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As promised, we wanted to share a few cool things from the METS show, and nothing was cooler than this: a bespoke coffee grinder for a 12-meter! Made by Ron Valant from the Classic Winch Company. He had a million great stories and if time had allowed it, we would have stayed for all of […]

November 20th, 2018

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Big Pimpin’ Our friends at Zhik have announced for a limited time their Black Friday sale in North America & Europe. Get a huge range of quality Zhik gear at up to 65% Off! Buy something for yourself or plan for Christmas and get a gift for that someone special. Just don’t miss out. Sale […]

November 20th, 2018

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 In the entire world of sailing, it went largely unnoticed that a unique international event occurred right under our noses this past summer.  For the first time in 21 years the International 420 Class (the original 420 performance dinghy) held its annual World Championship in the United States – the last time was 1997.   […]

November 20th, 2018

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 The Environment On Saturday, the captain of the palm oil tanker Stolt Tenacity allegedly detained six Greenpeace activists after they conducted an unauthorized boarding of his vessel while under way. At dawn, a boarding team from the Greenpeace vessel Esperanza used a daughter craft to approach the Tenacity as she transited the Gulf of […]

November 20th, 2018

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A-Class Worlds kicked off yesterday in glorious Hervey Bay in sunny Queensland. Three races today and Maestro Glenn Ashby claimed them all – his placings in each race outlined nicely on his mainsail, (which is also happens to be his rather swift design…) – Blue Robinson.  

November 19th, 2018

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The 2018 U.S. J/70 Youth Championship, hosted by St. Petersburg YC in St Petersburg, Fl, concluded with a total of twenty-one races over the three days for the seven youth teams from across America. The teams enjoyed the short-course “stadium-style” racing of 20 minutes per race, sailing the StPYC’s perfectly-matched fleet of J/70’s just off […]

November 19th, 2018

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Well the METSTRADE show is over, and for SA, it was an amazing experience. We have tons of new and existing advertiser interest, got the chance to meet people that we never have, and saw some incredible new products and ideas. All of which added up to the best show ever, and the only one […]

November 19th, 2018

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The 100 footers are definitely the ride to have in the Sydney Hobart if you want your boat to be on National TV (Australian National TV that is. I just re-checked the footage from 7 or Channel 7 the Aussie broadcaster of the last two Sydney Hobart starts (2016 & 2017) and you would hardly […]

November 19th, 2018

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Seemingly all the grand old IOR-era maxis suffer the same fate; neglect and an inglorious ending. This is the 80′ Hispania, and while not quite dead, she is clearly on life support. Check the story in our Fabulous Forums…  

November 19th, 2018

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The Environment During the mid-1970s, water levels in the inland Caspian Sea dropped to record lows before steadily rising until mid-1990s. Since 1995, water levels began to steadily decline by seven centimeters per year. Warmer summer temperatures have increased evaporation as summer winds push the humidity south across Iran toward the Arabian Sea. A population […]

November 19th, 2018

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We couldn’t be more gutted for Alex Thomson and the UK-based Hugo Boss team after the world’s best known English-speaking ocean racer crashed headlong into the rocks on Guadeloupe Island at nearly 20 knots.  Thomson was able to motor his smashed Open 60 off the island, finishing the Route Du Rhum first-in-class a day later, […]

November 16th, 2018

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You think you know how to jury rig some shit and limp home?  Get a load of these Canadians! The crew of HMCS Lockeport sailed 350 km under this rig following a severe storm that disabled her engines in January 1944.  They made a square course and a proper mizzen from hammocks and blankets, making good progress […]

November 15th, 2018

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The US Coast Guard is looking for information about what seems to be a Sabre 34 adrift in the Gulf of Mexico around 80 NM southwest of Cape San Blas, Florida.  Coasties tried to raise the crew by radio or the horn from a NOAA ship that made a pass, though neither NOAA nor the […]

November 15th, 2018

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After a couple of spendy years under the ownership of Swedish ultra-enthusiast Hakan Svensson, the World Match Racing Tour is back on the block, currently under contract to new owners the C Shine Financial Corporation.  Svensson rescued the Tour from death just a few short years ago, transforming it into a truly high-performance tool to […]

November 14th, 2018

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In  the battle between an AC 50 foiling cat and a DJI Mavic drone, the last one to flinch wins.  Matt Knighton pilotage, of course, and thanks to the folks in the Larry’s Foiling Circus thread for the find.

November 14th, 2018

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November 14th, 2018

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French skipper Lalou Roucayrol has capsized on his Multi50 Arkema at around 0630hrs UTC/0730 CET this morning while racing in fourth place in the Route du Rhum-Destination Gaudeloupe approximately 1000 miles east of Guadeloupe. Roucayrol is safe and well inside his boat. He made immediate contact with his shore support team to tell them of […]

November 14th, 2018

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Today we embark on day two of our three day METS World Tour, as this place is indeed full of virtually every marine industry from around the world. It is huge, well organized and so far, a fruitful and interesting experience. Getting stopped by people I don’t really know because of my Sailing Anarchy jacket […]

November 14th, 2018

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Outside Mag published an incredible story yesterday by Ali Carr Troxell about the disappearance and search for her circumnavigating dad, retired shrink Richard Carr. For its attention to detail and the dee+p dive into the kind of fear and horror faced by the family of a sailor in trouble, we urge every ocean sailor to […]

November 13th, 2018

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In an area that seems to bring bad luck to big catamarans, a 45-foot high bridge ended the life of a 56-foot mast on Sunday.  The unknown Catana 401 was sailing a few miles from the old Gunboat HQ in Wanchese NC when she tried to get under the old Mann’s Harbor bridge with predictable […]

November 13th, 2018

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4-time Olympian, first American winner of the Prince of Wales Cup (UK), Founder of the SSA dinghy club in Annapolis, author of 11 brilliant (if occasionally incomprehensible) books on sailing, and teacher to literally millions of sailors, Dr. Stuart Walker died yesterday at 95 years old.  A life well-lived as you can see in the […]

November 13th, 2018

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The more adventurous amongst us often lament the sterile nature of our privileged lives.  “I was born to be at sea during the age of sail,” they complain.  In reality, there has never been more discovering than right now.  Under the ground, at sea, in space, and in our own minds, people are breaking down […]

November 12th, 2018

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We’ve been in awe of Francis Joyon for a long time, but even his incredible record-shattering solo circumnavigation aboard IDEC pales in comparison to his overall victory and course record yesterday in the Route Du Rhum. “But all the way round the world is so much tougher”, you might say – but you’d be wrong.  […]

November 12th, 2018

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Not even Thanksgiving yet, and already Anarchist David gets the Sydney Hobart shit- stirring underway. The are gathering as they do every year around this time. Like a herd of old pachyderms trudging wearily towards their elephant’s graveyard, the 100-foot Supermaxis once defined the frontiers of high-performance ocean racing. Far too cumbersome for efficient mobility […]

November 12th, 2018

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Isn’t the RDR all about survival? Going as fast as humanly (and machine-ly) possible, yes, but above all survival. So while it is hearbreaking for Francois Gabart to have broken a rudder and foil and lose a race in which he so clearly dominated in virrtually every phase of this race, ultimately, in a game of […]

November 11th, 2018

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How is this for one hell of a perfect face plant? This is Simon Nearn, skipper of RMarine showing us how it’s done!  

November 11th, 2018

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No wonder Francois Gabart’s lead in the RDR – he lost a foil and a rudder! Closing in rapidly Check it here! Francois Gabart on MACIF has seen his lead over Francis Joyon disappear completely as the two French skippers have crept around the west side of Basse-Terre island in windless conditions in the final miles of […]

November 11th, 2018

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The Falls of Clyde, the last sail-powered oil tanker in the world, will soon return to Glasgow, the city where her keel was laid some 140 years ago. The Clyde has been moored in Honolulu, Hawaii since 1963, and she is in deteriorating condition. A non-profit group, Save the Falls of Clyde International, hopes to move her to Scotland […]

November 10th, 2018

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Along with my beautiful fiance, I am heading to the METS Trade show in Amsterdam. Leaving this Saturday to see the sights for a couple days, then we are jumping right into the show from Tuesday to Thursday. We are going to try to meet with as many industry folks as possible, and would love […]

November 9th, 2018

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We don’t know about that, but we do know that we want don’t want the MC 38 back….! One question, do you think the sailing is CGI??  

November 9th, 2018

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