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Posts Tagged ‘cowes’

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Perhaps as many as 40 boats were burned to death at the Samuel White Shipyard in Cowes, Isle of Wight, including the irreplaceable 1/4 World Champ Espada. Apparently the big shed was attached to an auto repair shop and some fuckwit forgot to check a petrol tank and the whole thing went up in flames.  Thread here.


January 25th, 2016 by admin

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The Royal Yacht Squadron celebrates their 200th anniversary with some big boat racing this week, something that might go unnoticed if it weren’t for Mark Lloyd’s eye for detail and impeccable timing.  The exclusive, absolutely spellbinding shot above of George David’s Rambler 88 is his gift to the Anarchists; check out the gallery here.


July 30th, 2015 by admin

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The Corby 36 Ino went down on Saturday in the Solent after a collision with the cruising boat Valkyrie, with all seven crew safe and sound.   Fresh from a full refit a year ago and a a remasting over the winter after losing her rig at the end of last season, the boat that dominated as Inga From Sweden under skipper Richard Goranson is now very wet.  Updates over at Reddit (where we stole this photo from), with more photos in the SA Forums.


June 9th, 2015 by admin

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With the Youtube video approaching a million views (making it one of the most-viewed sailing videos in the history of the interwebs), a Southampton magistrate yesterday dropped a cool £100,000 penalty on navy officer Roland Wilson for breaking three COLREGS requirements before scratching the Hanne Knutsen’s anchor.  (1) He failed to keep an adequate lookout, (2) he impeded a large vessel in a narrow channel, and (3) he impeded a vessel constrained by his draft.

The 100k (called ‘costs’ by the court) will likely be covered by Wilson’s insurance policy, but he’ll still need to come up with  another 3 grand in fines.  Wanna know more, or do you know more?  Hit the thread.  And before your next regatta in a TSS zone, you might want to read up on How To Avoid Huge Ships.

October 25th, 2013 by admin

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