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    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 08-15-2018 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 06-27-2018 01:07 PM
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    USCG 1st District Northeast just released a warning to revelers in their jurisdiction that may or may not affect you.

    But clarity is a good thing:

    Published on 06-18-2018 08:52 AM
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    Rambler 88 Takes Line Honors in Newport Bermuda Race

    Leaving most of the fleet far behind in light winds, George David’s Rambler 88 crossed the finish line off St. David’s Lighthouse at 5:51:51 Eastern daylight time ...
    Published on 06-17-2018 12:25 PM
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    June 17, 2018
    Race Bulletin #17 – Five Boats Ahead of a Tightly Packed Fleet
    The Saturday evening update from the Newport Bermuda Race media team.

    After a day of relatively light winds in the 51st Newport Bermuda Race, the competitors had made moderate progress down the 635-mile course toward the finish line at St. David’s Lighthouse on the northeast corner of Bermuda. Led by Rambler 88, George David’s 88-foot Juan K design, five boats crossed the Gulf Stream and opened up a significant gap on the rest of the 169-boat fleet, many of whom were sailing in lighter winds.

    Early in the day, David Askew’s Wizard, a Volvo 70-footer, may have found better winds and a good wind shift on the west side of the rhumb line, as it passed Rambler at one point, before being overhauled again by the larger boat. Also in this group were two other big boats in the Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Division—Steve Murray, Jr. and Stephen Murray Sr.’s Warrior, ...
    Published on 06-16-2018 09:42 AM
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    Merlin’s Path: Sliding Fast in the Evening
    Onboard report several hours into what has been a light-air Newport Bermuda Race so far. Pics and verbs by Chris Museler

    “It’s nice being famous.”

    Crewmate Chris Watt’s comment this afternoon pretty much ...
    Published on 06-08-2018 08:49 AM
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    Chris Museler has hitched a ride on Merlin fo th Newport Bermuda
    HERE is his report.

    Merlin’s Path: Downwind Flyer Needs Upwind Boost

    Preparing for the Newport Bermuda Race means planning the appropriate sail inventory. Crewmember and onboard reporter Chris Museler reports.

    Bill Lee’s groundbreaking ...
    Published on 05-16-2018 07:56 AM
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    NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Seven people police say are connected to an international yacht race have been arrested in Rhode Island following a confrontation with officers.

    The Newport Daily News reports that police responded to a fire alarm at a Newport bar at about 1 a.m. Tuesday and found about 100 people at the scene, several of whom refused orders to leave the building.

    Police say Andrew Cape, of Lymington, England, and Stefan Coppers, of Amsterdam, Netherlands, ...
    Published on 04-15-2018 10:26 AM
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    An extra race on Saturday due to Sunday forecast

    Concern about what Sunday might bring made Saturday all the more important at Sperry Charleston Race Week 2018. Forecasts call for a front to move through town and there is no way to predict how much racing will be completed on the final day. As the skies darkened over Charleston Harbor on Saturday evening, the leaders had to feel good about their position while the followers were hoping for an opportunity to change the final standings.

    “We’re still in the hunt. Hopefully, we’ll get two or three more races tomorrow and be able to improve our position,” said Savasana skipper Brian Keane, who holds fourth place in J/70 class.

    Plans had called for the J/70 fleet to conduct three races ...
    Published on 04-14-2018 08:31 AM
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    Champagne Conditions on Day One
    J/24 skipper Tony Parker called it “champagne conditions” and it would be hard to argue with that assessment.

    Mother Nature delivered in a big way on the first day of Sperry Charleston Race Week with action getting underway in strong winds, sunny skies and warm temperatures.

    Ten of the 11 classes competing on the four inshore circles were able to complete four races in winds that ranged from 12 to 16 knots and swung from south to slightly southwest. The lone exception was the highly competitive J/70 class, which did three races at the request of the sailors.

    Because there are 66 boats in J/70, ...
    Published on 04-12-2018 05:35 PM
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    246 Boats On The Scratch Sheet

    Competitors in Sperry Charleston Race Week 2018 were hurriedly carrying equipment, sail bags and other gear down to the docks while the various vendors were busily setting up shop.

    Event director Randy Draftz and other organizers with Charleston Ocean Racing Association were huddled in a conference room going over last-minute details while volunteers were working furiously to install the infrastructure that transforms the beach area into a thriving party venue.
    Published on 03-04-2018 01:24 PM
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    70 stray cargo containers pose threat to mariners off North Carolina

    PORTSMOUTH, Va.— The Coast Guard is warning mariners of navigation hazards after about 70 cargo containers fell off of a cargo ship Saturday night, about 17 miles off Oregon Inlet, North Carolina.

    The cargo ship Maersk Shanghai contacted watchstanders ...
    Published on 01-07-2018 08:41 AM
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    This is what a bomb cyclone did to our dinghy fleet. Who doesn't love a boat full of snow and sand crust? Fortunately ...
    Published on 10-15-2017 08:38 PM
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    Rhode Island's tall ship loses power, hits multiple boats before grounding in Newport Harbor

    BOSTON — Coast Guard Station Castle Hill is providing a safety zone in Newport Harbor, ...
    Published on 10-08-2017 11:04 AM
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    Freides Wins Melges 20 World Championship

    With new World Champion Drew Freides atop the overall division, Canada's Quigg goes on to clinch Corinthian World Champ title

    NEWPORT, R.I. (October 7, 2017) - After eight races, eight ...
    Published on 10-07-2017 09:15 AM
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    Change of Pace at Melges 20 Worlds

    A lengthy morning postponement gave way to one light air Melges 20 World Championship race, again shuffling the standings with one final day to go

    NEWPORT, R.I. (October 6, 2017) - After two days of perfect Southwest Newport breeze, Day Three of the Melges 20 World Championship dawned ...
    Published on 10-05-2017 05:30 PM
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    Newport Delivers More of a Good Thing at Melges 20 World Championship

    Day Two of the Melges 20 Worlds featured another Sou'Wester and a near perfect day of sailing. Three challenging races shuffled the standings, but Drew Freides remains in the lead

    NEWPORT, R.I. (October 5, 2017) - As sailors waited at Sail Newport for the Day Two morning announcement on the course location from PRO Peter 'Luigi" Reggio, debates were ...
    Published on 10-05-2017 09:14 AM
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    Melges 20 Worlds kicks off in epic fashion with a perfect Southwest breeze at 18-23 kts, three races were completed in near perfect conditions

    NEWPORT, R.I. (October 4, 2017) - Tourists come to Newport for fall foliage and clam chowder. Sailors come for yachting history and the legendary Newport Sou'wester Breeze which arrived on Day One of the 2017 Melges 20 World Championship. Mixing ...
    Published on 10-02-2017 09:41 AM
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    Runner-up status was on the line during the final day of the 2017 SAP 5O5 World Championship. Having clinched the championship with a tremendous performance on Thursday, Mike Holt and Carl Smit were able to watch the last race from the comfort of a powerboat – no doubt thrilled they did not have determine the title on a light and fluky day.

    After a few false starts, Race 8 got underway in a six knot zephyr that was just barely above the class-mandated minimum. Maneuverability was difficult and principal race officer Sandy Grosvenor had to declare two general ...
    Published on 09-27-2017 09:37 AM
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    ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND – At long last the weather cooperated and organizers of the 2017 SAP 5O5 World Championship took full advantage of a day with steady, consistent wind. Principal race officer Sandy Grosvenor reeled off three races on Tuesday, bringing the series total to four and ensuring this is now an official championship.

    Tuesday proved eventful as the British team of Andy Smith and Roger Gilbert grabbed the overall lead while the German entry of Nikola Birkner and Angela Stenger became the first all-female team to win a race at the SAP 5O5 World Championship.

    Smith and Gilbert won the ...