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    Published on 10-14-2021 12:04 PM
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    The Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle hosted the Puget Sound Sailing Championships over the October 9th and 10th weekend,
    with 63 boats in 8 divisions answering the call and vying for the title of the best of the best and all the glitter
    and gold that comes with....



    all images © Jan's Marine Pics ...
    Published on 10-13-2021 05:24 PM
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    Opening skirmishes at Formula Kite Worlds in Italy throw up surprises in tight racing

    The opening exchanges at the Formula Kite World Championships, being fought out on the Gulf of Oristano on the Italian island of Sardinia, slightly upset the form book after a faltering start, when the wind teased before the action kicked off in earnest.

    Britain’s Katie Dabson scored well in her day’s races on the spectacular track off Torregrande, as the south-westerly breezes filled in late in the day, leaving her second overall.

    Polish teenagers Nina Arcisz and Julia Damasiewicz picked up the pace as racing intensified, after the wind died mid-way through the day’s second race. When ...
    Published on 10-13-2021 03:30 PM
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    Peter Burling and Blair Tuke say they are waiting for "clarity" around the 37th America's Cup defence before re-signing with Team New Zealand.

    The Kiwi sailing duo, who have been competing ...
    Published on 10-13-2021 03:17 PM
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    Maersk has suspended a number of crew members after allegations were posted online that a 19-year-old woman was raped aboard one of the company's vessels.

    REPORT



    (CNN)International shipping giant Maersk has suspended five crew members and launched an investigation ...
    Published on 10-13-2021 11:42 AM
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    High stakes drama in prospect at first Worlds of Olympic cycle in Sardinia

    The world’s fastest kiteboard racers are set to battle for the coveted Formula Kite World Championships in the inaugural title fight of the Olympic cycle, on the Italian island of Sardinia.

    Over five days that promise high-intensity action, the biggest kitefoil fleet ever will go head-to-head on the flat waters off Torregrande, marking the start of the countdown to kiteboarding’s ...
    Published on 10-11-2021 04:30 PM
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    The 2021 Finn World Masters opened on Monday with some challenging breeze of 12 to 18 knots and two amazing races on the Mar Menor.
    Valerian Lebrun picked up two bullets and leads after the first day from Filipe Silva and Anthony Nossiter.


    Though Paul McKenzie led for most of race 1, Lebrun came though on the final downwind with superior free pumping technique.
    In ...
    Published on 10-11-2021 10:43 AM
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    Magic Carpet Cubed prevails in Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez maxi racing
    Saint-Tropez, October 2021

    A most rewarding week two of Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez for the maxi yachts concluded today with an easterly eventually filling in to provide 45 of the world’s largest sailing yachts with a last opportunity to put points on the scoreboard. Given the delayed start, the race committee from the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez and the event’s co-organiser, the International ...
    Published on 10-11-2021 10:12 AM
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    A last minute manoeuvre by Nico Poons’ Charisma won them the final race of the 44Cup Scarlino World Championship by a mere second, but it was the defending champions on Chris Bake’s Team Aqua that defended their title in this 11th RC44 World Championship by one slender point. Like a final curtain call to this World Championship, as well as a reminder of how close the racing always is between the high performance owner-driver one designs, the top eight RC44s all crossed the ...
    Published on 10-11-2021 09:15 AM
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    Arca Sgr wins the 53rd Barcolana:

    With owners Furio Benussi and Lorenzo Bressani at the tactics wins the 53rd Barcolana presented by Generali, one of the most challenging editions ever.


    all images © Borlenghi Studio

    The Bora wind, in a "catabatic version" with short and intense gusts that descend vertically on the Gulf, characterized the racing field, making strategic the work of the tacticists - engaged ...
    Published on 10-10-2021 08:17 PM
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    The Great Britain SailGP Team were dealt a huge blow in the Final of the Spain Sail Grand Prix as they capsized just seconds into the winner-takes-all race - while leading!

    Ben Ainslie's team started with real pace in the strong winds in Cadiz, but as they were streaking out ahead of Final rivals Australia and the United States, their F50 keeled over in the rough conditions.

    This ended the Brits' final immediately, and thankfully all six athletes onboard were accounted for shortly after ...
    Published on 10-08-2021 09:54 AM
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    – Rambler returns!
    – The Romance of French Kiss (IRC4)
    – Maxis love Saint Tropez

    It was under azure skies, the race zone bathed in sunshine, that the 44 Maxis (Aegir having remained in port) competing in the second week of Les Voiles 2021 negotiated the day’s coastal course. With an E’ly wind and a hint of S’ly picking ...
    Published on 10-06-2021 10:30 AM
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    (Rockaway Beach, Oregon) – Crews from Tillamook County Sheriff's Office (TCSO) and the US Coast Guard responded to Rockaway Beach Sunday, after a sailboat was found stranded in the sand near Nedonna Beach, at the north end of town. (Photos by ...
    Published on 10-06-2021 10:15 AM
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    This Wednesday, the whole of the fleet competing in the 23rd Mini Transat EuroChef is making headway with a very fluky NE’ly breeze both in terms of strength and direction. As a result, the 84 competitors still out on the racetrack must not only optimise ...
    Published on 10-05-2021 10:56 AM
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    Comanche puts on the show!
    Duel of giants: Topaz versus Velsheda, Jethou, Vesper, NorthStar ~to the happiness of 72 feet

    Obviously, as if it was enough to bring together the most beautiful maxi line-up in the most beautiful port in the world, the Mistral joined in today to showcase a grandiose opening. It is a current of Western tendency that welcomed the 45 Maxis Yachts competing for the very first event of this second week of ...
    Published on 10-05-2021 10:13 AM
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    30 boats from 12 states and 2 countries, including many of the world's top 505 teams, came to Newport, RI and Sail Newport for the 2021 505 North Americans. We sorely missed our Canadian contingent, most of whom couldn't come race but who encouraged the running of the event as planned and named. After 12 races over 4 days, ...
    Published on 10-04-2021 09:47 AM
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    4 OCTOBER 2021
    FLASH INFO
    PUBLISHED ON 4 October 2021

    VICTOR D’ERSU COLLIDES WITH A FISHING BOAT
    Just before midday this Monday, while sailing some 30 miles off the ...
    Published on 10-04-2021 08:40 AM
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    These last hours, Georges Kick (529 – Black Mamba) ran aground on rocks at the entrance of the port of Ribabeo.

    The skipper is ok but the boat appears damaged. More information asap.






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    ONE FLEET AND POTENTIALLY THREE SYSTEMS ...
    Published on 10-01-2021 05:52 PM
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    A world first: Ocean drone captures video from inside a hurricane
    NOAA and Saildrone are collecting scientific data from inside Hurricane Sam




    NOAA and Saildrone Inc. are piloting five specially designed saildrones in the Atlantic Ocean to gather ...
    Published on 10-01-2021 05:45 PM
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    - Blessed week in Saint-Tropez with sun and wind
    - The Trophies take shape in IRC B, C and D…
    - Classics: Yanira in real time

    After the crazy day of yesterday, when the sailors, on land and at sea, celebrated with communicative enthusiasm the 40 years of the Nioulargue, it's time today for the resumption of the games so magnificently started since Monday. The wind, the summer sun have once again contributed to painting the four ...
    Published on 09-30-2021 11:27 AM
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    Platoon Pile On The Pressure
    Winners of the regatta when it was last held in 2019, Harm Müller Spreer’s Platoon crew took the lead at the Menorca 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week after a fourth place and a race win allowed them to overhaul Andy Soriano’s Alegre who faltered with a seventh and tenth which halted their opening run of three back-to-back winning guns.

    While the day marked the return to form of Quantum Racing, Doug DeVos’s four ...

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