Posts Tagged ‘china’
The Ed checks in from the Shanghai Sailing Club and the Fareast 23 International Regatta.
We had our share of issues, but we were second or third in the practice race today. Shit gets real with 4 races tomorrow and the day after. Twenty-eight teams sailing Far East 23s and big breeze should make for some fun!
May 12th, 2016 by admin
Our buds over at HH Catamarans pushed the all-new HH66 cruising cat hard in her recent sea trials, with the boat passing with flying colors and now tucked away for her shipment to a happy new owner in Valencia, Spain. The boat looks especially slick in the hands of a few well-known ex-Gunboat peeps you’ll see in the video, and we look forward to our first sail aboard this sexy carbon beastie.
Title shout nostalgia from 1987.
May 11th, 2016 by admin
The Franco/Chinese team aboard Dongfeng can’t seem to put a leg wrong, stringing together a brilliant day to win yesterday’s Sanya In-Port Race in front of their home crowd. And now, the real race begins yet again with the Sanya to NZ leg ready to go.
Watch yesterday’s full replay below (or here), and get ready for more tight action with Chris Nicholson guest-commentating and our old pal (and 5-time RTW’er) Mase helping call the shots from the booth.
February 7th, 2015 by admin
Winds over 30 knots weren’t enough to keep the Extreme 40s on shore in Qingdao today, and with a forecast for plenty of breeze this week, the remainder of the ESS stopover in China should be damned good TV. The Amero-Suisse team on Alinghi continues to show their stuff, but unfortunately, like the media-controlled, free-speech hating country it is, China doesn’t allow Youtube streaming, so you’ll just have to wait around to see when, if ever, the recording makes it up on the ESS channel.
As an aside, the ESS finds itself in some serious political trouble these says, with one team sponsored by a company that finds its leaders sanctioned by Western powers and is still a target of environmental activists, this stopover in a nation that doesn’t allow live streaming (or human rights, for that matter), and another stopover coming up in a country doing its best to start World War III.
It may not be war, but we sure do like watching the racing. Mark Lloyd shot of ETNZ going down the mine.
May 2nd, 2014 by admin