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    Published on 01-17-2018 04:48 PM
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    Hour by hour guide to clue you in on which route you might wish to take at the 2018
    SSS 3 Bridge Fiasco!


    Published on 01-17-2018 11:22 AM
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    Team Interlodge Owner Austin Fragomen of New York Yacht Club has confirmed that Interlodge will join
    the Pac52 Class in 2018. The Yacht, newly named “Interlodge VI”, is the former Bronosec TP52 which
    was designed by Botin ...
    Published on 01-10-2018 04:15 PM
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    2018 Season for PAC 52's begins with exciting news as established TP 52's join in the fun with an expanding regatta curriculum!

    On February 10 & 11 the Pac52 Class will meet TP52’s from the West Coast of the USA and Mexico on the starting line at SCYA Midwinters at SDYC. As of ...
    Published on 01-09-2018 01:02 PM
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    The New Year's 1st Midwinter's got off to a crisp clean, start with Manuel Fagundes Seaweed Soup Regatta hosted by the Golden Gate Yacht Club. With the weather system that scoured the atmosphere the day before just a memory, brilliant sun and unlimited visibility greeted sailors getting back in the groove after the holiday break.
    With a gentle flood building along the shore, and the ...
    Published on 01-03-2018 12:58 PM
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    2018 SSS Three Bridge Fiasco Registration Opened Dec 30th!


    Published on 01-03-2018 10:47 AM
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    HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, and a good Samaritan assisted a 62-year old Australian mariner in his homemade sailing vessel three and a half miles west of the Keehi Harbor, Maui, Sunday.

    A 45-foot Response ...
    Published on 12-06-2017 12:42 PM
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    We had a chat with Jerome Sammarcelli, owner of Southern California based Sailutions and the mastermind behind the just announced
    new single and double handed race from Marina Del Rey to Honolulu, that is scheduled to have it's inaugural race beginning July 1st. As opposed to the SSS Singlehanded Transpac,
    The Shaka Challenge will sail directly from SoCal and end up in Hawaii's main port, saving SoCal shorthanded sailors the hassle and expense of sailing up to SF, and sailing from Kauai to Honolulu at end of race to load boats for shipping...
    Published on 12-04-2017 10:09 AM
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    The 11:30 1st gun fire off the GGYC Race Deck right one schedule, and for a short while,
    It appeared there would be enough of the dying Northerly to carry the fleet down to Mark "A"
    in front of the StFYC and the up to Harding, but shortly after the 1st boats rounded the 1st mark,
    it became apparent that the wind was insufficient to pull off the feat and the 3 blasts echoed across ...
    Published on 12-01-2017 04:01 PM
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    Merlin, the legendary Transpac record setter built in a Soquel chicken coop has flown the coop. Again.

    It was just confirmed via creator and most recent owner, Bill Lee that the sale has finalize.

    When asked if he felt joy or sadness in her departure, Bill replied "Mission Accomplished"

    "We saved her from languishing in a barn in Milwaukee and brought her back, put her back in a fixed keel mode
    Published on 11-28-2017 10:08 AM
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    KAUNAKAKAI, MOLOKAI (HawaiiNewsNow) -
    A billionaire was blocked from docking at a Molokai harbor Friday after he tried to visit the island with his massive luxury yacht.

    A group of residents and activists told the vessel's crew they would receive no aloha from the Friendly Isle. ...
    Published on 11-14-2017 02:48 PM
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    SAN FRANCISCO — A Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced a 42-year-old crab fisherman from an 18-foot fishing vessel after the man reportedly injured his hand in a crab pot near Pescadero Point, Sunday.

    One of ...
    Published on 11-10-2017 10:14 AM
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    A new challenge for Giovanni Soldini and the Maserati Multi70 Team
    From Hong Kong to London, retracing the 13.000 miles of the Tea Route

    A new record to beat for Giovanni Soldini and the Maserati Multi70 Team:
    After claiming the records for the United States' "Gold Route" from New York to San Francisco and the "Tea Clipper Trade Route" between San Francisco and Shanghai, China, the latest record attempt follows the ...
    Published on 10-31-2017 09:56 AM
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    Transpacific YC decision opens eligibility to a wider array of first-to-finish contenders and is consistent with similar limits used by other races around the world - now IMOCA 60's, Volvo 70's, canting maxi's and even foiling boats are invited to race for this classic Transpac trophy

    Published on 10-30-2017 10:03 AM
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    Published on 10-22-2017 03:58 PM
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    SAP Extreme Sailing Team dominated and unseated Alinghi from the top spot on another crowd-pleasing day in San Diego at Act 7 of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™.

    With seven races in big breeze, helm Adam Minoprio and the rest of the crew on board the Danish-flagged syndicate delivered a masterclass, taking home four wins and two seconds.

    “As a team, we excel in the heavy air. We showed everyone up today with how these boats should be sailed, we had clean manoeuvres and were faster on the track. When you do a foiling gybe with the code zero sail up downwind it’s a ten boat-length ...
    Published on 10-16-2017 03:16 PM
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    Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 7, San Diego will see the return of former Series champion Morgan Larson.

    The Californian will skipper Team Extreme San Diego, the second US wildcard to be announced following the entry of Lupe Tortilla Demetrio, in the penultimate stage of the season from 19 ...
    Published on 10-09-2017 01:23 PM
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    24 Express 27's gathered for a weekend of classic autumn racing at the Richmond Yacht Club. Despite a two hour postponement on Friday, the southwesterly finally arrived and delivered 10-12 breeze allowing the RC to get in the scheduled buoy race and the fleets favorite, the long distance race.

    With Fleet Week in town, ...
    Published on 10-01-2017 08:58 PM
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    As the morning dock off time closed in on Sundays Bay Tour Finale, the previous evening's festivities at the St Francis still lingered in the minds and souls of the multitude of Kiwi sailors participating in the inaugural PAC52 Cup. The countries All Blacks rugby team was on the video screen in a match vs Argentina on Saturday Night, and if there is one thing the Kiwis love more than ...
    Published on 10-01-2017 03:56 PM
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    The overall winner of the 9-race 2017 Etchells World Championship, hosted by the San Francisco Yacht Club, is Steve Benjamin (USA) with crew of Dave Hughes, Ian Liberty, and Michael Menninger.

    Benjamin, a past Olympic medalist, 505 World Champion, and 2015 Rolex Yachtsman of the Year, finally claimed the championship after numerous attempts. He also wins the Senior ...
    Published on 10-01-2017 09:43 AM
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    Had some down time while the RC moved marks between races at the PAC 52 CUP so
    I ventured out the the gate and snagged some pics of the Bonita Race of the YRA Season Closer!

    In stealth mode...