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    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

    Ultim
    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?
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    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 ...
    Published on 06-03-2020 02:50 PM
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    Statement on eligibility of Mikes Lab Bullet 3L / 3LC foils in Formula Kite competitions



    In the process of evaluating equipment (re-) registration applications for the 2024 Olympic Cycle, the IKA Technical Committee has become aware of discrepancies in the dimensions of the Mikeslab Bullet 3L / 3LC foil.

    The dimensions provided by the manufacturer for the re-registration of the equipment differ from the dimensions of the same equipment registered in May 2017, with several of the dimensions provided with the re-application being outside of the accepted tolerances.

    Unfortunately, the manufacturer did not provide the IKA with information on when these dimensions may have changed, ...
    Published on 06-01-2020 09:40 AM
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    An above-normal 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is expected, according to forecasters with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service. The outlook predicts a 60% chance of an above-normal season, a 30% chance of a near-normal season and only a 10% chance of a below-normal season. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30.

    NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is forecasting a likely range of 13 to 19 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 6 ...
    Published on 05-26-2020 10:47 AM
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    It is with much sadness that we are announcing the permanent closing of APS.

    Unfortunately, we are unable to bear the burden of the losses caused by the COVID-19 crisis. We want to first and foremost thank you, our ...
    Published on 05-23-2020 12:33 PM
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    More than 125 San Francisco firefighters are battling a four-alarm warehouse fire Saturday on Pier 45, the city's fire department says.
    A quarter of the pier at Fisherman's Wharf "has been lost to the flames," ...
    Published on 05-15-2020 06:14 AM
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    Three Foil Options And Three Kite Options Shortlisted For New IKA Youth Foil Racing Class



    The International Kiteboarding Association launched a tender process earlier this year which invited manufacturers to tender for a new youth foil racing class ...