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    Published on 12-08-2016 09:38 AM
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    Sydney Harbour delivered ‘classic conditions’ in an electrifying opening day of the 2016 Extreme Sailing Series™ finale today that saw two teams capsize. Clear blue skies were met with a blustery north-easterly breeze of around 22 knots as the eight international crews hit the iconic waters of Australia’s largest city, for the eighth and final Act of this season.







    With the fleet of foiling GC32 catamarans ...
    Published on 12-07-2016 10:34 PM
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    ** NEW RECORD**
    Thomas Coville spent the Cape Horn this Thursday, 8 DECEMBER TO 2 H20 (French hour): http://bit.ly/2hlNzf0
    He crossed the greatest oceans in 8 days 18 hours 28 minutes and gets a new record: the one of the Pacific ...
    Published on 12-07-2016 04:03 PM
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    FLETCHER-SCOTT POSTS 1-1 TO TAKE OVERALL LEAD AT MS AMLIN INTERNATIONAL MOTH REGATTA

    British Olympian survives battles with countrymen on day punctuated by wild weather

    HAMILTON, Bermuda — Dylan Fletcher-Scott, England’s representative in the 49er Class at last summer’s Rio Olympics, grabbed the overall lead at the MS Amlin International Moth Regatta today after posting a pair of first-place finishes in the regatta hosted by Royal Bermuda Yacht Club.

    Fletcher-Scott, who placed 6th in the 49er Class, holds the overall lead with the low score of 13 points. “It was wicked fun. ...
    Published on 12-07-2016 03:21 PM
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    The SF Chronicle's Melody Gutierrez wrote This Article on the CSLC's decision to take eminent domain control of Martins Beach, just south of Half Moon Bay on the San Mateao County Coast:


    SACRAMENTO — The California State Lands Commission voted Tuesday to look at seizing land from billionaire Vinod Khosla through eminent domain in order to give the public access to a beloved ...
    Published on 12-07-2016 02:31 PM
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    Paul and daughter Trine sailing the Tornado

    Paul Bert Elvstrøm (25 February 1928 – 7 December 2016) was a Danish yachtsman. He won four Olympic gold medals and eleven world titles in eight different types of boat, including Snipe, Soling, ...

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    Published on 12-07-2016 10:30 AM
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    Thomas Coville is knocking on Cape Horn's Door!

    1884 miles in advance of Francis Joyon's 2007-2008 Record!

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    Official Translated Announcement


    CAP HORN WITH 3 DAYS OF ADVANCE ON THE RECORD
    At 5 pm on Wednesday, ...
    Published on 12-07-2016 09:54 AM
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    THOMAS RUYANT SUFFERS DAMAGE
    WEDNESDAY 07 DECEMBER 2016, 09H43

    Shortly before 0700 UTC this morning, Thomas Ruyant - Le Souffle du Nord pour le Projet Imagine – informed his boat captain, Laurent Bourguès, that damage to the boat had led to an ingress of water.




    While operating his port ballast tank system, the end of the snorkel tube, which allows him to fill the tank when the boat is at speed, broke off without causing any further ...
    Published on 12-07-2016 09:41 AM
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    Sébastien Josse and the Mono60 Edmond de Rothschild announce their retirement

    Over the past 48 hours, Sébastien Josse, currently in third place in the Vendée Globe, put his race on hold to focus on his ...
    Published on 12-06-2016 04:25 PM
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    The South Sound Sailing Society's annual 4 race winter long distance series got off to a solid start on Saturday with
    the 30.7 nm Vashon Island Race. The 1st of 4 events which includes the 30.8 nm Duwamish Head race, the 38.4 nm Toliva Shoal Race
    and the 29.5 nm Islands race, boasts the most miles ...
    Published on 12-06-2016 12:17 PM



    Skipper of motor vessel was apparently in the head when this Washington State Ferry crossed his path.
    According to sources, the ...
    Published on 12-06-2016 10:32 AM
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    This afternoon at 14 H 49 min and 52 seconds, it's been exactly a month that Thomas Coville crossed the starting line of his attempt to record of the tour of the world to ushant.
    Tomorrow already, Cape Horn, with nearly 3 days ahead of the current holder, Francis Joyon-Trimaran ...
    Published on 12-06-2016 08:33 AM
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    At 0800 UTC this morning (Tuesday), the Vendée Globe Race Directors were alerted by Kito de Pavant’s technical team about serious damage aboard his boat Bastide Otio. Kito de Pavant, who was sailing at 16 knots under mainsail with two reefs in very heavy seas, informed his shore team that the boat had experienced a very big shock to the keel, hitting an unidentified floating ...
    Published on 12-05-2016 01:48 PM
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    The 2016 Melges 24 Worlds are over and done,
    prizes given, parties over, boats wrapped up and headed back to their respective winter homes, but their is one more present und the tree...

    Carlo Borlenghi was on hand shooting primarily Andrea Pozzi's Bombarda, but he managed to squeeze ...
    Published on 12-05-2016 09:37 AM
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    ROMAIN ATTANASIO HAS HIT A UFO AND IS HEADING FOR CAPE TOWN
    MONDAY 05 DECEMBER 2016, 16H37
    Romain Attanasio, skipper of the Famille Mary - Etamine du Lys boat hit a UFO (unidentified floating object) at around 1130 UTC today (Monday 5th December). Romain was around 470 miles south of Cape Town (South Africa) when his boat, ...
    Published on 12-05-2016 08:39 AM
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    DAMAGE ABOARD EDMOND DE ROTHSCHILD: SÉBASTIEN JOSSE TEMPORARILY PUTS HIS RACE ON HOLD

    MONDAY 05 DECEMBER 2016, 15H50
    At 0930 UTC this morning (Monday), while ...
    Published on 12-04-2016 05:45 PM
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    THE PACIFIC: A GREAT DESCENT IN SKI UNTIL THE HORN
    With a good half of the Pacific Ocean behind him, Thomas Coville now travels at a very high speed towards Cape Horn, which he should cross in the middle of the week - that is to say on Wednesday night - 'About two days on the record time.

    Constrained to descend below the latitude of Cape Horn, the skipper of Sodebo Ultim 'will regain the icy cold coming straight from the Antarctic ice pack.



    TRACKER

    ...
    Published on 12-04-2016 05:19 PM
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    MAINSAIL BACK UP, JÉRÉMIE BEYOU BACK RACINGSUNDAY 04 DECEMBER 2016, 19H58


    At 1900 UTC yesterday evening, Jérémie Beyou alerted everyone that there had been damage on Maître CoQ. While sailing in thirty knots of wind, the mainsail suddenly came down. Jérémie decided to head further north to get away from the low-pressure system and analyse the situation. Since then, the skipper of Maître CoQ has managed to replace his damaged mainsail hook with a spare ...
    Published on 12-04-2016 10:52 AM
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    Photo © Petey Crawford


    December 3rd, 2016 - Miami, FL, U.S. - As a result of an amazing Championship, with all placements of the series -apart from one - within the fifth position of the ranking, the Irish team of Embarr IRL829 (2-75/DNS) has been crowned at the 2016 Melges 24 World Championship.

    The crew ...
    Published on 12-03-2016 10:45 PM
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    Kojiro Shiraishi informed everyone at 0230 UTC today (Sunday) that his mast had broken above the attachment for the small jib.The Japanese sailor is not in ...
    Published on 12-03-2016 04:14 PM
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    The Melges 40 Is Here

    The Melges 40 successfully completes sea trials with flying colors in Dubai
    (03 December / Zenda, WI) - The Melges 40™ is the largest, fastest and only canting keel sailboat ever offered by Melges Performance Sailboats (MPS), designed by Botin Partners

    Naval Architecture ...

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