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    Published on 05-28-2020 10:20 AM
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    Just over a fortnight after the lockdown ended, the sailors and their teams are now busy catching up on lost time. Many IMOCAs have been relaunched after their winter refits, which took longer than planned. There have been more and more measurement checks and trips to check out the changes made during the winter. Other sailors have to wait a while before heading back out to sea. We look at what has been happening at the end of the refit season.

    Preparation for the Vendée Globe: ease of ...
    Published on 05-21-2020 01:38 PM
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    May 21, 2020, for immediate release.

    COVID-19 Pandemic Forces Cancellation of 2020 ORC/IRC World Championship

    NEWPORT, R.I. – Despite a strong entry list from the United States and abroad, and the exhaustive efforts of the New York Yacht Club along with the governing bodies for ...
    Published on 05-20-2020 11:57 AM
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    20TH OF MAY, 2020
    Puerto Portals to Host the Rolex TP52 World Championship in September
    July’s Valencia regatta has been cancelled.

    (Wednesday 20th May) – As the 52 SUPER SERIES racing fleet of TP52 grand-prix racing yachts returned today from Cape Town, South Africa, aboard the cargo ship BBC Dolphin in ...
    Published on 05-19-2020 10:53 AM
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    The empty yacht washed up on Mooloolaba Beach.(ABC News: Owen Jacques)

    Empty yacht runs aground
    In a second, unrelated, marine incident, a body was found after an empty yacht ran aground at Mooloolaba Beach.

    Owen Jacques ABC News

    Mr Middleton said residents reported seeing someone fall from the boat near Maroochydore.

    "Some people ...
    Published on 05-18-2020 11:27 AM
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    In a bit of a throwback to days gone by of racing, the singlehanded dinghy sailors came out in force on Thursday off Shilshole in Seattle.
    Yes, Virginia, there IS racing while simultaneously social distancing.
    The Seattle Laser Fleet - which includes the RS Aeros in town, ...
    Published on 05-18-2020 09:50 AM
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    Vendée-Arctic-Les Sables d’Olonne:
    a brand new race for the IMOCA boats


    The horizon is starting to look clearer for those aiming to compete in the 2020 Vendée Globe. On 4th July, they are due to start the Vendée-Arctic-les Sables d’Olonne, a 3600-mile solo ocean race around a big triangle reaching up to the limits of the Arctic Circle. This race with its ...
    Published on 05-15-2020 07:16 AM
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    RECOVERY TIME FOR TEAM BANQUE POPULAIRE

    If the activity of the Team did not stop during the confinement, with in particular the monitoring of the construction of the Ultim Banque Populaire XI, the recovery is accelerating this week. The IMOCA by Clarisse Crémer and ...
    Published on 05-15-2020 06:19 AM
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    News Release
    U.S. Coast Guard 13th District Pacific Northwest
    Contact: 13th District Public Affairs
    Office: (206) 220-7237
    After Hours: (206) 819-9154
    13th District online newsroom

    Coast Guard offers new i911 system for ...
    Published on 05-14-2020 04:11 PM
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    The last four days have been trying to say the very least. Trying in the context of the most difficult few days so far. At 8pm local, we were sailing ...
    Published on 05-13-2020 10:45 AM
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    Tragedy in the Netherlands: several surfers drown at Scheveningen
    May 13, 2020 | Surfing




    Five surfers and lifeguards have lost their lives at Scheveningen Beach, near The Hague, in the Netherlands.
    It is one of the most tragic events of all time involving surfers and watermen.
    A group of 10 surfers and lifeguards took to the water on Monday evening near Scheveningen ...
    Published on 05-12-2020 05:49 PM
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    Forced West by 40 knot gales we're attempting an end around the low that is forecast to move slowly southward and end up exactly where I am now. It is generally considered ...
    Published on 05-12-2020 11:58 AM
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    Preparations for the start of the next Vendée Globe are going ahead in an uncertain context in terms of public health and the economy. The Vendée Council and the SAEM Vendée are doing their utmost in conjunction with ...
    Published on 05-08-2020 08:47 AM
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    Coast Guard cites sailboat owner for violating navigation rules near Stockton

    SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard cited the operator of a 25-foot sailboat in the San Francisco Bay Area Thursday for negligent operations.
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    Published on 05-05-2020 12:07 PM



    KKMI's Paul Kaplan provides a behind the scenes vision of the ongoing process
    at the Richmond boatyard during the on ...