Posts Tagged ‘racing’
It’s damned tough to get any real info out of Havana right now, but a quick look at the results for the furiously promoted ‘Revival of the Historic St. Petersburg to Habana Race’ reveals that they probably should have waited another year.
Of the 80-odd entrants, just 22 boats finished, and we can’t even tell who won – the Tampa Bay Reporter claims the TP52 Conviction led from wire to wire, while the USMMA Sailing Foundation says their pimped out, pro’d out chartered Carkeek 40 FOMO took line honors by a few minutes thanks to a better angle over the TP. Actually, who are we kidding? Of course we believe the King’s Point guys over some fucking local news guy. Thankfully, we’ve got the St. Petersburg Yacht Club’s entire body of work on this high-profile race to show us what the reality was - all 19 seconds of it…
What we know for sure is that nearly the entire fleet DNF’d, but how much is due to phantom registrations and how much is the fault of starting an ocean race in Tampa Bay: Where The Old and Wind Go To Die™ ? we’ll just never know. More than half the boats were quick to fire up the donkeys and head to Havana for some legendary partying, so not all is lost.
If you’re looking for a real race to Cuba, there’s just one left in 2017, and it’s the longest and raciest of them all. And Sailing Anarchy will be there to tell you the story.
March 5th, 2017 by admin
The Clearwater, FL 49er and 49er FX Worlds are live for the final two days of the important qualifier. Watch Pete Burling and Blair Tuke humiliate everyone else. The iconic Peter Lester leads the commentary over a mix of drone and on-board video, and it’s worth a watch. Results over here.
February 13th, 2016 by admin
Repeat after me: Sailing ain’t a spectator sport. Yet another myth, busted, thanks to Petey Crawford and the Moths on the penultimate day of racing at the Moth Worlds. One more day to go, and the dogs are already blowing down the beach, chains in tatters.
- Tags: Foiling, hydrofoil, international moth, moth worlds, petey crawford, racing, sperry, Sperry Top-Sider
January 15th, 2015 by admin
The spectacular racing of the 34th America’s Cup was, at times, frustrating for we sailors, with an overhyped know-nothing commentator and an over-aged AC winner pointing out irrelevant facts and useless trivia in vain hopes of getting the ‘mainstream’ to buy into the live feed. We got to see some of the most amazing sail racing ever captured on screen, but it was often better with the sound off.
This week’s 18 Footer Worlds (also known as the JJ Giltinan Championship presented by Sydney City Marine) might feature some of the same faces; AC34 Regatta Director and AC35 Challenger of Record CEO Iain Murray is helping out with the commentary at times, while numerous AC sailors are spread throughout the fleet.
But this broadcast ain’t for the landlubbers, it’s for sailors only, and the boys behind the microphone make no bones about it. So if you’re a racer and you want to know who’s on the inside of what shift, and who’s got a slightly better kite drop than the other guy and the inside position at the Zone, this live coverage is for you.
March 3rd, 2014 by admin