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    Published on 09-22-2020 10:19 AM
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    The 2020 BAMA Double Handed Farallones was held on Saturday, September 19th, nearly 6 months late, due to the Pandemic that reeked havoc on near every sailing event world wide. But better late than never, and with a bit of nostalgia mixed in, the start was relocated to Baker Baker, where the race was started from decades ago. And still honoring pandemic protocols,' the dedicated BAMA shore crew was committed to work outside the confine ...
    Published on 09-21-2020 05:35 PM
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    images and verbs © Richard Gladwell/wwwsailworld.com

    The two AC75's currently in Auckland met up on the Waitemata Harbour this afternoon for the first shoot-out of the 36th America's Cup.

    Sailing on Course C between North Head and Rangitoto Island the Emirates Team New Zealand and American Magic circulated through the area, making enough racing action for what appeared ...
    Published on 09-17-2020 09:35 AM
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    MARION, S.C. — The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the closure of a longtime boat manufacturing facility in Marion.

    Groupe Beneteau announced the site, which produces Beneteau and Jeanneau sailboats, will close by the end of the year. The move impacts ...
    Published on 09-17-2020 08:10 AM
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    “You’ve got to really love the sport to be involved in this kind of thing. It's so intricate and nuanced. It is absolutely meticulous in its construction. It needs to be fast and it needs to do its job. It needs to win this Cup.”
    James Allsopp, Boatbuilder



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    The story of America’s Cup boat building in Bristol, Rhode Island began ...
    Published on 09-17-2020 08:00 AM
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    BRAD BUTTERWORTH JOINS COR 36

    The four times America’s Cup winner joins COR 36, Challenger of Record of the 36th America’s Cup presented ...
    Published on 09-16-2020 12:31 PM
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    Fred Duthil (Technique Voile) takes 1st in leg 3


    Marc Mallaret, (CER Occitanie) 2nd


    Adrien Hardy (Ocean Attitude) completes the podium


    https://lasolitaire.geovoile.com/2020/tracker/


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    Published on 09-16-2020 08:01 AM




    British Sailor Alex Thomson brings us up to speed on the completion of the final service of the HUGO BOSS boat before ...
    Published on 09-15-2020 01:06 PM
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    American Magic's AC75 Defiant performed some spectacular gymnastics on Monday - when training in winds well above the racing limit.


    Leaving the dock in the Wynyard Marina at 11.00am, an hour after Emirates Team New Zealand's ...
    Published on 09-15-2020 08:41 AM
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    PÉRON-LE CLÉAC'H, THE OPPORTUNISTS
    Published on 09/15/2020

    We will remember from these last hours, between many adventures, the remarkable shot full of opportunism played this morning by two latecomers, Eric Péron and Armel ...
    Published on 09-14-2020 07:35 AM
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    Press Democrat

    Water streamed out near the cutter head of a 74-foot ship anchored in the Petaluma River Friday afternoon, and in a matter of hours it will begin pummeling silt that’s been accumulating beneath the surface for many years.

    The 18-mile waterway links Sonoma County’s second-largest city to the San Pablo Bay, and on its best days was an active commercial and recreational channel with barges hauling materials and boats carrying tourists.

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    Published on 09-13-2020 04:59 PM
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    THE BAY OF SEINE FOR FIRST JUSTICE OF THE PEACE!
    Published on 09/13/2020

    A relatively peaceful night, spent sliding at a small trot and under a gennaker along the chalk cliffs of the Opal Coast, abruptly followed this morning, barely adorned ...
    Published on 09-13-2020 11:11 AM
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    Reports of orcas striking sailing boats in the Straits of Gibraltar have left sailors and scientists confused. Just what is causing such unusually aggressive behaviour?

    The Guardian Reports




    When nine killer whales surrounded the 46ft boat that Victoria Morris was crewing in Spain on the afternoon of 29 July, she was elated. The biology graduate taught sailing in New Zealand and is used to friendly orca encounters. But the atmosphere quickly changed when they started ramming the hull, spinning the boat 180 degrees, ...
    Published on 09-12-2020 12:32 PM
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    PHIL SHARP LEADS OUT OF DUNKIRK ON ‘MONSTER’ STAGE 3 LEG OF LA SOLITAIRE DU FIGARO
    Published on 12/09/2020

    The Race Director of the 51st La Solitaire du Figaro shortened the course for Stage 2 to ensure that the skippers had a full extra night of sleep before this afternoon’s start of Stage 3, a 492 miles ‘monster’ of a leg from Dunkirk down the Channel and all the way around the Brittany coast to Saint Nazaire.



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    Published on 09-12-2020 08:21 AM
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    Lia Has Done Did It!

    Congratulations on the new record! ...
    Published on 09-12-2020 08:14 AM
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    It took a strong composure and a bit of success to win these 48 hours Azimut.

    Undecided until the end, they consecrate for the second consecutive year Jérémie Beyou (Charal), opportunist hunter finding at the level of the island of Groix the breath of saving air. Samantha Davies takes second place and Isabelle Joschke completes the podium.
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    Published on 09-11-2020 04:09 PM
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    The already postponed/reformatted Encinal Race is currently in the wait and see mode, due to
    the current very unhealthy air conditions being experienced around the west coast and the bay area.
    A DECISION ...
    Published on 09-11-2020 02:57 PM
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    A DECISIVE THIRD STAGE TO LA SOLITAIRE DE FIGARO IS SET BUT THIRD PLACED GOODCHILD IS STAYING COOL
    Published on 11/09/2020




    The third stage of the 51st La Solitaire du Figaro which starts from Dunkirk on Saturday afternoon at 1600hrs local time is a 492 nautical ...
    Published on 09-11-2020 02:32 PM
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    TRACKER


    The 17 Défi Azimut IMOCAs are now all heading north since Miranda Merron on Campagne de France rolled up the Azimut 2 waypoint at 5:34 pm, a little over 7 hours after the first Charlie Dalin (Apivia).

    On this last 186-mile stretch, anything can still happen: a great battle of tacking begins at the start of the evening and to add ...
    Published on 09-11-2020 10:09 AM
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    Alex Thomson Racing completes final service of HUGO BOSS yacht ahead of Vendée Globe 2020

    British sailing team Alex Thomson Racing has completed the final service of its IMOCA 60 racing yacht, HUGO BOSS, ahead of the highly anticipated Vendée Globe ...
    Published on 09-10-2020 03:07 PM
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    The easterly winds that whipped up flames and smoke across the western states provided a vehicle
    at least for some Shitz & Giggles for 3 locals from the Hood River Area to embark on a rare downhill AND downriver
    romp from Hood River to Cascade Locks. The 20/20 Challenge record was the desired target!



    Sean Doogie Couvreux, Andrew Estcourt and Spike climbed aboard Andy's ...

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