Our GoPro Video Contest continues to kick, and we’re happy to announce that SAer “Hippie” is the winner of a new GoPro HD Hero for his December iceboating submission. It may not have been slick or sexy, but it did a spectacular job of showing what a newbie can expect from the fastest sailing boats there are. Remember that we are giving away 7 more GoPro Hero HD Cameras over the next 7 months, so keep posting your videos to our Facebook page and don’t forget to order your favorite budding video friends a GoPro to shoot all the winter action on the ice or the warm waters of somewhere less f&*king cold!
abu dhow bi
We know we’ve seen this stuff before, but we have something of a love affair with the Gulf States’ carbon-masted pseudo-traditional Dhows. The Emiratis do too – their big races frequently feature million-dollar purses and huge fleets, and they have to strictly control the class or the arms race would drive the traditional craft into AC budget territory. They’ve already had to restrict the crews to Emiratis only after some of the wealthier locals brought in Kiwi Cup stars a few years back – yet they relaxed the rules last weekend to allow the Volvo Ocean Race crews aboard. Here’s a nice docu-clip showing off the racing. Apologies for the muzak…
The Multi One Design continues to provide the brightest gleam on the horizon for sheer spectacle, and their media team is doing a nice job keeping the fires stoked as they roll into their first big test this summer.
The age old question of ‘which one’s fastest’ will always be interesting regardless of how useless the comparison, and the score was certainly settled between the kites, moths, and 49ers in Miami last week, at least in light air and flat water. Watch the race below.
penalty box pro
The Rev Petey from Penalty Box Productions is back to working full-time in production of his legendary videos, and he’s put together a nice promo reel of his work for all of you to drool over and hopefully, hire him for your big event. Very few do it better, and none with the humor and creativity of this guy – or his bar bill.
Our featured videos don’t always have to be sexy and fast – once in a while we’ll even post something informative. Like this one – who knew that Grand Bahama Sailing Club was such a great promoter of sailing for kids? We didn’t, and there’s plenty more to learn from this well-done clip