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    Published on 06-23-2018 07:10 AM
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    Southern California’s centerpiece regatta, The Ullman Sails Long Beach Race began the 1st full Summer Day of 2018 in ideal summer like pattern. The fog that persisted during the prior couple days burned back by midday, leaving behind ideal warm, sunny conditions over a bed of flat warm blue sea. Joining the annual celebration this year for their second straight year, the PAC52 class, wrapping up the SoCal Portion of their 5 stop West Coast Grand ...
    Published on 06-23-2018 06:02 AM
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    2018 Day 5: It’s a vortex, man.
    There are places in the world that are their own centers of gravity. The great garbage patch of the Pacific gyre that collects the downstream accumulation of our plastic world, the beaches that unexplainably ...
    Published on 06-22-2018 08:09 AM
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    Dongfeng Race Team and MAPFRE in tense match race towards Aarhus






    Dongfeng Race Team holds a narrow lead over MAPFRE after one day of racing in the final leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. Team Brunel is in fourth place.

    Arch rivals Dongfeng Race Team and MAPFRE were locked in a bitter tussle for the Leg 11 lead – and overall Volvo Ocean Race victory – on Friday as they led the fleet towards the Danish city of Aarhus.

    One third of the way through the 970-mile sprint final leg from Gothenburg to The Hague the seven teams were today split by less than 20 miles as they charged south ...
    Published on 06-22-2018 07:45 AM
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    Lighting Rumbles through the race area, cancelling racing for the day.




    Luna Rossa Stand Firm, Platoon Applying the Pressure
    (Thursday 21st June, Zadar) – Tina Plattner won her first 52 SUPER SERIES race today steering Phoenix and Takashi Okura and crew on Sled triumphed for the second consecutive coastal race of this 2018 52 SUPER SERIES season but it is Luna Rossa which still lead the Zadar Royal Cup in Croatia. The Italian team which wear the Prada colours posted a solid fifth and third from a long, hot and challenging day of ...
    Published on 06-21-2018 08:17 AM
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    Three teams started the final leg of the Volvo Ocean Race on Thursday afternoon in an unprecedented dead-heat on the overall leaderboard.

    And in the winner-take-all sprint from Gothenburg to The Hague, it was Charles Caudrelier’s Dongfeng Race Team taking the early advantage over their rivals for the overall title, Team Brunel and MAPFRE.

    While Dongfeng Race Team found a clean lane to windward for the race start, Xabi Fernández’s MAPFRE and Bouwe Bekking’s Team Brunel were entangled at the leeward end of the line. In fact, MAPFRE was ...
    Published on 06-20-2018 03:18 PM
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    2018 Day 3: Fresh race, stale breeze, ketchup soup


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    Did you know there is such a thing as competitive Tai Chi? That thing you did in college and/or during yard time at the Senior Center, that slow-mo martial art that is scientifically proven to be three times more likely to be in a heart medication commercial than your day to day—they’ve got competitions for that. We’ve ...
    Published on 06-20-2018 02:15 PM
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    Luna Rossa Lead After a Day of 52 SUPER SERIES Firsts
    (Wednesday 20th June, Zadar) – Luna Rossa led the 52 SUPER SERIES Zadar Royal Cup after making something of a dream start to the second regatta of the 2018 52 SUPER SERIES. The emblematic Italian team, racing just their second ever event as a TP52 team won the opening light-winds race – their first ever race win together – followed up with a second to lead the 11-boat fleet, which is racing on the beautiful waters off Zadar, Croatia for the first time.

    While Luna Rossa were on impeccable form, making the best starts in the fleet as ...
    Published on 06-20-2018 01:52 PM
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    As a curtain raiser to the 22nd Superyacht Cup it does not get much better than the sight of two of the superb J Class yachts strutting their stuff out on the vibrant blue waters of Palma Bay.




    The opening races of the Mediterranean’s largest and longest running superyacht festival pitched Velsheda and Svea head to head against each other, a vivid reminder perhaps of ...
    Published on 06-19-2018 02:47 PM
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    Day Two of the R2AK offered the same kind of dull excitement as the first. Teams were still dealing with the fat man of a high-pressure system that was squashing the Strait of Georgia under its sweaty mass. Teams sailed, stalled, rowed, pedaled, advanced, and retreated on the tides. Most faired well enough, but at least one team spent four hours ...
    Published on 06-19-2018 12:33 PM
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    The SF Bay version of the Sir Thomas Lipton Cup enjoy a vigorous stirring up over the weekend as
    9 teams from 9 different yacht clubs saddle up and went a racing on SF Bay!



    all images courtesy Lynn Hines







    The 3 day event was a corroboration primarily by the StFYC and the Richmond Yacht Clubs with the blessing
    of the former host, the PIYCA's blessing. The Lipton Cup had struggled mightily in recent years to attract clubs and ...
    Published on 06-18-2018 04:17 PM
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    32 5o5 teams showed up to the Bellingham Yacht Club located on Bellingham Bay in Northern Washington for 3 days of racing
    just south of the Canadian Border. They got in 7 races and loads of fun in that short period of time. Here is a piece written by Paul Phil,
    representing the host yacht club and the PNW!


    Article originally posted at Sailish.com

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    Published on 06-18-2018 12:31 PM
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    INEOS TEAM UK IS EIGHTH TEAM TO JOIN 2018 GC32 RACING TOUR
    By James on 18 Jun. 2018

    Britain’s America’s Cup team, INEOS TEAM UK, is set to join the 2018 GC32 Racing Tour. Four-time Olympic gold medallist Ben Ainslie will be at the helm for the team’s debut in the 32ft foiling catamarans, later this month at the GC32 Lagos Cup ...
    Published on 06-18-2018 09:35 AM
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    Mknotcrazy has dropped out due to a restless night and rougher conditions than they expected.




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    Peninsula Daily News Rovides the 1st update:


    VICTORIA — The customized Gougeon 32 catamaran from Port Townsend that won the “proving ground” stage of the Race to Alaska held the lead during the start of the second leg of this year’s race Sunday.

    “Russell Brown [of PT Watercraft] as a solo sailor is doing amazingly well,” ...
    Published on 06-18-2018 08:52 AM
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    Rambler 88 Takes Line Honors in Newport Bermuda Race

    Leaving most of the fleet far behind in light winds, George David’s Rambler 88 crossed the finish line off St. David’s Lighthouse at 5:51:51 Eastern daylight time ...