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I don’t know what all the hype for the cup was about. Mickey Mouse made a foiling multihull in 1979. – Anarchist Tarquin.  






October 20th, 2017

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I was trolling Facebook the other day and saw a comment in one of the sailing forums, can’t remember which one. A lady was asking for some advice. It seems that she and her husband have been saving up for years to retire on their boat and to sail around the world, but they were […]






October 20th, 2017

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Big Pimpin’ Same Same but different…the 2017 Fremantle to Geraldton Race started in a SW Seabreeze which just filled in time for the start. Pretty normal you would think being Fremantle in Spring…but even the weather bureau got this one wrong, along with predict wind and every other provider of data. Intense cells produced by […]






October 19th, 2017

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Gary Jobson’s in hot water again after specifically telling reporters in August that a report of the National Sailing Hall of Fame moving to Newport was erroneous.  “For the record: The National Sailing Hall of Fame is located in Annapolis, Maryland, and we are diligently proceeding through the development process for a new facility in Annapolis,” […]






October 19th, 2017

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We’ve gotten a surprising amount of mail and comments questioning the newsworthiness of Il Mostro’s smashing of Steve Fossett’s 20 year old Chicago-Mackinac course record, and we wanted to set the record straight for all the coastal-living folks who don’t get it. Firstly, about record-setting in general: Part of the problem is that there’s not […]






October 19th, 2017

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With the Volvo headed back in a few months and a new State law passed last month to bring more and bigger sailing events to the Ocean State, Rhode Island may be the hottest sailing community in the country.  The Captain of Rhode Island’s Official Sailing Education Vessel is hot too, but for different reasons: He took the Oliver […]






October 19th, 2017

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After an extraordinary incident in which the same vessel had to be rescued twice in two days, Irish politicians are contemplating measures to penalize boaters for going to sea during heavy weather warnings. On Monday, the Rosslare Harbour RNLI lifeboat and her crew of seven volunteers had to launch twice into “ferocious seas with wind […]






October 18th, 2017

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The Environment Hywind Scotland, the first floating wind farm in the world, has started to deliver electricity to the Scottish grid.  The 30MW wind farm, operated by Statoil in partnership with Masdar, is located 25 kilometers offshore Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, and will power approximately 20,000 households. The onshore operations and maintenance base for Hywind […]






October 18th, 2017

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It is customary to take home a souvenir when you go on holiday. Equally it is not good form to try and take something the locals still want to use. The RP 66, Alive from Hobart, Tasmania came to Hong Kong to enter the Volvo Hong Kong to Vietnam Race run by the Royal Hong […]






October 18th, 2017

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Over seventy Viper 640s from around the globe are registered and getting ready to meet in Fort Walton Beach, FL, for the 2017 Beacon Group Viper 640 North American Championships. The event, hosted by the Fort Walton Yacht Club unofficially kicks off October 22 with the Marlow Ropes NAC Warm-Up Regatta. The Beacon Group Viper 640 […]






October 18th, 2017

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October 18th, 2017

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With all the talk of declining fleets, lack of interest in racing and needless expense of going racing, sometimes you just have to start from the beginning again. So it has been with the Manly Combined Clubs Series in Brisbane, Australia. Now, Brisbane does not a huge keelboat fleet and it is spread around a […]






October 17th, 2017

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When you’re hot, you’re hot, and nobody is hotter than electronics and nav guru Artie Means. Artie just guided Peter Thornton’s turboed Volvo 70,  as they set the new outright elapsed time record from Chicago to Mackinac. We grabbed Artie for a quick five post record questions…   Q: How did this come about? A: A very […]






October 17th, 2017

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Inspired by the story above? Well here is a very similar opportunity… The first of this breed to enter brokerage captivity, with a desire to bust loose and wreak some serious havoc. A Volvo Ocean 65 that is absolutely ready to go, having undergone a full refit at the Volvo Ocean Race. A full technical […]






October 17th, 2017

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There some interesting boats in the SA Classifieds; how about a couple of genuine light air PHRF killer J/39’s, a Flying Tiger 10 or two, perhaps? Howzabout a Sunfast 3200? How about the prettiest, gray hulled J/145? Moore 24? melges 24? Check them out; you can almost always find something that floats your boat!  






October 17th, 2017

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Apologies if you have already seen this; for the rest of you – enjoy! And be sure to watch in in HD. Title inspiration from Iggy Pop – ed.  






October 16th, 2017

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After the Caribbean Islands were left devastated from recent hurricanes, Dutch yacht transport company Sevenstar quietly went to work. The result: last week Sevenstar delivered 140 pallets of aid, including generators, medicines and water at no cost to the devastated island of St Thomas for the American Red Cross. Says Richard Klabbers, MD Sevenstar Yacht […]






October 16th, 2017

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October 16th, 2017

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The boys at OneSails Perth putting the finishing touches on their super bad filmless 4T molded sails for our Santa Cruz 33, Anarchy III. Omg, we are so stoked!  






October 16th, 2017

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I have been reading about this latest “crisis” to befall the Volvo Ocean Race, formerly known as the Whitbread Round the World Race, and can only smile. Yup the VOR has finally grown up; the suits are “officially” in charge. OK for those that have not been following a couple of things. The Volvo Ocean […]






October 16th, 2017

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Cruising Anarchy Lots of other boats out here traveling this lonely blue highway. In the Northeast we are all heading south down the Atlantic coast, Delaware and Chesapeake Bays, and ICW. Lots of warm, blue water to chose from once you make further points south. Some chose to spend more time offshore than others, but […]






October 16th, 2017

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Not Sailing A photo released by Spanish Maritime Search and Rescue Society shows just what can happen when 50,000 tons of fertilizer overheats during transit. The photo shows the 56,000 dwt British bulk carrier MV Cheshire, which suffered a cargo fire in August off the coast of the Canary Islands during a passage from Norway to Thailand with a cargo of […]






October 16th, 2017

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With any early-start advantage destroyed by the dispute between sponsor and team owner AkzoNobel and former skipper Simeon Tienpont, it’s left to multi-time winner Brad Jackson to pick up the pieces and get his team off the bricks.  With the skipper announcement just coming out a few minutes ago and the race beginning this weekend, […]






October 16th, 2017

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Apparently, mother nature’s record-setting year for the strongest Atlantic hurricane and Caribbean hurricane wasn’t quite enough – she’s back to the record books with the incredible Hurricane Ophelia, which has somehow hit Category 3 strength despite being nearly in Ireland and is now the strongest Eastern Atlantic hurricane ever recorded, and thanks to a ‘sting […]






October 16th, 2017

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Two MacGregor 26’s ran aground in Port Credit when a storm cell passed through this afternoon. Two down and only 4,998 of these 3ksb’s to go!  – Anarchist Brian.  






October 15th, 2017

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VOR BREAKING –  BREAKING UPDATE: Chris Nicholson is indeed on the move for the Mediterranean, but not for the reason we all thought – at least not yet.  Nicho is headed to Malta for the start of the Middle Sea Race aboard George Sakellaris’ Mini-maxi Proteus.  As both the VOR and MSR start on the same day, […]






October 15th, 2017

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Volvo may wish the world was talking about the Alicante In-Port Race – the first event of the 2017 Volvo Ocean Race – but most continue to talk about the last-minute ousting of Simeon Tienpont.  With VOR’s messaging off the rails (and still no information coming out of AkzoNobel other than a short statement) and […]






October 14th, 2017

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Craigslist Find 1986 Flush Deck Evelyn 26. Great PHRF rating. $1800. Check it. And you do know, don’t you, that we don’t really mean “crush it for $1,800”, right? We mean get the thing in the door (maybe) for $1,800. Whether you choose to spend $1,500 on it or $15,000, either way, the purchase price […]






October 13th, 2017

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Apparently, even Europe isn’t safe from Atlantic Hurricanes this year! The latest nasty blow comes from Ophelia, and like the rest of the storms this season, she’s going after a yachting destination as well as the homeland of the guy who wrote Hamlet. Good luck to the people of Cork and the English and Irish South […]






October 13th, 2017

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VOR BREAKING UPDATE – Statement from AkzoNobel: Following a breach of contract Simeon Tienpont left his role as skipper of team AkzoNobel in the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race on Friday, October 13, 2017.  AkzoNobel, the owner and title partner of team AkzoNobel, has confirmed it’s fully committed to the team competing in the 2017-18 Volvo […]






October 13th, 2017

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