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    Published on 03-29-2017 01:30 PM
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    Young Olympic Talent Emerging, Earning Their Time in the Sun

    28 March 2017

    A perfect day of three wins in the 49er FX fleet sees Germany’s Victoria Jurczok and Anika Lorenz sitting 30 points clear at the head of the Women’s Skiff class after nine races at Mallorca’s Trofeo Princesa Sofía IBEROSTAR

    Club Nàutic S'Arenal
    49er FX - Victoria Jurczok and Anika Lorenz (GER)
    In Zamami on the Kerama Islands where they sail, ...
    Published on 03-28-2017 05:58 PM
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    1st images coming in now from the damage done by Cyclone Debbie in Queensland Australia...


    AUTHORITIES are trying to get drinking water and food to areas devastated by Cyclone Debbie, as tourists tell of being desperate to get out.

    More than 63,000 homes are without power, including in Mackay, Sarina, Airlie Beach and Proserpine and people stranded in the region have been told to expect more heavy rain and power shortages for days.

    Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said there was a lot of structural damage across the Whitsundays and the government was prioritising getting water to Daydream Island, where about 200 holiday-makers and 100 staff are running short.

    Efforts were ...
    Published on 03-28-2017 01:58 PM
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    From a funky first day of racing when the promising solid morning breeze evaporated to become difficult, shifty and unsettled and then disappeared, it was a return to business as usual for the second day of competition at the 48th edition of the Trofeo Princesa Sofía IBEROSTAR regatta.
    The Bay of Palma was blessed by the reliable light Embat sea breeze which filled in on cue to keep the 10 classes racing on, or close to schedule.

    Published on 03-28-2017 12:14 PM
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    Kurt Hoehne's Sailish.com write up
    on the grand finale of the Center Sound Series season ending finale: The Three Tree Point Regatta

    all photos © Jan's Marine Pix

    CYC’s Center Sound Series wrapped up with a gorgeous Three Tree Point Race on Saturday. The course, however, didn’t ever get near Three Tree Point as it was shortened to Shilshole-Alki-Meadowpoint-finish. The southerly stayed in the 12-16 ...
    Published on 03-28-2017 09:15 AM
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    Well Mexico. What a place. I can't see why Trump gets so worked up. The weather is amazing, the kiting is amazing, the food is amazing and the speed limits are ignored. Being a bit of a woos I started the first race yesterday on my 13m R1V2 in about 12 knots. By the end it was about 7 knots so after finishing it was into the beach to change up to the 17. By beach I mean lovely sandy beach just by the race area. Oh and about 27 deg incase you were wondering.

    Plus the sand does not get too hot. Race 2 went much better being ...
    Published on 03-27-2017 02:14 PM
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    For many of the 833 sailors racing at the Trofeo Princesa Sofía IBEROSTAR opening day of what is effectively the start of the new four year Olympic cycle of European regattas brings a unique excitement. For the seasoned campaigners who made it to Rio, and for those who didn't, being back in their boat, fully engaged in the white heat of competition, racing on the renowned Bay of Palma is the perfect reminder of the enduring appeal of Olympic class racing. Indeed, for the majority, ...
    Published on 03-27-2017 10:37 AM
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    You recall the Salvage At Saba last week
    when a yacht was pulled off the rocks off St Maarten. The aftermath is pretty painful to look at:

    Published on 03-27-2017 09:40 AM
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    "Race report: Very nice day. Good wind. Hilarious finish"

    Brian Boschma Olson 34' Redsky

    Now that we have that formality out of the way....

    Memo Gidley& Mary Gidley take Division 11 on the Elliot 10 Basic Instinct

    With mostly sunny skies and a nice NW seabreeze in the low teens at the start of the race, Course 1 is selected by the officials
    with whistles, horns and guns... And 18 nm tour of the Central Bay....

    From the Start, to Little Harding buoy (G “1” Fl G 4s), leaving it to port,
    then to Blossom Rock buoy (GR “BR” Fl (2+1) G 6s BELL), leaving it to starboard,
    then to Crissy Field ...
    Published on 03-27-2017 08:15 AM
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    St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. The St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR) proved its reputation as the ‘Crown Jewel of Caribbean Yacht Racing’ by superbly delivering on its signature mix of round the rocks and round the buoy courses on the event’s second day of competition. What’s more, 6 to 8 foot seas off the island’s east end, gusts blowing to 20 to 25 knots and a mix of rain and sun all added to the fun.

    “The windward-leeward ...
    Published on 03-27-2017 08:03 AM
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    Evening All,

    Well in the early hours of the morning the storm started to abate but the swell continued to build until I was rocking and rolling in 6-7 meter waves. I ended up going to bed around 8am and by that stage the winds were averaging 20 knots from ...
    Published on 03-24-2017 09:13 AM
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    Most of last night I had winds of 10 knots so I decided to keep the No 1 jib out and the full main sail even though I was looking at going to bed. I did end up setting a wind alarm on the B and G display to let me know if the winds were over 17 knots. This is the upper wind range of my no 1 head sail so I wanted to make sure that I would ...
    Published on 03-24-2017 09:00 AM
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    Perth, Australia (March 24th, 2017) – Local skipper Matt Jerwood certainly overplayed the anxiety card on his way to becoming the third Western Australian skipper to make it through to the semi-finals of Match Cup Australia, the first event on the 2017 World Match Racing Tour.

    Earlier in the day David Gilmour had gone through 3 – 1 against US Virgin Islander Taylor Canfield, ...
    Published on 03-21-2017 10:57 AM
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    The 2016-2017 Vendée Globe, a hugely popular event and media success

    The results of the 2016-2017 Vendée Globe show huge increases everywhere: many more people attending the event, unprecedented media coverage and feedback, a record level of international coverage without talking about the very positive race outcome in terms of the rankings. With 29 skippers lining up, 18 were ranked, which is a record number in the history of the Vendée Globe

    With 29 skippers setting sail and 10 nations represented, the 8th Vendée Globe offered a wide range of projects, showing once again the increasing interest of the general public for a race, which brings together sporting performance, technological challenge and human endeavour. This Vendée Globe DNA has over thirty years contributed to the legend of the event.

    In terms of visitor numbers, the last Vendée Globe beat all the records, with 2,250,000 visitors attending (1.5 ...
    Published on 03-21-2017 09:02 AM
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    Vestas 11th Hour Racing launch Volvo Ocean Race campaign with sustainability message

    Vestas are returning to the Volvo Ocean Race for a second consecutive edition, after launching their 2017-18 campaign in partnership with 11th Hour Racing at simultaneous events in Newport, Rhode Island and Aarhus – where it was also announced that the fleet will make a 'fly by' of the Danish city on the final leg ...