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    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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    Seems pretty topical these days....

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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 ...
    Published on 01-04-2018 11:03 AM
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    The replica of Noah's Ark floating in the Dutch Harbor of Urk, broke free from it's tethers
    Wednesday when winds of biblical proportion swept through the harbor.

    See Daily Mail Article
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    Published on 12-31-2017 11:21 AM
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    2017 has expired and left many memories, some wonderful, some amazing, some sad, some head scratchers and some tragic.

    Here is a sampling of what the year brought for your ponderings.

    Happy New Year to all and may 2018 be grandiose and full of joy!



    We Said farewell to Bobby Griser

    http://www.pressure-drop.us/forums/content.php?7042





    Armel Le Cléac'h Wins The Vendée Globe 2016-17 In Record Time

    http://www.pressure-drop.us/forums/content.php?7013




    Debris Warning Issued For SF Bay and Delta

    http://www.pressure-drop.us/forums/content.php?7080





    12 Boats Out Of Cabo Race

    http://www.pressure-drop.us/forums/content.php?7168




    Big Blow At Boat Show

    http://www.pressure-drop.us/forums/content.php?7245/




    Big Sur's Big Blast
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    Published on 12-23-2017 11:14 AM
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    ...and Happy New Year, Krazy Kwanza, Joyous Hanukkah, a Righteous Festivus etc...etc... ...
    Published on 12-19-2017 09:42 AM
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    5O5 World Rankings released
    This is the first 5O5 World Wide ranking system the class has produced. For some background, it is based on the results of any National Championship that gets ...
    Published on 12-17-2017 10:26 AM
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    ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard rescued two boaters after their boat was beset by high winds against the old Berkeley pier, west of the Berkeley Marina, Saturday.

    At approximately 11 a.m., a good ...
    Published on 12-15-2017 10:32 AM
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    WSL BWT Mavericks Challenge Competition Window to Open on January 3, 2018
    Approval from California Coastal Commission Sees World's Best Prepare for Inaugural WSL Event at Renowned California Big Wave Break
    WSL

    Thursday, December 14, 2017
    HALF MOON BAY, California/USA (Thursday, December 14, 2017) - The World Surf League (WSL) is pleased to announce the official competition window of the Mavericks Challenge will run from January 3, 2018 through February 28, 2018. Following coordination with the governmental agencies involved with the production ...
    Published on 12-15-2017 10:14 AM
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    Merlin is all gift wrapped and ready for the trans-continental voyage to her new home in

    St Petersburg, Florida. More details on the new owner and the intended agenda HERE!

    Bon Voyage!




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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




    Stan ...