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From the Aegean Regatta, thanks to Nikos Zagas.  

August 30th, 2015

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What is 92′ long, 24′ wide, cost $6.2 million, took 4 years to build, and is about to be unveiled in San Diego this Friday? Oh yeah, it may not be super quick, weighing in at a hefty 150 tons.. Check it.  

August 30th, 2015

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…but god damn, this is impressive!!  

August 28th, 2015

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Question of the Week The most common question we’ve gotten over the past month is some version of “what’s going on with/why can’t I watch the America’s Cup like I could last time around?”  With the Gothenberg ACWS event ready for action this weekend, here’s the very bizarre explanation. Last month, Organizers of the America’s [...]

August 28th, 2015

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With the Little America’s Cup fast approaching (and the entirely expected but still sad withdrawal of Rob Patterson’s Canadian team, the guy whose dominance nearly killed the C-Class checks in with his latest idea for taking the Cup back to the USA, and in a competition that may be more floating than foiling, it’s clever [...]

August 28th, 2015

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A pair of big storms is set to drench the US, but without a major hit in some time, you can smell most of America (aside from the Weather Channel and Home Depot) getting complacent.  Are we so programmed to quickly forget the current tragedy that we’re doomed to repeat it?  A look at New [...]

August 28th, 2015

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Well perhaps not a crisis, but a pretty radical mid-life change of course for Wild Oats. Thanks to Andrea Francolini for the shots.  

August 27th, 2015

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Brian Hancock takes a look back at some impressive sailor chicks… I watched a really great movie last night. Maidentrip, a documentary about Laura Dekker and her solo circumnavigation to become the youngest person ever to make a lap of the planet. It was great on so many levels but what resonated with me most [...]

August 27th, 2015

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Gotta love an advertiser who has a little fun abusing their products…!  

August 27th, 2015

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So how many more pictures like this and stories like this need to be seen before someone with some integrity, intelligence and balls pulls the plug on Olympic Sailing in this shit swamp? Move this event out of the bay and into the ocean, where at least there is less of a chance that untreated [...]

August 27th, 2015

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Not sure if anyone cares but somehow I ended up owning  two old Wylie 31′s known as the Gemini Twins from 76. Cool old cold molded no rules boats designed to race in SF. I’d love to know more history so maybe the forums can help. Bought one in Newport and one in Alameda rumor [...]

August 26th, 2015

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Dunno, but it looks pretty slick. Whatcha got?  

August 25th, 2015

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Anarchist Rail Meat, owner of the Class 40 Dragon, has plenty to say about their Fastnet… With all due respect, I think Brian Hancock has spent too much time Dreaming about Speed and perhaps has forgotten what sailing and racing truly is all about (see Breathless – ed).  This year’s edition of Fastnet was a [...]

August 25th, 2015

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Big Pimpin’ Most of my accumulated knowledge about this masochistic sport we call sailing (formerly yachting, for snobs or traditionalists) has resulted from mishaps, screw-ups or just plain dumb headedness. My issues with sailing began as a youngster. I will never forget my first race and rigging our Pelican dingy on the sandy banks of [...]

August 25th, 2015

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The conclusion to Jen Edney’s G4 delivery story.  Part 1 is here. The best watches were typically sitting on 14-22 knots. Shannon would perch up at the helm with various gourmet snacks, euro-techno blaring, and hitting speeds at up to 25 knots. A two time winner of the America’s Cup, he has an almost incessant [...]

August 25th, 2015

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After coming in second over the line and fourth on handicap in the Bayview Mackinac Race, Curt Jazwiecki put his Melges 24 Gnarly Ruca into singlehanded mode for some outlaw racing in one of the last anti-sportboat regions left.  Here’s Curt’s blog page, and here’s his story: Putting the M24 in Mac race mode took [...]

August 25th, 2015

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If you followed the Transpac this year, then you probably read some of the many shocking reports of trash and (mostly) plastic debris scattered along the race course. Between the Japanese tsunami of 2011, the North Pacific gyre’s unfortunate position in a dominant high between earth’s two largest economies and a couple of el niño-influenced [...]

August 24th, 2015

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As Mr. Clean works on the report of his 8-day trip hanging with the US Sailing Team Sperry, combing through the pollution of Guanabara Bay, and the endless ass parade that are Copacabana and Ipanema Beach, we figured we’d share some information with you that explains why we don’t ask Olympic Athletes whether they ‘feel [...]

August 24th, 2015

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The Little America’s Cup may have lost a lot of its shine, but if you think the world’s most open development class (and the boat that birthed the modern America’s Cup) is done giving lessons to the world’s high-performance thinking, you’re dead wrong.  Here’s the latest Anarchist team to send in their update for the [...]

August 24th, 2015

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Photojournalist Jen Edney continues to make her mark on the yachting world as her skills and network grow, and this is perhaps her most impressive work yet.  Here’s Jen’s report as the third crew aboard the Gunboat G4 on her trip from the Caribbean to the Carolinas, and we encourage you to follow Jen via [...]

August 24th, 2015

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First all girl crew into Plymouth after the Fastnet Race was Class 40 Concise 2 owned by Tony Lawson. Girls did a great job in the tricky race. Hopefully more ladies will be seen on the course soon following these ladies foot steps.  - Anarchist Pip.  

August 23rd, 2015

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Yet another article lamenting the untenable water situation in Rio. Note the highlighted paragraph at the bottom. Does anything encapsulate the lies, deception, and arrogance of the “officials” better than this? Canada’s top sailors are taking extraordinary measures to avoid contamination from the polluted waters of Rio de Janeiro during a test event there this [...]

August 23rd, 2015

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Big Pimpin’ Iridium GO! Plans Now with up to 250 FREE Voice Minutes. With the exciting new plans for the Iridium GO!, voice calling is now a reality to keep in touch with friends and family. Now with up to 250 voice calling minutes included for free in the new plans. Buy your Iridium GO! Package [...]

August 23rd, 2015

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The Melges 32 Class rebounds to a 22-boat fleet – deep as hell – for their 2015 Worlds this coming week.  Longtime SA’er and pro trimmer Sam Rogers reports from Trapani: Together with Audi-Tron, Torqeedo and Melges Europe, the 7th Edition of the Melges 32 World Championship welcomes 22 fiercely competitive teams to the heart [...]

August 22nd, 2015

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While there’s still plenty of International Star racing around the globe, the end of the Olympic career for the venerable keelboat means plenty of extra hulls laying about, and up in Hamburg, Germany, they came up with a great re-use for a pretty hull with no mast; it’s now a launch for the local club.  [...]

August 22nd, 2015

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The 1992 Ceccarelli designed Per Elisa half-tonner, seen here pushing a lot of water, finished third in the Half Ton Classics Cup. Results here and thanks to Fiona Brown for the photos!  

August 21st, 2015

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We get letters… Every iconic race has an iconic landmark, Fastnet is probably one of the most blockbuster and intriguing races that has been going on in the past several decades. this race does not discriminate small vessels like the Transpac does and it encourages people to test their offshore abilities like no other does. [...]

August 21st, 2015

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Some late night model One Meter sailing in the lit pool. – Anarchist Steve.  

August 20th, 2015

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Have to appreciate positive flotation in your vessel.  This Pearson Ensign swamped in Lake Superior last night 8/20/15).  The crew were rescued from the water by the USCG, but the ship was abandoned.  A group of us geared up to see if a salvage of the vessel was possible. The photo attached shows the boat under [...]

August 20th, 2015

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There is a single word that sums up the Fastnet Race currently underway from Cowes on the Isle of Wight, around the Fastnet Rock off the coast of Ireland, and back to Plymouth on the south coast of England, and that word is breathless. Yup breathless as in no wind and definitely not from too [...]

August 20th, 2015

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