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    Published on 09-19-2019 11:36 AM
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    Hurricane Humberto spinning in the North Atlantic

    - Start of the first leg of the Mini-Transat La Boulangère postponed due to the weather conditions expected in the Bay of Biscay

    - Festivities will continue on Sunday with a prologue in the bay of La Rochelle

    Initially scheduled for Sunday 22 September, ...
    Published on 09-19-2019 11:18 AM
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    Story by Rob Kothe Yacht Racing Life

    There is nothing like a significant sailing regatta to bring focus on the sailing conditions on a patch of water called home by thousands of sailors.The Olympic venues Sydney, Qingdao, Weymouth Rio, once again Enoshima for 2020 and next up Marseille 2024 all had a serious examination before the Olympic ...
    Published on 09-19-2019 10:24 AM
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    Report, Pics and Video From Ronnie Simpson


    Nadi, Fiji - The 36th annual Fiji Regatta Week - Fiji’s largest annual regatta - has drawn to a conclusion after six days of yacht racing, parties, seminars and more. One of the largest racing and cruising regattas in the South Pacific, 2019 was once again very well attended ...
    Published on 09-19-2019 09:36 AM
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    22 IMOCA's departed the Lorient earlier today in brisk winds and flat seas. The race is a warm up for the Transat Jacques Vabre
    features a 48 hour loop off the coast of Brittany with two crewmen and a media person to provide onboard coverage as the race progresses.
    The race is overwhelmingly a french affair with many of the top shorthanded franco's testing new boats and fine tuning their program along with up
    and coming teams learning the ropes and which ones to tug on and when. This years entry list has 3 non-french ...
    Published on 09-18-2019 09:43 AM
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    For the first time in its history, The Ocean Race will make a stop in Cabo Verde during the 2021-22 edition.

    Cabo Verde will become just the second African venue the Race has ever visited and the first West African nation to host the event, dubbed sport’s ‘toughest test of a team




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    Published on 09-18-2019 08:47 AM
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    "Te Aihe flies.

    It is always a very special moment for the team to see a boat rise up out of the water for the first time.

    The first of many significant boxes to tick. Early days yet."


    Not a lot ...
    Published on 09-17-2019 01:36 PM
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    - Five days to go till the 22nd Mini-Transat La Boulangère
    - The Prologue postponed until Friday
    - The Mini-Transat, one big family



    D-5! On Sunday 22 September, at 14:15 hours, the 87 entries in the Mini-Transat La Boulangère will set sail from La Rochelle on the first leg to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. In the meantime, they’ll be able to make the most of a warm-up lap during the Prologue, which has been switched to Friday (instead of Wednesday) due to the steady breeze announced tomorrow and Thursday in the bay of La Rochelle.

    In the meantime, preparations are continuing and the Mini-Transat La Boulangère sailors are enjoying the rather heartwarming pre-race atmosphere. It’s the famous ‘Mini spirit’, a combination of mutual aid ...
    Published on 09-17-2019 09:38 AM
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    After a busy summer, which saw Maxi Edmond de Rothschild sign his first victory at the Rolex Fastnet Race but which also allowed the duo Franck Cammas / Charles Caudrelier to validate his qualification for the Brest Atlantiques, the giant 32 meters had found its technical base on August 26 for a few weeks. Scheduled in the 2019 calendar, ...
    Published on 09-16-2019 03:56 PM
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    September 12, 2019

    Days at Sea: 283
    Days Since Departure: 348

    Noon Position: 66 54N 167 71W
    Course(t)/Speed(kts): SxW 7
    Wind(t/tws): E 25+
    Sea(t/ft): E10+, steep and breaking
    Sky/10ths Cover: Overcast 10
    Bar(mb): 995 and falling
    On-deck Temp(f): 51
    Cabin Temp(f): 57 (no heater today)
    Water Temp(f): 48
    Relative Humidity(%): 60
    Magnetic Variation: 8.3

    Sail: Triple reefed main and working jib, reach.

    Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good (nm): 141
    Miles since departure: 36,020

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    Published on 09-16-2019 09:18 AM
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    SPINDRIFT RACING:
    LAUNCH OF SPINDRIFT 2 AND A NEW APPOINTMENT //
    Spindrift 2 was put back in the water on Monday 16th September in the presence of Dona Bertarelli, Yann Guichard and the Spindrift racing team.




    The world’s largest racing maxi trimaran has spent the past few months ...
    Published on 09-15-2019 11:36 AM
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    The Crew of Express 37' Spindrift V sporting their new bullet proof "12th Man Kite" demonstrate a variety of non conventional methods of deployment....

    Apparently, the wind gods of San Francisco Bay, Home of the 5 time World Champion 49ers were not impressed.... ...
    Published on 09-15-2019 10:39 AM
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    DEFIANT, THE U.S. CHALLENGER'S FIRST AC75, IS OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED AND NAMED

    Portsmouth, Rhode Island - After an estimated 76,000 combined hours of fabrication and finishing work by the production and shore teams of American ...
    Published on 09-13-2019 10:05 AM
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    A couple high pressure ridges parked themselves over the Pacific to the east and south of the San Francisco Bay Area
    effectively shutting down the seabreeze rushing in through the Golden Gate and across San Francisco Bay for the 1st two days
    of the Rolex Big Boat Series. Only late in the afternoon when the interior valley REALLY heats up is the enough of a vacuum to allow
    for a gentle onward push close to the surface, resulting in a couple hours of
    ...
    Published on 09-13-2019 08:27 AM
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    To start on Sydney Harbour at 1pm on 30 January 2021, the inaugural Sydney to Auckland Ocean Race 2021, organised by the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club (RPAYC) in NSW in association with the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron (RNZYS), is already gaining momentum with over 100 Expressions of Interest received. ...
    Published on 09-12-2019 05:06 PM
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    Newport, RI (September 12, 2019) – The IC37 by Melges sailboat may be new to them, but the breezy and lumpy conditions on Rhode Island Sound for Day 3 of the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup were old hat for the teams from Australia’s Royal Sydney Yacht Club, Ireland’s Royal Cork Yacht Club, and the Royal Canadian Yacht Club.

    Those three teams shined brightest through two races on a gloomy, overcast day that saw many crews struggle to keep their feet and their keels under ...
    Published on 09-12-2019 04:49 PM
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    2019 Wetsuit Outlet UK Moth Nationals Day 1: Baptism of Fire
    mark jardine all verbs and photos





    There was a marked reluctance from the fleet to launch today from the Castle Cove Sailing Club dinghy park as they looked out onto the white horses covering Portland Harbour. It was only 20 minutes before the 1pm start gun that a deluge of Moths flew to the start line, battling on the edge of control.
    Under an overcast sky, the Race Officer wasted no time in getting the fleet away, knowing that the wind was forecast to increase, ...
    Published on 09-12-2019 03:08 PM
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    Article, Pics, & Video by Ronnie Simpson


    Nadi, Fiji - The 36th annual Fiji Regatta Week - Fiji’s largest annual regatta - kicks off this weekend at Musket Cove Island Resort, located in the beautiful Mamanuca ...
    Published on 09-12-2019 03:00 PM
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    LORAIN -- Eight people were rescued from Lake Erie after their boat capsized during a thunderstorm on Wednesday.

    According to the Northern Border Initiative, the 36 foot long catamaran capsized about five miles from shore.
    ...
    Published on 09-12-2019 10:21 AM
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    Malcesine - Day 2 of the European Melges 20 Championship in Malcesine is a day to be framed for the Brontolo Racing crew led by Ancona-based shipowner Filippo Pacinotti.

    It starts early in the morning, with the start of the second race of the Garda series set for 8.30 am: the Peler is already well stretched, it touches peaks of ...
    Published on 09-11-2019 02:47 PM
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    By Brian Haines, USA 1204



    The 2019 International 14 National Championships were hosted by Southwestern Yacht Club in sunny, and unusually hot San Diego. Racing took place inside San Diego Bay on Friday September 6th, and on the Coronado Roads ocean course on Sept 7th and 8th. The class bylaw-required distance race ...

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