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Sailing in the snow

By | September 10th, 2016|Categories: Latest News, Random, Various|Tags: |

As we say goodbye to winter in the Southern Hemisphere, we regret not doing this! There is always next year!

Your right to pee

By | September 8th, 2016|Categories: Latest News, Random, Various|

We've all done it, more than once. Taking a pee/wee/piss/slash off the back of the boat. Some have even jumped overboard and done it in their wetsuit... Mmmm warm... But what if your right to relieve yourself was taken away. What if you had to hold it all day. For the girls, it probably wouldn't

Sailor Chick of the Week

By | September 5th, 2016|Categories: Latest News, Random, Various|Tags: |

The internet has come crazy stuff, but this is just nuts. Or is it eggs? Anyway, this is a real sailor chick of the week!

Shiver me timbers a multihull for £30!

By | September 3rd, 2016|Categories: Latest News, Random, Various|Tags: , |

Nothin beats old school promotions for sailing. Check out this classic!

It’s a dog eat dog world

By | May 26th, 2016|Categories: Latest News, Random, Various|Tags: |

It's a dog eat dog world, but in this dogs world, it's just about the sailing!

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Men Overboard!

By | May 10th, 2016|Categories: Latest News, Random, Various|Tags: , |

It can happen in a moment. You're racing hard and nothing is going to stop you. But then this happens! Uploaded by Mado Sassy: Man overboard on Team Vision Future - TP 52 during Semaine de Porquerolles 2016. More fear than harm! Thanks to Arobas 2 - TP52 for the video. The serious side...

Do you know how to sail? No, but I love the way it looks

By | April 8th, 2016|Categories: Latest News, Random, Various|Tags: |

Do you see what I see? The world looks different from behind a camera. We asked world renowned photographer, and personal friend of the LSD team Andrea Francolini a question. "What is the best part about taking a photo?" In sailing you never really know what will happen. You can control things to a certain

What will the weather do?

By | April 7th, 2016|Categories: Latest News, Random, Various, Weather|Tags: , , , |

There is heaps on this weekend in our little world. Harken Young 88 Nationals, M-Class Arch Logan Memorial, King and Queen of the Harbour Paddling Race and the list goes on... The Young 88's are racing both days this weekend and with LSD booked to provide both video and photography coverage, the emails back and

Thanks Dad

By | September 6th, 2015|Categories: Latest News, LSD Stuff, Random, Various|Tags: |

As the sun sets on yet another Fathers Day, I think back to one special moment of my early sailing years. Dad had just built me a carbon fibre sabot and we named it "Blazing Sausages". It was highly illegal and caused controversy where ever we took her, but it was my boat, built by

The furtherest town from the sea

By | August 26th, 2015|Categories: Australian News, Latest News, Random, Various|Tags: |

For many years I have been a big supporter of LSD as many of you know my relationship with the editor, she is my favourite daughter of course! And I know many of you have seen my photos of various adventures around Australia, mostly for sailing and ensuring kids and grownups can get to the far

In New Zealand, It’s Rugby or Sailing

By | August 6th, 2015|Categories: Latest News, Random, Various|Tags: , |

It was just two guys at an airport ready to venture on their merry way. Those two guys were Dean Barker and Richie McCaw (a kiwi rugby legend). And it made headlines. This is just proof of how much Kiwis love their yachting! Of course rugby is up there as well, but let's face it,

Share the SAILWAVE love

By | August 5th, 2015|Categories: Latest News, Random|Tags: |

Are you a yacht club that uses the FREE scoring program, SAILWAVE? If so, make sure that you never remove the footer hyperlink back to the developers website. I personally use SAILWAVE and find it to be one of the best programs available. And the even better part, is that you can use it for

Can you see it?

By | August 1st, 2015|Categories: Australian News, Latest News, Random, Various|Tags: |

Invisible sails. What do you think? Yay or nay? Clear development I14 spinnaker on the water!#RoyalQueenslandYachtSquadron #I14 #Skiff #sailingTrent Neighbour David HayterPosted by Alegayter Sails on Thursday, 30 July 2015 I14 Development Spinnaker(Testing a new spinnaker shape in real conditions)Posted by Alegayter Sails on Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Are you a sailor?

By | June 24th, 2015|Categories: Latest News, Random, Various|Tags: |

I am a sailor. I'm at an age now where I can look back and say "wow", I am a sailor. I haven't gone to an Olympic Games or sailed around the world in the Volvo Ocean Race. Nor have I even stepped foot on an America's Cup boat with dreams of winning for the Auld Mug. 

Teri & Tracey

By | June 15th, 2015|Categories: Australian News, Latest News, Random, Various|Tags: , |

You know all those great photos, videos and words that get put together from regattas? The ones that we all share, tag and comment on via Facebook, or see printed in newspapers, magazines and on sailing websites? Well all that stuff comes from somewhere, and for the Etchells Australasian Championship and the Australian Sports Boat

Nominate your Crew – #RIGHTSFORCREWS

By | June 10th, 2015|Categories: Latest News, LSD Stuff, New Zealand News, Random, Various|Tags: |

Today the sailing world was shocked to learn that a Nacra 17 crew was denied entry to the ISAF Sailing World Cup because her skipper was injured. Cecilia Carranza Saroli is a vital part of her Nacra 17 team, however in the eyes of ISAF, she is nothing. So it's time to celebrate all the crews

Definition of Crew

By | June 10th, 2015|Categories: International News, Latest News, Olympics, Random, Various|Tags: , |

In the eyes of ISAF, a crew is not important. Why make such a sweeping statement you may ask? Let's first look at the definition of a crew: crew "A group of people who work together, especially all those who work on and operate a ship, aircraft, etc." ISAF is denying the entry of a

Sailing happily ever after

By | May 29th, 2015|Categories: Latest News, Random, Various, Volvo Ocean Race|Tags: , , |

Remember the marriage proposal during the Newport, RI Volvo Ocean Race stopover? Well check out how the whole thing unfolded. Taylor & Becca I have two great loves: 1. My girlfriend of 6 years, Becca. 2. and Sailing So I came up with the ultimate proposal to test if the two are compatible. On Thursday,

Playing with Orcas

By | May 23rd, 2015|Categories: Latest News, Random, Various|Tags: |

Something nice to kick off your weekend. A pod of Orcas was spotted playing with a dinghy off Snells Beach, New Zealand. Alexis Waterhouse who was on the boat, and who uploaded the video said: We met this pod of Orca while sailing just off Snells Beach. They stayed with us for at least half

GoPro CEO a good guy

By | May 15th, 2015|Categories: Latest News, Random, Various|Tags: |

Nick Woodman. Thanks for creating the GoPro! So apparently 10 years ago, the CEO and founder of the marvellous little camera known as the GoPro, Nick Woodman, made a promise to his number one employee. Woodman, 39, made a pact during GoPro’s development phase to give the company’s first employee, Neil Dana, 10 per

Sharing the Wind – Hobie Cat Sailing at it’s best

By | May 6th, 2015|Categories: International News, Latest News, Random, Various|Tags: , , , |

Back with epic mo's ruled the sailing scene, Hobie Cat's were hot and were sailed around the world. But it's in Hawaii where these rafts really had a home. Last night on the LSD Facebook page I posted an image of a Hobie 18 sending it over a huge wave in Hawaii. The image didn't

Alex Thompson Mast Walk: Behind the scenes

By | May 5th, 2015|Categories: International News, Latest News, Random, Various|Tags: , , |

Remember when daredevil sailor Alex Thompson embarked on the mast walk? It really was an epic scene to watch. Now go behind the scenes to see how he and the team made it possible. A behind the scenes look at the award winning #mastwalk. Some of the scenes in this give you an idea some

11 Awesome Facts About Girls Who Work On Boats

By | April 4th, 2015|Categories: Latest News, Random|

[pullquote]11 Awesome Facts About Girls Who Work On Boats was originally published on the website on 29 March 2015. [/pullquote] For the last 4 years of my life I have been working on sailboats professionally. Most of that time has been spent working in the day charter industry in both the Virgin Islands and Hawaii.

Captain Liz Clark – 10 years, One Boat and the Planet. Our Kind Of Woman.

By | February 28th, 2015|Categories: Latest News, Random|

Originally published by The Plaid Zebra and was written by Brittany Rosen Captain Liz Clark lifted anchor on her boat in 2006, and has been independently sailing around the world ever since, with no plan to stop anytime soon. Armed with an in-depth education in sailing, and a lifetime at sea with her family’s