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Posts Tagged ‘petey crawford’

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After grabbing a rucksack full of World, North American, and National Championships as a race crew and being one of the main creative minds behind the modern face of sailing on the video web, the Goddamned Reverend Petey decided to bow out of the sport for a bit and make a difference in a world uninhabited by rich white boys and yacht clubs.  Here’s his new story, and follow Petey on Facebook for the latest updates.

For the past year or so I have working on a few different projects and one of them is kicking off now. I am currently on the Pacific Surfliner heading South to San Diego, where I will meet up with some people that I will be working with for the next few months. I have no idea who or how many people I am meeting but I have been told I will be looking for a very large and unmistakable vehicle. What could possibly go wrong?


Pending I get into the right vehicle I will cross the border into Mexico and head to San Felipe to meet up with the rest of the crew.  I will be given a selection of all black clothing and will immediately be turned into a Vegan and  deprived of alcohol for months.

I will be right at home though, as I have all my camera gear and my monitor – “the brain”. Being in the Sailing Media game since 2000, I am no stranger to long hours and demanding schedules which I will for sure be dealing with. I also am well versed on the art of  volunteering (see above re: sailing media game). I am tasked with creating the daily content for social media posts and finding and creating storylines that can be used for longer form videos to accompany press releases to keep the sponsors happy, wait this all sounds exactly like regatta coverage.

All that said I am stoked to be doing this and look forward to taking on the role of media crew member on the M/V Farley Mowat which is 1 of 3 Sea Shepherd Vessels in the Sea Of Cortez.  Operation Milagro IV exists to save the near-extinct Vaquita porpoise. Sea Shepherd is working in partnership with the Mexican government on Operation Milagro IV to protect the vaquita refuge and working to remove gillnets, patrol for poachers, document and collect data to share with the scientific community, and report all suspicious activity to the Navy who will make arrests as needed.

As there are 3 ships and 3 media teams, I can’t say for sure which videos will have my dna on them but if you know me at all, you will most likely be able to tell if it’s one of mine. Kind of like deciphering who was in charge of the front page for any given day between Scooter and Clean.


Reverend Petey Out


February 24th, 2018 by admin

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After a little soul-searching in Kiwilandia, our old friend and filmmaker Petey Crawford seems to have gotten his groove back, at least if you go by this very well-produced video promo for the C&C 30 Winter Series.  More from the Class:

Entering its 4th year, the C&C 30 One Design Class is working hard to generating some new excitement. The group of owners in the US are committed to maintaining a regatta schedule designed to attract current and prospective class members and get participation numbers back up to double digits.  There are obviously a few lingering questions about the future of the class and new builds with US Watercraft auction scheduled for tomorrow Nov 11th. However, there are a lot of boats ready to be sailed and a common goal within the current ownership to get boats on the starting line. This isn’t your friend’s uncle’s C&C 30, and the One Design class is a great boat to fill the gap in the 30-35′ sportboat range left by the demise of the US Melges 32 class.

When 2 hurricanes devastated the Caribbean islands and therefore the 2017/2018 Winter schedule, everyone decided that Fort Lauderdale would be a great alternative and the plan was put in motion. With 4 regattas schedule,  there are some great opportunities for some awesome one design action to attract teams from across the US and offer a chance for new teams to dip their toes in the C&C 30 OD class and charter one of the available boats. Check it out and make sure to contact [email protected] for any questions about charters, boats for sale etc. He will direct you to the appropriate person.  Come to Lauderdale this winter. It’s Time To Get Down!

Event #1 December 8-10 2017

Event # 2 January 12-14 2018

Event # 3 February 2-4 2018

Event # 4 March 2-4 2018


November 10th, 2017 by admin

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New England graphic designer, illustrator and leather artist Bryn Bachman is one of the most in-demand non-pro sailor chicks anywhere, and she’s proved herself countless times in the Melges, Etchells, and now C&C 30 fleets.  Brynn’s dexterity on a big air tack in Key West earlier in the month got superstar video producer (and C&C 30 crew) Petey Crawford’s creative juices flowing with this video, and her Extreme 2 team’s continued dominance in the Class convinced us to name her our Sailor Chick of the Week!  Learn more about Bryn here.


January 30th, 2017 by admin

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2016 M24 Worlds boss Petey Crawford is back with Episode 5 of “View from the Chair”, and he’s got a special sponsor prize for competitors who haven’t yet completed their replication; two brand new Velocitek Pro-Starts will be awarded to those who finish their registration (meaning…they pay) before July 14th.  Even if you ain’t coming to Miami this winter, click on Play and let Petey make you laugh.  And even if you don’t win one, you’d better have one on this 100+ boat starting line!


June 26th, 2016 by admin

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Penalty Box Productions’ Petey Crawford needs no introduction, and if you’ve ever seen Mr. Clean and Petey in action together, you won’t need much motivation to listen to a couple hours of their jawing about life, liberty, and the pursuit of the perfect regatta.  Petey pulls no punches as they discuss the latest in media news, the upcoming Melges 24 Worlds (run by Petey), and much, much more.


June 1st, 2016 by admin

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It’s the coolest competition in sailing, and our own Petey Crawford – the King Pimp himself – has hit the road to restore an old Melges 24 to ‘like new’ glory for the Pimp My Ride competition in association with Sailing Anarchy, a pile of sponsors, and the 2016 Miami Melges 24 Worlds.  The saga begins today and runs all summer long.  Who needs reality TV when we’ve got everythere right here on the interwebs?


May 24th, 2016 by admin

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What do you get when you cross a 24 year old kiteboarder from the Great Plains, an insane creative genius videographer, and a loudmouth Sailing Anarchy editor?  It’s called the Charleston Fort2Battery, and it’s one of the big successes in ultra-performance sail racing of the past few years.  Watch the video for the full story, and go here to find out about the 2017 edition.

May 17th, 2016 by admin

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The man in the hot seat is 2016 Miami Melges 24 Worlds Chairman Petey Crawford, and with 8 months to go before the expected record-setting fleet takes the line, our humble video guru posted the latest in his new bi-weekly series “The View From The Chair.”  No communications problems for this World Championship!  From Petey:

These episodes will contain information about the event, interviews with Melges 24 teams talking about Miami sailing, killer sailing pics and footage, and a place where you can get all of the latest news from behind the scenes and on the front line as we plan for the biggest Melges 24 Worlds ever. Stay tuned for more episodes of View From The Chair.

Episode 2, Petey talks about Marriott our official hotel partner ,”Get Registered, Get Swag, Get Stoked” and official merchandise suppliers Musto and Line Honors, 114 boats and counting, Melges Madness Regatta lineup and more. Episode 3 will contain some very big news as well as some killer video and interviews from the Madness Regatta. Stay Tuned….


March 17th, 2016 by admin

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Despite the astonishing worldwide explosion in podcasting, sailboat racing remains one of a tiny few pursuits that lacks even a rudimentary presence in this awesome marketplace of ideas.  We’ve been working to right that ship, but with the highly anticipated Sailing Anarchy Podcast still a little way off, we’re extremely stoked to see our old friend and multiple US Multihull Champ John Casey getting the ball rolling for the sport this week with his own JC Worldwide podcast.  JC still doesn’t have his iTunes set up yet, but you can keep an eye on the release schedule and download the first two episodes over here.

Click on episode 2 above for a great conversation between John and the guy who helped usher in the modern era of sailboat racing video, “The Rev” Petey Crawford.  Petey and JC get into some hilarious behind-the-scene stories from regattas all over the world, discuss the crazy development of drone racing, talk about media boat crashes, insider politics, Gary Jobson, and all the lips and assholes that go into making sailing media sausage.


December 22nd, 2015 by admin

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Screen Shot 2015-07-02 at 7.07.58 AMPenalty Box Productions’ Petey Crawford and Melges 24 Class President Jens Wathne take a short break from the action at the M24 Worlds in Middlefart, Denmark, where moth and 49er rivals Bora Gulari and Chris Rast have been battling it out all week.  Rast capitalized on yet more mostly non-planing conditions to take three bullets today, with Bora losing positions to both the Rastaman and Italy’s Andrea Rachelli.  Watch it live over here for a couple more days.

Petey’s got a bang-up gallery of beauty shots over here and be sure to check in on the front page for more great work from Petey during next week’s J/70 Worlds in La Rochelle, FRA.


July 2nd, 2015 by admin