January 12th 2010
There’s a line by the poet, Theodore Roethke, “I learn by going where I have to go.”
It applies doubly to the sailing life.
When the ketch 4-P.A.C.K. set out from California on Valentine’s Day, 2007, Karl and Andrea ...
January 10th 2010
The Sailing Instructions released Friday for America’s Cup 33 ratchet up the pressure as we hurtle toward Tuesday’s meeting in Singapore where the antagonists will (we can at least hope) resolve certain differences through the authority of the (finally) recognized ...
January 8th 2010
Blue Planet Times EXTRA
No more parking wars? At 1342 PST today, Alinghi released a draft of the sailing instructions for a best-of-three America’s Cup 33, apparently relenting on the noise about requiring the BMOR trimaran to moor in America’s ...
January 6th 2010
Part 4.2 of a series of conversations with people who are driving profound changes in the way that we are able to sail. Once the opportunities are clear, how will people choose to sail?
Mike Drummond, BMW Oracle Racing’s design director, ...
January 2nd 2010
Part 4.1 of a series of conversations with people who are driving profound changes in the way that we are able to sail. Once the opportunities are clear, how will people choose to sail?
Negative lift = mojo magic
Mike Drummond took ...
January 1st 2010
Happy New Year ! Próspero Año Nuevo ! See you there
December 31st 2009
Where I live, the game of name freaks was pursued avidly by our most famous newspaper columnist (RIP) in the heyday of newspapers (RIP) and I recall the time fondly, but that meant nothing to my intention to not cover ...
December 28th 2009
Underneath the stir about Alinghi’s sails (country of origin?) there’s another drama percolating as Alinghi makes a move to require the challenger to moor inside Valencia’s Dársena between races. Why?
I don’t have a statement from Alinghi, but I confidently ...
December 28th 2009
Bora Gulari is sending this link around.
If you have an extra nine minutes for watching foiler-Moths crash at the Columbia River Gorge, this will make your day.
Crashes at the Gorge
December 20th 2009
“You start on these projects,” says Dirk Kramers, “and you never know where you’ll end up.”
Meaning the Alinghi catamaran.
The man was in an airport—somewhere in Europe, I guess I never heard him say which—bound for Newport, R.I. and the holidays, ...