Sydney Hobart Race: Varuna on top

Photo by: Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi

Photo by: Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi

Line Honours 10
IRC  4
IRC - Div 1   1
ORCi   3
ORCi - Div 1   3


not all those who wander are lost

via: from-the-helm

 All that is gold does not glitter,
 Not all those who wander are lost;
 The old that is strong does not wither,
 Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
 From the ashes a fire shall be woken,    
 A light from the shadows shall spring;
 Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
 The crownless again shall be king.


a nightmare

Fayerweather Yacht Club (Bridgeport, CT) had some unwelcome company last week when a gravel barge ran right through their floating docks, a cruising boat, and an Olson 29. Report from the owner of the O29 was that the damage was not catastrophic. sailinganarchy.com

Sydney Hobart Race 2011 & 2012



weapon of choice

The revamped Wild Oats XI faces competition from three fellow 100-ft Australian Maxis. Anthony Bell skippers Loyal, formerly Rambler 100. Making its long awaited Rolex Sydney Hobart debut, the yacht arrives with an unfilled reputation as the most potent racing Maxi in the world. Loyal’s crew is impressive, featuring the vastly experienced Michael Coxon and Stan Honey, while welcoming an event debutant - 2010 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year and America’s Cup winner Tom Slingsby. Ragamuffin, expertly skippered by Australian sailing legend Syd Fischer, 86 years young and with 44 Rolex Sydney Hobart races to his name, narrowly won line honours in 2011 under its guise as Bell’s Investec Loyal. The outside bet, Grant Wharington’s Wild Thing has recently undergone structural changes designed to improve performance. She claimed line honours back in 2003.


Fatboy Slim - "Weapon of choice" from Sterntag Film on Vimeo.

girls let the bells ring


Fast Figaro

small boats slomo

via: www.velablog.it