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    This weekend, South Beach Yacht Club demonstrated the RS Venture Connect, a super cool inclusive 16 foot sailboat that has ...
    Published on 02-26-2017 11:43 AM
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    2017 JJ Giltinan Championship, Race 2

    New Zealand champion Yamaha team tightened the grip on the 2017 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship, sponsored by The Winning Group, with another stunning victory in today’s Race 2 of the championship on Sydney Harbour.

    With eyes set firmly on becoming the first New Zealand team to win the coveted crown on Sydney Harbour, David McDiarmid, Matt Steven and Brad Collins sailed another faultless race to win by 1m14s from the defending champion Smeg team (Lee Knapton, Ricky Bridge, ...
    Published on 02-26-2017 10:39 AM
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    2017 Islands Race: A Spectacularly Brilliant Evening to be on the Water
    San Diego, CA (February 25, 2017) The 2017 Islands Race was hosted by Newport Harbor Yacht Club and San Diego Yacht Club on February 24 & 25. This year's event featured considerable visibility and scenery for those on board, yet disappointingly light winds for the last third of the race.

    Skies were clear enough at the start on Friday that competitors and Race Committee could see all the way to Catalina with startling clarity ...
    Published on 02-25-2017 10:35 AM
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    Race Tracker shows the big boats still working towards the finish at 09:30

    Pyewacket leads ORR, sailing towards the finish at 5.1 knots followed by ...
    Published on 02-25-2017 10:08 AM
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    New Zealand champion Yamaha came from behind to score a brilliant win in Race 1 of the 2017 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship, sponsored by The winning Group, on Sydney Harbour today.

    No New Zealand 18ft Skiff team has ever won the coveted title on Sydney Harbour but David McDiarmid, Matt Steven and Brad Collins showed today that they have the ability to become the first.

    Yamaha defeated Coopers 62-Rag & Famish Hotel (Jack Macartney, Mark Kennedy, Peter Harris) by 1m13s, with Thurlow Fisher Lawyers (Michael Coxon, Trent Barnabas, ...
    Published on 02-24-2017 10:13 PM
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    With Mighty Merloe way out in front, the 5 big boys in ORR have just passed the 1/2 way mark at
    San Clemente Island, 9 hours in... The ETA for the ...
    Published on 02-24-2017 10:39 AM
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    33 Days Ago, Lisa Blair departed Albany, Western Australia, in an attempt to become the 1st woman to complete a single handed circumnavigation of
    Antarctica on here Open 50' Climate Action Now

    Lisa aims to become the first women to:

    Circumnavigate Antarctica: solo, non-stop and unassisted
    Circumnavigate below 45 degrees South ...
    Published on 02-24-2017 09:33 AM
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    New Zealand's Conrad Colman finishes Vendée Globe under jury rig for 16th

    New Zealander Conrad Colman wrote a new chapter in the storied history of the Vendée Globe when he crossed the finish line of the eighth edition of the non stop solo round the world race under a makeshift jury rig. He took 16th place when he crossed the finish line at 1400hrs UTC. The elapsed time is 110 days 1 hour 58 minutes and 41 seconds. He sailed 27,929 miles averaging 10.57 knots.

    After being dismasted late on the evening of Friday 10th February, when he ...
    Published on 02-23-2017 10:38 AM
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    The All-American Maxi72 battle in the RORC Caribbean 600 lived up to expectations with Hap Fauth's Bella Mente and George Sakellaris' Proteus enjoying an epic match race. The lead in the Maxi72s changed hands on seven occasions during the race. Bella Mente counted 85 sail changes and at one point, both yachts were way-over canvassed, smoking ...
    Published on 02-22-2017 05:16 PM
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    George David's American Maxi, Rambler 88 finished the 2017 RORC Caribbean 600 on Wednesday 22 February 2017 at 11 hrs 56 mins 17 secs AST taking Monohull Line Honours.

    This ...
    Published on 02-21-2017 02:54 PM
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    Maserati Multi70 in a head to head fight for the lead with Phaedo3

    After 24-hours of racing in the RORC Caribbean 600 Race the Maserati Multi70 trimaran skippered by Italian ocean racer Giovanni Soldini is locked in a fierce struggle for the lead with the race record holder Phaedo3. ...
    Published on 02-21-2017 11:04 AM
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    More Argyll than Antigua


    Posted in News 2017

    After a champagne start to the race there was a huge change in weather conditions by the end of the first day. The low pressure system emanating from the north arrived earlier than anticipated, extinguishing the trade winds to provide a windless night for ...
    Published on 02-21-2017 09:46 AM
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    The 1st leg of Saturday's race in PHRF1

    With lots and lots of recent rain and a huge surge from Oroville Dam sending 100, 000 cubic feet per second in the Feather River, combined with overflowing tributaries along the way, muddy sediment and enormous swaths of dislodged vegetation, has filled San Francisco Bay in recent days. Along with the large rafts of reeds (tules) which flooded coves and marinas north of the Bay Bridge, lurked planks, logs, ...
    Published on 02-21-2017 09:44 AM
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    Rich Wilson takes thirteenth place

    American skipper Rich Wilson crossed the finish line of the Vendée Globe solo round the world race off Les Sables d'Olonne on the west coast of France this afternoon (Tuesday 21/02) at 1250hrs UTC. From the fleet of 29 boats which started the 27,440 miles singlehanded race from Les Sables d'Olonne on Sunday November 6th, Wilson and Great American IV secure 13th place in an elapsed time of 107 days 48 mins 18 ...