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Posts Tagged ‘Matt Knighton’

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Matt and Clean are at it again, this time taking on Fish’s memorial, Southern Ocean droning, Nick Dana mostly naked, and much much more in Episode 6 of the Boatfeed!  Subscribe to the show on Youtube or join the conversation on Facebook.

Title shout to something about this ’05 Belly song that just seems apropos.

April 23rd, 2018 by admin

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In this inaugural episode of “The Boatfeed,” co-hosts Matt Knighton and Alan “Mr. Clean” Block discuss the reason for the show’s creation and get right into serious analysis of the first leg of the 2017/18 Volvo Ocean Race. Learn the challenges and rewards of being a media professional on the world’s toughest crewed yacht race, check out Clean and Matt’s picks for the top media performers of each leg, and get the kinds of inside info on the sport that you won’t find anywhere else.

Let ’em know what you think about the new show over here, and subscribe to find out when the next episode drops.

November 4th, 2017 by admin

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Red Bull’s “Raw 100” is the kind of outside-the-box thinking we dig, and they pulled together a team of folks who’ve frequently graced these pages  – Matt Knighton, Sam Greenfield, and Javier Salinas – to get funky with Oracle’s AC50 in Bermuda. No slo-mo, no music – just some of the tightest and most interesting shots and sailing sounds you’ll ever get.  How many drones did Sam wash in order to get the shot from underneath the flying hulls?  We’ll never tell.

We can tell you that regardless of how you feel about 4 full-time grinders or the Cup in Bermuda, these boats are pretty goddamned insane – as is the video.  Enjoy.

 

June 15th, 2017 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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Fresh off his $20k winning performance as the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing OBR, Matt Knighton checks in from the Chicago Mackinac Race aboard the TP52 Imedi.  Head over to the tracking page quickly to see whether Rick Warner’s brand new (to him) ORMA 60 can catch the Volvo 70 Il Mostro before the poop-covered finish.  Thread here.
We just cannot find the wind.
There’s been this elusive band of breeze on the horizon all morning and now into the afternoon that taunts us – we keep sailing towards it, but then it pulls away. We’re slowly coming to the realization that the mirage effect of the lake and the Michigan shoreline has been playing a cruel joke on us all day.
The favorite phrase onboard is echoed every few minutes, “I think there’s a band of pressure over there coming down to us now…” it’s repeated over and over – we’ve yet to see it pay dividends.
There’s a mixture of pain and relaxation onboard. Spirits are high. This is the Mac Race after all and what would it be without a little light air sailing! Then again, ever since the sked at 10am that showed we had lost 25 miles to the competition who had invested in the Michigan shore overnight, we’ve needed some encouragement.
Pulled pork sandwiches just came to the rescue. So juicy, so good…everyone had seconds.
The sun is setting lower now and we’re clamoring to make it to the breeze that the skeds show is ahead of us. The familiar landmark of Point Betsie is growing larger on the horizon and the canyon of dunes that is the Manitou Passage isn’t too far off now!
It’s been the longest 6 hours of our lives it feels like – we’ve been hovering at less than 3 knots of boat speed the entire time – and the biting black flies are making their cameo appearance. The carnage up on deck is shown in the number of black dots covering the white deck.
Still, couldn’t ask for a better crew to go through the pains and joys of sailing the longest freshwater race in the world. Even though we’ve recycled the same jokes now 3 times…we’re still laughing harder and harder.

July 12th, 2015 by admin

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