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Christophe Launay beautifully catches the mood of this voyage, as described by Gilles Morrelle: Vincent Beauvarlet is a French sailor. If he started his career as a windsurfer, youth world champion in 1990, he discovered offshore sailing quickly (Route du Rhum, Québec St Malo)… Today, three days before the start of La Route du Rhum, he goes [...]

October 30th, 2014

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This will be the 9th Archipelago Rally held in the upper reaches of famed Little Narragansett Bay! BBQ food for kids and adults will be on hand at the Watch Hill Boatyard with heated bathrooms, covered picnic area, a beautiful launch ramp and protected pier. Sunday is the Rain Date and that call will be [...]

October 30th, 2014

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Innovation is good. Will this particular one work? We’re about to find out… First Solar Mainsail designed for Offshore Racing. First shake down with the North Atlantic, next Sunday, Route du Rhum starting line. Sails made in Cannes-Mandelieu par Power Sails. Setting of the new pohovoltaic sails tomorrow on board ‘IMOCA 50 “Martinique Challenge” in Saint-Malo, France.  

October 29th, 2014

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Once again Henry Bomby bring you the dope on the VOR The big news of yesterday was the introduction of an ice gate by Race Director Jack Lloyd. Designed to take away the temptation for the teams to dive deep south in the search for better pressure and a better angle to Cape Town. The [...]

October 29th, 2014

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October 28th, 2014

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This pic was taken in Houston, Texas (Lakewood YC) at the final Texas Sailing Associationevent of the season. Sunday was very light.  The pic is of 15 year old Katy Hannan from Rush Creek Yacht Club. Photo taken by Gustav Schmiege Photography. Fun!  

October 28th, 2014

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Haven’t we screamed for years how absolutely fucked ISAF is? Open Letter to members of ISAF Council: As you prepare for the ISAF Annual Meeting next week, and knowing that you have something like 215 submissions to consider, it is time to take a pause and give serious consideration to the state of the Disciplinary [...]

October 28th, 2014

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Big Pimpin’ Tacking battles are among the most exciting elements of a sailing regatta. This excitement is also brought by a new regatta game. This is a tactician’s game.  You can tack, head up, bear off and virtually do everything to cover and control the competitor.  The player can force the competitor to unwanted tacking and [...]

October 28th, 2014

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God damn, we don’t know which we like better, the boat or the song. Props to Anarchist Nat.  Wanna know exactly how much she cost to build?  So do we, especially after reading this CNN piece!  

October 28th, 2014

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Crewing: Phil Toth tells us how to do it right.  Got questions?  E-mail him. There have been loads written about winning from the perspective of how to be a great helmsman or a brilliant tactician. Practice a bit, win the start, hit the first shift and extend from there. What could be more simple….right?  Truth is [...]

October 28th, 2014

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As the days grow short, foiling Great Cup 32 sailors grow impatient, and last weekend, both the Hungarian team and the shiny new American team took advantage of autumn breeze to go record-hunting… On Friday, Hungarian team RSM DTM (owned by Zsolt Kalocsai) smashed the ‘cross Lake Balaton’ record – also known as the Hungarian Sea – [...]

October 28th, 2014

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VOR The fans who follow us at home now think, why the hell have the guys choose this strange route yesterday,” says Bouwe Bekking with a sour face. Sitting on the little bench he stares into the navigation screen of Andrew Cape. It is a dark hole, and the only source of light is the [...]

October 28th, 2014

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With the Vanguard 15 class in continuing decline, team racing Midwinters was cancelled this year, so Eckerd College Anarchists Kevin and Zach stepped up to do something about it, and Zach sent us a little note: “We know a ton of team race fans read Sailing Anarchy, and we’re hoping you can help us spread [...]

October 28th, 2014

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Down in the lowly depths of the Southern Hemisphere (Cape Town), we’ve recently started a new program. The ex ‘Flirt’/’Cape Fling’ now called ‘Nitro’ has been putting in some effort. We sailed in a corporate event on the weekend. Effectively 40% of the crew are guests/non-sailors. The Saturday was blown out as it was blowing [...]

October 27th, 2014

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big pimpin’ We’d like to welcome our friends at Melges back for another year of pimpin’, and the timing couldn’t be better; there’s all sorts of exciting fall/winter action going on across the Melges fleets, and we’re going to help highlight just how fun and accessible it can be.  Here’s some news from the M32 [...]

October 27th, 2014

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Last Friday in central port of Lavrio, Greece with winds >40kts. A ferry got loose causing a great mess! – Anarchist FastButNotFurious.  

October 27th, 2014

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A follow-up on the Olympia man overboard story, with a sad, tragic ending… A sailor missing since Saturday was found dead on Sunday, the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office said. Rescue crews were searching for the 46-year-old man in the water after a sailboat overturned in Puget Sound, about four miles north of Olympia on Saturday. The [...]

October 27th, 2014

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Now this is good. Really good! props to Anarchist Moray.  

October 26th, 2014

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An exclusive for you Anarchists from one of our all-time favorite sailors, Bouwe Beking onboard Tean Brunel in the Volvo Ocean Race… Nearly two weeks on the water, time flies. Are we happy? Yes, we have 9 content inmates on-board teambrunel. Now don’t get me wrong, this jail is not bad at all, but we are missing [...]

October 26th, 2014

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Christophe Launay gets us psyched for the Saint Malo Route du Rhum.  

October 26th, 2014

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Henry Bomby breaks down the current state of the VOR race for you. Enjoy. So the fleet are around the little island archipelago of Fernando de Noronha, the last waypoint before arriving in Cape Town. In this blog I will be looking through the options ahead for all the teams, some potential short cuts, the [...]

October 26th, 2014

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A 26.5km PHRF race around Eagle Island from Budd Bay in Olympia WA. A calm day that had an afternoon squall of 30-40 knots. One Viper 640 turtled twice but all 3 crew miraculously are safe. A HARM22 didn’t fortune so well. Very competent sailors. But their boat sank. 2 persons recovered by nearby sailboats, [...]

October 26th, 2014

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The best 15 second sailing video you will ever see. The sound of him going through the sail reminds me of someone sitting on a bag of chips.  - Anarchist Adam.  

October 25th, 2014

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Speaking of Moths… The Wazsp looks like a moth, it will measure as a moth, it still has wings and foils in the same positions, it will be like a current moth to sail, except maybe simpler with less adjustments, but there are differences which make it cheaper to build, simpler to rig and more [...]

October 25th, 2014

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Earlier this week we asked you to tell us what the inside game of a modern build is, now we ask the same thing of something not quite as modern, but one which now has a new lease on life. Do you know what it is?  

October 25th, 2014

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It is often said that what goes around, comes around. Then if that is true, it would appear that the karmic wheel is turning – While Dan Meyers continues his ludicrous suit against Sailing Anarchy, it would appear that his little company, unlike Meyers,  becomes littler by the day. With a $45 million dollar judgement [...]

October 25th, 2014

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October 24th, 2014

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Our friends at McConaghy Boats and Schionning Designs have been commissioned to design and build a lightweight new 49′ performance catamaran. See for yourself…  

October 24th, 2014

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Being There I’m here in Bermuda up the rig of an IOD and wondering exactly how I got here. Well, a year ago, after being caught in an unfortunate house fire, I was lying in a hospital bed in a coma and on a respirator. My family was saying their goodbye’s as it wasn’t certain [...]

October 24th, 2014

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Big Pimpin’ These are very cool. How do we know? The Ed ordered one for his gf. But he didn’t receive it before she was his ex-gf.  It now sits on his desk, looking bright and shiny. As usual, his timing is awesome… With everything nautical in fashion right now and Christmas just around the [...]

October 24th, 2014

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