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Wednesday 27 April 2011

It's Canucks Mania in Vancouver

Even though the play-off games are really stressful, this city has gone crazy.
It's like the Olympics all over again and that was a pretty cool experience.
I, like many others, are not die-hard season's fan watchers...but last night for game 7, the streets all over were bare. All Vancouver was watching the game! And even though I admit, I went to purposely brush my teeth instead of watching the overtime (I'm a wuss to this kind of stress), the shouts and cheers of the entire city were probably heard in Chicago! We Vancouverites are extremely happy today, last night, and will be wearing our unwashed sweaters for a few more weeks!
Game on!


Monday 11 April 2011

sailing update

The inaugural 2011/12 America’s Cup World Series begins this summer with three regattas to be staged in Cascais, Portugal ( August 6 -14), Plymouth, England,(September 10-18) and in San Diego. (sometime in November-December). A further series is planned for 2012/13, before the Louis Vuitton Cup for all the Challengers in San Francisco in September 2013, followed by the 34th America’s Cup match itself. Racing begins in new AC45 catamarans, (those fabulous boats I talked about in a previous blog) which are then replaced by giant 72 foot wing sailed ‘monsters’, potentially  capable of over 40 knots speed, competing in a combination of both fleet and match racing. 
It's going to be really great!  Anyone interested in heading to any of the hosting countries? Maybe I can get a design contract there? It's time to start jumping aboard.
As for school - still going - working on an internship at the moment creating a client's website - haven't even completed mine yet.  Well, technically I have but I'm not totally happy with it and that's why my website "jibedesigns" is still under construction! I'm on it! I'm also currently working on a movie in Final Cut - interesting stuff.
I've decided to head down to Florida for the summer to do a little sailing (on the 75ft schooner pictured here), some crewing, maybe some racing on Grand Nellie docked in St. Petersburg, Florida. Also going to do some design work for a worthy cause: teaching sailing to kids for self esteem. check out their website: http://sailvation.org/