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    Published on 05-23-2015 03:17 PM
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    A small turnout but big breeze for the 7 boats which took on the Socal 300. Manouch Moshayedi's Blakely White 100'
    Rio nipped Peter Askew's RP 74 Wizard by 0.5 point to take Division 1 in the 5 leg marathon Channel Island tour and Transpac Qualifier with a unique scoring system: ...
    Published on 05-23-2015 02:59 PM
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    Pressure Drop had the privilege of tagging along aboard Frank Slootman's RP 63' Invisible Hand
    for the 2015 Spinnaker Cup, the downhill run from San Francisco to Monterey...Lots editing to do yet..

    Stay ...
    Published on 05-23-2015 02:36 PM
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    ALICANTE, Spain, May 22 Ė Team Vestas Windís (Chris Nicholson/AUS) incredible journey to re-join the Volvo Ocean Race was nearing its final lap on Friday when the rebuilt Vestas Wind emerged out of the Persico boatyard ready for the trip to Lisbon.

    Australian skipper Nicholson hailed the return to the event as Ďa modern day miracleí after the teamís Volvo ...
    Published on 05-21-2015 09:56 AM
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    Warm winds, brown water, rolling pasture lands with Devil's Mountain to the south and the Hills of Montezuma rising to the north. Just an hour east of the San Francisco Bay , but it feels like a time warp into an easier, simpler time. Sherman Island is the final spit of reclaimed delta levee land that separates the San Joaquin and Sacramento Rivers before they mix and meld into one and continue ...
    Published on 05-20-2015 04:39 PM
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    Day 7 Antics on the night shift

    During the night, we each (in our pairs) have 3 night shifts to get through. Last night, Ems and I had just got on the oars at 01:00 for our second shift. The night was a beautiful clear sky so we were looking at the amazing stars & trying to pick out the North Star, the plough, Orionís Belt & our star ĎDorisí (my friends had bought us it before we left). Suddenly in the distance I saw what I thought initially was a firework (until I realised we were mid-Ocean so guessing thereís not too many parties out here!) so soon realised it had to be a red flare which is a signal for distress. Emma had spotted it too which reassured me as Iíve been known to see things when Iím tired (thatís a whole other blog post!).



    We got the girls in the cabin to screenshot our location on the Navionics maps just in case it was needed again. Next ...
    Published on 05-20-2015 04:21 PM
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    Oman Sail has seized sailingís hottest challenge with the launch of a brand new campaign named the ĎSultanate of Omaní for the inaugural Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour, starting next week in Austria.

    Leigh McMillan, Oman Sailís champion skipper with two Extreme Sailing Series ...
    Published on 05-20-2015 02:08 PM
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    With the Moore 24 PCC's still fresh in the mind of the multitude of sailors on 19 boats which attended over the weekend
    still glowing in the warm aftermath of the classic Santa Cruz conditions once again delivered, ...
    Published on 05-19-2015 04:59 PM
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    Justin Kromelow's J-70 Loose Lucy blast's across San Francisco Bay and onto the cover of the StFYC's Mainsheet!


    The wheel is turning ...
    Published on 05-19-2015 03:07 PM
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    On Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race, the fleet crosses the equator again, this time heading North. Newport USA is their destination, ...
    Published on 05-19-2015 02:23 PM



    360 degree video YOU control!

    Published on May 19, 2015
    This ground-breaking technique, puts you into the center of the sailing ...
    Published on 05-19-2015 01:51 PM
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    Coolly Consistent RŠn Rise to Opening Day Pressure

    With all of the pressure and excitement of opening day of the 2015 52 SUPER SERIES applied it was Niklas ZennstrŲmís RŠn crew on their new, recently launched Vrolijk design which rose best to the multiple challenges, posting an impressively consistent second and first to lead Ford Vignale Valencia Sailing Week.

    From the biggest and most competitive 52 SUPER SERIES fleet yet assembled, including nine new boats all making their major championship debut and three high level teams new to the circuit, the potent combination ...
    Published on 05-18-2015 05:12 PM
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    Who will take first blood in Valencia?

    What will the biggest and most competitive 52 SUPER SERIES fleet of TP52s be like?

    How close will racing actually be?

    How much difference will there be between the nine new boats?

    What's to choose between the five new Botin Partners designs and the four new Vrolijk designs?

    When competition for the 2015 52 SUPER SERIES, the world's leading grand prix monohull race circuit, starts Tuesday 19th at Ford Vignale Valencia Sailing Week some answers to these burning questions will become evident. Meantime, the level of excitement and interest ...
    Published on 05-18-2015 04:54 PM
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    NEWPORT, Rhode Island, May 18 Ė The Volvo Ocean Race fleet marked a sad anniversary early on Leg 7 on Monday as they raced across the Atlantic, nine years to the day that the last sailor to lose his life in the event was drowned.

    Dutchman Hans Horrevoets, 32, of ABN AMRO TWO, was the last of five fatalities in the history of the 41-year-old race and the tragedy serves as a vivid reminder to the sailors in the 2014-15 edition of the dangers of the race.

    He was washed overboard at night, some 1,800 nautical miles (nm) from Lands End, England, on the ...
    Published on 05-18-2015 04:45 PM
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    Eighth day of sailing for Maserati and 3,790 miles still to go on the 5,334 total in a straight line that separates San Francisco from Shanghai.

    Giovanni Soldini ...
    Published on 05-18-2015 10:58 AM
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    The Voice of America has caught wind of the inaugural Race To Alaska and put together a nice article and some insights to the competitors and the vessels they will be utilizing in the race which begins in just under 3 weeks!

    Jake Beattie still marvels that his board
    ...
    Published on 05-18-2015 09:43 AM
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    Built for the "more mature" sailor who declines the trapeze option, the mini Mod 70'
    aka Diam 24' has attracted some of France's more experienced multi teams as the one design ...
    Published on 05-17-2015 06:03 PM
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    With a multitude of regattas occurring this weekend, choices had to be made...

    Witnessed the tail end of YRA Spring Series sail past Alcatraz, the fleet way too dispersed to chase...




    Thought catching the WBRA races off Knox, but apparently, their fleet had been somewhat cannibalized with Knaars heading over to Elite Keel,
    and only one Bear Boat representing, most likely others were hibernation and getting rested for the Master Mariners next weekend. The Birds flew the coop before I ...
    Published on 05-17-2015 01:07 PM
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    The sailors could have been forgiven for taking a longing last look at Newport after a memorable stopover, but it was straight down to business on Sunday as they headed for their Leg 7 Atlantic crossing towards the Portuguese capital.

    The Rhode Islanders and American sailing fans from all around the nation swarmed into ...
    Published on 05-16-2015 08:56 AM
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    During a training session with his A-Cat multihull on Lake Geneva last Thursday, Charles Favre (54) was overturned in a gust. Rescue ...
    Published on 05-16-2015 08:23 AM
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    May 16, 2015

    Sixth day of sailing. Maserati has gybed just in front of the mountains of Hawaii and is cruising at 12 knots in 16 knots of wind.
    4209 nm to the finish!

    Yesterday ...

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