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    Published on 09-26-2016 01:20 PM
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    le defi azimut was held over the weekend with 12 of the competitors from the 2016 Vendee Globe participating....

    Born from the meeting of the IMOCA class that collects the Vendée Globe skippers and Lorient company Azimut, Azimut Challenge, visit atypical of offshore racing, aims to combine performance, innovation and strategy. Sport at the highest level of competition on the water and a lot of earth friendliness are the hallmark of this event whose success is undeniable. ...
    Published on 09-26-2016 11:46 AM
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    Continuing to deliver on our vision of opening the oceans for adventure and exploration, DeepFlight will introduce our newest submarine at the Monaco Yacht Show. Super Falcon 3S adds a third cockpit, ...
    Published on 09-26-2016 11:15 AM
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    The New Caledonia Groupama Race, like all regattas (coastal, offshore or just around two buoys), is all about speed. Every crew’s aim is to cross the finish line first. For this, the 5th edition of the race, there are nineteen boats entered, both small and large, mono-hulls and multi-hulls. Ordinarily, the bigger ones will arrive first. Even so, smaller craft also have a chance. Everyone can hope for a step ...
    Published on 09-26-2016 10:08 AM
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    A glorious fall weekend for the SSS Half Moon Bay! The single handed and double handed crews starting off
    the Golden Gate YC had just enough pressure to fly a kite out the gate in the generous ebb and light but warm easterly.

    " We rode the easterly to Bonita and then were greeted with ...
    Published on 09-25-2016 09:33 PM
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    Ohio State University, Venturi Collaborate to Smash Electric Car Speed Record

    Way back in 2010, French firm Venturi (mostly known for its oddball electric cars) ...
    Published on 09-25-2016 09:23 PM
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    Nine 12 Metre teams competed in their North American Championship, hosted by Ida Lewis Yacht Club on September 23-25 in Newport, RI.

    Sailing on sloops best known as the America’s Cup boats during that event’s so-called “Golden Era” (1958-1987), the teams competed in three divisions – Grand Prix, Modern and Traditional – and completed eight races in 13-17 knot breezes that ...
    Published on 09-25-2016 09:58 AM
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    13 year old Jed Gradisen, Western Australian surfer on Team O'Neill, was enjoying an afternoon of solid swell with his mates at one of their favorite spots ...
    Published on 09-25-2016 09:44 AM
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    Miami Marlins pitcher José Fernandez, an electric fan favorite who eight years ago fled Cuba on a speedboat, was killed early Sunday along with two friends ...
    Published on 09-24-2016 10:23 AM
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    At 1515 BST today during race 8 of the Extreme Sailing Series™ in the Madeira Islands, Red Bull Sailing Team collided with Alinghi, resulting in Alinghi losing its mast. Red Bull Sailing Team, as windward boat and clipped the Swiss team's bowsprit. The collision caused Alinghi's mast and sails to fall into the water. The Safety Team were immediately on site to provide assistance. All crew ...
    Published on 09-23-2016 04:03 PM
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    Four points separate top seven
    Two days to go of fleet racing at the RC44 Cascais Cup and, incredibly, just four points separate the top seven boats across this nine-strong fleet. Yesterday there were 12 points between first and seventh.

    After an hour long postponement ashore, conditions came good with sun, a steady 12-18 knots and a shallow swell rolling in from the Atlantic. Unfortunately the stable conditions didn't help fleet ...
    Published on 09-23-2016 09:43 AM
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    WTNT42 KNHC 231445
    TCDAT2

    TROPICAL STORM KARL DISCUSSION NUMBER 37
    NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL122016
    ISSUED BY THE NWS WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER COLLEGE PARK MD
    1100 AM AST FRI SEP 23 2016

    A NOAA P3 flight continued to fly through Karl for a few hours
    after the release of the last advisory, and while it didn't find
    winds higher than 50 kt, dropsonde data did indicate that the
    minimum pressure had fallen to 992 mb. Microwave data indicate
    that Karl is still under the influence of 15-20 kt of south-
    southeasterly shear. The convective pattern has continued to
    improve, ...
    Published on 09-23-2016 09:08 AM
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    The New Zealand Herald reports on the false alarms caused when a young South African sailor failed to communicate:




    Authorities are planning to 'talk' to Darius DeWet, from South Africa, about abandoning his journey when he finally gets to land. Photo / Supplied

    Large-scale searches involving helicopters had to be deployed twice for a 20-year-old inexperienced yachtie ...
    Published on 09-23-2016 08:55 AM
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    Maserati Multi70 ocean-bound and in full flight

    Giovanni Soldini and the Maserati Multi70 team ready to return to the ocean on the world’s first trimaran featuring a centreboard with a horizontal load bearing surface on its end to boost lift and stability
    ...
    Published on 09-22-2016 09:43 AM
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    When you are sailing alone, some 28,000 miles in the Vendee Globe, you need a well organized, simple running rigging plan.

    Take for instance, Alex Thompson's IMOCA Hugo ...
    Published on 09-21-2016 05:32 PM
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    Phenomenal Sailing and World-Class Talent Expected at the 2016 Alcatel J/70 Worlds Hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club

    SAN FRANCISCO – Summer’s days may be numbered, but this comes as welcome news to all sailors participating in the 2016 Alcatel J/70 Worlds hosted by the St. Francis ...
    Published on 09-21-2016 09:26 AM
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    Published on Sep 21, 2016
    In this episode Adam May provides an insight into the new generation of wing sails, and we meet one of the team's ...
    Published on 09-21-2016 08:47 AM
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    Sail World Reports on the passing of Terry Kohler:


    Terry Kohler who purchased North Sails from Lowell North over 30 years ago and was the driving force behind the North Technology Group, has died aged 82.

    He was the majority ...
    Published on 09-20-2016 08:53 AM
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    19 September 2016
    On Monday morning, IDEC SPORT was relaunched after a thorough refit this summer by Francis Joyon’s shore team at the Multiplast yard in Vannes. This return to the water for the 31.5m long trimaran marks the start of a new campaign with the aim of winning the Jules Verne Trophy*. ...
    Published on 09-19-2016 09:16 AM
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    The new Invisible Hand @ Cookson's In New Zealand awaiting deck to be dry fitted.

    Boat is due to splash in December ...
    Published on 09-18-2016 07:59 AM
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    [Editors note: With high pressure filling in over Northern California, wind gradient will relax on Sunday, as will crews, seeking shelter from the sun and hydration as they wait of a localized sea breeze to fill in]

    Veteran racers rely on local knowledge while others rely on outright boatspeed

    SAN FRANCISCO — The marine layer hovering over San Francisco Bay took a while to burn off today, ...

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