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    Published on 02-27-2021 12:07 AM
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    The 52 SUPER SERIES Follows Responsible Approach And Reschedules 2021 Season And Venues
    (Friday 26th February, 2021) – With the prospect of being unable to run the early season events to an appropriate standard and have them properly accessible ...
    Published on 02-24-2021 01:12 PM
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    Manouch Moshayedi's former Pac 52' RIO was recently sold and has relocated in Australia
    where she can compete with other 52's with a new owner and change of scenery:

    An exciting front-of-the-fleet battle is taking shape for the 2021 Teakle Classic Adelaide to Port Lincoln Yacht Race with ...
    Published on 02-24-2021 11:50 AM
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    TowBoatUS San Francisco Bay & Delta is at Alameda Point, Alameda, California.

    "We recovered a badly damaged 33' sailboat off the rocks of the Alameda Rock Wall."
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    Published on 02-23-2021 05:38 PM
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    After postponing the January Mid Winters due to the pandemic shutdown, the CYC February regatta became the default race 1&2
    with plans for a follow up the on the weekend of March 6th & 7th to become races 3 & 4...

    The weather gods smiled favorably on the event, with the last of a series of weak systems rolling in and out of the area late Friday and early Saturday.
    Behind the system, a significant northerly ...
    Published on 02-19-2021 02:50 PM
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    The first edition of The Ocean Race Europe will finish in Genova, Italy in June.

    The historic maritime city is already the home of The Grand Finale - the finish of the next edition of round the world race ...
    Published on 02-18-2021 05:18 PM
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    © Caroline Chaney/Facebook The roof of a dock sits collapsed in Blue Turtle Bay Marina in Old Hickory, Tenn., Feb. 18, 2021.


    12 rescued from houseboats after winter storm causes dock collapse

    A dozen people were ...
    Published on 02-18-2021 12:31 PM
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    The Valentines Day Eve events for the Berkeley Yacht Club and Regatta Pro Mid Winters was sailed on Saturday Feb 13th
    in very fine conditions, and had very fine people in all the boats. A low pressure event had passed through early in the morning, giving
    way the clearing NW winds and brilliant sun dashed with a passing cloud or two. The BYC utilized a closer to shore event with the leeward mark
    on the circle proper and the windward mark just south of the Richmond break water. With this being the final event for the ...
    Published on 02-16-2021 03:30 PM
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    The Foule Douce sinks in Richardson Bay off Sausalito, Feb. 14, 2021. (RBRA)


    SAUSALITO (CBS SF) — A boater was rescued after an explosion aboard a sailboat anchored in San Francisco Bay sank the vessel in waters off the ...
    Published on 02-11-2021 12:14 PM
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    French IMOCA team will join inaugural edition of new event



    Nicolas Troussel training on board the IMOCA Corum L'Épargne.
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    The CORUM L'Épargne Sailing Team, led by ...
    by Published on 02-09-2021 11:16 AM
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    With the arrival of Jérémie Beyou this weekend in Les Sables d'Olonne, the IMOCA Class can now confirm the winner and the top-10 of the 2018-21 IMOCA Globe Series Championship*.


    The German skipper Boris Herrmann, who finished in fifth place in the Vendée Globe on Seaexplorer-Yacht Club de Monaco, is the new IMOCA Globe Series champion, after a remarkably consistent campaign by his Team Malizia over the last three years.

    The championship is calculated by accumulating the scores of skippers and their teams in the major IMOCA Class races, among them the Vendée Globe, the Route du Rhum, the Transat Jacques Vabre, the Bermudes 1000 and the Vendée Arctique.

    Herrmann, aged 39 from ...
    Published on 02-03-2021 05:04 PM
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    The annual SSS 3 Bridge Fiasco, Pandemic Edition, returned to it's roots over the weekend, most due to the recent
    SIP regulations, was opened only to single handed competitors. The reason being, the SSS board members decided a smaller regatta would
    be better than no regatta. If you have been paying attention, the races usually draws well north of 300 entries, and the vast majority double handed.
    Originally conceived for single handed sailors, the numbers of those, percentage ...
    Published on 01-29-2021 11:54 AM
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    Yannick Bestaven, the 48 year old French skipper of Maître Coq IV, is the overall winner of the ninth edition of the Vendée Globe. Although he actually took the gun for third place off Les Sables d’Olonne, France at 03hrs 19mins 46 secs early this Thursday morning, because he carried a time compensation of 10 hours and 15 minutes, awarded by an international jury for his role in the search and rescue of fellow competitor Kevin Escoffier, Bestaven takes victory 2hrs 31mins 01secs ahead of Charlie Dalin and 6hrs 40mins 26secs of Louis Burton who both finished ahead of him and take second and third respectively.

    The skipper of Maître CoQ IV was one of the two skippers who led the fleet for the longest time: 26 days, or 32% of the time an excellent result for the skipper who grew up in Arcachon and has Yves Parlier as his mentor.

    Bestaven finished in Biscay drizzle on a two metre swell in 20 knots of westerly wind before being warmly welcomed back to Les Sables d’Olonne’s channel where well wishers lined their balconies and streets to acclaim the new winner of the Vendée Globe.




    ‘My main quality? "Stubbornness". My main flaw “Stubbornness”. "I also am very resilient " admitted Bestaven before the start.

    Although ...
    Published on 01-27-2021 03:55 PM
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    At 1950hrs UTC this evening while racing in third place, some 90 miles from the Vendée Globe finish line off Les Sables d’Olonne German skipper Boris Herrmann (Seaexplorer-Yacht Club de Monaco) was in collision with a fishing boat. He reports damage to his starboard foil and some other damage but he is unharmed and has secured the boat and is proceeding towards the finish line at reduced speed.



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    German skipper Boris Herrmann (Seaexplorer-Yacht ...
    Published on 01-27-2021 01:08 PM
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    This Wednesday January 27 at 8:35 p.m. and 47 seconds (French time), Charlie Dalin crossed the finish line at Les Sables d'Olonne after 80 days, 6 hours, 15 minutes and 47 seconds of solo racing around the world nonstop and unassisted.

    At 36 years old and for his very first Vendée Globe, Charlie lived up to his status as a big favorite as he led the race 48% of the time! His talents as a racer, as a technician and his strategic intelligence were sublimated during these 24,365 ...