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another fiasco

The Sloop Tavern Yacht Club has a 30+ year of getting like-minded drinkers sailors together to make racing better without regard for politics or egos, and they’re doing it again – this time, with a Puget Sound version of San Francisco’s super-successful Three Bridge Fiasco this weekend.  Here’s the scoop from ‘Ballard Sailor’ – check the thread for more info and go sign up! Introducing, everyone, the "Three Buoy Fiasco". Commodore Tim Morgenroth has orchestrated his enthusiastic board at STYC into re-inventing the Three Bridge Fiasco into a PNW format that will be fun, challenging and unique - but most importantly encourage...

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marley and me

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3TlLCm7V8g&feature=player_embedded We missed it by a day, but that’s probably appropriate, considering… So join us to wish Bob Marley’s ghost a happy birthday (yesterday).  Last week we told you why every real sailor should throw their Buffet music over the side – for those same reasons and more, Bob Marley deserves a puff for the memories. He may not have been a sailboat racer or a long distance cruiser, but his words have probably accompanied more sailors for more hours than any other musician.  Sailing Anarchy hereby salutes the Iron Lion of Zion, with thanks to Tranquilo for the heads...

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tradition

The famous French 3-masted Marite, built in 1923 as a fishing vessel for Terre Neuve. She went under major repair and restoration steps in Cherbourg since 2006 and was under completion at Saint Vaast la Hougue (furniture, rigging,...) since 2010 before here departure to Granville this month. Here she was laid along the pier in Saint Vaast la Hougue to set the masts, in conjunction with other traditional sailing boats from Normandy waiting for high tide. Thanks toSylvain Viau...

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sassy

When we received this M34 training video, the thing that jumped out at us was how the hardest working person on board was the chick in the pit. So we reached out to her and found her to be one full-on sailor chick! Our SCOTW, Madeleine Sassy: Last year, i was on the Tour de France à la Voile with "Ville du Port-Région Réunion", as pit (yes, pit is good girl job!) . I trained on Reunion Island with the team. Before, i sailed a lot nationals races but it was my first experience with farr30. During the Tour, when my sailing...

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kooks!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u84hin44QP8&feature=player_embedded We are a Croatian team that did our first Mini650 race (qualifying race for Mini Fastnet - Demi Cle). We thought you might want to add a funny video we made during the delivery of our Mini 593 "Jaja" (which, btw, in french is a slang for a glass of red wine!) from Pornichet to Douarnenez. Good times! Vedran & Dado www.risailingteam.com Croatia...

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retro

Big breeze at start of the Flying Fifteen calendar which kicked off at County Antrim Yacht Club,  Northern Ireland last weekend with extremes in weather. Saturday saw a forecast of Force 6 which ended up with 5 knots cyclonic. Sunday made up for it though with 25 knots gusting to 35 and phenomenal times have been had by all the Irish competitors. Maybe the only Flying Fifteen event  where the Classic Fleet exceeded the Open Fleet. Retro racing at its finest. And less than finest!  Anarchist Gavin and pics by Alasdair McBroom....

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high times

Over the past several weeks, Lake Champlain has risen 6 feet above normal level and we have been reminded of the incredible impact the Lake has on our community. The flood has taken a toll on so many families and businesses and it's times like this that shows us how incredibly important lake access is and just how strong a community we are. For more stories and pictures from the flood, check out the Burlington Free Press. Here at the Community Sailing Center, we’re trying to keep it all in perspective–our sailing gear has come in handy to keep us dry...

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mucho ado…

Last minute invite from a mate: persuade wife to do the Saturday supermarket thing, two hours to Florence - Portofino gas-guzzling at 140/150 km/h, 60 euro's for six hours parking, candy bars and bresaola sandwich aboard. Were very happy when the wind piped up to 5 knts... All sorts of rock stars around, for a series of windward-leewards on Wally's - much ado about nothing (on the water anyway) would sum it up! James Robinson Taylor....

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tide tech

We don't know the terms of the deal, but we've worked with Tidetech before and hope it works out well for them. From the press release... Tactical racing oceanographic data specialist Tidetech has been recruited to provide oceanographic data and tidal modelling to the 34th America’s Cup. Tidetech has agreed to supply a licence to use its San Francisco 100m v5 model from June 2011 to September 2013. The tidal model created for the San Francisco Bay area has been developed with the America’s Cup in mind but is available to anyone who needs accurate tidal stream data for that location....

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caption contest

We haven't done one of the for awhile and this seemed like a good one. Our friends at West Marine have $50.00 gift cards for the three best captions. Here's ours: "Can you call the Farr office and make sure they wanted this much internal ballast?" Have fun! And thanks to anarchist Tim for the shot - check out his journal......

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