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    Published on 02-20-2019 04:15 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 02:07 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 10:37 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 10:02 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 11:30 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 10:24 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 10:50 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 09:56 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 04:11 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 01:35 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 02:01 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 09:28 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 10:28 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 05:18 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 12:22 PM
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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 10:11 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
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    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 11:10 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 11:32 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 05:24 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 10:46 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 ...