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    Published on 07-17-2018 11:57 AM
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    A wave measuring nearly five feet hit Ciutadella on the west coast of Menorca early this morning. Nearby beaches were also flooded by the meteotsunami, called a rissaga in Catalan Spanish. The freak weather phenomenon also affected holiday resorts in Majorca, with seawater flooding bars and terraces by the coast in Andratx and covering beachside roads. Boat owners in the resort on Majorca's south west coast were filmed trying to protect their boats.




    The Daily Mail Reports

    A five-foot tsunami has hit tourist beaches in parts of Majorca and Menorca. ...
    Published on 07-17-2018 11:26 AM
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    Cascais Delivers Vintage Champagne on Day 1 of Rolex TP52 World Championship.
    (Tuesday 17th July, Cascais) – If the first two regattas of the 52 SUPER SERIES season in Croatia were tactical, cerebral and subtle; about moving up and down the gears through small wind variations, choosing the right side of the course and remaining consistent despite big shifts in wind direction; as the Rolex TP52 World Championship started today, Cascais exerted a welcomed reminder of the flip-side of the racing coin – solid winds, surfing waves and big moves that require ...
    Published on 07-17-2018 08:33 AM
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    JULY 17 MORNING RACE REPORT


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    One thing is for certain about the 2018 Pacific Cup; at no point has it ever been a boring race. With constant weather changes, never-ending lead changes, gut-wrenching tactical decisions to be made and huge splits in the fleet as a result, this race is poised to come down to the wire before most, if not all, of the results ...
    Published on 07-16-2018 02:44 PM
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    After over 24 hours of sailing in light air off the Dutch North Sea coast, the opening act of The Hague Offshore Sailing World Championship has concluded and the leaders are now known in each of three classes before the second stage of inshore racing begins tomorrow.

    Scoring has been for a long race of 155 miles for Class A with a scoring gate at 70 miles, and a long race of 135 miles for Classes A and B with a scoring gate at 60 miles. Thus each class ...
    Published on 07-16-2018 02:21 PM
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    At least 13 people were injured in Hawaii early Monday when a lava explosion from the Kilauea volcano sent
    debris flying through the roof of their tour boat. (Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources)



    NVESTIGATION UNDERWAY AFTER 13 PEOPLE HURT IN ...
    Published on 07-16-2018 08:49 AM
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    Monday morning shows much of the same as Sunday on the leaderboard, but there are some very major developments occurring on the race course which threaten to significantly ...
    Published on 07-15-2018 08:37 AM
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    https://pacificcup.org/tracking.html


    SUNDAY JULY 15 MORNING UPDATE
    6 AM on Sunday morning July 15 again shows movement all over the leaderboard and all over the race track, with several major developments occurring overnight. Perhaps most importantly, the Wednesday and Thursday starters, who had been going painfully slow since sailing out under the Golden Gate Bridge, have finally hooked into moderate northerly pressure that has them reaching towards Hawaii and putting them on track to make their first respectable daily runs of the ...
    Published on 07-14-2018 04:30 PM
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    A week of racing in conditions from 6 to well over 25 knots came to an end yesterday with Guy Bridge and Daniela Moroz taking the overall honors at the kiteboarding event at the 81st edition of the "Warnemuender Woche" in the north of Germany.


    Warnemuende, a well known seaside resort close to Rostock, is well known for its fine-sandy ...
    Published on 07-14-2018 03:41 PM
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    ED Retiring From Race After Hitting An Object (All Crew Safe)
    14.07.2018
    Class 40 RED was on their way for repairs in the Azores, when they hit something in the water.

    At 07:07pm UTC, Mathias Müller von Blumencron, Skipper of Class 40 RED, contacted the Race Committee to inform about the incident.

    AAR Race Officer Stefan Kunstmann ...
    Published on 07-14-2018 11:38 AM
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    SATURDAY JULY 14 MORNING REPORT
    As of early Saturday morning, we are seeing movement all over the leaderboard in almost every division, signifying that every fleet is still very close and ripe for the picking. Closest to Hawaii, the first wave of starters has slowed slightly but is still making better comparative speed than any other wave, while the Wednesday and Thursday starters have again slowed to a crawl. Friday's wave of July 13 starting big boats appear to have ironically found a bit of a good luck as the weather system has evolved from 24 hours ago and looks to potentially ...
    Published on 07-13-2018 12:02 PM
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    The fleet of Golden Globe Sailors are making their way through the Canaries and dropping off film from
    stills and old school video, the old fashioned way, provind crews with some human interaction and the GGR crew
    a chance to capture some media images and film of their own!


    DRAMA: Philippe Péché sacrifices a 4 hour lead with navigation mistake at first Gate of Lanzarote
    Mark Slats closes gap to 9 miles
    Jean-Luc Van Den Heede is third







    Gregor ...
    Published on 07-13-2018 10:09 AM



    Volvo Ocean Race
    Published on Jul 13, 2018

    After the closest ever edition of the Volvo Ocean Race, here's everything ...
    Published on 07-13-2018 09:07 AM
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    FRIDAY JULY 13 RACE REPORT


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    With Thursday's Pasha Hawaii D division getting underway yesterday afternoon, we now have seven eight fleets at sea and making miles towards Hawaii, with just one more division left to begin their race today; the BMW of San Rafael E division. As we have been anticipating for more ...
    Published on 07-12-2018 10:37 AM




    Thursday morning in the Pacific Cup shows much of the same among the Monday starters, while the Wednesday starters proved the forecast accurate by getting off to a slow start. As a result, most divisional and overall rankings remain somewhat the same as yesterday ...
    Published on 07-11-2018 04:20 PM
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    It's Wednesday morning, and the Monday starters have now been at sea for nearly two days. Still out front of the fleet is Charles Devanneaux's Beneteau Figaro 3 A Fond le Girafon, who holds a lead of just eight nautical miles over the fastest pursuing yacht; Emmanuel Sauquet's Hanse 505 Outremer. While Devanneaux and co-skipper Matthieu Damerval may be the quickest boat on the course, they're ...
    Published on 07-10-2018 03:42 PM
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    Kraken Log - Day 9

    0405 HST; the sun is just coming up on the Eastern horizon and the darkness is slowly being taken over by the light. At first it's black, then dark gray, then lighter gray then lighter gray again, until it's finally light.

    One of the things that is interesting about off-shore sailing is that you are out all night every night. In our terrestrial lives most of us normally sleep through the night. We only see the start and the finish. Ask yourselves; how many entire nights have you actually seen in your entire lifetime? How many sun rises? How many times have you seen the moon rise AND set?

    Sailing into the night always brings on a certain feeling of anxiety while sailing out of it brings relief. I guess it has to do with the fact ...
    Published on 07-10-2018 01:18 PM
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    Skippers undergo cloud cover that prevents them from using their sextant for several days. Navigation is at the moment at the compass and it will be interesting to see, if this cover is maintained, with what precision the skippers of the grh 2018 will move closer to the canary islands and the wet buoy off the Marina ...
    Published on 07-10-2018 12:10 PM
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    Rambler 88 pic Tim Wright

    The Chase For #1 Is On At The AAR Bermuda - Hamburg Race
    10.07.2018
    With the retirement of Line Honours favourite Rambler 88 from the transatlantic Atlantic Anniversary Regatta, the cards have been ...
    Published on 07-10-2018 09:47 AM
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    Hanse 505 Outremer


    The 20th edition of the Pacific Cup is nearly 24 hours old and the cream is beginning to rise to the top in each of the respective divisions. History continues to be made as Charles Devanneaux and co-skipper Matthieu Damerval have surged to the front of the fleet to take an early Line Honors lead. Just behind their revolutionary Beneteau ...
    Published on 07-09-2018 07:04 PM
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    Under brilliant sunny skies and mellow winds, about half of the Pacific Cup fleet set sail today, bound for Kaneohe Bay, Oahu. With both race committee and spectators reveling in the warm and sunny conditions, four starts were cleanly executed just off of the St. Francis Yacht Club.

    The first division to cross the starting line was the Coral Reef Sailing Apparel ...

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