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see ya…in 115 days

Straight off the press release, we think this is pretty damn cool... Around the world single-handed, nonstop and without assistance is widely regarded as the ultimate test of seamanship and courage. Enduring month upon month in his own company, Norbert will be forced to pit his nautical prowess against torrential storms, ice, fierce oceans, loneliness and frustration during a distance of about 34.000 nautical miles. The Open60AAL – which was designed and developed by Innovation Yachts – will deliver ultimate proof of quality, safety, functionality and durability of the Innovation Yachts philosophy. It’s being built using 100% sustainable and recyclable...

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buckle up, buttercup

Buckle up for the latest video of the #Gunboat68! From blasting along at over 20 knots to cruising faster than the breeze in light airs, with state-of-the-art sailing equipment and well-appointed, comfortable living spaces...this is the versatility that is a Gunboat. By  Guilain Grenier / Gilles Martin-Raget. Oh, did we mention Gunboat is our new title sponsor of our Multihull Anarchy Forum?  Woot woot!...

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sail or bail

God damn, that is a funny video. The thing actually is for sale: The sail area of this high speed sail, 170 km/h?, 110 mph?, is only 2.5 sqm, or half that of an ordinary course racing wing.  It is made of polyester sail cloth with horizontal aluminum ribs. It is held taught by vertical aluminum struts. Its width is tailor made for a quite thin person like me 70 kg, 155 lb., 185 cm, (6 ft 6 inch). The width at shoulder height can be altered relatively easy by removing and reshaping ribs. The height of the sail is 2.6 m, sail...

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you’re fired!

Uk has Brexit, the Laser class has LPexit... After what seems like a decade of name calling, name changing, lawsuits, and shitfights  of pretty much every nature, the Laser Class has terminated its builder agreement  with LaserPerformance, the company owned by the guy who owns this . What does this mean for the future of the Laser Class? According to the press release, not much, really, though it’s not a great look with the Olympic selection around the corner.  Knowing a bit about Rastegar’s history, we know one thing: They are in for a hell of a fight! Managers of the...

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pecking order

Darrell Peck’s drive is fueled by competition on the water. At age four, he had a tiller in hand. The past 31 years his name has been prominent in the Finn Class. Now 54, the resident of Gresham, outside of Portland, Ore., took a tour to Sarasota, Fla. for the Finn Nationals March 15-17. Hopping into his Ford 2006 diesel pickup, with 180,000 miles, Peck accelerated to San Diego, placed three Finn boats on his trailer while Mike Entwistle, Lee Hope and Robert Kinney , climbed aboard. The next stop was Buccaneer Yacht Club in Mobile, Ala. to grab his...

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easy as a b c

Uh, maybe not.  Check this out and let's see what you've got. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today published the much anticipated update to the phonetic radio alphabet. With English as the official language of aviation, the updated alphabet is meant to encourage easier global communications. “This state-of-the-art enhancement will improve flight safety and increase efficiency with regard to radio communications,” said FAA Assistant Administrator Bailey Edwards . The new alphabet will go into effect on 01 JULY 2019 as follows: A – Aisle B – Bdellium C – Czar D – Django E – Eye F – Foxtrot G – Gnat...

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really deep

For the first time ever, researchers have been able to peek deep into the mantle of the Earth under an ultraslow mid-ocean ridge, where they have been able to observe mantle melting and growth of the Earth’s crust. More than 100 years ago, the German meteorologist and avid balloonist Alfred Wegener remarked in a letter to his future wife Elsa Köppen on an odd pattern he noticed on world maps. “Doesn’t the east coast of South America fit exactly against the west coast of Africa, as if they had once been joined?” he reportedly wrote in December 1910. “This is...

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flat head society

Where do we get our tickets for this "cruise"? This shit is too retarded to make up... Organizers of an annual conference that brings together people who believe that the Earth is flat are planning a cruise to the purported edge of the planet. They're looking for the ice wall that holds back the oceans. The journey will take place in 2020, the Flat Earth International Conference (FEIC) recently announced on its website. The goal? To test so-called flat-Earthers' assertion that Earth is a flattened disk surrounded at its edge by a towering wall of ice. Details about the event, including the dates,...

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running deep

This is Doug Peterson's first foray into the One Ton design parameters established primarily by Bruce Farr. Wide transom with a fractional rig, B195 had a mixed life and ultimately caught fire and was no more. We love this shot as it is a rare example of a fractional, long boom rig successfully flying a Blooper. What's not to dig?...

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