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?


Monday, June 16, 2014

random sailing news

It seems that several interesting pro sailing events are reaching out and expanding their coverage.  Just this week an English speaking sailor won a race from New York to Barcelona Spain in Open 60 mono hulls.  There's a good series of videos on You Tube about the event, but here is the final one.






The production foiling catamaran is ripping up some race courses in Europe.  I wonder if one would if one would survive hitting one of the logs that litter our part of the straight of georgia?  Anyway here's a video :



Saturday, March 29, 2014

Frost Bite season ends

Another season on winter sailing is over and done.

I have been racing in the winter with the Vancouver Rowing Club frost bite series, the Polar Bear.  Check it out here:

http://vrcracing.ca/polar-bear-race-2014-03-09/


Here is a video from the Boston Sailing Center about why people sail in the winter.