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    Published on 09-28-2020 12:28 PM
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    The Moderns in joy under the Portalet: Daguet2, Spirit of Malou, Andante 4 already in evidence
    - Tomorrow Tuesday, entry into the running of the Classics Make way for sport! And how !

    The Gulf of Saint-Tropez was today adorned with its finery, sustained wind, azure sky, bright sun and navy blue sea, perfectly meeting the expectations of the 85 modern sailboats invited to launch ...
    Published on 09-27-2020 08:27 PM
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    Marina di Scarlino - The third stage of the Melges 32 World League international circuit ends with another exciting day, characterized by strong winds and sea, for the occasion hosted by Marina di Scarlino thanks to the joint organization of Melges Europe and of the Club Nautico Scarlino.

    To close the event on the highest hail of the podium is Martin ...
    Published on 09-25-2020 09:50 AM
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    In the first of a series of preview articles in the lead-up to the Vendée Globe start on November 8, Ed Gorman looks at the issue of comfort – and discomfort – on board an IMOCA.

    The IMOCA fleet has a deserved reputation for exceptional performance, for spectacular displays of awesome speed and power, but it also for being made up of some of the most hostile racing platforms ever used in world sailing.

    Even ...
    Published on 09-24-2020 05:08 PM
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    Karl Robrock writes a very poignant piece on the DH Farallones which he sail upon his Moore 24 SNAFU with fellow Moore-Man Bart Hackworth


    DHF 2020 monohull 1st place, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th occupy the RYC basin on Friday afternoon while preparing. Go RYC!

    2020 DHF /September 23, 2020
    This was the year the Moore fleet was going to resume rounding the islands as part of the Roadmasters series. It has been a decade. The DHF, ...
    Published on 09-24-2020 11:55 AM
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    West Coast Teams Take the Early Lead at Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex, Partnership Announced with Hammetts Hotel

    NEWPORT, R.I. – Southern California sailors are not used to extended breaks in their sailing schedule, the weather being conducive to getting out on the water pretty much year-round. Of course, 2020 hasn’t been a normal year anywhere. For David Team (Newport Beach, Calif.), the owner of the TP52 Vesper, and Bill Ruh (Del Mar, Calif.) and Drew Freides (Los Angeles), co-owners of the Melges IC37 Pacific Yankee, the New York Yacht Club’s Race Week ...
    Published on 09-24-2020 10:11 AM
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    WHAT A DEBUT
    It’s Young Azzurra the protagonist of the second day of Persico 69F Cup ITAS Assicurazioni G.P 2.2, the first day of races after the opening lull.

    Under the gaze of an enthusiastic Commodore Michael Illbruck, the team made by YCCS wins and convinces, with an extraordinary debut. After a first day without wind, today in ...
    Published on 09-23-2020 12:24 PM
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    Objective Jules Verne Trophy

    The Maxi Edmond de Rothschild 40 days away from the start of stand-by


    Lorient, wednesday, September 23, 2020 - This figure has been on everyone’s minds for many months now; 40 days (23 hours and 30 minutes), is the exact time to beat if the crew of the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild is to topple Francis Joyon and IDEC Sport, ...
    Published on 09-23-2020 09:34 AM
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    Three new crew members announced for 11th Hour Racing Team at Homecoming event in Newport, Rhode Island

    September 22, 2020 (Newport, Rhode Island) – Three new sailing crew have been signed by 11th Hour Racing Team, the U.S.-based offshore sailing team with a sight set on winning The Ocean Race 2022-23. In a socially distanced ‘Homecoming’ ...
    Published on 09-22-2020 03:13 PM
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    PANAMA CITY BEACH — For those who have walked across the coast over the last couple days near beach access 2 in Bay County, odds are they've seen that something peculiar washed ashore.

    At about 10 p.m. Wednesday, after battling roughly 20-foot swells ...
    Published on 09-22-2020 10:19 AM
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    The 2020 BAMA Double Handed Farallones was held on Saturday, September 19th, nearly 6 months late, due to the Pandemic that reeked havoc on near every sailing event world wide. But better late than never, and with a bit of nostalgia mixed in, the start was relocated to Baker Baker, where the race was started from decades ago. And still honoring pandemic protocols,' the dedicated BAMA shore crew was committed to work outside the confine ...
    Published on 09-16-2020 12:31 PM
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    Fred Duthil (Technique Voile) takes 1st in leg 3


    Marc Mallaret, (CER Occitanie) 2nd


    Adrien Hardy (Ocean Attitude) completes the podium


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    Published on 09-15-2020 08:41 AM
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    PÉRON-LE CLÉAC'H, THE OPPORTUNISTS
    Published on 09/15/2020

    We will remember from these last hours, between many adventures, the remarkable shot full of opportunism played this morning by two latecomers, Eric Péron and Armel ...
    Published on 09-13-2020 04:59 PM
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    THE BAY OF SEINE FOR FIRST JUSTICE OF THE PEACE!
    Published on 09/13/2020

    A relatively peaceful night, spent sliding at a small trot and under a gennaker along the chalk cliffs of the Opal Coast, abruptly followed this morning, barely adorned ...
    Published on 09-13-2020 11:11 AM
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    Reports of orcas striking sailing boats in the Straits of Gibraltar have left sailors and scientists confused. Just what is causing such unusually aggressive behaviour?

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    When nine killer whales surrounded the 46ft boat that Victoria Morris was crewing in Spain on the afternoon of 29 July, she was elated. The biology graduate taught sailing in New Zealand and is used to friendly orca encounters. But the atmosphere quickly changed when they started ramming the hull, spinning the boat 180 degrees, ...