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    Published on 01-18-2022 05:40 PM
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    The modified Volvo 70 L4 Trifork (DEN) finished the RORC Transatlantic Race in an elapsed time of 9 days 10 hrs 27 mins and 58 secs on the 10th day of the race © Arthur Daniel/RORC

    DAY 11 - 18 JAN

    At sunset on the tenth day of the RORC Transatlantic Race, the modified Volvo 70 L4 Trifork (DEN) finished the RORC Transatlantic Race in an elapsed time of 9 days 10 hrs 27 mins and 58 secs. L4 Trifork ...
    Published on 01-18-2022 02:07 PM
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    The eruption of the Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha'apai volcano on Saturday was so large, it was a spectacle best appreciated from space.

    The eruption was remarkable in that it involved the simultaneous formation of a volcanic ash plume, an atmospheric shock wave and a series of tsunami waves.
    While details are still emerging and we are still within an eruption episode that could have more twists and turns, there are several pieces of ...
    Published on 01-18-2022 10:57 AM
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    75 boats in 10 divisions braved the elements and heinous conditions over the MLK Holiday weekend, for the 1st edition of the 2022
    Corinthian Yacht Clubs annual party circuit midwinters. With an early morning warning issued for a potential tsunami from an underground volcano
    explosion in the Kingdom of Tonga, a near full moon ebb on tap and north northeast winds gusting to the low teens, the brave sailors departed ...
    Published on 01-17-2022 11:15 AM

    A very telling video accounting of the January 15th Tsunami, cause by the underwater
    volcanic eruption near Tonga. The Santa Cruz Small Boat ...
    Published on 01-15-2022 09:42 AM
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    January 15th, 2022 – At 01:51:41 local time (05:51:41 UTC, 06:51:41 Italian time), Maserati Multi70 was the first to cross the finish line of the 8th edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race, organized by the Royal Ocean Racing Club in collaboration with Yacht Club de France.

    Skipper Giovanni Soldini sailed together with Vittorio Bissaro, Oliver Herrera Perez, Thomas Joffrin, ...
    Published on 01-14-2022 11:52 AM
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    DAY SEVEN - 14 JAN (0900 UTC)

    On the morning of the seventh day of the RORC Transatlantic Race news in from PowerPlay and Argo confirms they are in sight of each other, 500 miles from the finish. At dawn in Grenada on Saturday 15 January, a grandstand multihull finish is expected at Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina. The wounded beast Maserati is in third. Comanche is under 900 miles from Grenada and odds on for a new monohull race record. L4 Trifork, Phosphorus II and Jangada are estimated to ...
    Published on 01-14-2022 10:49 AM
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    Published on 01-13-2022 12:51 PM
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    DAY SIX - 13 JAN (0900 UTC)

    On the sixth day of the RORC Transatlantic Race a thrilling finish is shaping up for multihull line honours between PowerPlay, Argo and Maserati. The 100ft Maxi Comanche (CAY), skippered by Mitch Booth is estimated to be over two days ahead of the monohull race record and win for the IMA Trophy for monohull line honours. All the crew are well on Black Pearl but there was sad news from the team mid-Atlantic. Plus, updates from Jangada ...
    Published on 01-13-2022 12:01 PM
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    KEY WEST, Fla. - Always remember to tip your server, if you know what's good for you.

    A tourist made a big impression in a Key West bar by ordering drinks three times on New Year's Eve without leaving a tip. That enabled the staff to easily ...
    Published on 01-12-2022 12:09 PM
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    Riding on a better pressure from the northwest, Volvo 70 L4 Trifork (DEN), helmed by Joern Larsen, is reeling in the 100ft Maxi Comanche on day five of the RORC Transatlantic Race © Soren Wiegand/Aksel Magdhal/L4 Trifork

    DAY FIVE - 12 JAN (1200 UTC)

    The RORC Transatlantic Race enters the fifth day with the potential for a real twist of fate at the front of the RORC fleet. Peter Cunningham’s MOD70 PowerPlay (CAY) still leads the multihulls, but as the first boat into an area of light winds, the ‘hunters’ are catching up with their prey. ...
    Published on 01-11-2022 12:22 PM
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    1,900 nm from Grenada -at 0900 UTC on day four of the RORC Transatlantic Race Comanche was doing 24 knots of boat speed! Drone shot credit: Shannon Falcone @racingSF

    DAY FOUR - 11 JAN (0900 UTC)

    Peter Cunningham’s MOD70 PowerPlay (CAY) is over halfway and just two hours outside multihull race record pace. The 100ft Maxi Comanche (CAY), skippered by Mitch Booth, is 1900 miles from Grenada and well inside monohull race record pace. The majority of the RORC fleet are north ...
    Published on 01-10-2022 01:27 PM
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    The new "YRA 16", aka the iconic Blackaller Buoy, on station at 37 48.603', 122 27.982'

    You may have noticed the iconic Blackaller Buoy was sitting pretty low in the water, and was slowly ...
    Published on 01-10-2022 01:09 PM
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    Standby period extended
    Still awaiting a favourable weather window, the Sails of Change team has decided to extend its standby period until the end of January: a very welcome extra fortnight due to the currently unfavourable situation in the Atlantic.

    Throughout the autumn, there hasn’t been a single opportunity to try to beat the round the world record under sail ...
    Published on 01-10-2022 11:04 AM
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    By sunset on the second day of the RORC Transatlantic Race the majority of the record fleet had raced into the wide expanse of the Atlantic Ocean leaving the Canary Islands in their wake. This would normally result in blasting southwest in the trade winds, but this year’s race has a very complex weather scenario for the days ...
    Published on 01-08-2022 10:07 PM
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    The 2022 RORC Transatlantic Race started on time in glorious conditions outside Marina Lanzarote. A flotilla of spectator boats witnessed the spectacle and thousands more watched by live stream, with Vendée Globe star Pip Hare providing commentary. After months of preparation and planning, the 3,000nm race to Grenada has begun for 256 sailors from 27 different countries. The record fleet of 30 boats set off at blistering pace downwind, leaving Lanzarote behind. The RORC fleet will ...
    Published on 01-07-2022 02:20 PM
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    With boat speeds nudging 26 knots, and a nor’east wind strength not far behind, it was survival of the fastest in Race 6 and 7 of the 2022 Red Pumps 16ft skiff Australian Championship today, hosted by Belmont 16s on Lake Macquarie.

    SKE Electrical and Jamesco both snapped their second-rig masts, two boats broke rudders, one snapped its top batten in a bear-away, and there were multiple retirements. Back on shore, crews were applying eye drops by the litre to salve their blood-red peepers, having copped a saltwater fire-hosing.

    Nevertheless, most relished the frenzied, high-speed action: “You’re ...
    Published on 01-07-2022 01:43 PM
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    New York Yacht Club to Challenge for 37th America’s Cup with American Magic
    NEW YORK, N.Y. — Earlier this week the Trustees of the New York Yacht Club approved a challenge for the 37th edition of the America’s Cup, sailing’s most prestigious trophy.

    Published on 01-07-2022 12:34 PM
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    Over 30 Boats Registered for the
    2022 Puerto Vallarta Race

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    San Diego, CA (January 7, 2022) Thirty-two boats are already registered for the 2022 Puerto Vallarta (PV) Race scheduled for March 10-18, 2022. Although there is still time for new boats to pop up on the entry list, the current list ...
    Published on 01-05-2022 05:10 PM
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    Story by Mark RothfieldMy Sailing.com

    Belmont, Lake Macquarie: Today the sou’east breezes that fluctuate markedly in strength and direction separated the seasoned campaigners from their younger challengers, following Races 4 and 5 of the 21-22 Red Pumps 16ft Skiff Australian Championship.

    The yellow jerseys have been handed to Nathan Wilmot, Brett Davis and Malcolm Page on the borrowed skiff Ronstan, while the venerable Lee Knapton, piloting Bryden’s Lawyers, sits handily in second place.

    Clean starts are critical in a fleet of this calibre, with the first beat largely setting the script for the race, ...
    Published on 01-05-2022 10:38 AM
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    Underdogs bite back at 16ft skiff Nationals

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    If every underdog has its day, today was it at the Red Pumps 16ft skiff Australian Championships being hosted by Belmont 16s.

    Unheralded local boat Domino’s delivered a 1-2 punch to be boat of the day and the new series leader.

    SailGP stars Nathan Outteridge, Tom Slingsby and Iain Jensen also showed that form is temporary but class is permanent. They came to the regatta yesterday, saw how it’s done, then conquered Race 3. They’ve now moved into fourth place overall aboard Fluid, after overnight leaders Moonen Yachts (Daniel Turner) and Ronstan (Nathan Wilmot) had quiet days at the office by ...

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