First AC 72 Pitch pole…..

…..and it caused them almost loose more than the rig! Apparently it is quite the big deal when these things flip, unlike the smaller AC45’s that seem to go over regularly. After extensive hours, efforts and a strong ebb tide, the crew and the boat made it back to shore. The enormous wing however did not […]

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Check Out The New Hydroptère…….

……. doing some practice in the San Francisco Bay to prepare for the crossing of the Pacific. The freshly painted, newly sponsored DCNS Hydroptère, the boat that flies, has recently been delivered from France to the west coast of America to attempt to beat the Trans-Pacific World Record. This record should get smashed considering the boat’s speed. I am […]

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Surfs Up!

The Clipper Around the World Race is my latest discovery (although I am sure most of you already know of this). This is essentially a Volvo Ocean Race for amateurs of all shapes and sizes. It seems the boats are all one design and fully rigged and equipped to handle the challenges of the open […]

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V.O.R. Take a Final Look….

A documentary highlighting the best footage from the 2011-2012 Volvo Ocean Race. This one deserves to be in your sailing vid archives. Take one last 1 hour trip with these boats and their crew. The race started in Alicante, Spain in October 2011 and concluded, around the world, in Galway, Ireland in July 2012. The teams sailed some […]

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A Finish in France

The French team Groupama seize victory in their home port. Team Telefonica was looking good unitl they broke a rudder, repaired it, sailed themselves back in to the race with their rocket boat and then…….. …. broke a rudder again! This victory for Groupama moves the French team into a comfortable lead. The exciting part […]

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A Short and Windy Leg…..

….. lies ahead as Volvo Ocean Race Teams depart Lisbon, Portugal. The 1250 NM leg promises some of the windiest conditions yet. Keep a close eye on the overall leader board as Team Telefonica has dropped back for the first time in the race do to some comparably poor sailing to, in and from Lisbon. […]

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