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We are never not amazed at the design direction the top Mini’s… Jörg Riechers winner has crossed the finish line of the second stage of the 7th edition of Les Sables – The Azores – Les Sables. The skipper of Lilienthal, who swallowed the 1,270 mile course between Horta and Port Olona in 5 days […]

August 14th, 2018

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A talented small boat sailor throughout his early years winning several championships, Matt Day was part of the inaugural intake of the CYCA Youth Sailing Academy in 1993 and represented the club in the first youth academy team the CYCA sent to participate in the Youth Match Racing World Championship in New Zealand and remained […]

August 14th, 2018

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This is the answer to that.  

August 14th, 2018

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Argo is led by American Jason Carroll who started his career in 2007 in Melges 32. With two titles of world champion in the category. But also, two American championship titles and the European championship still in Melges32. The team also won the 2013 North American Viper Championship. Since 2014, we have seen the GC32 team on […]

August 14th, 2018

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The Environment Northern California’s (NoCal – ed) Sacramento and San Joaquin Delta are supposed to be an oasis for fish, waterfowl, and recreational boating, but state officials say there’s now a growing environmental and navigational danger: hundreds of abandoned boats with a costly clean-up price tag. Steve Hampton with California Department of Fish & Wildlife […]

August 14th, 2018

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Not that there has been an outcry for it, but here is a little update on the boat. First, I wanted to tell you how the new North Sails go, and go they indeed do. We are fast, the sails look quite good. There is one odd wrinkle in the main, but often ugly is […]

August 13th, 2018

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Found on the River Wyre just by Skippool Creek in Lancashire, Northwest of UK. But then this beauty is only 300 meters away in the creek (Opposite David Moss wooden boatbuilders!)  

August 13th, 2018

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Busy times for the team at the International Maxi Association supporting all the events that now include Maxi starts, like the Rolex Capri Sailing Week, the 151 Miglia and the Rolex Giraglia 2018 inshore races at Saint Tropez, as well of course as the classic offshore to Genoa… Each of these events has its management […]

August 13th, 2018

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Mike Martin and Adam Lowry got out front early and stayed there through eleven races over four days of competition at the 505 North American Championship at St. Francis Yacht Club August 9-12, 2018. With a picket fence after two discards, Martin and Lowry of St. Francis Yacht Club are the North American Champions.  

August 12th, 2018

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Big Pimpin’ Nova Sail Pro & V2 series blow the competition out of the water! Want to increase your chances of winning that regatta? Want to use the tools that the global racing community believes in? Novasail has been responding to sailors’ tactical needs with their intuitive compasses since 2007. Whether racing a regatta or […]

August 12th, 2018

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If it’s not, that makes it no less brilliant! Superb work at Cowes from Alex Irwin.  

August 11th, 2018

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So Iker Martinez got caught cheating. We’re not excusing him as it all seems pretty clear, but stop with the faux outrage. You don’t think cheating has always been happening in this sport? You don’t think it always will? But of course it’s not enough that he be booted from the regatta with his name […]

August 11th, 2018

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PEABODY, MA — If you have driven on Lowell Street in the past three decades, you may have noticed the passion project Wilson J. Lobao Jr. started working on in 1984. That was the year Lobao decided to build his own boat. But not just any boat: Lobao set out to build a 45-foot Roger […]

August 11th, 2018

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 Marie Tabarly, the daughter of Eric Tabarly. decided to sail around the world with one of the boats of her father, Pen-Duick VI. The aim of her adventure is to show the fragility of the environment, to look for real links between people etc. A stunning piece of work.  

August 11th, 2018

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Big Pimpin’ Nautor’s Swan are boosting their three one-design classes with a new calendar of races in some of the world’s finest sailing venues (of course) Swan regattas have always been special. They are held in stunning locations where the sailing conditions are reliably excellent, and the events are impeccably hosted by some of the […]

August 11th, 2018

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These are the conditions at Cowes that took the life of a sailor. Picture thanks to Rick Tomlinson.  

August 10th, 2018

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Stoked to see the R/P sled Taxi Dancer getting a fresh rebuild at Dencho in Socal. New rig, engine, keel, rudder, electronics, fresh paint. What a classic!  

August 9th, 2018

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We love that the Doug Peterson FB page is being kept very much alive!  

August 9th, 2018

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What’s not to absolutely love about this?  “Anytime you think sailing is dying, see how the kids at the Inland Lake Yachting Association are doing.” – Anarchist David.  

August 9th, 2018

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Big Pimpin’ Nine new TP52s launched in 2018 with nine new Southern Spars rigs, but each of them carefully tailored to individual crew requirements… With nine new yachts on the startline for the 2018 TP52 Super Series, it’s a testament to the health of the class and the commitment of owners and teams who continue […]

August 9th, 2018

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Say hello to Chrisann, this week’s SCOTW. A Viper sailor from Arizona Yacht Club, who now sails out of Texas (yes, she’s crazy). What we dig about her is she is one of the rank and file sailors with unbounded love for our sport. And  pretty easy on the eyes. Sayin’. However, we are sad […]

August 8th, 2018

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If you find yourself in Southern California this month and more specifically down in the San Diego area, and you want up-close racing, your in luck! The Radio Control Club called the San Diego Argonauts will be hosting National Championships for no less than 9 different RC Sailing Classes all month long down at the […]

August 8th, 2018

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Shocked if this isn’t guessed within 20 minutes…  

August 8th, 2018

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Our Oceans Over 100,000 dolphins, small whales and porpoises (small cetaceans) are slaughtered globally in hunts each year – many to be used as fishing bait in shark, tuna and other fisheries. That’s according to a new report, Small Cetaceans, Big Problems, by the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), Pro Wildlife and Whale and Dolphin Conservation […]

August 8th, 2018

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With the dust settled after the 45,000 miles of intense racing, the teams dispersed and book deals already being negotiated (well at least one) where does The Ocean Race go from here? 2021, I hear you shout. Actually that has to be mid 2020 (just after the Japan Olympics) for the teams to have deals […]

August 8th, 2018

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We’ve shown some really funny old print ads that use sailing as part of their message. This one from Pepsi is just fucking strange. First,look at her face. What is she conveying? Panic? High as hell? And what is the pink crustacean-thing emerging from her neck? Is that why she looks horrified? Props to Anarchist […]

August 7th, 2018

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You no doubt have noticed we have been getting bombarded with Asian generated spam. While working on a proper fix, we have banned all new forum registrations. But, if you are legit and have not yet become one of our 88,475 forum registrants, just drop me an email and I’ll hook you up. – ed. […]

August 7th, 2018

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Richard Henry Dana considered Dana Point to be the most beautiful spot on the California Coast line.  I tend to agree. It is also home to the first retail surf shop in the world (Hobie) and the first Surfer Magazine headquarters.  Dana Point is now home to the first ever RS Tera North American Championships! […]

August 7th, 2018

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Yes we know the new Ran is a rocket, and yes we know it is a fairly substantial development, but man, we’ve never seen the thing from this angle! Photo thanks to Paul Wyeth/Lendy Cowes Week. Oh, BTW, Ran won the regatta…  

August 6th, 2018

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An off the cuff comment led me to dig into an event a couple of hours from us here down in Guangdong, China. Longcheer Yacht Club, one of the first marina clubs in China, is hosting the International Topper World Championships starting with the opening ceremony on the 15th of this month. The Topper, a rotomoulded […]

August 6th, 2018

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