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    Published on 05-23-2017 07:41 AM
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    12 Metre Class Announces Waypoint Regattas in ROAD TO THE WORLDS Series

    NEWPORT, R.I. (May 22, 2017) – The International 12 Metre Class (ITMA) has released locations and dates for the ROAD TO ...
    Published on 05-02-2017 08:57 AM
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    WILMINGTON, N.C. – The Coast Guard is searching for a man whose sailboat was discovered aground near Hatteras, Monday.

    Missing is Richard Tomlinson, 82, of Clearwater, ...
    Published on 04-08-2017 10:42 AM
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    April 8, 2017 - Charleston, S.C., U.S. - Melges 24 teams could not have asked for more spectacular racing conditions on opening day (April 7) at the 2017 U.S. Melges 24 National Championship hosted by the Charleston Yacht Club (ChYC). Plentiful sunshine, a shifty 20-25 knots of breeze and relatively moderate seas ushered in the event, along with a thousand smiles.

    PRO Hal Smith and his race committee did an amazing job with the ideal conditions presenting three championship-style ...
    Published on 04-06-2017 09:45 AM
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    Oakcliff Sailing announced the Oakcliff Triple Crown Series, a ground-breaking plan to reward athletes for their hard work and provide significant financial resources to assist them in achieving Olympic glory.

    The Triple Crown Series ...
    Published on 04-02-2017 03:37 PM
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    A cold, very wet, windy, and miserable day for sailing at the Dellenbaugh Women's Trophy, hosted by Brown University at the Edgewood Yacht Club. Despite the weather, we were able to get in 4 races in A-division and 2 in B-division. There was a heavy rain and ...
    Published on 02-17-2017 08:57 AM
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    If you plan on traversing these waterways on weekends and holidays and selective vacation dates, this will be the norm
    rather than the exception:

    MIAMI – The Coast Guard is scheduled to establish security ...
    Published on 02-13-2017 03:39 PM
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    Report by Paul Cayard:

    Three races were held Saturday on Biscayne Bay for the Star class. A relatively large fleet of 33 boats were on the race track this morning ready to take on the mild easterly winds.

    I am sailing with my son Danny this weekend. Yesterday I flew to Miami from Bermuda where I spent the week visiting my daughter Allie; so I just have to say it, I am having a GREAT week!

    Danny and I started the weekend off the way you dream ...
    Published on 01-30-2017 08:43 AM
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    Miami, Fla. – The final five medal races were held at World Cup Series Miami 2017, Presented by Sunbrella (January 22-29, 2017) on Sunday, capping off a successful 28th year of North America’s premier Olympic classes regatta. U.S. Olympians Stu McNay (Providence, R.I.) and Dave Hughes (Miami, Fla.) won their fourth Miami medal in the last five years, with three of those medals being gold. The ...
    Published on 01-26-2017 04:56 PM
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    For Swiss RS:X sailor Mateo Sanz Lanz, success on the third day of racing at the 2017 World Series Cup Miami presented by Sunbrella was as much about what he didn't do as what he did do. In a gusty and shifty northeasterly breeze that moved about like an over-caffeinated flyweight boxer, Lanz finished first, third and fourth in three races.

    "Today was really shifty and gusty and during the races there were many changes of positions; it was crazy," said Lanz, who finished 14th at the Rio 2016 Olympics. "I didn't know really well what to do, [I tried to] just manage my position ...
    Published on 01-26-2017 09:01 AM
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    Even sailors who have committed in advance to another campaign traditionally take some time away from the sport after the Olympic Games. The question is usually how much time is needed to refresh the batteries without getting too stale. Decades ago these hiatuses were usually measured in years. Now it's more likely to be weeks or months.
    The British duo of Ben Saxton and Nicola Groves finished ninth at Rio 2016 in the mixed multihull and then took the rest of the year off. They got back into the Nacra 17 for the first time a few weeks ago ...
    Published on 01-25-2017 12:56 PM
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    The 49er class has never been a bastion of consistency. The overpowered skiff is challenging to sail, and because it accelerates so quickly in the smallest increase in wind speed, lead changes are frequent.
    When you toss in a shifty and puffy westerly breeze that was forced to weave through the Coconut Grove skyline before reaching the racecourse, it's no surprise that the opening day of the 2017 World Cup Series Miami presented by Sunbrella was one of ups and downs throughout the 26-boat fleet.

    The French duo of Lucas Rual and Emile Amoros started the day ...
    Published on 01-20-2017 04:45 PM
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    Quantum Racing named Boat of the Week; Hot Mess earns Corinthian honors

    KEY WEST, Fla. – By winning the final race of the highly competitive 52 Super Series and with it the class championship, Doug De Vos’ (Ada, MI) Quantum Racing was awarded Boat of the Week honors at the 30th anniversary Quantum Key West Race Week hosted by the Storm Trysail Club.

    Quantum Racing was placed sixth in the pro-laden class at mid-week, 8 ...
    Published on 01-20-2017 09:18 AM
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    Marine Partners’ Day won by Peter Wagner’s J/111 Skeleton Key

    KEY WEST, Fla. – Four classes are up for grabs with one race remaining at the 30th anniversary Quantum Key West Race Week. Tomorrow’s lone race for all racing classes will decide the winner in the 52 Super Series, J/111 Class, J/70 Class and ORC Class.

    Two races were held today – Marine Partners’ Day – in light winds between 6 and 9 knots from the southeast. These were held after ...
    Published on 01-18-2017 07:26 PM
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    Day 3 featured less breeze, but closer racing, particularly in the ORC Class where Mt Gay Rum Boat of the Day winner Second Star had finishes of 1 - 1 - 2.5 - photo Quantum Key West Race Week/PhotoBoat.com

    Mount Gay Rum Day won by first-time entrant J.D. Hill’s Second Star

    KEY WEST, Fla. – Day 3 at the 30th anniversary Quantum Key West Race Week – Mount Gay Rum Day – saw a softening of the breeze on the racecourse and a corresponding shakeup ...
    Published on 01-17-2017 08:39 PM
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    Platoon Battle in the Trenches, But Hold Out For Key West Lead
    (Tuesday 17th January, Key West) – Even among some of the top teams in the 52 SUPER SERIES, the world's leading grand prix monohull circuit, nerves and elements of self-doubt had a negative effect on Monday, the first day of the new season and the opening races of the Quantum Key West Race Week.

    While Harm Müller-Spreer's Platoon opened with two confident, well executed wins, several among the 11 TP52 teams racing on the azure waters of the Florida Keys did not manage to start their season on their A-Game.
    Published on 01-17-2017 08:16 PM
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    Lewmar Day provided brilliant conditions once again in Key West - photo Andy Newman/Florida Keys New Bureau

    Lewmar Day won by J/88 Hijinks as conditions continue to provide thrilling racing

    KEY WEST, Fla. – To the delight of the more than 600 sailors competing in the 30th anniversary Quantum Key West Race Week, Day 2’s racing nearly mirrored Day 1’s memorable conditions.

    Today, Lewmar Day, offered more stellar racing in 15- to 20-knot winds amid sunny skies ...
    Published on 01-17-2017 08:21 AM
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    City of Key West Day won by 52 Super Series leader Platoon of Germany

    KEY WEST, Fla. –The comments from the first day of the 30th anniversary Quantum Key West Race Week, the City of Key West Day, were nearly unanimous – epic sailing conditions in one of the best racing venues in the world.

    “It was a sporty day,” said J.D. Hill (Houston, TX), owner of the J/122 Second Star. Hill was the first to enter Quantum Key West Race Week last June and he’s racing for the first time after having ...
    Published on 01-15-2017 09:01 PM
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    Old acquaintances and new friendships will be joined at the venerable regatta

    KEY WEST, Fla. – The 30th anniversary Quantum Key West Race Week begins tomorrow with a weather forecast calling for winds of 15 to 20 knots with gusts possibly as high as 25 knots and air temperatures in the mid-70s – conditions welcomed by every sailor in this idyllic setting celebrating ...
    Published on 01-12-2017 02:04 PM
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    30th anniversary regatta looks to live up to reputation of fantastic sailing conditions

    KEY WEST, Fla. – A scant three days remain to the start of the 30th anniversary Quantum Key West Race Week and the long range weather forecast looks juicy. ...
    Published on 01-12-2017 10:20 AM
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    With an elapsed time of 10 hours 18 minutes and 50 seconds, Wizard has broken the monohull elapsed time record. Stay tuned for more info and ...