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    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 ...
    Published on 12-11-2018 10:38 AM
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    Images from a mysterious foiling outfit have begun to surface.
    It appears to be about 18' long, carbon with racks. Perhaps a modified 18' Skiff from the European circuit?
    Query has been sent....

    Stay tuned

    JUST IN!!!

    69F is an integrated One Design Boat / Virtual Race / Lifestyle format.

    The project 69F is realized by sailors, athletes, managers and men of communication who believe ...
    Published on 12-11-2018 10:04 AM
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    18ft Skiffs
    NSW Championship, Race 3
    Sunday, 9 December 2018
    Sydney Harbour

    The Asko Appliances crew of James Dorron, Harry Bethwaite and Karl Langford came from a seemingly hopeless position to win an incredible Race 3 of the NSW 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today.

    In a race which saw two leaders capsize while in a race-winning position, Asko Appliances grabbed the lead just 200 metres from the finish line to produce the dramatic 33s victory.

    Sean Langman, Ed Powys ...
    Published on 12-10-2018 11:20 AM
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    In 2015, a troubled sailor jumped overboard. Now the boat’s captain is being held responsible
    Capt Rick Smith, who hails from Camden, is on house arrest in the U.S. Virgin Islands awaiting trial for negligence in the death of a crew member.

    STAFF WRITER Press Herald

    Capt. Rick Smith stands at the helm of his sailboat, Cimarron. Smith, who charters in Camden and the U.S. Virgin Islands, has been charged in connection with the death of a crew member aboard the boat in 2015. An initial Coast Guard investigative report of the incident said Smith and others aboard the vessel "tried to handle the sailor's apparent break the best they could." Photos courtesy of Ashley Rose

    Rick Smith had never met David Pontious before he agreed to welcome the man aboard his sailboat, ...
    Published on 12-10-2018 09:14 AM
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    SAN RAFAEL (CBS SF) — A sailboat crashed into the Richmond-San Rafael bridge on Sunday afternoon at around 2:30 p.m.

    There were no reported injuries and there ...
    Published on 12-10-2018 09:00 AM
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    JEAN LUC VDH is entering the zone of headwinds slowing progress. It will hold for the next four or five days, maybe longer. He has been up the mast again just to check. He seems happy enough for ...

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