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    Published on 01-29-2015 10:29 AM
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    After a client contacted us seeking some images from a few years back we stumbled upon some frames from the 2011
    Big Boat Series hosted by the St Francis YC. Seems this particular day will stand out for some time is the unusual conditions which
    were sprung unto the Northern California region as a very strong low pressure system brushed past, triggering thunderstorms in the central valley and High Sierra
    and extremely high winds for a time of year which is ...
    Published on 01-29-2015 10:28 AM
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    Becalmed in the South Indian Ocean with no escape south because of the Antarctic Exclusion Zone means a painful waiting game for Anna Corbella and Gérard Marin on GAES Centros Auditivos.

    For all that the Southern Ocean is renowned for big winds and big seas, the Spanish duo which lies in third place in the Barcelona Round the World Race maybe found it incongruous that they spent time today trying to make just two or three knots of boat speed in next to no ...
    Published on 01-28-2015 03:11 PM
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    Ben Ainslie Racing were the first America's Cup team both on – and under – the race course waters of the 35th America's ...
    Published on 01-27-2015 05:24 PM
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    Miami, Fla. – The first day of racing at ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, Presented by Sunbrella, America’s premier Olympic and Paralympic classes regatta, featured the full range of what sailing in Miami has to offer. Over 850 sailors enjoyed strong breeze for the duration of the day, in addition to a brief but powerful rainstorm.

    Leading the way for the US Sailing Team Sperry was Marion Lepert (Belmont, Calif.), who is in 1st place in the Women’s RS:X fleet after two windy and physical races. Lepert earned an impressive 4,1 scoreline in what many described as “survival” conditions on Biscayne Bay for much of the day. The San Francisco Bay area native was 4th at the 2013 ISAF Youth World Championship, and since then has been working hard at translating her youth success to the Olympic level. “I really felt at home today in the strong breeze, it felt just like home in San Francisco,” said Lepert. “It was special to get my first World Cup race win. However, I know I need to take this event one day at a time, and keep myself focused.”

    Olympian and defending ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami champion Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.) persevered through the effects of a recent injury to notch an ...
    Published on 01-27-2015 03:51 PM
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    A slew of video's released from the Volvo Ocean Race as leg 3 concludes in Sanya!

    This week, the fleet is battling their way out of the Arabian sea heading towards Sri Lanka waters,
    but the lack of winds is not making things easy.
    Meanwhile Team Vestas Wind are finally starting ...
    Published on 01-27-2015 11:54 AM
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    Brad Read of Sail Newport reports that the replica of the legendary Providence has taken a spill
    at the Newport Ship Yard during the big blast hitting the New England Region.

    Published on 01-26-2015 04:42 PM
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    Sailing history as Chinese boat Dongfeng Race Team takes the Leg 3 victory, arriving first into Sanya, China! Congratulations!!

    Photo © Christophe Favreau

    SANYA, China, January 27 – Dongfeng Race Team claimed a key landmark in the 41-year history of the Volvo Ocean Race on Tuesday when they emphatically won Leg 3 in their home port of Sanya to take the overall lead with ...
    Published on 01-26-2015 04:13 PM
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    Touted to have 5 various configurations, the Kormaran offers a monohull, katamaran, trimaran, bathing platform and foiling mode all rolled into one.

    Length overall (LOA): 7.000 mm / 23 ft
    Length waterline (LWL):5.500 mm /18 18
    Draught (normal/hydrofoils):275/1.400 mm (0.9/4.6 ft)
    Width ...
    Published on 01-26-2015 03:00 PM
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    Anyone who has done an ocean voyage may have come across a flying fish or two, which are usually not very large at all, the size of a sardine or anchovy generally. And we had heard story of the rays ...
    Published on 01-26-2015 02:57 PM
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    "Does the nice weather have you thinking of summer? Even though though the calendar says January, it sure feels like spring like out there. Well, we think you should think ...
    Published on 01-26-2015 11:31 AM
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    North Sails, the largest division of North Technology Group, is the world leader in sailmaking technology. North Sails holds ...
    Published on 01-25-2015 05:59 PM
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    Vietnamese diary

    17:18: "It is a legendary evening" says Pablo Arrarte. The sky turns orange now the sun goes down in the South China Sea. The Dutch team is heading in convoy with the other boats along the Vietnamese shore, still neck-and-neck. "The boys are going to sweat," Andrew Cape says as he points to his monitor. Along the coast of the Asian country is a narrow strip with no flow, so it pays for the race teams to cross on it. An additional disadvantage: it's swarming with fishing boats: Gerd Jan Poortman: "We are still 5th so we have nothing to lose."

    19:06: Holy Shit what a lot of lights! Fish should be a lucrative business in Vietnam because anything that can float has now gone into the dark water. 1000's of lights forming a web of fishing nets. There is no turning back. "We have found a pattern," says Rokas: "There is always a kind of mother ship, a big white light. Surrounded with small red flashing lights. Those are the buoys where the nets are strung between.
    Published on 01-25-2015 03:21 PM
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    Florida Keys, Key West - Most of the marquee classes at Quantum Key West Race Week 2015 came down to the last day of the regatta, which delivered the toughest conditions of the week. Howling winds and rough seas challenging the competitors on Friday, forcing the top contenders to raise their game in order to claim overall victory.

    That was certainly the case aboard Bella Mente, the mini maxi skippered by Hap Fauth of Minneapolis. Fauth steered the Judel-Vrolijk 72-footer to first place in both races on Friday to hold off a stiff challenge from skipper Gunther Buerman and his team on Numbers.

    “Our plan was to be in position to win going into the last ...
    Published on 01-25-2015 02:42 PM
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    The first of the iconic Great Capes has been passed in the Barcelona World Race with Cheminées Poujoulat rounding the Cape of Good Hope earlier this morning. Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam passed 20°E around 400 miles south of Cape Agulhas – the southernmost tip of Africa – at 0935am (UTC) today and have begun the Indian Ocean leg of their race around Antarctica.

    Photo Bernard Stamm & Jean le Cam / Barcelona World Race 2014-15

    Second-placed Neutrogena initially looked set to follow just four or five hours behind, but lighter westerlies have hindered their exit from the Atlantic. Guillermo Altadill and Jose Muñoz, who opted for a much more southerly approach to the Cape, now look set to make the crossing at 1900-2000hrs this evening and are around 160 miles ...
    Published on 01-25-2015 11:24 AM
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    John ‘Woody’ Winning sailed Aberdare to a win today, clean sweeping the three-race Historical 18s Australian Championship he won last year.

    With his two main rivals Yendys (Harold Cudmore) and Australia IV (Terry McDell) retiring from yesterday’s race, it paved the way for Winning, who grew up on the Harbour he knows like the back of his hand.However, Yendys looked to be the one controlling the race today. After a general recall, Irish yachtsman Harold Cudmore made a quick getaway off the start near Clark Island ...
    Published on 01-23-2015 11:59 AM
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    Sport met science today on the Barcelona World Race when the pairs of skippers took the first opportunity to deploy their data monitoring Argo beacon which was given to them in Bareclona prior to the start.

    Even the duos in the gnarly south were fairly quick to follow the launch protocol as requested by Race Direction and set their beacons adrift on the Southern latitudes. Inded it was second placed Guillermo Altadill and José Munoz which launched their beacon ...
    Published on 01-23-2015 11:45 AM
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    If you're into car customization, the name Atoy Llave will certainly ring a bell. The man behind A-Toy Bodykits and the company's aftermarket exterior designs is quite popular among Filipino car lovers. The curious thing you see here--the Salamander amphibious trike--is Llave's latest creation. ...
    Published on 01-23-2015 11:00 AM
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    ORACLE TEAM USA sailors say he's the funny one as well as the fastest in the family in a Moth. Meet Tom Spithill, ...
    Published on 01-23-2015 10:18 AM
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    ALICANTE, Spain, January 23 –Team Vestas Wind today announced that navigator Wouter Verbraak is no longer a member of the crew for the Volvo Ocean Race.

    The Dutchman was on board when the team was run aground on November 29 during Leg 2 on a reef in the middle ...
    Published on 01-22-2015 10:08 PM

    Giora Koren captures that intense moment when you realize you were just a tad deeper
    thank you 1st thought. Taken January ...

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