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  • Extreme Sailing Series – Speed key in Hamburg - Sail World (press release)

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    1 Aug 2015 | 11:23 am
    Sail World (press release)Extreme Sailing Series – Speed key in HamburgSail World (press release)Extreme Sailing Series™ – Last week Hamburg, Germany made it into the shortlist of the best Stadium Racing venues the ESS has visited over the last nine year. The dramatic racing played out so close to the shore you could hear the gasps from the 44
  • Channing Tatum closes deal to star in ‘X-Men’ spin-off movie ‘Gambit’: report

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    1 Aug 2015 | 6:38 am
    Channing Tatum will be taking a gamble on playing an “X-Men” superhero after all. The 35-year-old actor has closed a deal to star in “Gambit,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. The news follows rumors that Tatum was planning to drop out of the ...
  • What'd You Shoot Today?

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    1 Aug 2015 | 1:34 pm
    I played late afternoon and completed 18 holes before dark. It was a hot day with a 100+ Heat Index so the course wasn't crowded.
  • Latest maxis to compete in the Rolex Fastnet Race

    BYM Sailing News
    1 Aug 2015 | 3:36 am
    While it may not be the event's ultimate prize, the monohull battle for line honours in the Rolex Fastnet Race is always hotly contested, coming with considerable bragging rights. This year's race from Cowes to Plymouth via the Fastnet ...
  • Latest maxis to compete in the Rolex Fastnet Race
    BYM Sailing News
    1 Aug 2015 | 3:36 am
    While it may not be the event's ultimate prize, the monohull battle for line honours in the Rolex Fastnet Race is always hotly contested, coming with considerable bragging rights. This year's race from Cowes to Plymouth via the Fastnet ...
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  • Extreme Sailing Series – Speed key in Hamburg - Sail World (press release)

    1 Aug 2015 | 11:23 am
    Sail World (press release)Extreme Sailing Series – Speed key in HamburgSail World (press release)Extreme Sailing Series™ – Last week Hamburg, Germany made it into the shortlist of the best Stadium Racing venues the ESS has visited over the last nine year. The dramatic racing played out so close to the shore you could hear the gasps from the 44
  • Sailing Federation Will Test Waters For Viruses In Brazil's Olympics Venues - NPR

    1 Aug 2015 | 7:26 am
    NPRSailing Federation Will Test Waters For Viruses In Brazil's Olympics VenuesNPRSaying that recent stories about raw sewage in Brazilian waterways that will serve as Olympics venues in 2016 helped "wake us up again and put this back on the agenda," the head of sailing's world governing body says his group will test for viruses and ...WHO and world sailing body seek virus tests in Rio Olympic venuesUSA TODAYRio Olympics: Sailing governing body to test waters in BrazilCBC.caWHO and world sailing body seek virus testing in 2016 Rio Olympic venues Minneapolis Star…
  • Reaching a Wider Range of Sailors - Scuttlebutt Sailing News

    31 Jul 2015 | 2:32 pm
    Scuttlebutt Sailing NewsReaching a Wider Range of SailorsScuttlebutt Sailing NewsChicago, IL (July 31, 2015) – The Chicago Yacht Club will be hosting the North American Challenge Cup from Aug. 1-3, 2015 at Belmont Station. The NACC was first run in 1992 in an effort to reach a wider range of sailors in the community and is one of
  • New Legal Case Filed Against America's Cup Defender - Scuttlebutt Sailing News

    31 Jul 2015 | 1:43 pm
    Scuttlebutt Sailing NewsNew Legal Case Filed Against America's Cup DefenderScuttlebutt Sailing NewsIn that litigation he is trying to recoup $68,000 that he paid for legal representation before an International Sailing Federation disciplinary body that also investigated the excessive weight. The case is currently scheduled for arbitration in January and more »
  • Jet-14 Nationals planned at Mohican Sailing Club - Mansfield News Journal

    31 Jul 2015 | 1:42 pm
    Jet-14 Nationals planned at Mohican Sailing ClubMansfield News JournalLUCAS – The Mohican Sailing Club will host the Jet-14 Nationals at Charles Mill Lake for the first time since 1995. Marion Zaugg, Regatta chairman of the Mohican Sailing Club, said races will take place from 9 a.m. to about 4:30 p.m. Aug. 5 through 8 ...
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  • What'd You Shoot Today?

    1 Aug 2015 | 1:34 pm
    I played late afternoon and completed 18 holes before dark. It was a hot day with a 100+ Heat Index so the course wasn't crowded.
  • Body found in sailboat identified as 76-year-old Gloucester man

    1 Aug 2015 | 1:17 pm
    The man found dead in a sailboat that washed ashore at Lynch Park in Beverly Friday afternoon was identified as a 76-year-old Gloucester man, the office of Essex District Attorney Jonathan W. Blodgett said Saturday. The body of Alexander Sachs was found in a 32-foot vessel, according to a news release from Blodgett's office.
  • Sailing body to test for viruses, bacteria in Rio Olympic venue

    1 Aug 2015 | 12:52 pm
    A doll's head floats on the water in a canal at the Mare slum complex in Rio de Janeiro on Friday, July 31, 2015. A mare eats on the shore of the water canal at the Mare slum complex in Rio de Janeiro on Friday, on July 31, 2015.
  • Man Found Dead Aboard Boat In Beverly Identified

    1 Aug 2015 | 12:32 pm
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    1 Aug 2015 | 12:16 pm
    The World Health Organization has asked the International Olympic Committee to run new tests on Rio's waterways after an Associated Press investigation declared them potentially dangerous to athletes because of their high pollution levels, the AP reports. The request came in conjunction with an announcement from the governing body of world sailing that said it, too, would do its own independent testing.
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  • Latest maxis to compete in the Rolex Fastnet Race

    BYM Sailing News
    1 Aug 2015 | 3:36 am
    While it may not be the event's ultimate prize, the monohull battle for line honours in the Rolex Fastnet Race is always hotly contested, coming with considerable bragging rights. This year's race from Cowes to Plymouth via the Fastnet ...
  • Williams dominates Quarter Finals & prepares to defend title

    BYM Sailing News
    1 Aug 2015 | 3:27 am
    Sopot, Poland (31st July 2015) There was no stopping current, and five-time ISAF Match Racing World Champion Ian Williams (GBR), GAC Pindar today at the Energa Sopot Match Race as he swiftly dispatched his Quarter Final opponent Joachim Aschenbrenner ...
  • Alinghi dominates in shifty Kiel winds

    BYM Sailing News
    1 Aug 2015 | 3:21 am
     “It is the first time CJ and I have sailed together since we were nippers – we have spent most of our time racing against each other. We have had some good rivalries over the years so it is ...
  • Steady start for Oman Sail GC32 Sultanate of Oman in Kiel despite 11th hour crew change

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    1 Aug 2015 | 3:17 am
    Oman Sail’s GC32 Sultanate of Oman came up against a well-oiled Swiss machine in Alinghi on the first day of racing in the Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour in Kiel and despite an 11th hour change to his own crew, ...
  • Energa Sopot Match Race: Williams dominates Quarter Finals & prepares to defend Title

    BYM Sailing News
    1 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Sopot, Poland (31st July 2015) There was no stopping current, and five-time ISAF Match Racing World Champion Ian Williams (GBR), GAC Pindar today at the Energa Sopot Match Race as he swiftly dispatched his Quarter Final opponent Joachim Aschenbrenner ...
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  • Yachting: Goodwin's heart split between sail, study - New Zealand Herald

    31 Jul 2015 | 11:15 am
    Yachting: Goodwin's heart split between sail, studyNew Zealand HeraldIn New Zealand, if you make the top 16 in the world champs then you receive financial support from High Performance Sport New Zealand and Yachting New Zealand." Operating on a "shoestring budget" is difficult, considering they have bought two boats and ...
  • News: First CustomLine 108 Launches - Yacht Forums

    31 Jul 2015 | 9:25 am
    Superyacht TimesNews: First CustomLine 108 LaunchesYacht ForumsItalian multi-line yacht builder, the Ferretti Group, recently announced that their CustomLine brand has launched the first hull in the new CL108 line. The yacht touched the water for the first time at their La Spezia location, culminating in the hard Ferretti launches first Custom Line 108'Superyacht Timesall 2 news articles »
  • Sails fill tomorrow for 2015 West Highland Yachting Week - For Argyll

    31 Jul 2015 | 8:50 am
    For ArgyllSails fill tomorrow for 2015 West Highland Yachting WeekFor Argyll28 years old this year, this annual spectacle of hard fought racing on the water, with families racing equally hard but less riskily in the white sails fleet [no spinnakers] and the after parties the stuff of legend, the 2015 West Highland Yachting
  • News: Sunrise Yachts Deliver 63M Superyacht "Irimari" - Yacht Forums

    29 Jul 2015 | 11:27 am
    News: Sunrise Yachts Deliver 63M Superyacht "Irimari"Yacht Forums"Irimari is the latest superyacht to be delivered by Turkish builder Sunrise Yachts. Although her delivery hasn't been as big news as when she launched, we know she is completed since she is cruising Greek waters at the moment. The yacht's design is by ...
  • Yachting: 'Honorary Kiwi' Ashby appointed Team NZ's new skipper - New Zealand Herald

    29 Jul 2015 | 10:03 am
    Yachting: 'Honorary Kiwi' Ashby appointed Team NZ's new skipperNew Zealand HeraldGlenn Ashby says culturally, Team NZ is the strongest team in the America's Cup. Photo / Ricardo Paolo. With a minimum of fanfare, Team New Zealand recently appointed just the third skipper in their 20-year existence. The fact Glenn Ashby is not a New ...
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  • Why paper charts still have a place alongside iPad and electronic navigation

    Elaine Bunting
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:45 am
    Inaccuracies exists on paper charts too, but there is something about the margin of error we give iPad and electronic charts that is worrying. That's why I carry bothNavigating using iPad electronic chartsWhen you open up any electronic navigation program you usually see a disclaimer telling you not to rely on its accuracy. ‘All charts and maps are for reference purpose only. You assume all responsibility for their use and for the use of this software’, says the waiver on the Navionics charts. A few years ago when I first wrote on my blog about using an iPad as a portable…
  • C&C 30 – blistering performance in a manageable package

    Belinda Bird
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:01 am
    The C&C 30 strikes a good balance between performance and handling, believes Matthew Sheahan. She’s a fast ride, but without the jittersAll photos: Ocean ImagesToday, going like the clappers downwind is easy; anyone can do it. But there are two basic approaches: there is eye-watering, fixed-grin, backside-twitchingly quick, with the boat balanced on a knife edge, and there’s clocking the same numbers without the jitters. In the latter case the boat knows where to go and encourages you to follow by gradually loading the helm as if starting a friendly arm wrestle. Push her too far and…
  • VIDEO: The first foiling MOD70 – Gitana Team’s Edmond de Rothschild flies during her first trials!

    Toby Hodges
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:56 am
    Stand by for lift-off. If you were impressed by the speeds of the AC45s last week off Portsmouth, check this out – the MOD70 Edmond de Rothschild is almost twice the size, has an extra hull, and is sailing, sorry flying, in the open ocean… Video of the first sea trials for the foiling MOD70 Edmond de Rothschild The MOD70 (Multi One Design 70ft) is a well-proven ocean-racing trimaran that regulary hits 40 knot speeds. But what happens when you fit foiling daggerboards and T-rudders to one and try and fly it in the Atlantic? The Gitana Team are the first to find out, and, thankfully, have…
  • GALLERY: Highlights from the Royal Yacht Squadron Bicentenary International Regatta

    Harriett Ferris
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:53 am
    We take a look at the top photographs from the Royal Yacht Squadron Bicentenary International Regatta in Cowes. Mariquita,GBR C1Take a look at these fantastic pictures from the Royal Yacht Squadron Bicentenary International Regatta in Cowes.  All images © Paul Wyeth/ J Class fleet heading East down the Solent. (L-R Lionheart, Velsheda and Ranger) J Class fleet on a downwind leg with Velsheda leading with her blue red and white spinnaker Mariquita,GBR C1 Crowds watching Velsheda finishing Mariquita,GBR C1, Team Concise,MOD 70 against a backdrop of classic yachts IRC One start…
  • An Arctic delivery from north-west Greenland to France provides a chilling tale

    Belinda Bird
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:15 am
    When Henry Bomby was asked to deliver a Pogo 12.50 to France from north-west Greenland he jumped at the chance of adventure. But he soon discovered the darker side of Arctic sailingPhoto: Rick TomllinsonSailing in the Arctic is just about as crazy as it sounds. It is bone-chillingly cold and sailing in the snow is commonplace. There is the constant threat of hitting icebergs – especially in the middle of the night when the fog rolls in – and the weather is difficult to predict, with two days being the absolute maximum any reliable forecast can give. There are very few facilities; you moor…
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  • Simply Living: Barb's update

    1 Aug 2015 | 12:15 pm
    Good to know some might still want more to what's going on than just Facebook. Kevin did a great job in covering the areas that we've spent most of our time. I thought some might be interested in how we spend our days out here.
  • Floating On: New speed record for this boat

    1 Aug 2015 | 12:09 pm
    Offshore enroute Hampton Roads we are seeing in excess of 11kts over ground and 9kts through the water. So much for that hull speed thing! If this keeps up we will be looking at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel at sunrise. But this rarely keeps up for long!
  • Wandering the Oceans: Corruption and Bribery

    1 Aug 2015 | 11:54 am
    In May, Hillary Clinton filed a disclosure with the Federal Elections Commission showing the couple had earned approximately $30 million from book sales and speeches in 2014 and the first four months of 2015.
  • Around the world with S/V Zephyr: A question for sailors out there and a leak found and fixed.

    1 Aug 2015 | 10:23 am
    First a question for those of your smarter than myself out there. When we left Yacht Haven Marina in Thailand, Zephyrs boot stripe was pristine. That's the red stripe we painted on the top edge of our water line. Contrasted nicely with the dark blue side. We've not been in a marina since yet to look at our waterline, you would have thought we had. The starboard side was darn near still pristine with hardly a blemish. The port side was a mess with green growth all along the strip. It took some scrubbing with Comet and a green scratchy pad but it did come off. Now the question that has baffled…
  • Adventures of Orcinius: Oahu Arrival and Land Tour

    1 Aug 2015 | 10:13 am
    After our quick visit to Maui, we arrived at Ko Olina Marina on the SW corner of Oahu.
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  • Saling – The Canal ( Nautilus )

    Nala Kristina
    1 Aug 2015 | 9:25 am
    The other night i did a cruise with the ”Topless Sailors” and one part of the course was ”The Canal”
  • The Adler/Barbour Historical Preservation Society

    SV Gimme Shelter
    1 Aug 2015 | 9:24 am
    One of the things to take into consideration when buying an older boat is that while the hull itself may be in great shape, you’re going to have to spend some money updating other things. O’day 34s were constructed with two large iceboxes in the galley. Sometime in Gimme Shelter’s past a previous owner converted the aft icebox into a refrigerator with an Adler/Barbour Cold Machine. It wasn’t a terrible installation. They mounted to compressor in the lazarette and used the correct size wires run directly to the house batteries with its own breaker switch. However, they…
  • Bay of Biscay - the stats

    1 Aug 2015 | 7:26 am
    Fair to say that the Bay of Biscay swell hampered the crew’s ability to write detailed log notes – but here are some stats summarising the crossing: in 2 days Trietto and crew covered 365 nautical miles 0f the 44 hours underway (before reaching A Coruna) the crew sailed for 21 hours plus 3 hours of ‘motor-sailing’ and 20 hours of motoring after leaving La Rochelle, there was a North Westerly wind  and the wind speed started at 11 knots on leaving La Rochelle, rose to 16 knots late evening and dropped off steadily to below 5 knots by the following morning.
  • Home base

    1 Aug 2015 | 3:24 am
    I’m currently sitting in the crew mess with the new Chief Stewardess and Chief mate, blaring out a Latin Dance playlist, getting our jive on. In fact just a moment ago the Chief Stew was up on the sofa wiggling about. She is the definition of ‘loving it’ right now. The new Chief Stew arrived a couple of weeks ago, along with her partner who is the new-old engineer. They’re both Greek and absolutely hilarious. From the way they pronounce ‘biscuits’ to the embarrassing situations the Chief Stew gets herself into. So far I can count 2 big ones – the time…
  • Flashback Thursdays - Disasters

    30 Jul 2015 | 12:53 pm
    Last week, in my post “An Ounce of Home“, I spoke about the start of my trip sailing across the Atlantic, and that one of the many questions asked of us was “Did anything scary happen?” Well, to start with, that was a very personal question, that had we answered honestly, all three of us (my mum, my sister and I) would have answered differently. What do you find scary? It varies so much from person to person, and my sister was scared of everything, with genuine fears of things that were so unlikely to happen that I had never even considered them, whereas I was only…
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  • Welcome Wednesday!

    Amver Maritime Relations
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    The list of the latest vessels enrolled in Amver is here. Several bulk carriers, three tankers and a LNG carrier are among the seventeen ships that joined. Why join? Because the extra effort you take to participate in search and rescue can mean the difference between life and death for a seafarer. Why not consider joining Amver today.WESTERN CORONELHAFINA MALACCARAVENLUKEJOHN HENRYISABEL LNRC PATRIOT IIKENNETH CARLPATRICKAL MAHBOOBAHLNG CLEAN HORIZONMERIDIANKANOURACMA CGM GORG FORSTERPHILIPPOS MICHALISMAERSK ETIENNEDRAFTVADERPhoto credit: Fotolia
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    Amver Maritime Relations
    22 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Every week we enjoy sharing the latest ships to enroll in Amver. This week is no different. Please take a moment and see if your ship is listed. How do you get your ship's name here? Join Amver. It's that simple. If you've previously enrolled in Amver, thank you. If you are listed below, thank you. If you are considering joining, act. Sign up today.STI BROOKLYNNRP VIANA DO CASTELOANTIGOONWIGMOREROWAN RENAISSANCEKOPI CHIEFSALTRAMKIWAI CHIEFDELTA EURYDICECOBRAJIANGNAN H2554KEREMA CHIEFBALIMO CHIEFBAMU CHIEFAL MANAMAHMOL BELIEFS/V CATTYWUMPUSPOLAR WINDBALMORAL PLATFORMMARLIN AMBERYM WITNESSNRP…
  • Today Amver turns 57

    Amver Maritime Relations
    18 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Birthdays are fun. Birthdays are important.  Today it's important we say thank you to the countless seafarers who have contributed to 57 years of saving lives at sea. Without your participation none of this would be possible.Happy birthday Amver!Photo credit: USCG photo
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    Amver Maritime Relations
    15 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    As we approach our 57th birthday we just want to salute the thousands of vessels that have enrolled in the Amver program over the years. You, the seafarer have made Amver the voluntary powerhouse it is today. Because of your selflessness countless lives have been saved.  The latest vessels to join are below. We're glad they are part of a 57 year tradition of ensuring no call for help go unanswered.ABOU KARIM IIIMANCHESTER BRIDGEPHOENIX RISINGMATAR NSOUTHERN CROSSMAX SCHULTEKS FLORANEW ASPIREANTARESECO WILDFIRECAP SAN JUANALPHA FREEDOMBW HAWKCSL ST-LAURENTKMARIN JASMINEPhoto credit:…
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    Amver Maritime Relations
    8 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Here are the latest vessels enrolled in Amver. We're thankful and proud of the companies and vessels that recognize making this extra commitment to safety could mean the difference between life and death. We know it means a little extra work on your part and we appreciate it. Now help us welcome the newest members of the Amver family.WIDE ALPHACLIPPER SATURNCOUGARDEEP BLUEGARGANTUAMARAN GAS LINDOSINCE POINTEMPERORMTM SANTOSCAPE HARVESTCMA CGM MARCO POLOLINTONCELTIC GASELLENITALAURANONISEASPRITENAVIG8 ARONALDONAVIG8 AQUAMARINEMOL BEACONMOL BEAUTYLUISE OLDENDORFFOLIVE BAYPhoto credit: Fotolia
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  • The Good Ship Harmony, Car vs Drones

    24 Jul 2015 | 5:20 pm
    This year I’ve been quietly trying to finish a short film on crossing the Pacific in SV Harmony in 2013, which has proved more difficult than anticipated. To keep me motivated and usher it along, I’ve created a short trailer for the project: Between working on Serversaurus, and moving out of the city to live by the ocean as a means to spend more time surfing, I recently worked on a Vice Creators Project called Car vs Drones, where I led the drone team – here is a behind the scenes documentary: The final piece: This was a big budget production, directed by GMUNK and shot at…
  • B&W American Samoa

    14 Jan 2015 | 4:27 pm
    I found an undeveloped roll of B&W film in a box the other day, and had it developed. Some images from American Samoa.
  • Land voyaging

    10 Dec 2014 | 2:16 am
    Soon after selling Harmony, I felt a pang of captivity – owning a boat is as much about enjoying being out on the water, as it is a symbol for something freer. Unable to own a boat for the foreseeable future, and being land-bound, I decided to buy an old Toyota Hilux which in my mind is a little bit like the land equivalent of a Contessa 26: Relatively small, cheap(ish), underpowered, as capable as anything in the right hands, and bulletproof. After a few solo weekend adventures across beaches and into the high country, I assembled a motley crew and headed off to South Australia –…
  • Post-sailing

    29 Oct 2014 | 2:38 am
    Time between posts appears to be increasing – not because nothing has been happening, but perhaps rather because too much has been happening. 2014 has marked a handful of significant events: [essentially] losing my father, speaking at the DO Lectures, bootstrapping a fairly significant event on digital privacy, and becoming boat-less for the first time since 2006, with the sale of SV Harmony last month. For those unfamiliar, the DO Lectures are small gatherings of people who collect in tipis and tents, in rural spaces for three untethered days – Wales, California, and most…
  • Interviews & Harmony for sale

    1 Mar 2014 | 9:25 pm
    My dear ship Harmony is currently in Sydney harbour, and I’m now open to all reasonable offers for her purchase. I can’t afford to keep Harmony in Sydney endlessly, nor can I bear the worry of her being on a mooring unattended when I’m not nearby. It’s time for her to be taken into the hands of someone enthusiastic who wishes to sail away on a great adventure. Full photos, and details are available on my for sale page. Get in contact and make any offer. In other news, I was recently on TV for the Adventure Film Festival in Bright a few weekends ago, where Between Home…
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    17 Jul 2015 | 5:16 am
    Bun venit pe WordPress. Acesta este primul tău articol. Îl poți edita sau șterge, și-ai pornit blogul!
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  • 470 Champ talks about how to set the right priorities

    1 Aug 2015 | 6:13 am
    Dave Hughes, winning crew in the 2015 edition of the 470 Europeans, talks about getting your priorities right and how to identify blind alleys before you drive down them and waste valuable training time...
  • How USA won the 470 Europeans - interview with Dave Hughes

    1 Aug 2015 | 4:52 am
    Dave Hughes talks about how he won the 470 European Championships recently with helmsman Stu McNay. This American team is really starting to set the pace. Dave also talks about the loss of his great friend Trevor Moore....
  • Morgan Larson capsizes on Alinghi GC32 foiling catamaran

    30 Jul 2015 | 9:29 am
    As the 35-knot gust hit the boat at just the wrong time, skipper Morgan Larson found himself in a dilemma. “It was a little bit challenging to read the gusts because the big ones that looked big on the water weren't that big, and the ones that looked small were quite strong...." Larson talks through the moment and what he'd do differently next time...
  • Ben Ainslie after winning in Portsmouth

    26 Jul 2015 | 4:14 am
    Even Sir Ben Ainslie couldn’t have dreamed that close to 100,000 spectators would turn out to watch him compete in the first official America’s Cup racing since that incredible finale almost two years ago in San Francisco. Here's what he had to say after racing...
  • How to go fast in a drifter - with Will Paxton

    23 Jul 2015 | 9:28 am
    Have you ever been drifting around a race course, when suddenly, a boat ghosts by as if powered by an ungodly force? It can seem unnatural. This video shows how Will Paxton sneaks by the entire fleet in very light wind, and the technique and tuning secrets he uses for generating great light-air boatspeed...
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    H2uh0 - Bonehead Moves on the Water... by Craig

  • Napa River Sojourn

    30 Jul 2015 | 7:51 am
    Just back from a great sail up and down the Napa River.  We had some big winds to push our 41 foot cruiser up the river to arrive in downtown Napa.  We rode bikes to 4 local wineries.  Met up with some friends for dinner.  And had a great time.  The sail home was in huge winds from the wrong direction.  And we made it back to the slip with out any mishaps.  Good times as usual up in wine country.  Kona had a wonderful time meeting other boaters and dogs near the dock.  He may have had the most fun of the 4 of us. 
  • Carnage on the Glacier

    23 Jul 2015 | 2:06 am
    Went up to see the boat the other day.  She has been in insurance limbo for the last 6 weeks.  Thankfully our claim was paid by BoatUS.  One of our partners hit something in the water back in mid June.  It caused the casting at the top of the mast to fail and the furler came down.  With our insurance claim, we are getting a new furler and the ding on the bow fixed.  Along with that we got the bottom painted and then with the mast off the boat, we elected to do a bunch of upgrades.  We will have a new goose neck, halyards and shrouds.  If all goes…
  • Surfer Attacked During Finals in J-Bay

    20 Jul 2015 | 7:14 pm
    Mick Fanning is lucky to still be getting tubed after a shark attack as he waited for a wave during the final heat at J-Bay in South Africa.  He was so stoked to still be alive, he was quoted as saying he may never compete again. Fanning has won the world championship several times and is one hell of a rider.  Check out his highlight reel below. 
  • Rowing to Hawaii

    19 Jul 2015 | 7:19 am
     From the blog of 4 women who are rowing to Australia from SF.  They are about to arrive for a stop in Hawaii.  For the 60 good days there has to be at least a couple not so good. The last few hours have been among my most frustrating so far and I made a deal with myself to share the real journey, with its ups and its downs, so I will write about this dip instead.We are now 287 nm from Honolulu and mentally and physically, I think we’re all very ready to make landfall.The last 24 hours have been challenging. We’ve had big swell and high winds in the right direction but a…
  • Pics of the Week

    17 Jul 2015 | 8:05 am
                                                     An old ship found under the streets of SF.The boat has been on the hard going thru an insurance claim.  We are nearing completion of the claim and the work is getting done.  We hope to be back in the water next week.  Can't wait.
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    XS Sailing

  • RC44 Marstrand Cup – Bronenosec the master of Marstrand

    XS Editor
    1 Aug 2015 | 12:01 pm
    RC44 Marstrand Cup – Further impeccable sailing from Vladimir and the crew saw Bronenosec Sailing Team claim the cup For the rest of the story from CLICK HERE!
  • Bullitt GC32 Sailing Cup Kiel – Tough day in Kiel

    XS Editor
    1 Aug 2015 | 12:01 pm
    GC32 Sailing Cup Kiel – Guichard and Spindrift racing were today’s winners after a solid performance across six races For the rest of the story from CLICK HERE!
  • 2015 KiteFoil GoldCup – Day 1 overall

    XS Editor
    1 Aug 2015 | 12:01 pm
    KiteFoil GoldCup – Thursday afternoon on Crissy Field looked like a mess. There were kites and boards strewn about beach For the rest of the story from CLICK HERE!
  • Extreme Sailing Series – Speed key in Hamburg

    XS Editor
    1 Aug 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Extreme Sailing Series – Hamburg made it into the list of best racing venues the ESS has visited over the last nine year For the rest of the story from CLICK HERE!
  • 2015 Malibu WWA Rider Experience – Canada recap videos

    XS Editor
    1 Aug 2015 | 12:00 pm
    2015 Malibu WWA Rider Experience – Check out all the action from the first Malibu Rider Experience in Canada! For the rest of the story from CLICK HERE!
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    Scuttlebutt Sailing News

  • Ingham Family tops Thistle Nationals

    31 Jul 2015 | 6:04 pm
    Fort Walton Beach, FL (July 31, 2015) – The 50-boat Thistle Nationals fleet got off one race today, and it was all Mike Ingham with crew Dan Fien and Sarah Paisley needed to secure the championship title in the 7-race series. Entering the day with a 9 point lead over Paul Abdullah, Ingham’s second today boosted that margin to 14 points over Abdullah, with the winner’s son Sam Ingham finishing third. Event website – Results
  • Foiling Into The Future

    31 Jul 2015 | 3:42 pm
    by Erik Simonson, The gray overcast gave way to brilliant sunshine, which shone brightly on San Francisco Bay and the 74 competitors sailing in the 3rd stop of the Kite Foil GoldCup (July 30-Aug 2). In its second season, the progression of not only the tour itself, but the equipment and riders who took to the water in winds reaching 30 knots at its peak combined with a 2.5 knot ebb tide, made for a challenging conditions all around. The race committee had split the foilers into two groups and ran back to back to back heats. Three windward-leeward legs and an uphill finish near…
  • Reaching a Wider Range of Sailors

    31 Jul 2015 | 2:32 pm
    Chicago, IL (July 31, 2015) – The Chicago Yacht Club will be hosting the North American Challenge Cup from Aug. 1-3, 2015 at Belmont Station. The NACC was first run in 1992 in an effort to reach a wider range of sailors in the community and is one of the longest-running events in the disabled sailing circuit. Those participating in the regatta this year range from members of local sailing programs to racers travelling from the Caribbean. Robert E. Jones, a five-time winner of the Freedom Class in the NACC and former US Sailing Paralympic Team member, is one racer who has been…
  • New Legal Case Filed Against America’s Cup Defender

    31 Jul 2015 | 1:41 pm
    San Francisco, CA (July 31, 2015) – Oracle Racing scuttled a professional sailor’s reputation by making him the patsy after a crewmate broke the rules of a regatta ahead of the 34th America’s Cup, the sailor claims in Federal Court. The crewmate violated race rules by adding too much weight to a part of the sailboat called the kingpost, Matthew Mitchell says. Oracle Racing, which hired Mitchell in 2012 to help prepare for the 34th America’s Cup, chose not to suspend or fire the crewmate, he says. Leading up to the main event, which was held in San Francisco Bay in 2013…
  • Video Highlights: Transatlantic Race 2015

    31 Jul 2015 | 12:13 pm
    The Transatlantic Race 2015 is a 2,800-mile race from Newport, R.I., to The Lizard on the southwestern corner of England. This is the 30th transatlantic race since three New York Yacht Club members sponsored the first one in 1866. A fleet of 38 boats—ranging in size from 40 to 140 feet and in age from 100 years to 10 months—departed from Newport in one of three different starts (June 28, July 1 and July 5). They spent from one to three weeks crossing the Atlantic. For more information, visit the race’s website: http://transatlantic
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  • A Look at Virgin Gorda in the BVI

    9 Jul 2015 | 7:35 am
    The British Virgin Islands are well known sailing grounds; one of the jewels of the Caribbean. Each of the islands in this group offers its own unique natural wonders and things to see. Today’s spotlight is on Virgin Gorda. When you approach the island by boat it is easy to see the form of a ‘plump virgin’ lying on her back. The third largest of the BVI, Virgin Gorda features everything from Spanish architecture to volcanic rock formations. The landscape here is different from Tortola and other islands, with mountainous, dry landscapes dotted with cacti, giving way to coasts lined with…
  • Things to Know about Bareboat Charters in Greece

    9 Jul 2015 | 4:13 am
    If you love sailing you’ve probably heard the tales about chartering a yacht in Greece; its crystalline waters, great Mediterranean food and nice reliable breezes. It is a wonderful place to go, and quite accessible. Here we’ll tell you a few good things to know if you’re thinking of chartering in the region. Sailing in Greece The Charter Season The prime season for bareboat chartering in Greece begins in April and ends in November. The truly high season runs from the end of July to the beginning of September. Around this time you’ll see the highest concentrations of sailors in places…
  • Cooking On-board

    9 Jul 2015 | 3:17 am
    Breakfast on-board Cooking may not be the first thing on your mind as you prepare for your fun and relaxing charter holiday. However, cooking on a boat is something worth giving some thought to before you depart, so there are no last minute meal panics once you board your boat. Cooking on-board is definitely different than cooking in your home kitchen, so it’s best to keep some pointers in mind to make your meals on board enjoyable and stress free. Cooking wise, you can think of your charter as somewhat of a camping trip. Space, fuel, and refrigeration are limited, so it is wise to plan…
  • Extensive Sailing Resume but no Certificate?

    2 Jul 2015 | 12:07 pm
    Unfortunately, the days of chartering without a sailing certificate are numbered and in short supply. While there are a number of worldwide destinations where a resume will suffice, almost all short hop Mediterranean destinations now require a certificate. People often ask how 30 years of experience and owning one’s own yacht can be ignored! While we at LateSail agree that experience is unrivalled and of vital importance for ensuring a safe and an enjoyable charter, we sadly don’t make the rules. Sailing like driving a car has become far more common and popular, resulting in the need for…
  • Last Minute Charters, the Nature of the Beast…

    18 Jun 2015 | 8:19 am
    The alluring notion of a last minute charter often ends with the dissatisfaction of either; settling with a somewhat compromised charter or not going at all! I hope to unpack some of the variables at play and help you to identify what’s most important to you. Like most things in life this beast is relative … what is your last minute charter? What attracts you to a last minute charter? Are you all about the end price? Are you really looking for the cheapest yacht in the Med, or are you looking for the cheapest 40ft which is no older than 5 years in age? Can or will you really go anywhere…
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    Sail Away Girl

  • Cures for What’s Bugging You – Sailing

    Sail Away Girl
    24 Jul 2015 | 5:06 pm
    Hello Sailors, It’s right in the thick of that time of year in the USA where the bugs are in full force. So I thought I’d check to see what might be some Cures for What’s Bugging You that others have recommended. Now I just moved to Texas and compared to Illinois, these bugs look […]
  • Gothenburg Swag

    Sail Away Girl
    17 Jul 2015 | 5:22 pm
    Hello Sailors, A dear friend of mine, Jess, traveled to Gothenburg Sweden to watch the final leg of the Volvo Ocean Race with her mom, Mary Ann, and another friend Pam. They posted a bunch of pictures on Facebook in evidence of how much fun they were having at the Volvo Ocean Race Gothenburg Race […]
  • Goodbye Chicago

    Sail Away Girl
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:08 pm
    Hello Sailors, Well as of today I still have not raised enough money for my sailboat let alone my circumnavigation so I decided that while I continue to work on building the kitty that I would like to attend culinary school. I applied at the CIA, as I told a friend culinary not spy, and […]
  • What to Wear Sailing 4th of July

    Sail Away Girl
    26 Jun 2015 | 5:10 pm
    Hello Sailors, Looking to show your patriotism this 4th of July? There are some great choices in this week’s What to Wear Sailing 4th of July. Hard to believe that next weekend will be the 4th of July. The heart of summer and time for BBQs, pool parties, and of course sailing. The great thing […]
  • Sail Away Girl on Amplify Podcast

    Sail Away Girl
    19 Jun 2015 | 4:40 pm
    Hello Sailors, I follow two wonderful people who are the CEO’s of Blogging Concentrated, Dan R. Morris and Rachel Martin. As part of their business plan they host a podcast called Amplify Podcast. It covers current tech news and influential bloggers. I have been dying to be a guest on Amplify Podcast. I listen to […]
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    FPB 64 Grey Wolf

  • Bring a slow cooker. You won’t regret it.

    Lawrence Carter
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:43 pm
    I arrived back aboard FPB 64 GREY WOLF on July 29th, having flown to the UK for a lovely wedding, and to my surprise it was sunny! So warm in fact that this captain, and now part-time scribe following the departure of Tayler, is currently writing wearing shorts. The boat was looking immaculate (but isn’t she always?), and after picking up a small bit of shopping, we were soon weighing anchor. It is our plan to be in Bergen for the 17th, to pick up some family, after which we’ll squeeze in more cruising – Norway’s fjords await! I brought back a slow cooker, as I’m sorry to say…
  • GREY WOLF is resting in Tromso

    Lawrence Carter
    22 Jul 2015 | 1:27 am
    GREY WOLF is resting in Tromso – the Paris of the North – and her skipper Trevor is checking out the charms of this great university city. Normal service (and blog) will be resumed over the coming days The post GREY WOLF is resting in Tromso appeared first on FPB 64 Grey Wolf.
  • Spam, eggs, killer whales and Tromso

    Lawrence Carter
    17 Jul 2015 | 5:07 am
    Yesterday we were still underway and we had got into the routine of our watch shifts. The scribe performs from 6 to 10 , Trevor is ‘it’ from 10 to 2 and Peter’s watch is from 2 to 6. Whilst on watch in the evening, I saw 2 killer whales swimming alongside GREY WOLF, which was very cool and later on some dolphins joined us too which was deeply cool. We’re now on the final stretch. With my watch complete, Peter took GREY WOLF to an anchorage just on coast of Norway so we could get some stunning pictures of the view. After that it was time for Trevor to wake up and made us all…
  • Iceberg dead ahead!

    Lawrence Carter
    15 Jul 2015 | 9:37 am
    Breaking our recent trend of sleeping in, we had an early start at 3 am this morning, when Peter heard the anchor dragging on the rocks below. He moved the boat to a different anchorage and in the process… Hit an iceberg. Trevor ran upstairs thinking Peter had ran aground. It made A LOT of noise. It was soon decided it would be better we let out a lot of anchor line – after which we could all go back to sleep and have a later start! When we finally awoke, it was soon realised the washing machine was finally fixed! We were having trouble with it the past few days as it…
  • Like a bat out of hell.

    Lawrence Carter
    14 Jul 2015 | 11:59 am
    I’m sorry to say that today… We had a late start. It would have been an even later start if Peter hadn’t played “Bat out of Hell” on the surround sound system full blast! Then, as we were all up (whether we wanted to be or not), we decided that we would make the short trek, GREY WOLF and all, to the Polish research station just up the fjord. Like a fool I had said that if I saw something cool in the water, pun intended, I’d get in. As if by magic, a huge piece of ice from the glacier floated by, so I had no choice. Bearing in mind that the water is about 4…
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    Any Way the Wind Blows

  • Waiting, waiting, and more waiting

    Jackie Chamberlain
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:42 pm
    The travel bug in me is buzzing saying in its squeaky, tiny voice, “Let’s get the move on senorita.” But alas, we are still in Provo waiting for our boat parts. Before we could receive the new shrouds, we had to send in the fittings off the old ones to the company making the shrouds. This entailed removing the rods, cutting off the fittings, motoring through the mangroves to land the dinghy near UPS, and getting picked up by Commissioner Gordon and Inspector Gadget. Ok so obviously those aren’t their real last names but I’m horrible with names so I don’t remember them (but their…
  • The Best Birthday Ever

    Jackie Chamberlain
    22 Jul 2015 | 4:20 pm
    For a beach bum like me, celebrating my birthday on a beach that has powdery white sand and crystal clear water is about as good as it gets. Add in a sweet husband who made my favorite meals, gave me a massage, and catered to my every whim and I couldn’t ask for anything better. Yesterday we spent my 33rd birthday soaking up the sun at Taylors Bay followed by a pizza and movie back on the boat. Being out here on the water every day I sometimes take the view and surroundings for granted, but yesterday I was reminded of how incredibly lucky we are to be on this journey and to be able to spend…
  • Delayed in Provo

    Jackie Chamberlain
    16 Jul 2015 | 3:24 pm
    Well we haven’t made it to the DR yet. We left Sapodilla Bay at 6 a.m. on the 11th and were about 6 miles out when we heard this loud bang. Assuming something had fallen on the floor in the cabin, I went down the companionway stairs to check but didn’t see anything. Then David noticed that one of the shrouds had broken off near the deck. We quickly had to douse the sails to take pressure off the mast. The mast is held up by 6 shrouds, the backstay, and forestay (basically 8 rods going from the mast to the deck) so if one or more break the mast could potentially snap off. We’ve read…
  • Back in our Honeymoon Spot! (Providenciales, Turks and Caicos)

    Jackie Chamberlain
    8 Jul 2015 | 7:03 pm
     On our way from Mayaguana to the Turks and Caicos, we experienced the largest waves of our sailing career, which made for an exhilarating ride. We had 20 knots of wind and 6-8 foot waves. Luckily the wind wasn’t blowing right on the nose so we were on a close reach the whole way, and we made it to Providenciales in under 8 hours. We had spent an awesome week at the Seven Stars Resort located on Grace Bay for our honeymoon back in September and had done a lot during that time so we weren’t rushing to go out and explore. Instead, we rented a car and spent two days grocery shopping,…
  • Dinghy breakdown in Mayaguana

    Jackie Chamberlain
    8 Jul 2015 | 6:37 pm
    Before leaving Mayaguana, we had an “Oh Crap are We Going to Make it Back to the Boat” moment. We had moved from Abraham’s Bay to a staging spot on the isolated east part of the island. On our last day, we took the dinghy to look at the flamingos, check out a wrecked sailboat, and snorkel at a coral head (in that order). We were about to leave the coral head and head back to the boat when David noticed that the propeller on the outboard motor was missing. He was able to find it pretty easily by jumping back in the water near the coral but the bad part was the nut that holds the…
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