Chichester

"Any damn fool can navigate the world sober. It takes a really good sailor to do it drunk." - Sir Francis Chichester when asked why he carried so much alcohol on his solo sail around the world.

SAILING VIDEOS (not all of Bootlegger)



Rolex Sydney Hobart 2014 - Primitive Cool "...The Bad & Ugly!"


Whitbread - Round the world race 1989-90 onboard The Card  


Hard Ship | A Really Great Big Story


 The Big Spinnaker Sail Fail Compilation


Robin Knox Johnston talks about the first single-handed non-stop around the world race, The Golden Globe

Figaro II pitchpoles

This is Yacht Racing 



 Single-handed in 35 kts.



Finish of the 1968 Sunday Times Golden Globe Single-handed Race around the world. Sir Robin Knox-Johnston was the only one to finish of 9 starters and completed the voyage in 312 days. He was in his 32 foot ketch Suhali.



 GUNSLINGER's shakedown sail... a Peterson/Wiggers 37'... boat originally from NY, but will now be racing out of ALYC, New Port Beach, CA.


 A musical group by the name of “Sing Me A Fiction” used BOOTLEGGER in a music video for their new release, “A Part of the Crew”. It was a fun project and I had a small cameo.



 Here's edited footage shot from a helmet camera aboard the J109 Realt Na Mara during the 2011 Chicago to Mackinac Race in 50-60+ knots.



A Pacer 27 Sport sailing at almost 20 knots in strong wind, broaches severely, losing the skipper overboard. Filmed on GoPro HD off Cape Town on 16th November, 2011.



Single handed chinese gybe. Quite a windy day out training in Port La Foret. This is what happens when it all goes wrong.



 Singlehanded Gybe, Round Up, Spinnaker wrap and unwrap- In the past, while pulling wrapped spinnaker down, the spinnaker got trapped under the bow of the boat. I had to pull it under the bow by releasing one of the sheets. Although the spinnaker did not tear, it seemed that it could very likely be damaged, and this took too much time and energy on the bow. This video shows an alternate way to resolve the wrap by gybing to the opposite tack from which the wrap occurred. The wrapping force then serves as an unwrapping force, and the spinnaker can be unwrapped and doused.


 
USCG Helicopter Rescue Video - Part One


 
  2012 Chicago to Mackinac race in 1.5 minutes  
 


Veuve Clicquot Presents the 104th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac 


About the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac

 
Joshua Slocum - Sailing Alone Around the World 

 
 Ooops!!! We've hooked a big one buoys!!

 
2016 Chicago Mackinac Storm Track (This is the same storm system that we experienced while racing in the 2016 HOOK Race)