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    Published on 07-08-2020 04:05 PM
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    The long awaited resurgence of 52's is about to get underway with the Bayview Mackinac Challenge. 7 boats have answered the call,
    two of which are PAC ...
    Published on 06-22-2020 05:21 PM
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    Seabrook, TX- The inaugural RS21 North American Championships hosted by Lakewood Yacht Club featured a competitive fleet of 17 teams with 24 races sailed over 3 days. The Lucky Dog Racing Team helmed by Travis Weisleder with crew Chandler Self, Marcus Eagan, and John Bowden dominated the event winning 11 of 15 races sailed.

    The final day was separated into Gold and Silver fleet sailing 3 races ...
    Published on 06-16-2020 12:53 PM
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    Dillon resident Paul Kresge identified as man who drowned in Dillon Reservoir.
    Image © Elaine Collins

    DILLON — The man who died after falling into Dillon Reservoir has been identified as 66-year-old Paul Kresge of Dillon, according to the Summit County Coroner’s Office.

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    Published on 06-16-2020 12:37 PM
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    As with many regattas world wide, the COVID-19 pandemic has cause havoc on many sailing events and the newly formed GL52 Series is no exception!

    Yet there is hope on the horizon, with today's ...
    Published on 06-15-2020 11:25 AM
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    1 person missing after boat capsizes on Dillon Reservoir during regatta
    Report ByLibby Stanford

    At around 2:30 p.m., a rainstorm caused gusts of wind, which blew the boat over. The National Weather Service ...
    Published on 01-24-2020 08:34 AM
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    Great Lakes 52 Fleet grows and launches new series

    Great Lakes (January 22, 2020) 2020 will launch the first Great Lakes 52 Season Series (GL52 Season Series). The growing premier monohull big boat racing fleet has achieved critical mass in ...
    Published on 10-12-2019 01:35 PM
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    The Annual slightly offshore 145 nm race from Galveston to Corpus Christi along the Texas Shore line
    was rudely interrupted Friday night and early Saturday morning as a more powerful that projected
    cold front descended of the water with 131 boats registered. 2 boats require USCG Rescue ...
    Published on 09-30-2019 10:15 AM
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    September 25th

    Postcard conditions on Lake Erie greeted teams for the first day of the J/70 North American Championship at Edgewater Yacht Club in Cleveland, OH. A south breeze from 12-16 knots and gusts in the 20s equaled perfect planing opportunities. Adding in sunny skies and temperatures in the 70s, everyone relished the three races to kick off the Championship. Oivind Lorentzen’s team on Nine (Lucas Calabrese, ...
    Published on 09-12-2019 03:00 PM
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    LORAIN -- Eight people were rescued from Lake Erie after their boat capsized during a thunderstorm on Wednesday.

    According to the Northern Border Initiative, the 36 foot long catamaran capsized about five miles from shore.
    Published on 08-29-2019 02:09 PM
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    Hosted by the Kingston Yacht Club located on the St Lawrence River mouth at Lake Ontario's north eastern shores in Ontario Canada,
    the 2019 5o5 North American's entertained 39 crews from primarily Canada and the USA. 10 races were held over 4 days and when all was
    said and done, the teams from the US commanded 7 of the top places with the usual suspects sitting upon the podium, Mike Martin and Adam Lowry
    continuing their dominant roll, taking the golden biscuit with a mere 19 points utilizing
    Published on 08-23-2019 09:56 AM
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    Martin Roesch Velocity is all knotted up with Peter Wagner's Skeleton Key for 1st place, both with 32 points after 6 races
    at the 2019 J-111 Worlds hosted by the Chicago Yacht Club, with Rob Ruhlman's Spaceman Spiff and Andrew& Sedgwick Ward's Bavo
    both with 37 points in 3rd and 4th. 2 more races on schedule ...
    Published on 07-26-2019 10:17 AM
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    Captain Randy Banger Sr. was motoring in Boca Ciega Bay at the time the fire call came over his marine radio on Saturday evening, July 20, he said. When he realized that no help was needed for a rescue effort, he filmed a short, close-range video of the fire-fighting action from the back of his boat. This is ...
    Published on 04-24-2019 03:52 PM
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    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A docked replica of a Christopher Columbus ship that sank in 2017 days after Hurricane Harvey struck Texas has swamped again.

    Published on 01-31-2019 10:35 AM
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    The Washington Post's Angela Fritz puts together this piece and many more photos to go with

    Photo © Jim Funk

    With temperatures 50 degrees below the freezing point of water, the shoreline of Lake ...
    Published on 01-08-2019 02:17 PM
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    MANITOWOC, WI – A historic Lake Michigan lighthouse beacon is no more after massive waves washed it into open water on Monday.
    The South Pier Light Navigational Beacon, ...
    Published on 10-10-2018 08:53 AM
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    German's first bullet of the regatta underscores consistency and competitiveness of 2018 fleet

    CHICAGO, IL (October 9, 2018): The culmination of the 2018 Farr 40 World Championship served up nail-biting competition, coming down to the final race of the event as Wolfgang Schaefer's Struntje light edged out Alex Roeper's Plenty ...
    Published on 10-08-2018 10:19 AM
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    CHICAGO, IL (October 6, 2018): The point spread grew at the top of the Farr 40 World Championship leaderboard on Day Two with Enfant Terrible finishing at the front of the fleet for while Plenty fell to third. Three races were run in a confused sea state of 4-6 foot waves with wind decreasing throughout the day from 16 down to 11 knots.

    Hailing from Australia, Gordon Ketelbey's ZEN had never raced in Chicago prior to this year's Worlds. ...
    Published on 10-07-2018 09:38 AM
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    CHICAGO, IL (October 6, 2018): Patience paid off for Day 1 of the Farr 40 World Championship Day 1 in Chicago, Illinois. After a brief shoreside postponement, the fleet headed out for steep waves and winds of 15-20knots. The northeast winds brought in the standard cooler air with storms threatening on the horizon.

    Chicago Yacht Club's Leif Sigmond and Marcus Thymian's, Norboy, leads the Corinthian fleet only two points ahead of Gordon ...
    Published on 10-04-2018 11:23 AM
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    Sweet shots from Farr 40 Worlds in Chicago. Racing was abandoned today due to 7.5-foot seas and wind in excess of 25+ knots.
    A practice race is scheduled for tomorrow and official racing starts Saturday!

    all images © sara proctor/www.sailfastphoto.com/Chicago Yacht Club

    Plenty seeks fourth crown as competitive 14-boat fleet gathers at
    Chicago Yacht Club for 2018 Farr 40 World Championship

    CHICAGO - Alex Roepers is extremely proud of each and every one of the three world championships he's captured as an owner-driver within the prestigious Farr 40 Class Association.

    If Roepers and his top-notch ...
    Published on 08-05-2018 05:23 PM
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    J-24 Sailing at the Lake Dillon Open Regatta, Colorado at 9,017 is the highest organized sailing in the nation.

    During Sunday's opener, ...