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    Published on 07-18-2018 01:19 PM
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    Another day, and another series of surprises that continue to impact the rankings in this 20th edition of the Pacific Cup. Seemingly with every check-in, the rankings get shuffled, the pursuing boats make gains and the fleets continue to compress. While a handful of boats looked dominant in their divisions as of yesterday's report, Wednesday morning shows that every single fleet in this ...
    Published on 07-18-2018 11:20 AM
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    New winds yet same class leaders

    Written by Anke Haadsma on July 17, 2018. Posted in News.






    In contrast to the past few days of light shifty winds, today’s superb 12-17 knot southerly breeze made for fast and furious racing on all courses of The Hague Offshore Sailing World Championship 2018. And so even with a later 1300 start today, Principal Race Officer Peter Anink informed everyone two inshore races would held to take advantage of the favorable conditions.

    The southerly breeze combined with a south-flowing flood current brought even more pressure on the ...
    Published on 07-18-2018 10:56 AM
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    Day 18 – Dateline: Rubicon Marina, Lanzarote Canaries. 18. July 2018

    With 6 Boats out already, the 12 remaining sailor carry on, but some will need some tending to ashore....



    Mark Slats - Ohpen Maverick still rolling downwind passed the Cape Verde Islands today, doing 5.2 knots, compared to 3.4 knots for Péché who is closer to the Senegal coast


    As the leading trio of Philippe Péché, Jean-Luc ...
    Published on 07-18-2018 09:38 AM
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    18.07.2018
    Following a 10-day, transatlantic bow-to-bow battle, the IMOCA 60 dominated on the water and took the elapsed time record, while Varuna scored the current top spot in IRC Zero.

    It was the last chapter of an epic 3,500nm transatlantic rivalry between Jens Kellinghusen's Varuna VI, and Boris ...
    Published on 07-18-2018 09:04 AM
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    Mid Pacific Musings From the Deck of Prospector 17 July 2018



    Things are definitely looking up. About 8pm last we put up our big A2 Spinnaker and began sailing downwind after two and a half days of reaching. Wind speeds remains light of the forecast but have picked up to 12-15 knots from 7-10 knots. We are just past the half way mark of the race with less than 1000 nautical miles to go to Kanoehe. At the downwind angles we are now sailing the boat is a lot flatter making life aboard much less acrobatic. It has warmed up significantly and, yes, we have finally broken out our new Prospector ...
    Published on 07-17-2018 05:06 PM
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    While results are not yet official, it looks like Joy Ride will win Vic-Maui 2018 as the 1st Overall based on corrected time. Firefly wins Line Honours and 2nd Overall and Salient takes 3rd Overall.
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    Published on 07-17-2018 11:26 AM
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    Cascais Delivers Vintage Champagne on Day 1 of Rolex TP52 World Championship.
    (Tuesday 17th July, Cascais) – If the first two regattas of the 52 SUPER SERIES season in Croatia were tactical, cerebral and subtle; about moving up and down the gears through small wind variations, choosing the right side of the course and remaining consistent despite big shifts in wind direction; as the Rolex TP52 World Championship started today, Cascais exerted a welcomed reminder of the flip-side of the racing coin – solid winds, surfing waves and big moves that require ...
    Published on 07-17-2018 08:33 AM
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    JULY 17 MORNING RACE REPORT


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    One thing is for certain about the 2018 Pacific Cup; at no point has it ever been a boring race. With constant weather changes, never-ending lead changes, gut-wrenching tactical decisions to be made and huge splits in the fleet as a result, this race is poised to come down to the wire before most, if not all, of the results ...
    Published on 07-16-2018 02:44 PM
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    After over 24 hours of sailing in light air off the Dutch North Sea coast, the opening act of The Hague Offshore Sailing World Championship has concluded and the leaders are now known in each of three classes before the second stage of inshore racing begins tomorrow.

    Scoring has been for a long race of 155 miles for Class A with a scoring gate at 70 miles, and a long race of 135 miles for Classes A and B with a scoring gate at 60 miles. Thus each class ...
    Published on 07-16-2018 08:49 AM
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    Monday morning shows much of the same as Sunday on the leaderboard, but there are some very major developments occurring on the race course which threaten to significantly ...
    Published on 07-15-2018 08:37 AM
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    SUNDAY JULY 15 MORNING UPDATE
    6 AM on Sunday morning July 15 again shows movement all over the leaderboard and all over the race track, with several major developments occurring overnight. Perhaps most importantly, the Wednesday and Thursday starters, who had been going painfully slow since sailing out under the Golden Gate Bridge, have finally hooked into moderate northerly pressure that has them reaching towards Hawaii and putting them on track to make their first respectable daily runs of the ...
    Published on 07-14-2018 03:41 PM
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    ED Retiring From Race After Hitting An Object (All Crew Safe)
    14.07.2018
    Class 40 RED was on their way for repairs in the Azores, when they hit something in the water.

    At 07:07pm UTC, Mathias Müller von Blumencron, Skipper of Class 40 RED, contacted the Race Committee to inform about the incident.

    AAR Race Officer Stefan Kunstmann ...
    Published on 07-14-2018 11:38 AM
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    SATURDAY JULY 14 MORNING REPORT
    As of early Saturday morning, we are seeing movement all over the leaderboard in almost every division, signifying that every fleet is still very close and ripe for the picking. Closest to Hawaii, the first wave of starters has slowed slightly but is still making better comparative speed than any other wave, while the Wednesday and Thursday starters have again slowed to a crawl. Friday's wave of July 13 starting big boats appear to have ironically found a bit of a good luck as the weather system has evolved from 24 hours ago and looks to potentially ...
    Published on 07-13-2018 12:02 PM
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    The fleet of Golden Globe Sailors are making their way through the Canaries and dropping off film from
    stills and old school video, the old fashioned way, provind crews with some human interaction and the GGR crew
    a chance to capture some media images and film of their own!


    DRAMA: Philippe Péché sacrifices a 4 hour lead with navigation mistake at first Gate of Lanzarote
    Mark Slats closes gap to 9 miles
    Jean-Luc Van Den Heede is third







    Gregor ...