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    Published on 01-23-2019 04:09 PM
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    Sometime you can spend hours on the committee boat waiting for some action to present itself and there isn't a lot to
    show for the time committed. And then there was Sunday at the Corinthian Yacht Club's 2nd Midwinter Race. With a band of moisture
    passing through in the early AM, the wet weather held ...
    Published on 01-23-2019 02:50 PM
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    FULL MOON!
    "We entered the Doldrums at 2° North: they were not very active, so we had to get through in relatively little breeze, but it was especially nice to have the full moon when we crossed the equator: we even saw the eclipse! It was beautiful for a good hour ... Everyone has really been ...
    Published on 01-23-2019 10:51 AM
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    ENTRANT UPDATE: 23/1/19 ..JL VDH 28th! MARK behind the HIGH!

    JLVD holds a 327 nm lead with 692nm to go!




    Jean Luc Van Den Heede is surely on the HOME RUN NOW! He will able to keep ahead of the center ...
    Published on 01-23-2019 10:35 AM
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    Patrick Childress upload these photos and storyline about a single handed sailor who misjudged what he saw in the dark of the night.







    Have you
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    Published on 01-23-2019 10:13 AM
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    How Plastic Cleanup Threatens the Ocean’s Living Islands
    Home to vibrantly colored, tiny creatures, the ecosystems floating on the ocean’s surface remain all but unknown.

    Rebecca Helm Pens this article for The Atlantic



    Blue sea dragons are part of the neuston/shutterstock

    Imagine you’re on a small boat in the middle of the open ocean, surrounded ...
    Published on 01-23-2019 09:50 AM
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    New Zealand Herald Reports

    For the first time in the history of Emirates Team New Zealand, the team has begun construction of its own America's Cup boat in their own purpose-built boatyard on Auckland's North Shore.

    Led by Team New Zealand Build Operations Manager Sean Regan, the facility ...
    Published on 01-22-2019 10:25 AM
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    Weather forecast from our router Jean-Yves Bernot:

    STILL WITH THE SOUTH ATLANTIC TRADES




    The trade winds in the South Atlantic are fairly dependable and, at this time of year are fairly consistent ...
    Published on 01-22-2019 09:50 AM
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    ENTRANT update FRENCH LANGUAGE! 22/01/2019

    Jean Luc Van Den Heede is now in a position of strength to stay in the head and at the top of the anticyclone that could propel him into the bay of biscay for the last Everything ...
    Published on 01-21-2019 10:35 AM
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    Golden Globe Race
    2 hrs ·

    ETA Jean Luc Van Den Heede is 31st January and all is well onboard. He swaps the rope holding the mast every time he changes the mainsail so he is busy and happy to have a good breeze. He is dreaming of HOME!! Soon.

    Latest Satellite Radio Call
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    Published on 01-21-2019 09:50 AM
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    JULES VERNE TROPHY: EQUATOR RECORD //
    On Monday 21 January at 07h45 UTC, Spindrift 2 broke her own record by just over an hour, by crossing the Equator in 4 days 19 hours 57 minutes. This also gave the black and gold team an advantage of more than 23 hours (180 miles) over the current holders of the Trophy Jules Verne, IDEC Sport. This is the first challenge in the team's quest to beat the round the world record. The time for the passage from Ushant to the ...
    Published on 01-18-2019 12:15 PM
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    UPDATE all Entrants #GGR2018 Jean Luc and Mark Slats decision time,,,!, what will it be???




    Tapio Lehtinen Sailing is enjoying his sail south, deeper into the Southern Ocean toward Cape Horn but GGR have ...
    Published on 01-18-2019 10:50 AM
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    Many around the world were mesmerized with the latest video of a 21' long, 8 foot wide, 5,000 lb great white shark named "Deep Blue"
    seen swimming and feeding on a whale carcass near the Hawaiian Islands. And then there was the blonde snorkeler swimming aside
    the massive pregnant apex predator. And then you might wonder, Who Does That? ...
    Published on 01-18-2019 09:40 AM
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    YANN GUICHARD
    "We have arrived at the Canaries and will be able to see Tenerife in a few minutes! Everything is fine onboard. We are going to go through the middle of the islands as there is not much pressure offshore, so it will be a lot of maneuvers, but everything is OK.

    The trade winds are quite unstable. We were ...
    Published on 01-17-2019 11:06 AM
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    TRACKER

    Mark Slats still pushing north and sailing into the wind looking for the HIGH and talking BIG SHARKS and water..he caught ...
    Published on 01-17-2019 10:22 AM
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    Published on 01-17-2019 10:06 AM
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    STARS & STRIPES TEAM USA UNVEILS
    AC75 BUILD AND DESIGN DETAILS

    CHALLENGER AIMS TO CREATE SUSTAINABLE LEGACY
    FOR AMERICAN YACHT INDUSTRY
    LONG BEACH, CA – January 17, 2018 – Stars & Stripes Team USA, American flagged Challenger for the 36th America's Cup, today released additional details outlining their boat build and design process.





    This information comes less than one month after the team revealed, as part of their entry announcement, ...
    Published on 01-16-2019 04:06 PM
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    St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, USA has been selected by World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport, to host the 2019 Nations Cup Grand Final April 9-14, 2019 and will use its matched fleet of J/22s. St. Francis Yacht Club previously hosted in 1995 using J/24s.

    Ten Open and ten ...
    Published on 01-16-2019 11:56 AM
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    A gorgeous selection of images from Chris Schmid/Spindrift Racing of the start of the Jules Verne Record
    attempt at Ouessant, France. Currently, just 7 hours in, Spindrift 2 has a 67 nm lead over Francis Joyon's
    record and has maintained a 31 knot average!


    https://www.spindrift-racing.com/jules-verne/en/live ...
    Published on 01-16-2019 10:31 AM
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    Paul Cayard sheds the racing bib and puts on some snow shoes as he chills out in Antarctica and will be providing some highlights along the way:





    Day 4 of our Antarctic adventure-Position 64S x 62W.

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    Published on 01-16-2019 09:02 AM
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    Yann Guichard and his crew started their world tour at Ushant today, Wednesday, January 16 at 11h 47min 27sec UTC. To win the Jules Verne Trophy they have to recross the line by February 26 at 11h 16m 57sec UTC to break the record, held since 2017 by Francis Joyon and his crew, of 40 days 23h 30m 30s.


    The weather conditions were favourable at the Créac'h lighthouse, which marks one end of the start and finish line of the Jules Verne Trophy course, the round the world sailing record via the three Capes. A southwesterly ...

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