Team Groupama Dismasted!

In typical Extreme Sailing Series fashion, Act 1 kicks off with no shortage of collisions and wipeouts. The race took place in Singapore Harbor last weekend. Day 3 delivered possibly one of the event’s most dramatic moments in its eight-year history. The home Team Aberdeen Singapore caught a huge gust near the finish line and plowed […]

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Artemis Says Goodbye,

…….but not for good. Having overcome such a great tragedy as the Swedish team has endured, the mere participation of the team’s New AC72 and its crew is remarkable. Artemis Racing Chairman Torbjorn Tornqvist says “I certainly see this was the first campaign, but not the last one”. Check out the Semi-final Race 4 Highlights. […]

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And So it Begins…….

The Louis Vuitton Cup is underway and Emirates Team New Zealand broke some LVC/AC records. At one point in the leg, the AC72 team was sailing its 72-foot water line in a single second, recording a top speed of 42.8 knots. This was with a wind speed of only 14-16 knots. Wowzers! The 90-foot multihulls back […]

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Tag 60

Brace yourself! The multi-hulls are taking over. I had to steal this one from sailinganarchy.com. What a good find.  I may have mentioned this before, but other than the ridiculously hi speed, crashing, flipping AC cats and maybe the Extreme 40’s (because they’re just fun to watch), I typically have an aversion towards multi-hulls. This […]

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Views From Aloft

Well it has certainly been a while, but today’s excellent weather prompted another segment of “Views From Aloft”. This being the first climb of the year, all things considered, went pretty well. Sean and I argued a bit about who would get to ‘go up’ and how it just isn’t safe to send someone my size up […]

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Nordkapp To Stockholm…..

…… in an inflatable 13′ catamaran. That all adds up to approx. 1350 NM and 45 days. I like that every day he ends with setting up camp and sleeping ashore. This might be the only way I could be talked into this…………on second thought, no, I could never be talked into this. Check out […]

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Extreme 40’s Hit Brazil

These are the highlights from act 8 in beautiful Rio De Janeiro. Torben Grael, skipper of Team Brasil and home town hero could not make it happen. Leigh Mcmillan of The Wave Muskat takes the double and probably has the best finishes for 2012. Great job, Team Muscat! I can’t wait to catch the action next year in Oman…….

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Extreme 40’s, Niece

Haven’t seen much from these guys lately, but the Extreme 40 Series is still going strong. The fleet saw some good action off of the southern coast of France this week, in the beautiful city of Nice. With a challenging start, a.k.a. crash, Team Edmonds de Rothschild had to make some repairs after day 2. The […]

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Keeping Up With The Cup

The Americas Cup gets rolling in less than 80 hours. Make sure you catch the live coverage of day one right here (courtesy of americascup.com and youtube.com) The teams have had some good time off since Newport. I don’t know about you, but I am getting anxious for the excitement to resume in San Francisco. This should be a great venue. […]

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