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Scuttlebutt Photos of the Week
August 21-27, 2009

A random assortment of photos submitted to Scuttlebutt this week.
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It is proving to be an epic 505 World Championship this week in San Francisco, with 30 masts reportedly being sacrificed to the wind gods. Photo by Sergei Savarin/Ultimate Yachtshots.

A parade during the 2009 Optimist European Team Racing Championship in Pieve di Ledro, Italy.

Alex Thomson went keel walking on his IMOCA Open 60 HUGO BOSS in the Solent. Alex said, “I’ve wanted to stand on the keel while sailing for a couple of years, and last week in 17-20 knots of breeze I stood on the keel whilst sailing wearing a HUGO BOSS suit. It was pretty dangerous but a real buzz.”

As the host of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 09, the new Yacht club on the island is turning heads and people are now calling it “The Opera House of Queensland”. Photo by Andrea Francolini.

Here is one way to stretch the summer sunlight. Photo by Leighton O'Connor

They call this the Scandinavian Cruiser 20, but this is not like any cruiser we have seen. Lots of carbon throughout, with the the first complete hull and deck due by late September.

The Flying Dutchman class is alive and kicking here in Riva del Garda, Italy.

Photog Thierry Martinez captured this sequence during the Archipelago Raid 2009, where this F18 showed how she likes to ride hard and put away her sailors wet.

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