Leg 5 start is on | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015: "Following fresh information on the development of Cyclone Pam, today Race organisers announced that Leg 5 from Auckland, New Zealand to Itajaí, Brazil will now start on Wednesday, March 18 at 09:00 NZDT (Tuesday March 17, 20:00 UTC)."
Drive it like you stole it | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 -
When you're thundering through the ocean at 25kts, it's important to have trust in your boat - and that's where Southern Spars come in
Life at the Extreme - Ep. 22 - 'Losing ground' | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15: a look back at Leg 4--
In this episode, the fleet is getting closer together again. Unfortunately, Team Brunel and Team SCA’s gamble didn’t pay off. Frustration is high among the teams as the technical problems are getting more and more recurrent. And with illness and exhaustion taking over most crews, the sailors are slowly fighting their way to cross the finish line.
Day 76 - Daily highlights – Barcelona World Race
John Laun's caper wins NOOD Regatta | UTSanDiego.com: "... Laun celebrating with his crew of nine other sailors after his boat, caper, was declared the overall winner of the Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta. Now Commodore of the storied SDYC, Laun proved to be a rude host by capturing the grand prize -- automatic entry in the Helly Hansen NOOD regatta championship at the British Virgin Islands.... "
St. Charles native sails with America's Cup ships into new business - DailyHerald.com: "... Ryan Weber and business partner, Paul D. Schulz, have acquired America's Cup yachts, Stars & Stripes and the Abracadabra, each 80-foot long, 114-foot tall ships as the centerpiece of their new business, Next Level Sailing Chicago...."
A Yacht That Doesn't Get in the Way of Your Ocean Views | WIRED: "... Behold then, a rendering of the boat of your dreams. The 55-meter vessel, christened Salt, isn’t real (yet), but there’s no doubt a band of obscenely wealthy people clamoring to change that. Salt is the work of Lujac Desautel, an architecture student at San Francisco’s California College of the Arts. He designed the ship as an entry to a young boat designers competition, which asked participants to take an existing hull of a sailboat and go crazy...."
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not the curse of the celestial - Here is a little video i put together for the owner of the TP52 Celestial. He had a nasty crash off his bike while training for the race and did not recove...
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