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“Established by SYC since 1873” the slide says as SYC (Shanghai Yacht Club & Resort) claims which is a pretty neat trick. According to their website they were incorporated in 2004.

The Shanghai Cup was indeed competed for in 1973 run by the Shanghai Yacht Club which, as a club run by expatriates living in the various Shanghai concessions had no Chinese members.

The Shanghai Yacht Club ceased to exist in the mid 1930’s when the Japanese invaded Shanghai and there is no link (other than a re-use of the name) between the original club and the modern commercial Chinese entity.

They cannot even research their history accurately. The cup in the second photo was actually purchased in 1876 (receipt attached).

That’s the thing about a public lie, you better make sure that absolutely no one knows the real story.



October 11th, 2017

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We installed new security patches and when logging into the forums, you may be required to answer a couple basic questions. No biggie. Thanks!


October 11th, 2017

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It’s a little tough to say whether the 2017 Barcolana actually beat the 35-year old record for ‘biggest regatta in history’ (2072 boats, held by the 1984 Round Zeeland race), but at somewhere between 2000 and 2100 boats on the line, it was certainly close!

Longtime pro and Triestino tactician Gabriele Benussi and brother Furio took overall honors sailing the old Morning Glory MaxZ86 in what will now forever be known as the world’s biggest sailing race.  More Borlenghi pics on his Insta page here.  Full results (good luck deciphering them) are here.


October 11th, 2017

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As the world awaits the big decision on what the AC75 monohull will look like, the man at the center of it all talks about the potential concepts and the details on how Emirates Team New Zealand crushed the world in Bermuda.  Here’s 10 minutes with ETNZ Design Coordinator and former Formula 1 Vehicle Dynamics Engineer (McLaren) Dan Bernasconi from Radio NZ.

Concept 1 “…a fairly conventional but high performance monohull…”

Concept 2 “…a semi-foiling monohull…”

Concept 3 “…is it possible to get a really big yacht fully foiling. The sailors who are listening will know about foiling Moths which are single-handed fully foiling boats which are great. But on those you use a lot of your body weight to balance, and that is something which is really difficult to scale up.”

Discuss the three options for the next Cup in the thread. 

October 11th, 2017

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Not exactly of the sailboat persuasion, but badass, without question. Thanks to Anarchist Steven. Did you find  a yacht on Craigslist of some note? Send it on in!


October 10th, 2017

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Q: How do you make a million dollars in the boating industry?

A: Start with two million.

Power Boat and Sailboat Lines along with Intellectual Property to be sold November 9. Sailboats, Travel Lifts, Marina Equipment, Woodworking Equipment, Machine Shop Equipment and all assets of US Watercraft LLC to be sold November 11.

The Receiver of the bankrupt US Watercraft, LLC has authorized Salvadore Auctions, Inc. of Narragansett, RI to liquidate the assets of the company at public auction. Michael Salvadore Jr., President of Salvadore Auctions will lead two separate auctions for the assets of the company. The first auction will held November 9 for the molds, plugs, intellectual property of True North line of power boats, North Rip line of center console boats, Alerion Sailboats and certain license of J Boat designs. Prospective bidders can conduct their due diligence online as well as tour the site with the auctioneer.

The second auction will follow on November 11 and will include the inventory of Farr and J Boat sailboats, Acme H30 travel Lift, Heavy Duty Forklifts, large inventory of Woodworking Equipment, Welders and Machine Shop equipment including Swagging Machines along with Keel Molds, Boat Stands, Stainless Steel Nuts and Bolts, Boat and Marine Parts and Supplies will be sold to the highest bidder. The inventory of various weights of Fiberglass, Balsa, Foam, Fabrication Equipment and, according to Salvadore “everything that isn’t securely bolted to the floor or building. Everything goes to the highest bidder, regardless of the price, including the boats. As this is a Receiver’s sale, the highest bid is the winner. Winning bidders are going to go home very happy.”
Bidders will be able to bid both live onsite at the Saturday November 11 auction or they can bid online from their smart phone, tablet or PC simultaneously with the live bidders. Salvadore Auctions, Inc. provides bidders with complete flexibility for bidding. Bidders can inspect the bots and equipment Friday November 10 and Saturday November 11 at the auction site 373 Market Street, Warren RI.

”Now is the time to get prepared for next year’s boating season and do it at auction prices” say Salvadore. Salvadore’s motto is “Buy Right! Buy at AUCITON!” and why not?” says Salvadore “this will be the opportunity for the marina operator, boat owner, woodworker to get top quality equipment at auction prices, so come and get it.”
Information on the auction can be found online at or on Facebook “Salvadore Auctions”

For additional information contact Michael A. Salvadore Jr., SPA, MPPA, President at 401.792.4300 or via email at [email protected]

Jump in the thread….

Title inspiration is one of our best – ed.


October 10th, 2017

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Here’s your chance to jump into a couple of super-bad 40′ cats, claws out!  Check them out right here.


October 10th, 2017

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Best caption wins…a new (to you) rudder.

No, seriously – Anarchist ‘hockle’ picked this carbon fiber rudder up diving off Boynton Beach, FL over the weekend.  It’s still down there but he can tell you where it is…maybe?

Post in the thread.


October 10th, 2017

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Also on the advertising front, we are really pleased to note that Sage Marine, builders of very cool little ‘pocket cruisers’ has signed on for another stint as the title sponsor of our Cruising Anarchy forum.

Built right here in the U.S.A, they offer a sweet line of proper little yachts that won’t break the bank.

Check ’em out and if you get in touch with them, tell them you are an Anarchist – it’ll get you thrown right out the door!


October 10th, 2017

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Whenever we go sailing on our 5ksb, we keep a hearty supply of Canoe to attract whatever is left at the bar by the time we get there.


October 10th, 2017

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