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    Published on 02-04-2016 03:32 PM
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    Images & Verbs RYC Racing


    The building on the corner of Willow and Clement was where all those wonderful cold molded IOR yachts got created
    Lois Lane, Tortuga (then Copacabana), Norton Smith’s MiniTransat winner, Constellation, The Twins
    After Wylie left Hulse Christman rigging (and lipservice) moved in and they created an Aussie 18
    Not only did boats get built there
    It had a lofting floor and offices where Wylie designed fat assed IOR yachts


    Then there’s the ...
    Published on 02-04-2016 03:15 PM
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    RORC Caribbean 600 for Dummies
    in Boat Races & Regatta

    Mike Broughton has competed in 16 Fastnets, 10 Sydney Hobarts and 8 Middle Sea Races, and is now getting organized for the RORC Caribbean 600, a 600nm non-stop race around 11 Caribbean Islands which starts on February 22.

    “The RORC Caribbean 600 is attracting some of the world’s best yachts. Top ...
    Published on 02-04-2016 01:05 PM
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    In an attempt to clarify the ongoing kerfuffle between the current governing bodies representing International Kiteboarding Competitions we sought clarity from Dirk Herbstreet, who has a learned opinion on matters and where things lay and where they stand:

    1st: From Wikipedia:

    The International Kiteboarding Association (IKA), is the only kiteboarding class inside the International Sailing Federation (ISAF). The IKA class rules fall in the category of a development class.

    History
    The International Kiteboarding Association was founded in April 2008 by Guillaume Fournier (two-time kiteboarding
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    Published on 02-04-2016 12:23 PM
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    Artemis Racing has made a flying start to 2016, relocating the team’s sailing operations to Bermuda, and perhaps even more significantly, launching its second turbo development boat of this America’s Cup campaign. ...
    Published on 02-04-2016 10:27 AM
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    Hello Friends-

    I think where I left off last was with the approaching gale and me in "yellow flag" mode, slowing to let the gale go past. So that strategy worked well and while I did see winds over 40k, I did not get ...
    Published on 02-04-2016 10:19 AM
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    ALICANTE, Spain, February 4 – At a time when rival major global sports events are struggling to contain spiralling costs, a report by independent auditors PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has praised sailing’s premier round-the-world event, the Volvo Ocean Race, for halving the price of competing ...
    Published on 02-03-2016 03:49 PM
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    Might be the ticket for working on bottom of trailer sailors without access to a travel lift!

    Clicky ...
    Published on 02-03-2016 12:31 PM
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    21 Boats signed up for the 2016 Vallarta Race with some heady Local Talent in the mix!

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    WELCOME TO THE 2016 VALLARTA RACE
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    Published on 02-03-2016 12:25 PM
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    A top class sporting line-up with no fewer than nine nations taking part, Race HQ based at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, multi-screen international TV broadcasts, innovative digital and media arrangements... The eighth Vendée Globe already looks like being an exceptional vintage and confirms its place as the world's leading ocean race and a major sporting event. Another new feature for ...
    Published on 02-03-2016 10:37 AM
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    Lauryn Hennan Vigil produced this piece for the East Bay Express on some of the history behind the area may know as Brooklyn Basin to the east of Government Island in the Oakland Alameda Estuary:

    As increasing numbers of people arrive in the East Bay ...
    Published on 02-02-2016 10:07 AM
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    Hello Friends-

    As I approach both Cape Leeuwin, Australia and the chronological estimated half-way point of the journey on Monday Feb 1 (Day 67), I am also facing a building gale ...
    Published on 02-01-2016 03:36 PM
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    Rafi Yahalom's Corsair Sprint on the final leg of the 2016 SSS 3 Bridge Fiasco


    A record 369 shorthanded sailors signed up for the 2016 Single Handed Sailing Society's 3 Bridge Fiasco! The number eclipse the previous record of 368 boats signed up in 2011 by just one, but considering an El Niño year and the amount of rain the San Francisco Bay has witnessed thus far, that is a big number indeed. It lays testament to the unwavering interest in shorthanded sailing ...
    Published on 02-01-2016 10:38 AM
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    Mariette De Jager/NSRI

    NSRI reports on this sad news from the Capetown Area of South Africa:


    At 04h31 on Monday the 1st of February, NSRI Yzerfontein, NSRI Melkbosstrand and NSRI Table Bay duty crews were activated by ...
    Published on 01-31-2016 06:28 PM
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    The tension on the water at Sailing World Cup Miami presented by Sunbrella was fully loaded as Medal Races across the ten Olympic fleets drew the first big regatta of 2016, the Olympic year, to a close.
    Many podium finishers from six days of racing in Miami will feature on the Rio 2016 pedestal in 188 days' time and Miami can be viewed as a marker of what is to come this year.

    In a week plagued by grey skies and fickle breeze the sun shone brightly in Miami but the light winds remained.

    Alex Maloney and Molly Meech (NZL) came into the day as the only team who had gold wrapped up. In the remaining nine events it was wide open and in a shifty northern 6-8 knot breeze there were up, downs, disappointments and highs in their numbers.

    Olympic medallists such as Robert Scheidt (BRA), Dorian Van Rijsselberge (NED), Evi Van Acker (BEL) and Bryony Shaw (GBR) showed their worth, taking the honours in their respective fleets. In the remaining ...
    Published on 01-31-2016 02:47 PM
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    Nothing scientific here just some frames in order of finish as seen from the Red Snapper...Times approximate as camera clock is 3 minutes and change slower than real time!


    1st) Wylie Wabbit Jack Bill Erkelens & Keith Stanke 14:09



    2nd) Moore 24 Moorgasm Stephen Bourdow & ? 14:17

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    Published on 01-29-2016 10:02 PM
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    On The Double Trouble Racing Program!

    Stay tumed as the DT Crew represent the West Coast and RYC in the Conch Republic ...
    Published on 01-29-2016 07:17 PM
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    David Liebenberg & Dan Morris of D&D Racing report from the ongoing Oly qualifiers:

    We had a disappointing qualifying ...
    Published on 01-28-2016 03:09 PM
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    The Guardian of the UK reprts on two US Sailors that seem to be natural lightening rods.




    Photo: Colin Higgs/Apex

    They insist they are perfectly adept and describe their plans to cross the Atlantic in their yacht, Nora, as “just a straight ...
    Published on 01-28-2016 03:02 PM
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    Image © Robbie Dean

    A lot of rain and not much wind have impacted the Olympic Qualifiers in Coral Gables Florida.




    Image © Odyssey Racing


    "A torrential morning ...
    Published on 01-28-2016 10:10 AM
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    The Gaurdian's article on the dismisal of Peter Sowrey over the sewage flap in Guanabara Bay:


    The former chief executive of World Sailing has claimed he was fired for pushing to get rid of the polluted Guanabara Bay as the venue for the sport at the Rio Olympics.
    ...

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