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    Published on 07-29-2020 08:49 AM
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    A fisherman lost at sea for 14 days off the coast of Florida has been rescued by the United States Coast Guard this week.
    Alvin McCallister, 72, was found on a small rocky islet 200 miles off ...
    Published on 07-27-2020 10:37 AM
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    It's been one of those years, largely forgettable in many ways, but unforgettable in other ways.

    Maybe the will be an abandon ...
    Published on 07-25-2020 01:22 PM
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    Hurricane Douglas is approaching the Hawaiian Islands, and is forecast to weaken before impact
    is felt, but large surf and torrential rains with inundate the Island over the next 48 hours!

    Published on 07-21-2020 02:00 PM
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    Pressure Drop is proud to introduce or most recent advertiser, Pacific Rigging, an Alameda based outfit that
    has been serving the entire Bay Area for over a decade, bringing experience and expertise to your boat
    or project in a timely and professional manner.

    Pacific Rigging was started in 2010 by John Hansen. John is a dedicated ...
    Published on 07-04-2020 12:04 PM
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    Ocean waves crashed over the sand at the Balboa Pier in Newport Beach and into parking lots and streets, destroying a sailboat because of the dangerous combination ...
    Published on 06-24-2020 04:38 PM
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    Adventure long distance rower Lia Ditton departed San Francisco Bay a week ago in her attempt to set a new record
    for the 2,200+ mile crossing to Honolulu. Her voyage has already been fraught with danger, the latest being
    a large shark that seems attracted to her ...
    Published on 06-24-2020 12:43 PM
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    Tuesday, June 23, 2020 (BRISTOL, R.I.) – On Tuesday, June 23, US Sailing announced revisions to their Selection Procedures, which included the conclusion of the Men’s 470 Olympic Trials based ...
    Published on 06-24-2020 11:35 AM
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    Story by Michael Ellis

    The native Americans called them the Islands of the Dead and never set foot on them, at least not earthly feet. The first European to see them was the Portuguese explorer, Cabrillo, employed by Spain sailing off the coast in 1542. But the first human to actually walk on the island was Francis Drake. After spending five weeks on the Point Reyes peninsula during the summer ...
    Published on 06-17-2020 11:59 AM
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    Craig Ritchie IBI News

    Local move provides sailing accessory provider more space while retaining all staff

    New Ronstan Building 1

    A newer, larger facility will allow Ronstan to leverage future growth opportunities ...
    Published on 06-16-2020 12:42 PM

    Tip & Shaft Report

    How Macif ended François Gabart’s Ultim programme
    15 June 2020

    The announcement came as a bombshell last week, a bolt from the blue because it was so unexpected. French insurance giants Macif ended their Ultim programme when the new trimaran which they own is due to sail in a year’s time. So, why this decision?
    Published on 06-15-2020 04:41 PM
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    The Macif group refocuses its commitment to offshore racing on the IMOCA and Figaro Bénéteau circuits and withdraws from the Ultim circuit, in agreement with its skipper François Gabart.

    This decision is part of the end of the sports program for the current MACIF trimaran, marked by magnificent ...
    Published on 06-15-2020 11:42 AM
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    Published on 06-09-2020 09:30 AM
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    HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is searching for the overdue private sailing vessel SS Chuckahui Kai between Oahu and Maui, Monday.

    Crews aboard an Air Station Barbers Point HC-130 Hercules ...
    Published on 06-04-2020 09:34 AM
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    By Craig Ritchie IBI News

    The news this week that BRP Inc. has elected to exit the outboard engine business and discontinue building product under its Evinrude nameplate closed the book on a brand that helped drive boating into the modern era.

    Ole Evinrude, a Norwegian emigrant to the United States, is widely credited with the invention of the world’s first practical outboard ...