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    Portsmouth, RI (January 12, 2017) – Olympic Bronze Medalist Caleb Paine (San Diego, Calif.) and IKA Formula Kite World Champion Daniela Moroz (Lafayette, Calif.) today were selected as US Sailing's 2016 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year.

    This selection follows the announcement in December of the eight men and six women shortlisted for the award and recognized as sailing's ...
    Published on 01-12-2017 10:59 AM
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    The USCG Sector San Francisco has just released a new ferry transit protocol that provides
    an indicator of the main transit line and where areas of congestion are to be expected and caution
    should be employed.






    One area that stands out is the Blossom ...
    Published on 01-09-2017 12:51 PM
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    IDEC II, the 87' Maxi Trimaran which Francis Joyon used for his 2007-2008 solo round the world
    record of 57 Days, 13 Hours and 34 Minutes ...
    Published on 12-23-2016 12:06 PM
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    NEWPORT, R.I. — The New York Yacht Club is going from strength to strength with the announcement that Lynn Lynch will take over for the retiring Brad Dellenbaugh as Sailing Director. Lynch, ...
    Published on 12-20-2016 02:19 PM
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    MORE THAN FOUR DECADES AGO, JEFF CLARK DISCOVERED THE WAVE THAT WOULD BECOME KNOWN AS MAVERICKS, AND ALTHOUGH TIMES HAVE CHANGED, THE LESSONS OF THE LEGENDARY SURF BREAK STAY THE SAME.

    WORDS: ANDREAS TZORTZIS
    PHOTO CREDIT: ARIC CRABB


    He was sitting alone on his board in the ...
    Published on 12-11-2016 11:19 AM
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    Wayne Koide and his crew win the 2016 Offshore Racing Rule West Coast Championship Series, with Buona Sera and Adrenalin LLC coming in second and third, respectively.

    December 8, 2016 NEWPORT, R.I. – The Offshore Racing Rule (ORR) and the Offshore Racing ...
    Published on 11-10-2016 01:54 PM
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    Shot in Ultra High Definition 4K UHD on Monday November 7th. This aerial footage from
    West Side Fun Media in conjunction with www.OverSF.com ...
    Published on 11-03-2016 12:22 PM
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    2017 J/111 World Championship in San Francisco




    The 2017 J/111 World Championship will be hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, CA from August ...
    Published on 11-02-2016 11:08 AM
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    The American Windsurf Tour returns to its roots this week with the NoveNove Maui Aloha Classic:





    Day 2 of the NoveNove Maui Aloha Classic was another productive one. The wind was nice and filled in first thing in the morning, with the waves slightly smaller than Day 1. Head judge, Duncan Coombs, called for the Youth and Grand Masters to run with a few Masters Heats sprinkled in. ...
    Published on 10-31-2016 11:58 AM
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    The RYC's Annual toast to the pagan ritual involving orange gourds, ghoulish disguises and costumed merry making usually involves some quiet autumn
    romping about the Berkeley Circle, and a party that cant be beat followed by a late starting 12 mile pursuit race from the Berkeley Circle, around Angel Island and Alcatraz and finishes at the mouth of the Richmond Riviera. It is usually a banal weather event with light winds and those lazy autumn skies thick with the moist aroma of decaying organic matter, cinnamon ladened pumpkin everything. The 2016 edition will be remembered as a year of early weather systems, potent and wet with southerly winds which began mellow on Saturday and ramped up to white knuckle conditions for Sunday finale.

    The Great Pumpkin Saturday

    The Weather “Promised my crew good sunshine” one skipper vowed. It threatened to rain but didn’t. That threat kept many tied to the dock. Of course at the end of the Rainbow Tunnel there was a downpour over Marin. The racing? “It was good and got better.” Jennifer McKenna
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    Published on 10-30-2016 06:14 PM
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    SAN DIEGO (October 30, 2016) The 2016 Lipton Cup ended dramatically today under ominous clouds and light rain. Despite challenging wind directions on San Diego Bay, Race Committee ran three races, completing all 12 scheduled races for the weekend, meaning every team competed in each of the J/105s.

    Newport Harbor Yacht Club (NHYC) won the first two races and even though they finished ninth in the third race, they were able ...
    Published on 10-24-2016 10:08 AM
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    Lindsay McClureKSURF of International Kitesurf Magazine pens this piece of a San Francisco Bay local who recently entered the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest continous kiteboarding session:




    San Francisco Bay area kiter Dr. Nick Levi was drawn early on to kiting on a foilboard. ...
    Published on 10-21-2016 03:06 PM
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    The Titans of Mavericks big wave surf contest apparently will offer a women’s competition after all.

    The announcement of the women’s heat was made on the contest’s social media accounts Wednesday afternoon, a little more than 48 hours before the opening ceremony for the 2016-17 contest is scheduled ...
    Published on 10-19-2016 10:17 AM
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    Guo Chuan sets sail to challenge solo nonstop trans-Pacific world record

    Chinese mariner Guo Chuan set sail to challenge solo non-stop trans-Pacific world record on 18 October, departing from San Francisco for Shanghai. The super trimaran Qingdao China, named after Guo Chuan's hometown Qingdao, a port ...
    Published on 10-18-2016 01:51 PM
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    Nick Gibbens and his Shenanigans crew came out ahead over Motorcycle Irene after three days of tight racing at the 35th Annual Express 27 Nationals to earn their second title in as many years.

    The forecast for San Francisco Bay was looking predominantly wet in the days leading up to the 35th Express 27 Nationals hosted by Berkeley Yacht Club. Despite the weather, the fleet and the race committee were committed to get the full schedule of seven races off for what would prove to be a tight battle over the three days, the podium decided only in the final race.

    Day one brought constant rain and shifty conditions. The wind picked up ...
    Published on 10-17-2016 03:28 PM
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    Guo Chuan will set sail tomorrow to challenge transpacific world record

    Chinese mariner Guo Chuan will set sail of his trimaran Qingdao China tomorrow, aiming to set a new solo non-stop trans-Pacific sailing world record from San Francisco ...
    Published on 10-17-2016 12:37 PM
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    Phil MacFarlane's well traveled Ericson 35' Sail la Vie heads out of the estuary after getting a nice new dodger
    installed, to complete a very long term renovation ...
    Published on 10-16-2016 12:55 PM
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    Snuck out between systems and gathered up a bundle of images. 1 two lap buoy race followed by a marathon
    21 nm course 6 distance race. With winds out of the south and seas in the shipping channel breaking ...
    Published on 10-12-2016 07:36 PM
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    Guo Chuan puts the former IDEC II now Qingdao Trimaran through the paces on San Francisco Bay prior to the planned
    Trans Pacific record Attempt later this month. SF to Shanghai


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    Published on 10-12-2016 10:29 AM
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    Puerto Peñasco October 11, 2016 – The forecasted 10-15 knots came early for day 2 of the 2016 Hobie 16 & Hobie 18 North American Championships. Four races were completed with the strongest wind in the early part of the day and gradual fade. Overnight a significant sea state came up with 3-6 foot waves. At ...