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    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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    Race 1

    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 06-10-2019 04:32 PM
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    Friends of Prospector

    As many of you know Prospector dismasted at 3am on Sunday June 9th while participating in the 2019 Annapolis to Newport Race. At the time of the incident we were in the Atlantic approximately ...
    Published on 06-10-2019 09:03 AM
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    Report by Bill Wagner


    Prospector, the Mills 68 that was chasing the Annapolis-to-Newport Race record, was dismasted in the wee hours of Sunday morning.

    Prospector was sailing upwind in 20-25 knots of wind and pounding into eight-foot seas in the Atlantic Ocean when the rig failed around 3 a.m.

    Annapolis resident Marty Roesch, one of four owners of the high-tech racing machine, said the headstay parted at the mast and the entire rig came down.

    “The tang for the forestay sheared off for reasons we don’t know yet,” Roesch said. “We were pounding upwind in heavy air and high seas. There was 20,000 pounds of load on the backstay. When the forestay failed the backstay pulled the rig down.”

    Roesch said the mast fell ...
    Published on 06-04-2019 04:42 PM
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    It's a heartbreaking sight with which we now must live and carry on. Le wreck was moved from the rocks on Sunday by Trident Marine, a local company, and is finally on hard since this morning.

    The poor and changing weather from the last days made ...
    Published on 06-04-2019 01:42 PM
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    DECADES LATER, CHAMPIONS RETURN TO CLAIM 12 METRE WORLD TITLE
    NEWPORT, RI (May 14, 2019) – When the 12 Metre World Championship comes to Newport, R.I. this summer (July 8-13), it will celebrate one of the greatest classes in world sailing history. The 112-year-old International 12 Metre Class encompasses a living history of racing yacht design by the world’s foremost naval architects who pushed their designs to the very limits of innovation. The resulting boats represented the pinnacle of yacht development from 1907-1987 for the highest levels of international sailing competition: the Olympic Games (1908-1920) and the America’s Cup (1958-1987).

    “It’s going to make quite a statement to the world when 21 of these historic 12 Metres – the largest gathering ever in the U.S. – converge ...
    Published on 05-31-2019 01:16 PM
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    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Coast Guard crews rescued a man and woman from a capsized sailboat about 65 miles east of Atlantic City late Wednesday night.

    The Coast Guard’s Fifth District Command Center in Portsmouth, Virginia, was notified of the vessel’s distress after receiving an alert from the crew’s Electronic Position Indicating Radio Beacon.

    Watchstanders called the emergency contact registered with the EPIRB, who said the mariners have been sailing around the world for the past few years ...
    Published on 05-25-2019 07:29 AM
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    Pretty discouraging': Looters ransack sailboat that ran aground off Lunenburg

    'I think it's way more heartbreaking to see that kind of behaviour in these conditions than the accident'
    Susan Bradley · CBC News · Posted: May 24, 2019 7:53 PM AT | Last Updated: May 24

    The sailboat Esprit de Corps IV is shown ...
    Published on 05-24-2019 09:06 AM
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    The Ocean Sailboat Spirit of corps iv in return of its race season in the Caribbean has failed on cross island, around 4 AM AST, this Wednesday, may 22th.

    While the sailboat was only 20 NM from its arrival Port Lunenburg, NS, and under very reduced wing, strong coastal winds of up to 50 kts have complicated the maneuver of ...
    Published on 05-08-2019 03:46 PM
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    Bermuda Bound!
    Start of the 2019 Antigua Bermuda Race

    The 2019 Antigua Bermuda Race fleet set off on Wednesday 8th May off Fort Charlotte, Antigua. A perfect start saw brilliant sunshine and 20 knots trade winds combining to produce spectacular conditions for the international fleet. Close to a hundred sailors from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, ...
    Published on 04-15-2019 09:32 AM
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    Sperry Charleston Race Week concluded in spectacular fashion with strong winds producing exciting action and several classes being decided during the last race.

    VX One, J/88, Viper 640, Melges 24 and ORC C were the windward-leeward classes that went down to the wire. Winners for five of the six Pursuit Hybrid and Pursuit Race, which were unable to complete any racing on Saturday, were also determined on Sunday. Mike Bruno said following Friday’s racing that he’s been jinxed at Sperry Charleston Race Week, suffering problems that prevented podium finishes in 2018 and 2017. The Armonk, New York resident thought his bad luck would be extended when Wings was ruled on-course-side in Race 9 and had to restart.

    “We came into the day saying we were going to be conservative and not make any mistakes then we got tangled up with another boat at the start and right out of the gate we were over early,” ...
    Published on 04-12-2019 06:50 PM
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    Day One on Charleston Harbor
    1sby Bill Wagner

    CHARLESTON, S.C. – There is no more picturesque sight than Charleston Harbor during the annual regatta that has brought international recognition to this historic city.

    A fleet of almost 260 sailboats in 18 different classes take over almost every inch of the Cooper River and it truly is a sight to behold. With seven different race courses set in various pockets of the harbor, a spectator viewing from land can see colorful billowing sails everywhere they look.

    Sperry Charleston Race Week 2019 got off to a rip roaring start with south-southeasterly winds ranging from 10 to 20 knots allowing organizers to complete four races for most of the classes doing ...
    Published on 04-01-2019 01:56 PM
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    Saturday, March 30:
    A beautiful day for college sailing! The Dellenbaugh Women's Trophy competitors were treated to sunny skies, temps in the 50's on the water, and a building Southerly breeze that started out Southeast at around 6 knots and built to 16 knots or so out of the South. 10 races in each division were sailed ...
    Published on 03-04-2019 09:04 AM
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    New “Hybrid Pursuit” Course in the Works at SCRW
    There has been much discussion over the years regarding the offshore race courses at SCRW. Many former offshore boats have been ...
    Published on 03-01-2019 02:13 PM
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    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A sailboat mast struck a railroad bridge Thursday afternoon in Fort Lauderdale.

    The incident occurred on the Tarpon River near 150 W. New ...
    Published on 02-21-2019 09:41 AM
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    The 12 Metre Pre-Worlds Regatta and 12 Metre World Championship (organized by the International Twelve Metre Association (ITMA) America’s Fleet and hosted by Ida Lewis Yacht Club and the 12 Metre Yacht Club) promises the largest-ever gathering of historic 12 Metre yachts ...
    Published on 02-20-2019 03:15 PM
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    NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Pollution responders from Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound and Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection oversaw the removal of a 53-foot sailboat that sank in the Connecticut River near Old Lyme, Connecticut Feb. 20, 2019.

    A commercial salvage company used float ...
    Published on 02-04-2019 01:07 PM
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    MIAMI, Fla. (February 3rd, 2019) – As nearly all of the racing at the Hempel World Cup Series Miami has been completed, more athletes have qualified for selection to the 2019 US Sailing Team. The national team is selected annually and consists of the top sailors competing in the events selected for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Athletes had the opportunity to qualify at the Hempel ...
    Published on 02-01-2019 09:37 AM
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    Today's second race for the Finn class at the 2019 Hempel World Cup Series Miami was something of a microcosm of the regatta so far. It was all about surviving the storm and limiting the damage.
    Only this wasn't the traditional sort of storm, with the thrashing wind and the waves crashing over the deck. Rather, it was a sudden deluge of rain that sent the breeze into a game of hide and seek during the crucial first leg.

    So far it's been that sort of an event for the 29 sailors competing in the Finn. Light air limited the Finn sailors to just two races over the first two days. Today was better, but with the rain cells rolling through the second of three races, the regatta has been a test of ...