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    Published on 02-20-2018 11:15 AM
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    2018 CYC Mid Winters February
    The February edition of the Corinthian YC’s Party Circuit Regatta came in like a rabbit and marched out like a Rhino. A stampeding herd of Rhinos.




    Saturday’s warm sunshine and building westerly ushered out what had been a near 2-week sabbatical from winter for Northern California residents. Temps in the 70’s during the day with cool crisp nights had many swapping out their coats and dungarees for shorts and tee shirts.


    Saturdays ...
    Published on 02-20-2018 10:14 AM
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    Guts and a glimmer of glory
    Posted in News 2018




    The strong conditions experienced at the start of the RORC Caribbean 600 continued through the first night.

    At 06:00 AST on 20 February 12 yachts have officially retired from the race. Reports of wind speed in the region of 30 knots, with gusts of up to 40 knots ...
    Published on 02-20-2018 08:32 AM
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    Greg Slyngstad's American Bieker 53 multihull Fujin has capsized during the RORC Caribbean 600. All eight crew are safe.

    Stephen Cucchiaro's Gunboat 60 Flow stood by until ...
    Published on 02-19-2018 11:20 AM
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    It's all about pressure as the week opens. On Monday, the Leg 6 rankings show big gains for the back markers, but the wind pressure has returned for the leaders, who have held firm...



    It will have been a massively stressful 24 hours for the leading pair on Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race to Auckland, New Zealand.

    As team AkzoNobel and Scallywag bumped up against ...
    Published on 02-19-2018 10:40 AM
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    After passing the latitude of Gibraltar (36° N) last night, Maserati Multi 70 tacked and started heading towards the coasts of Portugal. For the skipper Giovanni Soldini ...
    Published on 02-18-2018 02:39 PM
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    The Mills 68 Prospector completed the course in 6:43:14, 2 hours and 20 minute plus ahead of nearest boat.
    For more info on her Clicky


    San Diego, CA (February 17, 2018) For the ninth year, San Diego Yacht Club and Newport Harbor Yacht Club hosted the 130nm Islands Race on February 16 and 17. Kicking off the 2018 offshore racing season in Southern ...
    Published on 02-18-2018 12:24 PM
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    The generally benign conditions one expects for the the Toliva Shoals race, the 3rd and longest event
    in the 4 race of the Southern Sound Series, was anything BUT benign this year. As suggested by
    by Bruce Hedrick in his analysis:

    Oh boy, you better sit down and get out the AED because you almost never see these three words in the same sentence: Toliva Shoal and Breezy!
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    Published on 02-16-2018 03:43 PM
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    Gains and losses mark the rankings on Friday as the Volvo Ocean Race fleet hits the doldrums...

    Team AkzoNobel is looking to get an early start on the weekend, making a serious bid to be first out of the doldrums on Friday afternoon.








    The team is now furthest south in the fleet and is beginning to pick up the westerly breeze that would indicate they’re past the worst of the ...
    Published on 02-16-2018 02:57 PM
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    SAN PEDRO, Calif. — A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued three people and their cat from a vessel taking on water approximately six nautical miles west of Point Piedras Blancas Monday.

    The ...
    Published on 02-16-2018 11:15 AM
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    At 10 UTC, Maserati Multi 70 is sailing at 14 knots off the Mauritania, at about 200 miles to the south of the Canary Islands. In the last 24 hours, the trimaran has followed a parallel route ...
    Published on 02-15-2018 04:30 PM
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    Our boat is now in the process of being repaired. A new bow section built by Persico Marine has arrived in Auckland and will be fitted into the V065 hull.

    Photo: Virgilio Fidanza / Brendon ...
    Published on 02-15-2018 12:53 PM
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    Fugitive pirate involved in Sir Peter Blake's murder caught after 15 years on the run

    The New Zealand Herald Reports



    One of the fugitive killers of record-breaking yachtsman Sir Peter Blake has been captured by police after more than 15 years on the run.

    Jose Irandir Cardoso was arrested after military police who intercepted him at a routine stop on the ...
    Published on 02-15-2018 12:34 PM
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    82 Boats sailing across the Atlantic, double handed and singlehanded, originating in Barcelona and Lorient with a group restart in Madeira then finishing in Martinique.
    Production boats and all sailors must be 40 years or older.


    They call it the Transquadra The 40 Year Old Transatlantic




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    Last Sunday, my 11 year old daughter competed in a local indoor track meet. There were a ton of kids there of all ages competing in everything from the 100 meter dash to the 200 meter relay to the shot put to the long jump to the pole vault. Mollie ran the mile crossing the finish line in 6:35; not too bad considering she hasn’t been training.

    The meet was billed as an “all comers” meet meaning that it was open to everyone, kids and adults alike. As a runner myself, I’ve competed in plenty of road-races where it’s common to see people who are well into their 70s and even their 80s truckin’ along in good style. I was surprised however when a group of mature and seasoned hurdlers stepped to the starting line and blasted down the track leaping along like a group of high-schoolers. It was a wonderful thing to see and proves the point that you’re only as old as you feel.

    Like those older hurdlers, the Transquadra race is reserved ...
    Published on 02-15-2018 10:46 AM
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    West not the best as AkzoNobel consolidates lead
    The two teams furthest to the west, Scallywag and AkzoNobel have sacrificed some miles to get east and more in line with the rest of the fleet...
    As the Volvo Ocean Race fleet lines up on approach to the Doldrums, it is clear that the boats further to the east are sailing a faster angle and making gains.

    Scallywag and team AkzoNobel, both of whom cut the corner on the right hand turn a few days ago, are now paying the price. Both have sacrificed ...