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  1. 2019 Worrell 1000 Reunion Race

    random capitalizations make me nervous. This will be the fifth time by my counting that someone has tried to relaunch the W1000 since 2005. I wish them best of luck.
  2. Design for the future in Auckland, or just more [above-the-]water vapor?
  3. Man saws AR15 in half

    Are you telling me that Youtube videos aren't always real and true? That's so crazy! What a world!
  4. Caribbean 600

    either scot or someone who sent it in to him. wasn't me.
  5. Vestas 11th Hour recovery

    As if there are any real sailing journalists in NZ....
  6. SuperFoiler Grand Prix 2018

    ratings? what ratings?
  7. Vincent Prevost said the same thing when I interviewed him before the Vendee
  8. C-Class Little Cup news

    Groupama had a wingsail and foiled far better than Hydros did. The only thing Bora and Ben Hall proved is that it ain't a reliable solution for boats that flip over all the time.
  9. SuperFoiler Grand Prix 2018

    Goobs almost got chopped in half. That was seriously terrifying.
  10. SuperFoiler Grand Prix 2018

    Jesus I haven't seen this much whinging since my kid was 4 months old. We have been fans of the Superfoiler from the beginning. We are simply tired of the fact that no one's figured out how to sail the thing in like two years of testing. If Glenn, Nathan, and Goobs can barely get it around the course in the flattest water anywhere, maybe it's time to fix the design? I get that the Macartneys goal is to be so extreme that only the 'best' can handle them, but two years? And in the meantime, the racing is fucking terrible to watch. how long did it take the skiffies to figure out the Grand Prix boats the last time round? How long did it take the 49erers to figure those out? Maybe 2-3 years is normal, but it seems like an awful lot of time.
  11. No engine aboard. Batteries work upside down.
  12. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Depends. If the boat and the crew are gone, MSA might not have much to say regardless of the outcome of their investigation. If I were VOR, I'd like a proper investigation uncomplicated by Chinese politics or the influence of important Chinese interests or people. There is no question that the folks at VOR are taking this seriously - it's just they are completely clueless on how to communicate it. Kind of odd, really.
  13. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Nope. Americans leading it, and we don't use that word.
  14. "Sailing" v "Yachting"

    I did some interviews at this week's US Sailing Leadership forum about this subject and got some interesting discussions out of it. All on SA Facebook under 'video'
  15. Sailing World mag

    That's a smart analysis. It seems when SW did their redesign a couple years back, they did the opposite. When a magazine cuts all of its staff but doesn't close the doors (relying on freelancers off contract), it's almost always for a very specific reason: They have advertising contracts that still have time on them, and it's more economical to run a skeleton operation and collect the checks than it would be to shut it all down and return the money. Most people I spoke to in St. Pete (including a major SW advertiser) expect SW to close sometime over the next 24-36 months regardless of Dave's statements to the contrary. Dave and I argued back and forth quite a bit, but I think he was mostly just upset with himself for the fact that we broke the news after his bosses decided not to issue a release or statement when they decided to get rid of the remaining employees and cut the issue count to 4. Our argument was just hours after we both attended a presentation by a renowned advertising/comms guy who urged everyone to always be transparent, and to 'make sure you tell people what's going on, or someone is going to tell them for you and spin it any way they want..." I really do like Dave and I know he has a thankless job in a really challenging industry. I wish him well regardless of what happens to the mag.
  16. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    There is an independent inquiry underway under the responsibility of an experienced and highly qualified group of investigators. WIll let you know more when I find out.
  17. Why? 50s were quicker.
  18. I edited the front page piece after a couple of smart designers explained what the graphs meant. "Boatspeed on VMG course upwind/downwind" is what the header ought to have been. Botin and Carrau speak good english, but clearly not good enough for my cobwebby brain. So 40 knots of boatspeed at an upwind VMG angle... apologies for being thicker than a snickers
  19. hutch, Phil Lotz, and Hap Fauth presented a bunch of stuff about their campaign this morning at the US Sailing Leadership Forum.
  20. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Fixed. You have some rule real reading issues.
  21. "Sailing" v "Yachting"

    because one good sailing center doing it right means you can ignore the fact that there are so few of them?
  22. New imoca boats

    No one knows yet