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We’d prefer not to support Oracle Team USA until they either drop the USA or add some American sailors, but we can’t pass up this very well-done clip of sexy A-list superstar skier Lindsay Vonn and her day of sailing an AC45 in Bermuda.  Brilliant work from the always brilliant Sam Greenfield (working for the big O).

September 3rd, 2016 by admin

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The UK’s ‘Fast 40′ class is one of the few places handicap racing is thriving, but if Federico Michetti’s VPP is accurate, the Melges 40 is about to blow the doors off all of ‘em.  Our friend Alden Winder sat down with Inga From Sweden skipper Richard Goranson and crew Ollie, Vasco, and Federico last week to talk about their shot at the Melges 32 Worlds, and their soon-to-be-launched Melges 40.  Informative and well-produced stuff from Alden and the Newport Live Media folks.

September 2nd, 2016 by admin

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Pacific Yankee learned why you don’t fuck around with John Kostecki in a pre-start match race today when they threw away a three-point lead over Pinta going into the final race of the 56-boat Melges 20 Worlds, ultimately losing by 7 to the Michael Illbruck-helmed boat.  Watch Illbruck/Kostecki/Michetti manhandle the boat owner and his paid crew of Morgan Reeser/Charlie Smythe in the start above (with commentary by the inimitable Mauro Melandri).

This makes (we think) Federico Michetti the first man to own World Championships in all three Melges sportboats. We’ll be talking with Federico soon ab0ut his accomplishment and the imminent arrival of the Melges 40 for the SA Podcast soon…

You can head over to Livestream to watch the other race clips from Scarlino and the live prizegiving, which will air in an hour or two.  Emanuele Savoini took the Corinthian crown.


August 28th, 2016 by admin

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They may or may not be the first AC team to nail a proper foiling tack on camera, but they’re definitely the first to provide a ‘how-to’ guide to it!  Great work from Chris Draper and the SoftBank Team Japan ‘media team’ (ahem…Matty…ahem) on provide compelling content for their fans and the public – something we’ve seen precious little of over the past year.  Chat about SBTJ here, or learn more about Softbank’s “flack” here.

August 25th, 2016 by admin

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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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