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    Published on 10-10-2018 09:53 AM
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    STRUNTJE LIGHT CLINCHES WORLD TITLE IN FINAL RACE OF
    FARR 40 CHAMPIONSHIP
    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 11:19 AM
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    ECSTASY & AGONY ON DAY TWO OF FARR 40 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

    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 10:38 AM
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    EUROPEAN TALENT DISRUPTS PLENTY'S FLOW AT DAY 1 OF
    FARR 40 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

    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 12:23 PM
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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 06:23 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, ...
    Published on 07-24-2018 12:30 PM
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    Flags are at half-staff and a wreath hangs in front of the Little Stone Church on Mackinac Island today as we remember "Imedi" crew member, Jon Santarelli, who was ...
    Published on 07-21-2018 04:23 PM
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    Search Suspended for Man Overboard in Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac
    JULY 21, 2018 09:48 PM

    After nearly seven hours of active search efforts, the US Coast Guard has suspended the search to locating the missing sailor aboard Imedi, a Transpac 52 competing in the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac. The sailor has been identified as Jon Santarelli, a 53-year-old from Lincoln Park (Chicago).


    The search efforts included approximately 20 boats and three helicopters from US Coast Guard, Chicago Fire, Chicago Police and Chicago Yacht Club covering nearly 47 square ...
    Published on 07-20-2018 12:13 PM
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    2018 Youth Sailing World Championship
    Corpus Christi, Texas, USA




    The fourth day of the 48th Youth Sailing world Championships saw six class winners crowned gold medalists.
    The Youth Worlds has become the pinnacle sailing event for teenagers aged 16-18. Past gold medalists have gone on to very successful careers in the upper echelons of the sport. Whether American Geronimo Nores (Boys' RS:X), Islay Watson of Great Britain (Girls' RS:X), Argentinians Teresa Romairone and Dante Cittadini (Nacra 15), Josh Armit of New Zealand ...
    Published on 07-19-2018 01:21 PM
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    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (July 18, 2018) – In a day filled with superlative performances from Team USA at the 48th annual World Sailing Youth Championships, the pinnacle event for youth sailors, none was harder earned than Chase Carraway’s showing in the Boys’ Laser Radial.

    Carraway (Wrightsville Beach, N.C.) didn’t post back-to-back first-place finishes as some of his teammates, but his 2-5 in the largest class in the fleet (58 boats) was every bit as impressive. The Boys’ Laser Radial is always one of the most hotly contested classes at this ...
    Published on 01-07-2018 09:36 AM
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    Time Capsule...an archaeological find...a 1980's vintage Hobie 16 exhumed from a sand dune in Beverly Shores, IN (south end of Lake ...
    Published on 12-29-2017 11:23 AM
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    Marquette Michigan's Devon Hains snapped this series of Surfer Dan Surfer Dan
    ripping up Lake Superior Presque Isle Park. BRRRRRRR...





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    Published on 08-28-2017 03:46 PM
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    Some of the damage done by Hurricane Harvey, from various parts along the south Texas Coast.





















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    Published on 08-13-2017 04:37 PM
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    131 boats took part in thies weekend's Verve Cup at the
    Chicago Yacht Club. And from the images just posted, it looks like the weather cooperated quite nicely!


    Kashmir Wins 2017 Chicago Yacht Club Verve Cup
    Chicago, IL

    Karl Brummel, Steve Henderson and Mike Mayer’s Kashmir won the overall Verve Cup Trophy today at the conclusion of the 25th annual Verve Cup Offshore Regatta hosted by the Chicago Yacht Club.

    This year’s Verve Cup, which featured a three-day offshore course race from Friday through Sunday, a one-day distance race on Saturday ...
    Published on 08-08-2017 10:00 AM
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    MASON COUNTY, MI - Deputies continue to investigate a fatal crash Saturday involving a towed sailboat, and have released the names of two drivers but not that of the third, deceased driver.
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    Published on 08-07-2017 09:24 AM
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    (KLTV) -
    Texas Game Wardens are investigating the fatal boating accident that killed two Boy Scouts at Lake O' The Pines Saturday.

    From the Texas Game Wardens:

    Texas Game Wardens are investigating a fatal ...
    Published on 07-20-2017 10:29 AM
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    POTTSBORO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A fire and several explosions broke out at a marina on Lake Texoma Wednesday morning.

    The fire, and subsequent explosions, started on U Dock at the Highport Marina in Pottsboro. Flames and thick, black smoke could be seen for miles.

    Officials ...
    Published on 07-19-2017 10:19 AM
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    Spinsheet Report on the value of a good working whistle while sailing!

    Chicago to Mackinac Race Man Overboard in the Night
    Posted July 19, 2017

    Here is Hampton sailor Mark Wheeler’s first-hand account of being that man overboard in the night during the 289-nautical-mile Chicago Mackinac Race last week onboard ...
    Published on 07-16-2017 10:59 AM
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    5 people rescued during Chicago Yacht Club race to Mackinac


    CHI-Mac Tracker

    CLEVELAND — Five people were rescued in two separate cases during the annual Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac, Sunday on Lake Michigan.

    One person was rescued by a good Samaritan after falling overboard during the race and four people were rescued by the Coast Guard after their sailing vessel capsized during the race.
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    Published on 06-25-2017 10:17 AM
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    Epic second day at the 2017 Wixon Jewelers A Scow National Championship hosted by the Minnetonka Yacht Club. Wind, whitecaps, and waves set the stage for two more races on Lake Minnetonka.

    The story of the day was undoubtedly the tight finish of Race Four. It was a thrilling battle between the top four boats: Will Crary's TypeA, Mike Keefe's Ajax, Tom Whowell's G Force, and Pat Hughes's Melvin. ...
    Published on 08-04-2016 03:35 PM
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    Tall Ship Journey Ends in Green Bay For Draken Harald Hårfagre

    Draken Harald Hårfagre is now on her way to Green Bay, Wisconsin for the Tall Ship Festival in the port of Green Bay. We are so ...