As a Race Committee person, I have used the iStart for many events and I have been satisfied with its operation and reliability. But Marty has recently discontinued making them. I will treat my personal iStart with loving care but I will also be on the lookout for a replacement when it bites the...
If someone is going to stylize sailing in a painting or drawing, is it too much to ask that they do a bare minimum of research so it doesn't look ridiculous? This is from US SAILING, for chrisakes! The main is weird enough but WTF is up with that headsail? Tell us about this hot new panel...
This photo baffles me.
The size of the planks look like carvel construction but there aren't any frames.
Possibly strip plank taken off a male mold but why are the strips so wide?
Why is there no shear clamp or keel timber?
The fact that the hull is supported by four jack stands instead of a...
Last week a sizable film crew from NBC was in Newport Beach shooting test footage for a possible pilot for a series on Beer Can racing, apparently with an emphasis on Racer Chasers. They just used 2 boats for this shoot -- a 1D48 and a Farr40 crossing tacks up the harbor, loaded with bikini-clad...
Well at least it's something.
Too bad it's the Rolling Rock of Belgium but we should be grateful for anything, right?
Too bad we couldn't land a decent Mexican beer as a N2E sponsor.
If it's cheap enough, that will go a long way toward living up the parties.
Here's what Hawaii needs and Larry Ellison is uniquely qualified to provide: a world-class marina/yachting center.
Come on Larry! You can do it!
Link for Forbes article: forbes.com/sites/clareoconnor/2012/06/21/larry-ellison-hawaii-lanai-island-david-murdock-dole/
Hopefully they've been in communication with Reid Stowe, what with all his experience in BS.
How long you think they'll last up there before the first divorce/mate-trading?
They ruined the race by kissing the butts of the money countries and that was bad enough.
Now only one boat left fully intact. I guess Telefonica is still in the hunt and gaining on Puma by leaps and bounds, sailing over a knot faster as I type this. But Tele has probs too, right?
As a buddy...
When I opened the alleged Front Page this morning I spewed coffee all over my kibo when I saw this:
I think this deserves a Caption Contest!
by the way, I intentionally obscured commercial references...
Ah yes, it's that's time. Preparing for another 'scoping. It's been about 5 years; time to get anally violated by professionals again.
The night before, I get to drink 4 liters of that vile fluid that makes you pee out of your butt. They give you a choice of flavor packets. Which is the least...