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How the hell do we know? But we know that we dig it when some down under mates get a classic – it this case, a 1971 S&S One Ton – start to optimize it, with the goal of trying to win class and have a shot at overall. Ya gotta love people’s passion and […]

October 16th, 2018

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Many people have tried, including several of those involved in the latest initiative, to deliver a professional and engaging sailboat race circuit. But teams don’t come better qualified than this one and Act 1 in Bermuda was none too shabby. A good time to build on it then… James Boyd grills Russell Coutts about SailGP […]

October 16th, 2018

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In line with your posts today… the SouthBeach Yacht Club in San Francisco is hosting the 5th annual Red Bra Regatta. The Skippers and crews are all women and the PRO and all volunteer race committee are all men. – Anarchist Dave. SBYC invites all interested ladies to join the Seventh Annual Red Bra Regatta! […]

October 16th, 2018

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Love this shot by Emily Scott of the E-22 Gen XY plowing along from the pre-Worlds in Brisbane. Thanks to John Curnow. There is a thread for you Etchells freaks…  

October 16th, 2018

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We have all discussed the type and number of problems that have led to the shrinking of the sport. One aspect which has not been widely discussed is that of the overwhelming patriarchy and sexual harassment within the sport. The sailing industry, specifically sailmakers, need to lead the way in change, for a few, not […]

October 16th, 2018

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Here is a terrific piece of news that fits nicely as a bit of a counterpoint to our I Touch Myself piece…. CORONA DEL MAR, Calif., Oct. 16, 2018 – The Sailing Convention for Women presented by Gail Hine will be held on Sat., Feb. 2, 2019 at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club in Corona […]

October 16th, 2018

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This Sunday Jaume Binimelis, one of the best Sailors of the Real Club Nautico de Palma, passed away. He died at the horn of the starting signal on board his beautiful boat Petrouchka III, doing what he liked most to do, sailing and racing. I had to chance to race multiple times with him, including […]

October 16th, 2018

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Last opportunities for Yoann Richomme to test his single-handed set-up in race mode on his Lift 40 ( Class 40 ) “Black Mamba” – “Veedol” ahead of November’s solo transatlantic Route du Rhum race from St Malo to Guadeloupe. The Lift 40 was built at Gepeto Composite and designed by Marc Lombard Yacht Design Group, […]

October 15th, 2018

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From Trogear, a supporter of us here at SA…. We received a call in 2016 from Michael R., a Navy sailor who purchased a B-25 specifically to bring US PATRIOT Sailing, a non-profit sailing program with a mission to help Wounded, Disabled, and Combat Veterans through competitive sailing, to San Diego. He was looking to […]

October 15th, 2018

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Now that is one hell of a drop in!  It can’t have ended well for 1207, could it? Tons more shots here. Thanks to Anarchist Jaime for the heads up.  

October 15th, 2018

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As sailors we often think that we are participating in a sport that many people don’t follow or really even understand. There are no Super Bowl size crowds at regattas and no huge ratings on TV so I guess that there is some merit to those feelings. Well that may be true here in the […]

October 15th, 2018

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 People’s foiler?” They said “Yeah I hope so but we’ll believe it when we see it.” Well, 18 months later Fulcrum Speedworks has delivered 180 UFOs to every continent on the planet besides Antartica and only appear to be speeding up. It kinda looks like the kids from RI have actually got it and […]

October 14th, 2018

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October 14th, 2018

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There is a beauty and timeless quality to history when one comes face to face with it. One of the unfortunate aspects of our sport, hell, of life itself, is that the present becomes the history before you even know it has happened. That is why it was such an honor, joy and simply the […]

October 14th, 2018

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Seems ripe for some good fun. Thanks to Anarchist Michael for the timely shot of this 13′ Skiff from down under… Have fun!  

October 13th, 2018

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The Environment We are happy – but hardly overjoyed – at the signing of a bipartisan effort by the House of Representatives who just passed the Save Our Seas (SOS) Act. According to The Nature Conservatory, “The SOS Act begins to address the marine debris problem by reauthorizing the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Marine […]

October 13th, 2018

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…wades in the puddles as the remnants of the hurricane pass before the rest of her unveiling… – Anarchist Steve.  

October 12th, 2018

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Anyone who has done any research into fracking at all, knows it is an unnecessary, destructive and alarmingly harmful “technology”, used to blast even more oil out of our already horrifically abused planet. So yes we think that, given that Ineos, a company that is such a large player in the dirty business of fracking […]

October 12th, 2018

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Ron Holland, one of yacht racing’s true innovators in yacht design, is coming to San Diego, this Saturday, Oct 13. From 1 PM to 4 PM, Ron will be signing his new book, “All the Oceans: Designing by the Seat of My Pants”. Ron drew his first boat at 19 years old, and really never […]

October 11th, 2018

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 No, it’s not sailing, but this woman is why we hate most people. Of course there is a discussion thread.  

October 11th, 2018

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Your faithful Ed has never actually gone to the Mets Trade Show, but that ends next month! Accompanied by my fabulous fiancé Mary Hardy, we will be at the show, November 13-15, pressing flesh and kissing babies and stoked to be in an environment of energy and ideas. We are truly looking forward to meeting […]

October 11th, 2018

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Spotted these two guys piercing and screaming at each other in front of Sardinia – good times! I guess that won’t buff out so quickly… – Anarchist Phillipp  

October 11th, 2018

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On Wednesday, as Hurricane Michael neared shore in the Florida Panhandle, Coast Guard service members near Fort Myers Beach, Florida rescued two sailors from a 50-foot sailing yacht after she ran into trouble with weather. It was the second marine rescue the USCG has made due to the far-reaching effects of the storm. At 2143 […]

October 11th, 2018

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 Are we high? Nothing goes 24 knots in 6 true. It does now. Best dollar per knot value around! Sam Bullock lighting it to 24 knots in 6 knots of breeze! Captured by the talented Joshua McCormack at Murrays Bay Winter Champs, Auckland.  

October 10th, 2018

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Big Pimpin’ There was so much new to celebrate about Dongfeng’s wonderful victory in the 2017-2018 Volvo Ocean Race and skipper Charles Caudrelier was refreshingly quick to give credit where it was due… ‘Thanks for your support and all you have done to improve our gear! We all have been impressed,’ said Charles Caudrelier to […]

October 10th, 2018

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I am the president of OC Sport Pen Duick, the organizer of the Route du Rhum. I would like to reply to Anarchist Robert (Route de rip) who is clearly not well informed… For the 4th time, the race organizers have signed an agreement with the SNBSM (Societe Nautique de Saint-Malo, not to be mistaken […]

October 10th, 2018

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The view from the A4 on our way to winning the Sd-Ensenada Race. Way fun. Video by Craig Ramsay, and thanks to the rest of the crew: Sofi Maranto, Andrew LaPlant, Charlie Jenkins. Yeah, title is a bit overstated but that’s all I got. – ed.  

October 10th, 2018

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Big Pimpin’ The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is four amazing days of world-class racing in idyllic conditions appealing to a broad range of tastes. The Event, set in the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean and powered by the cooling northeast trade winds is powered by an experienced, innovative and friendly race team. Our professional Race […]

October 10th, 2018

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October 10th, 2018

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There is some serious controversy happening in Australia at the moment with the Government, and Local Government of NSW giving the race industry the green light to project and advertise a “Horse Race” beaming the barrier draw and the jockey’s colours onto the sails of the Opera House. See article here. Even the advertising industry […]

October 10th, 2018

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