AC and the VOR

Some big news in the two sailing events that will always have my full attention. The Americas Cup has announced the return of the classic (yet modernly equipped) J Class boats for the 35th edition of the Americas cup taking place in 2017, in Bermuda. This will add some class back into the highly modern, […]

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Dongfeng Troubles

With the usual suspects, Team Brunel, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, Donfeng Racing, atop the leader board; the Chinese team lost a halyard. This snag led to a night time trip aloft (eeeek!) and a position loss. 3rd place is currently being held by Mapfre, but with only 7NM as a buffer, the Spanish entry will need […]

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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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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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Volvo Ocean Race 2014……

….is well underway! Check out at FARR Yacht Design right here Annapolis, MD U.S.A., as they figure out how to make this new OD VOR 65 class come together. The hulls are actually being built in France and the decks in Italy. I can’t wait to see these things on the water……. Expect more videos […]

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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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V.O.R. Take a Final Look….

A documentary highlighting the best footage from the 2011-2012 Volvo Ocean Race. This one deserves to be in your sailing vid archives. Take one last 1 hour trip with these boats and their crew. The race started in Alicante, Spain in October 2011 and concluded, around the world, in Galway, Ireland in July 2012. The teams sailed some […]

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