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    Published on 05-22-2017 11:21 AM
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    Keith Whittemore Claims J/24 US National Championship

    Seattle, WA—May 21, 2017—Of the nine races completed at the J/24 US National Championship, Keith Whittemore’s Tundra Rose won five of them. Four races were completed on Sunday, but after tallying a 1,2,1 in the first three, Whittemore and crew of Shelby Milne, Brian Thomas, Kevin Downey and Mark Rodgers could head for shore as Champions at their local Corinthian Yacht Club ...
    Published on 05-21-2017 06:39 PM
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    Mark Eastham, sailing his Corsair F-31, Ma's Rover was the 1st to complete the 56nm odyssey which was this year's SSS Single Handed Farallones. The 12 hour 24 minute and two second voyage was a vastly different experience than Mark other Farallones races, where he has finished in the 5-6 hour range.

    "Those trips you are on edge because you are literally on edge, sailing in 25 knot plus winds and big swell" Mark explains "This year I was on edge ...
    Published on 05-20-2017 12:09 PM
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    Super Steady Platoon Win Rolex TP52 World Title
    (Saturday 20th May, Scarlino) – Harm Müller-Spreer's Platoon crew got the better of the five-time title holders Quantum Racing during an exciting winner takes all final day showdown to win the Rolex TP52 World Championship title for the first time. Their seemingly unerring consistency across the challenging, hard-to-read conditions proved telling. Though they did not win a race, only once in eight contests did Platoon finish out of the top three, counting five second places. Third ...
    Published on 05-20-2017 10:39 AM
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    42 Single Handed Sailors answered the call
    and sailed out of San Francisco Bay and into the fog this AM. Light winds are predicted throughout the day with a bit more breeze as they near
    the Farallones. The sailors have until 0600 Sunday to complete the 56nm course around the ...
    Published on 05-19-2017 01:28 PM
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    Matt Kent, age 33, turned back just 24 hours into his first attempt to sail across the Atlantic aboard the "stern-faced" tub Undaunted. Ryan Langley takes a close-up look at this tiny little ocean-crossing capsule.

    Just 24 hours into his first attempt to sail solo across the Atlantic in Undaunted, his 42-inch yacht, Matt Kent had to turn back.

    He set off from ...
    Published on 05-19-2017 01:13 PM
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    Consistent Platoon Have Rolex TP52 World Title Within Reach
    (Friday 19th May, Scarlino) – The most consistent TP52 crew so far this season, Harm Müller-Spreer's Platoon team have given themselves a fighting chance of lifting the Rolex TP52 World Championship title for the first time after returning a strong pair of scores on the penultimate day of competition.

    After scoring no worse than third from the first three racing days, Platoon's ...
    Published on 05-18-2017 01:49 PM
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    Scuderia Quantum 1-2 at Top of Rolex TP52 World Championship Scarlino Standings
    (Thursday 18th May, Scarlino) – With Quantum Racing comfortably winning the 26 mile coastal race and Platoon taking second place, Harm Müller-Spreer's German-flagged crew still top the standings at the Rolex TP52 World Championship Scarlino 2017 but their lead is cut to two points by today's race winners, holders of the 2016 world title.

    From second position today, Quantum Racing seized their opportunity when the breeze went light and funky in the lee off Cerboli island and in two short tacks were able to wriggle past the momentarily ...
    Published on 05-18-2017 06:54 AM
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    18 May 2017

    Volvo Ocean Race unveils combined Monohull-Multihull future – the ultimate test of a professional sailing team

    The Volvo Ocean Race has solved the question of whether its future should be monohull or multihull – by opting for both

    The Volvo Ocean Race has solved the question of whether its future should be monohull or multihull – by opting for both. The introduction of a foil-assisted 60-foot (18.29 metre) monohull for the ocean legs plus an ultra-fast 32-50 foot (10-15m) flying catamaran for use inshore will elevate the race to the ultimate all-round test in professional sailing.

    The race announced the next generation of One Design boats – to be introduced in 2019 and designed for use over at least six years *– as the centrepiece of its vision for the next decade which significantly raises ...
    Published on 05-17-2017 04:06 PM
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    Saturday's OYRA race up to Duxbury Reef then down to the Lightship turned out to be more of a screaming reach-a-thon with a side of gear breaking and sail shredding than forecast. With NWS predicting 15-25 and 8-9 NW swell, crews knew damn well that these spring time pressure gradient events have the ability to ramp up quickly, and quickly they did. Even though a mild offshore breeze presented itself at the start, with boats carrying kites up to the Golden Gate there would be a short period of mellow conditions until the fleet rounded Bonita and conditions ramped up considerably. With wind on the nose and bucking a building NW windswell, ...
    Published on 05-17-2017 12:39 PM
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    (Wednesday 17th May, Scarlino) – Maintaining a superlative level of consistency through a tough, three-race day, Harm Müller-Spreer's German-flagged team on Platoon have taken over the lead of the Rolex TP52 World Championship, earning themselves a cushion of three points ahead of defending world champions Quantum Racing.

    The foundation component of the Platoon consistency seems to be their ability to find themselves a workable, clean lane up the first beat even after a poorer start. And so far, after four races at this prestigious world championship, they are the team that ...
    Published on 05-17-2017 10:21 AM
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    The fifth entry to the 2017-18 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race will sail under the name Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag and will represent Hong Kong, it was announced today.

    The campaign will be backed by Seng Huang Lee and Sun Hung Kai & Co., the Hong Kong-based owner of supermaxi yacht ...
    Published on 05-17-2017 09:41 AM
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    Stephen Murray Jr.'s Volvo 70, Warrior finished the 2017 Antigua Bermuda Race on Tuesday 16 May 2017 just after 08 hrs 30 mins ADT, taking Monohull Line Honours and setting the new race record for the Antigua Bermuda ...
    Published on 05-16-2017 12:43 PM
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    Quantum Racing, World Champions On Song in Scarlino
    (Tuesday 16th May, Scarlino ) – After a long and challenging day on the waters off Scarlino, Tuscany, Quantum Racing – the defending champions – lead the Rolex TP52 World Championship by virtue of winning the one and only race sailed.

    The planned two-race programme was curtailed by a tit-for-tat battle between a promising NE'ly breeze and the usual thermal SW'ly winds. One initial race track, set up in the NE'ly had to be moved when the SW'ly gained supremacy and came in. A race was started ...
    Published on 05-16-2017 08:13 AM
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    The crew of Lloyd Thornburg's Mod 70' Phaedo 3 crossed the finish line this morning at 04:32:18 AM.

    A new course record! 3D:16H:52M:03S (Awaiting verification)