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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 ...
    Published on 07-11-2016 06:33 PM
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    The Norwegian Viking Ship, Draken Harald Hårfagre, is forced to leave the Great Lakes and the Tall Ships Challenge 2016 due to the cost for pilotage.

    The world’s largest Viking ...
    Published on 06-17-2016 09:27 AM
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    The wind on the opening day was consistent, but finishes for most of the J/111 were anything but.

    When your tactician says to protect the left, it’s what you do, says Bradley Faber, of Owassa, Michigan, the skipper of Utah, which kicked off the J/111 North American Championships at the Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta in ...
    Published on 06-15-2016 07:02 PM
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    The 2016 GT 300 has begun. Starting at South Padre Island and finishing at Mustang Island.


    The Great Texas 300
    June 15 - 18, 2016.

    300 miles of extreme sailing at its best!
    June 15-18, 2016, South Padre to Galveston (300 miles)
    Wed, June 15, South Padre Island to Mustang Island (103 miles)
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    Published on 07-22-2015 10:32 AM
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    DETROIT, MICH. (July 21, 2015) – More than 5,000 people gathered on the grounds of Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel today to celebrate the fast finish of Bayview Yacht Club’s Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race, which started Saturday, July 18, from Port Huron. Out of 250 registered ...
    Published on 07-13-2015 09:46 AM
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    Windquest First to Finish in Racing Division

    Majority of the Racing Fleet Expected to Finish Throughout Monday


    MACKINAC ISLAND, Michigan (July 21, 2014) — Windquest, a Max Z86 owned by Dick and Doug DeVos, was first to finish in the racing fleet in the 106th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac. Windquest ...
    Published on 05-03-2015 10:52 AM
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    Lawrence Specker or AL.com deatils the events which led up to and occured during the recent disater at the ill fated Dauphin Island Race on Mobile Bay in Alabama.





    Like any other edition of the Dauphin Island Race, the 2015 edition began with the race before the race: The intense competition to gain the maximum advantage at the starting line as the seconds counted down.

    The moments before a regatta's start can be alarming for newcomers, as some of the most aggressive skippers and crews on the water angle for tiny but significant advantages. The scene can seem like sheer chaos: A flurry ...
    Published on 04-27-2015 03:58 PM
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    The names of the dead and those feared lost after Saturday's Mobile Bay storm are still closely guarded by officials as family members are notified and given space to grieve and, in many cases, maintain hope.

    A second night of searching is currently underway in the waters in-between Middle Bay Lighthouse and Dauphin Island.

    But the fellowship of southern sailors is a small one in coastal Alabama, and according to one man who survived the Dauphin Island Regatta, the victims were the subject of quiet conversation at Mobile Yacht Club Saturday night.

    "Those of us that were out there, we all race and sail together," said Joshua Edwards. "We knew who those people were.

    "Most of us still know the names of the people they're still looking for."

    Edwards said MYC members and guests quietly exchanged personal information Saturday night, still putting together details from the 57th annual regatta that ended with tears and rescue efforts, instead of trophies and cocktails.

    Rare race imagery

    The 32-year-old Mobile man said he skippered his parents' boat, St. Somewhere, ...
    Published on 04-25-2015 10:12 AM
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    Great Salt Lake • The saltiest sailors on the planet watched their sailboats get hoisted out of the Great Salt Lake Marina on Thursday and wondered when they might feel the rush of wind across the water again.

    The only operating public marina on Utah's inland sea was hopping as state park managers, members of the Great Salt Lake Yacht Club, a crane company and ...
    Published on 03-31-2015 02:34 PM
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    Two teenagers had to be rescued by firefighters on Saturday after the chuck of ice they'd foolishly stepped onto broke away from the shore and started floating out into Lake Michigan.
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    Published on 10-22-2014 06:37 PM
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    Interesting action the 2014 US F18 Nationals










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    Published on 09-22-2014 06:22 PM
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    Packer Fans come from far and near to play on E-Scows and A Scows at the 49th E Scow Blue Chip at Pewaukee Yacht Club
    at where else Pewaukee Lake in Wisconsin!. Part of the Barts Bash Celebrations's Jimmy accepted ...