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    Published on 08-21-2017 04:38 PM
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    Historic Six Strong J Class Line Up for Inaugural World Championship in Newport

    In the long and storied history of the J Class, Newport Rhode Island is a very special place. It was when the event moved from New York City to Narrangansett Bay for the 1930 regatta that the America's Cup was first raced for the very first time in J Class yachts. The Vanderbilt syndicate's Enterprise prevailed against Shamrock V. Harold S Vanderbilt won again in the colours of the New York Yacht ...
    Published on 08-21-2017 04:13 PM
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    Over the weekend, the 2017 US National Championships (clicky) were decided in Newport, R.I. and the winning
    team, Pacific Yankee took home the title as well as some momentum heading in to the 2017 Melges
    Worlds, also to be held in Newport in the 1st week on October. We tracked down Drew Freides for some insight into
    his program and whats involved at this level of competition:
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    Published on 08-21-2017 10:05 AM
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    "Diurnal in nature, the sea lemur has a primary diet of gummy bears, mahi, and chicken flavored cup-o-noodles. In its natural environment, the sea lemur can be spotted napping, ...
    Published on 08-21-2017 09:47 AM
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    Some gorgious imagery via the lens of Carlo Borlenghi as the J-Class yachts gather in Newport ahead of the
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    Published on 08-21-2017 09:15 AM



    Manouch Moshayedi put together a nice video of RIO 100's 2017 Transpac,
    originally only available in FB format, but now avaiable ...
    Published on 08-20-2017 04:51 PM
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    The biggest ever edition of the Clipper Race, got underway on the River Mersey, Liverpool, today, in front of thousands of spectators, and was nothing short of spectacular.

    The day started with crew farewell ceremonies with family, friends and supporters looking on from the Albert Dock colonnades as each team had their moment on stage before all 247 crew members boarded their yachts, ready to leave land behind for approximately ...
    Published on 08-20-2017 11:05 AM
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    Racing began on day one of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2017 in idyllic conditions, excited and some nervous crews facing the prospect of a 25-30 knot sou’easters and strong tide making for a wild downwind run from the narrow start in Dent Passage.

    The fleet handled the fresh conditions over the 24 nautical mile course, 19 miles for the non-spinnaker, trailable and some cruising divisions, just the odd incident including a man overboard and recovery on ...
    Published on 08-20-2017 10:55 AM
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    SAN DIEGO (August 20, 2017) Saturday was an exciting last day of the 2017 Etchells North American Championship hosted by San Diego Yacht Club (SDYC) and Etchells Fleet 13. Twenty-nine teams completed the last two races in Coronado Roads, culminating in a new North American Champion after eight races total.

    Saturday's last race was by far the most exciting of the event. Almost all races prior had a commanding leader, clearly out in front of the fleet. Alternatively, ...
    Published on 08-19-2017 08:15 AM
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    Cool and foggy giving way to scattered sunshite with a generous ebb gave crews of the 2017 Aldo Alessio Regatta
    a good 3 hour workout on SF Bay and s bit of ocean as well. The 1st leg took the fleet to Bonita then back in the
    Bay. Winds picked up into the low 20's and currents provided a nice challenge and ...
    Published on 08-18-2017 09:09 AM
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    Etchells North Americans Begins with Camet Leading

    SAN DIEGO (August 18, 2017) The first day of the 2017 Etchells North American Championship was a true textbook definition of champagne sailing. The talent of the twenty-nine boat fleet was apparent as competitors took to the waters for the first part of the three day long battle for the title of Etchells North American Champion.

    Race Committee ran three races in Coronado Roads in sunny, warm weather complete with the San Diego skyline as a stunning ...
    Published on 08-18-2017 08:23 AM
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    With the news of one of the stalwarts of the TP52 Class signing on to join in with the PAC 52 class for the 2017
    Championship Race in San Francisco and the 2018 season, we asked Tom Wilson, Gladiator Project Manager a few questions
    to get us up to speed:

    Team Gladiator

    PD: Tom, tell us a bit about the Team Gladiator Project? How long the group has been together, it's nucleaus and prior projects?

    TW: Tony (the owner) started competitive sailing ...
    Published on 08-16-2017 03:45 PM
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    As the world´s best 8 metre sailors gather together at the waterside, the late summer conditions could hardly be better at Hankř.
    Clear sky and slightly above 20 degrees welcome the participants of this year´s 8 Metre World Cup at Hankř Yacht Club tonight. After two days of tune up races during the weekend, the official World cups kicked off on Monday 14. The first warning signals will be at 1200 every day during the race week. 28 yachts from nine nations, including H.M King Harald of Norway ´s "Sira", will be fighthing on the water to win the World Cup Trophee ...
    Published on 08-16-2017 08:47 AM
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    Ugo Fonolla/Volvo Ocean Race

    Spanish team MAPFRE completed overall Leg Zero victory in the early hours of Wednesday (16 August) and struck the first psychological blow in the build-up to the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18.

    But what the Leg Zero series of qualifiers confirmed above all is that all the teams boasting race experience and/or preparation time are extremely closely matched.

    The newer teams know they have more work to do, but there are still plenty of positives to take from the ...
    Published on 08-15-2017 10:27 AM
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    Setting off at 4am on Wednesday 9th August Ollie Hill, Ella Lance and Joshua Davies attempted to break the 30-year-old record of 13 hours and 55 minutes for going around the Isle of Wight in Optimist dinghies. The previous record was set ...