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Posts Tagged ‘video’

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Screen Shot 2016-02-26 at 6.28.27 PMThanks 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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foiling-flightNew 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

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We are frequently frustrated by the low-quality videos put out by ostensibly ‘world-class’ organizations (see the link in the BBS BS story below for a great example), so when someone does it ‘just right’, we notice.  And that’s what this is – a short but intense look at the people of the Melges 20 Class from their recent Lake Garda Worlds.  Doesn’t it make you want some?

 

September 15th, 2014 by admin

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As if there was any doubt about how bad ass The Reverend Petey Crawford’s videos are, take a look at this highlight reel from his 2013-14 jobs. And just as an added bonus, we’ve got a little contest for you. For the first 3 people who can tell us how many current World Champions appear in the video, Penalty Box Productions will provide their sweet new flat brim PBP hats and stylin’ shirts (thanks to Line Honors) for ya. There will even be a special, as-yet unnamed prize to the first person who can get every name of every world champion right!

So get going and tell us - Whaddaya got?

 

February 24th, 2014 by admin

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Unlike lesser publications, Sailing Anarchy doesn’t ever fuck off on vacation, and certainly not with one of the world’s best racing competitions coming up in just a few days!  You can count on our front page becoming ‘Sydney Hobart Central’ for the next week or so thanks to McConaghy Boats and the Cleans, beginning with a full form guide for you later today, but in the meantime, how about a few videos to keep your sailing fires going as the ice creeps in over your roof?

Unfayer

Fayerweather Yacht Club (Bridgeport, CT) had some unwelcome company last week when a gravel barge ran right through their floating docks, a cruising boat, and an Olson 29.  The security-cam footage ain’t the best, but it shows plenty, and thanks to moondance for the view and the thread.

 

Zeitgeist

Google’s annual Zeitgeist video celebrates the most-searched for terms of the year (we assume they leave out ‘lesbian teen’), and while it’s mostly self-serving ‘do no evil’ crap, we were stoked to see a few milliseconds of ETNZ’s AC72 on screen for the already more than 10,000,000 people who’ve seen it.  AC34 never had a single video that reached even a quarter of that, but it’s the gift that keeps on giving especially in NZ, where “Americas Cup” was not only the most watched program of 2013, but it was also the most searched for term in the nation.  Speaking of ETNZ, they’re not sitting around; a squad of six ETNZ’ers (including Gashby) are headed over to the A-Cat Worlds next month in Takapuna.  Thanks to MaughanNacra20 for the tip.

 

Blades On A Lake

We wouldn’t have thought Garda would beat Geneva to the first-ever “all-foil sailing week”, but it looks like they have, at least if this Youtube-sourced promo video and their basic website is to be believed.  Bring your foiling boat – any foiling boat – to the best sailing venue on the planet for two weeks of racing and a week of speed testing, brainstorming, idea exchange, and wine drinking?  Sounds good to us.  Check the site here.

 

Center Stage

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We’d never have the gumption to get back at it after such a heartwrenching loss, but after a short soul search, the ETNZ boss is back at it, already looking for cash and signing up sailors.  Last week he sat down with Channel 3 News for the most wide-ranging interview he’s done since he got home.  Plenty of interesting news for Cup fans as the long, long waiting game settles in; the waiting game that explains why the AC can never be like the World Cup.  Click the link to take you to an external player, or hit this one for a few minutes with Deano.  Grazie to Stingray for the links; from the Dalts’ Optimistic thread.

December 23rd, 2013 by admin

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