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    Published on 02-24-2017 09:54 PM
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    A beautiful cool, crisp February Friday on San Francisco Bay with the new addition to the Pacific 52' Fleet,
    Frank Slootman's Invisible Hand.







    A team of well versed sailors run through gear, sail, running rigging and performance checks.
    Helm balance, line lengths, winch shifting drills, ...
    Published on 02-24-2017 10:39 AM
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    33 Days Ago, Lisa Blair departed Albany, Western Australia, in an attempt to become the 1st woman to complete a single handed circumnavigation of
    Antarctica on here Open 50' Climate Action Now

    Lisa aims to become the first women to:

    Circumnavigate Antarctica: solo, non-stop and unassisted
    Circumnavigate below 45 degrees South ...
    Published on 02-24-2017 10:35 AM
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    New 2017 events make for a full International Maxi Association calendar
    International Maxi Association press release issued on 24th February 2017




    Big boat action at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup. Photo ROLEX / Carlo Borlenghi

    Another busy year lies ahead for the International Maxi Association, the body which for more than 30 years has represented the interests of maxi boat owners from around the world. The 2017 calendar, open to owners of all maxi boats (ie 60+ft LOA), features two new events in the Mediterranean; ...
    Published on 02-24-2017 09:33 AM
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    New Zealand's Conrad Colman finishes Vendée Globe under jury rig for 16th

    New Zealander Conrad Colman wrote a new chapter in the storied history of the Vendée Globe when he crossed the finish line of the eighth edition of the non stop solo round the world race under a makeshift jury rig. He took 16th place when he crossed the finish line at 1400hrs UTC. The elapsed time is 110 days 1 hour 58 minutes and 41 seconds. He sailed 27,929 miles averaging 10.57 knots.

    After being dismasted late on the evening of Friday 10th February, when he ...
    Published on 02-23-2017 11:00 AM
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    Oracles grinder Graeme Spence gets a close shave during practice in Bermuda.

    All's okay except the loss of some spendy shades, we are told!

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    Published on 02-23-2017 10:52 AM
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    Sam Kronick has put together a very cool animated visualization of marine traffic in and around San Francisco Bay...



    Though it may be easy to overlook from life on land, the waters ...
    Published on 02-23-2017 10:38 AM
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    The All-American Maxi72 battle in the RORC Caribbean 600 lived up to expectations with Hap Fauth's Bella Mente and George Sakellaris' Proteus enjoying an epic match race. The lead in the Maxi72s changed hands on seven occasions during the race. Bella Mente counted 85 sail changes and at one point, both yachts were way-over canvassed, smoking ...
    Published on 02-23-2017 10:23 AM
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    Artemis Racing's new race yacht, “Magic Blue”, was christened today by Torbjörn Törnqvist's wife, Natalia, at a special celebration in Bermuda.

    The launch sees the culmination of more than three years of intense design and development work, which began almost immediately after the finish of the 34th America’s Cup in San Francisco.

    The new America’s Cup Class (ACC) yacht, ...
    Published on 02-22-2017 05:32 PM
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    Slight hiccup in mast stepping adventures today prevented crew from getting the entire rig together,
    but crew has been busy getting her stripped down to Inshore Mode... pipe berths, nav station, cooking station
    head all removed. Maiden SF Bay voyage is imminent!

    ...
    Published on 02-22-2017 05:16 PM
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    George David's American Maxi, Rambler 88 finished the 2017 RORC Caribbean 600 on Wednesday 22 February 2017 at 11 hrs 56 mins 17 secs AST taking Monohull Line Honours.

    This ...
    Published on 02-22-2017 10:29 AM
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    Conrad Colman continues to march to the finish, hoping to arrive bay Friday.
    His latest posts:





    Update, day 108: dodging ships!
    02/21/2017

    You would think that with the boom repaired, sails sorted, and food rationed out I could just kick back and relax on Foresight Natural ...
    Published on 02-22-2017 10:17 AM
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    78 Days at sea, 42 year old British adventurer and big wave surfer, Chris Bertish is nearing the end of his mammoth voyage across the Atlantic:




    http://www.thesupcrossing.com/





    The Crossing

    ...
    Published on 02-22-2017 09:40 AM
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    Photo© Tim Wright/Ocean Images


    Maserati Multi70 finishes a close second in the ninth edition of the RORC Caribbean 600
    The Italian trimaran finished 13 minutes after Phaedo3

    Maserati Multi70, the state-of-the-art ocean racing trimaran skippered by Giovanni Soldini, has finished in second place in the RORC Caribbean 600 Race after a race-long high-speed match race with the American trimaran, Phaedo3.

    Soldini and his seven-man international crew brought Maserati Multi70 across the finish line off ...
    Published on 02-21-2017 02:54 PM
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    Maserati Multi70 in a head to head fight for the lead with Phaedo3





    After 24-hours of racing in the RORC Caribbean 600 Race the Maserati Multi70 trimaran skippered by Italian ocean racer Giovanni Soldini is locked in a fierce struggle for the lead with the race record holder Phaedo3. ...
    Published on 02-21-2017 11:04 AM
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    More Argyll than Antigua




    Tracker

    Posted in News 2017

    After a champagne start to the race there was a huge change in weather conditions by the end of the first day. The low pressure system emanating from the north arrived earlier than anticipated, extinguishing the trade winds to provide a windless night for ...
    Published on 02-21-2017 10:33 AM
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    The Latest Soundings at the harbor entrance at
    Santa Cruz Harbor shows the water depth at lower low water. Even with ...
    Published on 02-21-2017 10:11 AM
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    News Release
    Feb. 21, 2017
    U.S. Coast Guard 11th District PA Detachment San Diego
    San Diego to be designated a Coast Guard City

    Who:

    U.S. Representative Duncan Hunter
    U.S. Representative Scott Peters
    Adm. ...
    Published on 02-21-2017 09:46 AM
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    The 1st leg of Saturday's race in PHRF1



    With lots and lots of recent rain and a huge surge from Oroville Dam sending 100, 000 cubic feet per second in the Feather River, combined with overflowing tributaries along the way, muddy sediment and enormous swaths of dislodged vegetation, has filled San Francisco Bay in recent days. Along with the large rafts of reeds (tules) which flooded coves and marinas north of the Bay Bridge, lurked planks, logs, ...
    Published on 02-21-2017 09:44 AM
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    Rich Wilson takes thirteenth place




    American skipper Rich Wilson crossed the finish line of the Vendée Globe solo round the world race off Les Sables d'Olonne on the west coast of France this afternoon (Tuesday 21/02) at 1250hrs UTC. From the fleet of 29 boats which started the 27,440 miles singlehanded race from Les Sables d'Olonne on Sunday November 6th, Wilson and Great American IV secure 13th place in an elapsed time of 107 days 48 mins 18 ...
    Published on 02-20-2017 01:30 PM
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    Photos Rachel Fallon-Langdon / Team Phaedo

    Words Team Maserati


    Giovanni Soldini’s Maserati Multi70 trimaran starts RORC Caribbean 600 Race in Antigua
    Light winds for the 80 boats competing in the race

    The ninth edition of the RORC ...

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