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    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 ...
    Published on 11-26-2019 10:36 AM
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    A stunning image by Loris von Siebenthal taken during the 2019 Bol d’Or Mirabaud on Lake Geneva
    back in June. You may recall that regatta was affected ...
    Published on 11-25-2019 09:33 AM
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    In case you missed it the 1st time around, Hydroptere has returned to San Francisco Bay, this time with a new owner, one Gabriel Terrasse, who hopes to rehabilitate
    her to her previous state of glory. As you might recall, CLICKY
    She did a previous tour on SF Bay back in 2012, ahead of the 2013 America's ...
    Published on 11-21-2019 03:22 PM
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    Kai Lenny was tow in surfing Pe'ahi this week when things went pear shaped in a big way,
    we'll let Kai do the splaining....

    "A day of consequences that lead to a ER visit. The carabiner from the bow line hooked on my hand as my JetSki
    Published on 11-19-2019 12:00 PM
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    Introduction: Sunsetting NOAA Nautical Charts

    As was noted in the National Charting Plan, released in November 2017, NOAA has been reviewing different approaches for making paper nautical charts more efficiently1. This Sunsetting Traditional NOAA Paper Charts document or "Sunset Plan" describes NOAA's decision to sunset – that is, gradually and completely end – production of the traditional NOAA paper2 nautical charts and related raster products by January 2025. This is part of a strategy to improve the availability of the most up-to-date data for marine navigation in other NOAA products.
    This strategy includes the development of an alternative paper product called the NOAA Custom Chart (NCC), which as the National Charting Plan predicted will be, "a slightly different looking nautical chart product."

    This document provides an overview of activities that NOAA is undertaking to facilitate the transition.
    Three parts of the sunset
    The sunset ...
    Published on 10-18-2019 02:24 PM
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    Sandra Tartaglino, 60, of Tiverton was killed in a two-vessel accident on Aug. 11.
    article Laura Daman Newport RI.com Laura Daman Newport RI.com

    PROVIDENCE — After an investigation, the Department ...
    Published on 10-09-2019 10:00 AM
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    With the Alameda Marina redevelopment starting to take hold, the old Hogin Sails Loft which has been a part of
    Alameda Marina for decades, and founded by Bob Hogin in the early 70's and currently run By Steve McCarthy, who purchased the
    loft a while back when Bob retired, has been climbing the stairs for too long, is moving. ...
    Published on 09-30-2019 04:19 PM
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    Pt. Richmond Maritime Centre Announced
    Keefe Kaplan Maritime, Inc. (KKMI) announced their plans to offer its 5.1 Acre
    waterfront property in Pt. Richmond for sale on a long-term leaseback as part of their
    plans to redevelop the property. Located on the Santa Fe Channel, this deep-water ...
    Published on 09-20-2019 10:01 AM
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    Richard Swinton of Los Angeles Times Reports

    SANTA BARBARA — When the Conception first hit the water in the early 1980s, the personal electronics revolution was decades away.

    Divers who boarded the 75-foot boat for excursions in the Channel Islands brought film cameras. There were no smartphones to plug in or the array of other electronic devices now used to take underwater photos. But when the vessel set off decades later on its fateful Labor Day voyage, those on board needed ...
    Published on 09-16-2019 04:56 PM
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    September 12, 2019

    Days at Sea: 283
    Days Since Departure: 348

    Noon Position: 66 54N 167 71W
    Course(t)/Speed(kts): SxW 7
    Wind(t/tws): E 25+
    Sea(t/ft): E10+, steep and breaking
    Sky/10ths Cover: Overcast 10
    Bar(mb): 995 and falling
    On-deck Temp(f): 51
    Cabin Temp(f): 57 (no heater today)
    Water Temp(f): 48
    Relative Humidity(%): 60
    Magnetic Variation: 8.3

    Sail: Triple reefed main and working jib, reach.

    Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good (nm): 141
    Miles since departure: 36,020

    Published on 09-08-2019 06:09 PM
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    Hurricane Dorian rolled through the Gulf of St Lawrence and the Canadian Maritimes over the weekend
    after the massive damage done to Bermuda before rolling up the eastern seaboard... Hurricanes rarely reach
    this far north, but it does happen....

    Image via Linda Cunningham

    Dorian is continuing to weaken as it moves toward Canada's Newfoundland island, but forecasters caution that it still remains "powerful."

    The post-tropical cyclone has top sustained winds of 80 mph (129 kph) and is moving north-northeast at 26 mph (42 kph). The Canadian Hurricane ...
    Published on 09-05-2019 05:03 PM
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    Surviving crew member thought phone charging station might have sparked boat fire

    Hannah Fry Los Angeles Times

    One of the crew members aboard the dive boat Conception hadn't been asleep long when a noise jolted him awake.

    He swung open the door of the wheelhouse — the top level of the 75-foot boat, located just above the galley — and was greeted by flames.

    As the fire raged in the predawn hours of Labor Day, the vessel's captain made a frantic mayday call to the Coast Guard. Then he and four crew members jumped from the wheelhouse and climbed into a dinghy to get ...
    Published on 09-02-2019 12:22 PM
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    Documented Boat Owners - heads up! This letter looks legit but the USCG Documentation website is dco.uscg.mil NOT maritimedocumentation.us

    This “service organization”