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    Published on 10-22-2018 02:40 PM
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    NEWSFLASH – 2018 Rolex Middle Sea Race: Giovanni Soldini’s Italian Multi70 Maserati takes Multihull Line Honours.

    Maserati crossed the finish line of the 2018 Rolex Middle Sea Race at the Royal Malta Yacht Club to take Multihull Line Honours at 22:54:58 CEST on Monday 22nd October in an elapsed time of 2 days, 11 hours 54 minutes 58 seconds.
    Maserati Crew: Giovanni Soldini, Guido Broggi, Carlos Hernandez Robayna, Oliver Herrera Perez, Matteo Soldini, Nico ...
    Published on 10-22-2018 02:14 PM
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    Hurricane Willa Discussion Number 11
    NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL EP242018
    300 PM MDT Mon Oct 22 2018

    Willa continues to exhibit an impressive presentation in satellite
    imagery, however the small eye has become cloud filled this
    afternoon and and earlier microwave data indicated that an
    eyewall replacement cycle had begun. Subjective and objective
    data T-numbers are a little lower than this morning, and the
    initial intensity has been set at 135 kt for this advisory. The
    Air ...
    Published on 10-22-2018 01:47 PM
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    Published on 10-22-2018 01:36 PM
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    Susie Goodall Racing KNOCKED DOWN!! three times in last 24 hours with damaged self-steering gear, too hard to fix for now. Hands are a mess! Water tanks now nearly empty. Looking forward to arriving HOBART Forecast is for moderating conditions. Listen for her safety check in call shortly ...
    Published on 10-21-2018 09:59 AM
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    OCTOBER 21, 2018
    Negotiating the Strait and Narrow
    The first 24 hours of the 2018 race have proved once again that the challenging nature of the Rolex Middle Sea Race is as much a test of concentration and perseverance in light airs as it is seamanship in heavy conditions. While a substantial pack of yachts has passed through the Messina Strait, the bulk of the 130 boats fleet has suffered a frustrating day making slow progress up the eastern seaboard of Sicily ...
    Published on 10-20-2018 10:05 AM
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    At 1810UTC 20th Loic rang GGR to advise he was concerned about 30l of water every hour entering the boat from an area that he cannot easily access. His pumps are working and he can keep up with the flow for now. GGR then contacted JRCC in Canberra Australia to advise that Loic will activate his EPIRB in the next 15 minutes. After considering options he has decided to activate his ...
    Published on 10-19-2018 09:50 AM
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    The Route du Rhum serves as a common thread in the history of Banque Populaire in sailing. For nearly 30 years, from edition to edition, exploits in turn, a very strong link has been forged between the Sailing Bank and the ...
    Published on 10-18-2018 01:54 PM
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    SailGP’s new F50 wingsailed catamaran will be an incredible high performance racing machine.

    The F50 is predicted to break the 50 knot barrier as the most challenging, high-tech one-design racing boat ever produced.

    At a glance, one could be forgiven for thinking it looks familiar to the AC50 used at the last America’s Cup in Bermuda. But in reality, there is a huge difference in performance between the two classes.

    These boats have been redesigned, re-engineered and rebuilt ...
    Published on 10-18-2018 12:05 PM
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    Golden Globe Race
    8 hrs ·

    UPDATE! Susie Goodall Racing just called to check and had been hand steering for 10 hours. Problem with wind vane needing a two hour repair. Conditions dropped back to 35kts now. She described Seas had been ...
    Published on 10-18-2018 10:32 AM
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    Hong Kong to Hainan Race Starts... and SHK Scallywag Fuku Retires
    October 18, 2018

    The Hong Kong to Hainan Race got away this morning, in an easterly breeze of around 12kts. With a rather long start line, the fleet stuck to the committee boat end and played it safe as the gun sounded ensuring no boat was over the line.

    First through the Lei Yue Mun Gap was Karl Kwok’s MOD Beau Geste 70 followed ...
    Published on 10-18-2018 09:55 AM
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    CAGLIARI, Italy (October 18, 2018) - Defending Melges 32 World Champion Pavel Kuznetsov at the helm of TAVATUY declared today at Worlds in Cagliari that he absolutely refuses to go quietly. After a stormy-day delay on Wednesday and two races on Thursday, Kuznetsov marched to the front of the fleet with a 4-1 performance putting him in first place overall and, on the path to potentially capturing his second World Championship title.

    "Today was a very long and complicated day. Fortunately, we ...
    Published on 10-18-2018 09:27 AM
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    Artemis Technologies, a spin-off from America’s Cup team Artemis Racing, is to establish a new facility in Belfast Harbour, initially creating 35 jobs, in a bid to return commercial shipbuilding to the city.

    The company led by double Olympic gold medalist, Iain Percy OBE, will use its expertise garnished at the highest echelons of world yacht racing to develop new green maritime technologies and build an ‘Autonomous Sailing Vessel’ (ASV).

    The ASV will be a zero-emissions 45 metre catamaran, that will require no fossil fuels, offer unlimited range, and has the potential to travel at 50 knots, with a cruising ...
    Published on 10-17-2018 02:35 PM

    Ronnie Simpson has put together a 20 minute wrap up of the 2018 Pac Cup

    Joe Bob says "Check It Out" ...
    Published on 10-17-2018 12:35 PM
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    Great racing at the first ever College Sailing Women's Showcase Final at Brown! The event was sailed out of the Ted Turner Sailing Pavilion at the Edgewood Yacht Club in Cranston, RI. Saturday brought some rain and cool temps for the first half of the day and then the sun came out for a bit in the mid afternoon. Temps were in the 50's and it was a ...
    Published on 10-17-2018 11:43 AM
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    Having departed SF Bay September 9th, the 1st deployment of Ocean Cleanup's Tubular Ocean mop
    is now in position to do its thing. Stay tuned, this might ...
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    UPDATE! IGOR has BROKEN HIS FORESTAY at the mast head and is now using halyards to take the load while he works out the best way to repair the damage. Conditions at the moment are 25/30kt Northerly with a 3/4mtr sea. He is 2000 Miles from CAPE TOWN and 2600 Miles from Australia. His plan at this time is to wait ...
    Published on 10-16-2018 04:52 PM
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    "That’s 2 capes under the belt! She passed Cape Leeuwin today and is flying along at 6.6 knots, making impressive gains on 3rd place"


    Golden Globe Race
    3 hrs ·

    UPDATE! Serious storm forming over Susie Goodall Racing in next 24hrs. Yesterday we advised her to make north immediately. But overnight the storm has intensified ...
    Published on 10-16-2018 09:48 AM
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    A Glorious Saturday for PSSC, and Tragedy Averted

    Story by Kurt Hoehne www.sailish.com

    October 16, 2018 Puget Sound Sailing Championship

    all pics ©Jan's Marine Pics

    The Saturday of CYC-Seattle’s PSSC regatta this past weekend was one for the ages – 18-22 knot winds, big waves, bright sun, grins galore, and at least one tragedy averted.

    When Tantivy‘s skipper Stuart Burnell ...
    Published on 10-15-2018 03:18 PM
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    Jean-Luc Van Den Heede first into the Pacific
    Abhilash Tomy on the mend after major back surgery
    Gregor McGuckin returns home to Irish welcome
    Dateline 16:30 UTC 15.10.2018 – Les Sables d’Olonne, France

    Jean-Luc Van Den Heede continues to extend his lead over the 7 remaining Golden Globe Race yachts now stretched across 4,800 miles of the Southern Ocean. This last weekend saw the 73 year old Frenchman follow in the wake of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston’s yacht Suhaili 50 years ago by cutting inside Stewart Island on the southern tip of New Zealand to navigate ...
    Published on 10-15-2018 02:23 PM
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    The Etchells Pre Worlds are hosting 73 competitors at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron in the Moreton Bay
    race area over the next couple days. If Sunday's conditions are any indicator of what sailors are in for, it will be a
    rough and tumble affair for this and the Etchells Worlds which will follow suit October 18 through October ...

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