on the rock

The Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour Racing started its third and final leg racing today with its Inshore Series in Narragansett Bay. Heading into today #54 -- Dragon was tied for first with #106 -- Gryphon Solo 2. #54 Dragon was leading the first race of the day en route to the first mark when they hit a rock just off Jamestown. Emma Creighton, their bowman, was launched into the water, but was quickly retrieved. The team withdrew from the race and motored back to the Newport Shipyard to assess the damage. Upon pulling the boat out of the water they discovered major damage to the keel box and have withdrawn from the remainder of the inshore series.

TP52 - Capri - Final Day


Finn Athlets

Finn European Championship 2014 
Sailed in La Rochelle, France, in May 2014, in winds of over 20 knots, this was filmed using stern cameras on each Finn. Giles Scott had already won the championship but went on the lead round the medal race for a seventh race win that week. Vasilij Zbogar did just enough to win the silver while Ed Wright (whose camera failed to work) took the bronze. 


via: segelreporter.com



Pinnipèdes from Victor Caire on Vimeo.
via: snipeout.blogspot

Beachmaster. The king hippopotamus. He runs the beach. The other hippos can't even go to sleep until Beachmaster does first. Now and then a younger hippo will challenge Beachmaster to a fight. If the challenger wins he becomes the new Beachmaster. However Beachmaster always wins. After victory Beachmaster will fornicate with a woman of his choosing. His favorite pastime is eating sausages from the sausage tree, which blossoms once a year. He is also very protective of his fellow hippos. When a hippo dies, Beachmaster will protect the corpse from hyennas, lions, crocodiles, or whatever. However if he's hungry he will eat it himself. The bottom line is that Beachmaster is the shit. www.urbandictionary.com

DesTopNews 2014-19


running to stand still

via: from-the-helm

Gotta Love It

Defending champion Seve Jarvin and the Gotta Love It 7 team Sam Newton and Scott Babbage scored their second win of the 2014 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship when they took out the Re-sail of Race 1 on Sydney Harbour today.





storm chase

France's Thomas Traversa proves to be the undisputed, ultimate storm windsurfer, winning the Red Bull Storm Chase after a thrilling third and final mission to Cornwall, U.K. Marcilio Browne (BRA) secured the runner-up spot, with Leon Jamaer (GER) in third place and Dany Bruch (GER) in fourth position.


cargo ship breaks in two

Biarritz (dpa) - Bei stürmischer See ist nahe dem südfranzösischen Badeort Biarritz ein Frachtschiff in zwei Teile zerbrochen. Der spanische Transporter "Luno" war zuvor gegen einen in den Atlantik ragenden Damm gekracht. Die elf Besatzungsmitglieder mussten mit einem Hubschrauber gerettet werden. Sie erlitten nach Angaben von Anglets Bürgermeister Jean Espilondo einen Schock und wurden in Krankenhäuser gebracht. Auf dem Frachter war laut Schifffahrtsbehörde die Elektrik komplett ausgefallen, was Manöver sehr erschwert habe. Das 101 Meter lange Schiff soll auf dem Weg in den Hafen der neben Anglet gelegenen Stadt Bayonne gewesen sein, der über eine vom Damm geschützte Flussmündung zu erreichen ist. Damit korrigierte Espilondo erste Angaben, nach denen der Frachter aus dem Hafen ausgelaufen war.