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You may recall a couple months ago we ran a short article about potential trouble we had heard about involving broker Jeff Brown and JK3 Yachts, a widely known west coast multi-office dealership.  We were surprised/not surprised when we came across a San Diego Court issued a summons/complaint against Jeff Brown, with JK3 as the […]

July 17th, 2018

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Pimp City Don’t forget Amazon Prime Day! Sailors, today is the Amazon Prime Day, and what does this mean for you? Good discounts from a lot of brands, including the products that our friends from Chile are selling in USA and on Amazon. Aggressive discount coupons are offered for this day and for for this […]

July 17th, 2018

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The TP 52’s get some rockin’ breeze in Cascais. Awesome shot thanks to Max Ranchi.  

July 17th, 2018

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A sailing story from one of my heroes, Webb Chiles Once not so long ago there was a sailor who crossed oceans alone in small boats. He did this for many, many years and became a legend. He found purity and joy in what he called the monastery of the sea and loved sailing toward […]

July 17th, 2018

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The poor Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac fleet is just getting hosed by no wind. This is Wizard finishing second, which is way more than most of the fleet is going to do… The “slowest race in decades” implies and defines the light winds plaguing the Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race, which began on Saturday, July […]

July 16th, 2018

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 This is what a typhoon will do. From Deep Water Bay. Fucking ugly…  

July 16th, 2018

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Navigator supremo Artie Means sends these reports from soon-to-be-fleet leader Prospector, the beautiful Mills 68, en route to Hawaii… Quite the differing of opinion between us and Pyewackett…..pretty happy where we are on the southern route; but will take a few days to see who’s right. We had a killer start, led out the gate […]

July 16th, 2018

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The Isle of Wight is an historic and almost mythical place for sailors.  From Cowes week which started in 1826 to what is now known as the America’s Cup and its origin in 1851, the sailing tradition there is long and storied.  We were already planning a trip to Europe this summer, but when asked […]

July 16th, 2018

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Hard to argue that Ganbare isn’t the most important design in the modern era. How impressive to see that it is not only well-loved, but that it still wins! From the Doug Peterson FB page. If Ganbare isn’t the greatest, what is? Jump in the thread…  

July 16th, 2018

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Our friend Wayne Zittel and his SC 50 Hula Girl are on their way to Hawaii in the Pac Cup. Track the fleet here. We are into day 4 of the 2018 Pacific Cup aboard J/World’s Hula Girl, and it’s pretty different out here than it was on our last report. Yes, we made it […]

July 16th, 2018

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Big Pimpin’ (Multiple) America’s Cup-winning sparmaker and composites pioneer Eric Hall has been at it again… with his perennial mantra: simplicity For most product designers simplicity is the ultimate goal. The obvious benefits include lighter weight, lower prices and simpler servicing. Alphalock Systems had just those goals in mind in the design of their new […]

July 16th, 2018

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That is one hell of an impressive front row start for at least 12 of these tri’s on the Tour Voile.  

July 14th, 2018

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Brian Hancock makes sense. Stop the press! The 2017/18 Volvo Ocean Race has slipped into the history books and I have to admit, I kind of have withdrawal symptoms. Clicking on the race tracker was starting to become a bit of an obsession – say nothing of a giant time-suck – so maybe it’s a […]

July 13th, 2018

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 Good breeze getting out of ‘Frisco is nice; sailing into the light air that awaits, not so nice… This is Start recap video of Thursday’s lone Pacific Cup start; the Pasha Hawaii D division. The first of two ORR divisions to begin racing in the Pac Cup this year, the final start is today. […]

July 13th, 2018

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This story makes us happy. That uncaring people have so polluted the ocean that incidents like this likely happen thousands of times makes us sad. Don’t tell Dolt 45 – he’ll side with the nets and ban turtles from entering the oceans…. On July 10, Vic-Maui International Yacht Race competitor OxoMoxo saw a sea turtle […]

July 13th, 2018

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The A4 looking good and bow up on another FT and a Melges 32 from last night’s Beercan Series. We moved into second overall after 7 races, but the well-sailed M-32 Warpath is crushing it! Thanks to Da-Woody. But to the point, yes, I bought a Flying Tiger (as if y’all didn’t already know that), […]

July 12th, 2018

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But where do you start? Vendée Globe competitor Conrad Colman has been among a handful of committed early adopters showing what is already possible – and without sacrificing any competitive performance So do renewables actually work? Hell, yeah! Conrad Colman’s 16th place Vendée Globe finish in 2017 was remarkable for many reasons: not only did […]

July 12th, 2018

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Great shot from the Tour Voile. Now that’s a headsail!  

July 12th, 2018

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The Biz Oyster Yachts has completed and delivered its first vessel since entering new management earlier this year. The Oyster 575 had been initially ordered under the previous ownership but had been left incomplete when the business fell into administration, leaving new leadership to take charge of finishing the yacht build. An official champagne naming […]

July 12th, 2018

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This is both great and fucked. Read all about it. And by all means, jump in the thread.  

July 12th, 2018

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The Biz Groupe Beneteau has become the majority shareholder with a 60% stake in the Slovenian company Seascape d.o.o., which specialises in designing, building and marketing performance sailing yachts. The yard’s founders, Andraž Mihelin and Kristian Hajnšek, will continue in their roles alongside the Group and retain 40% of the capital. Seascape d.o.o. will be […]

July 12th, 2018

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We dig this shot taken by Andrea Francolini of the Frers 57 Shearwater built by McConaghy. Damn, even it has the boom cranked to weather!  

July 11th, 2018

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Big Pimpin’ As of July 2018, Trogear’s adjustable carbon fiber bowsprits are in over 20 countries and on more than 70 types of yachts. Their standard models do the job in most cases, but Trogear also works with boat owners to provide customisation such as adjusted length to meet specific requirements. Additionally, In response to […]

July 11th, 2018

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By OJ Tempesta Now, I’m not saying I bought a Flying Tiger 10m, but if I did, here’s how I’d do it. First, I sure as hell wouldn’t pay what the mostly delusional owners of these 10-year-old beaters think they are worth. Y’all staight trippin’. No, I’d find the right boat and low-ball the hell […]

July 10th, 2018

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 Big Pimpin’ Vakaros recently partnered with top A-Cat sailor Bailey White to test their advanced Atlas racing instrument on his foiling Exploder. The A-Cat’s high speed and fast acceleration push the limits of an instrument’s accuracy and responsiveness, making it the perfect test for the state-of-the-art Vakaros Atlas. With 18 Hz GPS, inertial sensors […]

July 10th, 2018

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 After getting my first ever breaks in sailing writing and sailing media with Sailing Anarchy several years back – even riding Clean’s coat tails to France and Australia – things have come full circle in a nice kind of way. As I near graduation from Hawaii Pacific University with a degree in multimedia, i’m […]

July 10th, 2018

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Sure, the Pac Cup and Victoria-Maui races to Hawaii are under way, but no way did you know there was a third race, under way as I write. Keith Magnussen tells us all about it… Starting something new and fresh in sailing, or any other sport, can be a huge challenge.  First you have to […]

July 10th, 2018

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One of our favorite friends is Artie Means who happens to navigating the Mills 68 Prospector in the Pac Cup. He gives us a quick look at the weather for the race…. Quite tricky Pac Cup this year, unless you started with the first group yesterday! Here are 2 screen shots, showing Tues am (24 […]

July 10th, 2018

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Damn, how much more can y’all bring us down? Send us your sad-ass shot.  

July 9th, 2018

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“I found these fotos (1988?) of the prototype SR Max the day (night) of launching. I can’t believe how crazy I was to do this. I blame it on youth. We launched Slot Machine the night before the Kahlua Cup, an overnight distance race in usually windy conditions. It was a usual race. We were […]

July 9th, 2018

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