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Ah yes, getting away from it all…. Another great ‘toon from Sarah Steenland. Title inspiration thanks to Public Image Ltd.  

January 21st, 2017

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SA’er “Allan Mossop” tells stories, and this one is tough to beat.  From the ‘Sinking of the Voortrekker II’ thread comes this gripping real-life tale from the tough Capetown To Rio Race.  I don’t float. Something to do with percentage body fat. I’m not as skinny as I used to be but I still don’t [...]

January 21st, 2017

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Big Pimpin’ What do the Vendee Globe champion, the Volvo Ocean Race winner and the solo mono 24 distance record holder all have in common? They all trust one company to keep them warm and dry wherever the hell on the globe they find themselves. Armel Le Cle’ach and his entire Banque Populaire team stood [...]

January 20th, 2017

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Ya gotta dig this great shot of the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star cutting a resupply channel through more than 60 miles of ice in the Ross Sea to get to the National Science Foundation’s McMurdo Station Tuesday. By carving a navigable path through seasonal and multi-year ice, the Polar Star assists in the annual delivery [...]

January 19th, 2017

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In the winter of 2013 I started, with my younger brother Sean, a Long Island based nonprofit called SailAhead. SailAhead is an organization that takes veterans suffering from PTSD and/or depression sailing as a form of therapy. I was 16 years old at the time. This year I will be 20, and this is how [...]

January 19th, 2017

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Big Pimpin’ If you can imagine it, we can probably build it. Whether you manufacture pleasure boats, super yachts or large ships, the keys to success are the same: maximizing performance while reducing weight, cost and environmental impact. With core composite solutions from Diab you can do exactly that. In addition, the structural properties of [...]

January 19th, 2017

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UPDATE: French sailor Armel Le Cléac’h has today won the Vendée Globe, setting a new record for the solo non-stop round the world race in the process. Le Cléac’h, 39, from Brittany, crossed the finish line of the race in Les Sables d’Olonne, France, at 1537hrs UTC after 74 days, 3 hours, 35 minutes and 46 seconds [...]

January 19th, 2017

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Sure it’s a shameless rip off from Game of Thrones, but we wanted to bring something a little different to the Cortez Racing Association’s first regatta of 2017.  We grabbed the opportunity to sponsor this event and we are not only stoked to do so, we thought it would be fun to add a couple [...]

January 19th, 2017

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But badass, no doubt! From Anarchist Joachim: Self built from plywood left overs, on the cheap, 49 sqft sail area, loosely based on the ST49 design by John Eisenlohr. This was my third outing with the boat on ice. Still learning the ropes of wing sailing. (I have sailed most everything else, big and small [...]

January 18th, 2017

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While the leading boats in the Cape to Rio race are enjoying the spoils of Brazil; caipirinhas and more red meat that is humanly possible to consume, one team, the Ullman Challenge, is struggling to make the finish. They were rolling downwind in a decent breeze late yesterday when things came to a sticky end. [...]

January 18th, 2017

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Now this is the look we like. But the question remains, “what is it“?  

January 17th, 2017

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In news that will make even the most cynical US Sailing Team spectator rejoice, Anna Tunnicliffe has entered her Laser  in the Sailing World Cup Miami next week for the first step in what everyone hopes is a huge comeback.  By most accounts the fittest sailor in the world (and possibly the single fittest athlete [...]

January 17th, 2017

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If you’ve been scared to make the move to electric propulsion, the time is now, and we thank our friends at Stephens Waring Design for making repowering with a Torqeedo look so easy.  Here’s how they did it for Azulita – go to their site to find out more and sign up for their industry-leading [...]

January 17th, 2017

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Francis Joyon and the crew of IDEC Sport are doing incredible things out there as they blaze their way to a likely smashing of the outright round-the-world record.  After watching the video above, we are, quite simply, in awe, and praying for no record-ending problems.  There’s up-to-the-minute info in the thread, and a nice graphical [...]

January 17th, 2017

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With the America’s Cup struggling to get anyone, anywhere to pay attention to it, former Oracle Racing Exec and former GGYC Vice Commodore Tom Ehman continues to stir the shit in the AC bowl.  Ehman’s post, reprinted to the left, points out yet another in a long line of sponsors to be burned out of [...]

January 17th, 2017

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Clean Report With 2017 marking the 30th anniversary of Quantum Key West Race Week, we expected something something of a boost to the once-great regatta – an event that had seen 12 straight years of declining overall and section fleets through last year.  But when we looked at the results from opening day, we were [...]

January 17th, 2017

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First images out of KWRW. Thanks to Max Ranchi.  

January 16th, 2017

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It’s coming down to a nail biting finish of the Vendée Globe as the two boats at the front of the fleet are keeping the pedal to the ground eating up the last 1,000 miles to the finish in Les Sables-d’Olonne. So much so that Alex Thompson on Hugo Boss has set – subject to [...]

January 16th, 2017

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A one-design Volvo Ocean Race equals tight racing around the planet – that was certainly the case with the VO65 one-designs introduced for the last edition of the event. But things could change considerably next time around… Blue Robinson talked to Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing’s 2014/2015 race winning navigator Simon Fisher about rewriting the risk-reward [...]

January 16th, 2017

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The Environment It never fails to make our heads explode with anger and frustration that the international powers do not stop this.  A Japanese whaling vessel has been photographed with what appears to be a dead minke whale onboard, a violation of a 2014 international court ruling that banned hunting of the animals. The activist [...]

January 16th, 2017

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So you decide to buy a used FT 10 from the second owner of the boat. The boat you bought was named “Rode Hard and Put Away Wet” or something like that. Before it was named that, the original owner named  it “Anarchy.” The reason why it was named Anarchy is obvious to anyone who [...]

January 14th, 2017

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I remember as a kid trying to get my friends to like sailing. “It’s boring,” they told me. “Nothing ever happens.” And you know they were probably right. I loved sailing, but sailing was kind of boring back then. Boring no more. Just step back and take a look at our sport today. Flying boats [...]

January 14th, 2017

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At the end of the day, this sport is really about the next generation. Here is a great opportunity to pay if forward. Click to get to their gofundme page and make it happen! Nice video work from Justin Edelman. Title inspiration stolen from the lyrics in this awesome Sublime song.  

January 12th, 2017

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The first annual U.S. J/70 Youth Championship will take place concurrent with the J/FEST New England Regatta from August 11th to 13th. The event will be hosted by the famous crew at SAIL NEWPORT, Newport, Rhode Island and hosted at their extraordinary facility at Fort Adams State Park. The goal of this event is to [...]

January 12th, 2017

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Remember this thing? Isn’t it amazing how rapidly the foiling phenomenon has advanced beyond this? Thanks to Will Suto.  

January 12th, 2017

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SORC once again delivers on one of the quickest races in the land, this time, a recordbreaker.  From Chris Woolsey (and go here for more great photos from Marco Oquendo and the SORC media team): Every so often, the weather gods deliver the famous conditions that bring people back to the Ft. Lauderdale to Key [...]

January 12th, 2017

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The 2017 Fastnet Race ‘sold out’ in less than 5 minutes, around 20% of the time it took last time round. Perhaps the yachting authorities should take note, wonder why, and look at their own programmes. It is no exaggeration that yacht racing is dominated by the dreaded (OK – just my opinion) windward leeward [...]

January 11th, 2017

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Big Pimpin’ Barnacle Dissolver from PYI Inc. provides boaters with a DIY friendly solution for removing marine growth on their propellers and other running gear. Fouled running gear can negatively affect your boating experience through lower boat speeds as well as increased fuel consumption. In the past, methods for growth removal have included the use [...]

January 11th, 2017

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With Twin Peaks (one of the ultimate cult favorite TV shows) set to return this spring after something like a 50-year hiatus, our brains were already tuned to the word “Peak”.  Fortunate that a sailing documentary popped up the other day with just one more peak…and a great cast of its own. Dee Caffari stars [...]

January 11th, 2017

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20 M32 teams went through an entire high-pressure season of big wind sailing on the World Match Racing Tour without a single dismasting, but that didn’t mean shit to mother nature in Miami as she took two rigs down in the space of 6 seconds; Petey Crawford got some good video and pics of the [...]

January 11th, 2017

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