The 36th America’s ClownShow

The upcoming America’s Cup is quickly turning into “The Greatest Embarrassment on Water”. So keen on returning to the “classic monohull” after several AC iterations of whinging about multis, the Emiratis and the Italianos insisted on singularity in “The Rule”. And we were “back to the good old days”. But…not quite

“So, now that we have reverted back to yesteryear – how about this to make it all seem more ‘modern’!?!?!? Let’s get rid of stability, add some incredibly stupid-looking mechanical appendages hanging off the side, stick foils on the end of those appendages to render the hull configuration meaningless anyway, and make this ‘new thing called a wing sail’….you know, like Herreshoff did a hundred plus years ago! Brilliant! That’s progress!”

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Another Proud BFS-er

It’s always great to see the gnarliest sailors on the planet flying the BFS colors! There are lots of “sailors” out there – but there are only a small handful of the elite Big Freakin’ Sailors. And Erik Aanderaa is definitely the latter. He goes out in conditions that would make most men cry.

If you haven’t followed Erik’s adventures in the North Sea you are seriously missing out. This guy is not only an incredible sailor, but a great photographer and story-teller to boot.

Check out his channel. This is what it’s all about…