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  • The Legend Continues

    The Legend Continues

    The legend of Mom....Happy Mothers Day!

    We could have never don it without you!...
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  • Johnny Heineken Named Rolex Yachtsman Of The Year

    Johnny Heineken Named Rolex Yachtsman Of The Year

    2012 Rolex Yachtsman of the Year: Johnny Heineken (Larkspur, Calif.), age 24, has been named the 2012 Rolex Yachtsman of the Year for his dominating performances in competitive kiteboarding, including the Kiteboarding Course Racing World Championship in Cagliari, Italy, where he topped 148 competitors to claim the world title for a second consecutive year. Heineken also proved his racing prowess by besting 45 competitors in the Kiteboarding North American Course Racing Championship in San Fran...
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  • Around The World In A 10 Foot Tub

    Around The World In A 10 Foot Tub

    73 year old Sven Yrvind is about to set out to circumnavigate the globe.


    For the 2nd time.

    In a 10 foot boat. Seven is no fool and has numerous big feats in little boats. Named the "Yrvind Ten" after its 10 foot length, the miniature vessel will be just 1.8 meters wide with two six meter-tall masts. Weighing 1.5 tons, it will be made out of a composite foam and f...
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  • Kiwi Spirit Unleashed

    Kiwi Spirit Unleashed

    In this first blog I wish to provide some general background information. My boat is named Kiwi Spirit. I will attempt to break the record of Dodge Morgan, who circumnavigated the globe under sail non-stop and unassisted in 1986 at age 58 on American Promise. I will be 76 when I set forth on November 30, 2013 from St. Augustine, Florida. My goals include being: The oldest person to circumnavigate under sail non-stop The fastest to circumnavig...
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  • Ronnie Simpson Vying For Next Editon Of Vendee?

    Ronnie Simpson Vying For Next Editon Of Vendee?

    Ronnie Simpson on his Moore 24' 101 at the start of the 2012 SHTP

    The boat is available for a modest price, and it's already in Paradise!

    Ronnie has done some pretty impressive things, but he has put his Moore 24 101 up for sale and is moving to France. The overall goal? The next edition of the 2016 Vendee! We caught Ronnie having Happy Hour at a local SF watering hole, here's a taste of the conversation.... Ronnie been eyeballing ...
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  • Blown Away: Reflections From Paul Larsen

    Blown Away: Reflections From Paul Larsen

    24th of November,2012. This is the day that VESTAS Sailrocket 2 took speed sailing into a whole new era. Having already broken the existing Outright world speed sailing record by the biggest margin in the records history a little over a week earlier, the team took to the waters of Walvis Bay in strong winds to try and be the first to take the sport over the 60 knot average mark. This video shows the third run of the day. The record attempt had been p...
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  • Serious Sailing, Serious Fun; Traditions Build Winners Trailer

    Serious Sailing, Serious Fun; Traditions Build Winners Trailer

    Snipes have a tradition that winning is not everything so getting a coach to help the back of the fleet during a race makes perfect sense. Snipe sailors wants all the racers to sail their fastest and have a great time on the water. That same vision means everyone shares the latest "go fast" modifications to the boats. That keeps the competition between the sailors. Just as important as the racing, the shoreside activities have been vital to the Class. Whether it's the daiquiris and pael...
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  • Chasing Mavericks

    Chasing Mavericks

    Chasing Mavericks opens in the US October 26, 2012 and in Germany January 3, 2013....
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  • Eric Arndt, Samba's Lab Loving Boat Manager

    Eric Arndt, Samba's Lab Loving Boat Manager

    Michelle Slade of crafted thi nice interview of yet another on of the SF Bay' unsung superstars, Marin Counties Eric Arndt (no relation to L-38's John Arndt) Visions of his two pups, Izzy and Sarah swimming next to Samba during extended tiller time during the 2008 Pineapple Cup, were an indicator to Eric that his time off watch was way overdue. photo © Michelle Slade/Sailblast ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ...
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  • The Water Photographer

    The Water Photographer

    The mysterious world of the water photographer revealed!...
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