Sober Sailing, done best by the Norweigains!
You might remember him from his video ‘How to dock like a Boss’, where he expertly sailed past a boatload of drinkers, stood proud on the bow of his fishing boat (we’d call it a ‘tinny’ over here) as it slid perfectly into position at the boat ramp. The aim was to promote sober sailing, stopping the nation wide drinking culture that is one-and-the-same with the Aussies – you go sailing, boating, fishing – you pack the esky.
While some might say ‘it’s just what you do!’, there’s a lot to be said about the risks of operating a vehicle under the influence. So what to do? Make another great video of course!
This time around, ‘The Boss’ is going sailing instead of driving a tinny, but the problem is – he’s still on the ramp. Not to worry, a bag full of sand hoists the main, a bungee lowers the trailer into the water (and pulls it back the ramp) and without moving a muscle he sails out to some onlookers who are enjoying a cold one. They offer him one, but of course ‘The Boss’ doesn’t drink while he’s sailing. You can see for yourself what he does with it; it’s absolute genius!
Harken gets kids into foiling, parents get driven nuts!
The unique challenges facing the next Americas Cup Teams
With no boat even remotely similar to the proposed foiling monohulls in the next Americas Cup, how are the sailors supposed to be training?
55 Sabres Swarm the Swan
55 Sabres swarmed the Swan as the 40th Sabre Nationals got underway on 30th December and run through to the 4th January 2018 at Perth Dinghy Sailing Club on Matilda Bay.