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We don’t count ourselves among the warmongering nationbuilder crowd, but we sure do appreciate what those octa- and nona-genarians did to win their war against evil in a far simpler time.  This video of a bunch of US Navy cadets honoring one of the few sailors left went viral over the past week, and we dig it.  Thanks to SA’er ‘point break’ for the heads up, go here to chat about it.

August 24th, 2016 by admin

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We may sometimes look like “The Phaedo Show”, but we never really get tired of watching beautiful shots of the most record-breaking boat in recent memory.  For this year’s Artemis Challenge (whatever that is), they came up a bit short on their own record, but clearly they still had a good time.  Enjoy.

August 15th, 2016 by admin

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Videographer Stan Thuret gives us this 2 minute tease of a longer NY-Vendee Race movie to come in a couple of weeks.  Pretty stuff from a pretty old boat and an Anarchist skipper we really dig.

August 4th, 2016 by admin

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Like the vast majority of you we have not watched much AC World Series action for a host of reasons we’ve documented many times before, but we’re always happy to share it with you when we find it for free!  Thanks to Canal + for continuing to post full race videos like one of the Portsmouth days above; now let’s see if Russell’s minions allow it to stay online…

Don’t hold your breath if you’re looking for foiling…looking at past numbers, it appears the ACWS has seen foiling conditions on less than 40% of all official race days.  If someone at the America’s Cup doesn’t sacrifice a virgin to the wind gods before next summer and somehow fix their awful weather karma, a low-riding straight-foiled AC50 might just win the whole shebang in 5 knots of Bermuda High zephyrs.  Now THAT would be interesting!

July 29th, 2016 by admin

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Team GBR has been at the top of Olympic Sailing since the US unintentionally abdicated its throne, and this video proves they’re not just better on the water, but they crush it in the editing suite and on social media, too.  As huge Guy Ritchie fans, we dig this one hard.  Enjoy, and head over here to check the comments.

July 25th, 2016 by admin

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Screen Shot 2016-07-23 at 10.18.42 AMFrom SA’er ‘Happyboy’ (via Frank White) in the forums, and we urge you both to share this video as far and wide as you can and to set your action-sports camera up as a time lapse security camera whenever possible (and hide it well).

Once again there has been a rash of outboard motor thefts in Alameda Marina’s dry storage area. Even though this has been an issue for at least 5 years, the marina management and ownership has refused to do anything about it. After I got my trolling motor stolen from my fishing boat 2 years ago, I installed a motion activated security camera on my radar arch. The majority of sailboats in the storage area have had an outboard stolen so they now take them home when the boat is not in use. This isn’t possible with a powerboat that has remote steering and throttle.

The accompanying video was captured by my camera over a 2 week period. As you can see, in broad daylight the thieves were able to come in and take not only the trolling motor but also the 250HP Yamaha main outboard. Note the time and date stamp in the upper left corner of the video (full screen in HD).

As everyone knows, the owner of Alameda Marina, Bill Poland – Urban development maven (his website’s description) and Bay West Group, are trying to convert the marina into luxury condos. The more trouble they can attract to the marina, the stronger their argument is for development.  Are they complicit in allowing this to happen?

The damage done to my boat will cost over $41,000 to repair (insurance will cover $25K). A group of boat owner victims are working with an attorney to recover deductible amounts and possibly loss of use compensation from Alameda Marina. Any interested party should reach out to [email protected] if they wish to be included.

Due to my video, one of the suspects is currently in custody. At least one of the other suspects knows that the police are looking for him. If anyone has information regarding the whereabouts or identity of any of the suspects, please contact Sgt. Klaus at the Alameda Police Dept (510) 337-8340.

 

July 23rd, 2016 by admin

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Two of France’s most successful racers ever share the nickname “Le Professeur”, and both of them – former F1 World Champ Alain Prost and 2-time Vendee Globe winner Michel Desjoyeaux – were on hand for the baptism of Groupama Team France’s new AC45 Turbo/Test platform on Monday.  Designed by a team led by our old friend Martin Fischer (who co-designed Franck Cammas’ C-Class killer), this thing almost looks more at home on the Mulsanne Straight than it does in Bermuda.

While only the biggest upset chaser would be betting on GTF to take Larry’s bauble away, we can dream…go here for the very cool launch video.

July 13th, 2016 by admin

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25 knots and some of the most extreme racing you’ll ever see.  Live at 1400 CET/0800 ET as Phil Robertson’s Waka Racing takes on Taylor Canfield for the biggest cash prize in the history of the sport with our own Mr. Clean on the microphone.  Don’t miss it.

July 9th, 2016 by admin

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The first stage of the M32/World Match Racing Tour experiment wraps up today with a shock finale: Only one form guide favorite advancing to the semifinals of the million-dollar, winner-take-all World Championship in Marstrand, Sweden.

Taylor Canfield advances as the favorite, but loses tactician Chris Main to a shoulder injury going into the final day, and with 25 knots forecast, he’l lose weight and strength with GAC Pindar trimmer Garth Ellingham subbing in.

With Iker Martinez, Yann Guichard, and 6-time world champ Ian Williams all knocked out in the quarters, every skipper in the final four matchup is 30 or younger, and Hakan Svensson’s vision of providing a pathway to greatness for young sailors has been fulfilled.

The event itself is quite insane; I’ve never seen more gorgeous women in one place, and the event has set all kids of records for both daily attendance and digital viewership.  We’ll have more on today’s action shortly, right here on the front page – head over to WMRT Facebook for live coverage of the skipper’s meeting and much, much more this morning; we’ll have the finals embedded right here from 1400 CET/0800 ET/0500 PT.  Brian Carlin photography.

Here’s a video summary of yesterday’s insanity, and Nic the Sailor Girl grabbed some strong interviews with Williams after his knockout and his nemesis, young Chris Steele.

July 8th, 2016 by admin

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We’ve had a lot of fun commentating and following the World Match Racing Tour this year, but things have just gotten a hell of a lot more serious at the World Championship Finale in stunning Marstrand.  It’s not surprising – with 1.2 million on the line, including a single million-dollar cash bonus to the winning team, much of the camaraderie is gone, and it’s been replaced with determination and steely stares between both rivals and (former) friends.

The breeze is on (as it always is here), the bikinis are out, and you’ve got a front row seat for all the action as commentated by double match race World Champ Simon Shaw, Rolex US Sailor of the Year Steph Roble, and the big bald bastard himself.  Get your match on!

 

July 4th, 2016 by admin

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