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    Published on 03-21-2019 03:27 PM
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    Stanford researchers create hydrogen fuel from seawater
    Splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen presents an alternative to fossil fuels, but purified water is a precious resource. A Stanford-led team has now developed a way to harness seawater – Earth’s most abundant source – for chemical energy.

    BY ERIN I. GARCIA DE JESUS

    Stanford researchers have devised a way to generate hydrogen ...
    Published on 03-21-2019 09:20 AM
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    Mo has completed her circumnavigation in the Roaring 40s, including two consecutive roundings of Cape Horn. The circuit took 110 days and covered over 15,000 miles.

    As you saw if you followed on the tracker, I came in north of Diego Ramirez in strong wind, this after writing a blog post describing why that is a bad idea. I was right. More on that later.






    https://www.followmychallenge.com/live/figure8voyage/ ...
    Published on 03-21-2019 08:57 AM
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    Good Call on her way the line honors. image © Will Suto



    “It wasn’t what we were thinking was going to happen” Jeff Brown, boat captain and helmsman for Tom Barkers Swan 60FD Good Call says “We literally were thinking of the race as a shakedown to get the boat ready for the Transpac, and we got really, really lucky.”


    Good Calls clean layout


    Watermaker with lots of capacity means plenty of fresh water to go around!
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    Published on 03-20-2019 10:02 AM
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    With Aloha and Brigadoon just minutes from the finish, the count of boats completed the 800 nm
    Cabo Race will grow to 12, leaving just 10 boats on the course. 6 of those boats will be from Saturday's
    start of ORR 1 and ORR 2, 5 of which have retired, Mr Bill and Cal Maritime joining the retiree list.





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    Published on 03-19-2019 09:31 PM
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    Full story in the morning! Image © Bronny Daniels





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    Published on 03-19-2019 04:45 PM
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    With 27 nm to the finish, It would appear that it is Tom Barker's Swan 60FD Good Call's Line Honors to lose,
    but barring some unforeseen catastrophe, drinks are on Tom in just a few hours!
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    Published on 03-19-2019 12:28 PM
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    Here we are!
    Sodebo Ultim 3 has officially been put in the water. A great joy and a lot of emotions for the whole team sodebo who has been working on this project for over 2 years.

    For the occasion, we share with you ...
    Published on 03-19-2019 12:14 PM
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    SEATTLE — The Coast Guard is warning individuals who make false mayday reports to the Coast Guard that there are consequences to those actions.



    Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound Command Center personnel received two uncorrelated mayday calls, ...
    Published on 03-19-2019 12:00 PM
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    KSL.com Reports

    TOKYO (AP) — Tsunekazu Takeda is stepping down as the president of the Japanese Olympic Committee amid a vote-buying scandal that French investigators suspect helped Tokyo land next year's Olympics.

    Takeda announced Tuesday at the committee's executive board meeting that he will resign when his term ends in June, and he again ...
    Published on 03-19-2019 10:10 AM
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    Overnight, Tom Barkers Swan 60 FD Good Call passed the 3 front runners from ORR 5 with authority
    and is now 9 miles in front with just 91 NM to the finish. The ORR5 Triple threat of Chubasco, Brown Eyed Girl
    and Marisol are currently all locked up with 100 nm to go and each doing 60 knots. Bob Pethick's Rogers 46' Bretwalda3
    is charging hard and taken over 5th for line honors...



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    Published on 03-18-2019 10:18 AM
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    With 256 nm to the finish, Cynthia Hyde's Beneteau First 44.7 Brown Eyed Girl is in a dead heat for line honors
    at this moment with Will Durant's Sparkman & Stephen Yawl Chubasco and Seth Hall's J-124 Marisol
    with just minutes separating on corrected, each making a respectable 5.8 knots VGM since start. If they can
    stay in pressure, they may be able to stave off ...
    Published on 03-17-2019 01:13 PM
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    MOD 70 Maserati has withdrawn from 2019 Cabo Race.




    With forecast models looking dismal for the next few days in the SoCal ...
    Published on 03-17-2019 11:31 AM
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    Onboard BadPak at Saturdays ORR1 Start

    Light air dominated the 1st day for ORR1 and ORR2 in the 2019 Cabo Race, and at the 10:00 update,
    the big, fast boats were in about the same position that the Thursday starters in ORR5 were for the same time period.



    Light conditions for Saturday's racing. Image courtesy NYYC Cabo Race




    The near complete fleet spread out along the Mexican Coast
    Tracker ...
    Published on 03-16-2019 10:53 AM
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    pics courtesy nhyc drone

    11 Additional boats joined the reverse migration as the Caravan to Cabo more than tripled in size in Friday.

    The 4 Santa Cruz 50 somethings and 7 ORR3 Handicappers took a slightly more inside the rumbline than their ORR5 counterparts
    to San Diego before moving offshore with Viggo Torbensen's J-125 Timeshaver sliding ...
    Published on 03-15-2019 11:39 AM
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    With the horrific mass shooting in Christchurch New Zealand still unfolding, Kiwi sailors are coping as best they can with the reality that
    even their peaceful nation is immune from the evils which can infiltrate and lash their hate and spite in such a despicable manner ...
    Published on 03-15-2019 11:32 AM
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    The America’s Cup Arbitration Panel decision finding all three Late Entry challenges to be valid has been released today.

    The Challenger of Record and the Defender had already ...
    Published on 03-15-2019 10:31 AM
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    Tracker




    Decent returns for the 1st start fleet of ORR 5, all boats having completed at least 120nm overnight aside from Ho'okolohe,
    Cecil and Alyson Rossi's Farr 57 the lone StFYC entry, which retired shortly after yesterday's ...
    Published on 03-14-2019 02:04 PM
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    March 13, 2019
    Course Record Broken!

    The fleet stormed south from South Beach after a raucous start yesterday morning in 21kt east-northeasterlies. ...
    Published on 03-14-2019 01:46 PM
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    March 12, 2019

    Day 159

    Noon Position: 51 17S 99 25W

    Course(t)/Speed(kts): ESE 6+

    Wind(t/tws): NWxN 10 – 20

    Sea(t/ft): NW 4

    Sky: Altocumulus and Stratus

    10ths Cloud Cover: 10

    Bar(mb): 1011+

    Cabin Temp(f): 57

    Water Temp(f): 46

    Relative Humidity(%): 75

    Sail: Working jib poled to port, Big genoa free to starboard; two reefs each.

    Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good (nm): 113

    Miles since departure: 21, 812

    Avg. Miles/Day: 137

    Days since Cape ...
    Published on 03-13-2019 03:08 PM
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    Windsurf UK Reports

    Australian windsurfer Jaeger Stone wins Red Bull Storm Chase as 131kph wind gusts and 8m waves batter the Irish Coast!
    After a relatively calm start to the day, storm winds and waves arrived in full force for the world’s toughest windsurfing contest.

    March 12th – The powerful forces of a massive North Atlantic storm battered the beaches of northwestern Ireland. Eight world-class ...

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