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    Published on 06-24-2019 09:29 AM
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    With 40 nautical miles still to sail to the Owers turning mark off Portsmouth at 1500hrs BST this afternoon, racing within a gradually fading southwesterly breeze, it has been a long, laborious day fighting in the main pack on Stage 4 of La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro. Fog accompanied by constant drizzle has added to the generally unpleasant English summer conditions as the 500-mile Grand Final ...
    Published on 06-24-2019 08:58 AM
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    NEW YORK – June 22, 2019 – In front of large crowds lining the waterfront in downtown Manhattan, the Japan SailGP Team – helmed by double Olympic medalist Nathan Outteridge – beat off strong competition from Tom Slingsby’s Australia SailGP Team to win its first event in the inaugural SailGP season.

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    Published on 06-21-2019 06:13 PM
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    The drama of New York SailGP started before the race even began with the Great Britain SailGP Team capsizing just minutes before 'go.' The fleet was gun-shy right from the start, the Australia and Japan SailGP Teams led off the start line, ...
    Published on 06-21-2019 03:05 PM
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    No stranger to high-pressure situations, just 90 minutes before race time today Jeff Causey swapped his shore manager hard hat for a sailing helmet and calmly stepped into the cockpit of the supercharged F50 to ...
    Published on 06-21-2019 11:34 AM
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    Bronenosec Take Tiny Lead Into Royal Cup Showdown
    (Friday 21st June, Puerto Sherry) – Bronenosec, the newest boat in the fleet steered by the youngest helmsman, goes into Saturday’s final reckoning for the Puerto Sherry 52 SUPER SERIES Royal Cup with a one point lead over the 2017 circuit champions Azzurra. Vladimir Liubomirov’s Russian-flagged team proved fast in the moderate sea breeze conditions, and, with 2016 Olympic champion Sime Fantela on the helm with Morgan ...
    Published on 06-20-2019 10:56 AM
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    The clock has ticked down, skippers have completed their preparations and the crews have gathered – it’s time to go racing at the Superyacht Cup Palma!

    Competition begins this Thursday with the opening Pantaenius Race, which will see an impressive selection of 13 of the world’s most breathtaking superyachts make the most of the idyllic and reliable sailing conditions on the waters of Palma Bay.

    The second day of racing will ...
    Published on 06-19-2019 12:37 PM
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    Anthony Marchand wins stage 3

    Published on 19/06/2019

    Anthony Marchand, 34, from Plomeur, southwest of Quimper, has taken victory in Stage 3 of La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro this morning, crossing the line at 09:29CET after 2 days, 19 hours 18 minutes and 36 seconds at sea racing Groupe Royer-Populaire Secours.

    Marchand was fourth at the Videcoq bouy by Granville and actually approached the Alderney race in sixth. But, ...
    Published on 06-19-2019 12:28 PM
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    Azzurra Leads Royal Cup in Puerto Sherry
    (Wednesday 19th June, Puerto Sherry) – It was places gained on successive runs during the second race today that keep Azzurra and Bronenosec in the top two places after four races at the Puerto Sherry 52 SUPER SERIES Royal Cup. At this new, challenging venue for the circuit, the key learning so far is that consistency is especially elusive in this high-level fleet on a race course where the sea breeze on the water is especially hard to read.




    Witness the fall ...
    Published on 06-18-2019 04:08 PM
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    Editor's Note: Karl Robrock produces this epic writeup on his latest Coastal Cup Adventure, this time with Hogin Sail's Steve McCarthy.
    The 2017 Edition was not what Karl had hoped for and was later written up HERE!!!



    Snafu vs. Coastal Cup 2019 /June 17, 2019

    I had some unsettled business with Coastal Cup after making landfall by air instead of water two years ago. Steve and I were ready to take another stab at it. Snafu has been equipped with a bomber Ballenger rig - the Express 27 section rather than Ultimate 20 section this time.

    This year’s Coastal Cup was attended ...
    Published on 06-18-2019 11:13 AM
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    Alexis Loison, (Region Normandie), continues to assert his dominance on the shortened 400-nautical mile third
    stage of La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro, having led the fleet for much of the last 48 hours.




    Alongside Gildas Mahe, (Breizh Cola-Equi-Thé), and Anthony Marchand, (Groupe Royer-Populaire Secours),
    the trio have earned themselves an incredible buffer of 52 miles over the rest of the fleet, having escaped
    through a key tidal gate off the north eastern tip of the Channel Islands, which so many others fell foul of,
    describing it as ‘hellish’ and ‘disastrous.’ (You ...
    Published on 06-18-2019 10:35 AM
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    No. 5 Elbe" again on the surface
    Nocturnal success for the salvage mission of the monument ship "No. 5 Elbe" in the swing mouth:
    Since about 1 o'clock the sunken 135-year-old ship is again at the water surface.



    Translated from NDR.com

    Air bags brought it up
    At the weekend, divers of a Spanish specialist company had ...
    Published on 06-18-2019 09:45 AM
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    IS THE STAGE 3 PODIUM ALREADY SET?

    Less than 24 hours after the start of the 450-nautical mile third stage of La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro, Alex Loison, (Region Normandie), is currently leading a breakaway trio which has earned a cushion of 18 miles since they escaped through a key tidal gate off ...
    Published on 06-17-2019 12:10 PM
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    Competition was intense from start to finish for Ladycat powered by Spindrift racing and the 464 competitors in the 81st edition of the Bol d’Or. This intensity was accentuated by the myriad of weather conditions: from lights winds towards Le Bouveret and a sudden, vicious storm on the return leg to Geneva. A storm of such violent proportions that racing had to be suspended for a period of time. Despite the difficult ...
    Published on 06-17-2019 09:45 AM
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    Tanguy LeTurquais ran aground on the rocks of the eastern tip of Alderney around 1330hrs French time.
    Despite several attempts to get off unaided Race Direction sent an inflatable RIB to help.
    Unfortunately on the falling tide, Quéguiner-Kayak was stuck fast on rocks while there was still about
    twenty centimetres of tidal range still to fall.

    Bob Escoffier’s motor trimaran Express, which accompanies the fleet as media boat and guard ship,
    tried to pass a line which was connected to a spinnaker ...