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    Published on 02-27-2020 11:30 AM
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    (CNN)Towering waves are forming Thursday on the Great Lakes, with swells that could reach 20 feet, CNN meteorologists said.

    Huge waves already have been spotted over southern Lake Michigan, following ...
    Published on 02-25-2020 10:14 AM
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    MACIF group and François Gabart entrust the helm
    of the MACIF trimaran to Pascal Bidégorry for The Transat CIC




    Following a tough Brest Atlantique race, François Gabart has momentarily decided to give racing a break this season, despite having learnt a lot from this event. The MACIF trimaran’s skipper will use this time to focus on projects in a different way and to recharge his batteries to return stronger than ever next year.

    After talking about this together, the MACIF group and ...
    Published on 02-12-2020 08:53 AM
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    The Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame (BASHOF) announced today that local sailor Paul Cayard will join its 2020 induction class this May. In doing so, Cayard becomes the first sailor to be recognized by the BASHOF, joining sports-world greats such as Joe Montana, Jonny Moseley, Billie Jean ...
    Published on 02-07-2020 12:45 PM
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    SAN DIEGO, Calif. (February 7, 2020) – On Thursday night under the stars aboard the historic and storied USS Midway in San Diego at Navy Pier, the best best U.S. sailor athletes of 2019 were honored among family, friends, peers, competitors, and contributors to the sport of sailing.

    International 505 World Champions, Mike Martin (Mill Valley, Calif.) and Adam Lowry (Mill Valley, Calif.) and IKA Formula Kite Class World Champion Daniela Moroz (Lafayette, Calif.) earned this year’s special distinction and were celebrated along with the 2019 award finalists who were all participating in the evening program’s festivities. ...
    Published on 01-30-2020 12:38 PM
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    Real men don't let a little puka ruin their day




    German catamaran "Mona", despite the breach, remains floating ...
    Published on 01-30-2020 12:22 PM
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    The United States SailGP Team kicked off its 2020 SailGP campaign by unveiling the all-American, eight-man squad who will make their debut in less than one month at Sydney SailGP, February 28-29.

    The 2020 U.S. SailGP Team’s roster of America’s Cup athletes, World Match Racing Champions, and Tokyo 2020 Olympic hopefuls that includes Rome Kirby, Taylor Canfield, Riley Gibbs and Hans Henken, is now bolstered by the addition of Peter Kinney, Scott Ewing, Ben Bardwell, and Victor Diaz de Leon, who were recruited from across the ...
    Published on 01-27-2020 10:16 AM
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    At least 2 dead and more missing as boats catch fire at an Alabama dock

    By Amanda Watts and Eric Levenson, CNN

    Updated 9:39 AM ET, Mon January 27, 2020



    (CNN)At least two people died and ...
    Published on 01-09-2020 03:49 PM
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    BRISTOL, R.I. (January 9, 2020) – The top performing U.S. sailors of the year have been shortlisted for US Sailing’s 2019 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year awards. The annual determination of this year’s awards represents a wide range of accomplished sailors at different stages of their respective careers and from various disciplines in the sport. All six of these finalists represent their own unique pathway to the top of the sport and have each mastered their craft with a dedicated focus on precision and performance on the grandest stage. The winners will be announced on February 6, 2020 in San Diego, Calif. aboard the USS Midway museum as part the Sailing Leadership Forum, organized by US Sailing.

    Click to vote Click to vote or make your selections in the poll at the end of this announcement.

    Finalists for US Sailing’s 2019 Rolex Yachtsman of the Year award:

    David Askew (Salt Lake City, Utah) and Peter Askew (Baltimore, Md.): David and Peter Askew’s team on Wizard enjoyed a tremendously successful 2019. The team won the 2019 RORC Caribbean 600 Trophy, scoring the best corrected time under IRC. They completed the 600-mile non-stop race in 43 hours, 38 minutes and 44 seconds. Wizard also become the first U.S. boat in 30 years to win the overall title at the Rolex Fastnet Race.

    On winning the Caribbean 600:

    “In winning the Caribbean 600, it was important for us to have put in a significant amount of time to refine how we were sailing the boat. To do that, we drew upon several key team members recent experience in the 2017-2018 ...
    Published on 01-09-2020 10:27 AM
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    The Zingaro made it to Honokohau Harbor but after it’s repaired, it will no longer make travel the open ocean. Instead, it will be bound to Hawaii where it will cruise the islands. PC: James Evenson and Kimmi Jensen

    Story by Max Dible https://bigislandnow.com

    The wind screamed, and a towering swell heaved with a treacherous, inevitable rhythm that conjured wall after wall of ocean, each stretching more than 25-feet high into a dark, angry sky.

    It was 2:30 a.m. on Dec. 22, 2019. James Evenson and Kimmi Jensen were situated roughly 50 miles ...
    Published on 12-24-2019 12:14 PM
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    Wishing You and Yours The Merriest And Joyful Of Christmas And A Fantastic New Year! ...
    Published on 12-11-2019 10:40 AM
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    Coastal North Bay Including Point Reyes National Seashore-
    San Francisco Peninsula Coast-Northern Monterey Bay-
    Southern Monterey Bay and Big Sur Coast-
    259 AM PST Wed Dec 11 2019

    ...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THURSDAY TO 3 AM PST ...
    Published on 12-09-2019 04:40 PM
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    Gulliver from the fairy tale Gulliver's Travels had certainly experienced some situations that astonished him. I have been amazed and astonished many times over the past 12 years and the more than 50 countries visited and their responsible officials.
    Recent example of our arrest on entry to the Sultanate of the Sultan of Brunei. As you know from previous logbook entries, we have weapons on board for ...
    Published on 12-05-2019 11:48 AM
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    Race organisers announce 2021-22 edition will visit the spiritual home of the iconic round the world race...

    The Ocean Race will come to Auckland, New Zealand, during the 2021-22 edition of the fully-crewed, round the world race.

    As The Ocean Race approaches its 50th anniversary, the event will be returning to New Zealand for the 12th time. All but one of those stops have been in Auckland, the City of Sails.




    “It is a great pleasure ...
    Published on 12-05-2019 11:34 AM
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    A review of the delivery of 11th Hour Racing's return delivery after the Transat Jacques Vabre to the base in Lorient France
    with Amory Ross providing the photos and the insight:



    With the 2019 Transat Jacques Vabre now in the rearview mirror, team leaders Mark Towill and Charlie Enright have quickly shifted focus to the next phase of 11th Hour Racing’s campaign towards The Ocean Race in two years ...