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The R2AK was won by an all-women crew on the Melges 32, Sail Like a Girl – toughness and a good effort and for sure need to be applauded for grinding out the win. The pics that we saw showed questionable racing skills, but this race really isn’t about that, is it? Between the human […]

June 25th, 2018

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  I always believe a good writer reports on a story in the third person but yesterday it was hard not to be sucked into the emotion of the team as Dongfeng Race Team pulled the rabbit out of the hat to become the first Chiense team to win the Volvo Ocean Race. AS we […]

June 25th, 2018

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Seemingly months ago, we asked y’all to send in “inspiring” pics, and damn if you didn’t! This beauty comes way of Upper Waitamata Harbour, NZ. Props to Anarchist Chris for the love, or lack of love. The fuckin’ thing looks like it’s going to cry! Send in your sad sack shot!  

June 24th, 2018

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In what was without a doubt the most exciting Volvo Ocean Race finish, or perhaps the most exciting sailboat race finish since the Australians won the America’s Cup in 1983, the Chinese entry Dongfeng Race Team took overall victory in the tense and nail biting finish in The Hague. Earlier in the day the team […]

June 24th, 2018

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Big Pimp Standing rigging has come an impressively long way from the sturdy but stretchy, wound stainless of our youth. The top end of performance yachting has since gone through rod, early composites such as aramids, Spectra, PBO and Vectran and ended up today mostly with carbon fibre. Teething problems with carbon fibre rigging, especially […]

June 24th, 2018

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Displaying balls the size of grapefruits by splitting with their competitors (Mapfre and Brunel) for the  overall win, Team DongFeng has indeed made the split pay by coming back from a multiple mile deficit to win this leg – right at the end – and win the 2018 Volvo Ocean Race! They finished at 15:22:32 […]

June 24th, 2018

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Can you believe this shit?  It is literally less than 4 hours to the finish of the 2018 Volvo Ocean Race and it’s still completely up for grabs!  Watch the tracker replay to see how Dongfeng Race Team either threw their chances away on a Danish beach or made the smartest flier in history, and […]

June 24th, 2018

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This is a good look into what sort of drone/video technology is out there. This is done by my friend Justin Richard, while we were in Newport Beach doing the livecast of the start of the Newport to Ensenada Race. Don’t judge me for the hoody, I didn’t know we were being filmed…haha.  

June 23rd, 2018

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From the Ed’s “I love me” collection comes this week’s masturbatory moment from the last beercan race that he didn’t win. 2nd just won’t do, son. Photo from Da-Woody.  

June 22nd, 2018

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No, not the Alec Baldwin TV game show, the death match between Mapfre and Dongfeng has begun. Add Brunel to the mix (hopefully), and good lord is this going to be an incredible fight! Follow along here.  

June 22nd, 2018

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There have been some very dramatic finishes in the Volvo Ocean Race. One that comes to mind was the battle on Waitematā Harbour between Kiwi’s Grant Dalton on New Zealand Endeavour and Chris Dickson on Tokio as both teams vied to be the first into their homeport. It was in the dead of night with […]

June 22nd, 2018

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 Travis Rice is a bad ass!  

June 22nd, 2018

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The notorious Bora breeze at 30 knots kept the 52’s sitting idle at the Zadar Royal Cup in Croatia.  

June 22nd, 2018

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Anarchist David, our occasional Down Under correspondent, recently filed an extended analysis for Afloat magazine of the recently released Class Rules for the AC75 yachts to be used in the 2021 series. Here’s a condensed version of his thoughts: A distinguishing feature of the Trump Era has been how quickly a weird policy proposal or […]

June 22nd, 2018

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Big Pimpin’ HH Catamarans announced in May their new line of world touring catamarans. They will be built by Hudson Yacht Group, builders of HH Catamarans and Hudson Powercat, at their state-of-the-art production facility in Xiamen. “As has come to be expected from Hudson Yacht Group,” says HYG’s new company President, Chris Doscher, “exceptional build […]

June 22nd, 2018

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 Team Blue Flash and Straight to the Pool Room enter Seymour Narrows at the far edge of dusk to catch the slack tide at 11 PM. Race Boss Daniel Evans on the perils of the shipping traffic in the narrows. Great shit.  

June 21st, 2018

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The Quarter Pounders on the march at Day 2 of the Quarter Ton Cup. There is a big scramble in the results, check it out.  

June 21st, 2018

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As the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race races towards its epic conclusion today, The Boatfeed is back with Episode 8 as Matt Knighton and Mr. Clean break down all the content from an incredible, ridiculous, unforgettable Wales to Sweden leg. Here’s your analysis of all the amazing media coming from the OBR’s including: 👉Epic scenics off […]

June 21st, 2018

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The final and decisive leg for the VOR has just started and this should be a very compelling thing to watch.  Track ’em. Photo thanks to Thierry Martinez/team AkzoNobel.  

June 21st, 2018

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An incredible THREE TEAMS ARE TIED FOR THE LEAD going into the final leg of the 2018 Volvo Ocean Race, with the battle for DFL almost as interesting.  Watch the start from Gothenburg for the final leg and the closest finish in the history of the Volvo/Whitbread and stay tuned for another Boatfeed episode coming […]

June 21st, 2018

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Longtime SA’er and Annapolis bowguy extraordinaire Owen Miller grabbed this overhead shot of the all-conquering Grundoon after her big win..  James Grundy went back to his classic Columbia 50 (after a mostly frustrating experience in his Carkeek 47) to get the big time silverware, taking first in class and first overall in the Bermuda Race. […]

June 21st, 2018

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The Environment Just how much more damage and disrespect for our oceans can you take from this criminal? In proclaiming June National Ocean Month, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to revoke Obama-era protections for U.S. oceans, coastlines and Great Lakes waters. Trump’s directive focuses on energy extraction, fishing, trade and national security, further highlighting that […]

June 21st, 2018

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Starting off with three straight bullets, Louise Morton and girls are straight ballin’ at the Quarter Ton Cup. Results here, photos here, thanks to Fiona Brown.  

June 20th, 2018

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 Note to you trumptards: You may wish to avoid this as the author has a ponytail and clearly cares about the environment – two things you loathe… But should you care to actually learn something, watch it.  

June 20th, 2018

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You may recall that we featured this pretty bitchin’ Frers 57 built by McConaghy last month. Kit Carlier Design drew the interior and they were kind enough to share a couple of shots.  1 and 2. Damn!  

June 20th, 2018

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Big Pimpin’ For a class declared as having ‘passed’ as recently as 2012 the TP52 seems to be doing rather well… Although I see myself as a butler running a complicated house, some see me as a saviour and others as just lucky when it comes to my work as manager of the TP52 class. For […]

June 20th, 2018

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Speaking of interiors, there is this little beauty on craigslist South Carolina. This gives inspiration! Send in whatever pictures you have or find of steaming piles of shit sailboats. Beaters, abused, ignored, broken. Whatever, send ’em in! This could be great fun.  

June 20th, 2018

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Not Sailing Last Friday, the U.S. Coast Guard Campbell returned to Kittery, Maine, after an 80-day counter-narcotics patrol in the Caribbean and the Eastern Pacific. Campbell’s crew intercepted six narcotic smuggling boats, seized about six tonnes of cocaine – worth more than $200 million – and detained two dozen suspected smugglers. Among other interdictions, the Campbell stopped a large low-profile go-fast […]

June 20th, 2018

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The Biz After being placed into administration on the 8th of June the brand name and certain assets of the former UK based company Henri Lloyd have been acquired by Swedish investors, the Aligro Group. The business will be led by a management team with experience of both branding and sales of top quality products […]

June 20th, 2018

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June 19th, 2018

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