Live Nude Girls!

Live Nude Girls!

For three years, On-The-Water Anarchy has been working towards producing high quality live streaming video of sailboat racing, with our first successful trial during the final day of Moth Worlds last month.  You can certainly find ways to do it if you have enough cash, but our challenge has been to cover events in an interesting way for a price that organizers and sponsors can afford while having enough bandwidth to deliver something that’s watchable. 

Thanks to the lovely Tia at Justin.TV and a lot of work from a whole pile of people, we’ve finally done it, with a spectacularly successful two days of live video web coverage-day from the Grade 2 International Match Race for the Detroit Cup sailed in front of Bayview Yacht Club.  We had over 5100 unique visits from 14 countries so far, with 740 people logged in to the live coverage at one point in the afternoon.  The action was excellent with guest commentators stopping in like Dave Perry, Sandi Svoboda, and Mike Hoey, and so many people enjoyed it that Bayview asked us to stay the entire weekend to broadcast the event.

Thanks to the efforts of Bayview, Pure Eco Environmental Solutions and Doyle Sails Detroit we stayed, and if you are hanging around this the weekend you’ll get to see some top flight match racing, with Kiwi Phil Robertson, local racer Nate Hollerbach, and Anna Tunnicliffe already jumping out to a strong lead over an international field of competitors.  Chris Van Tol, Sally Barkow, Nick Cherry and Adam Hollerbach have been eliminated, but there are no marshmellows here, with a Gold Medal and too many world, national, and continental championships between the crews to count ’em.  We’ll have more interviews with the sailors, a press conference tonight after racing, and while we may not have live nude girls, we expect to have some bikini-clad ones.  And considering that this is the busiest weekend of the year for Detroit’s huge population of dirty girls on boats, we might just have some nudity after all!

The live webcast is right here, the archives of the first round robins are here, and you’ll find conversation and Mer’s great shots in the thread.