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    Published on 05-29-2017 09:37 PM
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    As of 21:00 Monday, the boats in the 2017 Coastal Cup have absolutely devoured the miles!


    With just 67nm to the finish, Joel Ronnings SC 70 Catapult continues ...
    Published on 05-29-2017 04:42 PM

    Artemis Racing raced Emirates Team New Zealand today in the closest match up yet in the 35th America’s Cup. A controversial penalty against the Swedish boat, just before the finish, gave the point to New Zealand.

    In their only match of the day, Artemis Racing were in control in the pre-start but were penalized for being over the line at the start. After Artemis Racing took the penalty, Emirates Team ...
    Published on 05-29-2017 03:41 PM
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    Day three of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers was a day of drama with Artemis Racing seeing victory in the second race of the day, against Emirates Team New Zealande disappear with an Umpire call and in which the five challenging teams; Land Rover BAR, Artemis Racing, SoftBank Team Japan, Groupama Team France and Emirates Team New Zealand, had their chance to enhance their positions on the leaderboard. ORACLE TEAM USA, Defenders of the ‘Auld Mug’ and table-toppers, sat out of the action, having raced three times on day two.

    After claiming a maiden victory by beating Artemis Racing yesterday, Groupama Team France took another win in the opening race ...
    Published on 05-29-2017 03:20 PM
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    3 Hours into the 2017 Coastal Cup and the big boats have launched!

    Buono Sera is in front at 19.3 knots while Catapult is leader in 3 catagories, Line honors, 1st in PHRF A and 1st in PHRF Overall and clipping along at 19.0 knots

    Lucky Duck is leading PHRF C and is smoking ...
    Published on 05-29-2017 08:47 AM
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    Transpacific Course World Record

    3 Days 16 Hours 52 Minutes and 03 seconds


    Lloyd Thornburg

    The past few years we have had a good share of success with at least one wrong turn in our racing program. When Brian Thompson and I were planning the PHAEDO3 program we had a wish list of races and records which would be nice to attempt if we had a MOD70. The Transpacific World Record was the crown jewel of our dreams. Serious talk of a MOD70 began on our long journey home after dismasting the Gunboat PHAEDO during ...
    Published on 05-28-2017 10:11 PM
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    The 2017 edition of the Spinnaker Cup moved back and moved forward. Instead of the normal Friday 11:00 AM start as been de rigueur for some time, the normal SFYC- MPYC RC working in conjunction with the California Offshore Race Week , moved the start to 0900 Saturday in order to compress the entirety of the events involved.
    38 boats and crews lined up on this cold, grey early morning start for the 88 nm downhill slide from San Francisco ...
    Published on 05-27-2017 06:57 PM
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    - ORACLE TEAM USA win two from two

    - Land Rover BAR collide with SoftBank Team Japan

    - Artemis Racing, Emirates Team New Zealand, Land Rover BAR and SoftBank Team Japan win one and lose one race each

    - Groupama Team France only team not to register a day one race win

    - ORACLE TEAM USA and Land Rover BAR are joint top of Louis Vuitton America's Cup Qualifiers leaderboard after day one

    Sir Ben Ainslie was forced to explain a highly dramatic collision in the first day of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers on Bermuda’s Great Sound.

    Having already seen some thrilling and action-packed racing in the first five of the six races that were run on day one, particularly from ORACLE TEAM USA who claimed back-to-back ...
    Published on 05-26-2017 10:33 AM
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    Credit: Yann Riou / Macif

    François Gabart and his team won the first race of the season on the MACIF trimaran – the USHIP ArMen Race. They left La Trinité-sur-Mer shortly after 4 pm in calm weather. MACIF and his crew engaged ...
    Published on 05-26-2017 10:15 AM
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    After receiving the prestigious Concept Award at the International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2017 less than a week ago, Shaun Carkeek has confirmed that plans to build the world's largest composite sailing superyacht are already advancing.

    Published on 05-25-2017 05:26 PM
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    St. Francis Yacht Club is recognized internationally for its impeccable venue, exhilarating conditions and demanding regatta schedule, all of which occur under the watch of best-in-class ...
    Published on 05-25-2017 05:20 PM
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    Last nights "paint rubbing" incident at the local beer can races resulted in some mild damage, but spirits
    remained high ...
    Published on 05-25-2017 12:17 PM
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    A stunning announcement today coming from Leonard Sitar (Commodore, Storm Trysail Club) and John Fisher, Event Chairman:

    "After extensive discussion and deliberation, ...
    Published on 05-25-2017 09:35 AM
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    While the fleet of GC32s fly around a racecourse set metres from the shore to the delight of thousands of onlookers, behind the scenes there is an expert team making it all happen seamlessly. This team is led by Extreme Sailing Series™ Race Director, John Craig.

    Craig has had a varied career in sailing, ranging from coaching the Canadian Olympic ...
    Published on 05-24-2017 02:04 PM
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    The America’s Cup Village is ready, the teams are prepared and excitement is building for the eagerly anticipated start of the 35th America’s Cup. The weather ...
    Published on 05-24-2017 09:19 AM
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    Paris, May 2017

    Louis Vuitton is proud to present the brand new trophy, and its trunk, to be awarded to the winning team of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Challenger Playoffs, taking place from Sunday June 4th to Monday June 12th 2017 in Bermuda.

    The path to the 35th America’s Cup Match presented by Louis Vuitton in Bermuda has taken its five challengers - Land Rover BAR, Emirates Team New Zealand, Artemis ...
    Published on 05-24-2017 09:13 AM
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    Just before the snow started to stack this winter I had the opportunity to take a 1000 mile sea trial of the new F4 with Shannon Falcone (@racingsf). This trip blew ...
    Published on 05-24-2017 08:44 AM
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    Dennis Evanosky writes in The Alameda Sun

    What is the “Blue Economy” and how can Alameda benefit from it?

    This question arose at a recent Planning Board meeting when Alamedans discussed the fate of the Alameda Marina and its working waterfront. ...
    Published on 05-23-2017 09:17 AM
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    Chris Kramer sailed his Columbia 32C to 1st Monohull to finish and only Sportboat to finish in this years SHF. Chris and crew have been quietly campaigning
    on SF Bay in recent times and doing quite well. We managed to get hold of Chris and get some feeedback on the program, where it started and where its headed:

    PD Tell us about the Six Brothers program. You and your crew (names if you don't mind) have been very active this season on the Bay, ...
    Published on 05-23-2017 07:41 AM
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    12 Metre Class Announces Waypoint Regattas in ROAD TO THE WORLDS Series

    NEWPORT, R.I. (May 22, 2017) – The International 12 Metre Class (ITMA) has released locations and dates for the ROAD TO ...
    Published on 05-22-2017 04:27 PM
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    America’s Cup Match, presented by Louis Vuitton Begins Saturday, June 17, at 1 p.m. ET on NBC

    ORACLE TEAM USA Looks For Third Consecutive America’s Cup Victory

    AC LiveLine – Emmy Award-Winning Graphics Package – Returns for NBC Sports Group’s 2017 America’s Cup Coverage

    STAMFORD, Conn. – May 22, 2017 – NBC Sports Group will present more than 40 hours of coverage of the 2017 America’s Cup from Bermuda across NBC, NBCSN and the NBC Sports app, beginning this Friday, May 26, ...

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