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    Published on 02-18-2018 10:42 AM
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    Here is something you don't see everyday. A giant inflatable effigy of the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave
    dressed for ...
    Published on 02-16-2018 03:02 PM

    Kayaker makes decision to assist a crab fisherman who's boat is ablaze in a the Swinomish Channel near La Conner Washington.
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    Published on 02-11-2018 11:18 AM
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    Racing on the Berkeley Circle was interrupted Saturday by an intense rescue operation after
    a local water taxi vessel taking Audubon Society member out on a bird watching voyage ventured too close to
    Mark "1" just west of Cesar Chavez Dog Pooping/Kite Flying Area...



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    Published on 02-07-2018 02:43 PM
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    Previously posted on Pressure Drop, A piece on the injury suffered by Danish Sailor Christian Peter Lübeck when his trpeze parted resulting in a seve gash to his left leg.


    The Nacra 17 Class Executive met on Monday and discussed the incident. We also discussed other reports of rudder strike incidents occurring to Class members in training this winter.

    World Sailing have set up a sailing-wide safety database where anyone with relevant knowledge ...
    Published on 02-06-2018 10:19 AM
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    Hundreds of Oyster Yachts workers have lost their jobs after the British luxury yacht builder went into liquidation after running out of money

    Story on Yachting Monthly

    Managers at Oyster Yachts say they’re ‘looking for all opportunities available’ after the company went into liquidation yesterday.

    The luxury yacht builder’s 160 staff ...
    Published on 01-31-2018 10:15 AM
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    A Super Moon, Blue Moon, Blood Moon, Lunar Eclipse all rolled into one with CLEAR SKIES!!!












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    Published on 01-25-2018 12:54 PM
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    TAMPA, FL USA - The International J/70 Class Association (IJ70CA) Executive Committee (EC) has unanimously agreed to the J/70 Class membership suspensions listed below. The IJ70CA EC authority and process to suspend a membership is described in Section 6 MEMBER SUSPENSION ...
    Published on 01-21-2018 08:14 PM
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    Dramatic video of a boat getting hammered at the breakwater of Redondo Beach. If this looks familiar, another boat took a simular
    bashing last spring that mad national headlines... ...
    Published on 01-19-2018 11:13 AM
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    Mavericks Mayhem: Boat Lost, Ski Scuttled Amid 50-foot Surf
    Chris Mauro World Surf League

    Friday, January 19, 2018
    By big-wave standards, Tuesday and Wednesday were pretty tame at Mavericks. Sure, there was the odd bomb or two, but by all accounts they were few and far between. But Thursday was an entirely different story, and one that won't soon be forgotten.

    "There were 50- to 60- foot sets for sure," said photographer Frank Quirarte, a veteran Mavericks shooter who doubles as a safety ski driver. "That was easily the biggest ...
    Published on 01-17-2018 12:30 PM
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    Published on 01-17-2018 11:34 AM
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    Quick work to clear the rigging after dismasting in the Aegean Sea

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    Published on 01-15-2018 02:15 PM
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    Jeremiah Wong pens this piece on the breakthrough plant based alternative to fossil fuel based carbon fiber
    in This article just published in Popular Science.



    Carbon fiber is the Superman of materials. Five ...
    Published on 01-12-2018 01:36 PM
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    The YRA is hosting a US Sailing Sanctioned Offshore Safety at Sea Course! This year's course is scheduled for February 25th and will be at Berkeley Yacht Club. The 8-hour course is moderated by Chuck Hawley.


    Continetal breakfast, lunch and snacks are ...
    Published on 01-10-2018 04:36 PM
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    BACKGROUND
    The sailing yacht CV30 was taking part in the third leg of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race having left Cape Town on 31 October 2017 bound for Fremantle, Western Australia.

    At about 1414 local time on 18 November 2017, the yacht was in position ...