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...

The Kids Will Also Get a New Cup Boat

Turns out the AC75 full-foiling monohull isn’t the only new boat that will be tearing things up this America’s Cup cycle. Earlier this week, organizers of the Youth America’s Cup, which runs parallel to the regular 36th America’s Cup, announced that a brand-new foiling monohull will be used for that racing as well, the AC9F.Designed by the New Zealand boatbuilding company Yachting Developments with input from the Defender, Emirates Team New Zealand, Southern Spars and North Sails, the new...

Behind the Design of Duotone’s CAPA – Kari Eisenhut

For 2020, the CAPA joins Duotone’s award-winning range of kites. A specific and highly advanced foil kite design that blends aerodynamic performance features from both kite and paragliding innovations, it’s suited to experienced hydrofoil or snow-kite riders looking for something that complements the low-drag of the hydrofoil, skis or snowboard, as well as any other performance orientated rider on all boards. Here we go behind the design with Kari Eisenhut.What was your vision behind the Duotone 2020 CAPA? The development,...

Learning New Sailing Skills

Multihull sailing requires a skill set all its ownPhoto courtesy of Lagoon CatamaransThe other day I was thinking about the very first time I sailed a multihull. It was in New Zealand, of all places, on the Bay of Islands, midway through Christmas break at the school where I was then teaching as a Peace Corps volunteer in Western Samoa. Stranger still, I was already 29 years old.Granted, save for the occasional trip to New England, I was, at...

Sessions – From Above Featuring Oswald Smith

In a series of strange coincidences, the paths of the Livewire v7 and Oswald Smith converge in the world-famous kiting destination of Tarifa, Spain. Designed with durability in mind, the Livewire v7 is the most aggressive & durable board in the Airush Range and a great choice for a rider like Ozzie.Paired up with the Razor v9, Ozzie gets to test out his new kit in a wide variety of conditions including nuclear winds at the infamous Balnaerio Spot,...

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...

[PROFILED] Angely Bouillot

There are moments in sports that are often spoken of long after the competitive dust has settled. One of this year’s most notable occasions was when female French rider Angely Bouillot battled the Netherlands’ Pippa van Iersel in Cape Town’s nuclear conditions during a makeshift big air event dubbed the ‘Queen is Born.’ When all was said and done, Angely’s explosive megaloops owned the podium and made a clear impression on the unofficial contest crowd—moves that would have stood out on their own in the King...

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!