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Scuttlebutt Photos of the Week
September 29-October 3, 2008

A random assortment of photos submitted to Scuttlebutt this week.
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Now that Emirates Airline has renewed their sponsorship with the Kiwis, the new Botin Carkeek design TP52 that Team New Zealand is now building at Cookson’s in Auckland for the 2009 MedCup circuit will have predictable branding.

For Snipe sailors, inverting a mast in big breeze is typically the end of the race, but not necessarily the end of the mast. There is always a class stalwart who knows how the proper use of a tree or some sawhorses can bounce the mast back into proper shape.

Photographer Matthew Cohen took a ride on the poor-man’s helicopter to capture these images during the 12 meter North Americans last weekend in Newport, RI. -

The recent launch of the Judel/Vrolijk designed STP65 Container is notable due to the material used for construction, which was developed by owner Udo Schütz’s company. Fifteen years after he claimed victory at the Admiral’s Cup, Schütz has a new generation of honeycombs that can otherwise only be found in the Airbus A380. Modified to fit three dimensional deformation conditions for boat construction, Schütz developed a special Kevlar honeycomb (CORMASTER CN1), which retains stability but is up to 15% lighter. The total weight of the structure is lessened by about 5%. Container is competing this week in Les Voiles de Saint Tropez, then planning on attending the Middle Sea Race taking place from the 18th to the 20th of October.

Big crowds welcomed the 289-foot Maltese Falcon as she arrived in San Francisco Bay last weekend. More photos in this gallery taken during the Tiburon YC's annual commodore's picnic on Angel Island by Ian Matthews and Bob Mott.

A working replica of Noah's Ark in Schagen, Netherlands, built by Dutch Creationist Johan Huibers, is two-thirds the length of a football field and as high as a three-story house (but Noah's Ark as described in the Bible was five times larger than Johan's Ark). Life-size models of giraffes, elephants, lions, crocodiles, zebras, bison and other animals greet visitors as they arrive in the main hold. Click here for more images. As 'butthead Randy Tankoos notes, "Let the Somallia pirates attack this!"

Here are a few images photographer Leighton O'Connor took of the last race of the season in Marblehead, MA. This was the Boston Yacht Club Evening Series that he photographed last Wednesday night, September 24. -

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