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    Published on 07-20-2018 11:13 AM
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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 12:21 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 08:36 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 10:23 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...

    Published on 08-28-2017 02:46 PM
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    Some of the damage done by Hurricane Harvey, from various parts along the south Texas Coast.

    Published on 08-13-2017 03:37 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 09:00 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.
    Published on 08-07-2017 08:24 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 09:29 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 09:19 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 09:59 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.
    Published on 06-25-2017 09:17 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 02:35 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 05:33 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 08:27 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 06:02 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)
    Published on 07-22-2015 09:32 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 08:46 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 09:52 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 02:58 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, ...