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    Published on 03-08-2021 10:31 AM
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    Flying above the waves

    Young Azzurra lead the way as elimination claims Xela Racing
    Looking at today’s scoreboard, you could be forgiven for thinking that nothing much happened today. For the first two races, the podium was the same… ITA, EUR, USA with the Italians going on to win 3 out of the 4 races they completed. But the scoreboard ...
    Published on 03-08-2021 10:21 AM
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    LIGHT WINDS, PRESSURE BUILDING
    Qualifiers are over, the real work begins now.
    The light, shifty wind brought the flying Persico 69Fs back down to earth, but the unstable conditions allowed for plenty of opportunities for wily opportunists to move up through the fleet, or for others to slip down.

    In the first race of the day, a last-second wind shift before the start meant that only ...
    Published on 03-07-2021 07:01 PM
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    18ft Skiffs
    JJ Giltinan Championship, Race 2
    Sponsored by Birkenhead Point Marina
    Sunday, 7 March, 2021
    Sydney Harbour

    tech2's team overcame an epic, race long battle with her arch rival Yandoo Winning Group to score a sensational, and possibly controversial, win in Race 2 of the JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today.

    As the fleet passed the finish line, tech2 (Jack Macartney, Charlie Wyatt and Lewis Brake) defeated Yandoo Winning Group,(John Winning Jr., Seve Jarvin ...
    Published on 03-07-2021 12:09 PM
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    'io Wins Overall 2021 Islands Race

    A full year ago in Spring 2020, Newport Harbor Yacht Club and San Diego Yacht Club hosted the Islands Race with a just a hint of the Covid-19 influence over our lives, one of the last “normal” regattas before the pandemic took over. A few weeks later as the 2020 Puerto Vallarta Race sailed down to Mexico, the US fully embraced the initial Covid-19 lockdown and sailing hasn’t been the same since. But with patience and planning, this year’s Islands Race brought 32 teams to compete in the 142 mile coastal race from Long Beach, around Catalina ...
    Published on 03-06-2021 12:19 PM
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    18ft Skiffs
    JJ Giltinan Championship, Race 1
    Sponsored by Lazarus Capital Partners
    Saturday, 6 March, 2021
    Sydney Harbour

    Australian 18ft Skiff champion Tech2 team of Jack McCartney, Charlie Wyatt and Lewis Brake took the first step towards adding the JJ Giltinan Championship to an already impressive record this season when they came from behind to take out Race 1 of the regatta on Sydney Harbour today.

    With a great display of crew work in the 12-18 knot SSE breeze, ...
    Published on 03-05-2021 12:27 PM
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    Despite winning the last season’s Australian 18ft Skiff Championship in the then new tech2 skiff, Jack Macartney’s 2020-2021 Season team has gone up to another level of performance and consistency as it has taken all three major championships so far this season.

    Macartney, Charlie Wyatt and Lewis Brake have been nearly faultless with their teamwork in every race since the season began on October 11, but realise that they will have to maintain the standard if tech2 is to give the trio their first JJ Giltinan Championship victory.

    The two biggest threats to the tech2 team’s Giltinan hopes are Smeg and Yandoo Winning Group (formerly known as Winning Group).

    Smeg’s skipper Michael Coxon ‘retired’ from the 18s after winning ...
    Published on 03-05-2021 11:50 AM
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    BLOWING UP BLOSSOM ROCK -

    Underwater rocks in Central San Francisco Bay have been a problem since the British Navy sloop "Blossom"encountered Blossom Rock in 1826.
    There are four significant underwater rock formations in the San Francisco ...
    Published on 03-05-2021 11:33 AM
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    05.03.2021
    March 05, 2021 - Charleston, SC, USA

    Dear Melges 24 Sailors,

    I have an update on our World Championship scheduled for April 2021. In sum, we have reached the point where we can no longer designate the event a World Championship due to ...
    by Published on 03-05-2021 11:26 AM
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    Images of what appears to be a hovering ship have been captured as the result of a rare optical illusion off the coast of England.

    David Morris took a photo of the ship near Falmouth, Cornwall.

    ...
    Published on 03-05-2021 10:51 AM
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    RACING TO START ON WEDNESDAY MARCH 10th UNDER LEVEL 2

    The highly anticipated Race 1 of the 36th America’s Cup Match will start shortly after 4 pm (NZT) on Wednesday 10th March after ...
    Published on 03-04-2021 11:29 AM
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    March 4 (UPI)LINKY -- A powerful earthquake off New Zealand on Thursday triggered a tsunami warning, scientists and officials said.

    The 7.3-magnitude quake struck about 90 miles east of the Bay of Plenty, in the Pacific Ocean off the country's eastern ...
    Published on 03-04-2021 10:46 AM
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    Cascais waterfront © Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team



    Following the Race start from Lorient, France, at the end of May, the inaugural edition of The Ocean Race Europe will stop in Cascais, bringing the top international offshore racing teams in the world to Portugal.

    Located 30km ...
    Published on 03-03-2021 06:10 PM
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    The last day of the 3rd Portugal Grand Prix - Round 2 had two races for the 470 and three for the RS:X, with 15 knots! Have a look at what happened in the water








    25 470 Men, 16 470 Mixed, 26 470 Women's dinghies

    26 RS-X, 16 RS-x Women Sailboards have just completed the 2nd stage ...
    Published on 03-03-2021 04:10 PM
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    ~ “I am proud that we walked away from a crash landing.” ~

    SIMPSON BAY--Captain of the 77-metre-long mega-yacht GO Simon Johnson has sought to dispel rumours, answer critics and set the record straight in an exclusive interview with The Daily Herald, by describing the moments prior to the yacht’s sudden control malfunction in the crucial minutes of the line-up procedure to exit Simpson Bay Lagoon on Wednesday, February 24.

    He says the incident ...
    Published on 03-03-2021 04:05 PM
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    Gaeta, Italy (March 3, 2021) – The first Grand Prix of the inaugural Liberty Bitcoin Youth Foiling Gold Cup got underway today for the eight teams competing in the Persico 69F class. After light winds postponed the start of the qualification round, each team completed three races in variable 7-9 knot winds.

    The challenging conditions benefited the three teams with the most experience in the Persico 69F who now lead the rankings, although the USA team of Langston Goldenburg, Riley Gibbs, and Anna Weis, which are new to the boat, sit in fourth.

    Qualifying continues to March 8 after which the ...
    Published on 03-02-2021 01:35 PM
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    A cloudless sky and predicted winds out of the north were on tap for the last Saturday of the 2nd month
    of 2021. There were a few changes in store for the short handed sailors due to COVID 19, mostly the venue and routing.

    The Corinthian YC, which usually has hosted the annual Central Bay Tour was off limits at time that permit applications were due,
    so the decision to utilize the space in front of the GGYC was opted in as start and finish, and the course would ...
    Published on 03-02-2021 11:02 AM
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    The latest lockdown in Auckland has delivered a new challenge to both Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli as they prepare for the 36th America’s Cup Match. The level 3 restrictions that were announced by the Government late on Saturday night have already seen the postponement of the start of the Match. There will be no racing this weekend, Wednesday 10 March is the earliest that racing can start. ...
    Published on 03-02-2021 10:53 AM
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    The French city of Lorient in Brittany has been appointed as the starting point for The Ocean Race Europe.

    The iconic port, in the heart of the renowned ‘Bretagne Sailing Valley’, will host the start for both the IMOCA and VO65 fleets as they ...
    Published on 02-27-2021 12:07 AM
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    The 52 SUPER SERIES Follows Responsible Approach And Reschedules 2021 Season And Venues
    (Friday 26th February, 2021) – With the prospect of being unable to run the early season events to an appropriate standard and have them properly accessible ...
    Published on 02-25-2021 11:52 AM
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    Members of the Richmond Yacht Club and the sailing community at large have been paying tribute the Dick Loomis aka "Mr Fun" who passed away
    earlier this week after battling cancer in recent times.

    Here are just some of the many, many messages....





    Well my dear friend Mr Fun you have gone from us too soon! While here your sure did a darn fine job of brightening the lives of everyone around you mine included. You were a friend, ...

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