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    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

    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 ...
    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. ...