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    Emergency personnel render aid to a man injured in a freak kite surfing crash at the Great Highway on Friday. Courtesy Bryan Carmody

    A man was seriously injured while kite surfing Friday afternoon ...
    Published on 09-04-2015 05:52 PM
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    A finite selection from Friday's International 18's Finale! They seldom disappoint and this year was no
    exception... Huge thanks to Keith for the flying and Howie for the support!
    Full wrap up report to follow!




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    Published on 09-03-2015 08:16 PM
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    Heineken takes the bullet followed closely by Chip Wasson.

    Official time: 13:26

    Major light conditions at bottom of course... images and video interviews uploading

    Hamlin takes 1st in 18's followed closely by Maersk Lines...

    2015 Ronstan Bridge to Bridge

    "Come for the fizz, work through ...
    Published on 09-02-2015 02:57 PM
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    CLIPPER RACE TO RIO: FLEET SPLITS AFTER FAST START

    (This is the first in a series of weekly race reviews to be issued every Wednesday during racing along with new b-roll footage available via the Media Portal)

    In the third day of racing today, things ...
    Published on 09-02-2015 02:49 PM
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    image © Pepe Hartmann


    In day three of the J/24 World Championship in Boltenhagen, Germany, the fleet faced winds of up to 20 knots. It was again Ian Southworth (GBR ...
    Published on 09-02-2015 10:31 AM
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    2015 International 18 Regatta Day 2



    "It was no doubt, the most challenging, difficult Skiff sailing I have ever encountered" Lamented veteran local skiff sailor Daniel Roberts, skipper of Notorious P.I.G., a well loved, vintage 18' that actually was able to complete all 3 races during Tuesdays racing on San Francisco Bay.

    An unusual southerly ...
    Published on 08-31-2015 06:50 PM
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    2015 International 18' SF Day1

    As San Francisco bids adieu to August, it simultaneously said hello to the 2015 International 18' Regatta, on San Francisco Bay. Classic early fall conditions were the rule of the day, with miniscule fog which disappeared before the 1st gun, scheduled for 11:00 AM. A noon 3.4 knot flood tide and 12-15 knots presented the 11 competing skiff teams for the 1st ...
    Published on 08-31-2015 08:28 AM
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    The 12 international crews competing in the tenth edition of the world’s longest ocean race have started the 40,000 nautical mile circumnavigation off the English coast at Southend.

    The Clipper Race, started at 12.30 UK time (GMT+1) in front of big crowds on Southend Pier. Race 1 sees the ...
    Published on 08-31-2015 08:19 AM
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    The windstorm on Saturday will surely go into the record books for some of the strongest winds, if not strongest ever recorded in August.

    Winds on the coast hit well over 60 mph, including Destruction Island clocking a peak gust of 87 mph! But even the inland areas were rocked, with a gust to 66 mph on Lopez Island, 70 mph at Whidbey Island NAS -- and 81 mph on a boat in the Rosario Strait!

    In the city areas, Everett (Paine Field) had three separate gusts near 60 mph -- a 59, 60, and 61 mph gust! Tacoma wasn't too far behind at 54 mph, while Seattle (Sea-Tac) hit 46 mph. Although looking at the outage chart by Seattle City Light and the with the wide swath of power outages in the northern half of the city suggests wind speeds were greater there.

    The National Weather Service has compiled this handy ...
    Published on 08-31-2015 07:55 AM
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    Thanks to and extremely warm Pacific, ala El Nino 3 simultaneous category 4 hurricanes have spawned, for the 1st time in recorded history. ...
    Published on 08-30-2015 09:39 PM
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    Crazy but a whole lot of fun.
    Moore Action at the leeward mark
    Moore Nats





    All images & Photo's © RYC Race Committee





    Gruntled Wins on Home Pond
    PRO ...
    Published on 08-30-2015 09:54 AM
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    Gothenburg Overall Results


    Emirates Team New Zealand put together a Super Sunday in Sweden, to vault to the top of the leaderboard and claim the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Gothenburg.



    It was a difficult day on the tight race course, with light and shifty conditions.

    But the Kiwis, led by skipper Glenn Ashby and prodigy helmsman Peter Burling showed no fear, posting a 2-1 scoreline in the two double-point races.

    

“It ...
    Published on 08-29-2015 09:32 AM
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    ORACLE TEAM USA won both races on opening day at the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series in Gothenburg. 



    But Land Rover BAR and Emirates Team New Zealand had good days as well with second and third place finishes respectively.

    In fact both races saw the same teams in the same top three positions, meaning there isn’t much separation on the leaderboard.





    

“This was almost like a warm-up," ...
    Published on 08-28-2015 09:20 AM
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    Images © Andrea Francolini



    The recent Transpac Race from Los Angeles to Honolulu was the last for record-breaking Australian supermaxi, Wild Oats XI, as we know her.
    She will never look the same again.

    The 30.5 metre long sloop, recognised as the most successful ...
    Published on 08-28-2015 09:09 AM
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    Residents in Cascade Locks were told to evacuate Thursday after a fire ignited and burned down two sheds, a Hood River County Sheriff's Office sergeant said.

    An electrical transformer might have started the blaze, said Sgt. Pete Hughes, a ...
    Published on 08-27-2015 11:47 AM
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    After a healthy rain delay, action is ON in Gothenburg!

    A few nice frames from Gilles Martin Raget!












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    Published on 08-27-2015 08:39 AM
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    Trapani, Italy - After a brief one-hour delay, PRO Anderson Reggio sent teams to the North race course to initiate and complete the first three races of the 2015 Melges 32 World Championship series organized by B.Plan Sport & Events (BPSE) in cooperation with Melges Europe.

    "The forecast for the day ...
    Published on 08-27-2015 08:33 AM
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    Bronze medal winning helmsman Erik Heil (GER) has been admitted to a German hospital following his return from the Pre-Olympic Test Regatta sailed out of the Marina da Gloria and Guanabara Bay. ...
    Published on 08-26-2015 10:03 AM
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    2015 Mercury National Championships

    Racing outside Ballena Isle Harbor on the South Bay, the Encinal Yacht Club conducted the annual regatta. Twenty Six Mercury's started at noon on a double sausage course that finished on a short third windward leg on the wind. There were three ...
    Published on 08-26-2015 09:31 AM
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    The new IMOCA 60 Gitana 16 gets a work out on the Lorient!

    Beautiful work by Thierry Martinez!










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