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    Published on 02-18-2018 02:39 PM
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    The Mills 68 Prospector completed the course in 6:43:14, 2 hours and 20 minute plus ahead of nearest boat.
    For more info on her Clicky


    San Diego, CA (February 17, 2018) For the ninth year, San Diego Yacht Club and Newport Harbor Yacht Club hosted the 130nm Islands Race on February 16 and 17. Kicking off the 2018 offshore racing season in Southern ...
    Published on 02-18-2018 12:24 PM
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    The generally benign conditions one expects for the the Toliva Shoals race, the 3rd and longest event
    in the 4 race of the Southern Sound Series, was anything BUT benign this year. As suggested by
    by Bruce Hedrick in his analysis:

    Oh boy, you better sit down and get out the AED because you almost never see these three words in the same sentence: Toliva Shoal and Breezy!
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    Published on 02-18-2018 10:42 AM
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    Here is something you don't see everyday. A giant inflatable effigy of the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave
    dressed for ...
    Published on 02-16-2018 03:43 PM
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    Gains and losses mark the rankings on Friday as the Volvo Ocean Race fleet hits the doldrums...

    Team AkzoNobel is looking to get an early start on the weekend, making a serious bid to be first out of the doldrums on Friday afternoon.








    The team is now furthest south in the fleet and is beginning to pick up the westerly breeze that would indicate they’re past the worst of the ...
    Published on 02-16-2018 03:02 PM

    Kayaker makes decision to assist a crab fisherman who's boat is ablaze in a the Swinomish Channel near La Conner Washington.
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    Published on 02-16-2018 02:57 PM
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    SAN PEDRO, Calif. — A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued three people and their cat from a vessel taking on water approximately six nautical miles west of Point Piedras Blancas Monday.

    The ...
    Published on 02-16-2018 11:15 AM
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    At 10 UTC, Maserati Multi 70 is sailing at 14 knots off the Mauritania, at about 200 miles to the south of the Canary Islands. In the last 24 hours, the trimaran has followed a parallel route ...
    Published on 02-15-2018 04:30 PM
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    Our boat is now in the process of being repaired. A new bow section built by Persico Marine has arrived in Auckland and will be fitted into the V065 hull.

    Photo: Virgilio Fidanza / Brendon ...
    Published on 02-15-2018 12:53 PM
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    Fugitive pirate involved in Sir Peter Blake's murder caught after 15 years on the run

    The New Zealand Herald Reports



    One of the fugitive killers of record-breaking yachtsman Sir Peter Blake has been captured by police after more than 15 years on the run.

    Jose Irandir Cardoso was arrested after military police who intercepted him at a routine stop on the ...
    Published on 02-15-2018 12:34 PM
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    82 Boats sailing across the Atlantic, double handed and singlehanded, originating in Barcelona and Lorient with a group restart in Madeira then finishing in Martinique.
    Production boats and all sailors must be 40 years or older.


    They call it the Transquadra The 40 Year Old Transatlantic




    TRACKER


    Last Sunday, my 11 year old daughter competed in a local indoor track meet. There were a ton of kids there of all ages competing in everything from the 100 meter dash to the 200 meter relay to the shot put to the long jump to the pole vault. Mollie ran the mile crossing the finish line in 6:35; not too bad considering she hasn’t been training.

    The meet was billed as an “all comers” meet meaning that it was open to everyone, kids and adults alike. As a runner myself, I’ve competed in plenty of road-races where it’s common to see people who are well into their 70s and even their 80s truckin’ along in good style. I was surprised however when a group of mature and seasoned hurdlers stepped to the starting line and blasted down the track leaping along like a group of high-schoolers. It was a wonderful thing to see and proves the point that you’re only as old as you feel.

    Like those older hurdlers, the Transquadra race is reserved ...
    Published on 02-15-2018 10:46 AM
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    West not the best as AkzoNobel consolidates lead
    The two teams furthest to the west, Scallywag and AkzoNobel have sacrificed some miles to get east and more in line with the rest of the fleet...
    As the Volvo Ocean Race fleet lines up on approach to the Doldrums, it is clear that the boats further to the east are sailing a faster angle and making gains.

    Scallywag and team AkzoNobel, both of whom cut the corner on the right hand turn a few days ago, are now paying the price. Both have sacrificed ...
    Published on 02-14-2018 05:05 PM
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    In October 2017, two sailors from Hawaii and a dog were rescued by the US Navy from their cruising sail boat, 'Sea Nymph', 1000 miles off the coast of Japan after drifting at sea for nearly five months in their damaged boat, and abandoning their vessel in the process. ...
    Published on 02-14-2018 04:15 PM
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    Day 92

    Noon Position: 47 18S 39 28E

    Course/Speed: E6+

    Wind: SWS 15-20

    Sail: Full working jib

    Bar: 1027

    Sea: SW8, steep

    Sky: Overcast

    Cabin Temp: 50

    Water Temp: 38

    Miles last 24-hours: 169

    Longitude Miles Made Good: 155

    Miles since departure: 12,435


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    Published on 02-14-2018 04:04 PM
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    Last night, Maserati Multi 70 tacked and headed towards the coastline, before tacking again just 30 miles off Dakar. Always upwind, the ...
    Published on 02-14-2018 11:13 AM
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    Team AkzoNobel leads Leg 6 from China to New Zealand after an intense opening week

    A week after leaving Hong Kong, China on the sixth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race bound for Auckland, New Zealand team AkzoNobel is leading the six-boat fleet on the approach to the equator.

    The opening seven days of the 11,000 kilometer passage has seen some of the most challenging racing of the round the world race so far, beginning with 72-hours of punishing upwind sailing in strong winds and big waves as the fleet pushed eastward towards the southern tip of the island of Taiwan.

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    Published on 02-13-2018 10:15 AM
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    Finally trade winds for Maserati Multi 70, skipper Giovanni Soldini and his crew (Guido Broggi, Sébastien Audigane, Oliver Herrera Perez and Alex Pella). After struggling for two days to pass through a tropical depression, ...
    Published on 02-13-2018 09:45 AM
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    Damage to Vestas finally revealed up close. The damage done indicates the force of the impact
    and how the foam filled bow section ( crash box) properly performed and deflected the strikes
    impact on the bow. A more conventional vessel would have most likely sank on the scene.

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    Published on 02-12-2018 01:31 PM
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    On February 12th, the Vestas 11th Hour Racing yacht was offloaded from the transport ship in Tauranga, New Zealand, by our shore crew with the help of GAC Pindar. The boat was then transported on Monday evening by truck 200 kilometers to a ...
    Published on 02-12-2018 01:12 PM
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    Miami (FL), USA (January 18, 2018) – The road to the 2018 M32 World Championships kicked early this year with Event 1 of the M32 Miami Winter Series. The M32 Catamaran is a high performance, yet simple, race boat designed for the owner-driver who is looking for exhilarating racing. As Rick DeVos, skipper of REV eloquently described, “It is easily ...
    Published on 02-12-2018 10:48 AM
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    The winning move for Leg 4 saw Scallywag take the inside track on a left hand turn towards Hong Kong. This week, the Scallywags are looking for a repeat performance on the way to New Zealand...

    On Leg 4, racing into their home port of Hong Kong, SHK/Scallywag made a radical choice exiting the doldrums, cutting the corner and taking the inside track towards the finish line. As a result, they sailed less miles and passed the entire fleet en route to a spectacular victory.


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