…..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 […]Read More First AC 72 Pitch pole…..
……. 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 […]Read More Check Out The New Hydroptère…….
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 […]Read More Surfs Up!
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 […]Read More V.O.R. Take a Final Look….
Last week the Krys Ocean Race offered us a look at the new MOD 70’s. Check them out as they race across the Atlantic, proving both speed and stability.Read More Trans-At in Less Than 5 Days
…..hairiest moments compilation. Enjoy.Read More Volvo Ocean Race 2011-’12’s….
The VOR take a break and Franck Cammas of Team Groupama takes a few of his fellow competitors sailing on his home turf. Check out the world record breaking trimaran, Groupama 3.Read More The Fast Go Faster
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 […]Read More A Finish in France
….. 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. […]Read More A Short and Windy Leg…..
Go ADOR! Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing is currently enjoying a 30NM mile lead over Team Puma. Check out the light show when the VOR fleet and Tropical Storm Alberto meet head to head…..Read More Strap On Your Helmets…
Go Puma! As the teams cross the equator for the fourth and final time. Sailors take a moment to celebrate the moment with some rum. Catch up with some of the worlds best sailors as they approach Miami, Florida. Volvo Ocean RaceRead More Team Puma Lead Across the Equator
Just a quick look at one of the epic moments of Thomas Coville’s voyage around the globe!Read More Single Handed Around The World 2011