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    Published on 04-09-2021 12:57 PM
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    Article by Lauren Hernández for SF Chronicle

    A 30-year old underwater power cable that keeps the lights on at the historic East Brother Light Station in San Pablo Bay has failed, and Richmond Mayor Tom Butt is pleading for help to get power back to the island.
    Published on 04-08-2021 12:41 PM
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    The Notice of Race has been posted and registration is open for the 2021 Rolex Big Boat Series at St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, California.

    Scheduled for September 15-19, 2021, the regatta includes four days of high-test competition for boats in the ...
    Published on 04-07-2021 09:23 AM
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    Peter Cunningham, Ned Collier Wakefield and the MOD70 PowerPlay crew just broke the Fastnet record set by the MOD 70 Phaedo 3's 2015 time of 27h 42m 26s .
    PowerPlay's new record is now 25 hours 4 min and 18 sec on the 595 miles ...
    Published on 04-06-2021 05:42 PM
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    April 5, 2021 - Los Angeles, CA - The 63-foot Reichel/Pugh-designed GoodEnergy co-skippered by George Hershman and Mark Comings is now the 60th entry in this year’s 51st edition of the Transpac, the Transpacific ...
    Published on 04-04-2021 11:36 AM
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    James Neville's HH42 Ino XXX © Paul Wyeth

    The Royal Ocean Racing Club 2021 season got underway on Easter Saturday with an inshore race in the Solent of approximately 38 nautical miles, the first of three races in the 2021 RORC Spring Series.

    The top three boats included the fastest and slowest rated boats under IRC as well as the top Two-Handed team. ...
    Published on 04-01-2021 08:46 AM
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    A Pressure Drop reader sent in these photo from a local marina in the area.
    Not wanting to create panic, the contributor did not specify fro, which marina this ...
    Published on 03-31-2021 10:30 AM
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    167 short handed boats signed up for the 19~20 nm, SSS' Tour d' Bay better known as Round The Rocks.
    Split up into 14 divisions with the 1st start scheduled for 11:00 A.M. with the Multis getting the 1st starts.
    With slack tide at the Gate scheduled for 12:12 PM and a stronger than expected westerly, the fleet made
    great progress in the westerly migration in the early going, with the leading divisions getting favorable currents
    as well, before the full moon ebb of 4.0 knots began to strengthen.

    COURSE 1
    From the Start,
    Published on 03-29-2021 10:28 AM
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    The big stage of the Solo Maître CoQ promised to be complete as well as complex. The point is that it kept all its promises with both tiny erratic airs and strong wind. Extreme conditions, particularly technical, which naturally made the business of the big guys of the circuit. Indeed, after having made a first break on the Ile de Ré side, they widened the gap even further on the second half of the peloton on the Birvideaux side where they took to the skies at supersonic speeds when their adversaries fought for a long time upwind. In this phase of the race, in "submarine" mode, however, it was necessary to manage to keep up hellish pace, firmly riveted to the helm, to get out of the game. Pierre Quiroga (Skipper ...
    Published on 03-29-2021 08:24 AM
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    The mammoth cargo ship blocking one of the world’s most vital maritime arteries was wrenched from the shoreline and finally set free on Monday, raising hopes that traffic could soon resume in the Suez Canal and limit the economic fallout of the disruption

    Salvage teams, working on land and water for six days and nights, were ultimately assisted by forces more powerful than any machine rushed to the scene: the moon and the tides.

    The ship was ultimately set ...
    Published on 03-25-2021 12:12 PM
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    March and it starts again!

    At 13:34 this Thursday, after a first general reminder, the start of the big race of the 18th edition of the Solo Maître CoQ was given in the bay of Sables d'Olonne by Manu Cousin, recent finisher of the Vendée Globe. The 29 competing sailors then set off, propelled by a flow from the west-southwest sector blowing between 4 and 5 knots. In these soft conditions, Achille Nebout (Primeo Energie - Amarris) was the first to stand ...
    Published on 03-25-2021 10:02 AM
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    Canary Islands become a prelude to the Olympic Games

    The Spanish team continues to dominate the Lanzarote International Regatta, with Canary Islander Tara Pacheco and Catalan Florian Trittel holding first place in Nacra 17, plus Cantabrian Diego Botín and Galician Iago López topping the 49er. Could we see the same result in Tokyo 2020?

    Finland (Nacra 17), Ireland (49er) and Belgium (49er FX) are the European countries that will be competing for an Olympic pass in the Canary Islands. The Medal Race will be broadcast live simultaneously on the Olympic Channel and World Sailing media channels, in addition to the Lanzarote International Regatta.

    The Canary Islands have given us a beautiful day of racing with ...
    Published on 03-24-2021 09:53 AM
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    Saturday's RYC Big Daddy Pursuit race was different from other years for various reasons, being run on a Saturday for one.
    Buoy races and a party at RYC are the norm, but with the pandemic still looming, and the Pursuit Race always the most popular,
    it was good for many, to just be out and sailing again. It was also unique in the fact that it was a down hill start and a downhill finish,
    with a wide variety of wind conditions that ranged from light and shifty to downright blowy, depending where you were and when you were there...
    Published on 03-23-2021 05:05 PM
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    A container ship en route from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean ran aground at KM 151 in the Suez Canal at about 07.40 hours local time this morning (23 March). The vessel suffered a black out while transiting in a northerly direction.
    Published on 03-22-2021 05:56 PM
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    Image ©Bronny Daniels

    Roy Disney’s modified Volvo 70 Pyewacket 70' finished today at 10:22:56 covered the 800nm course in 01:21:22:53, obliterating the previous monhull record set in 2005 by Doug Baker’s Magnitude 80 of 02:13:25:58. Pyewacket 70' could run the Cabo Race trifecta with a combined elapsed, class, and overall victories.


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