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    Published on 03-22-2017 03:15 PM

    A new sailing class is hitting the West coast of the U.S in 2017

    The Pac52 is a 52’ monohull sailboat. They are a carbon fiber hull built out of a latest generation TP52 hull mold. ...
    Published on 03-21-2017 10:57 AM
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    The 2016-2017 Vendée Globe, a hugely popular event and media success

    The results of the 2016-2017 Vendée Globe show huge increases everywhere: many more people attending the event, unprecedented media coverage and feedback, a record level of international coverage without talking about the very positive race outcome in terms of the rankings. With 29 skippers lining up, 18 were ranked, which is a record number in the history of the Vendée Globe

    With 29 skippers setting sail and 10 nations represented, the 8th Vendée Globe offered a wide range of projects, showing once again the increasing interest of the general public for a race, which brings together sporting performance, technological challenge and human endeavour. This Vendée Globe DNA has over thirty years contributed to the legend of the event.

    In terms of visitor numbers, the last Vendée Globe beat all the records, with 2,250,000 visitors attending (1.5 ...
    Published on 03-21-2017 09:22 AM
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    A closer view of BAR's docking mishap from the other day, plus the Banging The Corners satire...

    Published on 03-21-2017 09:02 AM
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    Vestas 11th Hour Racing launch Volvo Ocean Race campaign with sustainability message

    Vestas are returning to the Volvo Ocean Race for a second consecutive edition, after launching their 2017-18 campaign in partnership with 11th Hour Racing at simultaneous events in Newport, Rhode Island and Aarhus – where it was also announced that the fleet will make a 'fly by' of the Danish city on the final leg ...
    Published on 03-20-2017 04:40 PM
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    Must have no fear of heights.

    Able to grip large metal shafts with bare feet.

    Knowledge of sign language helpful. ...
    Published on 03-20-2017 09:09 AM
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    Since we last check in on Lisa, she has sailed past Cape Horn,
    and is currently dealing with water ingress as she makes her way around Antarctica in her Open 50' Climate Action Now

    "Last night was by far the coldest of the trip to date... Burr... It was so cold that when I went to bite into a mini mars bar I almost broke my ...
    Published on 03-20-2017 08:57 AM
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    We were lucky to escape the clutches of a tricky start line as the combination a building flood, inconsistent wind, RC postponements and a cluster of late starters all conspired to ensnare us before we could get away, yet somehow we managed to separate from ...
    Published on 03-19-2017 06:42 PM
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    Heavy billows of smoke come from boats that caught fire in an Alameda marina. (Credit: Roy Cockrell)

    ALAMEDA — The Alameda Fire Department is investigating the cause of a ...
    Published on 03-19-2017 06:21 PM
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    Saturdays revamped BAMA Double Handed Farallones race featured more choices on course options, 80 boats registered,
    light wind, medium winds flat seas and a start that can only be described as organized chaos. With light wind at the 08:00 start
    and an unexpectedly strong flood right along the shoreline, officials postponed the original start, ...
    Published on 03-19-2017 05:20 PM
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    Richard Gladwell of Sail-world.com talks specific of the new Pac52 design with Mitch Cookson and Bill Erkelens...

    The first of two new-build Pacific 52's from Auckland's Cookson Boats is now sailing in San Francisco.

    Invisible Hand for San Francisco's Frank Slootman replaces his earlier RP63 of the same name. She will soon be joined by a second Cookson build, Bad Pack (Tom Holthus) from the same moulds.

    A third, RIO 52 is for RIO 100 supermaxi owner Manouch Moshayedi.

    The three new builds will join three existing 52fters to form the nucleus of a new level rating Pacific ...
    Published on 03-18-2017 12:09 PM
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    The pursuit classes at the Bucket enjoyed mild conditions today for their kick-off race in St. Barths, with mostly 15-16 knots of breezes and a manageable sea state prevailing on a 19.5 - 23.9 nm course that circled the island in a counter-clockwise direction. WinWin, Ganesha, Wisp, Perseus^3, and Q were all winners today, giving them a leg up on three races scheduled for each ...
    Published on 03-17-2017 12:00 PM
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    A Good Day to be an Old J: Velsheda Tops her Newer Counterparts

    Velsheda’s clean, smart start at the race committee end of the line this morning foreshadowed her brilliant performance to come over the rest of the race and the day, as the J Class started its Bucket Regatta series and chalked up two windward-leeward (twice around) races in a testing breeze of 15-22 knots. Winning the J Class’s Kings Hundred Guinea Cup, a coveted trophy ...
    Published on 03-16-2017 04:45 PM
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    By Danny Boyle & Olivia Rudgard / THe Telegraph

    British deckhand, 18, dies after falling from mast of luxury yacht she was cleaning 'when ropes came undone'.

    A British teenager has died after falling from the mast of a luxury yacht she was cleaning in Jamaica when the ropes are said to have come undone. ...
    Published on 03-16-2017 02:52 PM
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    San Francisco Baykeeper helped craft newly proposed state legislation that would change dredged mud from a waste product to a resource for restoring the Bay’s dwindling wetlands. Building up wetlands ...
    Published on 03-16-2017 09:43 AM
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    Grand Illusion
    Santa Cruz 70 - 97
    Speed: 9.7 knots @ 76.16°
    Skipper: James McDowell
    Owner: Edward McDowell
    Position at: 16 Mar 2017 09:33 -07:00
    Lat/Lon: 22° 52.17 N, 109° 56.33 W
    DTF: Finished ...
    Published on 03-16-2017 09:26 AM
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    Top female sailors Carolijn Brouwer and Marie Riou join Dongfeng Race Team for Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18

    Dongfeng Race Team have selected Carolijn Brouwer and Marie Riou for their Volvo Ocean Race campaign in 2017-18 – a move that confirms the impact of a rule change introduced by the race to encourage mixed male-female crews

    Dongfeng Race Team have selected Carolijn Brouwer and Marie Riou for their Volvo Ocean Race campaign in 2017-18 – a move that ...
    Published on 03-16-2017 08:05 AM
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    The two sleds, Edward McDowells Grand Illusion and Brack Duker's Holua are dashing towards the finish and are less than 2 hours away
    from the finish, meanwhile Zephyrus and Mighty Merloe wrapped ...
    Published on 03-15-2017 05:03 PM
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    With the generous sunshine and temps in the 70's, tranquil waters and a feel good vibe on the water,
    66 boats gathered off of Southampton Shoal on Sunday awaiting the wind to arrive. The 1st downright
    warm weekend and sunny of the year. Throw in the family ambiance the Big Daddy left in his wake, and
    the "no need to rush, we have an extra hour to play with" sentiment, crews milled about the start area
    enjoying some chill time and visiting with others they may have not seen much of over this past wet and chilly winter.

    While the start of the race was slightly delayed, with a pair of Cal 20's getting ...
    Published on 03-15-2017 04:01 PM
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    Phaedo3 has taken line honors in the 2017 NHYC Cabo race, crossing the finish line at 15:35
    this afternoon, completing the 800nm course in 3 Days, ...
    Published on 03-15-2017 09:51 AM
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    Over the weekend, a group of family and friends of the late Bobby Grieser gathered in San Diego at the South Western Yacht Club
    to celebrate his life and times. The celebration would continue aboard the replica vessel ...

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