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It’s got more entries than any keelboat regatta in the Western Hemisphere, more women and juniors than any open regatta we’ve ever been to, and one of the best venues in the entire sport.  And now it’s got one of the best highlight videos, too.  Petey Crawford from Penalty Box Productions went two days without [...]

April 16th, 2014

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Here’s a good look at historic 18-footer Yendys on her way to a 2014 season championship win in the Sydney Flying Squadron with far too little mainsail on…Look at that boom!  Congrats to our good friend, sailing cheerleader, camera cat owner and all-around lover of sailing Bob Killick on the victory, and here’s a report from [...]

April 16th, 2014

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The Race Committee can’t call you over the line if they can’t see you.  At least that’s what distinctive Italian Melges 32 owner Filippo Pacinotti seems to be going for with this all-new naval camouflage look for an all-new Melges 32.  Check out the new Brontolo (Italian for ‘Grumpy’ and a reference to its owners shared features [...]

April 16th, 2014

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The Agustsson brothers are just $50,000 away from turning this clever little Vertical Axis Wind Turbine into reality; If their Kickstarter campaign raises a total of $50k, just two-fitty will get you one of the first production units of the Trinity wind turbine mini USB charger (another hundred bucks will reserve you a limited edition [...]

April 16th, 2014

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This picture was taken about 45 minutes after this front passed through Muskegon, Michigan at Torresen Marine April 12. Title inspiration that J-Kwon. Photos thanks to Anarchist Daniel.  

April 15th, 2014

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We’ll have more insight on this rather shocking story asap… America’s Cup sailor Dirk de Ridder has been suspended from sanctioned events for five years by sailing’s international governing body, two people with knowledge of the decision said Tuesday. The people spoke with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the suspension is being [...]

April 15th, 2014

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Brian Carlin gives us his Pink Floyd interpretation of Wish You Were Here. Kook!  

April 15th, 2014

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Since Fresno Yacht Club angered the gods with this douchey move, and is now being appropriately punished, perhaps they can now finally turn to a business better suited for them. It would appear that the Number One commodity in Fresno could use even more knuckleheads to fuck it up. We wholeheartedly support FYC should they take our [...]

April 15th, 2014

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When good things happen to good people and we have a hand in it, that makes us smile…here’s some excellent news from our pal Ryan Breymaier.  Mark Lloyd photo. Thanks in large part SA’s support and promotion, everyone here knows I have been working with Alex Thomson Racing’s management company 5 West in my search [...]

April 15th, 2014

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This week’s Sailor Chick of the Week was a no-brainer; 23-year old Grace Lucas is smart, sassy, fast as hell, and just helmed her way to fourth place in an extremely competitive Charleston Melges 20 fleet, losing the podium spot she’d held through 6 races after a last-leg charge from Michael Kiss’s Bacio.  Grace is finishing [...]

April 14th, 2014

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What a cool shot of a Navigo 38 and Ufo 28 racing in Dubrovnik, Croatia from Anarchist Ivo.  

April 14th, 2014

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UPDATE: Make that 49 cents. Happiness abounds today as The First Marblehead Company stock hits a new all-time low. Don’t be fooled by the horseshit 10-1 reverse stock split. Nobody bought into it, because honest people know the company is toxic. Without that bit of trickery, the “real”  price hit a whopping 49 cents price per [...]

April 14th, 2014

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That’s what you do when there’s no breeze, right? Cool shots from the Onyx 8.5m class racing in Zurich. More shots by Martin Tschupp right here.  

April 13th, 2014

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This cat sailor got a closer look than he bargained for and set up this great football analogy after a capsize just downwind of the Viper fleet during the second day of Charleston Race Week.  Meredith Block Photo and an awesome gallery of 111 photos from Day 2 here.  The HD Day Two Highlight Reel [...]

April 13th, 2014

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Heavily touted as a replacement for one of our favorite all-time racing boats (the Mumm/Farr 30), the new F280 is the best looking thing to come out of the Farr Yacht Design office in years, and hits that under-30 size that’s been so underrepresented in Grand Prix over the past few years.  The powered-up sportsyacht [...]

April 12th, 2014

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Spring has sprung and the sailing world is on fire!  Here are 5 vids for your weekend viewing pleasure. the young ones Charleston continues to show its uniqueness, and never mind the huge fleets or sportboat-gathering.  Where else outside the Olympics do you see 20-year old skippers beating up on Grand Prix fleets, and what [...]

April 12th, 2014

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Torqeedo are all over Charleston, with three electric-powered media boats, dozens of sportboats running their outboards, a display booth, charging stations, giveaways, and above all else; girls.  Good for the environment and good for the soul!  Thanks to Torqeedo for the shot.  

April 12th, 2014

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  It’s a Charleston time of year again, and who better to give you the lay of the land than the Rev. Petey.  For live video updates, near real-time HQ photos, drone videos, and plenty more, check out the Charleston Race Week Facebook Page.  Racing begins at 10:30.  

April 11th, 2014

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Wouldn’t that be funny if it was? But of course it isn’t, as Dan Meyers, in addition to his bullshit lawsuit against us, has a whole slew of other “numbers” to deal with. You know, like this one, and this one, and this one, and this one… No, what this really is is the brand [...]

April 10th, 2014

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Sadly, we bid adieu to the Shaw 650 Sock Puppet as it heads to the east coast to make it’s new home and hopefully help kick start a new sportboat revival there. Quick as shit and a ball to sail, our time with the boat was limited as were the boats to race against here [...]

April 10th, 2014

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Why so much is being made of yet another ill-conceived ocean journey by people that had no business doing such a thing is kind of surprising as it is hardly unique. Lot’s of dummies do exactly this. That the cost to rescue them was over $600,000 is part and parcel of such foolishness. From Charlotte [...]

April 10th, 2014

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A pretty interesting look at a part of our water world that we don’t usually think about in these terms. Click here for more info.  

April 10th, 2014

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University of Michigan racer Sarah Sloan reports on what college sailors go through to get on the water in the deep-frozen midwest.  a  U of M alums should come and support your team; see their full schedule here and donate something toward their boat fund here – it’s tax-deductible! No one understands cold quite like [...]

April 10th, 2014

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With 81 J/70s at Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week – the biggest fleet by far in the 287-boat fleet – there’s bound to be carnage; we just didn’t know how soon it would start!  This driver forgot about the one tree at James Island Yacht Club at just the wrong time.  Racing starts tomorrow, and [...]

April 10th, 2014

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America’s winter sailing destinations have changed substantially over the past decade; Tampa, Key West and South Beach have all either partially or completely disappeared, while Miami’s Biscayne Bay has become the Lake Garda of this hemisphere and Charleston is a hive of activity in the Spring.  But one thing will never change: from June to [...]

April 9th, 2014

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If you read Sailing Anarchy regularly, then you know that we have a major hard-on for all things related to the French shorthanded offshore racing scene; from the larger than life Vendée Globe to the ultra-extreme Mini Transat to the pinnacle-of-boat-porn-cool maxi trimaran scene to the biggest spectator scene in the sport at the Route [...]

April 9th, 2014

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  We love the fact that one of yachting’s most respected veteran photographers has jumped on the video bandwagon; more importantly, it’s great to see a guy known for his classic yachting and monohull AC work bringing a different perspective to the kind of high-speed shenanigans we at SA spend most of our time drooling [...]

April 9th, 2014

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As lakes thaw and boats get loaded back into the water, take a minute to get your brain around this chart.  Maybe this year, you’ll stop throwing cigarette butts over the side, or letting crew get away with tossing aluminum cans in the sea?  Everything lasts a lot longer than you might think it does, [...]

April 8th, 2014

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Really, who’s to argue? It just makes sense, somewhere… Thanks to Anarchist Ryan.  

April 8th, 2014

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This month’s column from Kevin Hall and brought to you by Mauri Pro Sailing goes where few dare… So you want to win the America’s Cup. You’ve got a budget and a core sailing team. You’ve found or retained or poached some great designers, engineers, shore team, and maybe more sailors. You’re ready to go. [...]

April 8th, 2014

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