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Postby atefooterz » Sun Jun 13, 2010 8:07 pm


Sailing Anarchy Ed , Scott posted this observation in Jan 2010 :cofee:

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"The Lord's Will?"
Born again Christian Abby Sunderland headed off on Friday in her bid to become the world's youngest circumnavigator, though she's got a longer trip than the other teenaged girl currently on the high seas, and will have to push if she's to finish at a younger age than Watson.

As we've sad numerous times, the record itself is inane. After all, midshipmen younger than either girl effectively commanded square riggers 'round the horn 200 years ago. But there's a mild fascination with these kids that keeps us watching, and in Jessica Watson's case, she's a genuinely interesting girl, with a humble style and storytelling skill that's held out attention, and that of thousands of fans around the world.

But after watching this video of Abby and her family, we're left wondering if she has the slightest chance to make it. Sure, Reid Stowe proved that even the most retarded sailors can drift around the world eventually, and Abby's dopey brother Zac made it around in his many-stop voyage on an Islander 36. But Abby's sailing an Open 40 - not the kind of forgiving ride the others have - with a questionable history, and she has precious few days practicing or qualifying the boat for the kind of heavy weather she is bound to face. And a flat-assed Open 40 is an entirely different beast when running downwind in the Southern Ocean in 60 knots and 10m waves like Jess did the other day. Jess got knocked down a few times and took it all in stride with a wisdom far beyond her years, but an Open 40 like Abby's is harder to control and far more likely to pitch pole, and does anyone think the inexperienced Abby can handle that? Even more unnerving is her family's reliance on God and prayer to help them get to the end of this one - not the traditional place that solo sailors look for inspiration, and not someone likely to lay down the storm when she needs it. And we just can't help but be put off the her comment that her doing this is "The Lord's will." So if she fails miserably, or worse, is that too the Lord's will? Puuleeese...

Realistically, if her sat phone and e-mail hold up, Abby should have all the advice she needs from a large group of supporters to make it around the world. And to us, a young girl accomplishing a solo RTW is a net positive for mainstream exposure to our sport and not a bad thing at all. But there's something creepy about the whole thing, and we don't know if it's the bible-thumping, the weird brother-sister dynamic, or Abby's ridiculous line of commemorative shoes, boots, and shirts. Whatever it is that is making us so uneasy, we hope Abby doesn't end up doing the one thing guaranteed to get top exposure in the world media...dying. Thread here.

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Postby atefooterz » Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:22 pm


A mixed bag for our up and commers in the recent VOLVO YOUTH SAILING ISAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2010, held in Turkey.

Only 1 medal but it was GOLD !

TEAMS OVERALL VOLVO TROPHY .... 8th AUS
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SL 16 multihull
1st [AUS]
AUS CHASE LURATI PAUL DARMANIN = Congrats !! :ohyes:


420 Boy`s - RESULTS

5th [AUS]
AUS ANGUS GALLOWAY ALEXANDER GOUGH

Girls

21st [AUS]
AUS ASHLEY WARLOW ELLOISE BRAKE


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Laser Radial Boys
38th [AUS]
AUS BENJAMIN FRANKLIN 22

Girls
8th [AUS]
AUS ALEXANDRA SOUTH


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>


RS:X Boys
15th [AUS]
AUS EAMON ROBERTSHAW

girls

13th [AUS]
AUS JOANNA STERLING

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

29er

8th [AUS]
AUS BYRON WHITE THOMAS KOERNER

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DELTA LLOYD 470 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Hague, The Netherlands


Meanwhile In the Men's 470 race Australians Matt Belcher and Malcolm Page had secured gold
through their 20 point lead yesterday to claim the Men's World Championship
title. 'This is my fifth World Championship win and every one of them has
been hard," commented Page.

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Postby atefooterz » Thu Aug 26, 2010 5:20 am


Glen Ashby & Jimmy Spittle win Heat 1 of the C Class cat champs in New York, sailing a borrowed Canadian boat .

http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index. ... 01656&st=0

Live action on http://www.justin.tv/onthewateranarchy? ... /341246480


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Postby atefooterz » Sat Sep 25, 2010 2:26 am



awesome Extreme 4o cat racing Circuit .. Taipai Round


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Postby atefooterz » Wed Mar 09, 2011 6:17 pm


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Jessica Watson's next big thing

7th March 2011

INSPIRATIONAL Sunshine Coast sailor Jessica Watson will announce details of her next project this Thursday.



INSPIRATIONAL Sunshine Coast sailor Jessica Watson will announce details of her next project this Thursday.

The teenager has conquered some of the most treacherous oceans to become the youngest person to sail solo, non-stop and unassisted around the world.

Jessica has been keeping her next plans under wraps but has previously hinted she would like to tackle an ocean race such as the Sydney-Hobart.

Broadcaster Alan Jones will be host when the Young Australian of the Year announces her plans at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia in Sydney at 12pm.


If you are near Brisvegas this Sunday ....
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=196119627078812
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Scott Cavanough's Fundraiser for the Mini Transat 2011 - come on down for a family fun afternoon at
Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron
[13th March, 1pm til late]
* Jumping Castles * Facepainting * BBQ * Auctions * Raffles and Special Guest: Jessica Watson.

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Postby HumphreyBBear » Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:49 pm


Just 4 8'Z :smile:



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Postby atefooterz » Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:46 pm


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AUSTRALIAN skipper Olivia Price and her crew continue to enhance their reputation as dark horses for a surprise medal at the London Olympics with a spectacular start to the world women's match-racing championships in Sweden overnight.

Price, at just 20 the youngest member of the 13-strong Australian sailing team to compete at the Olympics, and crewmates Lucinda Wittey and Nina Curtis finished the first day of the regatta without a blemish on their scorecard.

And the good news for the trio is the light, variable winds which blew them to four straight wins today are expected to continue for the second day of racing.

"Tomorrow is going to have similar conditions so it will be a good chance to finish the last three races of the group against some top competitors before the gold group is announced after racing," Price said.

The top four crews from two pools of eight advance into the gold fleet racing.
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The Australians are ranked No.6 in the world and can scoot higher up the ladder with a medal performance in Sweden this week.

Women's match-racing will make its debut at the 2012 Games where the sailing program will be raced out of Weymouth, around two hours from London.

Australia is hoping for a minimum three gold medals from the event from multiple world champions Tom Slingsby (Laser), Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen (49er skiff) and Mat Belcher and Mal Page (470 dinghy).




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