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Thanks to an entire crew of AC superstars, Luna Rossa Challenge principal Patrizio Bertelli embarrassed the Puig 12-Metre Worlds fleet last week in Barcelona in his beautiful Nyala, taking bullets in 5 of 7 races he sailed.  That’s not really news (though this gorgeous photo from Martinez Studio might be), but certainly newsworthy were LRC [...]

July 22nd, 2014

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The Olson 40 Pythagoras was the latest powerboat casualty in the world of yachting; according to Channel 16, she was run down by a powerboat off Alamitos Bay.  At least one crew member was injured and taken off by lifeguards, and the only news we can find is right here in the thread. How many more people [...]

July 22nd, 2014

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That shock of fuzzy hair looking over things at the back of the unbranded (though the color gives away Spanish bank MAPFRE) Team Campos VOR is no other than France’s top ocean sailor, Michel Desjoyeux at the start of the ‘Round the Canaries’ race – the first real tète-a-tète for any of the VOD65s yet. [...]

July 22nd, 2014

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I know that was our first question. Run something over? Nope. Dragging something? Nope.  Maybe dropped something? Bingo! Thanks to Anarchist Andras in Hungary.  

July 21st, 2014

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We heard that on Friday of the Farr 40 West Coast Champs in Santa barbara, there was a 10 boat protest for one incident. Yes, 10 boats! Apparently Enfant Terrible on port did not tack right away when asked to by leeward boats  in order to give way for oncoming starboard boats. The result was a huge [...]

July 21st, 2014

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Lanai owner Larry Ellison, the CEO of Oracle Corp. (and the world’s fifth-richest person, according to Forbes magazine) is a big basketball fan and was reported in April to have an interest in purchasing the Los Angeles Clippers NBA team. An Ellison associate told the Wall Street Journal, for example, that Ellison has basketball courts on at least [...]

July 21st, 2014

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We were!!! We swear!! We used to have it goin’ on, yo. For real.  But maybe never this young. Or cool. Oh never mind. Click here for more pics of kids having more fun than you ever had….  

July 21st, 2014

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Reader Rant Hello Anarchists. I’m back from the Half Ton Cup in Brittany, it was a wonderful event with a great mix of inshore/coastal races on beautiful boats in an incredible scenery. Excellent recipe for fun. I have some rants about the winner but I need to be precise!  I was just a mid-packer in [...]

July 21st, 2014

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The 6 Meter British Open – which is the precursor event to the Europeans – wrapped up on Saturday. For those of you who think 6 meter sailing is all about rich coffin dodgers sitting in the back of their boats yelling unintelligible commands to the minions, you are partially correct, but the boats are [...]

July 20th, 2014

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Loick Peyron has launched his Walter Greene trimaran and headed out for his first sail preparing to take part in La Route du Rhum. Happy is the sister ship of Mike Birch’s famous Olympus. Said Petron: “First training session on “HAPPY”, nothing but happiness. Small is beautiful! So far so good. and very impatient to [...]

July 20th, 2014

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What a cool shot from Anarchist Jay. On their way to Bermuda, we think.  

July 20th, 2014

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So as I write this on Saturday afternoon, Team Hula girl are inside the 100 mile check in point to the finish of the Pacific Cup, about 75 miles from the finish line in Kaneohe Bay on the north side of Oahu, to be precise.  We should finish tonight, or – more specifically – early tomorrow morning,  having made [...]

July 20th, 2014

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No, not every drone experience goes well. Ryan Breymaier needs some help. The string was the first clue!  

July 19th, 2014

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Forwarded to our legal department…. I am the owner of Lagoon hull 82 (Nipper), about whom Yann Masselot wrote when referring to the sinking of my boat.  (Masselot is the Lagoon Catamaran Director – ed). My website is www.lagoonlitigation.com. I have written to Masselot demanding that he withdraw comments made about me on your website. If he [...]

July 19th, 2014

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A hard dose of big-fleet reality was delivered to our own Mr. Clean today via the J/70 North Americans. After starting strong with a 7-1, the last 3 scores were a sober 19-25-26. They at least live to fight another day! The inside dope  from Clean coming soon…  

July 19th, 2014

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Oh sure, lottsa claims about who has the fastest yacht, but Anarchist Greg saw the actual fastest (and surely the most bitchin’) at Schoonmakers Point Marina in Sausalito yesterday, but it was gone this morning. Time waits for no one. Especially the fastest boat in the world.  

July 18th, 2014

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AC Breaking UPDATE: It is indeed official – for the second straight time, The Challenger of Record has pulled out of the contest they helped to create along with Coutts & Co, and with no entries yet approved by GGYC, there is a real question whether the existing protocol will be able to exist in [...]

July 18th, 2014

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What happens when you’re an old, washed up douchebag? You get 87th place in a Sabot Race.  Perrrfect.  

July 18th, 2014

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Optis. Antarctic Expedition Boats. Big snowy Mountains. Sunshine. Slight breeze to move on the glass. Awesome work by Somira Sao.  

July 18th, 2014

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SCOTW A new event was held this weekend in The Solent. A ladies two boat team racing event on J80s. The Royal Yacht Squadron V’s the Royal Ocean Racing Club. With four ladies to each boat, relatively light (and sunny) conditions and the civilized and extensive hosting from the RYS it really was the most [...]

July 18th, 2014

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As the second Mac gets set to begin tomorrow, Our old pal Petey Crawford jammed together a video from the light air/downwind start of the earlier race, Bayview’s Port Huron-Mackinac.  Bora Gulari returned from Sardinia for a couple weeks to give Phil and Sharon O’Niel’s TP52 Natalie J her fourth straight overall (Cove Island Course) BYC-Mack win, and we’ve [...]

July 18th, 2014

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One woman died and two others are in stable, but serious condition after a boating crash on Lake Washington late Wednesday night. The Seattle Fire Department responded to reports at 10:39 p.m. that a 25-foot powerboat and a 21-foot sailboat had collided near Lake Washington Boulevard and East Jefferson Street, according to Kyle Moore of [...]

July 18th, 2014

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A bullet in race 2 of the 80-boat J/70 Class Association North American championship means a prize glass full of vodka for Mr. Clean, tactician for B-Squared Racing powered by Sailing Anarchy. Fourth overall after 3. And a decent looking rig on that bartender. Which one do you choose?  

July 17th, 2014

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Local Knowledge The 6 Meter British Open and European Championship will be underway on Friday in Falmouth U.K., and Chris Winnard, AKA Snapper, is on one of the U.S. boats and will be filing reports, The boats are pimped out and loaded with talent in both the modern and classic divisions so this promises to [...]

July 17th, 2014

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Race Report Well the past couple days have been perfect ‘chamber of commerce’ sailing conditions out here on our way to Hawaii.   But, of course, the deep Pacific lacks any semblance of a marketing department (and the hotels are few and far between).  So here we are, just over a week into the 2014 [...]

July 17th, 2014

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July 17th, 2014

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  On July 6th, the Tassie yacht Alive smashed the record for the 1885 nautical mile ocean race across the South Pacific from Melbourne to Port Vila, the port capital of the tropical islands of Vanuatu.  Here’s what it looked like.  

July 17th, 2014

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Ask An Expert A reader from Washington State asks “With Tesla Motors opening up its advanced battery patents to the world, will we see some major advancements in size/weight/capacity in the world of offshore power and storage?”  We turn to RTW racer and now energy guru Bruce Schwab from Bruce Schwab Energy Systems for an answer. Thanks [...]

July 17th, 2014

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Really, what a perfect picture for some fun, don’t ya think?  Nice work by Chris Coad.  

July 17th, 2014

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While The Tour De France a la Voile has history, a great name, and a format that people understand, it’s on the verge of death, with just nine boats competing in the edition running now and almost zero worldwide interest in the race.  There isn’t one reason for the Tour’s; there are several; add up [...]

July 17th, 2014

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