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Archive for the ‘video’ Category

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There aren’t a whole lot of regattas that have their own video morning weather report, but then again Sperry Charleston Race Week isn’t like most regattas, though it does provide a blueprint for cool shit you can do at your own event.

Despite losing offshore circles yesterday (to conditions that ended up being perfectly sailable), the inshore fleets got 3-4 races in and the weather is only getting better in Chucktown.  Clean and Mer are blowing it up on CRW’s Facebook Page all day with videos and photos and more, so check out the country’s biggest regatta live today.

 

April 16th, 2016 by admin

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You don’t need subtitles to get a kick out of this one, though they’d undoubtedly make it even funnier.  Great find from SA’er ‘PaulK’.

 

April 13th, 2016 by admin

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With much of America socked in by shitty winter weather, everyone needs a big dose of sailing.  So whether you’re looking for some racing to share with your kids or you just need some high speed love, we’ve got a pile of long video and audio so you can get your fix.

The Halls of Innovation

John Casey’s JC Worldwide podcast continues to gather steam, and his 2 hour chat with master carbonologist and all-around great storyteller Ben Hall (Hall Spars) is one for the ages.  Learn everything you ever wanted to know about the wildly successful US A-Cat Class and how mere mortals can foil the little flyers, learn how carbon masts are made, and hear a pile of great stories from Hall’s America’s Cup days.  Add in some good shit about the future of 3D printing, the luckiest Evelyn 32 sailboat in the world, and a learning session about different types of carbon, Space X, tidal generators and how the aerospace industry has revolutionized sailing. Learn and laugh with JC and Ben.
Fresh to Freo

The World Match Racing Tour made its first-ever stop in Fremantle, Australia, with the all-new M32 Cat format wowing thousands of spectators, over a million live and social media viewers, and millions of sports fans on something like 58 networks around the world, and why not?  Beaches, bikinis, big breeze, and plenty of high-speed, high-energy action saw big smiles from even the most traditional match racing aficionado.  And the biggest surprise of all?  A guy whose spent his entire life winning in monohulls crushes the cat guys.  Enjoy the entire half-hour long race highlight show above, and try to get past the whiny voice-over.

Extreme Again

It’s no secret that the Extreme Sailing Series has been dull as dirt for the past few years, with dwindling audiences bored by the now-ancient Extreme 40 concept sailing in often silly, windless venues.  Will the new move to GC32 foilers bring the shine back to the ESS?  You’re a better judge than we are, and the best evidence either way comes from Muscat on Day 3 of the recent series opener there.  Here’s the full day’s action commentated by the excellent Pete Cumming.

World Weary

Confession: We weren’t able to get through this one.  But if you turn the sound down, it’s eminently watchable.  And it only cost ISAF a million bucks.

Long Bow

Marc Glimcher’s chartered RP69 Trebuchet (ex-Vanquish, ex-Moneypenny) went like shit off a shovel to take Line Honors in the inaugural Miami-Havana Race.  Here’s the video story of their historic trip (with thanks to our pals at Spinsheet).

For a look at a nice video of the class-winning J/120 Carinthia’s trip, click here.

 

Short Form

Okay – this one ain’t like the others, but it’s too cool to leave out.  Tom Slingsby shows his reflexes off and keeps several million bucks worth of carbon porn safe.  That’s why he gets paid the big bucks.

 

April 3rd, 2016 by admin

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The Northern Hemisphere has at last escaped the clutches of a winter that never really materialized, but lovers of cold weather sailing can now rejoice – at long last, they’ve got their own documentary.

We’re not recommending your $11.00 purchase of Frostbiters; the quality and aspect ratio of the teaser above make us a bit nervous and 11 bucks for 34 minutes is a bit cheeky.  But it costs less than a pair of woolen mittens and about the same as a nice windshield scraper, and serious frostbiters might as well support a guy who took the time to make a movie about your favorite insane sailing discipline.

More about the movie here.

 

March 22nd, 2016 by admin

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The man in the hot seat is 2016 Miami Melges 24 Worlds Chairman Petey Crawford, and with 8 months to go before the expected record-setting fleet takes the line, our humble video guru posted the latest in his new bi-weekly series “The View From The Chair.”  No communications problems for this World Championship!  From Petey:

These episodes will contain information about the event, interviews with Melges 24 teams talking about Miami sailing, killer sailing pics and footage, and a place where you can get all of the latest news from behind the scenes and on the front line as we plan for the biggest Melges 24 Worlds ever. Stay tuned for more episodes of View From The Chair.

Episode 2, Petey talks about Marriott our official hotel partner ,”Get Registered, Get Swag, Get Stoked” and official merchandise suppliers Musto and Line Honors, 114 boats and counting, Melges Madness Regatta lineup and more. Episode 3 will contain some very big news as well as some killer video and interviews from the Madness Regatta. Stay Tuned….

 

March 17th, 2016 by admin

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The haters will whinge at yet another Alex Thomson/Hugo Boss Sailing stunt while the marketing wonks will nod in admiration at the latest in the now trilogy of Thomson’s ‘walks’, but when we first heard AT had another stunt in the chamber after the Keelwalk and Mastwalk, we winced a little in fear.  I mean, would anyone really be surprised if Alex put on a vintage leather biker jacket and jumped an actual shark?

So with full expectation of a shark jumping moment, we sat back with quickened pulse and watched an earlier version of the video above.  And motherf^&ker – they did it again!

They’re calling it the Skywalk, and whether or not you think it somehow sullies the honor of your ‘sport’, you have to admit – it’s a seriously badass bit of stuntery and they make it look damned good.  There’s a reason these pieces work so well; they are slick, ballsy, and push the envelope a little further each time, in a sport that seems made for extreme stunts – what other athletes carry around a hundred foot carbon fiber stunt pole? Alex’s enthusiasm doing his own stunts shines through and a small fortune spent on production make the new Skywalk pop and crackle; if only Hugo Boss’s coming Vendee Globe qualification run and transatlantic race are as successful…

Pics and more behind the scenes tomfoolery at Merc.

 

March 14th, 2016 by admin

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Maligned as much for bad seamanship as they are for their over-the-top self-promotion, we admit to a serious soft spot for the Sea Shepherds.  Their methods are borderline piracy and their leader is a confirmed fruitcake, but no organization has done more to highlight the ridiculous fuckery on the high seas that is commercial (ahem…scientific) whaling.  We know marine mammals have incredible capacity for many of the same emotions and relationships we do and yet we continue to permit them to be slaughtered, imprisoned, and forced to jump for their dinner to the delight of millions of ignorant obese kids.

So it’s good to see a nice PR win for the Shepherds with this humpback rescue, where they get to teach the world the dangers of gillnets while showing off one of the world’s true maritime gems – the Gulf of California.

The writing is on the wall for the nasty company that’s made billions in blood money from Shamu and his friends, but it’s easy to put pressure on a place with a physical address.  For better or for worse, Watson and his group are the only ones making sure the world knows what happens on the high seas.  Meet their new ship here.

 

March 14th, 2016 by admin

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Dial-downs, slam dunks, lead changes, capsizes, and hot babes on the beach seemingly everywhere?  Yeah, we’re cool with the new face of the previously ignored World Match Racing Tour.  Will 6-time World Tour Champ Ian Williams and the GAC Pindar boys beat out 2014 M32 Series Scandinavia winner Hans Wallen and his WAR racing team?  You’ll have to tune in to Clean and Shawzi on the microphones on finals day from Fremantle to find out.

 

March 6th, 2016 by admin

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Quarterfinals begin NOW.

March 5th, 2016 by admin

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Big Pimpin’

Bored by the 90-minute ‘racing’ in Oman? Sick and tired of paying to watch boats drift around in silly venues? Maybe you just want to see hot chicks, huge breeze, and some of the world’s best veteran and up-and-comers teeing off at 23 knots for a share of a $200,000 event prize purse and a head start on the million-dollar season finale…

We’ve got the cure for what ails you, thanks to the World Match Racing Tour and the M32 catamaran, and you won’t want to miss round-the-worlder Yann Guichard’s debut on the match racing stage.  Live action coming up in just a few hours right here on the front page, results thus far at wmrt.com.

Sign up for news and alerts at M32 World.

 

March 5th, 2016 by admin

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