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Nothing better to see women putting so much into this sport, and at the same time, giving so much back…  

May 18th, 2018

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Volvo Leg 9 Form Guide As I write this we are less than 36 hours from the action starting in Newport with the in-port race schedules for Saturday 19th. Looking first at the inport race, upsets apart, the form boats are the clearly the Red Boats which have, between them, won all the in port […]

May 18th, 2018

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UPDATE: James Gair, the creepy voyeur in this story has been lobbing vague threats to us about legal action towards SA. Having been fucked over by another scumbag,  we pulled the story and got confirmation that there is nothing wrong that we have done. The court case against him is over now,  as he’s been […]

May 18th, 2018

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Big Pimpin’ That’s right, four very fortunate boys and girls will receive special travel grants from the 2018 O’pen BIC North Americans, Aug 9-11, to the 2019 O’pen BIC World Championships in New Zealand, hosted by Manly Sailing Club and the Sir Russell Coutts Sailing Foundation, 26 Dec 2018 to 4 Jan 2019. Two boys […]

May 18th, 2018

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 Pimp, Inc. We see lots of new hot design singlehanders making a push these days, but few have been seeing the consistent events and participation of the RS Aero. Having just wrapped up the inaugural RS Aero Midwinter Series with over 50 sailors participating over 5 events, the class is getting ready for their […]

May 17th, 2018

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The Environment It is worth noting that the idiot many of you voted for President doesn’t know, nor give one flying fuck about any of this, or anything to do with saving the environment at all. Congrats, dummies. Picking up a plastic bag from the beach makes a bigger difference than you might imagine. 1. […]

May 17th, 2018

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Who knew Macs would become collector boats? “Unique opportunity to own one of the last MacGregor trailerable sailboats off the line before MacGregor closed in Costa Mesa, CA in 2012. This boat is like new! We purchased it new. Very few of these boats are available!” Buy it Now!  

May 17th, 2018

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It was all looking good for the J-70  Woodstock, sail number 815  going into their NA’s, but when they went to launch the bow was not tied to the trailer. As the boat went down the ramp the stern started to go down, bow up, driver hit the brakes, boat flew off the trailer. Series […]

May 17th, 2018

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We know this is a couple weeks old, but wasn’t this team supposed to be the big “environmental” AC Team? But why stick to principles when you can sell out for $217 million to the UK’s biggest drilling and fracking billionaire?? Unless there is something we’re missing, what total horseshit. Change the name to Team […]

May 17th, 2018

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 Winter has finally ended here in the Midwest, just drove the boat to Detroit in hopes of some early epic racing on Lake St Clair before we head South. Another summer is about to go down for the cast of characters on Knee Deep…….we’ll see what happens. ’tis the season to race boats! Anarchist […]

May 17th, 2018

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Big Pimpin’ Everything about the new SuperFoiler racing circuit in Australia is about adrenaline-fuelled speed – and that applies as much to the design and technical development of the equipment as to pace around the course. For the Doyle Sails team tasked with producing the horsepower for these high-octane foiling trimarans the challenge was irresistible, […]

May 17th, 2018

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Well hell, this might be a tough one. Or is it?  

May 17th, 2018

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J/24 “151” Swept under the aerial Lift Bridge in Duluth Mn after a big wind shift and accompanying seiche. Wind was 5-8 SW and instantly shifted to 35+ NE. These guys had the chute up going out into the lake and scraped it down in time to get pushed back into the bridge. Nobody was […]

May 16th, 2018

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It’s a busy week in Mexico’s Valle de Bravo. This past weekend, Club Vela la Peña hosted the J/70 Mexican National Championships, and after a brief respite, the J/70 North American Championships began Wednesday morning. The 32 teams competing represent both coasts of the U.S., Argentina, and many of Mexico’s main racing towns – Acapulco, Puerto Vallarta, […]

May 16th, 2018

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Imagine… such lovely word but what a nightmare of a project it turned out to be. Imagine was/is (dunno if the boat still exists) an Open 60 built for an American skipper planning on participating in the BOC single-handed around-the-world race. He got his sponsorship from a Colorado aluminium company, the same one that makes […]

May 16th, 2018

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 The Farley Mowat pulled its first net of Operation Milagro IV on Nov. 24, 2017. The ship then was forced to dry dock for some much needed repairs. The Farley returned to San Felipe on Feb. 24th and rejoined the campaign. Since that day it has been a constant barrage of retrieving nets and […]

May 16th, 2018

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NMMA makes full frontal assault on Trump tariffs The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) in the US is taking an aggressive, multi-front stand against a series of new tariffs on aluminium and imported marine products introduced by the Trump administration. NMMA president Thom Dammrich penned a blistering editorial on the international finance website, CNBC.com, while […]

May 16th, 2018

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This is really something. Something that we have no idea what it is.  

May 16th, 2018

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The tug-of-war over the proposed future classes and competition formats for sailing events at the Olympic Games has rapidly escalated into the realm of the ridiculous. Old-class loyalists rush to the trenches and launch instant attacks against any perceived threat to their survival. New-class enthusiasts proclaim that theirs is the one true path to the […]

May 16th, 2018

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Not Sailing Needless to say, this is laughable. However, in the era of free speech threats from the Orange Criminal here in the USA, don’t think this sort of thing isn’t a possibility… The City of Hamilton has forced a local anarchist group to remove the circle A anarchy symbol from its headquarters, saying it […]

May 15th, 2018

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The Biz This strikes us as odd and perhaps not anticipated? Bringing exactly no good news to the sport, this is a bit of a blow. Or is it a ploy to squeeze supporting companies? Oh well, maybe the manufactures will spend their advertising online? Tell them you know about this great site…haha!  British Marine, […]

May 15th, 2018

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Perhaps the rumored new owners of the VOR might reconsider… Seven people apparently connected to the Volvo Ocean Race were arrested early Tuesday morning after an incident outside the Clarke Cooke House. Police said they were called to the restaurant and bar on Banister’s Wharf for a fire alarm sounding just after 1 a.m. They […]

May 15th, 2018

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 We love the onboard stuff! More good stuff from Keith Brash.  

May 15th, 2018

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If you’ve wandered into the electronics aisle lately at any marine store, you know it’s a total mind-fuck to figure out what you need and what you don’t. This new 6-part video series — Marine Electronics for Every Size Boat — explains everything from a handheld GPS and VHF … to a modern NMEA 2000 […]

May 15th, 2018

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Fallout continues after World Sailing’s 2024 Olympic event selection shitshow the other day, which saw the members of the sport’s governing body ignoring the last few years of progress (and once again, its own Events Committee) on their way to choosing a 2024 Olympic Events slate that in most ways preserves the status quo and […]

May 15th, 2018

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After watching half a dozen aborted attempts to restart the infamous Worrell 1000 over the past 15 years (including our extensive work helping Mike Worrell during his final attempt at redemption before his death), we might just have a bit of PTSD when it comes to another possible relaunch of the race that best reflects […]

May 15th, 2018

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Higher, Faster, Stronger? Not any more, try Younger, thinner and smaller instead. A sport’s governing body is supposed to represent and be representative of the participants of that sport are they not? The new list of classes for the 2024 Olympics has just been announced and it reads like a Ray Bradbury novel. In Fahrenheit 451 books […]

May 14th, 2018

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So of course we had to replace perhaps the worst outboard rudder/cassette for a OD boat ever, with a class approved design and build. When this rule came into effect, we chose the Kernan design So Cal built one back a few years ago. We always thought the Jim Betts rudders were faster. So this […]

May 14th, 2018

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May 14th, 2018

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So the question that gets asked at sailing clubs right around Australia has now been firmly put on the agenda – we find ourselves questioning the relevance of the Olympics and also bashing on the decisions by our international governing body. And here we sit in our own corner of the world, and ask ourselves, […]

May 14th, 2018

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