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    Published on 02-21-2018 10:29 AM
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    New leader Turn the Tide on Plastic made their move to the head of the fleet overnight.
    That may have been the easy part. With challenging weather ahead, staying in front will not be straightforward....

    Turn the Tide on Plastic became the new leaders of Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race on Wednesday as the sprint from Hong Kong to Auckland moved inside 1,500 miles.

    Dee Caffari’s talented young sailors ghosted past Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag as they ...
    Published on 02-21-2018 09:57 AM
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    Paradox, Peter Aschenbrenner’s American 63’ Trimaran crossed the finish line in Antigua at: 00:55:16 AST on Wednesday 21st February 2018 in an elapsed time ...
    Published on 02-20-2018 04:32 PM
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    As the Volvo Ocean Race fleet progresses slowly through the Doldrums, fast work continues on repairing our boat in Auckland. The new bow section has been prepped and inserted into the ...
    Published on 02-20-2018 04:18 PM
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    At 9.31 UTC, Maserati Multi 70 is about thirty miles off the Portuguese coast, just south of Porto. Cape Finisterre, the northwestern tip of Spain, is 130 miles to the north. After Finisterre, ...
    Published on 02-20-2018 03:07 PM
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    Tim Wright gets in the action as boats round Barbuda during the RORC Caribbean 600!

    all pics 2018 RORC Caribbean 600 RORC/Tim Wright

    Published on 02-20-2018 11:15 AM
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    2018 CYC Mid Winters February
    The February edition of the Corinthian YC’s Party Circuit Regatta came in like a rabbit and marched out like a Rhino. A stampeding herd of Rhinos.

    Saturday’s warm sunshine and building westerly ushered out what had been a near 2-week sabbatical from winter for Northern California residents. Temps in the 70’s during the day with cool crisp nights had many swapping out their coats and dungarees for shorts and tee shirts.

    Saturdays ...
    Published on 02-20-2018 10:14 AM
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    Guts and a glimmer of glory
    Posted in News 2018

    The strong conditions experienced at the start of the RORC Caribbean 600 continued through the first night.

    At 06:00 AST on 20 February 12 yachts have officially retired from the race. Reports of wind speed in the region of 30 knots, with gusts of up to 40 knots ...
    Published on 02-20-2018 08:32 AM
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    Greg Slyngstad's American Bieker 53 multihull Fujin has capsized during the RORC Caribbean 600. All eight crew are safe.

    Stephen Cucchiaro's Gunboat 60 Flow stood by until ...
    Published on 02-19-2018 11:20 AM
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    It's all about pressure as the week opens. On Monday, the Leg 6 rankings show big gains for the back markers, but the wind pressure has returned for the leaders, who have held firm...

    It will have been a massively stressful 24 hours for the leading pair on Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race to Auckland, New Zealand.

    As team AkzoNobel and Scallywag bumped up against ...
    Published on 02-19-2018 10:40 AM
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    After passing the latitude of Gibraltar (36° N) last night, Maserati Multi 70 tacked and started heading towards the coasts of Portugal. For the skipper Giovanni Soldini ...
    Published on 02-18-2018 02:39 PM
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    The Mills 68 Prospector completed the course in 6:43:14, 2 hours and 20 minute plus ahead of nearest boat.
    For more info on her Clicky

    San Diego, CA (February 17, 2018) For the ninth year, San Diego Yacht Club and Newport Harbor Yacht Club hosted the 130nm Islands Race on February 16 and 17. Kicking off the 2018 offshore racing season in Southern ...
    Published on 02-18-2018 12:24 PM
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    The generally benign conditions one expects for the the Toliva Shoals race, the 3rd and longest event
    in the 4 race of the Southern Sound Series, was anything BUT benign this year. As suggested by
    by Bruce Hedrick in his analysis:

    Oh boy, you better sit down and get out the AED because you almost never see these three words in the same sentence: Toliva Shoal and Breezy!
    Published on 02-16-2018 03:43 PM
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    Gains and losses mark the rankings on Friday as the Volvo Ocean Race fleet hits the doldrums...

    Team AkzoNobel is looking to get an early start on the weekend, making a serious bid to be first out of the doldrums on Friday afternoon.

    The team is now furthest south in the fleet and is beginning to pick up the westerly breeze that would indicate they’re past the worst of the ...
    Published on 02-16-2018 02:57 PM
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    SAN PEDRO, Calif. — A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued three people and their cat from a vessel taking on water approximately six nautical miles west of Point Piedras Blancas Monday.

    The ...