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    Published on 08-26-2016 02:23 PM
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    TEN NATIONS REPRESENTED IN THE EIGHTH VENDÉE GLOBE:

    The internationalisation of the Vendée Globe is clearly underway. Out of the 28 skippers registered and so far qualified, nine come from outside of France. In all, four continents and ten nations are represented in this eighth edition: France, Spain, Hungary, the United States, Britain, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Japan, New Zealand and Ireland. This is the most eclectic line-up ever for the non-stop solo round the world ...
    Published on 08-26-2016 09:46 AM
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    The penultimate day of the Australian Yachting Championship battle among the four fleets contesting the standalone series at Hamilton Island played out in 12 – 15 knots SSE wind, gusting up to 19.

    All Audi Hamilton Island Race Week fleets contested passage races of varying lengths around the islands and this afternoon two of the championship divisions are being controlled by New Zealand sailing teams - ...
    Published on 08-26-2016 08:53 AM
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    Italy's Kite Foiler Rikki Leccese set a new course record in the Ronstan Bridge to Bridge with a time
    of 10 minutes and 31 seconds elapsed, knocking 1minute and 29 seconds off ...
    Published on 08-26-2016 08:48 AM
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    Phoenix will compete at the TP52 World Championships in Mahón, Menorca.

    Experienced American owner Richard Cohen will compete at the TP52 World Championships in Mahón, Menorca, with Phoenix, which will be skippered by Paul ...
    Published on 08-25-2016 12:54 PM
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    Scarlino, Italy - The Melges 20 World Championship officially got underway today hosted by Marina di Scarlino/Club Nautico Scarlino.

    The most interesting aspect of Day One is that the initial names are cast for the title of World Champion, and with the first three races on the scoreboard each played with a mistral breeze of 10-14 knots, nothing is ever guaranteed. In fact, it will be a hard fought ...
    Published on 08-24-2016 02:51 PM
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    image © Christophe LE Bohec



    From August 21st to September 02nd, 2016 the Carnac Yacht Club will be pleased to host the VRSport International 14 World Championships (I14). Between 80 and 90 crews from around the world are expected. Appeared in the ...
    Published on 08-24-2016 09:23 AM
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    North Kiteboarding introduces the next step in Kite Boarding, a control bar the allow the user to control
    the trim of the kite via the bar, enabling sailor power ...
    Published on 08-24-2016 09:05 AM
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    Justin Chisholm of Sail Racing Magazine
    interviews Anthony Kouton of GC32 Argo Racing on the rigours of life on the GC32 Circuit.




    Although the GC32 Class might not get the sort of media attention it’s larger cousins in the America’s Cup attract, fielding 11 teams on the European GC32 Racing Tour makes it the biggest fleet of large high-performance foiling multihulls in the world, ...
    Published on 08-24-2016 08:56 AM
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    Ian Thompson from Yacht Boat News authors a piece on the
    unique attributes to the Around Australia Yacht Race scheduled to happen in 2017



    A regatta has a rest day, Around Oz has pit stops

    As thousands of sailors are today (and yesterday for that matter) are enjoying the luxuries of Hamilton ...
    Published on 08-23-2016 10:03 AM
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    The main hull of the new 30 meter Maxi Ultime Banque Populaire arrives in Lorient!



    After being manufactured in Southampton, the central hull of the Maxi Banque Populaire IX ...
    Published on 08-22-2016 11:15 AM
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    The United States finally invaded Canada on Sunday, although the trespassing flotilla of dinghies, inner tubes and rafts was hardly the kind of invasion force one might expect.

    Strong winds disrupted the annual Port Huron Float Down on the American side of the St. ...
    Published on 08-22-2016 11:01 AM
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    In addition to structural engineering of Reichel/Pugh designed yachts, R/P also offers engineering design services to companies in the shipbuilding industry and beyond. Reichel/Pugh ...
    Published on 08-22-2016 10:27 AM
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    New Zealand's Stuff reports on a tragic event in the South Pacific, 1/2 way between Fiji and New Zealand that claimed the lives of 2 Kiwi Sailors. Auckland boat-builder Nick Saull was hit by the rigging and killed, and another man, Stephen Forno was lost at sea.




    The man missing after a high seas yachting ...
    Published on 08-22-2016 08:48 AM
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    NESSIE AND THE MONSTER: Day 2 of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2016, and one of the regatta’s smallest entries – the 8-metre long Nessie – is confronted by a monstrous humpback whale. Both cruised on unscathed. All images © Andrea Francolini



    A light breeze and cloudy skies on the morning of day two of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week saw 12 of the 14 divisions scheduled for various island courses starting from Dent Passage.

    The Trailables Division led the vanguard at the first start gun, but it soon became apparent that plugging a strong south going current in such light breeze was going to make for a very slow and congested start to the day.

    The race committee swiftly relocated the start line ...
    Published on 08-22-2016 08:26 AM
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    Hydrofoil Pro Tour – Mauritius
    Preskil Beach Resort, Pointe d'Esny Beach
    August 17th – 20th

    Final Day & Event Report – Nico Parlier wins two in a row

    The third stop of the Hydrofoil Pro Tour in Mauritius was a "destination event" to be sure. The idyllic island paradise in the Indian Ocean was a must see for sailors and their loved ones who made the journey. However, this fleet wasn't necessarily here for sight-seeing, fruity cocktails, and toes in the sand. Just about every single ...
    Published on 08-19-2016 11:07 AM
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    SEATTLE, WA, UNITED STATES
    08.18.2016
    Video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Norcross
    U.S. Coast Guard District 13
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    An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria delivers a portable dewatering pump ...
    Published on 08-18-2016 01:38 PM
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    The crowd on Flamengo Beach went wild as Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze (BRA) won gold by just two seconds from Alex Maloney and Molly Meech (NZL) in a nail biting final run to the finish.
    New Zealand took silver and bronze went to Denmark's Jena Hansen and Katja Salskov-Iversen (DEN). The team to miss out on a medal from the four-way battle was the Spanish crew of Tamara Echegoyen and Berta Betanzos (ESP).




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    Published on 08-18-2016 11:39 AM
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    49er: Gold, Peter Burling/ Blair Tuke , New Zealand. Silver, Outteridge & Jensen 49er Sailing, Australia. Bronze, Heil/Plossel HP Sailing, Germany.

    470 Men: Gold, Šime Fantela-Igor Marenić, Croatia. Silver, Mat Belcher & Will Ryan, Australia. Bronze, Mantis-Kagialis, ...
    Published on 08-18-2016 08:51 AM
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    In what was otherwise a wonderful week of racing at the Airlie Beach Race Week in Australia's Whitsunday Islands, a couple incidents
    will get more ink, however the event should be on everyone's bucket list!




    Airlie Beach Race Week: Damage on the course

    Although conditions are ...
    Published on 08-18-2016 08:45 AM
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    Hydrofoil Pro Tour – Mauritius
    Preskil Beach Resort, Pointe d'Esny Beach
    August 17th – 20th

    Parlier comes out swinging The first day of racing in the lagoon of Pointe d'Esny was what some might identify as 'champagne sailing'.

    Racers were treated with fifteen to ...

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