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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The Old Volvo Ocean Race

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 […]

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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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A Look Back….

…..at the Panerai Yachts Challenge,Ā 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 […]

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Sydney to Hobart Race

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 realĀ excitementĀ when it comes to rough sea conditions and heavy winds. Over the years, this race has earned a reputation for causing someĀ detrimental damage to sailors and their […]

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Clipper Around the World 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 […]

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MOD 70 European Tour

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-AtĀ records, now tour Europe.Ā TheĀ MOD 70 European TourĀ is played just like a mini version of […]

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Surfs Up!

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 […]

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