Reclaimed red cedar strip planking was used on the exterior shell.
Sleeping on a hammock like a real sailor!
Now that's something you don't see everyday: A giant floating egg!Yes, Virginia. The British are a little different from you and me. Not only are they super competive, they're very eccentric. Thank God! We need a little more levity in this seemingly sour world.
"Created by Stephen Turner, the Exbury Egg will be a temporary, energy efficient self-sustaining work space for artist Stephen Turner in the estuary of the River Beaulieu. It is a place to stay and a laboratory for studying the life of a tidal creek, a collecting and collating centre with integral storage & display areas. It will take on the patina of 730 daily tides below the water line, and 365 days of weathering by wind, rain and bleaching by the sun above."
A competitive approach to sailing: above all, speed. Relatively small, overcanvassed and overpowered boats, suffering notorious lack of stability, dominate the contemporary racing scene. - C. A. Marchaj
Maybe I should rethink the whole spot boat thing and stick with my orginal idea of building an outrigger sailing canoe.
Il concorso Mille e una vela per l’Università, indetto da Roma Tre con l’intento di coin- volgere gli atenei italiani, nasce per “sotto- lineare il ruolo formativo dell’esercizio fisi- co non solo come aspetto complementare a quello intellettuale…, ma soprattutto come indispensabile catalizzatore di rapporti so- ciali, capaci di promuovere e sviluppare soli- darietà nella realtà internazionale e multiet- nica del mondo universitario”.
In fase di progetto si è cercato il giusto compromesso tra propensione alla planata, governabilità, stabilità e riduzione degli at- triti: uno skiff spiccatamente planante, che richiede un equipaggio esperto, con le linee d’acqua della carena studiate per staccare prima possibile lo scafo dall’acqua, carat- terizzate da una leggera V nell’estremità di prua, a forma quasi piatta e spigolo di separazione fra la carena e le fiancate dalla deriva a poppa, minima superficie bagnata, sezione massima piuttosto spostata verso poppa, specchio di poppa troncato in modo netto, coperta che non intralci i movimenti repentini dell’equipaggio in regata, terrazze sporgenti di quasi mezzo metro.
Le regate si sono svolte dal 21 al 23 settem- bre 2007. Il Politecnico di Milano si è ag- giudicato il trofeo con le due imbarcazioni al primo e secondo posto davanti a quelle degli Atenei di Bologna, Firenze, Roma e Venezia. L’evento sportivo è stato affiancato dalla mostra-concorso “Progettare una barca”.
Al progetto Polis & Techně sono stati at- tribuiti: “Premio per la migliore interpretazione del tema progettuale” “Premio per la migliore rappresentazione grafica del progetto”
Who was that masked man anyway? Oh yeah, you can build the little filly pictured above at home. It costs 200 € for the plans.
"So in less time than it takes to tell the tale, Sherman and I found ourselves back in the late sixties."
"Mr. Peabody, if I didn't know any better, I would think I am hallucinating. Is that because we had mushrooms on our pizza or is that really a hydrofoiling trimaran?"
"Sherman, you are not hallucinating. What you are looking at is the 32-foot Williwaw, the world's first hydrofoil sailing yacht. She was developed by Dave Keiper. The Williwaw cruised around the Pacific in the late 1960s, early 1970s, sailing as far south as New Zealand."
Remembering Dave Keiper and WILLIWAW...
[29 Mar 00] I was lucky enough in life to have sailed with Dave Keiper in the summer of 1971 on the most incredible boat I have ever sailed on. We were anchored in the middle of Hanalei Bay on the island of Kauai when Dave came in and dropped anchor. We had seen WILLIWAW flying around Waikiki a month or so before and were surprised to see her here. I had sailed over with a man named Gordy Gladson on his tri, and as all trimaran sailors in those days knew each other, we swam over to have a visit . Of course Dave (most gracious) had to show off the boat. We put out to sea in about a 15 knot trade wind on a beam reach. The boat started heeling like a monohull, and then the foils got a bite and the boat came up out of the water and accelerated like a car...what a rush!!! The boat was so fast and stable Dave could walk away from the tiller and she would run like she was on rails. This was truly one of the most memorable days of my sailing life of 35 years. .... -- Jim Wrenn
Roman Abramovich, a Russian oligarch, has a new boat called the Eclipse. She exceeds 540 feet and has two helipads, a swimming pool, bulletproof glass, a steam room and a personal submarine. Price for this floating palace is a cool $1.2 billion. It's good to know that some people aren't hurting during this recession.
For those skeptics out there, here a couple of old posts from version 1.
Speaking of Kites. posted 12/08/04 Look Ma, no spinnaker!
Sean Langman’s 66-foot AAPT will use a kite instead of a spinnaker in this years Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.
Kite boarders can apply! The approach to Sydney Harbor.
The OutLeader™ kite flies in the stronger stable wind well above the level of the boat’s masthead, providing enormous pulling power. The kite looks like half of a giant parachute, but measures as a spinnaker. Unlike a normal spinnaker, it is sheeted only from the deck, so it doesn’t contribute to heeling the boat or burying the bow. This means that the risks of uncontrolled spinnaker wipe-outs are almost eliminated.
KiteShip rocks! I want one for my boat. I'll have to wait for them to build a smaller chute for my little boat. :( When that happens I'll say, "See ya later spinnaker!"
Ugo Conti's spider boat, the Proteus, goes for a spin on the bay. The boat made it's public debut yesterday, unfortunately I did not get to see it. Read more about Spidey at SFGate or Sailing Anarchy. Pics here.
Many of you know that I have a special place in my heart for skiffs. Some critics, OLE, look at these as not being boats. Okay, I concede that you aren't going to take your Aunt Martha fishing on it, but what a rocket! A big plus for me is that this boat can be built at home.
The new R Class hull designed by Dan Leech.
Here she is ready to go. The new lady is introduced to her admiring public. She seems to be watching her weight coming in at a mere 29kg. Atkins? South Beach? Nope, Kiwi!
Sorry Aunt Martha, you can't come! Look at her go! She makes me weak in the knees, how abou you?.