The Captioner:She’s 115ft (35m) long, is called Firefly and…

Friday, July 15th, 2016

The Captioner:

She’s 115ft (35m) long, is called Firefly and represents the first yacht of a concept that has been mulled over by spirit-of-tradition builders and designers, like Donald Tofias of the W-Class and Sean Macmillan of Spirit Yachts, for some time: the modern yacht that looks like a J – but is much faster.

Firefly, claims her designer, is “faster than any J in any wind strength and on any point of sail, and optimised to race in the burgeoning SoT class in the Caribbean and Med.” (Source) (Source)

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ohwhataparadise: Oh What A Paradise It Seems. The…

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016


Oh What A Paradise It Seems.

The Captioner:

The 44′ 5″ Sparkman & Stephens sloop Circumstance, launched 1938.

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yachtmasters: Salt Water😀 📷Joyce Ravara by straorza The…

Saturday, July 2nd, 2016


Salt Water😀
📷Joyce Ravara by straorza

The Captioner:

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lazyjacks: Reliance at the finish, 27 August 1903Library of…

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016


Reliance at the finish, 27 August 1903
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
Detroit Publishing Company Photograph Collection

The 90-footers were amazeballs. (Note that “90-footer” refers to the waterline length. When they heeled over they got way longer. With the bowsprit and boom their overall length was more like 200 feet.)

The Captioner: Reliance passing the Brenton Reef light ship at high speed, 1903. Photograph by Nathaniel Livermore Stebbins.

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afremov-art: Meeting in the water. The Captioner:Is the…

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016


Meeting in the water.

The Captioner:

Is the AP flag still up? (a few seconds later) Yup. Still up.

j/k. The Captioner for reals:

“Something Special” by photographer Larry Gallier, showing the postponed start of the Des Moines January Regatta, January 2, 2010. From an accompanying shot:

Last Saturday, after I took the dogs for their walk, I drove past the Des Moines Marina to see if anything was going on. Turns out there were fifty boats out in the water with their sails out, but no wind. It was a wonderful, mostly overcast morning, very mild temperatures, but not wonderful if you had your sailboat out for a race. Anyway I drove back to the house, dropped the dogs off, and grabbed my camera, went back down to the marina and the boats hadn’t moved at all. When the sun broke out, low in the southern horizon, and light up the sails, I got this shot.

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yachtmasters: Salt Water 😆 by straorza The Captioner:I…

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016


Salt Water 😆 by straorza

The Captioner:

I thought I recognized a VOR65 foredeck, and some google image search confirms. That’s the bow of Team Brunel, shot by Kurt Arrigo during the July, 2014 Round Canary Islands Race, in which Brunel beat MAPFRE and SCA in a preliminary event before the 2014/15 Volvo.

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Restoring the original Monet-quote caption:“I perhaps owe having…

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Restoring the original Monet-quote caption:

“I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.”

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personalspaceshow: “I’m ready for my close up, Mr….

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016


“I’m ready for my close up, Mr. DeMille.”

STS127-S-055 (15 July 2009) — Space Shuttle Endeavour and its seven-member STS-127 crew head toward Earth orbit and rendezvous with the International Space Station. Liftoff was on time at 6:03 p.m. (EDT) on July 15, 2009 from launch pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. Onboard are astronauts Mark Polansky, commander; Doug Hurley, pilot; Christopher Cassidy, Tom Marshburn, Dave Wolf, Tim Kopra and Canadian Space Agency’s Julie Payette, all mission specialists. [Source]

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The Captioner strikes again:“Teens in waiting room” by UK…

Friday, May 13th, 2016

The Captioner strikes again:

“Teens in waiting room” by UK photographer David Stewart.

Also, he’s awesome.

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