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    Published on 01-17-2019 11:06 AM
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    Mark Slats still pushing north and sailing into the wind looking for the HIGH and talking BIG SHARKS and water..he caught ...
    Published on 01-17-2019 10:22 AM
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    Published on 01-17-2019 10:06 AM
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    STARS & STRIPES TEAM USA UNVEILS
    AC75 BUILD AND DESIGN DETAILS

    CHALLENGER AIMS TO CREATE SUSTAINABLE LEGACY
    FOR AMERICAN YACHT INDUSTRY
    LONG BEACH, CA – January 17, 2018 – Stars & Stripes Team USA, American flagged Challenger for the 36th America's Cup, today released additional details outlining their boat build and design process.





    This information comes less than one month after the team revealed, as part of their entry announcement, ...
    Published on 01-16-2019 04:06 PM
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    St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, USA has been selected by World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport, to host the 2019 Nations Cup Grand Final April 9-14, 2019 and will use its matched fleet of J/22s. St. Francis Yacht Club previously hosted in 1995 using J/24s.

    Ten Open and ten ...
    Published on 01-16-2019 11:56 AM
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    A gorgeous selection of images from Chris Schmid/Spindrift Racing of the start of the Jules Verne Record
    attempt at Ouessant, France. Currently, just 7 hours in, Spindrift 2 has a 67 nm lead over Francis Joyon's
    record and has maintained a 31 knot average!


    https://www.spindrift-racing.com/jules-verne/en/live ...
    Published on 01-16-2019 10:31 AM
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    Paul Cayard sheds the racing bib and puts on some snow shoes as he chills out in Antarctica and will be providing some highlights along the way:





    Day 4 of our Antarctic adventure-Position 64S x 62W.

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    Published on 01-16-2019 09:02 AM
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    Yann Guichard and his crew started their world tour at Ushant today, Wednesday, January 16 at 11h 47min 27sec UTC. To win the Jules Verne Trophy they have to recross the line by February 26 at 11h 16m 57sec UTC to break the record, held since 2017 by Francis Joyon and his crew, of 40 days 23h 30m 30s.


    The weather conditions were favourable at the Créac'h lighthouse, which marks one end of the start and finish line of the Jules Verne Trophy course, the round the world sailing record via the three Capes. A southwesterly ...
    Published on 01-15-2019 05:40 PM
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    The negotiated quest to save commercial marine activities and a working waterfront has resulted
    in an opportunity for interested qualified parties that might be interested in taking over the Svendsen's
    boatyard and chandlery. Attached is the PDF Part 1

    Note: The final filing date is April 1st 2019
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    Published on 01-15-2019 03:41 PM




    The 52 Super Series is the pinnacle of Grand Prix monohull racing. The series every element of the sport from the sailor to the ...
    Published on 01-15-2019 12:11 PM
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    Report from yachtingmonthly.com


    Mark Slats, who is less than 50 miles from Golden Globe Race leader Jean-Luc Van Den Heede, has announced he is thinking about retiring from the race after being banned from broadcasting on the Ham Radio Net.

    Race organisers said the ...
    Published on 01-15-2019 10:57 AM
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    Spike in Boat Thefts Results in Advisory from Contra Costa Marine Patrol

    The Marine Services Unit of the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff would like to issue a crime prevention advisory to owners of ...
    Published on 01-15-2019 10:24 AM
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    Day 198 – Mark Slats closes to within 50 miles of Van Den Heede in nail-biting race to the finish
    Difference in distance to finish now reduced to 49 miles
    Slats runs out of fresh water – has been using his emergency desalinator for past week
    Barnacles return
    Questions raised over use of Ham radios
    Dateline: 12:00 UTC 15. 01. 2019 – Les Sables d’Olonne, France


    https://goldengloberace.com/livetracker/


    With less than 1,700 miles back to the finish in Les Sables d’Olonne, 2nd placed Dutchman Mark ...
    Published on 01-14-2019 10:52 AM
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    After two and a half months of stand-by, Spindrift 2 is preparing to leave for a new attempt on the Jules Verne Trophy. The crewed round the world sailing record has been held since 2017 by Francis Joyon, who completed the non-stop course in 40d 23h 30m. Spindrift 2, the giant black and gold 40 metre trimaran, is planning ...
    Published on 01-14-2019 09:52 AM
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    Originally Posted HERE


    Man swims through rough seas to get help as woman clings to capsized catamaran off Hervey Bay





    A woman who could not swim was forced to cling to the hull of a capsized boat for hours while her companion swam through rough waters near Hervey Bay to raise the alarm.

    The pair, aged in their fifties, was on board ...
    Published on 01-13-2019 11:21 AM
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    18ft Skiffs
    NSW Championship, Final
    Sunday, 13 January 2019
    Sydney Harbour

    The Asko Appliances 18ft Skiff team became the 2018-2019 NSW champions after scoring a win and a second placing in the final two races of the championship which were sailed in a 15K SSE wind on Sydney Harbour today.

    Skipper James Dorron and his crew of Harry Bethwaite and Steve Thomas proved too consistent on the day for their main challengers for the title and Asko Appliances deserved the win as the team was the ...
    Published on 01-13-2019 10:24 AM
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    ENTRANT UPDATE ...JL VDH and MARK struggle north.

    Tapio Lehtinen Sailing heavy weather has passed and the storm approaching from the NW late on the 15th is decreasing in strength, ...
    Published on 01-11-2019 10:45 AM
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    12ft Skiff Interdominion: Queenslanders notch up first win – Press and Hay on fire

    Queensland’s Richard Billet and Ben Cross (Carbon Chandlery) have notched up their first victory on the penultimate day of the Your Move Conveyancing 12Ft Skiff Interdominion, hosted by the Sydney Flying Squadron on Sydney Harbour.

    Carbon Chandlery won the first race of the day, Race 8, after nailing the start and not looking back. No easy feat given the stellar fleet boasting sailing champions ...
    Published on 01-11-2019 10:21 AM
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    NSW 18ft SKIFF CHAMPIONSHIP FINALE
    A BATTLE RIGHT DOWN TO THE END




    The Australian 18 Footers League fleet is back on Sydney Harbour this Sunday when the 18-boat fleet will contest the final two races of the 2018-2019 NSW 18ft Skiff Championship.

    After three races so far in the championship, ...
    Published on 01-10-2019 12:22 PM
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    TRACKER

    January 7, 2019

    Day 95

    Noon Position: 46 58S 53 14E

    Course(t)/Speed(kts): ExN 7

    Wind(t/tws): WxN 17 – 26

    Sea(t/ft): NW 10 – 12

    Sky: Partly Sunny

    10ths Cloud Cover: 8

    Bar(mb): 993, rising

    Cabin Temp(f): 57

    Water Temp(f): 41

    Relative Humidity(%): 75

    Sail: Working jib, two reefs

    Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good (nm): 161

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    Published on 01-09-2019 04:07 PM
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    Rick Smith had been charged in connection with the death of a crew member, David Pontious, who jumped overboard during a passage to the Virgin Islands in 2015.

    Camden charter ...

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