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    Published on 10-13-2019 12:07 PM
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    The denouement of the first leg of the Mini-Transat La Boulangère is imminent in the prototype category! At 15:00 UTC this Sunday, François Jambou was just 30 miles from the finish in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Tanguy Bouroullec and Axel Tréhin were respectively 15 and 25 miles shy of the leader. François Jambou is expected on the finish line from 19:00 UTC. This estimate is subject to change given the very light wind ...
    Published on 10-13-2019 10:20 AM
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    After two, marginal light wind days, blue skies over the Bay of Palma on Friday turned up the heat and turned on the breeze that makes this such a renowned racing arena. In turn the action in the Swan One Design fleet hotted up, with a day of drama as fortunes twisted and turned over the course of three races. Boats of the day were Skorpios (Dmitry Rybolovlev, RUS) in ClubSwan 50, Blue Nights (Tea Ekengren-Sauren, FIN) in Swan 45, Mela (Andrea Rossi, ITA) in ClubSwan 42 and Thirty-Six (Riccardo ...
    Published on 10-12-2019 01:35 PM
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    The Annual slightly offshore 145 nm race from Galveston to Corpus Christi along the Texas Shore line
    was rudely interrupted Friday night and early Saturday morning as a more powerful that projected
    cold front descended of the water with 131 boats registered. 2 boats require USCG Rescue ...
    Published on 10-11-2019 12:30 PM
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    Less than two days till the verdict!



    The leaders in the Mini-Transat La Boulangère have passed the latitude of Madeira this evening. Though they can almost glimpse the finish of this first leg to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the end of the course promises to be a bit of a struggle in light airs. The first ETAs are likely from Sunday morning. For now, François Jambou (prototype) and Ambrogio Beccaria (production boat) are holding rank up front. Astern, numerous competitors are lamenting technical woes, which are more or less complicated to deal ...
    Published on 10-11-2019 10:04 AM
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    October 11th, 2019



    Maserati Multi 70 and Giovanni Soldini are ready for the 9th edition of the Hong Kong to Vietnam Race

    The regatta will start on October 16th at 11.10 local time

    Aboard Maserati Multi 70 Giovanni Soldini is sailing with a 6-man crew, among which is Lorenzo Jovanotti Cherubini



    Maserati Multi 70 and Giovanni Soldini are ...
    Published on 10-11-2019 08:37 AM
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    The breeze pushes hard in Villasimius and Maidollis climbs on top of the standings

    The race course of Villasimius changes shape again and, after the no race of yesterday, today it welcomes the sailors with steady and increasing Southerly breeze that reached gusts of over 20 knots, very close to the maximum limit of the Melges 24 Class.






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    Published on 10-10-2019 10:29 AM
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    The sailors’ versatility put to the test




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    The competitors in the Mini-Transat La Boulangère have now been at sea for over five days and they’ve already seen it in a vast array of colours. After a long run in meaty conditions, the wind has eased slight this Thursday, treating some of the sailors to a little respite. However, this reprieve will be short-lived. Indeed, another obstacle is looming over the final section of the course since a ridge of high pressure is sprawled across the path of the ...
    Published on 10-09-2019 01:59 PM
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    The second edition of The Nations Trophy kicked off today; all four classes ticking off one race from the scheduled nine. Racing started three hours late and, while it was long, it was a worthwhile wait. When the fickle breeze in the Bay of Palma stabilized sufficiently, the Real Club Nautico de Palma race team, led by Ariane Mainemare, was swift in laying the course and getting the 41-boat fleet away. Cream of the crop were: Ross Warburton’s Perhonen (ClubSwan 50, GBR), Javier Padron’s Michelle (Swan 45, ESP), Andrea Rossi’s Mela (ClubSwan 42, ITA) and Riccardo Ferragamo’s ...
    Published on 10-08-2019 10:00 AM
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    The competitors of the Mini-Transat La Boulangère finish with a demanding crossing of the Bay of Biscay. They enter the second major phase of the course, which is not the least exhilarating as the next few days will be at full speed. Virtually all competitors pass through the DST Cape Finisterre, aside from four sailors attempting a potentially lucrative "Wild West" option. Two sailors are forced to technical stopovers, Joe Lacey (Gijon) and Jonathan Chodkiewiez (A Coruña). In proto, ...
    Published on 10-07-2019 11:45 AM
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    Still 87 at sea, technical pit stop for Briton Joe Lacey




    On the third day of racing, the 87 sailors in the Mini-Transat La Boulangère are all still at sea, led this evening by Axel Tréhin (prototype) and Ambrogio Beccaria (production). However, it’s not great news for the Briton Joe Lacey, whose diverting to Gijón where he’ll attempt to resolve his energy issues. The rest of the fleet is on a beat to Cape Finisterre, which ...
    Published on 10-07-2019 10:26 AM
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    The DEM’s Division of Law Enforcement Marine Unit is responsible for investigating the boat crash that killed Sandra G. Tartaglino, 60, of Tiverton.

    NEWPORT — A decision on whether the driver of the powerboat that collided with a sailboat in Narragansett Bay in August— resulting in one fatality— ...
    Published on 10-07-2019 09:32 AM
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    October 5, 2019

    Days at Sea: 301
    Days Since Departure: 369

    Noon Position: 45 53N 130 56W
    Course(t)/Speed(kts): E 6
    Wind(t/tws): SExS 10+
    Sea(t/ft): SE 3
    Sky/10ths Cover: Overcast (but no rain) 10
    Bar(mb): 1027, rising slowly
    On-deck Temp(f): 66
    Cabin Temp(f): 70
    Water Temp(f): 62
    Relative Humidity(%): 73
    Magnetic Variation: 15.7

    Sail: Main and working jib, one reef (no need for speed in this direction); close reaching

    Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good (nm): 128
    Miles since departure: 38,377

    The rain that fell lightly but without remission all yesterday and last night finally eased to a drizzle by breakfast and then dried up altogether before noon. However, the S wind we’ve had for two days shows no signs of following suit.

    By now we’ve run our easting down and are not in need of more. In fact, with a mere 250 miles remaining between Mo and the Oregon coast, I’m wondering if I should heave to. I’ve been on that coast. There are no all-weather hiding spots that are not also bar harbors, and of those there are few.

    Once, when sailing home from Alaska late in the year, I decided to harbor-hop ...
    Published on 10-06-2019 09:47 AM
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    While some may claim beginners luck, the first place team, Far Niente, of the 2019 Farr 40 World Championship earned their win with an amazing team and by going back to the fundamentals.

    Brand new to the Farr 40 class, Vince Brun and Drew Freides, Far Niente co-owners, have only been sailing in the fleet for 10 days prior to taking the win in Long Beach, California this week from Wednesday, October 2 to Saturday, October 5, 2019.

    Drew Freides commented on their win. “It was a learning experience the entire way. This ...
    Published on 10-05-2019 10:09 AM
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    THE MINI-TRANSAT 2019 SETS SAIL. THE OPEN OCEAN AT LAST!


    This Saturday 5 October, at 10:38 hours, the 87 sailors competing in the Mini-Transat La Boulangère set sail from La Rochelle on the first leg to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Though the event kicked off in very manageable conditions, the competitors will face a few obstacles throughout the 1,350-mile course, starting with the initial passage of a front tonight.

    Walking the dock of the Bassin des Chalutiers ...