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    Published on 05-24-2019 10:11 AM



    Thomas Coville has just upped the publicity stunt by a bundle!


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    Published on 05-24-2019 09:52 AM
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    Brigadoon


    SAN FRANCISCO, CA — The July 31 deadline to enter Rolex Big Boat Series is fast approaching, and a whole new class of boat is now invited to attend. The crown jewel of St. Francis Yacht Club’s racing calendar since its inaugural 1964 event, this year fans and participants will witness boats racing on San Francisco Bay that are older than the regatta.
    
    “StFYC is thrilled to welcome the Classics ...
    Published on 05-24-2019 09:06 AM
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    The Ocean Sailboat Spirit of corps iv in return of its race season in the Caribbean has failed on cross island, around 4 AM AST, this Wednesday, may 22th.

    While the sailboat was only 20 NM from its arrival Port Lunenburg, NS, and under very reduced wing, strong coastal winds of up to 50 kts have complicated the maneuver of ...
    Published on 05-23-2019 02:11 PM
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    A Tight Fit at the Top, One Point Separates Top Three in Menorca
    (Thursday 23rd May, Mahón) – On an uncompromising, very much one-sided race course off Mahón, Quantum Racing proved the top scoring boat at the Menorca 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week to take the overall lead at the first circuit regatta of 2019 by one single point.

    After missing Day 2’s scheduled races due to the lack of breeze, the third day was a gift with the bright spring sunshine and 10-15 knots of breeze. But with the ...
    Published on 05-23-2019 11:19 AM
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    2019 season
    Time to take the plunge

    There’s no doubt about it, the large offshore multihull season is up and running! Following on from Actual
    Leader last week, Macif yesterday, this morning it was the turn of the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild to return to the
    ocean this Thursday 23 May at her Lorient base. After a six-month refit, devoted to the repair of the starboard
    bow section lost during the Route du Rhum, together with the optimisation of the giant 32-metre platform, the
    team was keen to rediscover the latest addition to the Gitana fleet on an even keel.

    Charles Caudrelier, one of the racing stable’s two new skippers, had a ringside seat to witness proceedings at what is always a very
    emotional time. Meantime, Franck Cammas monitored this return to the water remotely as he’s lining up today
    for the first meeting of the GC32 Racing Tour season. Both sailors will be reunited next week for a spot of
    offshore sailing in their port of registry.











    Understanding, ...
    Published on 05-23-2019 09:31 AM
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    Emma Davie Reports for CBC.CA

    Vessel ran aground on island after sail became caught in propeller.

    A group of three university students training on a Canadian Coast Guard zodiac rescued eight people from a sailboat that ran aground on an island near Lunenburg, N.S., early Wednesday morning.

    Marc Ouellette, a regional supervisor with the Halifax Joint Rescue Coordination Centre, said the initial report came in at 3:20 a.m.

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    Published on 05-22-2019 12:58 PM
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    At Decho Marine, Merlin has undergone a transformation forward and back in time.

    Gone is the dark blue hull and repainted to original glory, with renovations across the board
    and a sleeker, smoother cabin top among a large list. Chris Watts, the multi ...
    Published on 05-22-2019 12:33 PM
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    Just a few days after the MACIF trimaran left the cargo ship that brought it back from Pointe-à-Pitre, in mid-January, it was sent to the yard for a refit, where it has spent nearly four months in the expert hands of the MACIF technical team. The goal was to improve the reliability ...
    Published on 05-22-2019 10:47 AM
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    The addition of a 500 nm Race from San Francisco Bay to San Diego as part of the California Offshore Race Week
    was intended to provide some of the larger boats engaging in the Transpac A chance to stretch their legs a little
    and skip the shallow water marinas involved with other legs of the Race Week. The concept originated with Manouch Moshayedi,
    owner of RIO 100', seeking way to get some of Sleds and Maxi's and opportunity for a mid range feeder event for the Transpac.

    Ironically, when RIO 100's main competitor, Steve Meheen's Botin 80' Cabron was unable to be ready in time for race,
    and Jim Cooney and Samantha Grants' Comanche still in transit, the maxi participation was quelled before it really got started.

    However, in a strange twist of fate, the 3 Mod 70's that were eyeballing the Transpac for some time quickly took up the offer and will be trailblazing their way
    down the coast beginning Thursday May 30th . This is the 1st race on the West Coast with 3 Mod 70s competing together, sort of a rebirth of the class which showed so
    much promise when 1st conceived in 2009. See History. With Giovanni Soldini's Maserati hooking up with
    Jason Carroll's Argo and Peter Cunningham's PowerPlay all set to launch a new offshore event and possibly sending a charge back in to the MOD 70 class for more
    level competition in these mile devouring beast's, the best may be yet to come. We have managed to get Maserati's fresh off the stove press release and insight's from
    PowerPlay's Charlie Ogletree and Argo's Chad Corning on their views of the boat, the race and the future:





    Press Release n. 1 – May 22nd, 2019
    California Offshore Race Week – CA 500
    Maserati Multi 70 and Giovanni Soldini in California for the first edition
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    Published on 05-21-2019 11:31 AM
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    Azzurra Make Dream Start to 2019 in Menorca
    (Tuesday 21st May, Mahón) – Menorca has been good to Azzurra when the 52 SUPER SERIES has visited in the past. In 2016 they turned a corner at the Menorca event to convert a bad season to a clear win the last event of the season in Cascais. And in 2017 the Italian-Argentine team clinched the season-long series title, partying long into the night in Mahón.

    Today the Roemmers’ family team made a very strong start ...
    Published on 05-21-2019 10:11 AM
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    The first and oldest single-handed transatlantic race, The Transat, will carve out a new path in 2020.

    The first and oldest single-handed transatlantic race, The Transat, will carve out a new path in 2020, with the announcement that the city of Brest in northern Brittany will ...
    Published on 05-21-2019 09:01 AM
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    Coming Right Up!

    Register HERE!!! ...
    Published on 05-20-2019 04:00 PM
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    The Crew of Monsoon Irene enjoy a cold one after a a cool, moist day in May on the Bay.

    A very unusual deluge, mor March like brought 20 knots plus and over an inch of rain to the Central Bay on Saturday
    but the hard core were ...
    Published on 05-20-2019 11:33 AM
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    What we have learnt
    from the Bermudes 1000 Race

    There is still one competitor still at sea in the second edition of the Bermudes 1000 Race, the Belgian skipper, Denis Van Weynbergh, who is expected to finish on Thursday afternoon in Brest. The race was won on Friday by Sébastien Simon (in 7 days, 17 hours and 34 minutes) ahead of Yannick Bestaven and Giancarlo Pedote. This 2000-mile race which is on the IMOCA Globe Series calendar with a weighting of two, was very instructive for the 17 solo sailors competing, none of whom were forced to retire. We look back at the ...
    Published on 05-20-2019 09:10 AM
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    Alex Thomson Racing Prepares to Launch New HUGO BOSS Boat,

    Confirms October Debut in Transat Jacques Vabre

    British sailing team set to launch new multi-million-pound race boat this summer
    The HUGO BOSS boat will debut in classic double-handed Transat Jacques Vabre (TJV) race from France to Brazil in October
    Seven-time Volvo Ocean Race sailor, Neal McDonald, announced as Thomson’s ...
    Published on 05-19-2019 12:42 PM
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    Rolex Capri Sailing Week concluded in ultra-close fashion in the racer division today. Alex Schaerer’s modified Maxi72 Caol Ila R knocked Sir Peter Odgen’s dominant Jethou off the top spot on the overall podium after she secured a second place in today’s race as Jethou came home fourth.

    This was so close that initially the Caol Ila R crew felt they had lost. As Schaerer explained: “It was tough because we needed one boat between us and Jethou in order to win. We were hopeful we could get Vesper [Jim Swartz’s winner today under IRC] between us but that didn’t ...
    Published on 05-18-2019 10:55 AM
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    18th May 2019

    AC75 FOIL ARM TESTING SUCCESSFULLY CARRIED OUT AT PERSICO MARINE





    The second round of structural testing of the one design AC75 foil arms has successfully been conducted at Persico Marine in Italy this week.

    Comprehensive tests were undertaken over the course of three days, with more than 100 different load cycles applied to the foil arm ...
    Published on 05-17-2019 01:47 PM
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    An on-the-water dispute over etiquette between a surfer and paddle boarder has concluded with one man sentenced to five years in prison as the other continues to deal with brain damage suffered in the incident last June in San Diego. ...
    Published on 05-17-2019 08:53 AM
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    Sébastien Simon winner of Bermuda 1000 Race Douarnenez - Brest
    This Friday, May 17 at 10:34 Sébastien Simon (ARKEA PAPREC) crossed the finish line of the second edition of the Bermuda 1000 Race Douarnenez ...
    Published on 05-16-2019 02:22 PM
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    For day two of inshore racing for the maxi boats at Rolex Capri Sailing Week it was extremely hard to decide one’s wardrobe; both sails and clothes. The day started with an unfamiliar chilly 20 knot offshore northeasterly that kicked up a lumpy sea just off Capri’s Marina Grande. Then the wind shut down completely. It then re-established, the day finishing with the sun out, the overdue summer finally reaching Capri.

    The conditions ...

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