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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eO6kBGQCe2g&feature=youtu.be My name is Justin Edelman and I am a filmmaker who grew up sailing. I never imagined I would get the opportunity to combine these two passions when I went to school for film. The typical route for most filmmakers is to move to LA or NYC where you slowly work your way up; I didn’t go the typical route. Over the years I have worked on weddings, corporate films, documentaries, web-series and short narratives, but always looked for ways to share stories from the sailing world. I often work with “Animus Studios” based out of Rhode Island, who typically do corporate films. They were contacted by the Abu Dhabi team to do some coverage and profile videos during the 2014-2015 Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) in-port races in Newport Rhode Island. Animus was very aware of my experience on sailboats and typically hired me for my specialty camera work. During the in-port races that year I met Matt Knighton, the Onboard Reporter (OBR) for Abu Dhabi. We did a profile video on him and suddenly the stars aligned and I knew this was my calling in life. Watch it here. In 2016 the VOR was accepting applications for Onboard Reporters for the next around the world race. I worked with San Diego Yacht Club to build on my portfolio of sailing content and applied to the VOR. To my delight I made it into the top 30 out of 10k applicants. After about a year of hard work they flew me to Portugal for a 24 hour test sail with the VOR. My session with the VOR was a success, but there were still a lot of questions as to whether I would receive one of the OBR spots on the race. Meanwhile I had another opportunity arise that...

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Call us crazy, but isn't the boat in this new Vendee Globe poster heeling the wrong fucking way? Here is their explanation of it all: The Vendée Globe Visual, designed by the Désigne and Pulp agencies,  has been unveiled. A dreamlike identity in which are the very essence of the race’s main themes are conserved, the planet’s oceans, the emblematic colours of the race, red and blue, and the solo skipper at bow of the boat. The all gives a dreamlike vision of what can be the Vendée Globe. One thing which is new for this 2020 edition reflects the techncial evolution of the boats, the presence of the foils is incorporated now. Seeking to evoke the identifiable elements of the event, the creators  opted for an interpretation which plays with the codes of realism, highlighting the human adventure, the magnitude of the course and, by extension the actual scale of the physical and mental challenge, as well as the actual performances which should rise correspondingly with this new generation of boats. The historic partners of the race are highlighted: the department of the Vendée region who are, of course, the title partner, Sodebo are the major partner and also the two official partners the town of Les Sables d'Olonne and the Pays de la Loire region. Finally, this poster is a direct invitation to come and watch the start and to experience the exceptional moments that are the exodus of the Chenal des Sables....

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table top

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPxEdjuvdlM&feature=youtu.be Designer Mark Mills sent us this of a Cape 31 ripping right along Thought you’d like this, MB Racing said they saw 23.9 on the clock in breeze that hit 46….   Scenic view of Table Mountain! 16 built and more on the way, one in New Orleans in fact....

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pretty flash

The Nautlytics Simple Compass is the essential piece of racing gear. It features a large LCD display optimized for polarized sunglasses, count down timer, and back light. We are pleased to announce the addition of wireless charging to our solar charging. Simply place the compass on any Qi Charger. Now starting at $299. Holiday special, free shipping in the US and a free Qi Charger. Flash Sale – Save an Additional 20% on all Compasses...

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straight f’s

In the 2019 edition of its annual Arctic Report Card, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration warns of rapid changes driven by warming in the far north - including changes to the Bering Sea fisheries that provide 40 percent of the annual U.S catch. Arctic and subarctic fish species are shifting to the north, a phenomenon corresponding to a loss of sea ice and warming bottom temperatures. Since 1980, surface air temperatures have risen throughout the Arctic. The annually-averaged land based surface air temperature from October 2018 through September 2019 was the second-highest on record (the highest was in 2016). Every year since 2014, the average has exceeded that experienced between 1900 - when recordkeeping began - and 2013. That warming parallels the loss of Arctic sea ice cover. The end-of-summer minimum extent this September was tied for second-lowest (along with 2007 and 2016) in the 41-year satellite record. It is also getting thinner. Old ice of four years or more now makes up just one percent of the coverage, down from 33 percent in 1985. Thinner, more fragile first-year ice now makes up more than three-quarters of the total.  Read on....

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friggin’ rooskies

They're god damn everywhere... The dominator of day one of the Melges 20 Miami Winter Series, Vladimir Prosikhin RUS and his team, had a bad day in the three races of yesterday, dropping on rank 2 behind the new leader Igor Rytov RUS. Sam Barron-Fox GBR remains 3rd. Seven points behind, Daniel Thielman, San Francisco, CA, USA, and Paul Reilly, Chicago, IL, USA, tied on the ranks 4 and 5, are the best USA teams. A CAN boat has joined the race yesterday with Rhonda Joyce CAN as skipper, bringing the fleet to 14 participants. —– The results.  ...

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a bad idea

Someone started a Personal Pics thread (what could possibly go wrong?), and Dawg posted this picture from way the hell back in the day.  Of course I posted this one because I'm in it, duh. You wanna jump in and show some of yours? Then do it!...

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of course you want one, duh.

GMT Composites, probably best known for carbon spars and other carbon marine components, made one sailor's day last January when they gave them a new Gill Race Fusion Jacket just for joining their mailing list. They had so much fun doing it, they decided to do it again. Join their mailing list by visiting GMTComposites.com during the month of December and be entered to win a GMT branded, 3 layer, lightweight, waterproof, & breathable Gill Race Fusion Jacket ($349 msrp) in the winner's choice of color & size. Just subscribe via their website (even if you are already on their mailing list) for your chance to score GMT's limited edition, top of the food chain in rain gear tech, Gill team jacket. Click here to go there now!...

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