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    Published on 12-12-2018 10:08 AM
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    The IMOCA class continues to push forward

    The IMOCA class held its annual general meeting on Tuesday 11th December in Paris. This gathering enabled the class to present its appraisal of what was a very positive 2018 season coming to a climax with an outstanding edition of the Route du Rhum, destination Guadeloupe.

    In fine fettle, the IMOCA has now included ...
    Published on 12-12-2018 09:46 AM
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    Long Beach, CA (December 12, 2018) – Long Beach Yacht Club announced today that its entry, Stars & Stripes Team USA, has formally been accepted by the Defender and Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron as the fifth Challenger of the 36th America’s Cup.

    Co-founded by professional American sailors Mike Buckley and Taylor Canfield, the team represents the first all-American team in over fifteen years to compete for the ...
    Published on 12-11-2018 12:50 PM
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    Day 63

    Time: 1600 local (gmt-3)

    Position: 45 52S 44 18W

    Only time for a postcard tonight. Mo is working through the southerly arm of a low to the N. Forecast of ...
    Published on 12-11-2018 12:38 PM
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    Despite smart crew work from last year's Line Honours winner Peter Harburg’s Black Jack, it was only a matter of moments before the Oatley Family’s Wild Oats XI exerted her authority to take Line Honours in the 2018 Grinders Coffee SOLAS Big Boat Challenge on Sydney Harbour today.

    Although the breeze was light-on for the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s ...
    Published on 12-11-2018 11:19 AM
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    December 11th, 2018,

    The Pac52 Class is proud to welcome Manny Gomez as the new Class Manager of the ...
    Published on 12-11-2018 10:38 AM
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    Images from a mysterious foiling outfit have begun to surface.
    It appears to be about 18' long, carbon with racks. Perhaps a modified 18' Skiff from the European circuit?
    Query has been sent....

    Stay tuned

    JUST IN!!!

    69F is an integrated One Design Boat / Virtual Race / Lifestyle format.

    The project 69F is realized by sailors, athletes, managers and men of communication who believe ...
    Published on 12-11-2018 10:04 AM
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    18ft Skiffs
    NSW Championship, Race 3
    Sunday, 9 December 2018
    Sydney Harbour

    The Asko Appliances crew of James Dorron, Harry Bethwaite and Karl Langford came from a seemingly hopeless position to win an incredible Race 3 of the NSW 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today.

    In a race which saw two leaders capsize while in a race-winning position, Asko Appliances grabbed the lead just 200 metres from the finish line to produce the dramatic 33s victory.

    Sean Langman, Ed Powys ...
    Published on 12-10-2018 11:20 AM
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    In 2015, a troubled sailor jumped overboard. Now the boat’s captain is being held responsible
    Capt Rick Smith, who hails from Camden, is on house arrest in the U.S. Virgin Islands awaiting trial for negligence in the death of a crew member.

    STAFF WRITER Press Herald

    Capt. Rick Smith stands at the helm of his sailboat, Cimarron. Smith, who charters in Camden and the U.S. Virgin Islands, has been charged in connection with the death of a crew member aboard the boat in 2015. An initial Coast Guard investigative report of the incident said Smith and others aboard the vessel "tried to handle the sailor's apparent break the best they could." Photos courtesy of Ashley Rose

    Rick Smith had never met David Pontious before he agreed to welcome the man aboard his sailboat, ...
    Published on 12-10-2018 09:14 AM
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    SAN RAFAEL (CBS SF) — A sailboat crashed into the Richmond-San Rafael bridge on Sunday afternoon at around 2:30 p.m.

    There were no reported injuries and there ...
    Published on 12-10-2018 09:00 AM
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    JEAN LUC VDH is entering the zone of headwinds slowing progress. It will hold for the next four or five days, maybe longer. He has been up the mast again just to check. He seems happy enough for ...
    Published on 12-08-2018 11:22 AM
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    While the star performers today certainly were Robert Scheidt/Henry Boening and Paul Cayard, significant to more competitors was what was happening mid-fleet. For today, Friday, the final Qualifier races were held at the Star Sailors League Finals in Nassau.

    Crews finishing the Qualifier in third to tenth positions would progress on to the Quarter Finals. From here the top five would go to the Semi-Finals and meet the second placed Qualifier finisher. The top three Semi-Finalists ...
    Published on 12-07-2018 11:06 AM
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    CNN's Matthew Robinson Reports

    Endangered seals are baffling conservationists with an unlikely predicament -- getting eels stuck up their noses.

    The Honolulu-based Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program (HMSRP), part of the United ...
    Published on 12-07-2018 09:59 AM
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    SUSIE IS ON THE SHIP!!!!! wowowowwo!! message just received..from Susie Goodall Racing

    ON THE SHIP!!! Position: 45' 10.711 S 121' 40.157 W at 07 Dec 15:14 UTC

    THanks to all involved and the Master and Crew of the TIAN ...
    Published on 12-06-2018 05:12 PM
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    Coast Guard rescues 3 mariners beset by weather 30 miles west of Oceanside

    AN DIEGO — The Coast Guard rescued 3 mariners beset by weather approximately 30 miles west of Oceanside, Thursday.

    Mariners aboard the 35-foot sailing vessel, Julia B Lewis, contacted Coast Guard Sector San Diego's Joint Harbor Operations Center watchstanders at approximately 5 p.m. Wednesday ...
    Published on 12-06-2018 03:09 PM
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    The Royal Malta Yacht Club’s Notice of Challenge was the first of the eight late entries to be received by the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron within the late entry deadline - 5.00 pm on the 30th November NZT- and therefore the first to be processed. ...
    Published on 12-06-2018 10:04 AM
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    The Maxi Edmond de Rothschild trimaran Gitana 17 lost a second of her starboard hull during the Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe,
    and this bow section has washed ...
    Published on 12-06-2018 09:47 AM
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    UPDATE...Susie is OK but it is tough out there..she still can't believe she is about to evacuate from her boat, but is now focused on preparations and the very real challenge of getting off the boat. She appreciates the risks and the ...
    Published on 12-05-2018 02:38 PM
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    New Zealands Hammish Pepper and GBR's Steve Mitchell along with Hungary's
    Zsombor Berecz and Czech Michael Maier experience on course sail reduction
    during race for of the Star Sailors League Finals in Nassau.

    Michael Mendelblatt and Brian Fatih current hold the lead, 14 points to 23 by Robert Scheidt and Henry Boening of Brazil.


    Published on 12-05-2018 11:06 AM
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    The IMOCA class offers a very positive appraisal of the Route du Rhum

    The twenty sailors competing in the eleventh edition of the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe put on a remarkable show, at the end of which Paul Meilhat (SMA) came out on top ahead of Yann Eličs (Ucar-StMichel) and Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss). Out of the twenty sailors that set sail from Saint-Malo, fifteen made it to Pointe-ŕ-Pitre. Antoine Mermod, President of the class and

    Guillaume Evrard, ...
    Published on 12-05-2018 10:38 AM
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    Day 157: Susie Goodall dismasted 2,000 miles west of Cape Horn
    EPIRB alert picked up by Falmouth Coastguard at 11:00 UTC
    Goodall safe and secure onboard
    Chilean rescue authorities alerted
    Nearest vessel is 480 miles to SW – 2 days away
    Dateline 15:00 UTC 05.12.2018 – Les Sables d’Olonne, France

    British yachtswoman Susie Goodall was pitch poled and dismasted in the Southern Ocean some ...

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