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ice scotw

Maureen Krueger Bohleber of Green Lake, WI, won the Nite Class division at the International Skeeter Association Regatta sailed on Lake Pepin in Lake City Minnesota on Jan 11-13. She is the first woman to hold an ISA title  its 75 year history. The Nites joined the ISA 29 years ago. (There was a women-only class in the ISA from 1940 to 1958. Maureen competed with men. ) Results here: http://dniceboat.org/isaniya/2019ISA.htm I'll have a post up on iceboat.org tomorrow morning with more detail. Thanks, Deb Whitehorse iceboat.org Four Lakes Ice Yacht Club...

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final chapter?

Webb Chiles, 77, is about to sail from Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, for Panama and San Diego, in GANNET, his ultralight Moore 24, to complete his sixth circumnavigation and her first.  Since leaving San Diego in 2014, GANNET’s daily runs total 25,028 miles. Their intended course to Panama is east of the Bahamas and through the Windward Passage between Cuba and Haiti. Webb Chiles has never had sponsorship or shore teams.  He goes to sea with no radio beyond a handheld VHF with a range of less than ten miles.  He has contempt for crowd funding of other people’s...

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not a laser, a cluster

5 new rigs and counting ... 3 new Aussie rigs: c5, c7, c8 And 2 new ARC rigs in North America.  (See quote below from Laser Performance) Add the 4.7, Radial and Standard: that’s 8 rigs. Can the Laser survive this? « Further, we will introduce the ARC in May 2019, a contemporary racing rig and sail for Laser and Laser Radial that broadens the sailor weight range and increases overall performance. » Picture: Aussie c5 rig....

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and they’re off

YANN GUICHARD AND HIS CREW STARTED THEIR WORLD TOUR AT USHANT TODAY, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16 AT 11H 47MIN 27SEC UTC. TO WIN THE JULES VERNE TROPHY THEY HAVE TO RECROSS THE LINE BY FEBRUARY 26 AT 11H 16M 57SEC UTC TO BREAK THE RECORD, HELD SINCE 2017 BY FRANCIS JOYON AND HIS CREW, OF 40 DAYS 23H 30M 30S. The weather conditions were favourable at the Créac’h lighthouse, which marks one end of the start and finish line of the Jules Verne Trophy course, the round the world sailing record via the three Capes. A southwesterly breeze of 20 knots...

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here we are

So after far too long, here is our new design for Sailing Anarchy. More of an evolution than a revolution, it nonetheless is a much cleaner, easier to use site with better functions.  For example, when you click on a front page story, it takes you to that story's own page,  where - and we are stoked about this - you can comment on the story immediately via Disqus. Not exactly earth shattering, we know, but it is a great way to comment quickly and directly about the article you just read, rather than having to go over to the...

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life downunder

Josh Tucker (Boo-Boo) is one of the coolest dudes ever, and has been a faithful contributor to SA over the years with some of the best stories ever. Welcome back dude! With the great ‘Ho Down’ taking all the sailing media and forum talk from downunder, little old NZ flies under the radar but still ticks along with plenty going on and some huge events coming up. Shorthanded handed sailing in NZ is going from strength to strength and the upcoming 2 handed race around New Zealand makes the Sydney Hobart look like a walk in the park. 7 boats are...

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port!

This appears to be dicky no matter the sitch, and while we don't exactly know, here is what Anarchist Liz said about it: Hi, this is the second image recently taken Jan 12 on Tampa Bay at an Opti Regatta. The negligent adult skipper plowed through the clearly marked Opti race course no sign of safety. He also yelled obscenities at the children (ages 8-12) telling them to get the F%$# out of the way. Please note he is also on Port tack. Regardless, he had the choice to stay clear like all of the other large boats and chose...

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