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    Published on 02-25-2021 11:52 AM
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    Members of the Richmond Yacht Club and the sailing community at large have been paying tribute the Dick Loomis aka "Mr Fun" who passed away
    earlier this week after battling cancer in recent times.

    Here are just some of the many, many messages....





    Well my dear friend Mr Fun you have gone from us too soon! While here your sure did a darn fine job of brightening the lives of everyone around you mine included. You were a friend, ...
    Published on 02-24-2021 01:12 PM
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    Manouch Moshayedi's former Pac 52' RIO was recently sold and has relocated in Australia
    where she can compete with other 52's with a new owner and change of scenery:

    An exciting front-of-the-fleet battle is taking shape for the 2021 Teakle Classic Adelaide to Port Lincoln Yacht Race with ...
    Published on 02-24-2021 11:50 AM
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    TowBoatUS San Francisco Bay & Delta is at Alameda Point, Alameda, California.

    "We recovered a badly damaged 33' sailboat off the rocks of the Alameda Rock Wall."
    ...
    Published on 02-23-2021 05:38 PM
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    After postponing the January Mid Winters due to the pandemic shutdown, the CYC February regatta became the default race 1&2
    with plans for a follow up the on the weekend of March 6th & 7th to become races 3 & 4...

    The weather gods smiled favorably on the event, with the last of a series of weak systems rolling in and out of the area late Friday and early Saturday.
    Behind the system, a significant northerly ...
    Published on 02-21-2021 06:41 PM
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    The G.H. Mumm Champagne was flowing for Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli who sailed to victory today in the PRADA Cup Final. The Italians winning the Series 7-1 over INEOS TEAM UK, now move onto the America’s Cup Match, the ultimate goal four years in the making, starting in 12 days time.







    Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli outraced the British team in today’s medium to light conditions that proved to favour the Italians so markedly.

    For the second time in their six attempts, Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli ...
    Published on 02-19-2021 11:00 PM
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    INEOS TEAM UK beat Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli



    all images © Studio Borlenghi/COR

    Start: 1715
    Port: GBR
    Stbd: ITA
    Course: E
    Axis: 248
    Length: 1.8nm
    Current: 0.2 knots @ 353
    Wind: 8-12knots 225 degrees

    Winner INEOS TEAM UK – 0:14

    For the second race of the day the breeze had increased slightly. INEOS TEAM UK were first into the pre-start zone and were able to control the start more readily. Two small advantages, but would the British team be able to convert these into an advantage at the start?
    As both boats headed towards the start line, positions were reversed from the first start of ...
    Published on 02-19-2021 02:58 PM
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    © Chris Cameron

    With so much riding on this weekend it is not surprising that all eyes have been on the weather forecast. Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli need just three more wins to take the Prada Cup.

    If they continue their winning streak and deliver two victories today, their path ...
    Published on 02-19-2021 02:50 PM
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    © Porto Antico di Genova

    The first edition of The Ocean Race Europe will finish in Genova, Italy in June.

    The historic maritime city is already the home of The Grand Finale - the finish of the next edition of round the world race ...
    Published on 02-19-2021 11:46 AM
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    Date: February 18, 2021
    Duration: 00:05:57

    In detail: 11th Hour Racing Team began planning the build of its new IMOCA 60 in June 2019, before the team had even announced ...
    Published on 02-19-2021 11:25 AM
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    Ocean Going Container Dispensers Reloading At Port Of Oakland

    With a giant leap in volume of online shopping since the pandemic has begun, shipping companies have experienced a large increase in volume
    of containers needing to be moved across the seven seas. The increased demand has lead to packing ships to the maximum with little room for error.
    Many of the containers coming from the US back to overseas destinations are shipped empty as the US imports have
    ...
    Published on 02-18-2021 05:18 PM
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    © Caroline Chaney/Facebook The roof of a dock sits collapsed in Blue Turtle Bay Marina in Old Hickory, Tenn., Feb. 18, 2021.


    12 rescued from houseboats after winter storm causes dock collapse

    A dozen people were ...
    Published on 02-18-2021 12:31 PM
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    The Valentines Day Eve events for the Berkeley Yacht Club and Regatta Pro Mid Winters was sailed on Saturday Feb 13th
    in very fine conditions, and had very fine people in all the boats. A low pressure event had passed through early in the morning, giving
    way the clearing NW winds and brilliant sun dashed with a passing cloud or two. The BYC utilized a closer to shore event with the leeward mark
    on the circle proper and the windward mark just south of the Richmond break water. With this being the final event for the ...
    Published on 02-18-2021 09:59 AM
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    Seven crew rescued from 75m Enigma (ex. Phocea) yacht fire in Malaysia

    By Laura Nicholls Superyacht Times




    The 75.13-metre sailing yacht known as Enigma and Phocea caught fire this morning ...
    Published on 02-16-2021 06:24 PM
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    17th February 2021

    AMERICA’S CUP EVENT (ACE) POSITION ON CONTINUATION OF RACING:

    In these uncertain times, as the permitted Event Organiser responsible for the delivery of the 36th America’s Cup presented by PRADA in Auckland under ...
    Published on 02-16-2021 03:30 PM
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    The Foule Douce sinks in Richardson Bay off Sausalito, Feb. 14, 2021. (RBRA)


    SAUSALITO (CBS SF) — A boater was rescued after an explosion aboard a sailboat anchored in San Francisco Bay sank the vessel in waters off the ...
    Published on 02-14-2021 01:20 PM
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    PRADA Cup Final Race 4 summary

    With four wins on the scoreboard Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli comes away of the first PRADA Cup Final weekend having stamped their authority and with the first to seven going to the Match, INEOS TEAM UK path gets steeper and steeper.

    A first tight races with Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli and INEOS TEAM UK displaying perfect one-on-one duels of tacks and tactics, was followed by a race in which the British team made one pre start mistake and were left chasing the Italians for the remained of the race.

    With the boats performance looking pretty even, the start becomes a defining moment. The Italians simply sailed better and dictated both races to the British.

    The races have been held today on ‘the back paddock’ - as the Race Course E is commonly called – with a north-easterly ...
    Published on 02-14-2021 01:03 PM
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    As a result of the Government announcement of a Level 3 lockdown in Auckland, initially for 72 hours, the next scheduled race day ...
    Published on 02-13-2021 10:39 AM
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    Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli and INEOS TEAM UK squared off today to determine the winner of the PRADA Cup Challenger Selection Series and the right to face the Defender Emirates Team New Zealand.

    The first day of the PRADA Cup Final was a double for Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli, with the Italian team taking the lead of the provisional ranking clearly leading both races and appearing just a click faster than the British team.

    Still a long way to go to the end being a 13-races series, with the Italians in need of five more wins to go through ...
    Published on 02-11-2021 01:46 PM
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    Santa Cruz is seeing more great white sharks. Now researchers know why




    Kurtis Alexander SF GATE

    Santa Cruz County didn’t used to be a place where you’d see a lot of sharks.

    The cool but inviting waters of the Monterey Bay have long been the cherished turf of carefree surfers and relaxing beachgoers and, of course, seals, seabirds and the ...
    Published on 02-11-2021 12:14 PM
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    French IMOCA team will join inaugural edition of new event



    Nicolas Troussel training on board the IMOCA Corum L'Épargne.
    © Eloi Stichelbaut



    The CORUM L'Épargne Sailing Team, led by ...

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