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Posts Tagged ‘M32’

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Clean Report

After what was the single most exciting day of match racing I’ve ever watched or commentated in my life, I’m still a little speechless; I’ve never been much of a fan of match racing, and I’d long ago gotten used to a format where the boat that wins the start sails off to victory the vast majority of the time.  But on the Sweet Sixteen day of the World Match Racing Tour Copenhagen, the crowd and worldwide audience saw more passing and more action than in an entire week of hte old-format World Tour.

I’m still a little cynical – maybe we just got lucky, or maybe it’s the newness of the M32 that’s allowing such variety in the racing.  But as I type this on Friday morning, Sally Barkow just nearly caused Taylor Canfield to flip and made the pass, and we’re just on the first race of the day.  Watch the entire replay from yesterday above, and if you like it as much as I did, be sure to tune in today at 1400 CET/0800 ET as the quarterfinals conclude.

 

May 13th, 2016 by admin

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John Casey is back after a couple weeks off, and he grabbed Macca, former US-One alum Dan Morris, and the ever-hilarious Flip Wehrheim for a chat about deadly snakes, M32 catamaran racing, donald trump, the end of a sailing career, and plenty more.  Get ready to laugh with the latest JC Worldwide podcast above.  Subscribe on iTunes here.

 

March 14th, 2016 by admin

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Dial-downs, slam dunks, lead changes, capsizes, and hot babes on the beach seemingly everywhere?  Yeah, we’re cool with the new face of the previously ignored World Match Racing Tour.  Will 6-time World Tour Champ Ian Williams and the GAC Pindar boys beat out 2014 M32 Series Scandinavia winner Hans Wallen and his WAR racing team?  You’ll have to tune in to Clean and Shawzi on the microphones on finals day from Fremantle to find out.

 

March 6th, 2016 by admin

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Big Pimpin’

Bored by the 90-minute ‘racing’ in Oman? Sick and tired of paying to watch boats drift around in silly venues? Maybe you just want to see hot chicks, huge breeze, and some of the world’s best veteran and up-and-comers teeing off at 23 knots for a share of a $200,000 event prize purse and a head start on the million-dollar season finale…

We’ve got the cure for what ails you, thanks to the World Match Racing Tour and the M32 catamaran, and you won’t want to miss round-the-worlder Yann Guichard’s debut on the match racing stage.  Live action coming up in just a few hours right here on the front page, results thus far at wmrt.com.

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March 5th, 2016 by admin

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It’s already blowing 20 knots here in Fremantle, Oz, and the final fleet racing qualifying round for the first ever multihull World Match Racing Tour event is about to kick in.  Watch it all live with Clean on the mike from 2pm local/1100 Sydney/0600 GMT/0100 ET/1000 PT.  Results, pics, and highlights over here.

March 2nd, 2016 by admin

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Screen Shot 2015-12-11 at 12.30.15 PMIt is fascinatingly ironic that just a week after giving the boot to the guy hired to repair a horribly dysfunctional ISAF, the sport’s governing body announced with great fanfare their name change from ISAF to “World Sailing”.  ISAF follows in the undistinguished footsteps of major companies forced to flee the putrid smell of their former names, though sailing’s sketchy ruler isn’t an innocent victim brand like “AYDS Diet Candy” or “Isis Chocolates”.  We’d put ISAF’s motivation closer to lung cancer friendly Philip Morris’ transformation to “Altria”, world financial crisis enabler AIG’s to Chartis, or cable television horror show Comcast to Xfinity.

Former medal-winning sailor and now ISAF head propagandist Mal Page makes a valiant attempt to justify the move, but he never had a chance; you can sprinkle all the roses you want on a pile of bullshit, but there’s no getting rid of the smell – especially when it still smells like Brazilian feces.

Screen Shot 2015-12-11 at 12.30.39 PMIn the meantime, a well-proven businessman who’s pouring his own money into the sport in an attempt to revolutionize sailing for both youth sailors and the cream of the crop announced his own adoption of the word “World” with the new M32 World website and social channel and the 2016 World Match Racing Tour schedule.

With our belief that the past predicts the future, we have as little faith in Mal Page’s World succeeding as we do confidence that Hakan Svensson’s World has a real chance of opening new eyes on high-performance racing.

 

December 11th, 2015 by admin

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We opened our Youtube digest this morning and saw this video pop up, and it took our breath away.  Not because it’s great – though it is – but because it’s the sailing media’s version of a unicorn: An AC promo that doesn’t suck! When we did some digging, we found out why: Rather than the budget-cut shit from the AC media folks that occasionally floats across a Facebook timeline, this one comes from Don Wilson and his CMRC team, and they tapped the talents of the overall 2015 Volvo Ocean Race OBR winner Matt Knighton to produce it.

It’s a sign that Chicago won’t let the incompetence of the ACEA get in the way of what we predict will be the shining gem in the otherwise snoozy and unfollowed ACWS; the 2016 qualifiers in Chicago.  Wilson doesn’t fuck around, and neither does his crew – now they just need to pray for a big June wind.

When the ACWS inevitably disappears, we’re glad to know that Chicago has seen the sowing of the seeds of its high-performance cat fleet…just don’t let Chris drive.

 

October 8th, 2015 by admin

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Will Canfield continue to humiliate the Euros or will the Dark Hammer or Taco Matt climb their way over him to take the ultimate Scandinavian prize – a meter tall trophy and likely an instant invite to the million-dollar 2016 WMRT?  Only one way to find out, and with 15 knots hitting Lake Malaren again, the final day of the M32 Battle of Stockholm is fucking ON!

September 13th, 2015 by admin

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If the crash’em up action from yesterday’s M32 Battle of Stockholm wasn’t enough for you, sit tight – 20 knots on a tight river means today we can almost guarantee more carbon-splintering fun and a few capsied thrown in for good measure.  And Clean seems to think he’s a UFC announcer, so that’s sort of interesting…check the full load out above.

 

September 12th, 2015 by admin

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With a dismally light but gorgeously sunny forecast on the North Malastrand River, we can’t promise much excitement on day one of the double-points finale to the M32 Scandinavian Series in Stockholm.  But the spectators will be out in force as US-One goes for its clean sweep of the 2015 series, and we’ve got plenty of interesting features to share with you as we wait for the wind to fill in.  Check it out above, and go here for the preview story.

 

September 10th, 2015 by admin

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