DO YOU REMEMBER? – Do you remember this incredible footage of the 18 foot skiff, Nokia sailing in heavy wind? This video we posted way back in 2008 and in this new XS series called ‘Do You Remember?’ this video makes the list. Click on the video and see why.
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DESTOPNEWS – What is in Episode 42? See below then click the video report above!
1. La Rochelle for the Semaine Olympique Française.
2. Around the Buoy
3. Delivery of the first VOR65 to Team SCA Sète for the Generali Figaro
4. Bermuda for the Match Racing Monaco for the J24s,
5. Spectacular capsize of the MOD 70 Virbac Paprec,
HOME MOVIES – Here is a home movie of a self described ‘Lucky sailor’ who got to go sailing onboard Team Italia’s RC 44 with Russell Coutts in Cascais. This was filmed during the Match racing done October 2nd 2013, Cascais… they won this flight! See how it really feels like to be sailing with a pro in this unedited ‘home movie’.
COOL BOAT DESIGNS - For over 42 years, International Marine manufactured two boats, the West Wight Potter 15 and West Wight Potter 19. Over time, we at International Marine responded to sailing enthusiasts’ needs by designing and building the Sanibel and Voyager pocket cruisers. The dedication and focus is on building a quality, time tested design that appeals to the experienced, as well as the new sailing enthusiast.
By building the overwhelming majority of International Marine sailboats to the sailor’s direct order, we build exactly the boat to suit the budget or sailing needs. We strive to offer great value, but not at the sacrifice of quality building techniques or components. Harken, Sunbrella, Cruising Design, etc. are among the names that contribute to a boat that will give you years of sailing enjoyment.
The world famous West Wight Potter 15 sloop is one of the best known and oldest sailboats in the cruising fraternity. Over 2,600 of these attractive compact cruisers currently sail all over the world. Continuously improved over her long history, the Potter 15 has achieved a noteworthy record of sailing successes, including sailing single-handed from Seattle to Ketchikan and from England to Sweden across the North Atlantic.
The Sanibel 18 Pocket cruiser handles with superb cruising performance and and great stability with 325 pounds of lead ballast but maintains the low draft needed to explore the shallows. The Sanibel’s timeless look combines with modern features and production techniques to create a fantastic sailboat for experts and novices alike.
The Voyager 20 is a true coastal cruiser (self righting and weatherly) with exceptional sailing performance on all points of sail. Easy to rig, a pleasure to sail, but best of all, one person can launch, sail and recover a Voyager, so when your adventure is over, you can trailer it and take her home with you.
Come down to meet the people behind the boats and see these cool boat designs at the Annapolis Boat Show starting Thursday Oct 10th.
For more on all these cool boat designs, check them out at www.IMSailboats.com or call them at (800) 433-4080
HOME MOVIES – If not, check out this nicely done video of sailing a wooden yacht on beautiful Sydney Harbour during a race. In Sydney, there’s a class called “wooden boat” in the weekend regattas that handicaps the boats to even them out a bit. This yacht is a particularly old one, and beautiful to sail. When the wind is strong as it was on this particular day, the wood creaks and the beams bend. Exciting stuff and good fun to be a part of the old-timers crew. Kick back and enjoy this 6-minute race in Sydney.
RIGGING TIPS – The Rope Shackle is the perfect replacement for traditional metal snap shackles and scew shackles.
The Soft Shackle needs no tools and is easy to open and close. Their light and soft properties will not damage paintwork and do not corrode or rust.
TEAM EMIRATES – Today was a milestone day in San Francisco, when two AC72′s lined up for a race on the actual race course that will be used for racing in the Louis Vuitton and America’s Cups which start in just over 3 weeks. This was the first time but certainly not the last that Emirates Team New Zealand battles it out with Luna Rossa.
STAR CLASS – At the stunning lake Garda many of the top Star sailors were present during the four days of the 2013 Star Eastern Hemisphere Championship. The challenging conditions and the low temperatures athletes came up against during the four days of the event made things a lot harder but even more exciting. Winners of the event were the Italian Olympian Diego Negri and his German Olympian crew Frithjof Kleen, boosting Negri 2 spots up the Star Sailors League leader board and one step closer for qualifying at the gran final in December. But before that, all athletes are set for the World Championship of the class in September in San Diego where things are expected to get really exciting.
SAILING NEWS – Our Full edition takes you from Italy to Tunisia visiting Portugal and Spain along the way – But First, the Route des Princes starts from Valencia towards Morlaix in Brittany.
1. Route des Princes 1st Leg
2. Star Sailors league
3. Figaro 2e Leg
4. Normandy Sailing Week
5. Groupe Bel Med Record
RED BULL YOUTH SAILING – Check out Will Tiller and how he is put through the paces. This short clip shows the importance of the physical work that goes into manning the AC45s. The Road to the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup is all about getting stronger, fitter, faster. For more, watch Will on the Kaenon “Road to the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup” CLICK HERE
TEAM ORACLE – With two-boat testing program on the horizon, the team re-activates their first AC72 following a few weeks of upgrades.
AMERICAS CUP – For those with sharp eyes, they would have noticed a new addition to the back of the Emirates Team New Zealand AC72. In case you were wondering it is the recently installed ACTV ‘Media module’ and stern camera mount.
NORTH AMERICAN MINI CLASS – Less then 30 days to go. Mini 650 Pacific Challenge – starts July 6th 2013! For more information CLICK HERE
MINI SAILING – Pretty damn fast! Here is some footage of big time surfing in a Mini 6.50! Mini Transat 6.50 also known as Transat 650 is a solo transatlantic yacht race that starts in Douarnenez in France and ends in Guadeloupe covering over 4000 miles with a stop in the Madeira or the Canary Islands. The yachts are very small considering the scope of the race, and are sanctioned by the Miniclasse 6.50 organization.
Miniclasse 6.50 closely monitors the craft but applies only minimal design restrictions such as length (6.5m), beam (3.0m), draft (approximately 2.0m), and material specifications, making the mini transat 6.50 an open design.
The race runs on odd-numbered years, and the 2011 race was recently completed. Sailors had to qualify by covering one of two specified 1000 mile courses along with having 1000 miles of ocean racing experience, much of it solo.
YOUTH SAILING – The ultimate student sailing event that has lasted for more than 30 years now is successfully heading for its 33rd edition during 2013. The Student Yachting World Cup moves to Pornic in West France from the 12th to the 19th of October. Teams from all over the world have already started to sign in and the competition is expected to be fierce. Do not miss the action!
MAINTANCE HINTS – Chris Larson demonstrates Harken traveler maintenance and the benefits of McLube OneDrop ball bearing conditioner.
AMERICAS CUP – Team meteorologist Roger ‘Clouds’ Badham knows as well as most that sailing on San Francisco Bay is one of the most challenging places to sail, and that’s on a “normal boat” let alone an AC72.
When the teams line up to race they will have a lot more than each other to worry about.
“First there are the mechanical challenges the teams face just to sail these boats, but then there is the physical strategy of where to put the boat on the race course. Where is the wind the strongest, where is the tide the most favorable and its changing minute by minute let alone leg by leg,” Clouds says.
Typically on the San Francisco Bay the wind is from the west and arrives as a very strong sea breeze. It kicks off mid to late morning and peaks mid to late afternoon.
But wind isn’t all the afterguard on the Emirates Team New Zealand have to worry about Clouds says. “We also have tide or current. There is the North Bay to the north and South Bay around the corner, they are huge bays with an enormous volume of water that has to come in and out through the bay and under the Golden Gate Bridge where it can easily be three or four knots as a slow tide or up to six or seven knots at times.”
Illustrating the intricacies of the Bay only a short distance away from the Golden Gate Bridge is the where the racing action starts and the difference in current can be a number of knots.
What is obvious to see while observing the Bay is that boat speed and handling aren’t the only factors that will establish the winner of races from one day to the next.
SAILING NEWS – From Korea to Italy visiting the Seychells and England along the way.
But First, a massive victory for Yan Elliès this afternoon in Porto, Portugal during the first leg of La Solitaire du Figaro
TEAM ORACLE – Takes its brand new wingsail for a first test in San Francisco Bay. [ © Amory Ross / ORACLE TEAM USA ]
HAPPY HOUR FRIDAY – How to speak Sailor Jerry Rum with Howdy Doody and Johnny.