Brits Continue to Dominate International 14 Worlds:
After three days of racing at the International 14 World Championship, British sailors have locked down the top four positions after three races Glen Truswell and Sam Pascoe sit atop the 76 boat fleet, with racing continuing to September 2 in Carnac, France. Full report and video.
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Brits Continue to Dominate International 14 Worlds, Editor
Commercial Sailing’s Twin Peaks:
When British sailing entrepreneur, Mark Turner, took over the reins at the Volvo Ocean Race earlier this year, the sailing world breathed a sigh of relief, happy in the knowledge that one of our sport’s premiere brands was in safe hands.
But this was not the first time Turner had been offered one of the top jobs in sailing. He was close to taking over at the America’s Cup prior to the 34th edition in San Francisco but opted to continue with OC Sport, the business he had built from scratch into a significant extreme sports marketing company involved in sailing, cycling and skiing.
Sail Racing Magazine Editor, Justin Chisholm, asked Turner recently what had been differe…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Commercial Sailing’s Twin Peaks, Editor
Whether you are a self-conscious fashion addict or a down-to-earth individual, you will never shun something fashion items so called the UGG when it comes to winter footwear. Noted for intriguing bold fashion expression that once considered breaks away from the traditional fashion norms as well as the incredible comfort against the elements, such a centuries old boot for ideal winter wear is now dominating the world of fashion again this year after it makes its appearance two hundred years ago. Then you may probably wonder where they originated and how they came to have such a time-honor glory in the fashion history. Read on for more about its background on UGG boots.
UGG boots are invented within the region of Australia, back during the nineteenth century. Primitive and original, the inchoate UGG boots were actually created by farmers who could access to the best sheepskin, featuring a sleek and soft leather side and densely wool fleece on the other side. These sheepskin boots were characteristic with a wool filler, including a ring of wool around the top to ensure that the wearer’ s feet remained warm even in the most inclement weather. Looking bulky and silly, such boot was called UGG, which is a slang for “ugly”. Magic, there seems a charistmastic aura around the name “UGG”. This name caught on along with the same passion towards the comfort of this boot, and as a result, it is still called in modern time.
The legend of UGG contributes a lot to its dominance in fashion world today, actually. This illustrious history can be traced back to the World War I, during which era UGG boots were also called FUGG, or flying UGG, as they were worn by aviators to keep their feet warm at the high-flying altitudes. So far, the story just began. When these pilots took their favorite boots home, gradually such a beloved footwear made of sheepskin with a cute name has grown its popularity all over the world.
However, it is also believed that it is the worldwide surfing craze in Australia in 1960s makes UGG boots famous around the world. The Australian surfers had a habit of slipping on a pair of sheepskin soles to warm up their feet after a dip into the ocean. When surf enthusiasts across the globe took note and experienced that heavenly comfort from these boots called UGG, soon there was a growing demand for these boots. And till today, these sheepskin boots become a fashion staple among the mod and hip.
In spite of its glory in history, these primitive, big looking boots failed at its debut in the western society. There were even extremists who organized a compaign to ask for these boots banned. Lucky, they also failed and today we can even pamper ourselves in a cozy pair of UGG sheepskin boots. At any rate, UGG is a trademark today. Whether you get the boot produced by the logo owned company or just the high end sheepskin boots of all UGG features, you will surely feel the cold winter to fullest with carefree step. After all, UGG footwear is all about comfort, warm, super style and fashion.
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