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    Published on 06-26-2017 10:39 AM
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    Congratulations to Peter Burling and crew or ETNZ for winning the 35th America's Cup!!!

    The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron accepts the challenge of Circolo della Vela Sicilia, which becomes the Challenger ...
    Published on 06-26-2017 09:12 AM
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    3 Regattas in to the inaugural season and the Pac 52's have seen three different winners.
    The latest event in the 5 regatta itinerary, Long Beach Race Week, which saw greater pressure on and off the
    course, and glorious sun and excellent sea conditions. As the season has progressed, the crews and boats have
    gone through a rapid learning curve, with some crew and gear changes, some lucky breaks and some very unlucky ones.

    The Pac 52's were in a 4 boat dog fight by race end on Friday which continued into Saturday Morning. Manouch Mosheyedi
    had enlisted the talents of Chris Larson to call the shots on RIO and was well in the hunt until some unfortunate structural
    issues developed in bow involving the jib lead ring and they were once again force to pull out of competition.

    With just ...
    Published on 06-26-2017 08:18 AM
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    A ton of fond memories and countless hours spent and years to acquire.

    16 sails, 6 boards 6 masts, 6 booms and a bundle of fins, harness's ...
    Published on 06-25-2017 11:36 AM
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    Kiwis take two.

    Match point.

    Peter Burling looked unflappable as he steer the Flying Peloton to two straight wins today in the Great Sound and now
    has ETNZ just one win away from bring the Cup back to New Zealand!!!


    It is now Match point Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Day four of the America’s Cup Match, presented by Louis Vuitton, belonged firmly to Peter Burling and the New Zealand team who comfortably won the two scheduled races of the day, races seven and eight of the final stage of the 35th America’s ...
    Published on 06-25-2017 09:23 AM
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    It's with great surprise and sadness that we forward the word of Robert "Killo" Killick's sudden and unexpected passing.
    We are told that Killo passed ...
    Published on 06-25-2017 09:17 AM
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    Epic second day at the 2017 Wixon Jewelers A Scow National Championship hosted by the Minnetonka Yacht Club. Wind, whitecaps, and waves set the stage for two more races on Lake Minnetonka.

    The story of the day was undoubtedly the tight finish of Race Four. It was a thrilling battle between the top four boats: Will Crary's TypeA, Mike Keefe's Ajax, Tom Whowell's G Force, and Pat Hughes's Melvin. ...
    Published on 06-24-2017 11:30 AM
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    Race day 3 in Bermuda saw ETNZ take the 1st race by a huge margin of over 2 minutes to inch
    closer to avenging the devastating loss of 2013...

    The 2nd race of day proved to be much the nailbiter, with Oracle winning the start and rounding the 1st mark in place for the
    1st time in the finals.

    Tight racing with a couple of lead changes, mostly due to gift wind shifts, ended with Oracle taking race 6 for their first win in the series...
    ...And force a race 9 on Monday

    Full official report:

    Day three of the America’s Cup Match, presented by Louis Vuitton, was full of drama, incident and history-making action, but the big story of the day is the fightback ORACLE TEAM USA staged against their rivals for the Auld Mug, Emirates Team New Zealand.

    The US Defenders of the America’s Cup found themselves 3-0 down to their ...
    Published on 06-23-2017 04:47 PM
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    IRC Nationals fleet licking their wounds after tough opening day!

    With the southwesterly piping up to 30 knots in the final race, the RORC IRC Nationals got off to a brisk start on the Solent today with two windward-leewards followed by a round the cans race.

    Appropriately, given this is an annual championship for Royal Ocean Racing Club's rating rule, it is a mix of both the newest boats and the very oldest, that lead at the conclusion of day one.

    all photos © Paul Wyeth/pwpictures.com
    Published on 06-23-2017 09:46 AM
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    Andy Soriano's British entry Alegre suffers a gravity storm during today's racing in Porto Cervo
    and a resulting drop in standings as well. Alegre was tied for 3rd with SLED and Provezza before today's
    racing, and the resulting mast breakage hurts in more than one way. Full report shortly...

    In the mean time, please enjoy the video highlights from Day 2:

    Better Never Stops
    Wednesday's transgression may be two days behind them. Today they climbed to the top of the Porto Cervo 52 SUPER ...
    Published on 06-23-2017 09:14 AM
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    Howie Hamlin and Andy Zinn have cleaned up at the 2017 5o5 North American's in Buzzards Bay.
    The pair's 3rd such victory in 4 years. Howie now 64 and Andy a mere 43, remain a force in the
    classic high performance dinghies even today, despite sailing against sailors often 20 plus years their juniors.
    With a wide variety of conditions, they managed to take 5 bullets and a pair of deuces in the 9 race event.

    When asked how they manage to succeed, Howie indicates "Time on the boat. There are no shortcuts and it takes preparation,
    practice and boat handling, simply put" Howie and Andy travel near and far to compete ...
    Published on 06-22-2017 09:47 PM
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    Coast Guard suspends search for missing Celebration solo-sailor in South Pacific

    HONOLULU — The Coast Guard suspended the active search Thursday for a solo-sailor aboard the 36-foot sailing vessel Celebration last reported 1,800 miles southeast of Hilo, Hawaii.

    Richard ...
    Published on 06-22-2017 02:12 PM
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    Well last night the barometer plummeted to 970 mb at its lowest so I must have been quite close to the centre of the low-pressure system. My efforts of sailing south for all of yesterday ...
    Published on 06-22-2017 01:51 PM
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    Rán Racing On Top of 52 SUPER SERIES Roller Coaster

    (Thursday 22nd June, Porto Cervo) – For two of the 2017 season's top 52 SUPER SERIES teams the familiar waters of Porto Cervo, Sardinia have been something of an emotional rollercoaster. The oft heard cliché that so competitive is the 52 SUPER SERIES fleet right now that one day you are in the penthouse, seemingly unstoppable, then, severely punished for the smallest of mistakes, you are languishing on the pavement.

    On Day 1 of the Porto Cervo 52 SUPER SERIES Audi Sailing Week the defending 2016 champions Quantum Racing finished rock ...
    Published on 06-21-2017 03:54 PM
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    Seems like just yesterday a group of crazy sailors proposed a race from Cascade Locks, 42 miles
    upriver and downhill to The Dalles through the Columbia ...
    Published on 06-21-2017 03:00 PM
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    Let's Go Racing Already!

    When the AP flag was taken down to finally mark the start of Block Island Race Week 2017, it was like watching schoolchildren being let out for recess. Sailors who had waited 1 ½ days to go racing rushed down the docks, hopped aboard their boats and couldn’t wait to cast off the lines.

    Thick fog that blew in late Saturday and refused to leave forced cancellation of Monday’s racing and delayed Tuesday’s attempt to get things going. At long last, the fog lifted around noon and race committee chairman announced that one start would be held for all courses beginning at 2 p.m.

    As it turns out, the fog had not ...
    Published on 06-21-2017 10:20 AM
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    13 year old David Little of the Stockton Sailing Club has been advancing his sailing skills
    as well a his command of drones. David and SSC member Marvin McDougal spent the day of the Ditch Run chasing the fleet
    via land and sky. 1st at Pittsburg and then an undisclosed area closer to the SSC.

    David's ...
    Published on 06-20-2017 09:25 AM
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    Curious as to what lies below the deck of the latest addition to the J-Class?

    Carlo Borlenghi provides a glimpse the comfort level that is the current standard for
    those that like their yachts large and elegant inside and out. No shots of the steerage
    area for crew, wet ...
    Published on 06-20-2017 09:01 AM
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    In the historic first ever America's Cup J Class Regatta in Bermuda three different crews won races on the opening day. Just one point separates the top two boats, Hanuman and Ranger on seven apiece with Lionheart poised for three way final day showdown on eight.

    The record fleet of seven J Class yachts, the biggest ever mustered in the 87 year history of the class, may have been forced to wait an extra few days after Friday's opening races fell victim to winds which were too light and ...
    Published on 06-19-2017 04:07 PM
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    The key to ETNZ's success lays in the division of power...

    The Match – Day 2
    Sunday 18 June
    Matthew Sheahan, The World Sailing Show

    Oracle Team USA took a second pasting today, it wasn’t even close.
    Unable to make to the bottom gate in front, speed was their issue.

    In the first race of the day, Spithill got to the first mark in the lead, just. Seconds later he got to the boundary and managed to force the Kiwis to gybe first.
    But as an illustration of just how fine a line separates the winner from the loser, the Kiwis were able to soak down onto Oracle, gassing Spithill as they did so and slowing him down.
    Published on 06-19-2017 10:21 AM
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    Leg 1 - a rough night

    I take out some taboule and proceed with eating my dinner - the fleet has rounded the mark G I am still miles away from which is quite disheartening - I really took a hit in the Gironde. I also know that we will have some heavy weather and the directive I got was 'after you round BXA and you are on your way to the most windward mark of the course, once the wind is up around 20, drop down to your Solent (aka jib). I will just monitor. I am able to fly the kite to mark G so I do. Things quiet down and the wind is now down which make for serene conditions.

    I can't help thinking that I am ...

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