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    Published on 09-19-2017 09:58 AM
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    Early action at the Standard Worlds putting sailors to the test!



    all images © Duje Petric Photography





    Pavlos Kontides is the New Laser Standard World Champion

    (Split, Croatia) – The second electrical storm of the week at the Laser Standard Men’s World Championships passed by Split today while the fleet were held on shore. Although it was not directly overhead, it was strong enough ...
    Published on 09-19-2017 09:44 AM
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    Hurricane Maria Discussion Number 14
    NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL152017
    1100 AM AST Tue Sep 19 2017

    Reports from an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter Aircraft indicate
    that Maria regained category 5 status shortly after the last
    advisory, and that it is currently maintaining an intensity near 140
    kt with a central pressure near 927 mb. The aircraft data suggests
    an outer wind maximum that could be the start of an eyewall
    replacement cycle, but this feature ...
    Published on 09-19-2017 09:07 AM
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    FABIO POZZO (TRANSLATED BY JAMES ROBINSON TAYLOR)
    In 2003 two men met in a warehouse in Auckland. They were Grant Dalton, legend of Kiwi yachting, and Matteo de Nora, successful entrepreneur of Italian descent. Team New Zealand had just lost the America’s Cup; their ship had been sunk. And they decided to re-float her. ...
    Published on 09-18-2017 09:56 AM
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    Mystery Solved

    Earlier in the weekend, as the PAC 52 approached YRA Marker 6 off Ft Mason, the lead boat
    could not locate the buoy. Radio contact with RC ...
    Published on 09-18-2017 09:23 AM
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    Porto Cervo, September 16, 2017. The Audi J/70 World Championship, organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, in collaboration with the J/70 International Class Association, and with the Title Sponsor Audi, and Official Sailmaker Quantum Sails.

    With numerous General Recalls, Black Flag in play, and a full on foam up. The Audi J/70 World Championship had a thrilling climax to remember for years to come. With sparkling sunshine, a significant sea state, and a warm westerly ...
    Published on 09-18-2017 09:14 AM
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    Hurricane Maria Discussion Number 9
    NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL152017
    1100 AM AST Mon Sep 18 2017

    Reports from an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate
    that Maria is undergoing rapid intensification. The aircraft
    reported 700-mb flight-level winds of 115 kt in the northeastern
    eyewall, along with reliable-looking surface wind estimates from the
    Stepped Frequency Microwave radiometer as high as 104 kt. In
    addition, the estimated central ...
    Published on 09-16-2017 09:02 PM
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    Day 3, a tad lighter in then morning, cooler with evidence of smoke being blown in from
    wildfires elsewhere. By 2nd race, things picked up considerably and the conditions in the slot
    transitioned from mild to wild with major ebb creating some bone jarring waters just outside the gate and
    near ...
    Published on 09-14-2017 06:21 PM
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    Peter Stoneberg's Prosail 40' Shadow X suffered structural failure with their rig in the 2nd race today near the Blackaller mark.
    ...
    Published on 09-13-2017 11:36 AM
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    Some uneducated guessing on what may or may not happen in each division....



    The J-70's, a much reduced number since last years SF Worlds, with 11 boats vs 36,
    we will stick with previous results, with Snow Bigden's Cool Story Bro edging out Peter Cameron's Prime Number
    as a consolation prize for not going to Porto Cervo this year, where, if you have not heard, Clicky,
    there is plenty of drama but not so much sailing...




    J-105's are the largest fleet this ...
    Published on 09-13-2017 10:02 AM
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    · The Macif Group and François Gabart are ready for the single-handed round the world record on a multihull

    · The MACIF skipper is currently in the final stages of his preparation

    · He will be on standby as of Sunday 22 October





    Credit: Jean-Marie Liot / DPPI / Macif

    During a press conference this Wednesday at the Paris headquarters of the Macif Group, François Gabart and his sponsor talked about his next competitive target: to ...
    Published on 09-13-2017 09:12 AM
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    With too much wind to play sailboat, the folks at the J-70 Worlds have found other ways to entertain themselves.
    of th 173 boats that were originally registered, 7 were determined not to be class compliant. one of which, apparently on of which
    is the son of Vincenzo Onorato, who has taken exception to his son's boat expulsion:






    AUDI J70 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP: LETTER FROM VINCENZO ONORATO

    Porto Cervo (OT), 13rd settembre 2017

    The
    ...
    Published on 09-12-2017 03:59 PM
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    Less than 2 weeks after his Nacra 17 accident, Bora has managed to climb back on the saddle
    and begin therapy that will enable him to ...
    Published on 09-12-2017 10:01 AM
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    Blasted by Hurricane Irma, the Conch Republic's Southernmost Point Buoy took a blasting.





    "The Southernmost Point Buoy is an anchored concrete buoy (that ...
    Published on 09-12-2017 09:43 AM
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    Lake Balaton (Hungary) - During Finland's World Championships, these days on Lake Balaton in Hungary, Finnish athlete Mikael Hyryläinen had a bad surprise on board.
    ...
    Published on 09-11-2017 10:14 AM
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    Hurricane Irma has devastated the British Virgin Islands, leaving a catastrophic situation with homes flattened and communities left with no power, sanitation or water. Friends and family are still waiting to hear news from their loved ones, many of whom are still trapped in their homes by debris.

    ...
    Published on 09-11-2017 09:19 AM
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    POST-IRMA UPDATE #1 - Sunday, September 10, 12:00pm
    We are finally getting ourselves organized after the horrendous passage of Irma on Wednesday.
    First the good news from the Nanny Cay perspective:
    - So far, and we have not heard from everybody, we have had no reports of loss of ...
    Published on 09-11-2017 09:04 AM
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    NZ Herald indicates it will be Mono y Mono





    The America's Cup is confirmed to return to monohulls.

    Patrizio Bertelli, who heads challenger of record Luna Rossa - the syndicate negotiating terms for the next ...
    Published on 09-10-2017 04:34 PM
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    Lois Lane made her 1st sailing event in quite some time last week,
    entering in the RYC's Wednesday Night Beer Can regatta. Owner Tony Carr has spent the past 5 years putting in a bundle of time and money rehabbing ...
    Published on 09-10-2017 10:03 AM
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    Momo crowned Rolex
    Maxi 72 World Champion
    International Maxi Association press release issued on 9th September 2017




    Germany's Dieter Schön and the crew of Momo claimed the 2017 Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship held off Porto Cervo. The event, run in conjunction with the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, was the closest yet, both events organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, this year celebrating its 50th anniversary, and the International Maxi Association, the body sanctioned by World Sailing ...
    Published on 09-08-2017 02:03 PM



    Received permission to combine the various clips from
    Caribbean Buzz Helicopters aerial survey of damage into one video.... ...

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