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Posts Tagged ‘Holland’

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Brunel VOR-2Update 12/3/13 – Hot off the PR….

Sailing Holland, an initiative of several well-known Dutch yachtsmen, and Brunel International N.V. have reached an agreement about participation in the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race. This will be the third time that the Amsterdam-based company, which specialises in project management, secondment and consultancy, will be at the starting line of this round-the- world ocean race.

The Team Brunel skipper is Bouwe Bekking, whose sailing career includes participation in six previous Volvo Ocean Races. The other members of the team have not yet been announced. Candidates will have to undergo a stringent selection procedure during the coming months.

 

12/1/13 – Bouwe Bekking is said to be close to announcing his entry from the Netherlands in the 2014/15 Volvo Ocean Race, and we’re stoked as hell to see it.  Not just because Bouwe has been a Sailing Anarchy reader for more than a decade and front page contributor for most of that, but because we adore the Dutchman’s honesty, passion for sailing, and relativeringsvermogen.  We should know more about the team and their title sponsor this week, and we’ll have some info from the man himself immediately after the announcement.

For some good sponsor speculation and more info from the very inquisitive Dutch press, hit the Dutch Sailing VOR Facebook Page.  To speculate yourself, get the inside rumors, and talk shit, hit the thread.

 

December 3rd, 2013 by admin

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With the C-Class stuff, some great scow films this year, and the upcoming E-Scow Nationals, Penalty Box Productions’ Petey Crawford is on a roll lately, and this 5-minute ‘story of the M20 Nationals’ is kickass from beginning to end.  It gets you charged up, laughing, and makes you feel as though you were there; something precious few of the dozens of sailing reels we review weekly do.  Check it out, and congrats again to the Audi Melges 20 Masters (and overall US) Champion John Kilroy!  And if you think your club members’ kid with the nice HD camcorder and a pirated version of Final Cut is going to do your next national-level event proud, think again…and then give Petey a shout.

And don’t forget; the Melges 20 Euros begin today in the rebuilt YC Porto Rotondo; we can’t find more website than this useless thing, but Facebook should have some action.

 

August 28th, 2013 by admin

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The first On-The-Water Anarchy ‘Cocktail Hour’ in some time, Mr. Clean pulled a group of Melges 20 pros, amateurs, and owners together for a half hour of tuning tips and discussion of where the sexy sportboat class is headed. Jeremy Wilmot, Morgan Kiss, Cameron Dunn, Rob Wilber, Brian Hill, and Paul Goodison feature in this Ustream video from the Melges 20 US Nationals. With three races down and two days left, Michael Kiss (Bacio) leads first-time M20′er and former gubernatorial candidate Dick DeVos…daily report here and photo galleries here and here.

Follow the action live throughout the day with Clean and Mer on the Melges 20 Facebook page.  And be sure to check in late Saturday night for the world premiere of the Class’s video tribute to recently passed M20 racer Pat Eudy; Keep your Kleenex nearby.

 

August 24th, 2013 by admin

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26 boats are on the line in Macatawa, Michigan for the US Nationals as the Melges 20 Class begins the build toward their first-ever World Championship this December in the Florida Keys.  The world’s top sailors dot some boats while low-key family programs fill others; a nice mix for a sexy boat that’s now an International Class at a club that looks more Lake Garda than Lake Michigan for this well-branded Audi event.

Mer, Clean, and Petey are bringing their ‘lite’ OTWA program to the Melges 20 Facebook page; They’ll have photos, videos, and written updates, and a live-streaming program including tonight’s Opening Ceremony, an hour-long  ’chalk talk’ with M20 owners, crew, and pros on Friday, and Sunday’s awards.  Like the FB page for the most frequent updates; if all you want is live video, follow the Melges 20 Ustream page here.  Meredith Block photo.

August 22nd, 2013 by admin

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