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    Published on 03-05-2021 12:27 PM
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    Despite winning the last season’s Australian 18ft Skiff Championship in the then new tech2 skiff, Jack Macartney’s 2020-2021 Season team has gone up to another level of performance and consistency as it has taken all three major championships so far this season.

    Macartney, Charlie Wyatt and Lewis Brake have been nearly faultless with their teamwork in every race since the season began on October 11, but realise that they will have to maintain the standard if tech2 is to give the trio their first JJ Giltinan Championship victory.

    The two biggest threats to the tech2 team’s Giltinan hopes are Smeg and Yandoo Winning Group (formerly known as Winning Group).

    Smeg’s skipper Michael Coxon ‘retired’ from the 18s after winning ...
    Published on 03-05-2021 11:50 AM
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    BLOWING UP BLOSSOM ROCK -

    Underwater rocks in Central San Francisco Bay have been a problem since the British Navy sloop "Blossom"encountered Blossom Rock in 1826.
    There are four significant underwater rock formations in the San Francisco ...
    Published on 03-05-2021 11:33 AM
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    05.03.2021
    March 05, 2021 - Charleston, SC, USA

    Dear Melges 24 Sailors,

    I have an update on our World Championship scheduled for April 2021. In sum, we have reached the point where we can no longer designate the event a World Championship due to ...
    by Published on 03-05-2021 11:26 AM
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    Images of what appears to be a hovering ship have been captured as the result of a rare optical illusion off the coast of England.

    David Morris took a photo of the ship near Falmouth, Cornwall.

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    Published on 03-05-2021 10:51 AM
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    RACING TO START ON WEDNESDAY MARCH 10th UNDER LEVEL 2

    The highly anticipated Race 1 of the 36th America’s Cup Match will start shortly after 4 pm (NZT) on Wednesday 10th March after ...
    Published on 03-04-2021 11:29 AM
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    March 4 (UPI)LINKY -- A powerful earthquake off New Zealand on Thursday triggered a tsunami warning, scientists and officials said.

    The 7.3-magnitude quake struck about 90 miles east of the Bay of Plenty, in the Pacific Ocean off the country's eastern ...
    Published on 03-04-2021 10:46 AM
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    Cascais waterfront © Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team



    Following the Race start from Lorient, France, at the end of May, the inaugural edition of The Ocean Race Europe will stop in Cascais, bringing the top international offshore racing teams in the world to Portugal.

    Located 30km ...
    Published on 03-03-2021 06:10 PM
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    The last day of the 3rd Portugal Grand Prix - Round 2 had two races for the 470 and three for the RS:X, with 15 knots! Have a look at what happened in the water








    25 470 Men, 16 470 Mixed, 26 470 Women's dinghies

    26 RS-X, 16 RS-x Women Sailboards have just completed the 2nd stage ...
    Published on 03-03-2021 04:10 PM
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    ~ “I am proud that we walked away from a crash landing.” ~

    SIMPSON BAY--Captain of the 77-metre-long mega-yacht GO Simon Johnson has sought to dispel rumours, answer critics and set the record straight in an exclusive interview with The Daily Herald, by describing the moments prior to the yacht’s sudden control malfunction in the crucial minutes of the line-up procedure to exit Simpson Bay Lagoon on Wednesday, February 24.

    He says the incident ...
    Published on 03-03-2021 04:05 PM
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    Gaeta, Italy (March 3, 2021) – The first Grand Prix of the inaugural Liberty Bitcoin Youth Foiling Gold Cup got underway today for the eight teams competing in the Persico 69F class. After light winds postponed the start of the qualification round, each team completed three races in variable 7-9 knot winds.

    The challenging conditions benefited the three teams with the most experience in the Persico 69F who now lead the rankings, although the USA team of Langston Goldenburg, Riley Gibbs, and Anna Weis, which are new to the boat, sit in fourth.

    Qualifying continues to March 8 after which the ...
    Published on 03-02-2021 01:35 PM
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    A cloudless sky and predicted winds out of the north were on tap for the last Saturday of the 2nd month
    of 2021. There were a few changes in store for the short handed sailors due to COVID 19, mostly the venue and routing.

    The Corinthian YC, which usually has hosted the annual Central Bay Tour was off limits at time that permit applications were due,
    so the decision to utilize the space in front of the GGYC was opted in as start and finish, and the course would ...
    Published on 03-02-2021 11:02 AM
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    The latest lockdown in Auckland has delivered a new challenge to both Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli as they prepare for the 36th America’s Cup Match. The level 3 restrictions that were announced by the Government late on Saturday night have already seen the postponement of the start of the Match. There will be no racing this weekend, Wednesday 10 March is the earliest that racing can start. ...
    Published on 03-02-2021 10:53 AM
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    The French city of Lorient in Brittany has been appointed as the starting point for The Ocean Race Europe.

    The iconic port, in the heart of the renowned ‘Bretagne Sailing Valley’, will host the start for both the IMOCA and VO65 fleets as they ...
    Published on 02-27-2021 12:07 AM
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    The 52 SUPER SERIES Follows Responsible Approach And Reschedules 2021 Season And Venues
    (Friday 26th February, 2021) – With the prospect of being unable to run the early season events to an appropriate standard and have them properly accessible ...
    Published on 02-25-2021 11:52 AM
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    Members of the Richmond Yacht Club and the sailing community at large have been paying tribute the Dick Loomis aka "Mr Fun" who passed away
    earlier this week after battling cancer in recent times.

    Here are just some of the many, many messages....





    Well my dear friend Mr Fun you have gone from us too soon! While here your sure did a darn fine job of brightening the lives of everyone around you mine included. You were a friend, ...
    Published on 02-24-2021 01:12 PM
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    Manouch Moshayedi's former Pac 52' RIO was recently sold and has relocated in Australia
    where she can compete with other 52's with a new owner and change of scenery:

    An exciting front-of-the-fleet battle is taking shape for the 2021 Teakle Classic Adelaide to Port Lincoln Yacht Race with ...
    Published on 02-24-2021 11:50 AM
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    TowBoatUS San Francisco Bay & Delta is at Alameda Point, Alameda, California.

    "We recovered a badly damaged 33' sailboat off the rocks of the Alameda Rock Wall."
    ...
    Published on 02-23-2021 05:38 PM
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    After postponing the January Mid Winters due to the pandemic shutdown, the CYC February regatta became the default race 1&2
    with plans for a follow up the on the weekend of March 6th & 7th to become races 3 & 4...

    The weather gods smiled favorably on the event, with the last of a series of weak systems rolling in and out of the area late Friday and early Saturday.
    Behind the system, a significant northerly ...
    Published on 02-21-2021 06:41 PM
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    The G.H. Mumm Champagne was flowing for Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli who sailed to victory today in the PRADA Cup Final. The Italians winning the Series 7-1 over INEOS TEAM UK, now move onto the America’s Cup Match, the ultimate goal four years in the making, starting in 12 days time.







    Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli outraced the British team in today’s medium to light conditions that proved to favour the Italians so markedly.

    For the second time in their six attempts, Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli ...
    Published on 02-19-2021 11:00 PM
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    INEOS TEAM UK beat Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli



    all images © Studio Borlenghi/COR

    Start: 1715
    Port: GBR
    Stbd: ITA
    Course: E
    Axis: 248
    Length: 1.8nm
    Current: 0.2 knots @ 353
    Wind: 8-12knots 225 degrees

    Winner INEOS TEAM UK – 0:14

    For the second race of the day the breeze had increased slightly. INEOS TEAM UK were first into the pre-start zone and were able to control the start more readily. Two small advantages, but would the British team be able to convert these into an advantage at the start?
    As both boats headed towards the start line, positions were reversed from the first start of ...

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