Randmaa, […]

December 5th, 2018

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 And today they have some breeze and watch these pumping and rocking mf’ers go!  

December 5th, 2018

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