How politically incorrect of you, Joe.Shouldn't it be Crew Overboard? F that! I'm sick of walking on eggshells.
Sorry for the ride around the lake. Now back to our story. Andrew Taylor was flung overboard while changing a sail on the foredeck of Derry~Londonderry~Doire' during Race 10 of the Clipper Round the World Race. His swim occurred midway between Qingdao, China, and San Francisco. Luckily for Andrew, he was wearing a drysuit and PFD. His recovery from the messy waters of the North Pacific was no mean feat. Poor Andrew spent about an hour and a half in the water. He was quite happy to be pulled back aboard to the safety of the boat. His skipper said,"...whilst clearly shocked, he is quite happy to be alive I think!" Ya think!
Yes boys and girls, the sea is not for the faint of heart. To quote the Swiss Boy Scout handbook, "Allzeit bereit!"
For the first time ever, a hybridized Laser sailboat has been admitted to the 2014 Pacific Cup. In a move intended to broaden the financial base of the famous race to Hawaii, the Pac Cup qualifying committee has agreed to admit the famous circumnavigator of Oahu, Mark Denzer and his adapted Laser Sailboat to the San Francisco to Hawaii Yacht Race.
Also from Hawai'i: In an effort to make the America's Cup a more accessible race, Larry Ellison has decided to ditch multihulls in favor of foiling Lasers."I want to move away from the image that sailing is for rich guys with tons of money. From this day forward, the America's Cup will now be known as the People's Cup. In keeping with that sentinment we will switch from boats that cost more than the GDP of Togo to Lasers."
Yes, boys and girls, I've said it before and I'll say it again, the ocean is not a place for the faint of heart. So, before you decide to sail across the Pacific after taking classes at your local "commercial sailing school"(Will I really learn how to sail in a weekend on a large keelboat, Joe?), get some time out on the water (practice, practice, practice), learn a thing or two about the weather, and maybe, just maybe crew on a boat with experienced ocean sailors. We don't want to launch the "Ready Alert" and look for your sorry a%s.
Hobart "Hobie" Alter, born October 31, 1933, was a surfer, sailor and inventor. He was the man behind the development of the foam-and-fiberglass surfboard, creator of the Hobie Cat, and founder of the Hobie company. The company that he founded remains one of the top-selling surfboard brands of all time. Hobie was also the creator of the Hobie 33 ultralight-displacement sailboat and a mass-produced radio-controlled glider, the Hobie Hawk.
Ha`aheo ka ua i nâ pali Ke nihi a`ela i ka nahele E hahai (uhai) ana paha i ka liko Pua `âhihi lehua o uka
Hui: Aloha `oe, aloha `oe E ke onaona noho i ka lipo One fond embrace, A ho`i a`e au Until we meet again
`O ka hali`a aloha i hiki mai Ke hone a`e nei i Ku`u manawa `O `oe nô ka`u ipo aloha A loko e hana nei
Maopopo ku`u `ike i ka nani Nâ pua rose o Maunawili I laila hia`ia nâ manu Miki`ala i ka nani o ka lipok
“The purpose of WaterTribe is to encourage the development of boats, equipment, skills and human athletic performance for safe and efficient coastal cruising using minimal impact human and wind powered watercraft based on sea kayaks, canoes, and small sailboats.” ~ Chief, February 2000
Dave Anderson of Capt. Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Safari used a drone to capture this remarkable footage of dolphins, and gray whales migrating off the coast of Southern California, and a humpback whale off of Maui snuggling with her calf.
You've probably seen the photos from a few years back of our brillant band of heroes attempting to sail past the breakwater into the marina at Zumaia, now see the video.Via our friends at Pressure Drop.