Travis Rice dropped off via helicopter at the top of a mountain in Alaska, USA, on 2 May, 2010, footage from Red Bull/Brainfarm’s 'Art of Flight 3D' film.
Teahupo’o, the name of the famous, large reef break in Tahiti. Named after a village on the southwest coast of the island, the break is renowned for its consistent barrels, heavy waves and shallow shoreline.
An extremely shallow coral reef, which ranges up to 50 cm (20 inches) beneath the water’s surface creates a unique wave shape with an effect of almost breaking below sea level.
Watch this movie to see how surfers handle the extreme and very dangerous conditions of these waves: http://vimeo.com/35328567
A still from a 1955 British Pathé newsreel titled “World’s Most Dangerous Sport”, filmed in Bavaria, Germany. Notice that the driver of the Porsche 550 Spyder wears a helmet but the skiers do not.
The Maserati racing yacht is a spectacular 21-metre VOR70 (Volvo Ocean Race) yacht that previously participated under a different name in the 2008-2009 round-the-world Volvo Ocean Race.
It features a carbon mast over 30m high and a canting keel. It has spent three months in dry dock shedding some 10 percent of its weight in a bid to become the fastest in the world.
In February Giovanni Soldini skippered Maserati over the 3,884 nautical miles from Cádiz, Spain to San Salvador, Bahamas in under 11 days, setting the first North Atlantic Challenge time-reference in the monohull category.
Jim Russi is a talented surfer/photographer who grew up in Southern California and moved to the North Shore after graduating from the Brooks Institute of Photography. Jim creates images using natural light to produce soulful, sophisticated imagery.
USA-17 (formerly known as BMW Oracle Racing 90 or BOR90) is a 90 ft (27 m) LWL, 90 ft (27 m) beam, sloop rigged one-off racing sail trimaran built by the USA sailing team BMW Oracle Racing for use in a Deed of Gift challenge for the 33rd America’s Cup.
Designed by VPLP Yacht Design with consultation from Franck Cammas and his Groupama multi-hull sailing team, BOR90 is very light for her size being constructed almost entirely out of carbon fiber and epoxy resin, and exhibits very high performance being able to sail at 2.0 to 2.5 times the true wind speed (though some rumors have claimed 4× TWS). She can apparently sail at 20 degrees off the apparent wind.
The boat sails so fast downwind that the apparent wind she generates is only 5-6 degrees different to that when she is racing upwind; that is, the boat is always sailing upwind with respect to the apparent wind and thus ‘sailing faster than the wind‘.
The USA-17 trimaran won the 2010 America’s Cup from the defending champion Alinghi 5 in February.
Check out this promotional video about the sailing team.