“A Thrill a Minute” – Foiling Catamaran S9 at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show 2017 with Outlaw Sailing
St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands (March 23, 2017) – Twenty-three boats took their start this morning on a 21-nautical mile course that circumnavigated the U.S. Virgin Island of St. John counter clockwise in the Round the Rocks Race. This one-day warm-up for the main event St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR), March 24-26, offered a full range of exhilarating sailing challenges from frequent tacks along offshore cays to cross currents and wind shifts around the east end and slalom-like conditions in the downwind. The island’s Virgin Islands National Park served as the picture-perfect backdrop for this incredible and highly competitive course. Event details – Scoreboard – Facebook. For the rest of the story from Scuttlebutt Sailing News CLICK HERE!
This summer you’re anticipating another lazy spinnaker run up the Delta as you head to your favorite anchorage among the tules and look forward to jumping in for that first freshwater swim. Nights are quiet, the air is warm, and it’s… For the rest of the story from latitude38.com CLICK HERE!
As reported in the current issue of Latitude 38, more than three years of labor by several paid shipwrights and roughly 600 volunteers have gone into the construction of the 100-ft LOD brigantine Matthew Turner… For the rest of the story from latitude38.com CLICK HERE!
Love him or hate him, the first man to win a non-stop RTW race has certainly earned every sailor’s respect in his long, long life, and his history isn’t even the most interesting thing about him. Our fascination with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston comes from how little he seems to give a shit about anything that ain’t him. If you ever get a chance to listen to some of his tales at a marina or a boat show (preferably after the gin starts flowing), we highly recommend it – just don’t expect him to remember your name! We share a short excerpt below from a very well-written profile on the Clipper Race boss from Avaunt Magazine; you can share your own RKJ stories in the thread... For the rest of the story from Sailing Anarchy CLICK HERE!
Sailing in Rhode Island from Ocean Images on Vimeo. Thanks to the wishes of an uber-secret previous owner, images and videos of the monster Gunboat 90 have been scarce since her launch. But now that the biggest and baddest cruising cat of all is up for sale, the covers are coming off for the world to see. She’s got the M&M ‘battleship’ lines that so many love about the pre-2013 Gunboats, and this girl is definitely the only luxury superyacht that can easily hit 30 knots under sail and embarrass any other superyacht on the planet around the cans… For the rest of the story from Sailing Anarchy CLICK HERE!
Evolution of the class – Foiling Chat with Nacra 17 Sailors Ben Saxton and Tom Phipps – Video here – For the rest of the story from Sail Web CLICK HERE!
Lectronic Latitude Article… For the rest of the story from latitude38.com CLICK HERE!
Eighty O’pen BICs participated in the North Americans hosted by Sarasota Youth Sailing, March 17-19. The highlight of the event may have been the World Premier of the “Bridge of Doom” bringing course obstacles and X-Games feeling to Youth Sailing. On one reaching leg of the high-speed slalom course, the sailors had to heel over to get under an inflatable arch. Nine sailors from the North American’s now qualify for the America’s Cup Endeavour O’pen in Bermuda, and join twenty-three other international O’pen BIC sailors who will be The Half Time Show between Race One and Race Two of the America’s Cup Finals, June 17. Find event results here. Title thanks to this… For the rest of the story from Sailing Anarchy CLICK HERE!
Local skipper Matt Jerwood certainly overplayed the anxiety card on his way to becoming the third Western Australian skipper to make it through to the semi-finals… For the rest of the story from sail-world.com CLICK HERE!
Miami, FL (March 24, 2017) – Racing was cancelled for day two at the Lightning Midwinter Championship. With winds in the mid 20’s on the the bay and possible thunderstorms in the area, the 29-boat fleet will sit today and conclude racing tomorrow. Leading is Ched Proctor with crew Jay Lurie and Ben Cesare who posted a 3-1 yesterday but they are tied with Chilean Cristobal Perez with crew Alfred Sherman and Rodrigo Ducasse who hold a 2-2. Event details – Miami results – Circuit results. For the rest of the story from Scuttlebutt Sailing News CLICK HERE!
Groupama Team France has had her first sail in Bermuda with the AC50 looking impressive in the video shot by the team… For the rest of the story from sail-world.com CLICK HERE!
For Wendy ‘Wendo’ Tuck, one race around the world was never going to be enough. And as a result, she’s set to make history in the Clipper 2017-18 Race as the first Australian skipper to complete the arduous ocean challenge twice… For the rest of the story from sail-world.com CLICK HERE!
The Infiniti 53 is a new 53 foot canting keel boat suited for exceptional performance both offshore and inshore. The new yacht will feature a canting keel, gybing centerline daggerboard and leverages the dramatic performance advantages available through the DSS system. The design intends to revolutionize the performance of yachts in the mid-50 foot range. Check it out…. For the rest of the story from Sailing Anarchy CLICK HERE!
The 90th anniversary of the Bacardi Cup for the Star Class was March 5-11 with eight other one-design classes competing in the 8th annual Bacardi Miami Sailing Week on March 9-11. Event details – Scoreboard – Live streaming – Facebook. For the rest of the story from Scuttlebutt Sailing News CLICK HERE!
Our lives are busy. We try to do a million things at once. Often we can’t see the forest for the trees. And then today we received this brilliant work from our friends at Waterlust. We can all learn from this… For the rest of the story from Sailing Anarchy CLICK HERE!
This summer, the Premiere Sailing League will debut and test a new, fully robotic course mark for its stadium racing… For the rest of the story from sailingworld.com CLICK HERE!
by Craig Leweck, Scuttlebutt – Some things don’t mix well, like cats and dogs. But the tension is fun to watch, which is why the 35th America’s Cup is so odd. The Defender and the Challengers are… friendly. The acrimonious environment had been part of the event’s attraction. Rich owners and boastful skippers facing off in battle, each leveraging the rules to their advantage. Classic confrontation, but in this edition there is cooperation. I miss the cats and dogs. All we have now is cats… For the rest of the story from Scuttlebutt Sailing News CLICK HERE!
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The second rankings of the spring season put Yale on top in coed, while Boston College jumps to the top of the Women’s fleet… For the rest of the story from sailingworld.com CLICK HERE!
Image gallery shot as Emirates Team New Zealand returned in the late afternoon from another four hour race training session on the Waitemata harbour. Our cameras were on Devonport Wharf to catch the sequence – and for the first time a wide angle lens had to be used… For the rest of the story from sail-world.com CLICK HERE!
Transpac welcomes the latest entry, Jim & Kristy Hinze Clark’s Super Maxi Comanche to the growing fleet of over 60 boats set to race to Hawaii in July. Skippered by Ken Read, Comanche will go head to head with Manouch Moshayedi’s 100′ Rio Racing USA for the first time since the 2014 Sydney Hobart race.
A compilation of nosedive failures. Video published on Mar 23, 2017… For the rest of the story from Scuttlebutt Sailing News CLICK HERE!
Throughout its 166 year history the rivalries between owners, skippers, crews, yacht clubs, fans and nations have been some of the most intriguing facets of the competition for the world’s oldest sporting trophy… For the rest of the story from sail-world.com CLICK HERE!
Light air forced a postponement of the start of BAMA’s Doublehanded Farallones off Golden Gate Yacht Club on Saturday morning. The sequence, slated to begin at 7:55 a.m., was delayed for 40 minutes. The slow-boat division… For the rest of the story from latitude38.com CLICK HERE!
Seventy-nine competitors came for the 2017 O’pen BIC North American Championship on March 17-19 in Sarasota, FL. But this was not your normal event. They call it an ‘Un Regatta’ because they do things a little unlike other regattas… For the rest of the story from Scuttlebutt Sailing News CLICK HERE!
The Calero Marinas have been a regular winter destination for the RC44 fleet over the years having hosted four regattas and three World Championships between 2010 and 2013… For the rest of the story from sail-world.com CLICK HERE!
Banging the Corners published an hilarious video of BAR smashing the AC while docking at Bermuda, it made me laugh like their Oracle flip at SF bay one. Seeing that one reminded me on the dock post I hit here in the F18 Worlds.. And to continue laugh I thought on posting this onboard cam I made this Tuesday. Not much quality and lens blurred on condensation but… For the rest of the story from Cat Sailing News CLICK HERE!
For the first time in the history of the OK Dinghy World Ranking List, the top 3 three unchanged… For the rest of the story from Sail Web CLICK HERE!
Downwind surf foiling off Toulon, France… For the rest of the story from Scuttlebutt Sailing News CLICK HERE!
Earlier in the day Steve Thomas, also of Royal Perth, had become a giant killer, eliminating Tour Card holder Nicolai Sehested in three straight races, to join yesterday’s local qualifiers David Gilmour and Matt Jerwood… For the rest of the story from sail-world.com CLICK HERE!
Foiling tacks and laps… both boats look fast. ORACLE does well while BAR performs a very fast foiling tack.
For the sake of variety and participation, it’s time to look outside the one-design formula… For the rest of the story from sailingworld.com CLICK HERE!
We haven’t seen ‘average’ sailors so charged up about a new singlehander in a decade, and with UFO production hull # 1 currently in the mold, shit’s getting real for the US-designed and built ‘people’s foiler.’ Get to know the genesis of the project and the latest news right here on SA, and head over to the new builder’s website to find out more… For the rest of the story from Sailing Anarchy CLICK HERE!
While we’re not offering special tickets to the highest-priced Broadway musical in history, we are happy to point out that one of the quickest boats of her time is now for sale on eBay – with NO RESERVE! Currrently offered for a cool £0,99, the two-time Little America’s Cup champion (1964, 65 helmed by Reg White) is available complete with a monster 47-foot mast with three trapezes, carrying 550 s.f. of sail upwind with another 800 down. The ad claims she’s structurally sound, with a new main beam and carbon beam mounts, and needs little more than a new daggerboard and some ‘tidying’… Regardless, if you’re in the UK or Europe and have a pocket full of change and a need to hit 20 knots in light air (or a love for sailing history), it might pay to keep an eye on this one. Thanks to SA’er waynemarlow for the heads up…. For the rest of the story from Sailing Anarchy CLICK HERE!
HRH, Prince Edward got an exclusive tour of Land Rover BAR’s team base in Bermuda… For the rest of the story from Sail Web CLICK HERE!
Combine the popularity of keelboat one design racing, with the growth of speedy sportboats, and our sport has seen a long line of attempts to launch one design classes. However, there hasn’t been much success in the 30-foot range. What often happens is there are enough buyers to get the ball rolling, but not enough in any one region. So the boats have to travel, which is expensive, or the demands of the boat and schedule require pro crew, which is expensive. Ultimately the ball stops rolling and participation suffers… For the rest of the story from Scuttlebutt Sailing News CLICK HERE!