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Scuttlebutt Photos of the Week
December 10-16, 2010

Here is a random assortment of photos from the sport.
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Photo tip: Taking a picture of a boat AND helicopter make both look very cool. Lots of activity in Australia as teams prep for the Sydney-Hobart Race that starts next week. Photo by Andrea Francolini




Not sure how old you need to be to remember Erector Sets as a kid. Like models, you had material that you could assemble into structures. Our bet is that Thomas Jundt had an Erector Set, or whatever the Swiss version of it was, and he is now playing the same game with his Mirabaud LX craft. With very little hull, this frame of a boat sails on foils, and next year Thomas will add a wing too.




Celebrating the holidays in Australia requires a collaboration of themes. Photo by Andrea Francolini




We will use this photo - which catches US SAILING President Gary Jobson in Charleston to support the area's Leukemia Cup program - for a demonstration on strategic logo placement. On Gary's left wrist is the GILL logo. On his boat's boom is the HALL SPARS & RIGGING logo. And if you are going to make a boat name logo for your J/120, we suggest putting it where Rick Moore put his. Photo by Priscilla Parker.




It is hard to believe that this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Race will be the first for Sir Robin Knox-Johnston (GBR), who is best known as being the first person to sail single handed, non-stop around the world finishing in 1969. What is not hard to believe, however, is that he would choose to do in luxury onboard Richard Dobbs’ Swan 68 Titania of Cowes. Now at 71 years of age, and over 40 years after his circumnavigation, Robin is both older and wiser.




"Dear Santa, what we want for Christmas are long days on the Pacific Ocean with the wind at our back. Cockpit cushions, a bimini, and solar panels would be nice too. You delivered this same present to Peter Heiberg, and he had so much fun during the Pacific Cup race that we would like it too." - Sincerely, Everybody
Photo by Cam Mitchell




No industry can stand still. But when photographers started jumping in the water for the shot, there had to be a contingent that said "You want me to do what?"
Photo by Andrea Francolini.




The Phuket King's Cup Regatta in Phuket, Thailand, Asia's biggest and most popular regatta, cancelled racing on the final day (Dec. 10) as a result of a large rescue operation due to storm conditions. A strong westerly blowing straight into Kata Beach bay along with sea chop and low tide has caused havoc among the King’s Cup fleet with at least 10 boats beached and more heading towards the sand. Photos by Rob Donald.




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