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    Published on 08-16-2019 09:54 AM
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    On the Dutch province of Friesland there lies Lake Tjeukemeer, where they race barges.
    Now the dutch barges were not made to be raced, they were made to deliver cargo through
    the shallow waters of the Netherlands.

    But most of these dutch barges are outdated for deliveries and have been converted ...
    Published on 08-16-2019 09:21 AM
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    "School strike week 52.
    Pos 47 degrees 17 minutes north and 13 degrees 17 minutes west"

    "Boris update: The team are experiencing some uncomfortable conditions and everyone is feeling a bit seasick but nothing ...
    Published on 08-15-2019 09:28 AM
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    Makani flew its energy kite from a floating platform in the North Sea.

    Once commercialized, Makani’s kites have the potential to bring power to hundreds of millions of people living along the world’s coastlines where the wind is strong and steady, ...
    Published on 08-14-2019 04:12 PM
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    Friday August 9th was an especially electrifying evening in the Columbia River Gorge.
    Blaine Franger set up his tripods and cameras in White Salmon and focus to the west and south west
    as an amazing midsummer thunderstorm rolled up the Gorge and ...
    Published on 08-14-2019 03:42 PM
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    Wednesday 14 Aug 2019 Rupert Holmes/CWL

    Very shifty southerly winds provided testing conditions for navigators and tacticians at Cowes Week today as a number of weather fronts passed over the race area. With very strong gusts recorded to the west of the Solent during the morning, relatively short courses were set with the aim of getting fleets home before winds increased further over the race areas in the afternoon.

    During the start sequences winds varied between 10 and 18 knots, with the forecast rain fortuitously holding off. The wind had eased to 10 knots for the start of IRC ...
    Published on 08-14-2019 12:39 PM

    This morning The AC75 one design foil arms arrived from Italy!

    Already unpacked, “the pressure is on” to get them prepared and installed ...
    Published on 08-14-2019 09:26 AM
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    Greta Thunberg and her father Svante Thunberg accompanied by their host and skipper Boris Herrmann. | TEAM MALIZIA

    Voiles et Voiliers REPORTS

    Greta Thunberg left Plymouth (England) on Wednesday at 16 hours aboard IMOCA Boris Herrmann. The young Swedish environmental activist has chosen to travel aboard the 60-foot Malizia to New ...
    Published on 08-14-2019 08:46 AM
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    Competition heats up with one day remaining at Airlie Beach Race Week

    The 31st Airlie Beach Race Week, hosted by Whitsunday Sailing Club, is in its closing stages with just one day of racing remaining, so all 114 competing boats were out on the various courses today doing their best to cement a podium place in advance of the final day.

    “That was a long time on the course yesterday,” said Phil ‘Cub’ Barnett, a past 18 foot skiff world champion, as he prepared for the day ahead. “It’s ...
    Published on 08-13-2019 03:53 PM
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    Report by Tom Burden

    An Aloha Family Tradition
    Kui Lim and his brother Yal campaigned 470-class dinghies at the Olympic level and trained with Dave Ullman. JV Gilmour races 18' skiffs at insane speeds. His mom Vickie, a respected US Sailing judge, lives on the water with a Grand Banks cruiser tied to the dock outside her house. Buzz Blackett is the owner of California Condor, a bleeding-edge Class 40, and he's got a carbon Antrim 27 under construction. I'm the owner ...
    Published on 08-13-2019 11:26 AM
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    The 3 C’s of sailing were emphasized over and over again in the waters south of the San Mateo Bridge:
    Community, Camaraderie & Competition.
    In that order.

    The 2019 edition of Chubb JR National Sailing Championship will be remembered for a number of 1sts. It was the 1st time the Peninsula Youth Sailing Foundation has hosted a major National Championship and the 1st time the recently built Westpoint Harbor has been utilized for such a venture. It was also the 1st time in an Open 5.70 was used for the triple ...
    Published on 08-12-2019 09:50 PM
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    'Tornado' hits Auckland waterfront and leaves destruction in its wake.
    Article via NZ Herald

    A tornado-like waterspout has ripped through central Auckland's waterfront, toppling at least one shipping container and wreaking havoc on yachts, ships and cars.

    Vehicles were swept into the ocean and a yacht was struck by lightning as the ...
    Published on 08-12-2019 10:56 AM
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    A 60 year old female competitor aboard a Nacra MKII was involved in a horrible collision with a powerboat while participating in a long distance beach cat race on Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island.

    NEWPORT, R.I. (WJAR) — A 60-year-old woman from Tiverton was killed Sunday when the sailboat she was racing in ...
    Published on 08-12-2019 10:07 AM
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    REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (August 12, 2019) – Sunday’s finale on San Francisco Bay capped the third and final day of racing at the 2019 Chubb U.S. Junior Sailing Championships, hosted by the Peninsula Youth Sailing Foundation (PYSF) and the Club at Westpoint. The nearly 100 sailors representing their respective US Sailing Areas and home sailing organizations enjoyed spectacular and challenging conditions throughout this US Sailing National Championship. ...
    Published on 08-12-2019 08:51 AM
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    PARACAS, PERU (August 11, 2019) – On Saturday, August 10, Team USA’s sailing athletes clinched three more medals at the Pan American Games Lima 2019. Will Cyr (Bayview, Mich.) secured the Bronze Medal in the Open Formula Kite Class, Stephanie Roble and Maggie Shea earned the Silver in the Women’s 49erFX fleet, ...
    Published on 08-11-2019 03:25 PM
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    Some tight racing Saturday in the South Bay out of Westpoint Marina in all divisions,
    But this event in race 5 was even tighter than most....

    Published on 08-11-2019 08:54 AM
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    Due to damage sustained in the last race, Great Britain SailGP Team will not participate in race 2.
    Amazingly the United States SailGP Team is ready to race following its capsize, and Japan SailGP Team will be back on the start line as well despite damage.

    COWES, UK – August 11, 2019 – In extreme conditions at the European debut of SailGP, Australia’s Tom Slingsby ...
    Published on 08-09-2019 10:52 AM
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    A major weather system has hit the UK and Western Europe bringing high winds rain and thunderstorms
    forcing officials to cancel the 1st day of the SailGP Cowes.

    Published on 08-09-2019 10:14 AM
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    Meanwhile.... some major foiling exhibition makes little splash

    The Duchess of Cambridge’s boat has been disqualified in The King’s Cup Regatta.

    The announcement of HRH’s disqualification came following the second race of the day.

    It is understood that the decision was made after her boat started the race too early, ...
    Published on 08-09-2019 09:59 AM
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    The other day I got a call from Sam Light, early in the morning, so I knew something was up! The forecast was finally here for sending a kite foil rounding of The Isle of Wight . I cancelled the schedule and ...
    Published on 08-08-2019 09:20 AM
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    Race day 5 on Thursday 8 August was the day of reckoning at the 2019 470 World Championship in Enoshima, as the top-10 medal race line-up was decided in the 470 Men and Women and Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualification spots earned.

    With three races to decide the four nation qualification places on offer in the 470 Men and six in the 470 Women the fight was fierce and points close. Racing got underway on schedule at 1200 hours with the wind between 11-13 knots and big, long waves. Enoshima Bay provided a spectacular stage of breeze and ocean racing that so suits the 470 Class.

    The medal race line-up is confirmed and teams will be led out onto the race track by the series leaders, Jordi Xammar/Nicolas Rodriguez (ESP) in the men and Hannah Mills/Eilidh McIntyre (GBR) in the women. With just 1 point between the first and second placed ...

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