2012 was the year that our little corner of the internet, Sail Revolution, began, and we can't thank out readers and advertisers for supporting us! We feel honored to have so many friends that play, live, and work around the world of sailing. Without you, this endeavor would not be possible.
2012 was also an incredible year for the world of sailing, especially here in NorCal. Let's recap...
Rocket got a face lift, and narrowly squeezed out the new SL33 at the Three Bridge Fiasco.
Urs Rothacher's new SL33 Bridge Runner hit its stride.
Oracle Team USA Opened up their base to the media.
Our bro , Morgan Larson, scored a big win with Oman Air at the Extreme Sailing Series.
In anticipation of the America's Cup being moved to the DogPatch area of San Francisco, we started a video series on the area.
Olympic equipment evaluations were underway in Santander, Sapin. The Nacra 17 was ultimately chosen to be used as the "Mixed Multihull".
Skip Allan Launched his new yacht, Wildflower.
Designer Howard Spruit and Skip working on the port hull.
The infamous Cup Chat was shut down by mysterious forces within the America's Cup.
Bundy and Spittie get into a little "Aussie Brawl".
Our friend Ronnie Simpson held a sailing seminar for Hope for the Warriors, a program that works with wounded vets.
Oracle displayed an AC 45 for the public's view in Jack London Square at the Pacific Sail Expo.
The Clipper Around the World Race made a pitstop in Oakland.
Tragedy struck as the Sydney 38 Low Speed Chase went aground on the Farrallones. Several crew members were lost.
Our boy Johnny Goldsberry "Loves Haters". Foiling Moths visited the City Front.
The media got to see more neat things at the Oracle Team Base on Pier 80.
Phillippe wins the Moore PCCs in Santa Cruz and gets tossed in the drink!
Gunboat opens a factory in North Carolina.
We discovered the beautiful marketing of the Princepessa Sailing Team.
Stand by for part 2.
It's time to vote for World Yacht Racing's best sailing photo of the year via their FB Page, and let me tell you, there are some beauties!
YACHT RACING IMAGE OF THE YEAR : MAKE YOUR CHOICE
You are invited to vote for your favourite yacht racing image on http://www.yachtracingimageoftheyear.com/
The 24 best photographs, chosen by the public, will be displayed during the 5th World Yacht Racing Forum from 11-12 December in Gothenburg, Sweden. Delegates from the Forum will then select the five photographs they consider as 2012’s best yacht racing images.
A professional and independent jury, made of personalities from the world of international yacht racing, including professional photographers and yacht racers, will then select the Yacht Racing Image of the Year 2012.
The winning photograph, and its author, will be celebrated during the World Yacht Racing Forum.
Get 'er done!
The thing that we enjoy most about sailing is simply being outside and experiencing the unadulterated natural world. As Americans, our lives are constantly bombarded by computers, phones, television, and a myriad of other crap that takes our attention away from things that really matter. When on the water, we are constantly reminded that we share this planet with all types of critters big and small, and also the fact that we're not necessarily as far up the food chain as we think. Sailing aids perspective. Check out these shots from GrindTV taken off the coast of Loreto, Baja. Do something nice for the ocean today!
Our friends at ACsailingSF celebrated a milestone last week. Their charter business, which is run aboard the 84' ex-America's Cup boat USA 76, turned one year old. If you're in the Bay Area, and want to take a ride on this black hulled beauty, give them a call, you wont regret it!