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    Published on 06-19-2018 03:06 PM
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    French designer produces 6.5m version of Team NZ's America's Cup foiling monohull



    Stuff NZBreaks The News


    A noted French yacht designer has produced the first scaled down version of the new foiling America's Cup monohull with an eye on the public market. ...
    Published on 06-19-2018 02:47 PM
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    image: Katrina Zoë Norbom




    Day Two of the R2AK offered the same kind of dull excitement as the first. Teams were still dealing with the fat man of a high-pressure system that was squashing the Strait of Georgia under its sweaty mass. Teams sailed, stalled, rowed, pedaled, advanced, and retreated on the tides. Most faired well enough, but at least one team spent four hours ...
    Published on 06-19-2018 12:33 PM
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    The SF Bay version of the Sir Thomas Lipton Cup enjoy a vigorous stirring up over the weekend as
    9 teams from 9 different yacht clubs saddle up and went a racing on SF Bay!



    all images courtesy Lynn Hines







    The 3 day event was a corroboration primarily by the StFYC and the Richmond Yacht Clubs with the blessing
    of the former host, the PIYCA's blessing. The Lipton Cup had struggled mightily in recent years to attract clubs and ...
    Published on 06-18-2018 04:17 PM
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    32 5o5 teams showed up to the Bellingham Yacht Club located on Bellingham Bay in Northern Washington for 3 days of racing
    just south of the Canadian Border. They got in 7 races and loads of fun in that short period of time. Here is a piece written by Paul Phil,
    representing the host yacht club and the PNW!


    Article originally posted at Sailish.com

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    Published on 06-18-2018 12:31 PM
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    INEOS TEAM UK IS EIGHTH TEAM TO JOIN 2018 GC32 RACING TOUR
    By James on 18 Jun. 2018

    Britain’s America’s Cup team, INEOS TEAM UK, is set to join the 2018 GC32 Racing Tour. Four-time Olympic gold medallist Ben Ainslie will be at the helm for the team’s debut in the 32ft foiling catamarans, later this month at the GC32 Lagos Cup ...
    Published on 06-18-2018 09:35 AM
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    Mknotcrazy has dropped out due to a restless night and rougher conditions than they expected.




    http://tracker.r2ak.com/




    Peninsula Daily News Rovides the 1st update:


    VICTORIA — The customized Gougeon 32 catamaran from Port Townsend that won the “proving ground” stage of the Race to Alaska held the lead during the start of the second leg of this year’s race Sunday.

    “Russell Brown [of PT Watercraft] as a solo sailor is doing amazingly well,” ...
    Published on 06-18-2018 08:52 AM
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    Rambler 88 Takes Line Honors in Newport Bermuda Race

    Leaving most of the fleet far behind in light winds, George David’s Rambler 88 crossed the finish line off St. David’s Lighthouse at 5:51:51 Eastern daylight time ...
    Published on 06-17-2018 12:25 PM
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    TRACKER


    June 17, 2018
    Race Bulletin #17 – Five Boats Ahead of a Tightly Packed Fleet
    The Saturday evening update from the Newport Bermuda Race media team.

    After a day of relatively light winds in the 51st Newport Bermuda Race, the competitors had made moderate progress down the 635-mile course toward the finish line at St. David’s Lighthouse on the northeast corner of Bermuda. Led by Rambler 88, George David’s 88-foot Juan K design, five boats crossed the Gulf Stream and opened up a significant gap on the rest of the 169-boat fleet, many of whom were sailing in lighter winds.





    Early in the day, David Askew’s Wizard, a Volvo 70-footer, may have found better winds and a good wind shift on the west side of the rhumb line, as it passed Rambler at one point, before being overhauled again by the larger boat. Also in this group were two other big boats in the Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Division—Steve Murray, Jr. and Stephen Murray Sr.’s Warrior, ...
    Published on 06-17-2018 11:48 AM
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    Vestas 11th Hour Racing won the day in Gothenburg but the results on Sunday see MAPFRE win the In-Port Race Series...



    Charlie Enright’s Vestas 11th Hour Racing showed great patience and sailed a clean race for a victory in the Gothenburg In-Port Race on Sunday.

    But it was Xabi Fernández’s MAPFRE team who rode a third place finish on Sunday to win the overall In-Port Race Series, sailing 11 points clear of their closest pursuers, Dongfeng Race Team.

    With one In-Port Race left in The Hague, MAPFRE can now not be overtaken on the leaderboard.










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    Published on 06-16-2018 03:53 PM
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    34 year old Peet Must from Tom’s River New Jersey never suspected he would be a last minute driver in the PAC 52 Fleet, much less win the regatta. But that is exactly what occurred during Leg 2 of the PAC52 Class West Coast Tour.

    Peet currently works at oldest operating nuclear plant in the country as licensed senior engineer operator, the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Facility in New Jersey's Barnegat Bay.

    An amateur racer who sails for fun, quite often on his home waters of Barnegat Bay in the Barnegat Bay A-Cat fleet against Interlodge’s owners, Austin and Gwen Fragomen. If you don’t know ...
    Published on 06-16-2018 09:42 AM
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    Merlin’s Path: Sliding Fast in the Evening
    Onboard report several hours into what has been a light-air Newport Bermuda Race so far. Pics and verbs by Chris Museler

    “It’s nice being famous.”

    Crewmate Chris Watt’s comment this afternoon pretty much ...
    Published on 06-15-2018 12:33 PM
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    In little under a month François Gabart will be back at the helm of his MACIF trimaran, after a substantial optimization refit which will be complete at the end of July. "I'm impatient to see the result of all this teamwork," he said.

    Since his round the world record six months ago he has spent a lot of time doing sport, but also at the office with his team.






    When ...
    Published on 06-15-2018 10:37 AM
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    Despite a scary-looking forecast and prolonged periods punching foul tide, today’s rescheduled race around the Isle of Wight, during the Royal Ocean Racing Club-organised IRC Europeans and Commodores’ Cup, proved a great success. This replaced the scheduled 24-36 hour long offshore, but all competitors nonetheless returned feeling severely tested to a summery Cowes, very different to the rain, near gale force gusts, four knot foul tide and reduced visibility of this morning’s 0936 start.

    Having ...
    Published on 06-15-2018 09:12 AM
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    1968: Movies like Bullit, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Barbarella and 2001 A Space Oddity Ruled the Box Office.
    Nixon wins the White House, MLK and RFK are assasinated, Vietnam Raged on and a Solo Sailor, Robin Knox Johnston sails his 32' Suhali solo around the ...
    Published on 06-14-2018 01:57 PM
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    Brunel Sailing take the Leg 10 win! What an incredible comeback from the Dutch team to keep their dream of overall Volvo ...
    Published on 06-14-2018 12:00 PM
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    The start of leg one of the 2018 R2AK, Port Townsend to Victoria BC!

    Racing underway!


    Finish times.

    1 PT Watercraft 9:10am




    2 First Federal's Sail Like a Girl 9:51am
    3 Strait to the Pool Room 10:04am
    4 Ptarmigan 10:05am
    5 Swan Song 10:10am
    6 BlueFlash 10:13am ...
    Published on 06-14-2018 09:22 AM
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    Brunel shoots into the lead as intensity builds towards photo finish

    The pace is relentless as the leaders close in on Gothenburg knowing every point will count for the overall Volvo Ocean Race win...


    Bouwe Bekking’s Team Brunel shot past most of the fleet over the past 24 hours, eventually eking ahead of MAPFRE on Thursday morning and taking the lead in Leg 10 of the Volvo Ocean Race.

    But with less than 200 miles to go to the finish line in Gothenburg, Sweden, less than 10-miles separate the top six crews. No position is secure and the intenity is relentless. ...
    Published on 06-13-2018 03:01 PM
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    Light winds and strong tides may have made for a difficult first half to the Royal Ocean Racing Club's combined IRC European Championship and Commodores' Cup, but Hampshire Tourist Board conditions graced the Solent for day four of racing. With a southwesterly wind that peaked at around 15 knots countering a powerful ebb tide, PRO Stuart Childerley set a 'classic Cowes Week' course, which for IRC One comprised a 25.7 mile long romp around the ...
    by Published on 06-13-2018 01:01 PM
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    This Years Participants


    Race to Alaska Explained

    Race start: 0500 June 14th, Port Townsend, Washington
    Application deadline: April 15th




    The inside passage to Alaska has been paddled by native canoes since time immemorial, sailing craft for centuries, and after someone found gold in the Klondike the route was jammed with steamboats full of prospectors elbowing ...
    Published on 06-13-2018 08:52 AM
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    MAPFRE leads fleet north of Scotland



    Big winds are in the forecast as the fleet makes the turn around the north of Scotland and point their bows towards the finish in Gothenburg in Sweden...


    Spanish team MAPFRE shot into the lead of the penultimate Volvo Ocean Race leg as the fleet rocketed round the coast of Scotland on Wednesday.

    The painfully light and fickle winds that dogged the seven teams on Tuesday as they crossed a high pressure ridge had today been replaced by powerful south-westerlies that were blasting them north-east at breakneck speeds. ...

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