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    Published on 07-04-2020 12:04 PM
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    Ocean waves crashed over the sand at the Balboa Pier in Newport Beach and into parking lots and streets, destroying a sailboat because of the dangerous combination ...
    Published on 07-04-2020 11:39 AM
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    All images © Eloi Stichelbaut

    The start of the Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d’Olonne Race saw a fleet of 20 IMOCAs foiling away from the start box outside Les Sables d’Olonne after the most unusual build-up in racing history.

    There was no dock-out surrounded by thousands of fans and only a small spectator fleet as the IMOCA class got down to business for the first time this year with its unique “warm-up” race for the 2020 ...
    Published on 07-03-2020 11:27 AM
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    RACE PREVIEW - THE ACTION BEGINS FOR THE IMOCA CLASS WITH THE UNIQUE CHALLENGE OF THE VENDÉE-ARCTIQUE-LES SABLES D’OLONNE RACE





    After the unprecedented interruption of the IMOCA racing season because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the action on the water is finally about to start with the innovative new ‘Arctique’ race. (Start 4th of July, 3.30pm CET)

    The Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d’Olonne race, with a unique course, a modified race organisation to meet the requirements of public ...
    Published on 06-29-2020 04:29 PM
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    DEFIANT ARRIVES IN AUCKLAND
    Auckland, New Zealand - DEFIANT, the first AC75 racing yacht built for New York Yacht Club American Magic, Challenger for the 36th America’s Cup, has arrived in New Zealand. ...
    Published on 06-29-2020 12:16 PM
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    "The first (annual) Salish 200 is now complete with all boats safely off of the course! It was an epic run up and around the San Juans, and an equally exciting adventure for the handful of boats that went for the Puget Sound 100. Congratulations to Jonathan McKee and Matt Pistay on Dark Star for winning the Salish 200, and to Ben Glass and team ...
    by Published on 06-29-2020 10:08 AM
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    St Maarten to reopen to tourists from July 1
    By David Robinson, IBI News June 29, 2020

    American and European visitors to be allowed in as of Wednesday
    ...
    Published on 06-29-2020 09:11 AM
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    Informants Outed by Emirates Team New Zealand.
    Auckland, New Zealand - 29th June 2020

    Six months ago Emirates Team New Zealand and ACE (America’s Cup Event Ltd) became suspicious that we had informants in the event organisation (ACE), and these suspicions were confirmed when we had confidential and sensitive information coming ...
    Published on 06-27-2020 10:37 AM
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    .... there is a way...

    Who wants to take a stab at it?

    Clicky ...
    Published on 06-26-2020 06:24 PM




    Auckland, New Zealand - 27th June 2020

    26th of June in Bermuda and the 27th of June in New Zealand, no matter what year, will always be a day of reflection of winning the 35th America’s Cup for many kiwis.

    In the three years since, things have quietly, but frantically, ...
    Published on 06-25-2020 05:07 PM
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    Let's go !
    06/25/2020



    The start of the 17th edition of the Solo Maître CoQ was given this Thursday at 1:15 pm, off the Sables d'Olonne. The 30 sailors in the running then set off on a 340-mile course between Belle-Ile, Yeu and Ré, propelled by a northwest wind blowing between 5 and 6 knots. A flow which quickly ran out of steam to almost completely desert the water during ...
    Published on 06-25-2020 12:07 PM
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    To reconnect with competition and life in the open sea, to qualify for the Vendée Globe ... and possibly win, the Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne, which will start on July 4 at 3:30 p.m., contains a thousand challenges.

    This first edition, organized to replace the New York-Vendée-Les Sables d'Olonne which should have started on June 16, is an essential step for skippers in their preparation for the solo round the world trip which will start on November 8. This demanding and attractive new route to Iceland and the Azores also gives you dreams in a very particular ...
    Published on 06-24-2020 08:45 PM



    After her trip around the world, Te Aihe is getting close to hitting the water once again. ...
    Published on 06-24-2020 04:38 PM
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    Adventure long distance rower Lia Ditton departed San Francisco Bay a week ago in her attempt to set a new record
    for the 2,200+ mile crossing to Honolulu. Her voyage has already been fraught with danger, the latest being
    a large shark that seems attracted to her ...
    Published on 06-24-2020 03:14 PM
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    Marblehead, Massachusetts has produced a steady stream of America’s Cup talent for well over a century, with sailors like Charles Francis Adams, Ted Hood and Jud Smith leading the way. ...
    Published on 06-24-2020 12:43 PM
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    Tuesday, June 23, 2020 (BRISTOL, R.I.) – On Tuesday, June 23, US Sailing announced revisions to their Selection Procedures, which included the conclusion of the Men’s 470 Olympic Trials based ...
    Published on 06-24-2020 11:35 AM
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    IAIN MURRAY: "THE AMERICA'S CUP HAS ALWAYS BEEN SUCH A DESIGN CONTEST"
    In April Iain Murray was announced as the Race Director of the 36th America's Cup. It will be the third time that Murray has done this job. His career in the America’s Cup has included roles as skipper and designer, ...
    Published on 06-24-2020 11:35 AM
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    Story by Michael Ellis

    The native Americans called them the Islands of the Dead and never set foot on them, at least not earthly feet. The first European to see them was the Portuguese explorer, Cabrillo, employed by Spain sailing off the coast in 1542. But the first human to actually walk on the island was Francis Drake. After spending five weeks on the Point Reyes peninsula during the summer ...
    Published on 06-24-2020 09:44 AM
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    The owners and organisers of La Solitaire du Figaro, OC Sport Pen Duick, have confirmed that the flagship race of the French Elite Offshore Racing Championship will go ahead at the end of the summer.

    As many as 35 solo sailors are expected on ...
    Published on 06-22-2020 05:21 PM
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    Seabrook, TX- The inaugural RS21 North American Championships hosted by Lakewood Yacht Club featured a competitive fleet of 17 teams with 24 races sailed over 3 days. The Lucky Dog Racing Team helmed by Travis Weisleder with crew Chandler Self, Marcus Eagan, and John Bowden dominated the event winning 11 of 15 races sailed.

    The final day was separated into Gold and Silver fleet sailing 3 races ...
    Published on 06-22-2020 04:56 PM
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    Over the weekend, a gathering of Int 110's gathered at the Inverness YC for a bit of buoy rounding!

    While the COVID 19 pandemic certainly slowed many regattas to ...

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