Posts Tagged ‘jimmy spithill’
Unlike almost every other sailing website, we’re loathe to cut-and-paste press releases on our front page. But this one is such a good counterpoint to Rolex and the CYCA’s moronic and secretive handling of the banning of reporter Sue Neales from the Sydney-Hobart media center that we just had to run it. And it’s not every day you see Jimmy Spithill building a jury rig. Why our downunder friends on either Team Vodafone or Team Australia can’t keep a rig up is a story for another day.
In a sudden disappointing turn of events in the Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Yacht Race, race leader and multihull record holder Team Australia’s 100-foot mast came down late this morning when the trimaran was 10 miles out to sea south of Port Macquarie. The crew of eight men on board the Sydney based 60-footer are all OK.
“It’s a shock given we had we weren’t doing anything unusual, we were just starting to get going properly,” said Langman via mobile phone at 1300hrs. “It’s disappointing and not over yet, we still have to get in. We are heading back south as it’s too difficult to motor straight up wind.
“The carbon fibre made a hell of a noise when it cracked. It ended up in three bits so it’s not really repairable. Jimmy [Spithill] was steering at the time, he was telling everyone to stay down below. It would have been a much worse situation if any of the guys were hurt. We are all good and now playing with jury rigs so we can get going.”
January 2nd, 2015 by admin
We wouldn’t usually burn the majority of our readers’ eyes with a photo of a naked dude and like 99% of the folks born after color TV was invented, we’d never heard of ESPN THE MAGAZINE until they put a nude sailor in their pages 2 years ago. But we’ve gotta give some love to sailing’s King of all Redheads and share him with our tens of thousands of female readers…right? Jimmy appears in this month’s ‘Body Issue’, and while he doesn’t do the same justice to the genre that fellow Cross-Fitter Anna T did, the dude’s got some seriously scary big deltoids. Fittest male sailor in the sport? Based on these pics, pretty close. And he doesn’t even have to grind! Pic from Jimmy’s Facebook Page, and a peek at the magazine (since we know you’re not actually going to buy dead trees, right?) over here. Don’t get the title reference? Get urban.
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July 8th, 2014 by admin
Jimmy Spithill (or “James” as he seems known as lately) hasn’t rested much since his historical, incredible come-from-behind victory for the America’s Cup. He spit champagne on Jay Leno last week, hung out with the Howard Stern crew in NY, delivered a hilarious interview to Stephen Colbert, and even dropped in for the Facebook Generation on an interactive Deadspin chat.
But now it’s time for some real questions from some real sailors, and we all know what that means: A Mr. Clean Skype Innerview with Anarchist-sourced grilling!
So if you want to know what Spithill eats for breakfast or where he poops when racing, don’t go here. If, however, you want to ask some great questions of the Aussie superstar, hit the thread. Best two questions get a new Sailing Anarchy hat or belt.
October 9th, 2013 by admin
And if Bangin’ doesn’t crack you up, a new Hitler AC video is always good for a laugh.
September 12th, 2013 by admin
As press conferences go, this is a good one; young Slingers looking like a deer in the headlights and Jimmy getting grilled on the early retirement for Oracle. Watch the whole thing; Ray is always a chuckle and Jimmy’s finally being his old compelling self, and now’s the time to get to know them.
September 10th, 2013 by admin