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Scuttlebutt Photos of the Week
January 29-February 4, 2010

A random assortment of photos submitted to Scuttlebutt this week.
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Curious what a 36-foot hull plug looks like? J/Boats is telling us how the J/111 project is humming along, with the hull plug in the final fairing stage and they will soon be ready to start building the hull mold. Apparently the interest is surging for this boat, with the first 20 boats already spoken for.

The three day 29erXX SEIKO Superbowl regatta was held this week with international teams spanning four continents sailing the skiffs on Biscayne Bay. The 29erXX is a souped-up version of the 29er, with its sights set on becoming a doublehanded womens event at the 2016 Olympics.

C.W. Hood Yachts debuted their new One Design 32’ Daysailer at the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) “Strictly Sail Show” at Chicago’s Navy Pier this past weekend.

A strange looking vessel took a leisurely sail on San Francisco Bay on Wednesday.The boat is the 60-foot-long catamaran Plastiki, which David de Rothschild, the 31-year-old scion of the British banking family, plans to sail across the Pacific to Australia, beginning in the first days of March. The boat's twin hulls are made of 12,500 plastic bottles that once held soft drinks or spring water. The bottles are filled with dry ice, which of course is a gas. - Read more

The International Moth class continues to grow in the U.S., shown by the 24 boats that attended the Gill 2010 Moth PCCs. Having good people like Jonathan McKee (top) and current World Champ Bora Gulari (below) has helped to spread the world that foiling is fun.

From Mattie Farrar: "This is what we found on our boat after sailing in on Sunday (at the Interclub Midwinters). Saturday was a high of 18, and accumulation of 6 inches of snow. Sunday was warmer with a high of 26, and sunny."

The Golden Gate Yacht Club start/finish line last weekend was used for the biggest sailing event of the year on San Francisco Bay, the Three Bridge Fiasco. For the 359 entries, the point of the event is to round marks at three bridges - the Golden Gate, Bay, and San Rafael bridges - in any direction and any order, in either doublehanded or singlehanded divisions. With a ripping ebb tide peaking at 5.8 knots, you knew there would be big winners and big losers. They do call it a fiasco, after all. Photo by Dave Keane

Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor hail shall keep the sailing enthusiast from their appointed rounds at the Strictly Sail Chicago show last weekend. And if you are smart, you send your booth photo to Scuttlebutt to see if they will publish it.

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