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There are plenty of people who paint sailboat scenes, and a friend who has been working on her art sent us this one. Quite pleasant.  

October 23rd, 2018

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  Race preparation Survey your competitors. Sail those events with the lowest turnout, lest competition, and those regattas where they give the most awards. If sailing as part of a series, maximize participation by turning up those days everyone else stays home when it’s cold, rainy etc. Boat prep and tuning You don’t have the […]

October 23rd, 2018

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 Pretty cool stuff here.  

October 23rd, 2018

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Golden Globe Racer Loïc Lepage was successfully transferred from his dismasted yacht Laaland by the Japanese bulk carrier Shiosai at 00:53 UTC Monday. The rescue, which took place in the South Indian Ocean some 670 miles SW of Perth Western Australia, commenced shortly after first light once the Australian P-8A search and rescue plane was […]

October 23rd, 2018

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From our friends at the Star Sailors League… The Star Sailors League through its spokesperson, Olympic champion, Mateusz Kusznierewicz, officially presented today in Lorient, France, at the 2018 Yacht Racing Forum, the innovative global sailing event that will take place for the first time in 2021: the Star Sailors League Nations Gold Cup. The Star […]

October 23rd, 2018

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The cars may be homely Italian shitters, but slap Maserati on the side of a MOD 70 and good things can happen – like being first to finish in the Middle Sea Race.  

October 22nd, 2018

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Category 5 hurricane Willa is on a leisurely stroll to the north @ 7mph. Sustained winds are 160mph, gusts likely closer to 190. Currently forecast to come ashore south of Mazatlan, the most severely affected area is mostly farmland provided the storm does as it is told and stays on track. Very warm SSTs and […]

October 22nd, 2018

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French solo yachtsman Loïc Lepage is expected to be evacuated from his dismasted yacht Laaland shortly after first light on Tuesday (23:30 UTC Monday). By then both the bulk carrier Shiosai and the sailing yacht Alizes II will have reached Laaland’s position in the South Indian Ocean some 670 miles SW of Perth Western Australia, […]

October 22nd, 2018

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The Environment An oil spill that has been quietly leaking millions of barrels into the Gulf of Mexico has gone unplugged for so long that it now verges on becoming one of the worst offshore disasters in U.S. history. Between 300 and 700 barrels of oil per day have been spewing from a site 12 […]

October 22nd, 2018

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Great shot from the Middle Sea Race.  

October 22nd, 2018

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We nabbed this info from the worst sports governing body on the planet… We are making a number of changes to the organisation structure and roles & responsibilities within the Executive Office at World Sailing, which come into effect in early November. A full set of updated organisation charts are attached for your reference. A […]

October 22nd, 2018

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I got to hang out at the Extreme San Diego Series this weekend, and while that was fun, the real highlight was getting to be guest skipper (kidding!), actually a guest sailor, onboard Oman Air for race #4 Sunday. It goes without saying that we won that race (also kidding) and the team went on […]

October 21st, 2018

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Big Pimpin’ No doubt about it, this year’s Rolex TP52 World Championship in Cascais was a real test of men and machine, certainly the final two days in 25kt+ conditions. All nine races were broadcast live; a mix of images from cameras onboard the TP52s, drones and RIBs brought the action live to computers all […]

October 21st, 2018

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The Environment Over 90 percent of sampled salt brands globally were found to contain microplastics, with the highest number coming from salt sourced in Asia, according to a new study co-designed by Kim Seung-Kyu, Professor at Incheon University and Greenpeace East Asia. The study, which has been published in Environmental Science & Technology, a peer-reviewed […]

October 21st, 2018

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One of the more entertaining races at the Extreme Series San Diego event were the Bic O’Pens. Not only were there quite a gaggle of them, but they ran the craziest courses ever. So they would sail along and then a course boat would say things like, “You have to do a 360 after you round […]

October 20th, 2018

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By Airwaves high school reporter/writer Abby Tindall Working together with another person in high-stress situations is not easy, and when it comes to sailing, many skippers take the brunt of the pressure. A good crew can be a great foil, and needs to know how to handle the different reactions and attitudes their skippers display. There’s […]

October 20th, 2018

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The ultimate Stadium Racing championship has landed in San Diego for the penultimate Act of the 2018 Extreme Sailing Series™ on Harbor Island, starting yesterday until Sunday, October 21. Presented by SAP, the event will see a fleet of world-class international sailors grafting hard for the Golden Coast Act trophy, over four days of competition. […]

October 19th, 2018

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A peek behind the curtains in the world of composite boat building, thanks to Stephens/Waring Design We’re getting into the construction nitty-gritty on our custom 57-foot Spirit of Tradition powerboat, a collaboration with our friends over at C.W. Hood Yachts. And yet again, we are reminded when it comes to boats, what’s going on inside […]

October 19th, 2018

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Forbes magazine does a decent job at this look at the art, er, science of sailmaking (with a heavy asisst from North)… Making sailboats blast across ocean waves with speed and efficiency embodies more than just a fixation with adventurous zeal. The process is advancing computer software and robotics, revolutionizing hull and sail technologies and […]

October 19th, 2018

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There is often no shame when it comes to our Anarchist posters, and this guy, rather than shelling out a measly $50 for a classified ad, decided to post it in our forums. Frankly, we’d just keep it as a powerboat, but here’s what the guy has to say: This Custom Cruiser was built on […]

October 18th, 2018

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As a proud and yes, privileged 30 plus year member of San Diego Yacht Club, I was dismayed to hear that a couple of my fellow members had broken serious laws regarding poaching abalone and not-in-season lobster. We ran what we knew here, careful not to name names as we certainly did not have all the […]

October 18th, 2018

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Bitchin’ work at the Melges 32 Worlds in Cagliari by Max Ranchi.  

October 18th, 2018

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 That’s what this thing is like; you just can’t quit it. Props to Anarchist Mr. Fuchs.  

October 18th, 2018

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The Biz A group of researchers at the University of Maine and marine industry leaders have created a ‘technology cluster’ to help Maine boatbuilders explore how large-scale 3D printing using economical, wood-filled plastics can provide the industry with a competitive advantage. The effort is being funded by a US$500,000 grant from the Maine Technology Institute […]

October 18th, 2018

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While we’re on a role about the topics of women in sailing, we present this… Yes, even your “sexist, misogynist” editor (that is just one example of the attacks on me from disgruntled females in the past) is more aware than ever of using females in advertising in our sport. On the one hand, this […]

October 18th, 2018

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 The Environment The legions of Anarchists from the Great lakes area likely already know about this, and if they aren’t fucking outraged, they’re likely republicans… Line 5 is a 65-year-old oil pipeline running across the floor of Lake Michigan—one of the world’s largest freshwater sources—and it’s ready to burst, not for the first time. […]

October 17th, 2018

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So we’ve seen some bullshit ads before, but nothing quite like this. This Photo (which has circulated the web quite a bit) was part of an ad  we saw from a European company advertising “yachting” accessories, but of course the ad seems to have disappeared. Whatever, we have some really appropriate captions for them to […]

October 17th, 2018

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How the hell do we know? But we know that we dig it when some down under mates get a classic – it this case, a 1971 S&S One Ton – start to optimize it, with the goal of trying to win class and have a shot at overall. Ya gotta love people’s passion and […]

October 16th, 2018

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Many people have tried, including several of those involved in the latest initiative, to deliver a professional and engaging sailboat race circuit. But teams don’t come better qualified than this one and Act 1 in Bermuda was none too shabby. A good time to build on it then… James Boyd grills Russell Coutts about SailGP […]

October 16th, 2018

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In line with your posts today… the SouthBeach Yacht Club in San Francisco is hosting the 5th annual Red Bra Regatta. The Skippers and crews are all women and the PRO and all volunteer race committee are all men. – Anarchist Dave. SBYC invites all interested ladies to join the Seventh Annual Red Bra Regatta! […]

October 16th, 2018

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