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Big Pimpin’ The Star Sailors League continues on its merry way 180 sailors, 90 teams, 100,000 dollars on the riverfront in Hamburg, Germany.  Live, big money, knockout format monohull sailing may be right up your alley.  Check it out all week, right here on the front page.  Full schedule here.  

May 3rd, 2016

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2016 saw the 42nd running of the Zellerbach/Elvstrom regatta- hosted by the St.FYC with 7 different classes racing along the San Francisco city front. Dinghies, multi-hulls and kitefoilers were well represented with 100+ sailors on the course both Saturday for light air racing and Sunday when the big breeze kicked in.   First run in 1962- it made an [...]

May 2nd, 2016

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I know most of us have heard the old excuse “there is usually more wind than this at this time of year”. That was being heard round Qingdao after 3 days of the Extreme Sailing Series event as the only foiling likely to be done if nothing changed was the wrapping of the Sunday roast. [...]

May 2nd, 2016

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Finally, the Flying Tiger has found it’s true calling – human trafficking. What’s yours?  

May 2nd, 2016

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The Transat Bakerly started this afternoon from Plymouth on the south coast of England. A cold rain and building breeze greeted the 25 sailors as they docked out and made their way to the start area off Plymouth Hoe, the same place where Sir Francis Drake played his famous game of bowls in 1588 while [...]

May 2nd, 2016

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Okay maybe that’s a bit harsh, but jeez, we think you have to turn your man card in if you want tone of these. For fuck’s sake, if you want a sailboat, you buy a sailboat. If you want a power boat, ya get a power boat. Everybody knows that never the twain shall meet! [...]

May 1st, 2016

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Drew from Spinnaker Sailing in Frisco has an interesting proposition for the right folks… We just bought 12 Andrew’s 21’s. These were the boats used by Balboa YC for the Governors Cup. We are looking for a space to bring 6 of them too, either all at once or perhaps 2 at a time. We [...]

May 1st, 2016

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US Sailing has reached it’s nadir by foisting Dee “I’m not handicapped” Smith into the Olympics by insisting that he should represent the US in the Paralympic Sailing Games in Rio. From an organization that has a history of incompetence, irrelevance, and remains grossly unconnected from the sport it purports to represent, with this sham, it has [...]

April 30th, 2016

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Zika, Roussef’s impeachment, and Brazil’s nasty recession have taken the focus off the putrid condition of the Olympic Sailing Venue in Guanabara Bay, but a team of high level documentarians is hoping to make sure the environmental lessons learned in this debacle of an Olympics will never be forgotten.  If you believed any of the [...]

April 29th, 2016

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Few sailors have made the kind of sacrifices Conrad Colman has in his pursuit of solo ocean racing glory. We love his story, we love his passion, we love his attitude; “I’ll sail the shit out of this boat, or die trying.”  Conrad’s looking for some love from the SA community, so give yourself something [...]

April 29th, 2016

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Big Pimpin’ Since the birth of the Melges 24, boats from the Zenda, Wisconsin-based company have set the standard for the world’s grand prix sportboats. As the heavy, spinnaker-pole fleets began creeping inexorably toward their grand prix death, the Melges 32 showed them all that speed doesn’t have to be complicated.  And as racers downsized, [...]

April 28th, 2016

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April 28th, 2016

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What most of you schlubs can’t possibly see is the value of a $500 Louis Vuitton long sleeve shirt. What makes it priceless however, is the complete lack of even the most basic idea of what “America’s Cup” boats are supposed to look like. Good lord, these guys are a major sponsor of the AC [...]

April 27th, 2016

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Antigua Sailing Week is currently underway and in the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea dozens of highly strung yachts are duking it out. It’s the 49th time that the regatta has been held with a promise that the big 5.0. next year is going to be a bumper event. If you look at the [...]

April 27th, 2016

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Who among us has not experienced this, or at least something very close to it? Props to hottie Lolo.  

April 27th, 2016

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Props to Sportscar!  

April 27th, 2016

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The Southern Hemisphere Moore 24 fleet, a.k.a. hull #40, GANNET, departed for Opua, New Zealand when the wind came up on Tuesday, April 26—Monday the 25th in the U.S—to resume what, time and chance permitting, will be her first circumnavigation and her owner’s sixth. She is heading to South Africa via Australia, where her port [...]

April 27th, 2016

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Sunday April 24, the 25 second shitbox, (Anarchy), in haste to get back to San Diego, left Ensenada before a large front was due to approach. 50 K offshore and 20 K inshore was forecast, and was was due to come in in the afternoon from the northwest. A bit incautious, but we wanted to [...]

April 26th, 2016

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Well not yet, but here are 3 teams practicing in Bermuda thanks to Rachel Fallon-Langdon.  

April 26th, 2016

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More informative content in collaboration with Seahorse Magazine. In 2008 Sultan Qaboos bin Said gave the green light to set up a groundbreaking initiative to reinvigorate Oman’s maritime heritage and introduce sailing to a new generation of youngsters. Eight years on, things couldn’t be going better for Oman Sail. From its humble beginnings Oman Sail [...]

April 26th, 2016

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The only shot I could find of our Melges 32 up and planing in the N2E race. The boat is a knife with a very sharp edge. We could not love it more!  

April 25th, 2016

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CORRECTION: WE ATTRIBUTED THE TRANSLATION BELOW TO THE WRONG ANARCHIST.  WE SALUTE SA’ER SURLEPONT FOR HIS HARD WORK, AND TO ALL THE ANARCHISTS WHO SPEND HOURS AND HOURS TRANSLATING NEWS TO ENGLISH EVERY YEAR SOLELY SO THEIR ANARCHIST PALS CAN KEEP UP WITH OCEAN RACING. Names like Chichester and Hasler graced the first-ever solo transoceanic [...]

April 25th, 2016

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Antigua Sailing Week remains one of the fullest ‘race weeks’ available anywhere in the world, and it’s great to see the Caribbean fixture on the upswing.  SA pals Roddy Graeme Grimes and Robin Johnston put together this sweet little highlight reel from day one, and you can find pics, news, and more on their Facebook [...]

April 25th, 2016

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A fruitcake named Reza Baluchi joined Rimas, the Flyin’ Hawaiian, and Reid Stowe in the illustrious ranks of the Idiot Mariner Society last weekend during a passage attempt from Florida to Puerto Rico in what is essentially a human-size hamster wheel.  Reza’s been rescued before, but this time was different, or so sad Baluchi’s website. [...]

April 25th, 2016

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Kevin Hall’s resumé is Hall of Fame stuff, but what sets him most apart from the usual pro-sailor crowd is his massive, never-slowing brain.  Unfortunately, it’s also his biggest enemy.  Join the JC Worldwide Podcast for an hour plus with this fascinating man, who has more stories from a lifetime of Olympic and America’s Cup [...]

April 25th, 2016

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The Newport to Ensenada race was one for the ages. Sailing my Melges 32 Anarchy, we revelled in the 15-22 knot breeze that blew for nearly the entire race. Never have I sailed a boat that is quite a weapon in that stuff like the 32. The thing is a beast, and the wettest boat, [...]

April 24th, 2016

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We confess to spending a few minutes ogling crack rowing shell builder and carbon artist Chris Maas’s Facebook Page every week or two for the latest in carbon dinghy porn – the well-regarded PNW builder has a knack for making incredible looking craft of all types. His last jaw-dropper was a homebuilt emerald-green Moth, but [...]

April 22nd, 2016

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Everyone does their Olympic selection a bit differently, and it seems trials have been especially screwed up for the Spanish 49er and Nacra 17 Classes, with two better-performing teams getting the shaft.  First, let’s hear from gold medalist Iker Martinez, who until Clearwater, was a shoo-in for the Nacra spot – now, he’s gotta find [...]

April 22nd, 2016

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Remember our Caption Contest from last week? Lots of seriously funny captions, but we especially like the pain of this one!  

April 20th, 2016

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Bay City’s Lightning Fleet 216 and the Saginaw Bay Community Sailing Association (SBCSA) want to encourage young sailors by providing an opportunity to competitively sail a Lightning Sailboat for 1 year at minimal cost. The grantee will be provided a competitive boat and sails, insurance, and a Bay City Yacht Club “One Design Membership” which includes full facility use and storage for the trailer-launched [...]

April 20th, 2016

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