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    Published on 02-16-2019 11:14 AM
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    Thousands of spectators turn out to watch the green and gold take victory on home waters

    SYDNEY – February 16, 2019 – The first ever SailGP was witnessed by more than 20,000 people who took to the water on the spectacular Sydney Harbour, providing the perfect amphitheater for the season kick off.

    Two intense days of racing saw six national teams do battle in the world’s most technologically advanced catamarans, competing to get ...
    Published on 02-15-2019 12:12 PM
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    American MOD 70 Argo capsized South of Antigua, the crew is safe.

    Argo and Maserati Multi 70 were racing around Antigua, in the Caribbean, to train for the RORC Caribbean 600, when the wind ...
    Published on 02-15-2019 09:56 AM
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    Images courtesy SailGP France

    Published on 02-15-2019 09:32 AM
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    Sydney Harbour provided a spectacular backdrop for the launch of SailGP. Pre-favorite Japan SailGP Team capitalized on slick crew work and prior big foiling catamaran experience on day 1 of the world premiere of SailGP.

    The Japanese team, led by Nathan Outteridge, posted a huge victory in race 1 followed by two second places, a performance that has them leading ...
    Published on 02-14-2019 02:37 PM
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    Auckland, New Zealand - 15th February 2019

    In late August 2012, a grainy photo of a boat emerged online.

    Most hardened America’s Cup followers will clearly remember the image that was the talk of the sailing world for many weeks. A high angle shot, looking down on a giant 72 foot red and black Emirates Team New Zealand catamaran seemingly flying above the waters of the Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour.

    Debate raged:
    “OMG photoshopped of course,”

    “Can't be foiling - anyone can see from that picture they're simply launched off a wave.” ...
    Published on 02-12-2019 04:12 PM
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    The New Zealand Herald'sPaul Lewis writes:

    Up to three of the six challengers for the 2021 America's Cup in Auckland are the target of legal action to be heard by the Cup's arbitration panel.

    Emirates Team New Zealand yesterday released a brief statement confirming the panel will address a "case under way involving applications ...
    Published on 02-12-2019 03:51 PM
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    February 8, 2019

    Day 127

    Noon Position: 47 45S 159 53E

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

    Wind(t/tws): NNE 30 – 40

    Sea(t/ft): NE 14+ (steep and breaking)

    Sky: Stratus with rain and drizzle

    10ths Cloud Cover: 10

    Bar(mb): 1000+, still falling (998+ at sundown; still falling)

    Cabin Temp(f): 63

    Water Temp(f): 53

    Relative Humidity(%): 81 ...
    Published on 02-12-2019 01:20 PM
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    elia Willison and her RNZYS Youth Training Programme NZ Women’s Match Racing Team have taken out the NZ Women’s Match Racing Championships after four days of intense match racing at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron.

    Willison started the day two-nil up against the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club team helmed by Juliet Costanzo, but it was the Australian ...
    Published on 02-12-2019 10:13 AM
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    Alex Riggins of the San Diego Union TribuneReports

    The 30-foot sailing vessel Divided Soul floats capsized near the Coast Guard fast-response cutter Robert Ward on Sunday, 10 miles west of Torrey Pines. The crew ...
    Published on 02-11-2019 03:32 PM
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    The Story of our First Sail
    The Eagle Class 53 sailed for the first time with its Hybrid wing and jib in a gentle 8 knots of breeze on flat water off the island of St Thomas in the USVI recently.
    A project that began four years ago has now come to fruition for Tommy Gonzalez of Fast Forward Composites.
    They have ...
    Published on 02-10-2019 04:25 PM
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    Forecast models for Saturday's Mid-Winter races on SF Bay indicated yet another cold storm blowing in,
    with gusty winds in the 20's to low 30's, and cells producing sudden shifts with brief heavy downpours,
    Published on 02-10-2019 11:43 AM
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    Big fun at the M32 Regatta in Miami over the weekend.

    Details slow to emerge, stay tuned

    Published on 02-10-2019 10:37 AM
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    30 Days of marine traffic on SF Bay captured on one graph.

    Cargo ships and Tankers clearly stay in defined lines.
    Published on 02-09-2019 04:31 PM
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    Meteorologist Tom Skilling sounds the alarm!

    Hawaii is facing monster waves and high winds in the next few days. A powerhouse "Kona low" (described below) is behind the meteorological and oceanic mayhem. The storm is threatening huge waves--some as high as 60 feet high on north-facing shores--along with powerful ...
    Published on 02-08-2019 10:57 AM

    Some intense moments caught on digital file from the J-97 in Dublin Ireland ...
    Published on 02-08-2019 10:08 AM
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    Maserati Multi 70 and Giovanni Soldini are ready for the RORC Caribbean 600

    A new challenge for the Italian trimaran after two months in the boatyard:

    The race will start on February 18th

    Following a positive ...
    Published on 02-07-2019 01:38 PM
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    TERMINOUS — A three-alarm fire destroyed a large commercial building at the Tower Park Marina late Tuesday evening.

    Reports of a large fire were made at about 9:11 p.m., ...
    Published on 02-07-2019 10:50 AM
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    Five contenders for the 2020 Vendée Globe: that crucial diversity

    With the announcement that Banque Populaire is working alongside Clarisse Crémer, there are now five women hoping to take part in the next Vendée Globe, as she will be joining Sam Davies, Isabelle Joschke, Alexia Barrier and the British sailor, Pip Hare. Such a female line-up would be an outright record in the history of the race, which has seen seven women compete in eight editions. They have been fairly successful, as six of them completed the race.

    Alexia Barrier

    Published on 02-07-2019 09:51 AM
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    Shortly after arriving into Fremantle on Wednesday morning (French time) Yann Guichard, the skipper of Spindrift 2, spoke about the situation that led to the team's retirement from their Jules Verne Trophy record attempt, following the breakage of the boat's starboard rudder stock.

    © Christophe ...
    Published on 02-06-2019 04:35 PM
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    We had heard that the owner of Svea was going to take a sabbatical from sailing for a year and the crews on Svea and the
    Mod 70 Orion were now seeking new gigs to keep them on the water and out of trouble, but the just announced listing of
    Svea most likely means the end of the road. The J-Class showed a lot of promise 2 years ago when 9 J-Class boats were afloat
    and it seemed like the parade of ...

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