Anchors Aweigh

Sometimes in sailboat racing the guy that deploys the anchor first, pulls into the lead. Winds have been light and variable for most of this leg, as expected. However, the teams are nearing the final rounding mark and things may start “heating up”, as the teams begin to turn upwind Ā ~ see what I did […]

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Sad, that I still have no idea how to use one of these. I found this video quite helpful in describing how to get a rough fix on location. I am sure this is becoming a lost art with all of the available technology today. However, I think of it as an essential skill in […]

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Boxing Day…

… December 26th, is also the start of the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race 2013. This race marks the 68th anniversary for the event; continuing the tradition of racing from Australia’s Port Jackson/Sydney Harbour, south across the Bass Strait, along the east coast of the historic island of TasmaniaĀ andĀ into Hobart. This epic event has earned […]

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One Boat Closer….V.O.R.

I can hardly wait any longer for this race to kick off. Since hydro-foiling catamaran’s with fixed wings are still not safe to sail around the world, the Volvo Ocean 65 will have to do ;-0) Although it does look like they have integrated the wave piercing bow into the design……. These boats are obviously […]

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Uh Oh!

Looks like the MOD 70’s experienced yet another capsize just a couple of weeks ago while practicing for the Transat Jacques Vabre. It’s pretty serious when these things go over as Team Spindrift can vouch for with their spill back in June inĀ DĆ¹n Laoghaire, Ireland. ~Video courtesy of SailingNews’ YouTube Channel Ā  Virbac Paprec was […]

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A Clip from the Clipper Around the World Race

An accomplished sailor by the name ofĀ Sir Robin Knox-Johnston does a wonderfulĀ narrationĀ about his favorite leg of the Clipper Around the World Race: The Pacific Ocean. This race isĀ proving itself more and more of an attraction around the world, givingĀ opportunitiesĀ to those who wish to seek the thrill ride of an ocean crossing or perhaps an entire […]

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