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    Published on 09-30-2016 09:35 AM
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    Two weeks on from their arrival in La Ciotat, François Gabart and the trimaran MACIF are entering a period of stand-by from Monday 3 October, with the aim of attacking the solo Mediterranean crossing, which was set three years ago ...
    Published on 09-29-2016 10:53 PM
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    Split Personality Conditions at Day Three of the 2016 Alcatel J/70 Worlds Hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club

    SAN FRANCISCO – Mother Nature had some surprises in store for the 68 boats that assembled on the Berkeley Circle ...
    Published on 09-29-2016 06:00 PM
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    John Beresford " Jim" Kilroy on K3, winning Miami-Montego Bay, 1975
    photo credit: Dick Enersen

    John B. "Jim" Kilroy (May 1, 1922 - September 29, 2016) owned and raced the record-breaking Kialoa sailboats from the 1950s to the 1980s, helping pioneer the era of maxi yacht racing.

    In 1962 he and his KIALOA I crew ...
    Published on 09-29-2016 05:38 PM
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    Newport Nor'easter

    Breeze on conditions offer the perfect lead into Day One of the 2016 Melges 32 World Championship hosted by Sail Newport
    Newport, RI - There are many attractions that Newport offers for sailors around the world - an iconic sailing venue with a rich sailing history, great entertainment and of course, world renowned clam chowder. One unique Newport characteristic ...
    Published on 09-29-2016 08:57 AM
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    IMOCA 60 Edmond de Rothschild! Gitana Team demonstrate how much gear gets packed onto a Vendee bound boat!

    No chopped ...
    Published on 09-28-2016 07:13 PM
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    SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco has a storied reputation as a world-class venue during the summer and early fall, and Day Two of the 2016 Alcatel J/70 Worlds, hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club, did not disappoint. A marine layer and 10 knots of westerly breeze greeted racers at the docks, but by the time the fleet arrived at the Berkeley Circle, pockets of blue sky and ...
    Published on 09-28-2016 09:53 AM
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    Press release
    September 28th, 2016

    IDEC SPORT will once again be tackling the Jules Verne Trophy, less than a year after their last attempt, when Francis Joyon's crew only missed out on the record by two days. For the first time in the history of the Trophy, the crew will remain the same. For this wild bunch of just six, there is the feeling that the job needs to be completed.

    Published on 09-27-2016 06:07 PM
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    After several days of sweltering heat and offshore breezes, the wind gods teamed up with Karl The Fog
    and brought a rush of wind fog and excitement to the crews in San Francisco Bay that came for the legendary
    conditions that SF Bay is famous for... The RC pulled off 2 races today in conditions that started mild and went
    to wild.


    Galleria d' Selectos

    SAN FRANCISCO – World Championship regattas always ...
    Published on 09-26-2016 01:20 PM
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    le defi azimut was held over the weekend with 12 of the competitors from the 2016 Vendee Globe participating....

    Born from the meeting of the IMOCA class that collects the Vendée Globe skippers and Lorient company Azimut, Azimut Challenge, visit atypical of offshore racing, aims to combine performance, innovation and strategy. Sport at the highest level of competition on the water and a lot of earth friendliness are the hallmark of this event whose success is undeniable. ...
    Published on 09-26-2016 11:46 AM
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    Continuing to deliver on our vision of opening the oceans for adventure and exploration, DeepFlight will introduce our newest submarine at the Monaco Yacht Show. Super Falcon 3S adds a third cockpit, ...
    Published on 09-26-2016 11:15 AM
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    The New Caledonia Groupama Race, like all regattas (coastal, offshore or just around two buoys), is all about speed. Every crew’s aim is to cross the finish line first. For this, the 5th edition of the race, there are nineteen boats entered, both small and large, mono-hulls and multi-hulls. Ordinarily, the bigger ones will arrive first. Even so, smaller craft also have a chance. Everyone can hope for a step ...
    Published on 09-26-2016 10:08 AM
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    A glorious fall weekend for the SSS Half Moon Bay! The single handed and double handed crews starting off
    the Golden Gate YC had just enough pressure to fly a kite out the gate in the generous ebb and light but warm easterly.

    " We rode the easterly to Bonita and then were greeted with ...
    Published on 09-25-2016 09:33 PM
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    Ohio State University, Venturi Collaborate to Smash Electric Car Speed Record

    Way back in 2010, French firm Venturi (mostly known for its oddball electric cars) ...
    Published on 09-25-2016 09:23 PM
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    Nine 12 Metre teams competed in their North American Championship, hosted by Ida Lewis Yacht Club on September 23-25 in Newport, RI.

    Sailing on sloops best known as the America’s Cup boats during that event’s so-called “Golden Era” (1958-1987), the teams competed in three divisions – Grand Prix, Modern and Traditional – and completed eight races in 13-17 knot breezes that ...
    Published on 09-25-2016 09:58 AM
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    13 year old Jed Gradisen, Western Australian surfer on Team O'Neill, was enjoying an afternoon of solid swell with his mates at one of their favorite spots ...
    Published on 09-25-2016 09:44 AM
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    Miami Marlins pitcher José Fernandez, an electric fan favorite who eight years ago fled Cuba on a speedboat, was killed early Sunday along with two friends ...
    Published on 09-24-2016 10:23 AM
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    At 1515 BST today during race 8 of the Extreme Sailing Series™ in the Madeira Islands, Red Bull Sailing Team collided with Alinghi, resulting in Alinghi losing its mast. Red Bull Sailing Team, as windward boat and clipped the Swiss team's bowsprit. The collision caused Alinghi's mast and sails to fall into the water. The Safety Team were immediately on site to provide assistance. All crew ...
    Published on 09-23-2016 04:03 PM
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    Four points separate top seven
    Two days to go of fleet racing at the RC44 Cascais Cup and, incredibly, just four points separate the top seven boats across this nine-strong fleet. Yesterday there were 12 points between first and seventh.

    After an hour long postponement ashore, conditions came good with sun, a steady 12-18 knots and a shallow swell rolling in from the Atlantic. Unfortunately the stable conditions didn't help fleet ...
    Published on 09-23-2016 09:43 AM
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    WTNT42 KNHC 231445

    1100 AM AST FRI SEP 23 2016

    A NOAA P3 flight continued to fly through Karl for a few hours
    after the release of the last advisory, and while it didn't find
    winds higher than 50 kt, dropsonde data did indicate that the
    minimum pressure had fallen to 992 mb. Microwave data indicate
    that Karl is still under the influence of 15-20 kt of south-
    southeasterly shear. The convective pattern has continued to
    improve, ...
    Published on 09-23-2016 09:08 AM
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    The New Zealand Herald reports on the false alarms caused when a young South African sailor failed to communicate:

    Authorities are planning to 'talk' to Darius DeWet, from South Africa, about abandoning his journey when he finally gets to land. Photo / Supplied

    Large-scale searches involving helicopters had to be deployed twice for a 20-year-old inexperienced yachtie ...

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