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Some afternoon entertainment from this weekends RYANI Topper Squad training! Thanks to Chris & Stephen for this, it’s awesome. #mannequinchallenge #sailinni #trysailing  

December 5th, 2016

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Sea Shepherd, One of our favorite organizations that is actually doing something about the rampant brutality and murder of the Earth’s precious whales by the Japanese, is underway as we speak. Click on their site and take a look at the pictures. Even you Trumpanzees, despite your hero’s disregard for the environment (and the very [...]

December 5th, 2016

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Look at this picture. It is of  Sébastien Josse, the latest Vendee entry to bite the dust. Note that he is not wearing a life jacket and no tether. That amazing footage of Alex Thomson on Hugo Boss also showed that Alex didn’t bother to clip on and his deck was awash. Sure seems irresponsible [...]

December 5th, 2016

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VMG Yacht Design has engineered a set of screwable low friction rings. They are to be mounted through a deck or a bulkhead. The VMG rings can be used either as a fairlead, a chainplate or even a pad eye by simply adding a dogbone. Ideal to guide, deviate or tighten a control line whilst being [...]

December 5th, 2016

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Sure the music is sappy, but the spirit of these folks is anything but. Ya gotta love it. The New Orlean’s based J/30 Team Zephyr was awarded the top fund raising sailing program in the nation after raising $127,000!  Check out their annual video kicked off by San Francisco Yacht Club’s Rhett Krawitt who is [...]

December 5th, 2016

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Community The Geneva Lake Sailing School at the Buddy Melges Sailing Center is pleased to announce that Marek Valasek has accepted the role of Executive Director and head coach effective January of 2017. Marek Valasek has been a sailing director and professional coach for over fifteen years. Prior to joining the Geneva Lake Sailing School, [...]

December 5th, 2016

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Clean Report In this double header to celebrate the end of a long road trip, Clean first talks to freshly minted Director of the US Olympic Sailing Team Malcolm Page.  The Australian double gold medalist and multiple world champion answers questions from Clean and the Anarchists, including a frank assessment of where the US team [...]

December 4th, 2016

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Mark Mendelblatt and Brian Fatih grabbed the big paycheck at the SSL Finals yesterday, and now it’s time for something a  little…different.   Native Bahamian sloops with their Bahamian crews will race their ‘best of the best’ regatta after the traditional anchored start, and the SSL production team stuck around to bring it to you.  Truly [...]

December 4th, 2016

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From 13 to 18 years old, this Mudratz Racing-produced crew is the youngest-ever Melges 24 Worlds team.  They’re also fun, smart, and great at telling their story, and we enjoyed chatting with them on the eve of the final day of the biggest sailing event of their young lives.  Enjoy this uplifting 20 minute Skype [...]

December 3rd, 2016

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The Environment We’ve always thought “cruises” were an absurd thing, and given the long list of horror stories from onboard many of these ships, a story like this comes as little surprise. Fuck ‘em. Princess Cruise Lines has made history by receiving the largest-ever criminal penalty involving deliberate vessel pollution. The line has agreed to [...]

December 2nd, 2016

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It’s not going all that well for the current Melges 24 World Champion (while the US 470 team is showing the rest of the fleet their asses aboard Conor Clarke’s ultra-fast Embarr). Here’s the midweek report from Chris Rast’s EFG Bank team (thanks to Swiss Performance Sailing). Pierrick Contin photo with full galleries, interviews, and [...]

December 1st, 2016

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We are massive fans of the Mudratz, and of their unintentional discovery of just how to fix that problem we’ve all been asking about for more than a decade: “How do we turn junior sailors into lifelong sailors?” If you haven’t followed the kids from Mystic (and beyond), take this opportunity to peruse their recent [...]

December 1st, 2016

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With Robert Scheidt wiping off the ring rust and rocketing to the top of the leaderboard after two days of qualifications, the Star Sailors League Final in Nassau may be a foregone conclusion this year.  Meanwhile, the live numbers have been through the roof, with the SSL on pace to more than double their viewership [...]

December 1st, 2016

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We’re digging the quirky and creative daily cartoons from the collaboration between Ino-Rope and French illustrator Francois Denis; in yesterday’s cartoon, Nandor Fa tries to make Rich Wilson feel better after being passed. You can see all the archives at Ino-Rope’s site here and we’ll feature the best one each week.  Title shout to one [...]

December 1st, 2016

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Fairly amazing footage of the two leaders in the VG. Amazing how much Boss heels, isn’t it? Must be fast because Alex Thomson is now leading!  

December 1st, 2016

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Quantum Key West Race Week is on your “Bucket List” but you don’t have a boat or simply don’t want the hassles of getting your boat to Key West. We have a solution, National One Design Sailing Academy  in association with Torqeedo, is making their hot fleet of 10 Flying Tiger 7.5’s available for charter [...]

December 1st, 2016

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November 30th, 2016

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November 30th, 2016

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Early qualifications have 2015 SSL Finale winner George Szabo deep in the fleet, but the unique format gives him and the rest of the 25-boat strong fleet a chance at the big cash payout at the end of the event.  With a solid Bahamian forecast and commentary from Dennis Conner and Scottish superstar 470 skipper [...]

November 30th, 2016

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Gotta love the cartoon brilliance of Sarah Steenland.  

November 29th, 2016

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I really thought I had seen it all until I read that FIFA, that sporting governing body which has hardly been short on ridiculous decisions and financial impropriety has charged Scotland & England for breaking their rules. On 11th November each year the Great Britain & Commonwealth fallen of two world wars. The commemorative symbol [...]

November 29th, 2016

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Big Pimpin’ HH Catamarans continues to push boundaries in the already uber-cool world of performance cruising cats. 66-01 set the scene ablaze this fall when she made her debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival and went on to take 1st Place overall amongst a tough fleet at the Multihull Cup in Mallorca. 66-02 survived her [...]

November 29th, 2016

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There is a cat and mouse game underway in the Southern Ocean along with a handful of intrigue. After a record setting run from France to the Cape of Good Hope Alex Thomson aboard Hugo Boss has finally relinquished his lead to Armel Le Cléac’h aboard Banque Populaire. It’s a case of The Jackal and The Boss as [...]

November 29th, 2016

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Everybody knows Finn sailors are crazy. Here’s your proof!  

November 28th, 2016

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The boats are splashed and the bomb is about to drop in Miami as a massive gathering of Melges 24s are on hand in South Florida for the 19th running of the World Championship. Five days of racing are planned starting Tuesday, November 29 and ending on Saturday, December 3. Already teams have enjoyed a [...]

November 28th, 2016

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Legendary boatbuilder, Harry Bryan, passes along timeless wisdom about being successful in this new short film by OffCenterHarbor.com.  You can click here to watch it in full, and we’ve asked OCH to let you opt-in to see two more of their best films about this profoundly wise man. Check it out here.  

November 28th, 2016

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Big Pimpin’ Zhik R&D manager Tom Hussey says there’s no tougher a sport for testing the waterproofness and durability of modern technical clothing than offshore racing In the past decade Zhik has listened carefully to the wants and needs of the world’s best smallboat sailors, with Zhik the gear of choice for many of the [...]

November 28th, 2016

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As many US Sailing Team fans will already have noted, Managing Director Josh Adams has left for greener pastures, (though he is assisting with the transition to new leadership) while today,  two-time Aussie gold medal crew Malcolm Page was named new US Sailing Team Director. A college dinghy and team racer who came to the [...]

November 28th, 2016

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Tanguy LaMotte’s charity-funded Initiatives Coeur may have officially abandoned the Vendee Globe after a masthead malfunction, but he can rest a bit easier knowing his boat has already made it around the world in record time.  Or at least, a cardboard version has! This pic from astronaut Thomas Pesquet from aboard the International Space Station.  [...]

November 28th, 2016

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