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It’s been a relatively quiet summer for storms, but with the meat of the hurricane season upon us, things are starting to boil in the tropical Atlantic.  Tropical Storm “Gaston” is a long way off (and hopefully he won’t be as nasty as his namesake in the early days of the SA Forums), but TD [...]

August 24th, 2016

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The latest trend in Olympic Sailing saw two national teams fail to send two strong crews to Rio despite their qualifying their country in their events.  49er Class Manager Ben Remocker is one of the most analytical writers currently scribbling about the sport, and he took a look at these policy decisions by Yachting Australia [...]

August 24th, 2016

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We don’t count ourselves among the warmongering nationbuilder crowd, but we sure do appreciate what those octa- and nona-genarians did to win their war against evil in a far simpler time.  This video of a bunch of US Navy cadets honoring one of the few sailors left went viral over the past week, and we [...]

August 24th, 2016

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Gotta love this from back in the day of the Moore 24′s…  

August 24th, 2016

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Big Pimpin’ We’ve all watched the world of big, high performance cruising cats come alive with a vengeance over the past few years, and Hudson Hakes has become one of the leaders of the continuing revolution.  In association with our friends at Seahorse Mag, here’s more about what HH has in the pipeline. Hudson Hakes [...]

August 24th, 2016

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It’s been a shitty start to racing at Hamilton Island Race Week with slim-to-fuck-all breeze for the biggest fleet ever assembled for Australia’s biggest offshore regatta.  Fortunately there’s plenty to see and do in tropical paradise, and whalewatching was clearly the drug of choice for many during the calms.  Nic Douglass grabbed this shot and [...]

August 23rd, 2016

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We love the fact that Rich Wilson spends the vast majority of his Open 60 time and energy providing unique, powerful learning oportunities for kids through his sitesALIVE! program.  For the 2016 Vendee Globe, Wilson has taken a big step further – he’s gone full French on us, and all the way to the top!  [...]

August 23rd, 2016

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“Sailing a boat calls for quick action, a blending of feeling with the wind and water as well as with the very heart and soul of the boat itself. Sailing teaches alertness and courage, and gives in return a joyousness and peace that but few sports afford.” George Matthew Adams Junior Sailing: Why We Do [...]

August 21st, 2016

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UPDATE: Oh, look! We were right.  Again. We heard today that the latest savior of the 2017 AC has taken a walk; we’re talking of course of Dr. Harvey Schiller, the Commercial Commissioner of ACEA for the past two years, and as of today, his LinkedIn CV says “ACEA, 2014 to August 2016.  With his [...]

August 21st, 2016

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Big Pimpin’ For 30 years racing at the tropical island of Key West has been a midwinter dream and a mainstay on the international calendar: while the rest of the Northern Hemisphere freezes the participants at Quantum Key West Race Week have enjoyed five days of competition in the warm blue-green waters at this ‘southernmost [...]

August 21st, 2016

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The Waterlust team visits Chesapeake Light Craft (clcboats.com) and builds two wooden sailing canoes for an adventure down the Intracoastal Waterway from Norfolk Virginia to Miami Florida!  

August 20th, 2016

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We sometimes like to rock boats to weather on runs, and the crew on the tortured Stephen Jones designed Half Ton Demolition shows how to do it! Check out the results here.  

August 18th, 2016

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Early this morning (China Time) it was the turn of the 470 with 5 medals up for grabs. In the Women’s 470 the only way the GBR team could have lost the gold was to score a DSQ and the NZL pairing of Aleh & Powrie to take the race win but that combination was [...]

August 18th, 2016

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We don’t know which ass-kissing fluffer wrote this ridiculous waste of time, but we sure like the strong grammatical paragraph it starts with. And the content is even better. And by better me mean worse… Our sport doesn’t have that many celebratory moment. Sure, we have major championships, and the victors congratulated by their peers, but [...]

August 18th, 2016

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Annie Haeger and Bri Provencha have been at or near the top of the 470 class for the past couple of years, but when it mattered most, their race and the final shot at the US team’s second medal fell to bits. Leading the medal race for the first two marks and looking like a [...]

August 18th, 2016

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How do you prove that a level rating formula works? A good way would be to take two top boats from that formula set them against each other in a decent breeze and see who comes out top. The formula I refer to is the good old International Offshore Rule (IOR) and while the boats [...]

August 17th, 2016

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You know by now how queer the ed is for Half Tonners, but this shot shows the ugly side of a rule that had rather bizarre headroom requirement. Low freeboard? No problem, just add a second story! This shot of the Andrieu designed Concorde from the Half Ton Cup by Fionna Brown. Got a comment?  

August 16th, 2016

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It was quite a day on the waters off Rio today. The Finn Gold was already firmly in Giles Scott’s (GBR) hands but he still gave the Medal Race his full attention claiming 2nd to round off a perfect regatta and an incredible winning margin of 32 points. With the other medals still up for [...]

August 16th, 2016

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Not only is that phrase a hackneyed meaningless platitude from the stooges on the right, it also applies to this “free” Formosa 41. The thousands and thousands of dollars that it would take to make this thing even remotely seaworthy and operable would still result in one having a 4 knot shit box. We feel [...]

August 16th, 2016

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Guanabara Bay is now ‘Caleb’s House’ after the 26 year old Caleb Paine’s blinder of a Finn finale.  The SoCal native grabbed a right shift to horizon job the fleet from mark 1 to the finish, jumping over Max Salminen and knocking Croatian Ivan Gašpić out of the medals to claim the first US sailing [...]

August 16th, 2016

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Clean Report It may be disappointing to many Americans to see the US Sailing Team struggling to recover from their historic medal shutout in London, but by almost any standard, the team is already doing better than the 2012 debacle.  We will be analyzing their performance once the games are over, but for right now, [...]

August 15th, 2016

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We have no idea what exactly going on here, but figured y’all could make up something pretty good. Caption contest here!  

August 15th, 2016

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Big Pimpin’ Previously, if you wanted lightweight rigging without compromising on safety, Future Fibres’ ECsix was your main option. No longer – buyers of a new Southern Spars rig can now opt for ECthree, chosen as the new ClubSwan 50 class rigging, bringing the benefits of multi-strand carbon rigging to yachts that don’t require the [...]

August 15th, 2016

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Perhaps that should be the other way round as, in Rio today, nothing happened for most sailors, most of the day and then just as the 49ers finished their racing for the day they got so much wind that for the 49ers bare poles were hard to keep in the air. So no new medals [...]

August 15th, 2016

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Well, Swuzzlebubble, the most famous Half Tonner ever is no longer under the expert ownership of Peter Morton, but the boat is still tied for first after Day One of the Half Ton Classic Cup. The Andrieu designed Miss Whiplash, above, is the boat challenging the reign of the Bubble and it will be fascinating to [...]

August 15th, 2016

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The SA Podcast returns with Episode 8, and it’s a big one; over 3 hours of funny, interesting, and informative chat with some of the real characters in Midwest sailing.  First, we grabbed an hour via Skype with Bayview-Mackinac record-setting navigator Ron White from the ORMA 60 ARETE to find out about their Mack record, [...]

August 15th, 2016

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Another month, another lawsuit, and this time, Michigan S2 7.9 midpacker Daniel O’Keefe is looking for a cool million bucks stemming from a crash at the 2104 S2 7.9 Class Championship in Macatawa Bay, Michigan.  Despite the fact that O’Keefe saw Todd Abrams Voom on port “15-20 boatlengths away,” his lawyer claims Abrams shares no [...]

August 15th, 2016

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We may sometimes look like “The Phaedo Show”, but we never really get tired of watching beautiful shots of the most record-breaking boat in recent memory.  For this year’s Artemis Challenge (whatever that is), they came up a bit short on their own record, but clearly they still had a good time.  Enjoy.

August 15th, 2016

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The rampant anti-Israel discrimination that led to Malaysia losing the right to host ISAF/World Sailing events last winter was no outlier.  The Asian island nation just gave up their hosting rights for the 2017 FIFA (soccer) Congress rather than issuing visas to Israeli delegates, using the same bullshit argument that despots and oppressors have used [...]

August 15th, 2016

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Mainers have a saying for tourists who ask for directions: “You can’t get there from here.” Last weekend when Sailing Anarchy’s editor tried to journey to Brooklin, Maine, from San Diego, had flight delay issues that wouldn’t allow him to make the event, he knows how true that can be! The plan was to race [...]

August 15th, 2016

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