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    Published on 08-15-2018 02:54 PM
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    Monday and Tuesday August 13th & 14th saw the 1st days of the 61 boat strong International 14’s hosted by the Richmond Yacht Club get underway in earnest with a series of races to determine the top teams at this years event. According to P.R.O. Del Olsen, the team racing event date back to the 1930’s when it was the pinnacle ...
    Published on 08-15-2018 12:39 PM
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    Somebody up there loves the 30th Airlie Beach Race Week





    Day 5 of Airlie Beach Race Week Festival of Sailing and conditions during the morning were above and beyond the forecast 15 knots, the wind whipping seas up quickly and crews had to stay on their toes, then winds eased after lunch – another great day in paradise. Our viewing platform for the penultimate day of the Whitsunday Sailing Club (WSC) organised event, was Alani, a luxury motor yacht. We did it in style, ...
    Published on 08-15-2018 08:50 AM
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    (Christophe Favreau's french language report translated poorly by some robo translation device)

    Big brake this morning in a fleet head. Jean-Luc van den heede looked forward to diving south. He finally decided ...
    Published on 08-14-2018 03:37 PM
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    [Note: One of the Moore 24's Class rules loosely instructs that the winner of said regatta is honored by receiving the task of writing the report
    of said event. This year we are fortunate that the champion also is unofficial PNW class scribe Ben Braden, owner of Moore 24 "Moore Uff Da"
    who works the keyboard as easy or easier than a wet tiller or a cold Rainier. Enjoy]





    The Set –

    Straight outa Wikipedia – Hood River is considered a “sports mecca” and offers some of the best spots for windsurfing, kitesurfing, Moore 24 Racing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, skiing and mountain biking—all for which it draws considerable national attention from many media outlets, such as Sail Magazine, Pressure Drop and Sailing Anarchy.

    Moore 24 Nationals in Hood River, Oregon, one of the most consistently ...
    Published on 08-14-2018 02:04 PM
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    Battle in the Celtic Sea

    The cold front that brought tough conditions to the start of the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race have now passed, with the fleet enjoying bright sunshine yesterday and a relatively calm second night at sea. However, the intensity on the race course has been ratcheted up with wind shifts providing opportunities to make gains and losses throughout the fleet. Looking further ahead, 25-30 knots of wind and a significant sea state are expected to affect the fleet in the ...
    Published on 08-14-2018 11:00 AM
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    Trimaran flips at Airlie Beach Race Week – all aboard are fine
    words by Di Pearson



    Queenslander Dennis Lehany’s Jim Brown 6 metre trimaran, Billy the Kid, flipped while racing in shifty and gusty 25 knot winds at Whitsunday Sailing Club’s Airlie Beach Race Week Festival of Sailing today.

    Three fellow racing yachts went to their assistance. Hammer of Queensland, a famous old maxi chartered and helmed by former 18 foot skiff JJ Giltinan champion, ...
    Published on 08-13-2018 09:25 PM
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    6 Teams from the SF Bay Area and 6 from the PNW converged in Hood River for the 2018
    Moore 24 Nationals. Gorge like conditions prevailed with winds in the mid to high 20 knot range
    and gusts in the 40 providing the classic conditions people travel so far to enjoy!

    8 Races in 3 days provided the fun and entertainment, and when ...
    Published on 08-13-2018 05:05 PM
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    SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, California Department of Fish and Wildlife's Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR), Monterey County and Santa Cruz Fire Department continued a ...
    Published on 08-13-2018 01:56 PM
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    (STFYC Report via Amanda Witherell)


    Mike Martin and Adam Lowry got out front early and stayed there through eleven races over four days of competition at the 505 North American Championship at St. Francis Yacht Club August 9-12, 2018. With a picket fence after two discards, Martin and Lowry of St. Francis Yacht Club are the North American Champions.

    “We couldn’t be happier,” said Martin of the win. ...
    Published on 08-11-2018 02:32 PM
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    NEWS ALERT – Philippe Péché reports loss of steerage in 50knot winds
    DAY 42 – Dateline 11. 8. 2018 – Les Sables d’Olonne, France

    57–year old Philippe Péché made an emergency call to the Golden Globe ...
    Published on 08-11-2018 02:13 PM
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    The European Star Championships experienced a bit of excitement as a system bushed through
    the race area with 40 knots of breeze pummeling the fleet. !/2 the boats were unable to finish but the racing continues!

    "Day 2 of the 2018 Star European ...
    Published on 08-11-2018 10:38 AM
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    17 year old prodigy Daniela Moroz of Lafayette taken her 3rd World Title, sailing a near flawless
    series of races in Aarhus, 17 bullets in 19 races!!!

    Congratulation!s!!!



    Daniela and coach Rob Dean
    ...
    Published on 08-10-2018 02:50 PM
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    A sailor has sadly died in a freak accident whilst sailing in a major racing off Cowes this morning we can reveal.
    The man in his 40’s is understood to have become trapped in a sheet sail and ...
    Published on 08-10-2018 11:06 AM
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    Final Gold Fleet Races Decisive in 49er and Nacra 17
    The breeze arrived in force for the final day of Gold Fleets for 49er and Nacra 17. The 49erFX had already completed their gold series, so there were just two races for the 49er and three for the Nacra 17 on the docket.

    A huge system blew in overnight soaking Aarhus, Denmark, but it left a fresh offshore wind behind for racing.
    Nacra 17
    The racing was tremendously intense today, with mostly sunny conditions, flat water, and plenty of gusts ...
    Published on 08-10-2018 09:16 AM
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    From Too Much to Not Enough at 20th Annual Ronstan Bridge to Bridge
    August 9, 2018

    Photos © St. Francis Yacht Club/Amanda Witherell



    Just as the tide turned from ebb to flood, 26 hydrofoil kites, 23 5o5s and eight windsurfers
    queued up for the 20th running of the Ronstan Bridge to Bridge, hosted by St. Francis Yacht
    Club on August 9, 2018. A downwind distance race from Golden ...
    Published on 08-10-2018 08:45 AM
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    Daily UPDATE..ENGLISH..🇭🇲️..THE END GAME?




    If JL VDH and PHILIPPE had access to Windyty weather forecasting and an onboard computer Routing system to suggest best course options, I doubt ...
    Published on 08-09-2018 03:38 PM
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    Over on the Richmond Riviera your local neighborhood yacht club, RYC, is hosting the i-14s worlds. RAD boats sailed by Brits, Ozzies, Italians, Canadians, Germans and bonafide US citizens.


    Mozart had too many notes 14s are Box rule, one design, mad skimming dishes with too much sail, wires, sprits and a shocking number of controls. All of which can go tickety boo at any given time. The only thing needed is stability. Fer-sure not a your grandfather’s daysailor.





    The i-14 Worlds runs from August 12-24

    Team racing this Monday & Tuesday

    The real mano-a-mano is 15th-24th one race a day



    If the wind isn’t “the new normal,” Olympic Circle weirdliness

    Expect a building breeze into the near ...
    Published on 08-09-2018 02:26 PM
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    The tears rolled down Zsomber Berecz’s face as he crossed the finish line in Denmark’s beautiful Bay of Aarhus on Thursday to win the Finn and Hungary’s first ever medal in one of these quadrennial sailing world championships. It was the first gold medal to be awarded at these Hempel Sailing World Championships Aarhus 2018 and Berecz’s emotions were heightened by the fact that it has been a long time coming - for him and his country.





    “I’m a human being and I know what it means for me, my team and my country. It is a big achievement,” Berecz said.

    However hard it was for Sweden’s silver medallist, Max Salminen, who had led by eight points going into today – day 8 - after an exhausting victory in the storm late on Wednesday evening, it was hard not to feel that there was some kind of karma behind Berecz’s ...
    Published on 08-08-2018 03:49 PM
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    What a race! A 35 knot gust in Race 10 of the 2018 Finn Gold Cup tested Finn sailors and Finns to the max.
    Max Salminen has taken an eight point lead in Aarhus after winning this incredible race, while Josh Junior and Zsombor Berecz are tied on points in second and third. ...
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    he Men’s Heavyweight Dinghy – Finn and Men’s Two Person Dinghy – 470 have concluded fleet racing at the Hempel Sailing World Championships in Aarhus, Denmark handing more nations a spot at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition.

    Eight places in both the Finn and Men’s 470 were available in Aarhus and subject to final notification from World Sailing after the event to the relevant Member National Authority / National Olympic Committee, the following nations have qualified:

    Men’s 470
    Australia
    France
    Great Britain
    Italy
    New Zealand
    Spain
    Sweden
    USA
    Twenty nine countries competed in the Men’s 470 fleet in Aarhus.

    Finn
    Argentina
    Canada
    Hungary
    Great Britain
    Netherlands
    New Zealand
    Sweden
    Turkey
    The 90-boat Finn fleet was made up of 42 nations.

    Japanese sailors were represented in both fleets but as host nation, receive an entry into every Tokyo 2020 Olympic sailing event.

    About the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition Qualification System
    The World Championships is the principal qualification ...

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