A compilation of nosedive failures. Video published on Mar 23, 2017… For the rest of the story from Scuttlebutt Sailing News CLICK HERE!
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A compilation of mast failures… For the rest of the story from Scuttlebutt Sailing News CLICK HERE!
A compilation of sailing foiling fails… For the rest of the story from Scuttlebutt Sailing News CLICK HERE!
A compilation of helicopter sailing footage… For the rest of the story from Scuttlebutt Sailing News CLICK HERE!
A collection of regrettable moments. Video published on Mar 6, 2017… For the rest of the story from Scuttlebutt Sailing News CLICK HERE!
Nicholas Heiner keeping his Finn in one piece as he sail back home in 30-38 knots… For the rest of the story from Scuttlebutt Sailing News CLICK HERE!
A compilation video for those moments others would prefer to forget… For the rest of the story from Scuttlebutt Sailing News CLICK HERE!
Every five years the parade of ships – SAIL AMSTERDAM – takes place. In August, thousands of vessels, from small sailboats to large replicas of caravels, arrive at IJ Bay north of the city, and then pass through to the capital of the Netherlands. In 2015, 8,000 vessels participated, attracting millions of people to see a show that is not to be seen in any other place on earth. It is truly an amazing event… For the rest of the story from Scuttlebutt Sailing News CLICK HERE!
When 18-foot skiffs meet, boats break. Here are a few regrettable moments, with one collision including a five-time America’s Cup winning skipper. Video published on Feb 9, 2017… For the rest of the story from Scuttlebutt Sailing News CLICK HERE!
When was the last time you giggled while sailing?
Storm Conor on December 26, 2016. The centre of the storm was north of the UK, nearer Norway…
Skill on display in Maui. Video published on Nov 28, 2016.
Testing the boundaries of the Optimist’s seaworthiness.
Tobias Kirschbaum reports from Holland how they tried to sail a Finn in 50 knots of wind. As the video shows, the wind won. Video published on Nov 20, 2016.
But hopefully not many…
Some of the most epic waves in Volvo Ocean Race history. Video published on Sep 15, 2016.
Ever hear how a bad day sailing is better than a good day at work? We’re not so sure.
The British Sailing Team having some fun in the lead up to the Rio Games with this parody of The Italian Job movie. Video published on Jul 21, 2016.
Navy investigators blamed human error and an improperly programmed valve for a March incident in which eight sailors were injured when a cable used to catch a landing E-2C Hawkeye snapped on the flight deck of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. Video shows a harrowing few moments in which the aircraft disappears off the flight deck and reappears several seconds later. Full report.
This dramatic footage of the Dubois designed Half Tonner Alchemist was captured by RNLI Mudeford during the Round the Island Race on July 2, a 50 nm course that rounds the Isle of Wight in the UK.
Skippered by Andrew Talbot, Alchemist hit a shipwreck off The Needles with crew members on board having to be rescued by the Christchurch based Mudeford RNLI inshore lifeboat team. The crew got off the boat just seconds before she sank in 17 metres of water just east of the Needles.
The yacht, built in 1978, was competing without its owner, Mark Wynter, who is the Commodore of the Island Sailing Club, the host of the race.
Surfing Hawaiian waves and blast reaching in the O’Pen BIC.
Docks and boats at Mersey Yacht Club in Australia getting sent down the Devonport River as a result of extreme rains and flooding in Northern Tasmania.
When the bow on the 49er stuffs, the cartwheel follows. This skipper didn’t want to go down with the ship…
I420 survival in 35+ knots. Video uploaded on Jan 13, 2010.
A crash compilation from the French Indoor 2016 at the AccorHotels Arena on April 1-2 in Paris, France. Published by Horue Movie on Apr 20, 2016.
Below is a video from the event… when things go (mostly) right.
Ponta Delgada is the largest municipality and administrative capital of the Azores in Portugal. Located on São Miguel Island in the Atlantic Ocean, not quite 800nm off the Portuguese coast, this is where Mother Nature confronts an immovable object…
The just-launched Baltic 115 Nikata, an all-carbon, custom-built high performance cruiser/racer by Baltic Yachts, completed successful trials in Finland this autumn and recently arrived in the Caribbean after a 3,000 nautical mile transatlantic passage during which boat speed hit 28 knots. Details.
Drama on the Santa Cruz 27 Blade Runner during the 28th annual Round The County Race. (wipe out #2 posted above… click the link below for wipeout #1)
The 2015 event was held November 7 and 8 in the gorgeous and challenging waters of San Juan County Washington. The race is approximately 76 miles with an overnight stop in Roche Harbor, San Juan Island. Due to the great venue, the better winds of November, and the overnight stop in Roche Harbor, the race has become one of the more popular in the Pacific Northwest.
Just beware of the wipeouts…
The world’s largest luxury catamaran, S/Y HEMISPHERE has found a fitting base this week in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. The 44-metre catamaran with 16.6metre beam has been accommodated within Airlie Beach’s Abell Point Marina. The $50million+ yacht charters for a minimum of US$260,000 per week.
When the wind is fresh and the boat is loaded, keeping the kite over the keel can be lost in an instant. You can follow along this video as the crew enjoys the thrill of a good boat on a good day, or you can scroll forward to the moment of impact. At 3:25 minutes in the video, it’s suggested to get the kite down. Moments later, it proves to be a good suggestion.
Lorient, France (July 17, 2015) – Vincent Beauvarlet and Vincent Lantin will attempt a historic transat between Lorient, France, and St-Barth, on a Multi 23 trimaran with no cabin and no assistance. The two sailors intend to complete the 3,800-nautical-mile crossing in 20 days and do what no other sailor has ever tried before.
“It’s a challenge that will push us well beyond our physical and mental limits, in constantly changing sea conditions,” says Beauvarlet. “The boat will be put to test during this transat, although we have reinforced and solidified it to make it suitable for an ocean transat.”
Departure from Lorient today is scheduled for 2 p.m. local time at Cité de la voile. Weather conditions will be changing, with thermic winds at the start, a lot of transitions before Cap Finistère and very little wind in the Gascogne Gulf. The conditions should get better as the sailors move towards their final destination.
VINCENT BEAUVARLET is a jack of all trades, always pushing the boundaries of everything he takes on. The talented windsurfer from Guadeloupe was world champion in RaceBoard in the 1990s.
VINCENT LANTIN has been active in offshore racing for 15 years. A 100% self-taught master-of-all-trades, he has collaborated with a number of with skippers, including those of ORMA trimarans. He recently sailed on his first Route du Rhum in Class40.
Photos by Christophe Launay.
105-foot maxi-trimaran Lending Club 2 sailing on San Francisco Bay.
Danish kitesurfing sensation Nick Jacobsen teamed up with Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing to perform a world first – an incredible leap from Azzam’s 30 metre mast. Video published on Jun 26, 2015.
The American Windsurfing Tour’s Pistol River Wave Bash was back for the sixth year in a row. Starting on Thursday the 11th of June and running though Sunday the 14th, the contest was run at “the Rock” in the Pistol River State Park at Gold Beach, Oregon. Video published on Jun 16, 2015.
Bowman on the 12 Metre New Zealand KZ-3 loses his footing and falls overboard during 161st New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta on June 14, 2015. Photos by Stephen Cloutier.
Professional kiteboarder Nick Jacobsen pushed the boundaries of work and play when jumping from Richard Branson’s house on Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands. Details.
They do it because they can. Video published on May 21, 2015.
Parkour athletes Jason Paul and Pasha Petkuns take their freeruning skills from the streets to the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 stopover in Newport, RI. The athletes made their way down from the historical Ft. Adams to the docks and onto the Volvo Ocean 65s. Full story.