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    Published on 03-26-2019 04:17 PM
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    March 23rd showed promise. In years gone by, the winds of March were consistent. Persistent even.
    But the winter of 2018-2019 has been consistently wet with few sunny breaks and the predictable NW clearing winds not in the forecast. This Saturday’s prognosis was different. NW winds 15-25 in the afternoon. Now that is more like it.



    As March rolls into the SF Bay Area, sailors switch from midwinter mode to events that have Spring in their titles. ...
    Published on 03-26-2019 10:30 AM
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    World Sailing is pleased to announce that the L30, a 30-foot one design keelboat, has been selected as the supplied equipment for World Sailing's Offshore World Championship from 2020.

    The L30 is a light, modern one design boat with racing at its core, making it a perfect fit for the Championship. As a one design boat, every boat is the same length, ...
    Published on 03-26-2019 08:33 AM
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    "And for your efforts to promote the event, the sport and all it stands for"

    Love Russell and Company ...
    Published on 03-25-2019 01:54 PM
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    all images © carlo borlenghi



    Ed Notes: (news is a day old, will update when new news is new again)


    ST. BARTHS (23 March 2019) – On the second day of racing at the St. Barths Bucket, 34 superyachts enjoyed a quick pace around 23- to 26-mile “Not So Wiggly” courses, ironically named, since they were indeed quite wiggly, winding around turning marks that were the isles and rocks to the north and west ...
    Published on 03-24-2019 09:53 AM
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    Springing Into Victory... Team Ocealys laying the hammer down in Saturdays OYC Rites Of Spring Regatta...

    Certainly ...
    Published on 03-23-2019 08:36 AM
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    It's just practice day for the big boys at the St Barths Bucket Regatta, but the master, Carlo Borlenghi makes
    even practice day an amazing event!

    https://bucketregatta.com/

    https://bucketregatta.com/race/entries/






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    Published on 03-22-2019 09:46 AM
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    18 IMOCAS to compete in the Bermuda 1000 Race Time to clock up the miles again

    The first event on the IMOCA Globe Series calendar for 2019, the Bermuda 1000 Race, will set sail from Douarnenez (Brittany) at 1300 hrs local time on Wednesday 8th May. On the programme, a 2000-mile solo race course finishing in Brest, via the Fastnet and the Azores. Eighteen sailors representing six nationalities will be lining up, including a number of rookies, who will be making the most of the event to gain their first important solo experience aboard an IMOCA. Whatever their ...
    Published on 03-21-2019 04:42 PM
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    The Ocean Race enters new era with global launch event

    The Ocean Race revealed its new brand identity and confirmed two team entries during an online launch event hosted in Alicante, Spain.





    Formerly known as the Whitbread Round the World Race (1973 to 1997) and the Volvo Ocean Race (2001 to 2018), The Ocean Race is the premiere, fully-crewed, offshore race in the world, and a pinnacle event in the sport of sailing.

    Although now under new ownership, The ...
    Published on 03-21-2019 09:20 AM
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    Mo has completed her circumnavigation in the Roaring 40s, including two consecutive roundings of Cape Horn. The circuit took 110 days and covered over 15,000 miles.

    As you saw if you followed on the tracker, I came in north of Diego Ramirez in strong wind, this after writing a blog post describing why that is a bad idea. I was right. More on that later.






    https://www.followmychallenge.com/live/figure8voyage/ ...
    Published on 03-21-2019 08:57 AM
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    Good Call on her way the line honors. image © Will Suto



    “It wasn’t what we were thinking was going to happen” Jeff Brown, boat captain and helmsman for Tom Barkers Swan 60FD Good Call says “We literally were thinking of the race as a shakedown to get the boat ready for the Transpac, and we got really, really lucky.”


    Good Calls clean layout


    Watermaker with lots of capacity means plenty of fresh water to go around!
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    Published on 03-20-2019 10:02 AM
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    With Aloha and Brigadoon just minutes from the finish, the count of boats completed the 800 nm
    Cabo Race will grow to 12, leaving just 10 boats on the course. 6 of those boats will be from Saturday's
    start of ORR 1 and ORR 2, 5 of which have retired, Mr Bill and Cal Maritime joining the retiree list.





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    Published on 03-19-2019 09:31 PM
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    Full story in the morning! Image © Bronny Daniels





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    Published on 03-19-2019 12:00 PM
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    KSL.com Reports

    TOKYO (AP) — Tsunekazu Takeda is stepping down as the president of the Japanese Olympic Committee amid a vote-buying scandal that French investigators suspect helped Tokyo land next year's Olympics.

    Takeda announced Tuesday at the committee's executive board meeting that he will resign when his term ends in June, and he again ...
    Published on 03-19-2019 10:10 AM
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    Overnight, Tom Barkers Swan 60 FD Good Call passed the 3 front runners from ORR 5 with authority
    and is now 9 miles in front with just 91 NM to the finish. The ORR5 Triple threat of Chubasco, Brown Eyed Girl
    and Marisol are currently all locked up with 100 nm to go and each doing 60 knots. Bob Pethick's Rogers 46' Bretwalda3
    is charging hard and taken over 5th for line honors...



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