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    Published on 07-27-2017 01:25 PM
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    Provezza Eye the Puerto Portals Prize



    (Thursday 27th July, Puerto Portal) – Ergin Imre's Provezza team have been tantalisingly close to winning a regatta twice this season but have not yet managed to close the deal. They go into the final day of the Puerto Portals 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week Friday with a lead of three points hoping that their confidence on the Bay of Palma, their smooth sailing and astute tactics will prevail and they will finally crack their last day hoodoo.

    "I really don't want to make too much of ...
    Published on 07-27-2017 12:51 PM
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    Day 3 McDougall + McConaghy Moth Worlds 2017





    The early morning Peler from the North provided contrasting fortunes for the fleet of 220 Moths racing day 3 of the McDougall + McConaghy Moth Worlds 2017 hosted by Fraglia Vela Malcesine. After a lunchtime break to repair boats and refuel with more pasta, all fleets were sent back out for a much more sedate afternoon of racing, but again the Garda wind gods had other ideas. By 1600hrs the weak afternoon breeze shut down for the day determining the all important Gold, Silver and Bronze fleets for the Final series.

    The Green and Blue fleets were sent out early ...
    Published on 07-26-2017 12:08 PM
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    Sled Win Two To Go Second




    (Wednesday 26th July, Puerto Portals) – Takashi Okura's Sled hauled themselves up to second place overall at Puerto Portals 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week after winning both races on the Bay of Palma today. A pair of precision first leg laylines in a lifting breeze coupled to good starts proved the key as they completed a pair of wins, leading at every mark, a feat which has eluded them since 2014 when they won two races on the last day of the US Championship in Miami.

    Mr Okura's crew, led by tactician Hamish Pepper, strategist Cameron Dunn and navigator Andrea Visintini had a slightly rocky start to this fifth regatta of the six event ...
    Published on 07-26-2017 11:35 AM
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    Slow catch up for Qualifying fleets at Moth Worlds




    There was still a lot of summer thunderstorm activity in the Lake Garda region but finally, racing got underway today on day two of the McDougall + McConaghy Moth Worlds 2017 hosted by Fraglia Vela Malcesine.

    The 220 entrants from 25 nations were split into four groups, Yellow, Red, Blue and Green Qualifying fleets. Because of the lack of racing yesterday (Tuesday), racing was re-scheduled for early starts this morning (Wednesday).

    When the first two groups left the shore it was a cool morning with semi-overcast skies and light to moderate but unstable breeze from the North and some big waves. However, ...
    Published on 07-26-2017 09:22 AM
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    On Monday night as I sailed the final leg of the journey the winds were blowing from the NW to the NNW at 15 knots and I was making steady progress towards Albany. I was right on schedule racing along with an eta of lunchtime into port. I couldn't have planned it better if I tried that was until ...
    Published on 07-25-2017 12:14 PM
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    BLISTERING SUPER FINAL SHAKES TAHITI FROM TOP SPOT FONDATION FDJ – DES PIEDS ET DES MAINS CLAIM THE LEADER’S BLUE GENNAKER





    July 24th 2017
    In the windiest of the 14 race days faced yet in the Tour de France à la Voile, another spectacular Super Final saw a sparkling Lorina Limonade – Golf du Morbihan take to the ...
    Published on 07-24-2017 02:04 PM
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    "Australian sailor and adventurer Lisa Blair is set to arrive back in Albany, WA on Tuesday 25 July after successfully circumnavigating the Antarctic.

    Six months after her departure and with a total of 104 days at sea, Sydney based sailor and adventurer Lisa Blair
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    Published on 07-24-2017 11:21 AM
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    Wind in the low 20's a consistent ebb and wall to wall sunshine were on the menu for
    the just completed 2017 Melges 24 North Americans, hosted by the Columbia Gorge Racing Association
    at Cascade Locks. The racing took place over 4 days, July 19-22.



    All photos © Jan's Marine Photography



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    Published on 07-24-2017 09:35 AM
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    Rowan Fennell, and his crew of Uncle Justis, Brother Nathaniel, and Wife Vikki took the top honors of the Moore 24 fleet at Huntington Lake over the weekend to win its first ever High Sierra Regatta. Team Fennell outpaced Stephen Bourdow & Dave Josselyn’s Moorgasm, and Bart Hackworth & Simon Winer’s Gruntled, in the 13 boat fleet.

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    Published on 07-24-2017 08:19 AM
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    Paul Goodison shows his speed in Italian Moth Series

    Italian Moth Series at Fraglia Vela, Lake Garda, Italy


    For day 2 of the Italian Moth Series, the precursor to the McDougall + McConaghy Moth Worlds, Lake Garda delivered with fantastic Moth sailing conditions with spectators enjoying a grand stand view of the action from the Fraglia Vela Malcesine club foreshore. The Yellow fleet was sent out for a 1300hrs start in warm afternoon sunshine and flat water. The breeze continued to swing between 200 - 240 degrees, delaying the start for about ...
    Published on 07-21-2017 09:22 AM
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    The results of the 2017 Transpac are final and awards is tonight, an appropo time to provide some
    insight into the success of the PAC 52's in their 1st Transpac!






    PAC 52'S March To Front Of Offshore Yachting On West Coast!

    With Invisible Hand and BadPak taking the top two spots in Division 1 and overall corrected mono hull in this years Transpacific Yacht Race and Invisible Hand cleaning up in this years So Cal 300, any question on the class's pedigree has evaporated faster than a mai tai at the end of the Transpac.

    An enthusiastic Frank Slootman was ecstatic with results after reaching Diamond Head following a 2,225 nm full on charge across the Pacific from Pt Fermin in Los Angeles. " I think we have officially served notice that these boats are all we thought they would be" Frank gleamed. But these ...
    Published on 07-20-2017 09:29 AM
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    POTTSBORO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A fire and several explosions broke out at a marina on Lake Texoma Wednesday morning.

    The fire, and subsequent explosions, started on U Dock at the Highport Marina in Pottsboro. Flames and thick, black smoke could be seen for miles.

    Officials ...
    Published on 07-19-2017 11:31 AM
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    Kai Lenny and John John Florence making Molokai Channel their newest playground!

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    Published on 07-19-2017 09:19 AM
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    Spinsheet Report on the value of a good working whistle while sailing!

    Chicago to Mackinac Race Man Overboard in the Night
    Posted July 19, 2017

    Here is Hampton sailor Mark Wheeler’s first-hand account of being that man overboard in the night during the 289-nautical-mile Chicago Mackinac Race last week onboard ...