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    Published on 06-10-2019 11:21 AM
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    Her 1st trip around the "Fear-alones" turned out to be a near life altering experience
    for Caroline Lane who snapped this sweet image aboard Gregory Dorn's Dehler 46' Favonius.

    "Absolutely shattered! First ever ocean race complete Ive been wanting to do the Farallones race for years and it finally happened!!!
    I didnt take any sea sickness pills as I wanted to understand how my body would react. The potato patch lived up to its expectations,
    the Farallones islands were as raw and awesome as people had described,
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    Published on 06-10-2019 08:24 AM
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    SANTA RITA, Guam Good Samaritans from a merchant vessel, with Coast Guard coordination, rescued three men from an overturned vessel over 70 miles off Yap, Saturday.

    The crew of the vessel, Frio Mogami, participating in ...
    Published on 06-06-2019 01:01 PM
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    The Invisible Hand has been packed and loaded on a trailer and headed to her new home on the Great Lakes!
    It has been a glorious and sometimes bumpy road for the PAC 52 which won the ...
    Published on 06-03-2019 09:49 AM
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    Posted June 02, 2019
    The SoCal 300 was created in 2015 as a race hosted by Santa Barbara Yacht Club and San Diego Yacht Club to provide a long coastal race with differing and challenging conditions. Now in its 5th year, the race is as popular as ever with a record 38 boats having competed in 7 classes in 2019. Many Southern California boats use the race as a Transpac Race qualifier (must sail a 150nm race or passage in year prior to Transpac with a specified number of the same crew on board). Additionally, teams from Northern California make their way through the CA Offshore Race Week and conclude the series with the SoCal 300.

    SDYC's Manny Gomez has been the race chairman for the SoCal 300 for two years, and was excited to see such a great turnout in 2019.

    Manny ...
    Published on 06-03-2019 08:55 AM
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    Sometimes you need to trust not the models!

    Forecasts for the 2019 Ditch Run did not appear to have a good one in their vision.
    And the conditions in the days before did not favor your traditional thermal push, with a hot interior pulling in
    a seabreeze. In fact, all indicators showed a slow warming to the coast the day before, which is the opposite of
    what you hope for on the days before the commitment ...
    Published on 06-01-2019 11:40 AM
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    June 1st, 2019

    Maserati Multi 70 and Giovanni Soldini crossed the finish line of the CA 500

    The Italian Team finished the race in 1 day, 11 hours, 41 minutes and 52 seconds

    The next challenge will be the Transpacific Yacht Race in July






    At 00.51 52 on Saturday June 1st local time (7.51 ...
    Published on 05-31-2019 04:14 PM
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    One can see that the wider flange at bottom of rudder cassette has a hole were the attachment
    pin for the steering rod to attach has sheered off after the collision ...
    Published on 05-31-2019 10:21 AM
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    The Elliot 50, Ran Tan lost her keel while in transit to Los Angeles and the crew have been picked up by a nearby
    Mexican fishing boat. Here are some of the edited reports from the Ran Tan Social Media Page:



    An update on Ran Tan II.
    At 0530 this morning the keel let go completely and
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    Published on 05-31-2019 10:02 AM
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    Damages aboard Maserati Multi 70 during the CA 500



    According to the tracking, at 8.30 local time (15.30 UTC and 17.30) Maserati Multi 70 and Giovanni Soldini
    are 159 miles away from the finish line of the CA 500. They are sailing at ...
    Published on 05-31-2019 08:32 AM
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    Maserati Multi 70 and Giovanni Soldini are 286 miles away from San Diego

    Giovanni Soldini and Maserati Multi 70 set sail from San Francisco yesterday, at 13.00 local time (20.00 UTC and 22.00 Italian time), for the first edition of the CA 500.

    At 1.15 local time (8.15 UTC and 10.15 Italian time on May 31st), Maserati ...
    Published on 05-30-2019 07:04 AM
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    Giovanni Soldini and crew make the best of a breezy Wednesday of SF Bay and get some final tune ups
    prior to the start of the inaugural California 500 which starts today @ 13:00 off the StFYC!

    Maserati, ...
    Published on 05-29-2019 09:51 AM
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    he 1st edition of the CA 500 starts tomorrow

    Maserati Multi 70 and Giovanni Soldini are ready for the challenge against Argo and PowerPlay

    Soldini: "We cant wait to test Maserati Multi 70s new settings"




    Giovanni Soldini and Maserati Multi 70s Team ...
    Published on 05-28-2019 02:53 PM
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    The new course corrected record for the Monterey to Santa Barbara Coastal Cup did not last long!



    4 Hours after Zach Anderson's J-125 Velvet Hammer shaved 5 hours ...
    Published on 05-28-2019 09:58 AM
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    Records falling in the Coastal Cup race this year with a new Elapsed Time record for the Monterey to Santa Barbara course.

    Phillip Turner's RP 66' Alive has 2 line honors in the 2019 California Offshore Race Week after taking the Coastal Cup
    with an elapsed time of 13:48:28. A triumphant ...
    Published on 05-27-2019 09:25 PM
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    TRACKER

    Alive is setting the pace and all the boats are getting into the good breeze that should push them
    down the Big Sur Coast to Santa Barbara in a hurry!





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    Published on 05-27-2019 11:02 AM
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    40 boats in 7 classes took part in the 2019 Spinnaker Cup race from San Francisco Bay to Monterey. Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club has been hosting the Spinnaker Cup on the finish end for decades, and partnered with Encinal Yacht Club in 2019 as the starting host club. The fleet made its way from all over the bay area to the west side of Angel Island, where the race committee searched for enough wind to offer a clean start. After an hour delay the 7 fleets started the race heading out to the Golden Gate bridge before turning ...
    Published on 05-26-2019 04:08 PM
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    Peter Cunningham's Mod 70' PowerPlay shifts into training mode after a few days of rigging prep ahead of the
    inaugural California 500 which commences on Thursday the 30th. Jason Carrol's Argo has been tied up ins Sausalito for about
    a week after getting her checkup in San Diego, and Giovanni ...
    Published on 05-26-2019 03:16 PM
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    The one that started it all, Grendel was last seen in Santa Cruz Small Boat Harbor looking sad and in
    search of a new owner... Well, apparently she has a new home and it's in Alameda! She's is looking great
    and we'll track down the details later this week, but here are some pretty pics of her looking healthy and happy!

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    Published on 05-24-2019 09:52 AM
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    Brigadoon


    SAN FRANCISCO, CA The July 31 deadline to enter Rolex Big Boat Series is fast approaching, and a whole new class of boat is now invited to attend. The crown jewel of St. Francis Yacht Clubs racing calendar since its inaugural 1964 event, this year fans and participants will witness boats racing on San Francisco Bay that are older than the regatta.
    
    StFYC is thrilled to welcome the Classics ...
    Published on 05-22-2019 10:47 AM
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    The addition of a 500 nm Race from San Francisco Bay to San Diego as part of the California Offshore Race Week
    was intended to provide some of the larger boats engaging in the Transpac A chance to stretch their legs a little
    and skip the shallow water marinas involved with other legs of the Race Week. The concept originated with Manouch Moshayedi,
    owner of RIO 100', seeking way to get some of Sleds and Maxi's and opportunity for a mid range feeder event for the Transpac.

    Ironically, when RIO 100's main competitor, Steve Meheen's Botin 80' Cabron was unable to be ready in time for race,
    and Jim Cooney and Samantha Grants' Comanche still in transit, the maxi participation was quelled before it really got started.

    However, in a strange twist of fate, the 3 Mod 70's that were eyeballing the Transpac for some time quickly took up the offer and will be trailblazing their way
    down the coast beginning Thursday May 30th . This is the 1st race on the West Coast with 3 Mod 70s competing together, sort of a rebirth of the class which showed so
    much promise when 1st conceived in 2009. See History. With Giovanni Soldini's Maserati hooking up with
    Jason Carroll's Argo and Peter Cunningham's PowerPlay all set to launch a new offshore event and possibly sending a charge back in to the MOD 70 class for more
    level competition in these mile devouring beast's, the best may be yet to come. We have managed to get Maserati's fresh off the stove press release and insight's from
    PowerPlay's Charlie Ogletree and Argo's Chad Corning on their views of the boat, the race and the future:





    Press Release n. 1 May 22nd, 2019
    California Offshore Race Week CA 500
    Maserati Multi 70 and Giovanni Soldini in California for the first edition
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