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    Published on 01-15-2017 10:01 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 03:04 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 11:20 AM
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    Photo © Marco Oquendo

    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 ...
    Published on 01-05-2017 10:28 AM
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    BIG NAMES, POWERFUL BOATS HIGHLIGHT QUANTUM KEY WEST RACE WEEK

    Bevy of talent lined up to help celebrate
    30th anniversary regatta

    KEY WEST, Fla. -- Just 11 days remain until the start of the 30th anniversary Quantum Key West Race Week and the fleet of more than 100 boats shows great strength throughout its ranks.

    In fashion befitting a 30th anniversary, the celebratory regatta bristles with a plethora of racing stars from the U.S. and 10 countries, some of the most technically developed racing boats afloat and ...
    Published on 12-05-2016 01:48 PM
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    The 2016 Melges 24 Worlds are over and done,
    prizes given, parties over, boats wrapped up and headed back to their respective winter homes, but their is one more present und the tree...

    Carlo Borlenghi was on hand shooting primarily Andrea Pozzi's Bombarda, but he managed to squeeze ...
    Published on 12-04-2016 10:52 AM
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    Photo © Petey Crawford


    December 3rd, 2016 - Miami, FL, U.S. - As a result of an amazing Championship, with all placements of the series -apart from one - within the fifth position of the ranking, the Irish team of Embarr IRL829 (2-75/DNS) has been crowned at the 2016 Melges 24 World Championship.

    The crew ...
    Published on 11-29-2016 10:19 PM
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    Written by Silvia Gallegati – “It is going to be a day of steady, South-Easterly breeze, blowing around 18-20 knots, that hopefully will allow us to complete three races in this first day of regatta of the event, since in the next days wind is expected to decrease and to get trickier,” declared this morning Anderson Reggio, ...
    Published on 11-21-2016 10:19 AM
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    When it was decided that the Viper 640 sports boats would travel to Bermuda during November 2016 for its major regatta, everyone was looking forward to the big winds that prevail on the Great Sound at that time of year. Unfortunately on two of the days too much wind prevailed. The 4-day event, the Aspen Viper 640 International Championship sponsored by EFG, ...
    Published on 11-15-2016 09:49 AM
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    The F4 literally flies over the water. Image Credit: Matt Knighton / Rob Tringali / Amory Ross

    Bill Springer pens this piece for Forbes Magazine:


    For most people, “exclusive” means everything from partying with A-list celebrities on a superyacht in Saint Barths, to flying on a private jet to watch ...
    Published on 11-01-2016 10:08 AM
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    On Monday, Halloween, the Freedom US 30, Dennis Conner’s last 12 meter boat which he raced in America’s Cup, got stuck.

    On the boat was a guest skipper who was forced ...
    Published on 10-24-2016 01:18 PM
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    The 2016 Kite Speed World Championships are ongoing in Martha's Vineyard and the 1st day has shown some potential.

    Alex Caizergues has sailed a 47.850 mph run, well off his 2013 World Record pace ...
    Published on 10-23-2016 09:55 PM
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    NEW ZEALAND WINS HISTORIC FOILING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

    Micah Wilkinson and Olivia Mackay of New Zealand made sailing history in Newport, USA on Sunday, as they were crowned the first-ever World Champions in the world's largest youth sailing program, Red Bull Foiling Generation. In the climax of a two-year search for the planet's ...
    Published on 10-23-2016 10:44 AM
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    CROWDS, CHEERS, AND CAPSIZES MARK KNOCKOUT ROUNDS OF WORLD FOILING FINAL




    The drama was as high with gusty winds on Saturday, as national champion teams of youth sailors from across the planet fought for a place in the final round of the Red Bull Foiling Generation World Final 2016. Three more races in Newport, Rhode Island, ...
    Published on 10-21-2016 05:37 PM
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    QUALIFICATION FOR WORLD FOILING FINAL SEES FAVORITES ADVANCE IN CLOSE RACING

    The foils flew in Newport, USA on Friday, as fifteen national champion teams battled in the first races of the inaugural Red Bull Foiling Generation World Final. The revolutionary sailing competition conceived ...
    Published on 10-21-2016 02:31 PM
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    Teams from 15 nations have arrived at the sailing hub of Newport, Rhode Island, USA to fight
    for the first Red Bull Foiling Generation World Championship. Organized by double Olympic
    gold medalists Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher, the regatta will run from Friday
    through Sunday, 21–23 October.



    NEWPORT, RI, USA (20 October 2016) – Fifteen national champion teams from around the world
    have assembled for the first-ever Red Bull Foiling Generation World Final ...
    Published on 10-07-2016 09:58 AM
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    In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, a massive pile of conch shells has washed up in Nassau in the Bahamas.

    Fritters ...
    Published on 09-29-2016 06:38 PM
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    Newport Nor'easter

    Breeze on conditions offer the perfect lead into Day One of the 2016 Melges 32 World Championship hosted by Sail Newport
    Newport, RI - There are many attractions that Newport offers for sailors around the world - an iconic sailing venue with a rich sailing history, great entertainment and of course, world renowned clam chowder. One unique Newport characteristic ...
    Published on 09-25-2016 10:23 PM
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    Nine 12 Metre teams competed in their North American Championship, hosted by Ida Lewis Yacht Club on September 23-25 in Newport, RI.

    Sailing on sloops best known as the America’s Cup boats during that event’s so-called “Golden Era” (1958-1987), the teams competed in three divisions – Grand Prix, Modern and Traditional – and completed eight races in 13-17 knot breezes that ...
    Published on 09-14-2016 10:40 AM
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    Fifteen teams of agile and talented sailing youth from across the country were chosen to participate in the first ever US Qualifier of the Red Bull Foiling Generation sailing competition. Industry experts in partnership with US Sailing were recruited to evaluate possible competitors based on their sharp sailing skills, athleticism and smart decision-making. ...
    Published on 09-07-2016 09:58 AM
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    The first American edition of Foiling Week will match the format tested in three editions in Garda, contextualizing arguments and regattas in the birthplace of the modern American sailing and yachting: Newport R.I.

    The event will be hosted by sail Newport and supported by AcomeA, Zhik, Mighty Squirrel Beer along with Gurit that specifically sponsors the TFW Forum. Participation to the Foiling Week is open to all and ...