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    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 ...
    Published on 09-28-2018 08:28 AM
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    15 Boats Black Flagged at West Marine J/70 World Championships

    DAY THREE – 2018 West Marine J/70 World Championships

    Organised by the Eastern Yacht Club

    (Marblehead, USA, September 27, 2018) – There were thrills and spills on the third day of the West Marine J/70 World Championships with 15 teams falling foul of the Black ...
    Published on 09-27-2018 09:28 AM
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    After the rollercoaster ride on the first day of the West Marine J/70 World Championship, a change in the conditions provided a tactical and strategic second day of action for the 91 teams racing for the J/70 World Championship. Two Spanish teams reveled in the Mediterranean conditions and are now leading the Open and Corinthian ...
    Published on 09-25-2018 04:18 PM
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    Marblehead, MA (September 25, 2018) – The first day of the West Marine J/70 World Championship will be remembered for tough racing conditions for the 91 J/70s competing.

    A cold and wet southeasterly wind brought true Atlantic conditions to the combat zone. The big factor was the sea state, with waves topping out at over three metres. Upwind J/70s were climbing, then launching off huge waves. The downwind rollercoaster ride was an adrenaline ...
    Published on 09-12-2018 11:22 AM
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    Images of Hurricane Florence taken by Alexander Gerst of the International Space Station
    shows a magnificent yet terrifying storm as it rumbles across ...
    Published on 09-12-2018 09:11 AM
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    Hurricane Florence Remains A Strong Category 4 Hurricane And Should Gain Strength As She Crosses The Gulf Stream:



    BULLETIN
    Hurricane Florence Advisory Number 53...Corrected
    NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL062018
    1100 AM EDT Wed Sep 12 2018

    Corrected second headline

    ...AIR FORCE HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT FINDS FLORENCE HAS CHANGED
    LITTLE WHILE MOVING TOWARD THE U.S. SOUTHEAST COAST...
    ...LIFE-THREATENING STORM SURGE AND RAINFALL EXPECTED ACROSS
    PORTIONS OF THE CAROLINAS...


    SUMMARY OF 1100 AM EDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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    LOCATION...29.8N 71.3W
    ABOUT 485 MI...785 KM SE OF WILMINGTON NORTH CAROLINA
    ABOUT 520 MI...840 KM ESE OF MYRTLE BEACH SOUTH CAROLINA
    MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...130 MPH...215 KM/H
    PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 305 DEGREES AT 15 MPH...24 KM/H
    MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...943 MB...27.85 INCHES





    WATCHES AND WARNINGS
    --------------------
    CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

    None.

    SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

    A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for...
    * South Santee River ...
    Published on 09-10-2018 10:10 AM
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    Hurricane Florence Tropical Cyclone Update
    NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL062018
    1200 PM AST Mon Sep 10 2018

    ...FLORENCE BECOMES A CATEGORY FOUR HURRICANE...

    Data from a NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that Florence
    has continued to rapidly stregthen and has maximum sustained winds
    near 130 mph (195 km/h). The latest minimum central pressure based
    on data from the aircraft is 946 mb (27.93 inches).


    SUMMARY OF 1200 PM AST...1600 UTC...INFORMATION
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    LOCATION...25.0N 60.2W
    ABOUT 575 MI...925 KM SSE OF BERMUDA
    ABOUT 1230 MI...1985 KM ESE OF CAPE FEAR NORTH CAROLINA
    MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...130 ...
    Published on 09-07-2018 10:32 AM
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    Still a week out, tropical storm Florence appears to be on a direct course for the East Coast
    and should intensify into a major hurricane before making landfall.

    More information ...
    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:

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    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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    TRACKER


    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.
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