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    Published on 10-21-2019 02:54 PM
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    IF you were caught up doing pumpkin type activities or busy winterizing the abode like some of us and were not out and about this weekend,
    here are some things you might have missed:

    Randall Reeves sailed into the Bay on Saturday and received a hero's welcome at the Sausalito Yacht Club, even mad the frontg page
    of the SF Chronicle AND CNN Travel



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    On Friday The Red Bull Heavy Water SUP contest was ran. Opposite of the the last event, the SUPers started at Aquatic Park and ...
    Published on 10-21-2019 09:28 AM
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    2019 | Rolex Middle Sea Race - Day 3 AM

    21 October 0900 CEST DAY 3 AM Report

    Rambler turns south – snakes and ladders for the fleet north of Sicily

    George David's Rambler (USA) is cutting a lonely figure at the front of the 113-boat fleet. The American Maxi is 75nm ahead, having passed San Vito Lo Capo at dawn on the third day of the Rolex Middle Sea Race. During the night, Rambler managed to keep going, but only just, taking over 13 hours to sail from Stromboli to the promontory on the northwest corner of Sicily. Rambler is expected to speed up as she rounds the corner at Favignana and starts sailing to the west of Sicily and down towards Pantelleria. Stronger winds in ...
    Published on 10-21-2019 09:05 AM
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    Francis Joyon and his maxi trimaran IDEC-SPORT have got off to the finest of starts in their latest challenge, the Mauritius Route, an attempt to beat the record set by IDEC SPORT ten years ago between Port Louis (Morbihan) ...
    Published on 10-19-2019 04:22 PM
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    October 19, 2019
    2019 | 40th Race Underway
    The 2019 Rolex Middle Sea Race, the 40th edition of the 606nm classic offshore, set off from Grand Harbour today. A fleet of 113 yachts, separated into seven starts, were wafted on their way by a very gentle northerly breeze that sent cat’s paws across the harbour, and left plenty of traps for the unsuspecting. No matter, for the competitors – both professional and Corinthian – the start is just the beginning of a challenge that is not meant to be easy.


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    By 17:00 CEST, the fleet was making slow progress en route towards ...
    Published on 10-19-2019 03:55 PM
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    Francis Joyon set off this morning on his attempt at the Mauritius Route record between Port Louis (Brittany) and Port Louis (Mauritius). At 0911hrs UTC on Saturday 19th October, the skipper of IDEC SPORT crossed the start line off the Citadel of Port Louis (Morbihan). Ahead of the boat, a complicated 8,800-mile long solo voyage to ...
    Published on 10-18-2019 12:27 PM
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    Spotted off in the bay of quiberon, our trio Brest Atlantiques in full training... we'll have to be at the top level because the plateau of the race is exceptional.

    Brest Atlantiques, whose start ...
    Published on 10-17-2019 02:30 PM
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    Orma 60' SHK Scallywag Fuku and Maserati Mod 70 both anielated the 2015 Hong Kong to Vietnam
    record set in 2015 by Syd Fischer's Ragamuffin 100' of 1 Day 18 h 17 m 24 s.
    Scallywag setting the new mark of 1D 6h 9m 22s and was followed closely by Maserati with a time of 1D 7h 47m 53s

    It's worth noting that the race almost did not happen as tensions about ...
    Published on 10-17-2019 11:20 AM
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    Francis Joyon has just moved to code amber, as he can see a favourable weather opportunity in the next 48 hours. He may set off on his attempt at the solo Mauritius Route record between Port Louis (Brittany) and Port Louis (Mauritius) on Saturday. This is the first ...
    Published on 10-17-2019 10:20 AM
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    85 2.4 Meters from around the world are mixing it up In The Gulf Of Genova at the 2019 2.4mR Worlds hosted by the Yacht Club Italiano,
    A qualifier for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Day 1 was cancelled due to too much wind but the past two days have brought great conditions.



    2.4 mR World Championship - Day 3

    Tricky day for the Race Committee of the 2.4 World Championship in Genoa. 2 races disputed today in rather variable conditions, ...
    Published on 10-16-2019 08:31 AM
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    Itajaí returns as host city for The Ocean Race

    Brazilian city to host The Ocean Race fleet in 2021-22 edition of the event...




    The Ocean Race 2021-22 will stop in Itajaí, Brazil, marking the fourth consecutive time the city on the Santa Catarina coastline will host the iconic event.

    In 2017-18, ...
    Published on 10-16-2019 08:18 AM
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    After a stop-start week of competition, on finals’ day there was no holding back for American Daniela Moroz, who stormed to victory in the women’s Kitefoil Racing.

    The four-time and defending Formula Kite world champion dominated all ...
    Published on 10-15-2019 03:45 PM

    The boat builder behind some of the Sydney to Hobart's most memorable finishes has been rocked by accusations of sabotaged relationships and shoddy craftsmanship in a director feud that spilled into the Federal Court.

    Acrimonious infighting erupted at McConaghy Boats - whose website describes it as the iconic race's "most successful builder" behind yachts ...
    Published on 10-15-2019 02:24 PM
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    Angie Liebert has been sailing with the Express 27 and Motorcycle Irene with cohort Will Paxton for some 20 years and in that time has accrued 4 National Titles, last year for the 1st time she ventured into the Express 37' fleet for the 1st time, sailing the Nationals aboard Limitless, but they came up just short, winning the e-37 Nationals but 2nd ...
    Published on 10-15-2019 10:52 AM
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    Between now and the start of the Transat Jacques Vabre, which begins in Le Havre on Sunday 27th October, the IMOCA class has decided to share with you some portraits of the unusual, unlikely and surprising pairs that have come together ...