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

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?