Hold Fast: Stories of maniac sailors, anarchist castaways, and the voyage of the S/V Pestilence… Over the course of two winters, four members of the Anarchist Yacht Clubb rescued a derelict boat from the inhospitable waters of Ft. Lauderdale, named it the S/V Pestilence, and sailed south to Haiti. Hold Fast describes what drew these friends to the ocean, and tells the story of what they discovered in the sea. It paints a picture of the S/V Pestilence in the context of all the sailing maniacs who have come before them, and ultimately attempts to suggest that the secret is always to begin.
Blue Anarchy Website http://www.blueanarchy.org/holdfast/
Director Moxie Marlinspike
VODO works directly with filmmakers to bring fresh, new films to the filesharing community.
This work is released under a Creative Commons license.
We hope you enjoy this VODO release.
DONATE @ http://vodo.net/
VODO is looking for volunteers to help with all aspects of the project. Contact us at:
When I was growing up I learned the art of rock wall building from my grandmother Blanche. It’s something I’ve always enjoyed and this neat video shares a lot of information about rock walls, focusing on New England, given by a master rock wall builder.
This was my first time doing the Three Bridge Fiasco race — a single or double-handed race around 3 marks in the Bay: Blackaller Buoy near the Golden Gate Bridge, Treasure Island (Bay Bridge) and Red Rock (Richmond Bridge). Jason and I did the race on his Cal 29 “TNT” and it was outstanding. We went clockwise around the course, going from the start line to Red Rock to Treasure Island to Blackaller to finish. Our official finish time was 14:13:14.
Video of the start of the race from Jason’s GoPro:
Results: We finished 20th out of the 44 boats in our division, and #174 out of the total of 357 boats (monohull and multihull) registered for the race. 252 boats actually completed the race this year, scoring us in the 73rd percentile of finishers. If we include the boats that didn’t start or finish the race, we scored in the 51st percentile. Not too bad for our first double-handed race, the first race TNT had done, and both of our first Three Bridge Fiasco race experience.
We won the race on Day 2 of the Corinthian Yacht Club Season Closer regatta sailing on Bodacious+, a RP 1D 48 that takes a crew of 14 to sail well. It was a very fun day. 3/4 of the way through the video you can see the extra penalty turn we ended up doing due to overstanding the mark, and we still won! 🙂
The video was taken by a guest crewmember from Australia, Greg Wilkins, who did an excellent job on runners and didn’t let the rig fall down.