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    Published on 08-23-2019 09:24 AM
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    Sydney boats Hooligan, Marcus Blackmore’s TP52, and Team Hollywood, Ray Roberts’ Botin 40, have captured the top divisional prizes at Hamilton Island Race Week on the penultimate day, when the whales came out to play in Whitsunday Passage.

    Wind over tide made for some very lumpy seas and there were a small number of casualties. Team Zen was this afternoon working hard to repair the vang on Gordon Ketelbey’s TP52 so they can complete the sixth and final day of the annual ...
    Published on 08-23-2019 09:23 AM
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    The brand new Tf10 Mad Max up on one hull through a gybe and Kim William’s Melges 32 Rock n Roll living up to its name by performing a massive wipe-out at the northern end of Dent Island in a gust made for a colourful day four of racing at Hamilton Island Race Week.

    This was after some morning frivolity when crews dressed up as superheroes, Star Wars characters and a boatload of vitamin-fuelled (some suggested), green-suited aliens ...
    Published on 08-22-2019 02:47 PM
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    Bill Buley / The Garden Island

    Alan Bertolino sits on the breakwater while his sailboat is pounded by surf into the rocks Friday afternoon at the Ahukini State Recreational Pier.






    LIHUE — Two men were uninjured after their sailboat crashed into the breakwater ...
    Published on 08-21-2019 02:43 PM
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    Aug 16th
    4:30am
    Underway from Graham Harbor




    All day the sea birds are flying the other way. They are headed out of the ice maze, out into Lancaster, back into Baffin and south. Winter migration has begun. All the while, Mo pushes further into the heart of it.

    Last evening’s ice charts show improved conditions. Above Bellot, the ice is about 3/10ths for long stretches, but below there’s still a tongue of ...
    Published on 08-21-2019 12:11 PM
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    Palermo-Montecarlo, the fifth and final event of the International Maxi Association’s Mediterranean Maxi Offshore Challenge 2018-2019, set sail from Sicily at midday today with crews anticipating a long, tactical race north along the Sardinian and Corsica coasts to reach the Principality.

    This is the 15th running of Palermo-Montecarlo, originally designed by the Monaco Consul and the City of Palermo Sports Council, to ‘unite two historically ...
    Published on 08-20-2019 10:21 AM
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    Legend has it that in a certain stretch of Puget Sound, there lays a paranormal phenomenon
    which rises from the depths and takes it unwitting ...
    Published on 08-20-2019 09:14 AM
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    Big Tuesday delivers bang to Hamilton Island Race Week crews

    With two days of light airs kicking off Hamilton Island Race Week, the hype building for some serious heavy air racing on day three delivered. Big Tuesday opened with a bang, the southeast winds whistling across Dent Passage and winding up to 37 knots as the morning progressed.

    Unbowed by the ...
    Published on 08-19-2019 02:03 PM
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    Images from the 2019 Aldo Allesio & Phyllis Kleinman Swiftsure Cup, Saturdays Racing....

    After 4-5 days of superheated bay conditions, the trigger was released over the weekend just in time
    to send participants on some wild downhill rides across the central bay, with a predicted 2.8 knot flood and a start
    line ...
    Published on 08-16-2019 09:54 AM
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    On the Dutch province of Friesland there lies Lake Tjeukemeer, where they race barges.
    Now the dutch barges were not made to be raced, they were made to deliver cargo through
    the shallow waters of the Netherlands.

    But most of these dutch barges are outdated for deliveries and have been converted ...
    Published on 08-14-2019 03:42 PM
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    Wednesday 14 Aug 2019 Rupert Holmes/CWL

    Very shifty southerly winds provided testing conditions for navigators and tacticians at Cowes Week today as a number of weather fronts passed over the race area. With very strong gusts recorded to the west of the Solent during the morning, relatively short courses were set with the aim of getting fleets home before winds increased further over the race areas in the afternoon.

    During the start sequences winds varied between 10 and 18 knots, with the forecast rain fortuitously holding off. The wind had eased to 10 knots for the start of IRC ...
    Published on 08-14-2019 08:46 AM
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    Competition heats up with one day remaining at Airlie Beach Race Week

    The 31st Airlie Beach Race Week, hosted by Whitsunday Sailing Club, is in its closing stages with just one day of racing remaining, so all 114 competing boats were out on the various courses today doing their best to cement a podium place in advance of the final day.

    “That was a long time on the course yesterday,” said Phil ‘Cub’ Barnett, a past 18 foot skiff world champion, as he prepared for the day ahead. “It’s ...
    Published on 08-13-2019 03:53 PM
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    Report by Tom Burden

    An Aloha Family Tradition
    Kui Lim and his brother Yal campaigned 470-class dinghies at the Olympic level and trained with Dave Ullman. JV Gilmour races 18' skiffs at insane speeds. His mom Vickie, a respected US Sailing judge, lives on the water with a Grand Banks cruiser tied to the dock outside her house. Buzz Blackett is the owner of California Condor, a bleeding-edge Class 40, and he's got a carbon Antrim 27 under construction. I'm the owner ...
    Published on 08-13-2019 11:26 AM
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    The 3 C’s of sailing were emphasized over and over again in the waters south of the San Mateo Bridge:
    Community, Camaraderie & Competition.
    In that order.









    The 2019 edition of Chubb JR National Sailing Championship will be remembered for a number of 1sts. It was the 1st time the Peninsula Youth Sailing Foundation has hosted a major National Championship and the 1st time the recently built Westpoint Harbor has been utilized for such a venture. It was also the 1st time in an Open 5.70 was used for the triple ...
    Published on 08-12-2019 09:50 PM
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    'Tornado' hits Auckland waterfront and leaves destruction in its wake.
    Article via NZ Herald



    A tornado-like waterspout has ripped through central Auckland's waterfront, toppling at least one shipping container and wreaking havoc on yachts, ships and cars.

    Vehicles were swept into the ocean and a yacht was struck by lightning as the ...