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    Published on 05-26-2016 03:36 PM
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    FOURTEEN IMOCA 60S WILL SET SAIL FROM NEW YORK THIS SUNDAY IN THE LAST MAJOR SINGLEHANDED RACE BEFORE NOVEMBER’S SINGLEHANDED NON-STOP ROUND THE WORLD MARATHON, THE VENDÉE GLOBE.

    MORE THAN HALF OF THE VENDÉE GLOBE FLEET IS TAKING PART IN THE NEW YORK – VENDÉE (LES SABLES D’OLONNE) RACE PRESENTED BY CURRENCY HOUSE AND SPACECODE. THIS, THE FOURTH EVENT IN THE IMOCA OCEAN MASTERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2015-2016, WILL SEE THE SOLO SKIPPERS AND THEIR BOATS LEAVING SET SAIL FROM NEW YORK ON A 3100 MILE COURSE ...
    Published on 05-26-2016 03:12 PM
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    British hopes in this year’s Vendee Globe lie solely in Alex Thomson and his Hugo Boss campaign. This is no bad thing. Four years ago Thomson finished third in the solo non-stop round the world race, first home on an older generation boat. This time ...
    Published on 05-26-2016 02:46 PM
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    Franck Cammas steered NORAUTO to the top of the leaderboard after six high-speed races at the GC32 Riva Cup today, the first event of the GC32 Racing Tour 2016. The French offshore racing legend managed to squeak past Team Tilt after the Swiss team suffered ...
    Published on 05-26-2016 09:39 AM
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    THIRD NEW CHAMPIONSHIP LEADER IN THREE DAYS

    26 May, Hayama, Japan

    Three solid race results from Great Britain's Paul Goodison puts his name at the top of the leaderboard on day 3 at the 2016 YANMAR Moth World Championships in Hayama, Japan.

    Goodison, the 2008 ...
    Published on 05-25-2016 02:49 PM
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    (Wednesday 25th May – Scarlino, Tuscany) – There were few surprises on the long awaited first day of the new 2016 52 SUPER SERIES season. Along the race dock of Tuscan's showcase Marina di Scarlino the nervous tension bubbled from early morning right through until dockout time. But the two light winds races adhered to the letter the widely expected plot line when Quantum Racing emerged with a small three points lead – smart, patient, percentage sailing ...
    Published on 05-25-2016 10:36 AM
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    Cooper Dressler has made the arduous journey from dreamer to grinder aboard Oracle Team USA.

    Hard work, grit and determination plus a positive ...
    Published on 05-24-2016 04:10 PM
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    12 5o5's, 5 Stars, 11 RS Aeros, 10 Melges 24's, 9 J 105's, 5 J 80's, 6 J24's and 3 6 Meter's signed up for Seattle Yacht Club's 2nd Annual POD Regatta
    and were treated to some solid, classic PNW conditions over the weekend.

    Have a peak of the action right here, right now...





    Corinthian Yacht Club ...
    Published on 05-24-2016 02:48 PM
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    Ready to Rumble
    The 2016 52 SUPER SERIES is primed and poised for action in Scarlino, Italy.




    (Tuesday 24th May, Scarlino) – When the 2016 52 SUPER SERIES answers the start guns on the renowned waters off Scarlino, Tuscany on Wednesday, the 11 teams competing know only too well how important it is to make the best possible opening. The season-long championship spans five regattas between now and the conclusion mid-October in Cascais, Portugal and none want to find themselves rueing silly mistakes and cheap points given away lightly at the outset of the championship. ...
    Published on 05-24-2016 01:39 PM
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    Pressure Drop is proud to officially welcomes KKMI to our list of advertisors and supporters. With two locations and deep water access, KKMI can provide a ...
    Published on 05-24-2016 08:40 AM
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    Above images © David Servais


    Pacific 52 FOX

    We were invited to a take a look see the 1st Pacific 52 to hit the West Coast, Victor Wild's FOX, built at Cookson's in Auckland and designed by Botin. She was being assembled by David Servais and Andrew Coates of SD Boatworks at the KKMI Richmond yard after being shipped via truck from San Diego so she could make the start of the 1st California Offshore Race Week which gets started this Friday with the Spinnaker Cup, and 88 nm downhill race from SF to Monterey. ...
    Published on 05-23-2016 03:25 PM
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    LAKE GENEVA — Lake Geneva police are asking for the public’s help locating a missing 40-year-old woman and her three sons.

    Michalene Melges and her children, Hans Melges (age 14), Kristian “Max” Melges (age 12) and Maverik “Buddy” Melges (age 10) were last seen leaving their home on S. Lake Shore Drive near ...
    Published on 05-23-2016 03:14 PM
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    Despite light conditions off Sicily, George David and the crew of his racing maxi Rambler 88 succeeded in not only demolishing the record for this year's Volcano Race, but also won line honours and the overall prize based on corrected time: The coveted 'triple crown'.

    Organised by the ...
    Published on 05-22-2016 09:23 AM
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    Some clicks from Saturdays OYRA Duxship. Seas laid down nicely from the midweek maelstrom that raised holy havoc
    on the Nor Cal Coast. Start was an unusual 12:00 1st gun, late for an ocean race, but with the building ebb and steadier
    winds, it seemed to have played out very well!




    Debut of the new life for the J-125 "Cant Touch This" formerly Double Trouble and Javelin. ...
    Published on 05-21-2016 06:17 PM
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    NOAA making and example with a shot of A kiter getting a bit too close to a pair of humpbacks on San Francisco Bay:


    What's wrong with this ...
    Published on 05-20-2016 01:58 PM
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    Flying h​igh The ​Duchess ​of Cambr​idge sai​ls with ​Sir Ben ​Ainslie ​and the ​British ​America'​s Cup Ch​allenger​ on the ​Solent
    (​c) Lloyd​ images

    Today, Sir Ben Ainslie's ...
    Published on 05-20-2016 01:52 PM
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    The 37-year-old Frenchman was this morning celebrating the biggest win of his career

    The Transat bakerly is a hard race and you need a certain kind of determination to finish, let alone win it, and Thibaut Vauchel-Camus demonstrated earlier today that he ...
    Published on 05-19-2016 03:03 PM



    The continuing development of professional kitesurfing competition around the world provides an excellent platform for the best athletes in kitesurfing to drive the sport ...
    Published on 05-19-2016 12:44 PM
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    Victor Wild's brand spanking new Pacific 52 Fox is in the house (KKMI) after being trucked up from Southern California.

    She will be practicing on the bay next week ahead of the Spinnaker Cup, ...
    Published on 05-19-2016 09:01 AM
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    Giovanni Soldini and his partners’ sporting adventures continue in 2016-17 with an important piece of good news: the legendary Italian yachtsman is to take the helm of a Multi70 trimaran, which was made available by John Elkann. ...
    Published on 05-18-2016 03:43 PM
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    The French skipper, Pierre Antoine, now has a 65nm lead on Nigon with an anticipated arrival time in Manhattan of 06:00 BST tomorrow.

    The Multi50 fight to The Transat bakerly finish nears ...

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