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    Published on 05-03-2016 09:42 PM
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    Josse en route to Vigo in Galicia, Spain

    On Wednesday May 4th, shortly after midnight and while sailing off Cape Finisterre in 25-30 knots of northeasterly wind, ...
    Published on 05-03-2016 12:39 PM
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    03.05.2016

    The Transat bakerly is already featuring some classic battles.

    A French yachtsman competing in The Transat bakerly solo transatlantic race from Plymouth to New York, was forced to abandon the race today after his boat crashed into a container ship.

    Maxime ...
    Published on 05-03-2016 10:28 AM
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    Gunboat International was sold at auction to GL Yachting USA and the sale is expected to close on Friday.

    Principals at Grand Large Yachting, which consists of French builders Allures Yachting, Garcia ...
    Published on 05-03-2016 09:04 AM
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    The Multi50 rules have evolved recently and now allow the use of different materials when designing sails. This change means Lalou Roucayrol (Arkema), one of Incidence Sails' greatest fans together with his direct competitor, Erwan Le Roux ...
    Published on 05-03-2016 08:04 AM
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    3.05.2016

    First drama in The Transat bakerly 2016

    A French yachtsman competing in The Transat bakerly solo transatlantic race from Plymouth to New York, was forced to abandone the race today after his boat crashed into a container ship. ...
    Published on 05-02-2016 02:14 PM
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    Less than 500 miles to go!

    Hello Friends-

    It has been a bit tumultuous and somewhat frustrating week of squalls and calms since my last post.

    Since officially sailing out of the Trade Wind belt, aka "la la land", and am now firmly back into the reality of the North Atlantic, with all its wonders. My rite of passage occurred Monday night, as ...
    Published on 05-02-2016 11:04 AM
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    History of the Transat


    The 25 boats in The Transat bakerly 2016 fleet set sail today on one of the great races in solo sailing, the 3,050-nautical mile passage across the north Atlantic from Plymouth to New York.

    Spectators both on shore and on the water turned out to watch as the mainly French fleet gathered under grey skies on Plymouth Sound to answer the starter’s gun fired from the decks ...
    Published on 05-02-2016 09:11 AM
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    The 2016 YRA Great Vallejo Race will be remembered as "Uphill Both Ways".
    Not that anyone was complaining about the weather, which was gorgeous. With a steep north-south pressure gradient
    established over the state, warm winds, albeit a bit gusty, welcomed crews on the Berkeley Circle for the 11:30 AM 1st gun.

    165 boats registered for this years edition of unofficial kickoff to the party season. Divided into 19 various fleets ...
    Published on 05-02-2016 07:53 AM
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    Swiss team Alinghi today notched up their first win of the 2016 Extreme Sailing Series™ in a breathtaking final day of racing in Qingdao. Alinghi went into the finale of Act 2 with the narrowest of leads over rivals and Act 1 winners Oman Air, and all to play for as the fleet took to the stadium race course in 8-10 knots of wind, enough for the GC32 catamarans to ‘fly’ on their hydrofoils.

    The two ...
    Published on 04-29-2016 02:42 PM
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    The Ark of Noah is coming to the west coast and San Francisco Bay, in theory.

    Portland could have used her a few months ago.


    "The Ark of Noah brings the experience of hope through ...
    Published on 04-29-2016 02:11 PM
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    CYC Racing provides this riviting account of the Farr 40 during last weeks Newport To Ensendaa Race:

    Foil is a ‪‎Farr40‬ that has raced many times out of CYC. Please read the post below from Owner Gordon Leon on the MOB Foil had on the Ensenada race. Gordon - thank you for sharing candidly sharing with the community. We are glad all are home safely.
    N2E 2016 Rescue at Sea

    Farr 40, Foil, ...
    Published on 04-28-2016 08:58 AM
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    4 days of the departure of Plymouth, enjoy pictures of the mono Banque Populaire VIII in the last few workouts!


    All images Copyright: Y. Zedda / bpce














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    Published on 04-28-2016 07:35 AM
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    The Future Has Arrived - Melges Performance Sailboats Presents the RE-Volutionary Melges 40

    Introducing the Melges 40... Designed by Botin Partners Naval Architecture, built by Premier Composite Technologies
    (28 April 2016 / Zenda, WI) - Melges Performance ...
    Published on 04-27-2016 01:24 PM
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    Canada's Globe And Mail reports on the tragic and sensless loss of life of a Canadian sailor, taken hostage in the Philippines:

    A terrorist group in the Philippines has killed John Ridsdel, the 68-year-old Canadian kidnapped last September – an execution Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called “cold-blooded murder” and the man’s family said was “senseless.”

    A second Canadian, 50-year-old Robert Hall, remains captive, a Canadian government official confirmed. ...
    Published on 04-27-2016 12:47 PM
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    For Brett Suwyn, solo sailing offers an opportunity for adventure and a way to get away from the ruckus of city life. A relative newcomer to the sport, as he learns the ways of the sea his adventures are getting bigger and bigger, from a 77-day trip to Alaska last summer, to his first race this summer—the Single-Handed Transpac.

    Brett Suwyn has always loved the solitude and the adventure of the outdoors. Hiking, camping, kayaking—he was into it. He grew up in Michigan ...
    Published on 04-27-2016 09:29 AM
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    The Sailing World Cup got off to a raucous start in Hyères, France yesterday as demonstrated by this fine selection of work
    from Laurens Morel of www.saltycolours.com.



    The Sailing World Cup - Hyères TPM, last leg of the World Cup, is the only French meeting on the circuit.
    Historically, the town used to host the SOF or French Olympic Week. In 2013, World Sailing awarded it the prestigious Sailing World Cup label, thereby confirming its status as an integral part of the circuit.

    The Sailing World Cup - Hyères ...
    Published on 04-27-2016 08:56 AM
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    On Monday 2nd May, six sailors competing in the 2016-2017 Vendée Globe will line up for the start of the Transat Bakerly. Among them, five who are hoping to win both this legendary race across the North Atlantic and the iconic French solo round the world race next winter.
    The Transat Bakerly is one of the qualifying events for the ...
    Published on 04-26-2016 08:48 AM
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    Marina di Ravenna, Italy – The new Wally 110 Barong D was successfully launched during a private ceremony hosted by her enthusiastic owners, gathering all the people involved in the design and construction of this fantastic sailing superyacht.

    The 33,5-meter Barong D is the third ...
    Published on 04-26-2016 08:09 AM
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    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- A Coast Guard aircrew rescued the operator of a damaged and adrift sailboat approximately 30 miles off Año Nuevo State Park Monday morning.

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    Published on 04-25-2016 03:33 PM
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    Image Tom Walker Photography

    RECORDS TRAMPLED; SPIRITS HIGH: N2E 2016 All WRAPPED UP

    ENSENADA, Mexico., April 24, 2016 – Really, the 69th Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race was more of a stampede than a sailboat race, with records being trampled ...

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