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Scuttlebutt Photos of the Week
November 6-12, 2009

A random assortment of photos submitted to Scuttlebutt this week.
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When Tom Weaver of Eastport Yacht Company loaned out his Eastport 32 for race committee work at the IRC East Coast Championship, his one stipulation was that his boat would never be at the favored end. Famous last words...

The leaves have fallen, the boat is hauled, but don't tell this dog the season has ended. Photo by William Tuthill.

Here are some images of Trimaran Open 50’ “ACTUAL” after capsizing during frist night of 2009 Transat Jacques Vabre offshore Cherbourg (FRA). Yves Le Blevec (FRA) and Jean Le Cam (FRA) are safe. Photo by Thierry Martinez.

Hydroptere 4 setting a new nautical mile record of 50.17 knots (subject to ratification). Photo by Guilain Grenier.

The word around the Bitter End Yacht Club docks was that the Scuttlebutt Offshore Championship was going to be a multihull America’s Cup preview. There were two former AC skippers, Ken Read and Paul Cayard, on matched multihulls. Not much carbon-fiber involved here, or exotic sails for these programs - but there was air-conditioning in the splendid saloons of the Moorings 4000s used for the event. And to spice up the spectacle, a third multihull was added - a somewhat bigger and certainly heavier 45-footer under the command of the original curmudgeon, Tom Leweck, who has no AC history. Here is the snap crew and their Leopard 45 who, under Leweck's leadership, were top boat on the course from the BVI North Sound, in front of BEYC, down to The Baths and return.

Built in Slovenia, the VSR is now being imported into the U.S., and is fast becoming the most popular boat on the coaching circuit.

Who says you need fancy boats for match racing? This past weekend at the IRYC Cocoa, Fl Match Race, ten Catalina 22'a battled in brisk winds in a Grade 4 match race. Photo by Mae Brown.

Scuttlebutt was among the crowd watching the BMW Oracle Racing team's 90-foot trimaran raise the largest ever wing rig on Tuesday.

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