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    Published on 12-11-2019 10:39 PM
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    A reinvigorated Youth America’s Cup regatta is announced today which will be raced in a brand new class of foiling mono-hull, the AC9F, in 2020 and 2021.

    The Youth America’s Cup is a joint initiative between the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron (RNZYS), the China Sports Industry Group ...
    Published on 12-11-2019 10:40 AM
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    Coastal North Bay Including Point Reyes National Seashore-
    San Francisco Peninsula Coast-Northern Monterey Bay-
    Southern Monterey Bay and Big Sur Coast-
    259 AM PST Wed Dec 11 2019

    Published on 12-11-2019 10:22 AM
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    Well it has finally arrived, after all the by play and preparations it was time for the 120-strong Moth fleet to flex its muscle on the Swan River with yesterday’s opening races of the Australian Moth Championship.

    Who was quick and who had some tricks left up their sleeve? ...
    Published on 12-11-2019 09:12 AM
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    ROCKWOOL’s involvement as presenting partner will see Denmark compete in the world’s most exciting sailing championship starting in 2020.

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark – December 11, 2019 – SailGP today announced the addition of the Denmark SailGP Team presented by ROCKWOOL ahead of the global championship’s second season. ...
    Published on 12-10-2019 10:46 AM
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    Today’s Grinders Coffee SOLAS Big Boat Challenge, on Sydney Harbour, has been abandoned due to safety concerns.
    Spectator, public and competitor safety remains at the heart ...
    Published on 12-09-2019 04:50 PM
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    Cindy Harnett of the Times Colonist writes:

    The provincial government has launched a civil suit in B.C. Supreme Court against the Disabled Sailing Association, the federal government and others related to the death last year of a disabled teenager.

    On the afternoon of June 21, ...
    Published on 12-09-2019 04:40 PM
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    Gulliver from the fairy tale Gulliver's Travels had certainly experienced some situations that astonished him. I have been amazed and astonished many times over the past 12 years and the more than 50 countries visited and their responsible officials.
    Recent example of our arrest on entry to the Sultanate of the Sultan of Brunei. As you know from previous logbook entries, we have weapons on board for ...
    Published on 12-09-2019 12:42 PM
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    U.S. America's Cup Challenger returns to the natural foiling venue on the Gulf Coast with the new AC75.

    Pensacola, Florida - New York Yacht Club American Magic, Challenger ...
    Published on 12-09-2019 10:07 AM
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    Auckland witnessed the climax of three tensely fought World Championships, where none of the victors had it easy…

    Challenging Auckland wind and waves played their part in determining the outcome of the Hyundai 49er, 49erFX & Nacra 17 World Championships. We have three winners, but anyone watching the groundbreaking live coverage will know that there were no runaway winners from this epic regatta.


    The Nacra 17 Medal Race was a three-way battle for gold, with only ...
    Published on 12-07-2019 09:43 AM
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    François Gabart, Gwénolé Gahinet and Jérémie Eloy crossed the finishing line of the Brest Atlantiques in second place, this Saturday morning, 2 days and 21 hours after Edmond-de-Rothschild. The MACIF trimaran spent 31 days and 20 hours at sea to finish the Brest Atlantiques and sail 17,889 miles in the both the north and south Atlantic.

    The MACIF trimaran crew took 31 days, 20 hours, 43 minutes and 50 seconds to complete the 17,889-mile loop in the north and south Atlantic, with two course marks to round in Rio de Janeiro and the Cape sea. These two passage marks turned out to be useful and important for the MACIF team, forced to make two pit stops to make repairs. On four occasions, the MACIF trimaran suffered ...
    Published on 12-06-2019 12:15 PM
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    DAY 4 - Hyundai 49er, 49erFX & Nacra 17 World Championships
    Day 1 of the Gold Fleet finals has seen the pressure mount, and some of the favourites starting to crumble…

    The fourth day of the 2019 Hyundai 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 World Championships saw the race for the title and Olympic qualification is beginning to take shape as the fleets split into their respective Gold fleets.

    49er - Germans and Kiwis break away

    Two teams have separated themselves at the top of the 49er leaderboard. Erik Heil / Thomas Ploessel (GER) extended their lead over Peter Burling / Blair Tuke (NZL) on the first day of finals racing, winning the day with three top ten finishes and edging themselves one step closer to their first 49er World Championship. Hot on their heels the local heroes of Burling / Tuke didn’t have an ideal day by their ...
    Published on 12-05-2019 04:42 PM
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    A lighter 6-12 knot day on Nassau’s Montagu Bay brought a fresh set of winners among the 23 competing teams on day three of the SSL Finals, the event determining 2019’s ‘stars of the sailing world’.

    Star of the day was Australian Torvar Mirsky, sailing with Ireland’s Robert O’Leary. With the wind due north, the 2017 Match Racing World Champion was unbeatable upwind, leading at the top mark in all three of today’s races. However it was only in the second when they converted this to their first ...
    Published on 12-05-2019 11:48 AM
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    Race organisers announce 2021-22 edition will visit the spiritual home of the iconic round the world race...

    The Ocean Race will come to Auckland, New Zealand, during the 2021-22 edition of the fully-crewed, round the world race.

    As The Ocean Race approaches its 50th anniversary, the event will be returning to New Zealand for the 12th time. All but one of those stops have been in Auckland, the City of Sails.

    “It is a great pleasure ...
    Published on 12-05-2019 11:34 AM
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    A review of the delivery of 11th Hour Racing's return delivery after the Transat Jacques Vabre to the base in Lorient France
    with Amory Ross providing the photos and the insight:

    With the 2019 Transat Jacques Vabre now in the rearview mirror, team leaders Mark Towill and Charlie Enright have quickly shifted focus to the next phase of 11th Hour Racing’s campaign towards The Ocean Race in two years ...
    Published on 12-05-2019 10:49 AM
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    DAY 3 - Hyundai 49er, 49erFX & Nacra 17 World Championships
    The end of the Qualifying Series in any Olympic-class World Championship is always a fraught scramble to make it through to the Gold Fleet Finals. Scrape through to the final 25 and you live to fight another three days. Fail to make the cut - and the best you can finish is 26th overall.

    Add to that the fact that qualification to the Olympic Games is also on the line for many teams at the Hyundai 49er, 49erFX & Nacra 17 World Championships in Auckland, and there is an awful lot at stake for this group of committed sailors. They dedicate their young lives to moments like these.
    Published on 12-05-2019 09:45 AM
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    December 5, 2019

    At about 19:00 (French time) on Wednesday, December 4, Spindrift ...
    Published on 12-04-2019 12:57 PM
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    Spindrift 2 crossed the start line of the Jules Verne Trophy on decembre 3, 2019 at 20H 55' 54" UTC to begin their 21,600 miles around the world record attempt.
    The Objective: to beat the existing record of 40-days 23 hours 30 minutes and 30 seconds and cross back over the line again before 20H 27' 25" UTC ...
    Published on 12-04-2019 11:14 AM
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    DAY 2 - Hyundai 49er, 49erFX & Nacra 17 World Championships

    It has been a feature of the Nacra 17 fleet in Championships to date that the favourites rise to the challenge and begin the series strongly. None more so than the never-ending saga for British nomination to the Tokyo Olympics between Ben Saxton with Nicola Boniface and John Gimson with Anna Burnett. The two British teams fighting for the selection are lying first and second overall on the leaderboard, both with two dominant days to start the regatta. However there are four teams at the top, all within a point of each other. Along with the Brits are Riley Gibbs and Anna Weis (USA) in ...
    Published on 12-04-2019 10:14 AM
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    It is done ! After 28 days 23 hours 24 minutes and 46 seconds of sea, Franck Cammas and Charles Caudrelier, accompanied by the media man Yann Riou, won "Brest Atlantiques" this Wednesday, December 4 at 10:24'46 ''. A first big offshore victory for Maxi Edmond de Rothschild, who will have traveled a total of 17,084 miles, at 24.57 knots of real average speed.

    Leaving Brest on November 5th in muscular conditions, Franck Cammas and Charles Caudrelier found this Wednesday morning the city of Ponant in a "time of young lady" (flat sea, light breeze of east, rising sun), crossing as winners to 10h24'46 '' , after having chained ...
    Published on 12-03-2019 10:28 AM
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    Erik Heil and Thomas Ploessel opened day one of the World Championships with a stunningly consistent performance while some of the other big guns failed to fire.

    Two 49er races were completed after wild weather lashed the race areas off Auckland, New Zealand. With wind speeds up to 37 knots recorded on the race course earlier in the day, the sensible decision was made to keep all sailors ashore until sailable conditions arrived. After a delay long enough to cause even the most seasoned veterans to assume they were having a day off, the 49er fleet were sent out for two rounds of qualifying races.

    With over 400 athletes competing from 40 nations and with the ...

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