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The never-ending J/Boats celebrity bounty from the keyboard of StuJ continues to roll, with today’s installment focusing on the talented and ubiquitous actor Kevin Bacon and his lesser-known brother Michael.  With this news, every American sailor can say they are now just a degree or two separated… Ever since learning how to sail on Sunfish [...]

August 1st, 2014

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Here’s a look at a Vessel Assist ‘rescue’ from Seattle, with some details from local rigger Chris Tutmark.  Plenty of chat about it here. Note that the masthead was lodged into one of the small trussed boxes along the bridge edge. One of these can be seen in the black and white pic in the [...]

August 1st, 2014

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July 31st, 2014

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How to lose the Seascape 18 UK Nationals in a single and spectacular move. Guys were leading to the finish of the last flight hiking hard and would have won the championship if they simply stayed on the boat. Like that they finished 3rd.  

July 31st, 2014

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Stu Johnstone goes for another boat ride with Dr. Laura, and lives to tell the tale… The forecast for this year’s Santa Barbara to King Harbor 80nm race was a bit challenging, if not forbidding, for the 93 entries in this year’s race.  In fact, the weather forecast created a somewhat gloomy outlook on what [...]

July 31st, 2014

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The Biz Hey nice work, Garmin. Of course the big business boot-lickers on the right will fellate anything that they do, but this is just such a blatant tax rip off. Yet somehow, we will be called socialist America haters for daring to even bring this up… Two marine companies with direct or indirect links [...]

July 31st, 2014

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Big Pimpin’ UK orders alone for the remarkable new RS Aero have now reached one hundred boats, with more than two hundred ordered overall internationally. The one hundred UK boats are destined for clubs right across the British Isles, with fleets already coming together in many places. RS Sailing’s UK Sales Manager, Charlie Merchant, reports [...]

July 31st, 2014

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Our resident Scowbilly sailor and media maker Peter Crawford checks in with another deserving Sailor Chick of the Week. White Bear Lake’s Kate Cox and crew Izzi Boo sailed their way to a 12-point victory over the rest of the 34-boat fleet and won the 2014 ILYA Senior Fleet X Championship in a commanding fashion. [...]

July 30th, 2014

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It’s another installment of Video Anarchy, brought to you by our foiling friends at The Great Cup. Vamos A La Playa As US772 told you last week in his report from the Dirtboat Worlds, Nevada’s stark desert is one of the most visually impressive places to sail imaginable, and the unique piece of American geography [...]

July 30th, 2014

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So go out to your garage and take that crappy car dealer-issued license plate frame off your mini van and replace it with this: The brand new Sailing Anarchy license plate frame. Black, plastic and awesome. Ya gotta have one for every vehicle! A mere $15.00 delivered to your door in the USA. $22.00 anywhere else. Do [...]

July 29th, 2014

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Most of you know – boy, do you – that we are being sued for defamation by Daniel Meyers, he of the First Marblehead Corp. It seems we are somehow being painted as the bad guys. Really? Angela Smith, a mother from Chesapeake, Va., filed a petition on Change.org several years ago asking private loan provider First [...]

July 29th, 2014

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Pardon this unreal walk down video-memory lane. Those of us old enough to remember will find it amazing. Those of you who aren’t will also find it amazing, but probably not for the same reasons as the old bastards!  Jump in the thread here! Props to Mike Jones for the title inspiration.  

July 28th, 2014

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Race Report The OK Dinghy European title is heading back to the class homeland after Jørgen Svendsen of Denmark took the championship following six races on Steinhuder Meer in Germany in a huge fleet of 110 boats last week. Denmark’s Bo Petersen was the defending champion, but he could only finish third behind the host [...]

July 28th, 2014

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Big Pimpin’ Finally something new and cool is coming to San Diego. Bolt 37 hull #5 should be arriving this Fall to owner Andy Rasdale. The boat should be a rocket and it will be fun to see how it goes. Add a kelp cutter, a few good sailors and the thing ought to go [...]

July 28th, 2014

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And always have. Well, that is if always means right now.  From the Etchells Invitational Cup in the UK thanks to Rupert Holmes.  

July 28th, 2014

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AC Dope We thought this would be a funny bit of replay… Hi! I’d like to invite you to join my contest. It’s a sort of a race. Ready… set… go! Oh. You want some rules? Hang on. We’ll get to that. I’m winning already. Pardon? You say you need rules to decide whether or [...]

July 28th, 2014

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After the ass-kissing statement of support released last week by the ‘Euro 4′ AC35 challenger heads (Ainslie, Sirena, Percy, Cammas), we’re unsurprised to learn that, according to AC authority and AP writer Bernie Wilson, Russell Coutts specifically told ETNZ to stay home from a major, confidential Challenger/Defender summit meeting later this week in London. According to [...]

July 28th, 2014

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Pretty bitchin’ looking new Mills designed 62′ with a lifting keel and of course a dinghy garage!  

July 28th, 2014

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SA’s resident Wx expert ‘DryArmour’ checks in with a report on El Nino.  For more, check the thread, and if one of the hundreds of uninformed news reports on the weather phenomenon has you confused, read this primer on the state of the Pacific. The Eastern and Central Pacific are as active as I can [...]

July 28th, 2014

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As the entire world (or maybe just a few thousand die-hard ocean racing fans on the SA Forums) waits for the identity of the mysterious skipper behind the 7th and final Volvo Ocean Race team, just the other day,  former Mean Machine owner Peter De Ridder got behind the helm of one of the VOD65s [...]

July 28th, 2014

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Metaphorically speaking, of course. this is the new bow on Wild Oats, as compared to the old bow on Wild Oats. We have no idea what it is supposed to do, other than cost money. Thanks to Andrea Francolini for the pic.  

July 26th, 2014

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A bit of PR puffery, but some impressive sailing, without a doubt… Since crossing the finish line at 02:05:18 HST on Saturday 19 July the crew of Scarlet Runner, have been cautiously celebrating their provisional race results. Although 1st place in their Latitude 38 division looked likely for Robert Date’s Reichel/Pugh 52, it was still [...]

July 26th, 2014

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As in Medicine Man, a much modified 63′ Alan Andrews SoCal special cruising along in the so far very light Santa Barbara to King Harbor Race. She rates -99 in PHRF, and owes the sleds time, but that wasn’t a problem for them in this one. Results here. While we’re at it, here’s the nicest Santa [...]

July 26th, 2014

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That’s what we were all saying to the wind gods who plagued the 6 Meter Europeans in Falmouth U.K,.this week. The Europeans ended today on a whimper in another dying breeze day and concluded a non event since the required five races was not achieved to establish a series. Today was the make up day [...]

July 25th, 2014

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No one saw this coming, did they?  

July 25th, 2014

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SA’er “US772″ checks in (with some editing help) from the Landsailing Worlds sailed last week in the heart of the Nevada desert in Smith Creek.  More photos from Walter Carrels here, and you can add your own report or ask the new Champ questions in the thread. I just got back from the event – about [...]

July 25th, 2014

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Fresh from their trouncing of Teams SCA and Campos during last weekend’s little Round the Canaries race comes this shot of Brunel bowman Gerd-Jan Poortman standing on Brunel’s forestay.  ”Was he up there fixing or inspecting?”, we asked.  ”Nope – that pose was on his bucket list.” While Bouwe and the Brunel team continue to [...]

July 25th, 2014

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Big Pimpin’ Rather than get into protracted trademark litigation with some asshat in an entirely unrelated business, our pals and longtime advertisers at YellowBrick have just announced a name change, and we’re passing it along so that everyone knows where to find the most reliable offshore tracker in the sport.  From now on, they’ll be [...]

July 25th, 2014

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The Jim Donovan-designed GP 26 hull #6 gets ready for action in Connecticut. More pics of the boat, Donovan and his crazy bird are here.  

July 25th, 2014

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From the world of press releases. Smells like desperation to us… Following the announcement of Team Australia – representative of the Hamilton Island Yacht Club, Challenger of Record of the 35th America’s Cup – of its intention to withdraw from the competition, the teams Luna Rossa Challenge, Artemis Racing, Ben Ainslie Racing and Team France [...]

July 25th, 2014

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