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    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 ...
    Published on 01-25-2019 09:02 AM
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    Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to adrift vessels near Troy, N.Y.




    NEW YORK - The Coast Guard and partner agencies are responding to reports of several barges and vessels breaking away from their moorings on the Hudson River near Troy, New York, Friday ...
    Published on 12-18-2018 10:30 AM
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    JRCC in Halifax says U.K.-registered vessel was located about 240 nautical miles southeast of Halifax
    CBC News · Posted: Dec 17, 2018 7:26 PM AT | Last Updated: December ...
    Published on 11-29-2018 09:24 AM
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    PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard crews returned four mariners to shore Wednesday, after their sailboat was dismasted in a storm more than 100 miles off Cape Lookout, North Carolina.
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    Published on 11-28-2018 09:50 AM
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    Boaters beware: Bowditch Ledge tower collapsed
    Historic ocean marker vanishes overnight
    By Dustin Luca Staff Writer

    Report: Salem News





    SALEM — For hundreds of years, a towering granite marker in Salem Harbor has kept boaters from running aground on the perilously high Bowditch Ledge.
    That was until last weekend, when the Bowditch Ledge daybeacon apparently collapsed. Now, it’s only visible during the lowest of ...
    Published on 11-01-2018 08:56 AM
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    Sarasota, Florida - The Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) working in cooperation with the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) and Union National Course au Large (UNCL), founding partners of the IRC rating system, are pleased to announce the approval of the New York ...
    Published on 10-25-2018 03:11 PM
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    Boston 25 Reports

    What was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime for a Maine couple ended the same day it began after their sailboat capsized in Rockport, Mass.

    Stephen Davis and Liza Constable had planned an adventure at sea that was supposed to last more than a year, slated to end in the Caribbean. ...
    Published on 10-17-2018 12:35 PM
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    Great racing at the first ever College Sailing Women's Showcase Final at Brown! The event was sailed out of the Ted Turner Sailing Pavilion at the Edgewood Yacht Club in Cranston, RI. Saturday brought some rain and cool temps for the first half of the day and then the sun came out for a bit in the mid afternoon. Temps were in the 50's and it was a ...
    Published on 10-01-2018 01:01 PM
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    Fairy Tale for Jud Smith

    The glitterati from the world of sailing came to Marblehead for the 2018 West Marine J/70 World Championships. Ninety-One teams from 18 different countries battled out 11 highly competitive races. The depth of talent in the fleet was unprecedented with Olympic Gold Medallist, America's Cup winners, and world champions vying for ...