attack of the dicks

No, not a World Sailing meeting because we all know those guys don’t have dicks… After a powerful storm washed away their cover, thousands of unsightly — and phallic-looking — worms were left bare on a California beach. Fat innkeeper worms — colloquially known as “penis fish” — washed up on Drakes Beach in Point Reyes, Calif., around fifty miles northwest of San Francisco, last Friday. First reported by nature publication Bay Nature, the “penis fish” that washed ashore is the Urechis caupo, a...

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Laser, various Classes – Sail Sydney – Sydney AUS – Day 1, Chris Barnard USA tied on top in Lasers

This morning UTC, Sail Sydney attended by 20 classes – Olympic and many youth classes from the Optimist to the 29ers – on the entry lists, kicked-off the 2019 competition. —– A top quality fleet is starting in the Lasers Standard and after the first three races finished so far, Matthew Wearn AUS and Chris Barnard USA are jointly on top. Jeemin Ha KOR follows on rank 3. —– In the Lasers Radial, Sofiane Karim FRA leads one point...

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bad idea

Yeah, we’d say this is a very bad idea.  I found a farr 39 ML listed on ebay (not my boat) with a starting bid of $8k. Looks like it needs a big refit (all( gelcoat needs replaced), but there might be some value there if someone wants to do the work. Jump in the thread to see more and of course, to comment!

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the russians aren’t coming

World Anti Doping Agency The russians are banned from competing in international sport events yesterday Russia doping ban.This is not funny anymore. The impact of this is hardly comprehensible for russian sport. On the olympics they were good for 1010 Medals. Only US of A has more. Olympic Medal race by country World Championships In Dragon and 5.5 russians are quitte big. Russian Dragon association Russian 5.5 But they may compete under a different flag… Russian International Sailing Federation https://www.sailing.org/about/members/mnas/russia.php Thousands of sailors that have to sail without their country’s flag. These regatta’s they...

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smoke on the water

For the first time in its 20-year history, the Big Boat Challenge – the traditional curtain-raiser for the Sydney-Hobart race – has been cancelled. The scene at the Cruising Yacht Club (above) tells the story. Unprecedented levels of heavy smoke from nearby bushfires reduced visibility on the busy harbor to dangerous levels and the race committee had no alternative but to abandon the event.

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Star – Star Sailors League 2019 – Finals – Nassau BAH – Final results, Percy/Ekström GBR/SWE first in a tight Final

A three-way-photo-finish decided on the outcome of the 2019 Star Sailors League Final on the Bahamas. Iain Percy GBR/Anders Ekström SWE grasped the title and the 40000 US$ prize money just one meter ahead of Xavier Rohart/Pierre-Alexis Ponsot FRA, and another meter behind Eivind Melleby NOR/Joshua Revkin USA on 3rd. Only Mateusz Kusznierwicz POL/Bruno Prada BRA could not follow the top-three in the Final of the four best. —– The final ranking list, the news and the video of...

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old and bold

A fifty-year sailing rivalry will resume this weekend when two of the most famous names in Australian yachting go head-to-head again in a special regatta to mark the 75th anniversary of the Sydney-Hobart race. Sir James Hardy (87) and Gordon Ingate (93) will each skipper their own classic yachts in a two-day event that features an extraordinary 36-strong fleet of pre-1975 veterans of the great race South. Hardy’s cutter Nerida won the Sydney-Hobart in 1950 and Ingate’s little sloop Jasnar...

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the best

They’ve done it! After 28 days, 23 hours, 24 minutes and 46 seconds at sea, Franck Cammas and Charles Caudrelier, accompanied by their media man Yann Riou, are the winners of Brest Atlantiques. Having crossed the finish line this morning at 10:24:46am (local time), this is the first major offshore victory for Maxi Edmond de Rothschild, after covering a total of 17,084 miles at an average speed of 24.57 knots.

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