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another beau

Seriously, how bitchin' must it be to be Karl Kwok? As if he hasn't already owned some of the most incredible boats, ever, why not throw a MOD 70 into the mix?  He took ownership last year but sill, ya gotta tip your hat......

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mad skillz

Dear friend and crazy talented Justin Edelman put together a little demo reel of some of his video work. Looking for a great videographer for an event? He's the man. - ed....

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hold your horses

This Proto 6.50, the Pogo Foiler, will be at the start of the Minitransat La Boulangère, that is,whenthey eventually start... "Maintaining the Sunday start is not reasonable." Race Director of the Mini-Transat La Boulangère, Denis Hugues, has taken the decision, in agreement with the organizer, to postpone the start of the first leg, originally scheduled in La Rochelle at 14:15 hours on Sunday. "For the past two days, we've been monitoring the weather forecast very closely and observing the unsettled systems in the Atlantic", he explains. "If we were to start the race on Sunday, the competitors would have to...

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tight

Upgrading the world’s fastest superyachts with the latest and lightest grand prix carbon rigging is no place to be discussing tolerances... Rigging a large, high-performance yacht is always going to be a major undertaking. It’s a complex engineering challenge with millimetre tolerances in cables measuring more than 50 metres in length and – if you’re serious about performance – the cable ellipse profiles are individually tailored for optimal performance across a range of wind angles. Tight, collaborative project management is paramount whether you’re retrofitting new cables to a yacht’s existing mast or designing a set of standing rigging for a...

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the same, only different

In the last week two brand new AC75’s have been launched and they could not be more different. The first to splash was the New York Yacht Club entry American Magic later christened Defiant while on the other side of the world in Auckland, New Zealand the Cup defenders Emirates Team New Zealand launched their yacht named Te Aihe. Other than them both being 75 feet in length and both being sloops they don’t have much in common. This is the beauty of a rule that encouraged innovation without imposing too many restrictions.  The hull shape on the American yacht...

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top this

The 2019 Fiji Regatta Week has just wrapped up and what a week it’s been! More than 100 yachts from twenty countries brought 380 sailors to the beautiful Mamanuca Islands of Fiji for six days of big boat racing, Hobie Cat racing, lively parties, seminars, a swap meet, and more. I’ve been to a lot of regattas in my life, and this is certainly the cruisiest but with easily the best parties i’ve ever found. When you see kiteboards racing against cruising cats and monohulls, sailing in between narrow reef passes, it’s truly sailing anarchy at it’s finest.  This was...

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schooled

A lot of you right wingers whine like children whenever we dare to talk about the environment and how anti-science your "leaders" are in regards to what is actually happening. So now you can really whine, but honestly, I couldn't give less of a fuck. Global warming is real, and if it takes a righteous 16 year-old Greta Thunberg to make more sense than any of the climate "deniers" combined,  well then we'd suggest it's time to pull your heads out of your assholes, drop your partisan bullshit, and pay proper attention our planet. - ed. There is a thread....

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schooled, too

This is one of the most amazing DYI posts ever... Our mooring lines are 20mm diameter Tipto Twelve and despite extra beefy double bollards serving as cleats on board, the line tends to clutter up the bollard. To allow the bollard to be freed up for additional use if needed, and to improve chafe protection and minimise creaking, I have just made several 8mm UHMWPE loops (2.5m circumference using Stealth Super 12) to loop around the cleats. The loops will be cow hitched to the eye splices on the ends of the mooring lines. To give added chafe protection, I added UHMWPE covers to these loops. It...

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fade to gray

The mighty A4 went to Driscoll Shelter Island last week for some under water fixes and  new bitchin Vivid White paint with graphite bottom paint.  Came out smooth and sweet. These guys do excellent work. Title inspiration thanks to Visage....

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new for you?

Italia Yachts unveils their newest model, the IY 14.98/50. Designed by Cossutti Yacht Design, which also designed the IY new for you?13.98/47 and three time ORC World Champion winning M37, the IY 14.98 is a merging of the brands blue water cruisers and sport boats. This has created the ultimate high performance cruiser with complete offshore capability. Italia Yachts had a goal in mind starting two years ago, create new yachts where nothing was compromised while attaining maximum performance and comfort, this dream has been realized with the IY 11.98 and now the 14.98.   The IY 14.98 features two sub models. The...

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