Posts Tagged ‘video’
Whatever your body type, one of the new sporty solos are sure to fit you, and if they all look as good as the Melges 14 fleet above, everyone is a winner. Look at the excellent video of the 25-boat M-14 fleet in Sarasota last week and tell us with a straight face that you can’t wait to get in your Laser…we’re waiting…
Results are here in a regatta that saw age ranges from 13-74, with everything from weekend sailors to past Olympians. Head to Melges on Facebook for more vids and info about the M14, and join the ‘Catch On’ thread for varied and mostly civil discussions about the M14/Dzero/Aero and the future of solo dinghy racing.
March 28th, 2017 by admin
Like most sailors, we’ve never quite gotten the cruise ship thing. Why shell out a bunch of money to hang out on a moving motel that smells of burning diesel and the other thousand passenger’s farts? Even more odd is how little ‘cruisers’ actually understand about what they may be getting themselves into; they never seem to know that it doesn’t matter if your ride is 20 feet or a thousand feet long – when Mother Ocean decides it’s time for a ride, she’s gonna give you one. Click the video above to see what such a ride looks like on the monster Anthem of the Seas.
March 22nd, 2017 by admin
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
Thanks to our sport’s inhospitable environment, high performance sailors were some of the earliest adopters of GoPro cameras. The little clear box is ubiquitous on everything from optimists to round-the-world trimarans, and apparently that’s the problem; everyone who wants a GoPro already has one.
After astronomic growth for its first few years, company sales dropped by 31% in 2015 and the stock is down almost 90% from its 2014 high. Recent moves indicate GoPro thinks it grew its product line too quickly.
We think corporate arrogance and an unwillingness to move on from its familiar square form factor might be a better explanation for GoPro’s woes, and if the new Karma drone fails to shock the world, the ‘little camera company’ is fully screwed.
Learn what GoPro’s new strategy is to get its head out of its ass here.
February 26th, 2016 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
We’re still not sure if Jim Clark’s monster-maxi logo is a Comanche or Keith Richards, but with her never-say-die ingenuity overcoming major appendage damage, Kenny Read and the big indian’s crew made mincemeat of the previously all-conquering Wild Oats XI. This despite a decade of design and redesign from the Oatley’s skinny recordholder specifically for this race – and only this race – and we remain confused and slightly shocked that the all-star crew of they Sydney boat was defeated by something as pedestrian as the failure of her $200,000 3DI mainsail. Was it a brand new sail, and if not, why wasn’t it? Was it poor crew work? A ‘white squall’?
We already know that Comanche
We’d tell you more, but there ain’t much – and of course the best place in the world for all the news is right here on our forums. Sailor Girl’s live feed from Constitution Dock ain’t bad either – here’s her interview with Ken Read and the rest of the Comanche crew earlier this morning. Thanks entirely to Nic, we know Comanche’s victory was far from easy even with the silver arrow crawling home with her tail between her legs. Ken explained that Comanche broke her board near the hull, hanging on the uphaul and banging around threatening the hull. They cut the board free, but it collected the rudder on its way back, and after the shunt, the steering system was broken with the rudder facing backward. Toolboxes came out, the steering was repaired, and they decided it was safe to continue. For the rest of the story, hit Nic’s link above.
Pretty pictures of Comanche’s domination above from Crosbie Lorimer.
December 28th, 2015 by admin
Up to four races for Day One of the Star Sailors League Finals in a nice Caribbean breeze and we’ve got it all for you, live! Check it out right here, starting at 11 PM EST/0800 PST.
December 2nd, 2015 by admin
More action from the quarterfinals of the Swiss Open for the Star Sailors League in the battle for a pile of cash and big boy bragging rights – video livestream is here.
September 12th, 2015 by admin
It’s no secret that thousands of SA’ers are surfers; after all, the two sports have more in common than most. Unfortunately, we don’t have warm-up routines like this one in ours, but that shouldn’t stop us all from enjoying big wave pro surfer Anastasia Ashley as she gets ready for competition.
August 12th, 2015 by admin
New York Times correspondent Chris Museler was so inspired by our coverage of foiling boats over the past year that he’s doing something really interesting with it, and he wants you to all be part of it – live, online, or via Twitter; your choice.
Tomorrow, Thursday April 9th, Chris will run a live, webstreamed talk called ‘Foiling In The USA”, where he will talk to some of the most interesting folks in foiling and answer your Tweeted questions about the foiling landscape. It all starts at 1900 (7 PM) EST, 1600 PST, 2300 GMT. If you want to ask your question in person, head over to the Doyle Long Island loft for free pizza – everyone’s invited.
This is all about having an open discussion on how the rapid development of hydrofoil technology is going to change the way we enjoy sailing!! Will we all be cruising on hydrofoils in the future? Will kids be flying out of the water on mass-produced plastic foilers at their learn-to-sail camps? Here’s the line-up to answer those questions:
-New York Times correspondent CHRIS MUSELER makes sense of the latest developments
-GunBoat founder PETER JOHNSTONE on live SkypeVideo chat about the foiling G4 cruiser/racer catamaran in trials THIS WEEK!
-The Foiling Week founder Luca Rizzotti will chime in from Lake Garda to explain the vibe when the world’s top foil designers get together to create the future of the sport
-AND contributions from other influential visionaries including radical kite foiler Bryan Lake, Waterlust Project filmmaker Patrick Rynne, US Sailing Executive Director Jack Gierhart and more!!!
Big thanks to Mark Washiem from Doyle Sailmakers Long Island for the space (and Pizza!) to share cool ideas with Strong Island sailors. And a huge thanks to US Sailing for stepping up to support foiling in the sport by Sponsoring the LiveStream broadcast.
Finally, Tweet your questions to @OakcliffSail, and thank them for sponsoring and running the Twitter feed.
April 8th, 2015 by admin