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Solo Figarists Nick Cherry and Henry Bomby begin our 2014 Route Du Rhum coverage with a great form guide for the fleets.  Follow Nick here, learn more about his Figaro campaign here, and tune in for all the info when the race starts in less than two days.  There’s always the Ocean Racing Anarchy thread [...]

October 31st, 2014

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We’re not sure why this is the first we’ve heard about it, but the folks at ASV Performance shared the news in a PR yesterday that their ‘rescue kites’ are OEM equipment on each of the Volvo 65s, and that they constitute “the biggest breakthrough in the kiteboarding industry…”  It’s a bit weird to see [...]

October 31st, 2014

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Maybe the best part of the Halloween is the beer in his hand. Props to Max for nailing it!  

October 30th, 2014

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When Pierpaolo Ballerini called me and invited me for a doublehand round Sicily in the Middle Sea Race, I was not late to respond and jump ship back home. The boat is a very nice kitchen cruiser (please take no offense, owners of such and similar ) , an Azuree33 designed by my former +39 [...]

October 30th, 2014

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Big Pimpin’ Sailing Anarchy is pleased to welcome Whitecaps Marine Outfitters as the newest sponsor of our site and our Gear Anarchy forum. Whitecaps has been providing sailors with a great selection of foul weather gear since 2006 and has recently undergone a major makeover with a new website, new owners, and new Brands.  We [...]

October 30th, 2014

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Mateo Miceli (guy who holds couple of WSSRC records on 6m cat, Dakar-Guadeloupe) has departed 12 days ago on modified Class40 for the non-stop round the world voyage with aim to not use single drop of diesel and no prefabricated food onboard (he has two chickens, little garden planned by scientist and plenty of fishing [...]

October 30th, 2014

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The Puget Sound racing community continues to drift along in shock at the loss of affable and experienced 46-year old Star sailor Jay Berglund (and the sinking of the Harmony 22 Gizmo, the boat he was on) during a race this weekend in the South Puget Sound.  Three Sheets NW has a touching feature on Berglund, [...]

October 30th, 2014

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A missing nine-year-old boy, whom federal authorities say was kidnapped in by his father from Seattle, has been located and is safe in an island 1,500 miles northeast of New Zealand. according to the FBI. Jeffrey Hanson, the boy’s non-custodial father, is being detained on the island of Niue, the FBI said. The FBI issued an [...]

October 30th, 2014

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Christophe Launay beautifully catches the mood of this voyage, as described by Gilles Morrelle: Vincent Beauvarlet is a French sailor. If he started his career as a windsurfer, youth world champion in 1990, he discovered offshore sailing quickly (Route du Rhum, Québec St Malo)… Today, three days before the start of La Route du Rhum, he goes [...]

October 30th, 2014

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This will be the 9th Archipelago Rally held in the upper reaches of famed Little Narragansett Bay! BBQ food for kids and adults will be on hand at the Watch Hill Boatyard with heated bathrooms, covered picnic area, a beautiful launch ramp and protected pier. Sunday is the Rain Date and that call will be [...]

October 30th, 2014

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Innovation is good. Will this particular one work? We’re about to find out… First Solar Mainsail designed for Offshore Racing. First shake down with the North Atlantic, next Sunday, Route du Rhum starting line. Sails made in Cannes-Mandelieu par Power Sails. Setting of the new pohovoltaic sails tomorrow on board ‘IMOCA 50 “Martinique Challenge” in Saint-Malo, France.  

October 29th, 2014

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Once again Henry Bomby bring you the dope on the VOR The big news of yesterday was the introduction of an ice gate by Race Director Jack Lloyd. Designed to take away the temptation for the teams to dive deep south in the search for better pressure and a better angle to Cape Town. The [...]

October 29th, 2014

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October 28th, 2014

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This pic was taken in Houston, Texas (Lakewood YC) at the final Texas Sailing Associationevent of the season. Sunday was very light.  The pic is of 15 year old Katy Hannan from Rush Creek Yacht Club. Photo taken by Gustav Schmiege Photography. Fun!  

October 28th, 2014

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Haven’t we screamed for years how absolutely fucked ISAF is? Open Letter to members of ISAF Council: As you prepare for the ISAF Annual Meeting next week, and knowing that you have something like 215 submissions to consider, it is time to take a pause and give serious consideration to the state of the Disciplinary [...]

October 28th, 2014

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Big Pimpin’ Tacking battles are among the most exciting elements of a sailing regatta. This excitement is also brought by a new regatta game. This is a tactician’s game.  You can tack, head up, bear off and virtually do everything to cover and control the competitor.  The player can force the competitor to unwanted tacking and [...]

October 28th, 2014

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God damn, we don’t know which we like better, the boat or the song. Props to Anarchist Nat.  Wanna know exactly how much she cost to build?  So do we, especially after reading this CNN piece!  

October 28th, 2014

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Crewing: Phil Toth tells us how to do it right.  Got questions?  E-mail him. There have been loads written about winning from the perspective of how to be a great helmsman or a brilliant tactician. Practice a bit, win the start, hit the first shift and extend from there. What could be more simple….right?  Truth is [...]

October 28th, 2014

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As the days grow short, foiling Great Cup 32 sailors grow impatient, and last weekend, both the Hungarian team and the shiny new American team took advantage of autumn breeze to go record-hunting… On Friday, Hungarian team RSM DTM (owned by Zsolt Kalocsai) smashed the ‘cross Lake Balaton’ record – also known as the Hungarian Sea – [...]

October 28th, 2014

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VOR The fans who follow us at home now think, why the hell have the guys choose this strange route yesterday,” says Bouwe Bekking with a sour face. Sitting on the little bench he stares into the navigation screen of Andrew Cape. It is a dark hole, and the only source of light is the [...]

October 28th, 2014

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With the Vanguard 15 class in continuing decline, team racing Midwinters was cancelled this year, so Eckerd College Anarchists Kevin and Zach stepped up to do something about it, and Zach sent us a little note: “We know a ton of team race fans read Sailing Anarchy, and we’re hoping you can help us spread [...]

October 28th, 2014

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Down in the lowly depths of the Southern Hemisphere (Cape Town), we’ve recently started a new program. The ex ‘Flirt’/’Cape Fling’ now called ‘Nitro’ has been putting in some effort. We sailed in a corporate event on the weekend. Effectively 40% of the crew are guests/non-sailors. The Saturday was blown out as it was blowing [...]

October 27th, 2014

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big pimpin’ We’d like to welcome our friends at Melges back for another year of pimpin’, and the timing couldn’t be better; there’s all sorts of exciting fall/winter action going on across the Melges fleets, and we’re going to help highlight just how fun and accessible it can be.  Here’s some news from the M32 [...]

October 27th, 2014

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Last Friday in central port of Lavrio, Greece with winds >40kts. A ferry got loose causing a great mess! – Anarchist FastButNotFurious.  

October 27th, 2014

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A follow-up on the Olympia man overboard story, with a sad, tragic ending… A sailor missing since Saturday was found dead on Sunday, the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office said. Rescue crews were searching for the 46-year-old man in the water after a sailboat overturned in Puget Sound, about four miles north of Olympia on Saturday. The [...]

October 27th, 2014

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Now this is good. Really good! props to Anarchist Moray.  

October 26th, 2014

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An exclusive for you Anarchists from one of our all-time favorite sailors, Bouwe Beking onboard Tean Brunel in the Volvo Ocean Race… Nearly two weeks on the water, time flies. Are we happy? Yes, we have 9 content inmates on-board teambrunel. Now don’t get me wrong, this jail is not bad at all, but we are missing [...]

October 26th, 2014

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Christophe Launay gets us psyched for the Saint Malo Route du Rhum.  

October 26th, 2014

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Henry Bomby breaks down the current state of the VOR race for you. Enjoy. So the fleet are around the little island archipelago of Fernando de Noronha, the last waypoint before arriving in Cape Town. In this blog I will be looking through the options ahead for all the teams, some potential short cuts, the [...]

October 26th, 2014

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