Sunday, August 10, 2014

foils on the brain again

More and more high end sailboats are foiling.

Here's a video from the Great Cat 32 event.  The event ran with 4 pro teams and 4 amature owners.  4 boats on the water at a time and  8 teams.  A round robin format was followed to ensure everyone raced everyone else.

Here you go:




Saturday, August 2, 2014

Pro sailors did not clean up at the Moth worlds

The International foiling moth has just completed their world championship at Hayling Island, U.K.

Its a pretty cool little boat.  What I thought was interesting was that there are a bunch of pro sailors at the event, and some of them didn't make the top 10.  Amateur sailors with a day job beat them out.

Go amateurs!

Here's the vids










and also, because Jimmy Spithill of Oracle Team USA deserves to be embarased, here's a vid about his SI shoot sailing a moth naked.


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Classic Yachts are pretty!

Here is a short piece about a classic yacht regatta.  I think a 12 meter is a bit much for me, but there may be space in my post lottery win fleet for a 6 meter ...


Monday, July 14, 2014

Sailing on Breakfast TV

Here's a link to a nice little sailing promotional video done by Stephen DesRoches

http://www.btvancouver.ca/videos/3641901627001/

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Spectator friendly matchracing event

Sailing seems to be slowly producing more and more spectator friendly events.

Here is one example in Marstrand Sweeden.  They hold a match race event every year in an enclosed bay that is surrounded by spectators.

Here is a highlight reel style video of the finals of the event.


Saturday, June 28, 2014

Cruisers are different

Here's a nice little video about a solo cruiser.  Very well shot, well edited and a nice story.

Long term cruisers can be a little different though...

Twenty Eight Feet: life on a little wooden boat from kevinAfraser on Vimeo.


Saturday, June 21, 2014

Deep thoughts about ocean racing

Ocean racers can have deep thoughs about their sport.

Who knew?