The Mumm 30 Tow Truck was hit by a smallish ‘twister’ and instead of pulling the canvas off like sane people would, they simply kept their kite up sailed a complete 360 degree circle around the circumference of the ‘twister’. The helmsman later commented, “I didn’t really know what was happening. The luff of the kite kept collapsing so I kept bearing away to keep it set and before I knew it we had gone a full circle.” 08.04.05


Sailboat Capsizes under Golden Gate Bridge, Surfers come to the Rescue, I was at Fort Point today, finishing up an eleven part photo essay on the surfers of San Francisco, and then I saw this sailboat, I said to the crowd, "LOOK, this sailboat is going to surf the waves!" Then it capsized, The surfers came to the rescue, and Saved the two sailors.

04.03.2005: Am Abend des 3. März kollidierte der unter Bahamas-Flagge laufende Containerfrachter "Karen Danielsen" (Bild 1), 3.120 BRZ, mit der Brücke über den Großen Belt (Bild). Das 88 Meter lange und 15.5 Meter breite Schiff wurde unter der 6,6 Kilometer langen westlichen Zufahrtsbrücke einen Kilometer von Nyborg entfernt eingeklemmt (Bild 2). Die Brückenaufbauten wurden völlig abgerissen(Bild 3).


We know boats have fallen off hoists, but have hoists fallen? The photos below show a lesson in leverage...and where to stand when things go wrong.



Apparently not everyone appreciates B&Q's ( A huge UK home improvement retailer) sponsorship of Ellen MacArthur's around the world record. Below is allegedly an e-mail received by B&Q customer services!

Dear Sir/Madam:
My congratulations to you on getting a yacht to leave the UK on 28th November 2004, sail 27,354 miles around the world, and arrive back 72 days later.
Could you please let me know when the kitchen I ordered 96 days ago will be arriving from your warehouse 13 miles away?
Yours Sincerely,
(Name Withheld)


Norwegian weeknightrace
They do not like firm marks on this boat...

In fact, it's Veal. As in Rohan Veal, who is dominating the Moth Worlds in Australia with four bullets in four races. Can't get much better than that.

Photo by
Sport The Library.