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On one hand, this is the kind of thing that we’d impulsively make fun of.  On the other hand, it’s probably more informative and less alarmist than anything you’d find on The Weather Channel these days.  East coasters: Look for cool blizzard-n-boat pics over the next couple days and post ‘em here.


January 26th, 2015 by admin

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We thank everyone who entered our Line Honors/Moth Worlds Flexfit Cap giveaway, and your hats will be on their way next week.  And now, we’ve something just as cool – a chance to win an exclusive Volvo Ocean Race “The Boatyard” t-shirt!  We call this one “Show Us Your Boatyard,” and all you have to do is send us a picture or video of your own personal Boatyard.  Be as creative as you can, send your entry to [email protected], and the beautiful and accomplished girls of the Boatyard will choose their favorite SA Boatyards for each leg and get you a sweet bit of kit.  Watch the video for details, and game on!


January 20th, 2015 by admin

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The On-The-Water Anarchy/Sperry Top-Sider/Line Honors team is off to the pubs with the Moth World Champ, but not before gettin’ you the goods on the overall action.  And the action is all about Peter Burling – so motherfuckin’ ill!  Huge thanks to all of you for watching, and sit tight; we’ll have one hell of a reality show/reel in a couple of weeks.

Sander Van Der Borch’s sick-ass photos from the day are all over here.


January 16th, 2015 by admin

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Wanna watch the most insane sailing you might ever see?  NOW IS THE TIME, and it’s live from Australia!

One final day, 25-30 knots, and 80 of the world’s fastest dinghy sailors will put on a show for you today, and we’ve got our superstar team on the water to bring it all to you live.  Watch today and you might even win a highly sought-after Sailing Anarchy/Sperry/Line Honors/Moth Worlds Flexfit gangsa cap like the ones we rock.  And yeah, we’ve got another special guest star on the microphone today…

Please go and thank Sperry for their patronage, but only if you want more…


January 15th, 2015 by admin

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Repeat after me: Sailing ain’t a spectator sport.  Yet another myth, busted, thanks to Petey Crawford and the Moths on the penultimate day of racing at the Moth Worlds.  One more day to go, and the dogs are already blowing down the beach, chains in tatters.


January 15th, 2015 by admin

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When normally consistent summer weather turns shitty for days on end, when your Race Officer has a heart attack two weeks before the biggest event in club history, when the breeze you do get seems to always line up directly against the biggest tide of the month, and when a major international news team runs over the double world champion in a RIB, what the hell do you do?

You thank your lucky stars you have this guy running the show.  Meet retired Royal Australian Navy Commander Peter Osbourne, and listen to how an expert talks to the press when things go wrong.  Seriously – everyone in race management or event PR should watch this video, and learn.

Nice work from Petey Crawford on the two-cam shoot.


January 14th, 2015 by admin

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Are you ready for it? We are. Sperry Top-Sider and Sailing Anarchy bring you what you’ve been waiting for: The Gold Fleet! 3 women and 76 guys made it through, and now, the regatta really begins.   We’ll be telling you the full story live, over three races as the Finals begins.  Bouncy video and awesome commentary at the 2015 Moth Worlds.

We might even get our super special guest star to talk on the microphone; he’s holding cables at the moment…stay tuned.


January 11th, 2015 by admin

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You saw it all if you watched some of our 4-hour live feed yesterday from the Moth Worlds, but you didn’t see it like this.  Hear from the runaway leader and watch 7 high-intensity minutes of the single most epic dinghy racing we’ve ever seen – from the visual stylings of Petey Crawford…


January 11th, 2015 by admin

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20-25 knots, short chop, and if you’re gonna watch one day of Moth Worlds racing this week, this might be the day. You want carnage? We will have carnage. LIVE from Sorrento at 1230 local/2030 EST.

Titlewise, Cake gives good cover.


January 10th, 2015 by admin

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SA and the US Moth Force is fitting right in with the bogan mentality; we’ve all got a little bit of redneck in us.  Here’s a look at the fun and lack of sun on Day 1 of the Moth Worlds.  Petey Crawford, Sander Van Der Borch, and Sperry get the credit for this fun one.  Results over here.


January 10th, 2015 by admin

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There’s nothing quite like low-riding in a foiling Moth, but at least it wasn’t all like that for day one of the Moth Worlds.  Watch for yourself as Nath Outteridge throws down the gauntlet for this incredible fleet after three qualifying races.  It’s all Aussies and Kiwis in the top 4, with Luna Rossa’s Chris Draper mixing it up with the 5th place in 4-9 knots of breeze on Port Philip Bay.  Detroit’s finest sits in seventh, with one more day of qualifying ahead.

Our first On-The-Water Anarchy/Perpetual Shit Show Production coverage in quite some time was about as we expected for day 1; technical issues, low framerate, and grey backdrops didn’t subtract from the fact that we have finally been able to bring you our favorite event in sailing, live and in (mostly) HD resolution.  And we promise to keep getting better, so long as you keep watching.  Start with the player above – all four hours of it (we won’t get mad if you skip forward, we promise), with big thanks to our 14-year old Optimist-sailing first-time cameraman Charlie Hiam, everyone at the Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club, Line Honors Yacht Racing Outfitters, and of course the fun-loving folks at Sperry.

G.Love brings you some title love.


January 10th, 2015 by admin

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A proper sizzle reel gets you excited for just about anything, and no one does it better than Petey Crawford.  Here’s a taste of what you’re in for.


January 6th, 2015 by admin

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After receiving thousands of applications for the On-Board Reporter program, and with a high likelihood that at least one of the seven OBRs would be knocked out of the race for one reason or another, you’d think that VOR headquarters would have a solid list of qualified replacements – but you’d be wrong.  And when doctors diagnosed Dong Feng OBR Yann Riou’s wife with a life-threatening illness and he left the race two weeks ago, a mad scramble ensued in Alicante and Abu Dhabi to find someone to fill his brilliant shoes.

Thankfully, that lack of preparedness opened the door for a kid who we consider one of our own, and one of those talents who will help define the sport over the next decade: Longtime SA contributor Sam Greenfield was working in the video edit room for the VOR tv army – he was there, he was ready, and he was raring to go.

If you’ve read anything over the past few years here, you know we think Sam is sailing’s version of a young Warren Miller, and his work has the same potential to revolutionize the perception of a sport just as Miller did for backcountry and extreme skiing.  Despite our hearty endorsement, there was a palpable fear from quite a few VOR and team staffers; Sam is undeniably talented, but he’s never dealt with the specific pressure of on-board race coverage, with all the obstacles it brings.  We didn’t doubt him for a second, and after watching his first dispatch from the now-leading Dongfeng Race Team, we’re glad to see that, as usual, we were right.

This kid is money, as are the subjects in his first video – Kevin Escoffier and the hazards of fishing nets. Clicky the video above, and keep your eyes on the Leg 3 thread for upcoming interviews we did with all 6 OBRs just hours before the start, as well as everything else you need to know about the VOR.


January 4th, 2015 by admin

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Clean Report

After trailing into the UAE, and trailing in the practice and In-Port Races, Ian Walker’s Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team finally did exactly what the big-spending Emirati sponsors wanted most: They turned a brilliant first beat move into a massive lead at the sendoff buoy as Leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race began.  Relive it above,  chat about it in the Leg 3 thread, and revisit the Stopover Thread for all the interviews and pics from Abu Dhabi. And get to the Vestas thread for a great press conference that should answer all your questions about the return of the Blue Boat.

Head over to Facebook in a few minutes where you can check out my morning Dock Walk, and thanks to all of you for tuning in.


If you’re a fan of live sailboat racing, now’s the time to start pumping yourself up for our world-beating coverage of next week’s Moth Worlds, an On-The-Water Anarchy/Perpetual Shit Show Production.  Remember when we used to bring you our own brand of irreverant and fun live video, high-quality photos, daily writeups, highlight reels, wet t-shirt contests, and so on? Well, we’re back, and this time, we’ve got the full all-star OTW Crew to go along with the most star-studded fleet in the history of the Moth Class.  Petey Crawford on the HD reels, Sander Van Der Borch on the HQ photography, Ronnie Simpson on writing and live feed production, Nic Douglass and yours truly on the microphone, a pregnant Mer working the social angles from back home, and an army of local enthusiasts helping us get ‘er done.  All brought to you thanks entirely to a sponsor who may surprise all of you.

Don’t expect to get a lot of work done from the 10th to the 16th.  You’ll find it all right here on the front page.


January 3rd, 2015 by admin

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Screw football:  Let’s watch some boat racing!  Team SCA, with 3-time Olympian Carolijn Brouwer taking over the stick from Sam Davies (who moves to trim and big-picture stuff)  gets their first In-Port Race win today in Abu Dhabi!  With the In-Port Races getting more and more important as the fleet’s parity becomes evident, this was some of the most aggressive racing we’ve seen yet from the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race. Team Brunel finished second, and the local favs in third, with MAPFRE’s woes continuing and Alvimedica caught along with the Spanish team on the wrong side of a big first-beat righty.

Check out Clean’s raw interviews with Sally Barkow, Carolijn Brouwer, Bouwe Bekking, Anderson Reggio, Nick Bice, and Patrick Shaughnessy as well as dozens of pics from Anarchist JeffB starting about here in the Abu Dhabi stopover thread.

And be sure to tune in at the same time on Saturday for all the action from the Leg 3 Start – with Chris Nicholson alongside Knut and Clean for the OTW commentary. We’ll have it right here on the front page, of course.



January 1st, 2015 by admin

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Considering his New Year post below, the Ed obviously has better sources than I do, but I loved this quadcopter footage from high above Sydney Harbour and one of the biggest fireworks displays in the world.  It’s a beautiful way to send out a great year for sailing, and a good opportunity for all of us at Sailing Anarchy to wish you and your family a most awesome 2015.

There’s a lot to be excited about if you love sailing like we do.  In the USA, after decades of slumping participation and almost 10 years of economic turmoil, the sport is finally seeing real recovery for those classes, companies, venues who’ve adapted to the times.  Sportboats and multihulls continue to surge ahead in popularity compared to any time over the past 20 years, one-design racing continues to grow, and cruising classes are adding hundreds of new sailors to the sport.  While a small part of the yacht club crowd remains mired in the past, there’s little doubt that a new ethic of inclusivity is beginning to reign at clubs and sailing centers – all with support from US Sailing.  And the social media phenomenon is beginning to solve many of the problems that have so hurt the sport: Elitist perceptions, poor communication, and attracting and retaining youth in the sport.

Sailing Anarchy continued to be the only ‘must-read’ website in sailing, with our reach extending from the corners of China to the tip of Tierra Del Fuego, and over 500 contributors wrote, shot, and edited stories for all of you this year. We’re grateful for each and every one of them, just as we are for each one of you – our millions of readers spread over 200 countries.

2015 will bring our most widespread coverage yet of the sport we love; thanks to our advertisers, event sponsors, and a few exciting new corporate partners, we’ll be starting off with a bang – for the first time in 5 years, our photo/video/social media team will bring you a solid week of photo, highlight, and live video coverage of the entire Moth Worlds starting on the 9th of January in the Southeast corner of Australia.  And that’s just the beginning.

Stay tuned, and Happy New Year!

-Mr. Clean


January 1st, 2015 by admin

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SAILING - Rolex Sydney to Hobart 2014 - Start in Sydney

UPDATE: Yahoo!7 has finally sorted out its shit and the full replay of the start of the Hobart Race is up in all its glory.  And now that you can click past the commercials, it’s a pretty awesome spectacle, and other than the SD quality, the production is just fine.

It’s almost like Yahoo!7 is a decade behind in digital thinking, assuming that the world should be grateful for a stuttery, low-res feed that doesn’t even start on time, and we really can’t understand how the normally brand-aware Rolex allows such a crappy broadcast partner to mess their pristine image up for the world to see.  At least Andrea Francolini is still making beautiful shots like the one above, and Nic Douglass’s two-hour start commentary is massively entertaining – it’s not everyday your commentary comes between bouts of feeding the fishes.

In the race itself, Wild Oats is beginning to shine in the lighter breeze down the course, and now’s the time for the skinny maxi to build as big a lead as she can before the big monster comes blast reaching again later tonight. Track ‘em here.

With a big bad fleet like this one, only a Big Audio Dynamite song is appropriate for inspiration.

Latest news in the thread.


December 25th, 2014 by admin

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We were disappointed when the Melges 32 went from one of the most enjoyable classes around to another class for only the super-rich, and we stayed away for a while.  But after spending a week in Miami with the class, we’re starting to get stoked; there’s a brand new attitude and a definite push to bring the fun back to a class that never should have lost it.  This 22-minute video from Petey Crawford tells that story, along with the story of the regatta itself, and Jason Carroll’s successful run to the first-ever two-time Melges 32 world champ win.  But it’s also packed with great aerial shots, features about the juniors in the fleet, the women on the crews, and the surprisingly large number of ‘family affairs.’ In fact, one of those families provided our ‘performance of the week’, which went to billionaire brothers Dick and Doug Devos, both in their 50s.  We watched them hiking their respective balls off for a solid week on the rails of their respective 20-year old sons’ boats Delta and Volpe, making some of the pros look lazy. That’s love right there.

Stay tuned in January for a detailed analysis of what went wrong with the Melges 32 and why, and what’s on the horizon for a boat that’s still setting the performance standard for 30-foot sportboats more than a decade after she was designed.


December 24th, 2014 by admin

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Team Vestas Wind Navigator Wouter Verbraak has been quiet since his early mea culpa on Facebook, but he’s not shying away from the camera here; our pals from NOS Sport got him for a good interview in Dutch, and then they went to the trouble to subtitle it just for the Anarchists.  And the story of the blue boat continues…


December 22nd, 2014 by admin

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Finally, here is the full story, as only the skipper could tell it.  55 minutes of everything about the why, the how, and the what next after the shipwreck that shocked the world.

Huge thanks to the M32 Series, Gosford Sailing Club, Redhanded TV, Penalty Box Productions, Morten and Team Vestas Wind, and Megan, the blonde groms, and Rusty for helping make it happen, and of course thanks to the Anarchists for giving us mostly excellent questions for Nico.

And if you want to see the boys in blue back in the race, tell them so on Facebook. 


December 17th, 2014 by admin

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