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    Published on 12-18-2018 11:30 AM
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    JRCC in Halifax says U.K.-registered vessel was located about 240 nautical miles southeast of Halifax
    CBC News · Posted: Dec 17, 2018 7:26 PM AT | Last Updated: December ...
    Published on 12-18-2018 10:19 AM
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    From the San Francisco Maritime and History Club

    Belvedere Lagoon is an artificial lagoon on San Francisco Bay in Belvedere in Marin County, California. Narrow strips of land separate it from Richardson Bay (to the northwest) and Raccoon Strait.
    The lagoon is owned and maintained by the Belvedere Lagoon Property Owners' Association. The lagoon is not accessible by boat from San Francisco Bay, and no public ...
    Published on 12-18-2018 09:52 AM
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    UPDATE.. Istvan Kopar Solo Circumnavigator is sailing straight into a fast forming storm cell that is now moving more south down in front of him. He has been advised to sail south for 18 hours letting it pass ahead. The map shows wind in 15hrs and he should be at the bottom marker then.

    Mark Slats is driving to windward in moderate seas with 2-3mtr beam seas and plenty of water over the deck! He has blown out his companionway dodger. It is also too rough to call as he will be healing hard and he usually makes the call from inside the orange dodger ...
    Published on 12-16-2018 12:22 PM
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    UPDATE: SUNDAY 16th. Jean Luc Van Den Heede is struggling again to reach the favourable easterly winds just ...
    Published on 12-16-2018 11:47 AM
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    18ft Skiffs
    NSW Championship, Race 4
    Sunday, 16 December 2018
    Sydney Harbour

    The Smeg 18ft Skiff team of Michael Coxon, Ricky Bridge and Mike McKenzie gave an awesome display of power sailing as they tamed the 25-knot, gusting to 30-knots, North East wind to take out Race 4 of the NSW 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today.

    Smeg grabbed the lead from the start and dominated the fleet before going on to record a 2m41s victory.

    In a day which required the very best racing skills, the next two teams to finish behind Smeg were loaded with the very best.

    Bing Lee, skippered by former Australian champion Micah Lane, with former ...
    Published on 12-15-2018 10:53 AM
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    The South African Reports on a vessel with a corpse that washed up at a local beach.

    Mystery surrounds corpse found in a washed-up yacht on KZN beach

    The decomposing corpse of a French sailor was discovered ...
    Published on 12-14-2018 02:12 PM
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    After arriving in Punta Arenas today, I’m still a little wobbly both emotionally and physically as I find my land legs again.

    I arrived with a heavy heart, no longer a competitor in the Golden ...
    Published on 12-14-2018 09:28 AM
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    Warnings are posted in abundance for an expected huge swell aimed at the Northern California.
    Swell at Mavericks is expected to have wave faces 65' or larger, which believe it or not, is TOO BIG to hold the contest
    there safely.


    HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (KGO) -- The Mavericks surf contest will not happen on Monday because the waves ...
    Published on 12-13-2018 02:39 PM
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    New York Yacht Club American Magic, U.S. Challenger for the 36th America’s Cup, today announced that the Port of Pensacola will serve as the team’s winter training ...
    Published on 12-13-2018 12:57 PM
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    The Sydney Hobart always attracts an elite cross section of the biggest and fastest racing monohulls on the planet and 2018 is no exception.
    Here is a selection of 10 of them competing in this years contest:

    ALIVE RP 66

    Alive is registered with the Derwent Sailing Squadron, Tasmania. Purchased at the start of 2014 by Phillip Turner, a Tasmanian businessman. She has broken several long-standing race records and filled the trophy cabinet with east coast Australia races before heading to Southeast Asia mid 2017 for the Asian Series. She has now returned and looking forward to east coast Australia racing, including the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Formerly Black Jack designed by Reichel/Pugh and a near sister ship to Wild Oats X. Last raced in 2016 when she was 17th overall and eighth across ...
    Published on 12-13-2018 10:28 AM

    Filmed on 4 December at Hahei Beach on the Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand. I was watching a pod of orcas swimming up the beach, ...
    Published on 12-13-2018 10:22 AM
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    UPDATE, #GGR2018 13/12/18

    Jean Luc Van Den Heede is still pushing head winds while Mark Slats rockets north with tail winds rapidly closing the gap. In the next 24hrs he should be just 700 miles behind and putting more pressure on before his winds move to the north and slow him down as the high pressure center moves across.

    Istvan Kopar Solo Circumnavigator is rushing south as fast as he can to get below the storm forming to his northwest. At this stage the tactic seems to be working as the system moves as predicted so far but this could change. He ...
    Published on 12-12-2018 05:26 PM
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    LOS ANGELES, CA - Race managers at the Transpacific Yacht Club are pleased to announce that next July's 50th biennial edition of the 2225-mile Transpac race from Los Angeles to Honolulu has set a new record of 82 entries to date. The previous record was 80 entries 40 years ago in the 1979 edition of this classic ocean race first sailed in 1906.

    "We knew this 50th edition would be popular, and we're really pleased to see this exceptional interest in the race," said TPYC Commodore ...
    Published on 12-12-2018 01:33 PM
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    Philippe Elies Interviews Yann Guichard on the status of the Spindrift Sailing Jules Verne Record Attempt for le Telegramme:

    One year after the maxi-trimaran was dismasted in the Iroise Sea, Yann Guichard and the crew of Spindrift wait for a good weather window to come back to the starting line of the Jules Verne Trophy.

    What have you done since one and this dismasting before even cutting the starting line?

    We put the original mast, the one that was cut for the Route du Rhum 2014. It is smaller than the previous ...
    Published on 12-12-2018 01:08 PM
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    Article just released on Ouest-France written by Jacques Guyader

    Ultimate World Tour. Patricia Brochard: "No way to compete with the Vendée Globe"

    President of the Ultim Class 32/23, behind the creation of Brest Oceans, whose departure in December 2019 has just been postponed, explains to Ouest-France what led to this decision. And opens the door to a postponement in 2021.

    Patricia Brochard, how has the Brest Oceans decision-making ...
    Published on 12-12-2018 10:08 AM
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    The IMOCA class continues to push forward

    The IMOCA class held its annual general meeting on Tuesday 11th December in Paris. This gathering enabled the class to present its appraisal of what was a very positive 2018 season coming to a climax with an outstanding edition of the Route du Rhum, destination Guadeloupe.

    In fine fettle, the IMOCA has now included ...
    Published on 12-12-2018 09:46 AM
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    Long Beach, CA (December 12, 2018) – Long Beach Yacht Club announced today that its entry, Stars & Stripes Team USA, has formally been accepted by the Defender and Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron as the fifth Challenger of the 36th America’s Cup.

    Co-founded by professional American sailors Mike Buckley and Taylor Canfield, the team represents the first all-American team in over fifteen years to compete for the ...
    Published on 12-11-2018 12:50 PM
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    Day 63

    Time: 1600 local (gmt-3)

    Position: 45 52S 44 18W

    Only time for a postcard tonight. Mo is working through the southerly arm of a low to the N. Forecast of ...
    Published on 12-11-2018 12:38 PM
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    Despite smart crew work from last year's Line Honours winner Peter Harburg’s Black Jack, it was only a matter of moments before the Oatley Family’s Wild Oats XI exerted her authority to take Line Honours in the 2018 Grinders Coffee SOLAS Big Boat Challenge on Sydney Harbour today.

    Although the breeze was light-on for the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s ...
    Published on 12-11-2018 11:19 AM
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    December 11th, 2018,

    The Pac52 Class is proud to welcome Manny Gomez as the new Class Manager of the ...

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