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    Published on 03-28-2017 01:58 PM
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    From a funky first day of racing when the promising solid morning breeze evaporated to become difficult, shifty and unsettled and then disappeared, it was a return to business as usual for the second day of competition at the 48th edition of the Trofeo Princesa Sofía IBEROSTAR regatta.
    The Bay of Palma was blessed by the reliable light Embat sea breeze which filled in on cue to keep the 10 classes racing on, or close to schedule.



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    Published on 03-28-2017 12:14 PM
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    Kurt Hoehne's Sailish.com write up
    on the grand finale of the Center Sound Series season ending finale: The Three Tree Point Regatta




    all photos © Jan's Marine Pix




    CYC’s Center Sound Series wrapped up with a gorgeous Three Tree Point Race on Saturday. The course, however, didn’t ever get near Three Tree Point as it was shortened to Shilshole-Alki-Meadowpoint-finish. The southerly stayed in the 12-16 ...
    Published on 03-28-2017 09:15 AM
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    Well Mexico. What a place. I can't see why Trump gets so worked up. The weather is amazing, the kiting is amazing, the food is amazing and the speed limits are ignored. Being a bit of a woos I started the first race yesterday on my 13m R1V2 in about 12 knots. By the end it was about 7 knots so after finishing it was into the beach to change up to the 17. By beach I mean lovely sandy beach just by the race area. Oh and about 27 deg incase you were wondering.

    Plus the sand does not get too hot. Race 2 went much better being ...
    Published on 03-27-2017 02:43 PM
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    Portsmouth, RI (March 27, 2017) – US Sailing, the national governing body for the sport, has named 18 Olympic-class athletes to the 2017 US Sailing Team. The national team is selected annually and is comprised of the top sailors competing in the events selected for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

    The roster is assembled from a combination of sailors who qualified based on results in January at World Cup Series Miami 2017, and additional accomplished athletes who receive discretionary selection from the Chief of U.S. Olympic Sailing, ...
    Published on 03-27-2017 02:14 PM
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    For many of the 833 sailors racing at the Trofeo Princesa Sofía IBEROSTAR opening day of what is effectively the start of the new four year Olympic cycle of European regattas brings a unique excitement. For the seasoned campaigners who made it to Rio, and for those who didn't, being back in their boat, fully engaged in the white heat of competition, racing on the renowned Bay of Palma is the perfect reminder of the enduring appeal of Olympic class racing. Indeed, for the majority, ...
    Published on 03-27-2017 10:37 AM
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    You recall the Salvage At Saba last week
    when a yacht was pulled off the rocks off St Maarten. The aftermath is pretty painful to look at:






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    Published on 03-27-2017 09:40 AM
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    "Race report: Very nice day. Good wind. Hilarious finish"

    Brian Boschma Olson 34' Redsky

    Now that we have that formality out of the way....



    Memo Gidley& Mary Gidley take Division 11 on the Elliot 10 Basic Instinct



    With mostly sunny skies and a nice NW seabreeze in the low teens at the start of the race, Course 1 is selected by the officials
    with whistles, horns and guns... And 18 nm tour of the Central Bay....

    From the Start, to Little Harding buoy (G “1” Fl G 4s), leaving it to port,
    then to Blossom Rock buoy (GR “BR” Fl (2+1) G 6s BELL), leaving it to starboard,
    then to Crissy Field ...
    Published on 03-27-2017 08:15 AM
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    St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. The St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR) proved its reputation as the ‘Crown Jewel of Caribbean Yacht Racing’ by superbly delivering on its signature mix of round the rocks and round the buoy courses on the event’s second day of competition. What’s more, 6 to 8 foot seas off the island’s east end, gusts blowing to 20 to 25 knots and a mix of rain and sun all added to the fun.

    “The windward-leeward ...
    Published on 03-27-2017 08:03 AM
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    Evening All,

    Well in the early hours of the morning the storm started to abate but the swell continued to build until I was rocking and rolling in 6-7 meter waves. I ended up going to bed around 8am and by that stage the winds were averaging 20 knots from ...
    Published on 03-24-2017 03:53 PM
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    Oracle Racing's Russell Coutts voices his displeasure with a couple articles published recently by The New Zealand Hearald's
    Dana Johannsen




    Article 1 and Article 1


    "It appears the silly season has once again arrived, driven by a select few in the media who seem to find it difficult to separate fact from fiction, or research a balanced story, for the benefit of their readers.

    In particular, the so called reporting from Dana Johannsen of the NZ Herald often lacks
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    Published on 03-24-2017 02:57 PM
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    Oracle Team USA /Bermuda showing off its docking airbag now in use after observing

    BAR's liitle nose vs dock incident ...
    Published on 03-24-2017 11:24 AM
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    Transpac welcomes the latest entry, Jim & Kristy Hinze Clark's Super Maxi Comanche to the growing fleet of over 60 boats set to race to Hawaii in July. Skippered by Ken Read, Comanche will go head to head with Manouch Moshayedi's 100' Rio Racing USA for the first time since the 2014 Sydney Hobart race.


    ENTRIES



    2017 Transpac Honolulu Race
    Current Entries
    Sail Number Yacht Name Owner's Name Home Port Yacht Type Length
    1. 0123 Alessandra Charles Smith Richmond ...
    Published on 03-24-2017 09:24 AM
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    Premiere Sailing League and MarkSetBot Cooperate
    to Bring Robotic Race Mark to Stadium Sailing


    DETROIT, MICHIGAN (March 23, 2017) – Premiere Sailing League USA (PSL) has found a partner to help elevate stadium style sailing to the next level of technological sophistication. ...
    Published on 03-24-2017 09:13 AM
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    Most of last night I had winds of 10 knots so I decided to keep the No 1 jib out and the full main sail even though I was looking at going to bed. I did end up setting a wind alarm on the B and G display to let me know if the winds were over 17 knots. This is the upper wind range of my no 1 head sail so I wanted to make sure that I would ...
    Published on 03-24-2017 09:00 AM
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    Perth, Australia (March 24th, 2017) – Local skipper Matt Jerwood certainly overplayed the anxiety card on his way to becoming the third Western Australian skipper to make it through to the semi-finals of Match Cup Australia, the first event on the 2017 World Match Racing Tour.

    Earlier in the day David Gilmour had gone through 3 – 1 against US Virgin Islander Taylor Canfield, ...
    Published on 03-23-2017 01:16 PM
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    French yacht salvaged from the rocks in Ladder Bay –


    On Saturday morning a salvage team from St. Maarten salvaged a French sailing yacht from the rocks in Ladder Bay.

    On Monday the yacht had drifted ...
    Published on 03-22-2017 03:15 PM



    A new sailing class is hitting the West coast of the U.S in 2017

    The Pac52 is a 52’ monohull sailboat. They are a carbon fiber hull built out of a latest generation TP52 hull mold. ...
    Published on 03-21-2017 10:57 AM
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    The 2016-2017 Vendée Globe, a hugely popular event and media success




    The results of the 2016-2017 Vendée Globe show huge increases everywhere: many more people attending the event, unprecedented media coverage and feedback, a record level of international coverage without talking about the very positive race outcome in terms of the rankings. With 29 skippers lining up, 18 were ranked, which is a record number in the history of the Vendée Globe

    With 29 skippers setting sail and 10 nations represented, the 8th Vendée Globe offered a wide range of projects, showing once again the increasing interest of the general public for a race, which brings together sporting performance, technological challenge and human endeavour. This Vendée Globe DNA has over thirty years contributed to the legend of the event.

    In terms of visitor numbers, the last Vendée Globe beat all the records, with 2,250,000 visitors attending (1.5 ...
    Published on 03-21-2017 09:22 AM
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    A closer view of BAR's docking mishap from the other day, plus the Banging The Corners satire...










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