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    Published on 08-21-2017 10:05 AM
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    "Diurnal in nature, the sea lemur has a primary diet of gummy bears, mahi, and chicken flavored cup-o-noodles. In its natural environment, the sea lemur can be spotted napping, ...
    Published on 08-21-2017 09:15 AM



    Manouch Moshayedi put together a nice video of RIO 100's 2017 Transpac,
    originally only available in FB format, but now avaiable ...
    Published on 08-20-2017 10:55 AM
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    SAN DIEGO (August 20, 2017) Saturday was an exciting last day of the 2017 Etchells North American Championship hosted by San Diego Yacht Club (SDYC) and Etchells Fleet 13. Twenty-nine teams completed the last two races in Coronado Roads, culminating in a new North American Champion after eight races total.

    Saturday's last race was by far the most exciting of the event. Almost all races prior had a commanding leader, clearly out in front of the fleet. Alternatively, ...
    Published on 08-19-2017 08:15 AM
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    Cool and foggy giving way to scattered sunshite with a generous ebb gave crews of the 2017 Aldo Alessio Regatta
    a good 3 hour workout on SF Bay and s bit of ocean as well. The 1st leg took the fleet to Bonita then back in the
    Bay. Winds picked up into the low 20's and currents provided a nice challenge and ...
    Published on 08-18-2017 09:09 AM
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    Etchells North Americans Begins with Camet Leading

    SAN DIEGO (August 18, 2017) The first day of the 2017 Etchells North American Championship was a true textbook definition of champagne sailing. The talent of the twenty-nine boat fleet was apparent as competitors took to the waters for the first part of the three day long battle for the title of Etchells North American Champion.

    Race Committee ran three races in Coronado Roads in sunny, warm weather complete with the San Diego skyline as a stunning ...
    Published on 08-18-2017 08:23 AM
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    With the news of one of the stalwarts of the TP52 Class signing on to join in with the PAC 52 class for the 2017
    Championship Race in San Francisco and the 2018 season, we asked Tom Wilson, Gladiator Project Manager a few questions
    to get us up to speed:

    Team Gladiator

    PD: Tom, tell us a bit about the Team Gladiator Project? How long the group has been together, it's nucleaus and prior projects?

    TW: Tony (the owner) started competitive sailing ...
    Published on 08-15-2017 07:56 AM
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    Gladiator joins the Pac52 Class!

    Team Gladiator Project Manager, Tom Wilson, has confirmed that Gladiator will join the Pac52 Class this Fall and for 2018. Gladiator is owned ...
    Published on 08-13-2017 02:03 PM
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    Simon Hoffman and Johnny Durcan, right, at St. Mary Medical Center earlier this week after Durcan's rescue.



    Story by Nick Tabakoff The Australian

    One moment, teen sailor Simon Hoffman was taking a key step *towards his Olympic dream by competing in the 29ers World Championship off Los Angeles.
    The next, he was in the midst of a life-and-death struggle more akin to a Hollywood blockbuster, under the hull of an upturned boat.
    The 18-year-old from New*castle in NSW is a Christian and ...
    Published on 08-06-2017 05:17 PM
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    Game on! The fog started parting early and racing started at 11am PST. Today brings a combination event with three heats of course racing followed by the Bay Challenge racing to Berkley Pier and back. Now that we have over five heats of racing the dropouts start taking effect. There are battles brewing all over the field and today ...
    Published on 08-06-2017 10:02 AM
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    The 2017 Bay Challenge is over and a new mark has been set with with most of the foilers eclipsing
    Johnny Heineken's 2016 record of 45:20 for the dash from Crissy Field to the Bezerkeley ...
    Published on 08-05-2017 11:55 AM
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    ONG BEACH, Calif., August 4, 2017 – Bolstered by better breeze, with steady winds of 12 to 16 knots, the team of Benji Daniel, 16, and Alex Burger, 21, RSA, widened their lead to place a firm grip on first place in the 29er World Championship regatta.

    One-hundred-twenty-nine teams from around the globe are competing in the six-day event, hosted by Alamitos Bay Yacht Club, which concludes tomorrow, August 5.

    Daniel and Burger said they came to the championship regatta with the goal of simply doing their best. ...
    Published on 08-04-2017 09:56 AM
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    Racers ready, start countdown ticking, nerves and energy are up. Bammm! The start gun goes off and forty-six racers are off the line! The 2017 Hydrofoil Pro Tour starts off today in San Francisco, CA, USA at Crissy Field. The skies are overcast while the colorful ...
    Published on 08-01-2017 10:26 AM
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    One regatta, two courses, two different experiences
    29er World Championship Day 1




    LONG BEACH, Calif., July 31, 2017 – Day one of the 29er World Championship, hosted by Alamitos Yacht Club, started a bit like A Tale of Two Cities. Although just a mile apart, the Bravo Course, closer to Seal Beach Pier, saw shifty and variable winds resulting in starting line drama; while the Alpha Course, nearer Alamitos Bay, enjoyed ...
    Published on 07-31-2017 10:56 AM
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    A cold and foggy start, with plenty of flood to go around, as 70 plus boats headed out the Gate to Point Bonita and
    then slid down the City Front and the Estuary to the Encinal Yacht Club as we roll into the 2nd half of the YRA
    yachting calendar!

    Slackwater was on hand in the Estuary taking some nice clicks ...
    Published on 07-30-2017 10:53 AM
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    The 2017 US Nationals, hosted by Alamitos Bay Yacht Club (Long Beach, CA) concluded July 28th. With 116 entrants, this was by far the largest 29er regatta in the history of the United States and, most likely, in all of North America. Ever.

    This large turnout is, of course, due to this event being a "tune up" regatta for ...
    Published on 07-24-2017 04:17 PM
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    LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (July 24, 2017) – Following four days of exciting racing in the sparkling waters of Lake Tahoe,
    Marek Zaleski (Norwalk, Conn.) became the 2017 U.S. Singlehanded Men’s Champion and Hanne Weaver (Seattle, Wash.)
    became the 2017 U.S. Singlehanded Women’s Champion on Sunday. Held in conjunction with the Laser Class U.S. National
    Championships and hosted by the Tahoe Yacht Club, the fleets were comprised of experienced and proven singlehanded
    sailors and an influx of new talented young men and women.



    all images © Rebecca Hinden




    Zaleski’s performance was good enough to ...
    Published on 07-24-2017 09:35 AM
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    Rowan Fennell, and his crew of Uncle Justis, Brother Nathaniel, and Wife Vikki took the top honors of the Moore 24 fleet at Huntington Lake over the weekend to win its first ever High Sierra Regatta. Team Fennell outpaced Stephen Bourdow & Dave Josselyn’s Moorgasm, and Bart Hackworth & Simon Winer’s Gruntled, in the 13 boat fleet.

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    Published on 07-21-2017 09:22 AM
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    The results of the 2017 Transpac are final and awards is tonight, an appropo time to provide some
    insight into the success of the PAC 52's in their 1st Transpac!






    PAC 52'S March To Front Of Offshore Yachting On West Coast!

    With Invisible Hand and BadPak taking the top two spots in Division 1 and overall corrected mono hull in this years Transpacific Yacht Race and Invisible Hand cleaning up in this years So Cal 300, any question on the class's pedigree has evaporated faster than a mai tai at the end of the Transpac.

    An enthusiastic Frank Slootman was ecstatic with results after reaching Diamond Head following a 2,225 nm full on charge across the Pacific from Pt Fermin in Los Angeles. " I think we have officially served notice that these boats are all we thought they would be" Frank gleamed. But these ...
    Published on 07-19-2017 11:31 AM
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    Kai Lenny and John John Florence making Molokai Channel their newest playground!

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    Published on 07-16-2017 06:39 PM
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    Saturdays 27 nm jaunt from the edge of the Berkeley Flats, up to Alcatraz and then south past
    the Bay Bridge and all the way to Sequoia Yacht Club was a case study in Bay Area micro climates!

    71 boats answered the call for the annual summer micro Transpac, with the uphill cold beat followed
    by cracking off in fresh conditions followed by warmer and warmer temps, a wide open race track and then
    the finishing stretch requiring smart navigation and precise boat handling at ...