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So is this Sailboat Porn? I like...

I can't believe how fast these boats are! Absolutely amazing!!! I must see more! Where else can you watch more that aren't just short clips?

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VOR is the best race on the planet. You can see lots of video on their site - but it's all clips like this.

Puma had a series that was pulled for some reason. Don't know why. Great stuff.
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I love watching those! I get wood every time.
I admit, perhaps I need help.
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Nem, dude - I love the sailing too - but really. Eewww.
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That is very cool!

At the Toronto Boat Show I spoke with Derek Hatfield (Canadian Vendee Globe and Velux 5 Oceans competitor).

I sponsored the Spirit of Canada at a level that gets me a ride on his boat! (and a 'free' hat and jacket!)

I am very stoked about that!

I doubt we'll be doing the extreme stuff though, although I guess I could go all Fletcher Christian on his head.....

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I noticed in the video footage that they keep the keels under wraps? They must be doing some crazy stuff! Are there any good sources for seeing some older designs of these high performance boats?

I google'd a little - 7.4 ton keel and bulb limit? Damn!!!
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I can't believe how fast these boats are! Absolutely amazing!!! I must see more! Where else can you watch more that aren't just short clips?
The complete series runs on "Sailing Channel" (cable TV).

You have more information and videos here:

http://www.volvooceanrace.tv/page/Home/0,,12573,00.html

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VOR is the best race on the planet. .....
It's a great race. I saw the start of the previous edition in Vigo. Great ambiance.

But the last edition was pretty much eclipsed by the Vendeť Globe, that was raced at the same time.

http://www.vendeeglobe.org/en/

They have made sure that the next edition is not at the same time.

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Cool, i'll be checking this out after work.
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I sponsored the Spirit of Canada at a level that gets me a ride on his boat! I am very stoked about that!
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That's a very nice boat. After you have sailed the boat, tell us about it. Maybe they let you do this:
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