(*Very lame pop reference).
Here's another cool one:
(*Very lame pop reference).
Here's another cool one:
Since icebergs appear to be coming apart all over the place I thought I'd toss this NASA video into the mix.
It very effectively conveys the spreading impact of climate change, as well as its acceleration over the past three decades.
Note: please don't show it to any polar bears.
Icebergs are always amazing to encounter at sea. And when they are calving, breaking up, flipping over, or doing anything other than simply floating, it only gets more thrilling.
So thanks to always industrious GCaptain for going to the trouble of compiling the "Top 6 Dangerous Iceberg Collapse Videos."
This is my favorite. Yes, iceberg-watching is a participation sport!:
But watch them all, because they are each mesmerizing in their own way–including this iceberg-created
tsunami which sweeps into a fishing village on Greenland. You never know what will get you when you live on a coast.
I can't decide.
Yes, people appear to be having a pretty good time. But they also appear to be, um, morons.
By Don Gutzmer
“What’s the lowest temperature WEST SYSTEM Epoxy can be applied?” During cold weather, this is a common question our Technical Advisors are asked. Fortunately, it’s one we’re well equipped to answer. Gougeon Brothers, Inc. got its start in the world of DN Iceboat racing. Both Meade and Jan Gougeon have won multiple DN cup races worldwide. It’s not unusual for an iceboat to need repairs mid-regatta, so part of the discipline of iceboat racing is getting epoxy to cure despite cold working environments. The trick is using strategies that ...Read More
The 1987 America's Cup off Perth was one of the great contests. And the America's Cup YouTube Channel is now featuring some great video of that epic, big wind, big seas, battle.
Can the upcoming 2013 catfight be as exciting? Maybe the speed will have its own charisma. But hard to imagine that the sailing will be as interesting and tactical.
Here's DC and Stars & Stripes versus CD and Kiwi Magic, the Plastic Fantastic, in the LV Cup finals.
Or more exhilarating?
I don't think so, and the images don't lie. Thierry Martinez won the 2011 Photo Of The Year for the above shot of Nathan Outteridge being ejected by his Moth at the 2011 World Championships. Here's another (and the full sequence is right here).
And while photos are one way to try and grasp the true nature of a Moth, you have to go to video to
understand the true, mesmerizing, essence of the thing.
So go sailing with one for a few minutes:
Phew. I need a smoke....Read More
Here’s another interesting story I wrote something on almost exactly a year ago that has sprung back to life again. CBS News will be running a piece called “The Dark Side of Paradise” on its award-winning program, 48 Hours, about the murder and disappearance of two cruising sailors in Panama in January last year. You can check out a trailer for the show at this link here (sorry, CBS won’t let me embed it). And, of course, you can refresh your recollection by re-reading what I wrote last February.
I was going to do a bunch of online research ...Read More
As I mentioned in this post one of the major repairs on my boat is a section of deck where the upper fiberglass laminate had cracked, allowing water into the balsa core and starting a cycle of rot and delamination which led to this:
|Close-up of the worst damage. These cracks go all the way through the fiberglass.|
I knew this project would take more than a few days so before starting I made a series of dams out of plywood so that I could protect it with a tarp and not have rainwater running into the repair area. This ...Read More
By Ben Gougeon
Adagio, our beloved trimaran, was designed and built by Meade and Jan Gougeon in 1969 and launched in the summer of 1970. After undergoing a minor refit this past winter, she still has what it takes to win. We’re extremely proud that Adagio placed first in the multihull division of 2016 Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race, which spans almost 300 miles of often treacherous Great Lakes.
This year’s race was fast, with Adagio finishing in just over 29 hours. The fleet had a beautiful, mostly ...Read More
For anyone who has any doubt about the supreme intelligence and physical superiority of killer whales, I offer this article about research being done on the lives of orcas who frequent Antarctic waters.
It's a fascinating account of the sophistication of orca society, communication, and hunting strategies. It leaves even me, a mutant with certain evolutionary advantages, with one simple thought: "We are not worthy."
Charlie's buddy, Jarle Andhoey, better not mess with them (and somewhere in footage of his that he once sent me he has a great sequence of an orca repeatedly spyhopping throuh a hole in ...Read More
I confess I am now officially obsessed with the “Wild Viking,” Norwegian Jarle Andhoey, and his latest unauthorized voyage to Antarctica. In case you haven’t been checking the news online every few hours like I have, let me bring you up to date:
1. Andhoey is questioning whether New Zealand’s navy is culpable in the loss of his previous boat, Berserk, which disappeared with three crew aboard during a storm in the Ross Sea last February while Andhoey and another crew member were attempting to reach the South Pole on ATV bikes. Andhoey, who has been communicating regularly ...Read More