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Our lives are busy. We try to do a million things at once. Often we can’t see the forest for the trees. And then today we received this brilliant work from our friends at Waterlust. We can all learn from this.  

March 22nd, 2017

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There’s only one place in the world where you’d see an 60-foot racing yacht hoisted up on a nation’s most recognizable landmark, and it’s no surprise that place is France.  Go here to find out what’s going on with Initiatives Coeur and the Eiffel Tower this coming May.  Head to the finally-winding-down Vendee Globe thread [...]

March 22nd, 2017

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While we’re not offering special tickets to the highest-priced Broadway musical in history, we are happy to point out that one of the quickest boats of her time is now for sale on eBay – with NO RESERVE! Currrently offered for a cool £0,99, the two-time Little America’s Cup champion (1964, 65 helmed by Reg White) [...]

March 22nd, 2017

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We haven’t seen ‘average’ sailors so charged up about a new singlehander in a decade, and with UFO production hull # 1 currently in the mold, shit’s getting real for the US-designed and built ‘people’s foiler.’  Get to know the genesis of the project and the latest news right here on SA, and head over [...]

March 22nd, 2017

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Like most sailors, we’ve never quite gotten the cruise ship thing. Why shell out a bunch of money to hang out on a moving motel that smells of burning diesel and the other thousand passenger’s farts?  Even more odd is how little ‘cruisers’ actually understand about what they may be getting themselves into; they never [...]

March 22nd, 2017

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Clean Report UPDATE: WATCH THE ANNOUNCEMENT LIVE FROM 0930 HERE. As we mentioned when we broke the exclusive news that a true blue US team was back in the VOR, we were going to leave a little to the imagination about some of the moving parts of the new team.  Both title sponsors were extremely [...]

March 20th, 2017

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Race Report Cabo San Lucas. Bag packed. Early AM call to head back to San Diego on our boat, the ORMA 60 Mighty Merloe. I just finished editing video which gave me a moment to think about the race. For those unfamiliar: It’s a classic West Coast 800-mile downwinder from Newport Beach to Cabo San [...]

March 19th, 2017

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There’s a new race boat yard in Lisbon, and they’re flat out finishing off a ‘new’ fleet of round the world race boat. The latest from Seahorse… Seahorse Magazine: What was your brief right at the beginning of the refit process? Nick Bice: VOR director of boats and maintenance: The priority was reliability. The VO65 created [...]

March 19th, 2017

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Happens to the best of us, except most of us aren’t highly paid AC skippers..  

March 19th, 2017

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Sometimes we are the dumbest sons of bitches on the planet. We did not know that this woman, Lisa Blair is attempting to circumnavigate Antarctica, solo, non-stop and unassisted in her Open 50. So far, so good, but it is far from easy.  Last night was by far the coldest of the trip to date… [...]

March 19th, 2017

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This guy was a total savage, could hold is breath forever! A little back story, when we showed up to shoot at Dean’s, there was a religious ceremony being held for a local diver that had been training there the year before and died. They think he got shallow water blackout and sank to the [...]

March 17th, 2017

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Nothing’s quite as sad as the loss of a child, and SA’er BJ Porter shares some words about the 18 year old sailor and yacht crew Bethany.  We’ll save the blame and conjecture for another time (or the thread, of course), but for now, our most deep condolences to all who knew or loved her. [...]

March 17th, 2017

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March 16th, 2017

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…and the winnin’s easy. That lyrical butchering is thanks to Sublime.  This 32′ rocket is thanks to Melges and it can be yours to absolutely have the best time of your sailing life. Don’t believe us? Ask anyone who has raced on a Melges 32, they’ll tell you what a blast they are. Anarchy is [...]

March 16th, 2017

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We all look at our chainplates and usually think, “Yeah, those look good.” But what, exactly are you looking at? Stephens Waring is going to tell you… In terms of unknown, unloved, and uncared-for naval engineering heroes, it’s tough to beat chainplates. That’s right, chainplates. The deeply-engineered chunks of metal or space-age composites that join [...]

March 16th, 2017

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The Dongfeng boat is starting to fill up with the two ladies being announced to join the team. Making total sense to recruit two extra brains, pairs of eyes, sets of muscles and each with an accomplished sailing resume, Charles Caudrelier has decided that Dongfeng will be a fully crewed team for the 2017-2018 Volvo [...]

March 16th, 2017

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March 15th, 2017

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This is a picture taken of a wave crashing against the north pier at St. Joseph, MI last Wednesday, March 8 near sunset.  For the fact junkies out there, the wind blew 40 knots, gusting 60 from the west with a fetch of only 51nm.  The brown in the wave is sand pulled up from [...]

March 15th, 2017

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A Denbighshire teenager who left Wales to sail around the world with her family 10 years ago has been killed in an accident in Jamaica. Bethany Smith, 18, was working as a deckhand on a luxury schooner. She fell while working high up a mast of the 196 ft (60m) vessel Germania Nova which was berthed [...]

March 15th, 2017

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Big Pimpin’ How awesome is it finally have Zhik High Performance Sailing Gear with us? We think it is very awesome as they make some of the most functional and nicely assembled sailing gear we have seen. And they happen to be rocking a pretty significant sale right about now. There’s not much time to [...]

March 15th, 2017

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Clean Report – WORLD EXCLUSIVE The folks at VOR love to tease you with cutesy non-announcements, but there’s a reason you rarely see similar tactics in the world of high-flying PR.  The reason? Because it gets guys like me charged up to dig into the story before Volvo deigns to release it. So when we [...]

March 15th, 2017

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A sharp-eyed Anarchist caught sight of this recent pic hidden somewhere in the cloud; is this the mysterious Boat 4? We dig the color scheme regardless; we were scared they’d show up in some flag-colored cliché… Thanks to suspicious n00b BLAK for the find.  

March 15th, 2017

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There is not a better tactician that Terry Hutchinson, and now you get the chance to hear him call an entire race. And you thought your tactician was a pain in the ass? Thanks to Quantum’s Keith Brash for the remarkable video.    

March 15th, 2017

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RIP Bill Ficker. Jump in the thread to comment.  

March 14th, 2017

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Big Pimpin’ Melges Performance Sailboats just announced the Melges 14 Tour, a national series of try-it-out demo days and regattas. The Melges Team will be hitting the road with a trailer full of Melges 14s so anyone can test sail the new boat. The Melges 14 Tour will come to Florida, Virginia, Maryland, Michigan, New [...]

March 14th, 2017

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Clean Report For episode # 20, we caught up with three guys who represent some of the brave new thinking in the sport of sailing.  Longtime SA’er Chris Woolsey runs the reborn Miami Havana Race for a reborn SORC, and we get into the whys and hows of recreating this complicated international race to one [...]

March 14th, 2017

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Actually this is famous painter Jim DeWitt with the just completed portrait of Anarchy that I commissioned him to do. Love it! Photo thanks to Jeff Thorpe. – ed.  

March 13th, 2017

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Pretty happy with your lying, racist, Russian sperm swallowing ‘president’, are ya? Well maybe this will help you see just how little this prick thinks of the environment, and as a consequence, how little he thinks of you. Wake up, trumptards. The semi-annual meeting of the Sea Grant Association in Washington, D.C., is usually a [...]

March 13th, 2017

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Wow this is beautiful. Title inspiration thanks to the best Red Hot Chili Peppers song that you have never heard.  

March 13th, 2017

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The light air shit show that is the 2017 Newport to Cabo race continues. Azhole, Locomotive, Mirage, Medicine Man, Hula Girl and Ande Amo have now joined Rio 100, Pyewacket, and Condor in the DNF club. That leaves a total of 10 boats struggling along at 3 knots with over 600 miles to go. Brutal. [...]

March 13th, 2017

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