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
Hugo Boss is making waves with Alex Thomson’s new YouTube commercial. Check out his latest antics below. Shame about the nice suit… Also if you haven’t seen his keel walk, it’s worth a look. ~enjoy the day!Read More The Boss Mast Dive
With the new boats launching and the teams preparing for this year’s Volvo Ocean Race, let us take a look back, way back to the race’s debut, 1973. The Whitbread Round the World Race Digitally Remastered, Episode 1/3. Brought to you by Sailing News TV. It seems that this race was a bit more laid […]Read More The Old Volvo Ocean Race
… 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…
…..at the Panerai Yachts Challenge, Antigua. The event took place in April of this year. Looks like they had great conditions with plenty of breeze, although it could have been sunier. Despite this event not showcasing the latest and greatest, high speed technology in sailing, this is still one of my favorite events in the sport […]Read More A Look Back….
…….. from my favorite, Carlo Borlenghi. Enjoy!Read More Beautiful Photography……….
Last week, one of the world’s most infamous regattas has crossed the finish line yet once again. The Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race usually offers some some real excitement when it comes to rough sea conditions and heavy winds. Over the years, this race has earned a reputation for causing some detrimental damage to sailors and their […]Read More Sydney to Hobart Race
It’s a Volvo Ocean Race for amateurs. Anyone can compete. You can race the whole way-round or just do a leg or two……or three, pretty cool. The new boats (the 70 foot version) for the following years race are arriving as I type. Check out the documentary as shown on the Discovery channel following the […]Read More Clipper Around the World Race
Check in with the fleet for day 12 highlights. The weather is still warm, but the competition keeps shrinking as Zbigniew “Gutek” Gutkovski of Energa had to retire from the race due to a non-working auto helm .Thanks VendeeglobeTV for the much needed american translation.Read More Vendee Globe Crosses The Equator
Now this is exciting stuff! There is only one thing more exciting than flying a hull on a catamaran and that is flying two hulls on a tri-maran. The same boats from the Krys Ocean Race that broke all of the Trans-At records, now tour Europe. The MOD 70 European Tour is played just like a mini version of […]Read More MOD 70 European Tour
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!
…….will have an all woman team. Awesome! Quite the line up as well. Boys you better step up your game. Remember, the new VOR boats will be one design. I can’t wait!Read More The New Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015……