Talk shows, live sporties, SCOTWs, flying scows, and one of the biggest races in the world. It’s another Sailing Anarchy video tour!
kind of a big deal
Ian Walker and Jamie Boag began their Volvo Ocean Race adventure way back in the Green Dragon days, and if anyone’s earned the victory in the world’s premier sailboat race, it’s them. Clean grabbed Walker and Boagie (both late to their own show, of course) as well as Phil “Wendy” Harmer and best overall OBR Matt Knighton for 45 minutes of chat just before the final awards show last weekend. Plenty to learn and plenty to laugh about as these boys depressurize after a well-deserved few days of R&R in Sweden. As all of our VOR coverage, this one is thanks to Sperry, where Odysseys Await.
better late than never
It’s only been 6 years since On-The-Water Anarchy broadcast the first-ever live racing action from a Melges 24 Worlds, and thankfully the cameras are better, the network’s better, and the location and fleet size are both far better than those dismal grey days from the Chesapeake Bay. The racing, unfortunately, is just as bad – ultra light air began the first four shitty races without much improvement in the forecast – but if you dig sportboats, you’ll still enjoy this live action with 95 boats on the line (half of them Corinthian), and significantly more than the next week’s J/70 Worlds in France. More links here, and results here.
straight talk sally
Remember all that debate about Saving Sailing? Team SCA standout Sally Barkow gets to the answer in just a few minutes. One of our favorite all-time sailor chicks…listen to Sally talk about the race, about inspiring the next generation, about sailing instructors and mentors, all here.
the genny fan club
Who knew when superstar skiff/sportboat/match racer/SCOTW Genny Tulloch came to commentate with Clean and JC at the 2010 America’s Cup that it would be the start of a new career? While we think the TeamSCA boat might have done well to add her to the race crew, Genny did a lovely job of sharing the 2014-15 VOR with the world through her daily shows and live-finish commentary. Always a great chat and good chemistry with her old friend Clean, the brilliant GT is always worth watching.
We’ve seen the stills, but until there’s video, it never happened. Last week, the world’s first foiling sportboat proved that, indeed, she does. Where to from here for the Q23?