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Scuttlebutt Photos of the Week
October 25-31, 2008

A random assortment of photos submitted to Scuttlebutt this week.
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Sam Davies is undergoing final preparations for the November 9th start of the Vendée Globe. She is one of two female sailors in this non-stop solo around the world race, and has embraced the look of her sponsor Roxy in her boat branding.

Last Saturday, Mark Denzer finished the first leg of his ‘round-the-island trip by El Toro’ to benefit the National Parkinson Foundation and commemorate his Dad, Jim Denzer (Honolulu to Kaneohe: 11.5 hours). A forecast of zero wind and moderate surf required that he put in at Kaneohe and wait for safer conditions. Click here to donate.

Ben Cashen, service manager at Wayfarer Marine in Camden Maine, submits this image of one of their winter projects. Commented Ben, “Despite what everyone says about the economy and yachting industry taking a dive right now, we’ve got a very busy winter. Here is a photo of the ketch WhiteHawk that is out for offseason refit. Photo by Sandy McGaw.

Team gear for Richmond YC's Great Pumpkin Regatta on San Francisco bay follows a predictable theme. Photo by Erik Simonson/

The Super Submersible " Super Falcon" is now comfortably roosting aboard her mothership, the 289-foot Maltese Falcon, and both departed San Francisco Bay this week for La Pax, Mexico and sub testing in the Sea Of Cortez ( Photo by Erik Simonson/

Eleven challengers entered in the 33rd America’s Cup and the Defender, Alinghi, met Thursday at the Société Nautique de Genève, for the first of several Competitor Meetings to discuss the next event. The meeting was called for by the Defender’s event organising entity AC Management and chaired by Alinghi skipper Brad Butterworth (standing to the right). Photo by Chris Schmid / Alinghi.

In 1492, Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue, and now you can visit a replica of the ship he sailed at the Santa Cruz harbor. The Nina, called the most historically accurate Columbus ship every built by Archaeology magazine, sailed into Santa Cruz, CA this week. Photo by Richard Carlson.

Photos submitted by Tufts University sailing coach Ken Legler show his team's sailing practice this week amid fall foliage color on Upper Mystic Lake in West Medford, MA.

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