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    Published on 06-27-2016 04:25 PM
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    Saturday July 2nd, 24 Single Handed Sailors in 4 divisions will depart out the Golden Gate and head towards Hanalei Bay in this, 20th edition of the Single Handed TransPac!
    2,120 nm of open ocean adventure, independence ...
    Published on 06-27-2016 01:53 PM
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    Australians set the tone at Mark Foy Worlds

    Day two of the Mark Foy World Championship started off as a happy one for the Triple M and Alcatel teams as their container arrived after being delayed at sea. With little over an hour till the start to unpack their boats and get onto the course it was a close call for two teams.

    Alcatel skipper Stephen Quigley said, "Talk about leave it to the last minute. It was incredible. ...
    Published on 06-27-2016 12:56 PM
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    Mad Dog Racing has cleared the narrows!



    The docks in Victoria were alive with expectation and goodbyes. Fans and families came out in force to get one last look at their teams, one last hug, ...
    Published on 06-27-2016 12:50 PM
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    Los Angeles County homicide detectives are investigating a boating incident off Catalina Island that left three men dead and four others hospitalized.
    Authorities were notified Saturday ...
    Published on 06-26-2016 04:47 PM
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    Oman Air were today crowned kings of Act 3 of the Extreme Sailing Series™ following a tense finale that saw them only just manage to hold off a late charge from rivals Red Bull Sailing Team.

    Morgan Larson’s men went into the fourth and final day of racing in Cardiff Bay with a commanding 17-point lead following a string of top results executed with trademark consistency throughout the Act. ...
    Published on 06-26-2016 02:49 PM
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    Perfect conditions welcomed the fleet to Fiji for the Mark Foy Championship and round three of the Triple Crown Trophy.
    After settling in to Fiji time, racing got underway at 1:30pm in a 12knot sea breeze and two windward/leeward races







    Race one got underway with a clear start and Thurlow Fisher Lawyers stuck their nose out in front and lead till the finish.
    The fight for second was a good ...
    Published on 06-26-2016 10:36 AM
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    ULLMAN SAILS LONG BEACH RACE WEEK DELIVERS “BEAUTIFUL DAY ON THE WATER” – BUT A GOOD DAY TO STAY OUT OF THE WATER
    JUNE 25 2016, LONG BEACH, CA - - Shark Week arrived a day early this year, muscling in on Ullman Sails Long Beach Race Week (LBRW) with several great white sharks sighted off the peninsula this morning, prompting a marine safety advisory here. ...
    Published on 06-26-2016 10:09 AM
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    Oman Air dominate in Cardiff with Act 3 masterclass

    Extreme Sailing Series™ maestro Morgan Larson will take his Oman Air team into the finale of Act 3, Cardiff in pole position following a masterclass of big breeze sailing.

    Larson’s expert crew have impressed throughout the thrilling regatta, rarely finishing off the podium as the seven international crews do battle in typically blustery conditions ...
    Published on 06-26-2016 09:26 AM
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    Starting on the awkward almost midpoint between Juneteenth and Canada Day, the R2AK growled forth its second declaration of independence into the open arms of a stiff southerly breeze. Not enough wind to merit an official first name, but plenty strong to disrupt the last good sleep they might get for weeks, clanging loose halyard and forcing keyed up sailors to headlamp check their alarm clocks hours before the ungodly time they had planned—a nervous tick that betrayed the inevitable. That uncontrolled clarity that can only come from the months of planning and anticipation slamming itself into the first iteration of unbridled real. This was it. This was the day. It all starts now. ...
    Published on 06-24-2016 03:06 PM
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    PORT TOWNSEND, Wash. -- Police are investigating after a helicopter was seen flying just feet away from dozens of sailboats Thursday morning in Port Townsend.

    The boats, ...
    Published on 06-24-2016 02:34 PM
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    Clipper Race crew member successfully medevaced from North Atlantic Ocean

    A Clipper Round the World Yacht Race crew member has been successfully medevaced off a yacht in the North Atlantic Ocean with the help of ClipperTelemed+, the race's Emergency Medical Support Partner, and the Canadian Defense Department, which carried out a challenging ...
    Published on 06-19-2016 01:04 PM
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    2016 R2AK: Team Mad Dog And Team It Aint Brain Surgery

    We caught up with Mark Eastham as he was shuttling his trailer from Port Townsend and Seattle in preparation for the 2016 Race To Alaska
    Mark has sailed his Corsair 31' Ma's Rover extensively offshore in the East Coast and in most BAMA ...
    Published on 06-19-2016 09:52 AM
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    Comanche chopped hours off the elapse time for the Newport Bermuda race finishing pre-dawn in Bermuda on sunday June 19. Jim and Kristy Clark’s all-out, high-tech racer skippered by Ken Read finished in 34hr 42 min 53 sec. Credit Daniel Forster/PPL
    Comanche chopped hours off the elapse time for the Newport Bermuda race finishing pre-dawn in Bermuda on sunday June 19. Jim and Kristy Clark’s all-out, high-tech racer skippered by Ken Read ...
    Published on 06-18-2016 02:43 PM
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    image © Corey Silken


    June 18, 2016
    “Champagne Conditions” for Comanche, Seeking Race Record
    Less than 24 hours into the race, Comanche is already through the Gulf Steam and pressing to break Rambler’s elapsed time record from 2012. ...
    Published on 06-18-2016 10:13 AM
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    To the general onlooker, the quaint and remote cow fields on Sherman island may just be a picturesque escape from the bustling city of San Francisco, but this weekend the Wind Turbines are busy spinning as the island hosts over 80 windsurfers from international destinations as far afield Bon Aire and Holland.


    All images courtesy Rich Baum and AWT




    Just a few days before the event the forecast looked rather uninspiring, so as we entered into Day One many competitors were not ...
    Published on 06-18-2016 09:43 AM
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    Dateline Newport RI: June 17, 2016— Racing in the 50th Thrash to the Onion Patch got underway right on schedule. It was a routine sequence with boats sailing close on the wind heading south to Bermuda. It was a flood tide, so only one boat was over early. Race historian John Rousmaniere said it was the most ...

    Plan B 

    Published on 06-18-2016 09:29 AM
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    What do you do when Plan A goes into the crapper and you already have reservations in Port Townsend for the start
    of the R2AK? You ...
    Published on 06-17-2016 02:46 PM
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    Update on Bay West’s Plans for Alameda Marina

    www.sawwaction.org

    First, an update on tenants – both boat storage and businesses.
    Boaters: Bay West has raised slip fees by 30% beginning July 1. Boaters who live aboard are unhappy but feel there is no other place to go. All ...
    Published on 06-17-2016 10:21 AM
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    We are just a week away from the start of the 2nd annual Race 2 Alaska and already the attrition has begun. John Sangmeister's heavily modified Orma 60' had been recently
    undergoing a major foil refit, (think $$$) and had hastily gathered a crew for delivery from Long Beach to Seattle, and ...
    Published on 06-17-2016 09:32 AM
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    TRACKER

    Race officials have declared the 50th Edition of The Newport Bermuda Race A Go!
    The 635 NM "Thrash" across the Gulf Stream will start as scheduled ...

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