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Oh come on, you know that is a perfect title!

This shot taken today on the occasion of the 4th day of the Bacardi Cup which is currently being played in Miami. With a light wind forecast, one of the competitors decided to change crew to be as light as possible …
Miami is Miami!

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March 9th, 2017

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Property Industry Foundation sailing at CYC 2017Twelve young people from four charities took to the Harbour this month as part of a youth sailing program organised by the Property Industry Foundation, Colliers International and the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s (CYCA) Youth Sailing Academy. The program was aimed at providing a learning experience to build the confidence of at-risk and homeless young people.

John Kenny, Chief Executive Officer, Australia and New Zealand at Colliers International and Property Industry Foundation National Board Member, said his company was proud to support the program.

Mr Kenny said every night across Australia over 44,000 young people are homeless.

“This is why Colliers International supports the Property Industry Foundation, the Annual Charity Yachting Regatta on Sydney Harbour and the Youth Sailing Program,” he said. “It is a tangible way for us to make a real difference to the serious and persistent problem of youth homelessness,” he said.

Olympic Silver medalist at the 2012 London OIympics Olivia Price, and Communications Office at the CYCA, said the sailing would be a great way for the young people to challenge themselves and learn new skills.

She said sailing builds confidence and team work whether it be learning the technical terms sailors use, understanding how to trim the sails, or mastering the tips to become a good skipper.

Now that the young people have completed the program, they will take part in the Property Industry Foundation’s 2017 Charity Yachting Regatta on Sydney Harbour on 17 March, sponsored by Colliers International. The event will raise crucial funds for the Foundation’s PIF House Program which builds accommodation and provides mentoring for homeless young people. More info here.


March 9th, 2017

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Big Pimpin’

RigPro, Southern Spars’ service division has some of its top service technicians at the St. Barths Bucket.

We can assist and provide advice for competing yachts in the regatta and cruising in the Caribbean.

Any yachts that require work during or around the regatta or would like to schedule a rig service or modifications should contact the following Rigpro managers:

[email protected]

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March 9th, 2017

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Rum Dum is our favorite state of being, and this is our favorite Rum Regatta!


March 9th, 2017

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A good variety of iceboats out including a beautiful stern steerer, Nights, Skeeters, and a homebuilt DN-ish type iceboat in this beautiful video shot in Upper Michigan thanks to Anarchist Greg.


March 8th, 2017

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The Environment

wind and wave platform 16x9Danish clean-tech company Floating Power Plant (FPP) has developed and patented a technology platform that includes a floating wind turbine combined with wave power devices.

The company has established a joint venture with DP Energy to evaluate the potential of two sites, one in Scotland, the other in Wales, and if successful, they could be up and running by 2020.

MarEx spoke to Chris McConville, General Manager of FPP, to find out more – read on.

(ps – Don’t anybody tell so-called president tRump – he’ll declare war on it. – ed)


March 8th, 2017

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We actually go out of our way to not give these guys press but jesus, they need to stop not doing everything seemingly perfect. From Anarchist JP:

Guys…I know there has been a lot of going on with the Phaedo “lovefest” on SA lately but thought you might like this.

I was in Antigua for the 600 and returned home Friday, February 24th to Newport Beach, Ca.  Phaedo was still in front of Antigua Yacht Club when I left.  Was down on the water today in Newport and couldn’t help but notice the MOD 70′s arrival.  I thought the Gunboat was doing the Cabo Race.  I was wrong.

Pretty impressive considering they probably lost a day in the canal and it is nearly 6000 miles if you straight line it.  Apparently they don’t throttle back on deliveries much!


March 8th, 2017

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An Olympic sailing event that involves “offshore” racing with one man and one woman (what, no transgender?) continuously for three or four straight days?  Maybe they should make it husband and wife teams and the  couple that makes it back not divorced is the winner. From Seahorse:

The offshore proposal calls for using manufacturer-provided boats. This will keep the cost low. At this early stage the choice of boat is not as important as the format of the event. The vision is to use a boat that is 9-12m in overall length.

The event would have a marathon feel to it with continuous racing for three to four days. Each boat would carry a tracker and video to feed position and images 24 hours per day. The onboard robotic cameras would be mounted in strategic spots on deck, and include microphones. The conversation when both crew are on deck would be fascinating (it would? You’ll hear a lot of nothing as one will be sleeping while the other is on deck – ed).

Viewers might just keep watching (yes and trump might suddenly develop a brain – ed), especially when the raceboats are close. Specific images of each boat would be available on the internet so you could follow your favourite team.

This has the stink of Gary Jobson all over it and might be one of the dumbest things we’ve ever heard of. Jump in the forum to comment.


March 8th, 2017

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A familiar cry anywhere boats are found, but these aren’t just any boats, and this here is Bacardi!


March 8th, 2017

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Hula Girl was a very naughty gal this morning.

Tuesday March 7, approx 0815 hours, N32 52.8 W117 26.8 Approx offshore of La Jolla, Little miss bare pole heading 325 did not answer her channel 16 radio calls (about a dozen of them) from the big white, 457′ ship on her bow. Bad form missy.

Even though you are a sailboat, when your sails are stowed and you are motoring you are a motor vessel and we were flying RAM shapes and colors (Restricted in Ability to Maneuver).

Big white ship conducts classified operations and the dept of defense now knows that you got close to her and did not answer the radio.

Wish there was a way this anarchist could coerce a ride on her instead of earning his living on this big steel WW3 war game machine. Author here prefers sail power and the winners circle by the way.

Good luck on Transpac this year and check your radio!

Fellow anarchist out.


March 8th, 2017


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