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Scuttlebutt Photos of the Week
January 11, 2013

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This week at the Etchells Nationals in Australia, Raymond Smithís St Johnís Dance lost control on a wave, broached wildly and snapped the spinnaker pole. Now totally out of control, the spinnaker pulled the yacht down sideways, it filled with water and slowly, painfully slowly, sank to the bottom, leaving just the top half of the mast visible. All three crew emerged unscathed, but the yacht spend the night on the bottom of Cockburn Sound.






Good times at the first ever Oyster World Rally in Fort Charlotte, Antigua. Photo from Oyster Yachts/Mike Jones.




Advice for port tackers when ducking a starboard boat.




This is what the Omanis can now enjoy with the opening of Mussanah Marina, which the country hopes to use in their initiative to grow recreational sailing.




Must be karma when the boats start in the order of their sail numbers. Photo by Priscilla Parker.




Photographer Cory Silken provides us with a computer monitor background for the month of January. Click on wide screen or standard screen for your monitor type. Once the image is open, put your cursur over it, right click to open the drop down menu and indicate you want to 'Set as Background'.




Maine Windjammer Fleet in Camden Harbor. Photo by Chuck Hillier.




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