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 ~ see what I did […]Read More Anchors Aweigh
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 […]Read More Sextant
… 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 Tasmania and into Hobart. This epic event has earned […]Read More Boxing Day…
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 […]Read More One Boat Closer….V.O.R.
Just had to share this find. Not sailing related but fun to watch…….Read More More Dollars Than Sense!
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 in Dùn Laoghaire, Ireland. ~Video courtesy of SailingNews’ YouTube Channel Virbac Paprec was […]Read More Uh Oh!
This is how you pitch pole properly…… I like the “Juuuhuuuu!” from the camera boat at :35. They make it look like it’s just ‘plane’ fun, although somehow I doubt it. Well……. maybe.Read More 25-35 Knots of Wind and a Spinnaker Set
I don’t know what it is, but I really like this boat. It almost looks armored…. Where do you want to go we are ready! Check out the JourneymanSailing channel for more vids.Read More A True World Cruiser
Imagine crossing the Atlantic on one of these…………by yourself. Surfs Up! Brought to you by SailingNewsTV’s YouTube feed.Read More Geeeeez!
…….. from my favorite, Carlo Borlenghi. Enjoy!Read More Beautiful Photography……….
An accomplished sailor by the name of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston does a wonderful narration about his favorite leg of the Clipper Around the World Race: The Pacific Ocean. This race is proving itself more and more of an attraction around the world, giving opportunities to those who wish to seek the thrill ride of an ocean crossing or perhaps an entire […]Read More A Clip from the Clipper Around the World Race
Another good ‘archives’ find…… Such a bizarre place. Look at how thick the lip of the wave is. Amazing! We don’t usually do surfing vids, but if you click the link you will be astonished, guaranteed! http://video.mpora.com/hdep/5Pgs2slxu/Read More TEAHUPOO!!