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 Here is a little video i put together for the owner of the TP52 Celestial. He had a nasty crash off his bike while training for the race and did not recover in time, but he let us take his yacht for a wee spin! Top bloke. – Anarchist Scott.  

January 15th, 2018

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Big Pimpin’ In June 2016 Spinlock kicked off with a development map for the design and production of a new lifejacket harness for the Volvo Ocean Race crews. The company has been supplying personal safety equipment used by the Volvo teams since 2005, but for 2017-18 race organisers approached Spinlock and asked them to develop […]

January 15th, 2018

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We’re not suspicious types, but it’s hard to keep calling it ‘coincidence’ when a yacht seems downright cursed.  Ever since the blue Banque Pop colors were replaced with the black and gold Spindrift livery, the former Jules Verne-owning Spindrift has gone from one catastrophe to another. The boat has seen broken bit-ending record runs, an awful […]

January 15th, 2018

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 Not quite, but a creepy video of dead crew being removed from the Iranian tanker Sanchi that has been ablaze off China since January 6 sank on Sunday, causing the Iranian government to give up hope of finding any of the crew alive.  

January 15th, 2018

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This boat sank in Bass Straight, and a crew member believes that it happened after striking a large fish. The yacht, pictured here from better days, is Hollywood Boulevard a Farr 55 that was heading back to NSW, having placed ninth in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race, when the accident happened about 11am on […]

January 14th, 2018

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Sunday is race day here at the Southern Highlands Sailing Club in NSW south of Sydney. Mixed fleet Commodores Cup today, Mono’s and Multihulls, with Nacras, Spirals, Lasers, a Tornado, A-Class and plenty of Hobies. I race a Finn, one of two here at the club, and it was a windy and very shifty day, […]

January 14th, 2018

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While Dongfeng was languishing at the back of the fleet, Team Director Bruno Dubois was visiting the team’s home stopover at Nansha, Guangdong and took time out to visit the Temple of the Sea Goddess and her Four Dragon helpers a few hundred metres from the marina. Around the same time Dongfeng moved up from […]

January 13th, 2018

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Big Pimpin’ Sailing upwind at a true wind angle (TWA) of 50° in light air, then bearing off and accelerating to 15-16kt, still in no more than 12kt of true wind… These are typical performance prediction figures from the designers of the latest Gunboat and the first of its kind to emerge from its new […]

January 13th, 2018

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It may be one of the most isolated sailing venues on Earth, but almost 60 SB20s gathered up in the River Derwent off Hobart for their Worlds this week and had some of the best sailing of their lives.  French and UK teams took the top 5 spots, with the fledgling downunder fleet mixing it […]

January 12th, 2018

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The UK’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch continues their investigation into the death of Simon Speirs aboard the Clipper 70 CV30, and they took a break in their investigating to publish a very important safety bulletin identifying why, exactly, Speirs’ tether didn’t save him from getting washed off the boat and drowned.  Read carefully, and don’t sail another […]

January 12th, 2018

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God damn, this motherfucker Just. Will. Not. Die. This is what we know so far: Fazisi was salvaged by Resolve Marine in the post Irma effort. In the last few days it was sold to a Russian buyer. The boat was in the water today awaiting tow from the new owner. Photo credit thanks to […]

January 11th, 2018

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More Rules! We like this one, ’cause when was the last time you thought about a “Virtual Mizzen”??  Was trying to figure out how to set a deeper Mizzen staysail/spinnaker for VMG running that would not conflict with the backstay on my yawl. Looked but could not find a rule prohibiting flying a sail with […]

January 11th, 2018

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One of the services we love to provide is getting awesome deals to our Anarchists.  And this is soooo right up the alley for so many of you! Today’s deal come courtesy of  Sage Marine, sponsors of our Cruising Anarchy Forum. This rare Jerry Montgomery Panther is a pure racing boat designed by Ron Holder. […]

January 11th, 2018

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Fletcher Walters is the very happy winner of the 250 competitor Australian Optimist Championships which ran 3-10 Jan 2018. Take a look at that smile! Fletch is 14 years old and sails out of the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club in Sydney. Nice work young man! Title thanks to well, Fletch  

January 11th, 2018

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The Environment The corrupt, chaotic, destructive presidency of so-called president trump will most certainly negatively affect nearly every citizen in this country (or any other, for that matter) unless of course you are an old, rich white male. And while there are a nearly unlimited amount of issues to prove this, here is an issue that […]

January 11th, 2018

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Our friend Ian Klitza shows the new deeper keel for Rambler. 21′ deep! Comment here.  

January 10th, 2018

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I often wonder what happens to old boats. There must be thousands of yachts that were once commissioned, designed, built and raced hard, and then pretty much forgotten. I was sure that this was what had happened to a boat I used to race on in the early 80s. The boat was designed by German […]

January 10th, 2018

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 Once again from our fab forum, comes this killer video (we feel bad for the ppor bastard on port who could see the crash coming) and resulting rules questions. Have fun.  

January 9th, 2018

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Big Pimpin’ The 2017-2018 Volvo Ocean Race presents different challenges from the last race three years ago: new crew mixes and new strategies prompted by a different course. And then there is the science… Chris Bedford, Simon Fisher and Mark Towill Seahorse: How did the welcome reintroduction of longer oceanic legs affect the different strategy […]

January 9th, 2018

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We get some hilarious shit via e-mail and this is the best of the week… You down with Bro P P? Dude, I mean bro! It is a totally brodacious day, and my testosterbrone is raging! When I sent in my broposal to US Sailing, I figured these brotards would not be down with the […]

January 9th, 2018

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Looks cool, if not a bit bulky. With a name like that, it better fly. Does it?  

January 9th, 2018

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Our discussion forums remain the best ever in this sport, in no small part because we allow people to speak their minds, but also because there is reams and reams of great information buried in there somewhere..! Here is a good post from today that will no doubt get some good feedback.  Ok, this year […]

January 9th, 2018

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You are hearing from me mostly to explain why you aren’t hearing from me. Considering my age, you might reasonably wonder if I were dead. I’m in Evanston, but winter ends for me on Tuesday, January 9, when I fly back to GANNET who is in Marathon, Florida. This is to let you know that […]

January 8th, 2018

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Big Pimpin’ If you can dream it, you can do it,’ said Enzo Ferrari. His 125 S, the first car ever to sport the prancing horse, was unleashed from its Maranello stable 70 years ago and soon recorded Ferrari’s first grand prix win. Enzo had never shown any interest in building anything except racing cars, […]

January 8th, 2018

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Our Volvo Ocean Race coverage is brought to you by Musto, Official Apparel Provider for the 2017/18 VOR. Matt and Clean are back with Episode 3 of “The Boatfeed!”, featuring the dynamic duo’s analysis of the exciting Leg 3 of the VOR via a close look at the best raw video coming off the boats. […]

January 7th, 2018

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US Sailing’s membership has some of the same challenges as the Republican party: It’s old, white and dying, and most of its members HATE change.  So while we’ve been cautiously optimistic about some of the changes which have been implemented under our National Governing Body’s current leadership (like the ODP for instance) and we note they’ve […]

January 7th, 2018

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Design concept with application to Auckland or just more [above-the-] water vapor?  Do you know?

January 7th, 2018

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San Diego sailor Christopher Beckwith realized that it’s not US Sailing, or ISAF, or yacht clubs who are responsible for the continuing downslope in sailing across the US.  From his Facebook post spurred on by the same hipster silliness in the story immediately below.  The current state of sailing in the US is disturbing and […]

January 7th, 2018

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I saw a Facebook post by our illustrious editor about a head to head contact in an NFL game going unpunished followed by a reply that “it is amazing how you can change a culture by enforcing the rules.” This is so true, if you let people get away with things they will keep doing […]

January 7th, 2018

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When she was first launched there was a saying going around, “Fazisi, it ain’t easy,” and I guess it was prophetic as the iconic Soviet yacht was recently spotted on a barge being hauled to points unknown. Fazisi was one of hundreds of yachts that were washed ashore as Hurricane Irma slammed its way across […]

January 4th, 2018

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