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    Published on 08-20-2018 08:58 AM
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    The high pressure that had dominated the landscape over the previous few days relaxed overnight
    ushering a deep, compressed layer of cool air, stratus and wind, which lingered all day over the race
    course. Wind at the start were in the high teens, low 20's and the crews were anxious to prove their mettle
    on SF Bay, so much so, it took 3 tries to get the race off as 2 general recalls were ...
    Published on 08-17-2018 05:55 PM
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    The 1st day of individual racing in the 2018 International 14's was owned by the Brits.

    In Conditions that began in the low teens and climbed steadily to the low twenties, the Brits
    held the 1st 2 positions and 6 of the top 10. After the initial 1st top roundings, the fleet spread out
    around the sausage-triangle-sausage course, and estimated 8.2nm workout that challenged all, and for some,
    ...
    Published on 08-17-2018 04:24 PM
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    Here's a statement from our friends at Chesapeake Boating Club...

    This morning (August 17) at approximately 11:30 a.m, a member of the Chesapeake ...
    Published on 08-16-2018 10:08 AM
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    Interesting weather map today with those no wind holes dictating who gets to move and when in the next couple days. No major changes in Position . PHILIPPE is obviously working hard and steering by hand as much as possible making 5.7kts on course and chasing JL VDH who is making 6.6kts.now after a quite time while the no wind center of the pressure system moved over him during the last 24hrs. Good news for him as he is now on the right ...
    Published on 08-16-2018 09:29 AM
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    Tough conditions have continued for the fleet racing in the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race, with competitors reporting 30 knots of wind gusting to 35, with 3-4 metre waves in a confused sea state.

    As the front runners reach the halfway point, the battle for line honours is raging north of the Outer Hebrides. Class40 Concise 8 skippered by Jack Trigger moved up to second place yesterday and briefly took pole position during the night. However, Phil Sharp's Imerys Clean Energy fought back to regain the lead as the team passed the remote island of Sula Sgeir. Nicolas Troussel's Corum is less than a mile behind Concise 8. Giles Redpath's Pata Negra is still the provisional overall leader after IRC time correction, but Ben Schwartz and Chen ...
    Published on 08-15-2018 02:54 PM
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    Monday and Tuesday August 13th & 14th saw the 1st days of the 61 boat strong International 14’s hosted by the Richmond Yacht Club get underway in earnest with a series of races to determine the top teams at this years event. According to P.R.O. Del Olsen, the team racing event date back to the 1930’s when it was the pinnacle ...
    Published on 08-15-2018 12:39 PM
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    Somebody up there loves the 30th Airlie Beach Race Week





    Day 5 of Airlie Beach Race Week Festival of Sailing and conditions during the morning were above and beyond the forecast 15 knots, the wind whipping seas up quickly and crews had to stay on their toes, then winds eased after lunch – another great day in paradise. Our viewing platform for the penultimate day of the Whitsunday Sailing Club (WSC) organised event, was Alani, a luxury motor yacht. We did it in style, ...
    Published on 08-15-2018 09:46 AM
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    For some, their points advantage would have taken a disaster to unravel the gold medal, particularly in the 420 Open, whilst in other fleets, there was still all to place for in the three races.

    Three new World Champions are crowned with Seb Menzies/Blake McGlashan (NZL) taking gold in the 420 Open, María Caba Hernández/Pilar Caba Hernández (ESP) in the 420 Women and Jacobo García García/Antoni Ripoll González (ESP) in the U17 fleet.

    A memorable 420 Worlds in the stunningly beautiful backdrop of Newport, Rhode Island, a venue packed with sailing heritage.

    For now, it is on to medal presentations and celebrations at the Closing Ceremony.


    all images ©catebrownphoto.com










    420 WOMEN
    They had kept at a safe distance from the podium all ...
    Published on 08-15-2018 08:50 AM
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    (Christophe Favreau's french language report translated poorly by some robo translation device)

    Big brake this morning in a fleet head. Jean-Luc van den heede looked forward to diving south. He finally decided ...
    Published on 08-14-2018 03:37 PM
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    [Note: One of the Moore 24's Class rules loosely instructs that the winner of said regatta is honored by receiving the task of writing the report
    of said event. This year we are fortunate that the champion also is unofficial PNW class scribe Ben Braden, owner of Moore 24 "Moore Uff Da"
    who works the keyboard as easy or easier than a wet tiller or a cold Rainier. Enjoy]





    The Set –

    Straight outa Wikipedia – Hood River is considered a “sports mecca” and offers some of the best spots for windsurfing, kitesurfing, Moore 24 Racing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, skiing and mountain biking—all for which it draws considerable national attention from many media outlets, such as Sail Magazine, Pressure Drop and Sailing Anarchy.

    Moore 24 Nationals in Hood River, Oregon, one of the most consistently ...
    Published on 08-14-2018 02:04 PM
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    Battle in the Celtic Sea

    The cold front that brought tough conditions to the start of the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race have now passed, with the fleet enjoying bright sunshine yesterday and a relatively calm second night at sea. However, the intensity on the race course has been ratcheted up with wind shifts providing opportunities to make gains and losses throughout the fleet. Looking further ahead, 25-30 knots of wind and a significant sea state are expected to affect the fleet in the ...
    Published on 08-14-2018 11:00 AM
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    Trimaran flips at Airlie Beach Race Week – all aboard are fine
    words by Di Pearson



    Queenslander Dennis Lehany’s Jim Brown 6 metre trimaran, Billy the Kid, flipped while racing in shifty and gusty 25 knot winds at Whitsunday Sailing Club’s Airlie Beach Race Week Festival of Sailing today.

    Three fellow racing yachts went to their assistance. Hammer of Queensland, a famous old maxi chartered and helmed by former 18 foot skiff JJ Giltinan champion, ...
    Published on 08-13-2018 09:25 PM
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    6 Teams from the SF Bay Area and 6 from the PNW converged in Hood River for the 2018
    Moore 24 Nationals. Gorge like conditions prevailed with winds in the mid to high 20 knot range
    and gusts in the 40 providing the classic conditions people travel so far to enjoy!

    8 Races in 3 days provided the fun and entertainment, and when ...
    Published on 08-11-2018 02:32 PM
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    NEWS ALERT – Philippe Péché reports loss of steerage in 50knot winds
    DAY 42 – Dateline 11. 8. 2018 – Les Sables d’Olonne, France

    57–year old Philippe Péché made an emergency call to the Golden Globe ...