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    Published on 05-31-2016 03:10 PM
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    The 2016 Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour Racing: Leg 1 Finish in Brooklyn. Gonzalo Botin and Pablo Santurde on 123-Tales II set a new Leg 1 course record at 12:53:03. Elapsed time: 72:48:03. They beat the existing Leg 1 record set in 2012 by Mare by 6 hours, 7 min & 10 seconds. ...
    Published on 05-31-2016 01:47 PM
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    California Offshore Race Week

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    With 2/3s or 2 legas of the Inaugural California Offshore Race Week in the books, one thing stands out, it's a winner!

    By combining the efforts of 3 singular events into one extended week and working around the Memorial Day holiday, organizers and participants alike have to be ecstatic on the turnout and competition achieved.

    Beginning with Fridays Spinnaker Cup, the annual 88nm (usually downhill) jaunt from Francisco to Monterey seeing a record 60 boats registered, up significantly from 23 participants in 2015, and well exceeding the ...
    Published on 05-31-2016 12:39 PM
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    Sailing almost one hundred miles in just four hours is possible on an IMOCA. Alex Thomson on his new foiler, Hugo Boss, is proving that. Thanks to his very high speed (averaging 22 knots, with peak speeds around 25) and his position slightly further north of the three other boats in the group of frontrunners, the British sailor has moved from fourth to first place. He is setting an incredible pace heading East around fifteen miles or so head of Sébastien ...
    Published on 05-31-2016 09:37 AM
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    Despite taking 5 out of 8 bullets and carrying a 2,4 in the score sheet I still found myself outside the podium this past weekend for the Crissy field slalom series. It wasn't for lack of trying as I came out ...
    Published on 05-31-2016 09:18 AM
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    Imagine running in a storm. The wind is blowing over 50mph, and the rain is driving sideways into your face. Now imagine trying to tell someone fifteen feet away that there's a hurricane coming and they need to get off the street. It's only going to happen if you run right over to them and yell in their ear.

    But these are the conditions ...
    Published on 05-30-2016 04:31 PM
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    Following a shock this morning with a UFO (unidentified floating object) resulting in a tear in his pit of drift portside, yann has diverted to Newport with the idea of fix them quickly, and then go back in the race. Arrived ...
    Published on 05-30-2016 02:46 PM
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    TEAMS WILL ROUND CAPE HATTERAS IN THE COMING HOURS AND AIM FOR THE GULF STREAM
    May 29, 2016 – Charleston, SC – Just over 30 hours into the first leg of the Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour Racing and the fleet is through the worst of Tropical Storm Bonnie. Overnight last night the teams saw 35+ knots of wind and a very confused sea state, which made for extremely tough conditions ...
    Published on 05-30-2016 09:37 AM
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    AT 12:22 UTC DUTCH SKIPPER PIETER HEEREMA POINTED THE BOW OF HIS IMOCA 60 NO WAY BACK TOWARDS NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND. OVERNIGHT HE ...
    Published on 05-30-2016 09:29 AM
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    Maserati Multi70 is back on the water at the team’s base at Lorient in Brittany. Looking absolutely pristine, the futuristic trimaran, which stretches 21.2m in length and 16.8m in the beam, is primed for the new ocean challenges ...
    Published on 05-30-2016 09:16 AM
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    Around 12:00 (French time), Morgan Lagravière, the skipper of Safran, contacted his shore team to inform them he had hit a UFO (unidentified ...
    Published on 05-29-2016 09:15 PM
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    Once again New York Harbour laid on ideal conditions today for the Parade of Sail for the New York – Vendée (Les Sables d’Olonne) Race presented by Currency House and SpaceCode.

    At 1115, with a large spectator fleet trying to keep out of the way ...
    Published on 05-29-2016 09:55 AM
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    Good breeze on the Bay yesterday as the annual Master Mariners Regatta churned and burned its
    way across the bay waters. Here are a few frames from yesterday's grand spectacle!














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    Published on 05-28-2016 09:19 AM
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    While Norauto and Team Tilt were battling to be top cat at the GC32 Riva Cup on another strong wind day on Lake Garda, others in the hi-tech fleet were battling to stay in the game.

    With nine boats on the course, it's a new game, but one that has the crews – both amateur and professional – enthralled by the competition and the sheer amount of high quality racing. Six races a day was perhaps even a bit too much for Glenn Ashby, the Olympic medallist racing on board Team Tilt. "All the boys are under 30 except for me," grinned ...
    Published on 05-27-2016 07:38 PM
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    We are receiving reports from Monterey Peninsula YC that Orion's finish time was 17:10:42... 6H,05M, 42S, elapsed a new course record....Eclipsing ...
    Published on 05-26-2016 03:36 PM
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    FOURTEEN IMOCA 60S WILL SET SAIL FROM NEW YORK THIS SUNDAY IN THE LAST MAJOR SINGLEHANDED RACE BEFORE NOVEMBER’S SINGLEHANDED NON-STOP ROUND THE WORLD MARATHON, THE VENDÉE GLOBE.

    MORE THAN HALF OF THE VENDÉE GLOBE FLEET IS TAKING PART IN THE NEW YORK – VENDÉE (LES SABLES D’OLONNE) RACE PRESENTED BY CURRENCY HOUSE AND SPACECODE. THIS, THE FOURTH EVENT IN THE IMOCA OCEAN MASTERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2015-2016, WILL SEE THE SOLO SKIPPERS AND THEIR BOATS LEAVING SET SAIL FROM NEW YORK ON A 3100 MILE COURSE ...
    Published on 05-26-2016 03:12 PM
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    British hopes in this year’s Vendee Globe lie solely in Alex Thomson and his Hugo Boss campaign. This is no bad thing. Four years ago Thomson finished third in the solo non-stop round the world race, first home on an older generation boat. This time ...
    Published on 05-26-2016 02:46 PM
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    Franck Cammas steered NORAUTO to the top of the leaderboard after six high-speed races at the GC32 Riva Cup today, the first event of the GC32 Racing Tour 2016. The French offshore racing legend managed to squeak past Team Tilt after the Swiss team suffered ...
    Published on 05-26-2016 09:39 AM
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    THIRD NEW CHAMPIONSHIP LEADER IN THREE DAYS

    26 May, Hayama, Japan

    Three solid race results from Great Britain's Paul Goodison puts his name at the top of the leaderboard on day 3 at the 2016 YANMAR Moth World Championships in Hayama, Japan.

    Goodison, the 2008 ...
    Published on 05-25-2016 02:49 PM
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    (Wednesday 25th May – Scarlino, Tuscany) – There were few surprises on the long awaited first day of the new 2016 52 SUPER SERIES season. Along the race dock of Tuscan's showcase Marina di Scarlino the nervous tension bubbled from early morning right through until dockout time. But the two light winds races adhered to the letter the widely expected plot line when Quantum Racing emerged with a small three points lead – smart, patient, percentage sailing ...
    Published on 05-25-2016 10:36 AM
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    Cooper Dressler has made the arduous journey from dreamer to grinder aboard Oracle Team USA.

    Hard work, grit and determination plus a positive ...

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