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    Published on 12-04-2017 09:37 AM
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    The Bavaria 44' Vagant sails unattended into Lambeau Reef, Tobago after a tragic accident
    during its voyage from the Canary Islands.



    All images ©Derek Whitling




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    Published on 12-02-2017 10:33 AM
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    A large section of the Brooklyn Basin Pier collapsed into the Oakland Alameda Estuary Friday afternoon,
    spilling construction equipment, containers and building materials with it.
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    Published on 11-29-2017 09:55 AM
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    Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame: Stan Honey — Master Innovator, Navigator, Collaborator
    By Jason Dachman, Chief Editor/Sportsvideo.org


    The 1st & Ten line on football telecasts. K-Zone and pitch-tracking on baseball. Car-tracking pointer graphics on NASCAR. LiveLine course markers on the America’s Cup. And anything dubbed “augmented reality” on sports TV. Today, these elements are fixtures that fans have come to expect in live sports telecasts, but none of the technologies would exist had it not been for Stan Honey. The master innovator and co-founder of Sportvision has helped change the way fans watch sports, creating unique virtual-graphics tools that illuminate hard-to-see moments and allow the production team to better tell ...
    Published on 11-22-2017 01:19 PM
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    Solo sailor abandons boat after falling mast rips hole in deck



    Philip van der Mespel, who was picked up by commercial vessel the Norfolk Guardian, describes to the Herald the emergency that led to the sinking of his yacht, and his subsequent stranding at sea.

    By: Martin Johnston
    Senior journalist, NZ Herald
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    It was early morning and the swells were huge when solo sailor Phil van der Mespel knew he would have to abandon his sinking yacht and take his chances in the South Pacific Ocean.

    The 56-year-old experienced ocean yachtsman from Algies Bay north of Auckland was about 650km northwest of New Zealand, making his way home from Vanuatu, when his boat's mast fell about 4am on Saturday. One of the mast's stay-wires ripped up ...
    Published on 11-20-2017 10:34 AM
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    Coast Guard searches for missing boater south of Pillar Point Harbor




    SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard is searching for a missing boater Sunday after a boat was found adrift ...
    Published on 11-15-2017 04:22 PM
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    World Sailing releases report on Gulari Incident and Injury

    World Sailing produced two injury reports this summer after high profile incidents while training and racing. One of those ...
    Published on 11-09-2017 04:16 PM
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    The backstory of the Sea Nymph just released by the UK's Daily Mail.

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    Published on 10-31-2017 10:42 AM
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    By Chris Mauro/http://www.worldsurfleague.com/

    Saturday, October 28, 2017

    When dawn broke Saturday on Maui Mike Parsons took his first sigh of relief in over a week. The new Big Wave Tour Commissioner hadn't been sleeping much since calling this event on, and after a successful opening round on Friday, the decision to wait until the next day to finish it off was his final roll of the dice. All night his eyes were glued to fresh buoy reports pinging away from the North Pacific, the ones so important to mariners around the world. The buoys telegraph essential data to weather centers around the world, where ...
    Published on 10-26-2017 05:03 PM
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    Two civilian mariners were rescued at sea by a U.S. Navy ship after being stranded in the Pacific Ocean for almost five months.

    The two mariners were well off course: They left Honolulu on their sailboat in the spring, bound for Tahiti, 2,600 miles away in the South Pacific, but were rescued in the western Pacific 900 miles southeast of Japan.

    Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiaba, both from Honolulu, and their two dogs were rescued on Wednesday by the USS Ashland ...
    Published on 10-25-2017 10:54 AM
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    Stormsurf Wave Model Generator



    100-foot Waves Expected near Aleutian Islands
    There is a monster storm in progress in the Bering Strait headed to the Aleutians that promises to generate extremely high waves today ...
    Published on 10-19-2017 10:21 AM
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    OSLO — Norwegian outdoor clothing company Helly Hansen has agreed to buy British sports brand Musto from Phoenix Equity Partners and other shareholders for an undisclosed sum, it said on Thursday.

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    Published on 10-18-2017 10:44 AM
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    The 2017 Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Contest is open.

    Here are 10 of our favorites, however, with no prize money given to the winners, yet they must allow full rights to the contest owners,
    one wonders who the big winner is? The side effect is many photogs entered in contest now head to ...
    Published on 10-18-2017 10:06 AM
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    NPR Reports on Rimas Meleshyus, the Russian solo sailing adventurer with a penchand for fing trouble.

    One thing you can say about Rimas Meleshyus: He's definitely persistent.

    "I'm a very determined person," he told the Whidbey News-Times in 2015. "I'm very strong."

    Meleshyus, who is in his mid-60s, departed Hilo, Hawaii, aboard his 30-foot ...