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    Published on 06-23-2017 04:47 PM
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    IRC Nationals fleet licking their wounds after tough opening day!

    With the southwesterly piping up to 30 knots in the final race, the RORC IRC Nationals got off to a brisk start on the Solent today with two windward-leewards followed by a round the cans race.

    Appropriately, given this is an annual championship for Royal Ocean Racing Club's rating rule, it is a mix of both the newest boats and the very oldest, that lead at the conclusion of day one.

    all photos © Paul Wyeth/pwpictures.com
    Published on 06-23-2017 09:46 AM
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    Andy Soriano's British entry Alegre suffers a gravity storm during today's racing in Porto Cervo
    and a resulting drop in standings as well. Alegre was tied for 3rd with SLED and Provezza before today's
    racing, and the resulting mast breakage hurts in more than one way. Full report shortly...

    In the mean time, please enjoy the video highlights from Day 2:

    Better Never Stops
    Wednesday's transgression may be two days behind them. Today they climbed to the top of the Porto Cervo 52 SUPER ...
    Published on 06-23-2017 09:14 AM
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    Howie Hamlin and Andy Zinn have cleaned up at the 2017 5o5 North American's in Buzzards Bay.
    The pair's 3rd such victory in 4 years. Howie now 64 and Andy a mere 43, remain a force in the
    classic high performance dinghies even today, despite sailing against sailors often 20 plus years their juniors.
    With a wide variety of conditions, they managed to take 5 bullets and a pair of deuces in the 9 race event.

    When asked how they manage to succeed, Howie indicates "Time on the boat. There are no shortcuts and it takes preparation,
    practice and boat handling, simply put" Howie and Andy travel near and far to compete ...
    Published on 06-22-2017 02:12 PM
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    Well last night the barometer plummeted to 970 mb at its lowest so I must have been quite close to the centre of the low-pressure system. My efforts of sailing south for all of yesterday ...
    Published on 06-22-2017 01:51 PM
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    Rán Racing On Top of 52 SUPER SERIES Roller Coaster

    (Thursday 22nd June, Porto Cervo) – For two of the 2017 season's top 52 SUPER SERIES teams the familiar waters of Porto Cervo, Sardinia have been something of an emotional rollercoaster. The oft heard cliché that so competitive is the 52 SUPER SERIES fleet right now that one day you are in the penthouse, seemingly unstoppable, then, severely punished for the smallest of mistakes, you are languishing on the pavement.

    On Day 1 of the Porto Cervo 52 SUPER SERIES Audi Sailing Week the defending 2016 champions Quantum Racing finished rock ...
    Published on 06-21-2017 03:54 PM
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    Seems like just yesterday a group of crazy sailors proposed a race from Cascade Locks, 42 miles
    upriver and downhill to The Dalles through the Columbia ...
    Published on 06-21-2017 03:00 PM
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    Let's Go Racing Already!

    When the AP flag was taken down to finally mark the start of Block Island Race Week 2017, it was like watching schoolchildren being let out for recess. Sailors who had waited 1 ½ days to go racing rushed down the docks, hopped aboard their boats and couldn’t wait to cast off the lines.

    Thick fog that blew in late Saturday and refused to leave forced cancellation of Monday’s racing and delayed Tuesday’s attempt to get things going. At long last, the fog lifted around noon and race committee chairman announced that one start would be held for all courses beginning at 2 p.m.

    As it turns out, the fog had not ...
    Published on 06-21-2017 10:20 AM
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    13 year old David Little of the Stockton Sailing Club has been advancing his sailing skills
    as well a his command of drones. David and SSC member Marvin McDougal spent the day of the Ditch Run chasing the fleet
    via land and sky. 1st at Pittsburg and then an undisclosed area closer to the SSC.

    David's ...
    Published on 06-20-2017 09:01 AM
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    In the historic first ever America's Cup J Class Regatta in Bermuda three different crews won races on the opening day. Just one point separates the top two boats, Hanuman and Ranger on seven apiece with Lionheart poised for three way final day showdown on eight.

    The record fleet of seven J Class yachts, the biggest ever mustered in the 87 year history of the class, may have been forced to wait an extra few days after Friday's opening races fell victim to winds which were too light and ...
    Published on 06-19-2017 10:21 AM
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    Leg 1 - a rough night

    I take out some taboule and proceed with eating my dinner - the fleet has rounded the mark G I am still miles away from which is quite disheartening - I really took a hit in the Gironde. I also know that we will have some heavy weather and the directive I got was 'after you round BXA and you are on your way to the most windward mark of the course, once the wind is up around 20, drop down to your Solent (aka jib). I will just monitor. I am able to fly the kite to mark G so I do. Things quiet down and the wind is now down which make for serene conditions.

    I can't help thinking that I am ...
    Published on 06-18-2017 12:51 PM
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    Saturday morning at 9:30 am HST, June 17, 2017, Hōkūle‘a along with sister-ship Hikianalia returned home to Hawaii after a three-year worldwide voyage. Their tour ...
    Published on 06-15-2017 09:04 AM
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    Neck And Neck! The Corsair 31 TEAM BIG BRODERNA has caught up to the Melvin custom 8.5 meter trimaran Team Pure And Wild Freeburd

    Looks like Tripp, Chris & Trevor ...
    Published on 06-14-2017 03:54 PM
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    2017 Stage 2, Day 2: Groundings, grindings, and a creative curve ball
    The hour hand’s third and fourth laps around the R2AK have been both eventful and deceptive. Looking at the ...
    Published on 06-14-2017 02:30 PM
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    Latest (Abbreviated) On the Water Report from Tripp via broken connection at 1150-

    We are through Bella Bella ...