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    Published on 04-28-2015 10:00 AM
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    Just announced, a proposed Foiling World Cup.

    To be held in 2016.

    Still in the rough stages of planning, exact locations, boats manufactures etc.

    ...
    Published on 04-27-2015 03:34 PM
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    Day 7 at Sea

    I can’t believe we’ve already been at sea for a week. We’re settling into life on Doris, although some quite strong north westerly winds mean that we remain rather frustratingly close to the U.S. Coast.

    This morning didn’t start well. After an uncomfortable night, during which we had a rope out behind the boat, I got up feeling unwell. I was then hauling in the rope from our stern ...
    Published on 04-27-2015 02:58 PM
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    The names of the dead and those feared lost after Saturday's Mobile Bay storm are still closely guarded by officials as family members are notified and given space to grieve and, in many cases, maintain hope.

    A second night of searching is currently underway in the waters in-between Middle Bay Lighthouse and Dauphin Island.

    But the fellowship of southern sailors is a small one in coastal Alabama, and according to one man who survived the Dauphin Island Regatta, the victims were the subject of quiet conversation at Mobile Yacht Club Saturday night.

    "Those of us that were out there, we all race and sail together," said Joshua Edwards. "We knew who those people were.

    "Most of us still know the names of the people they're still looking for."

    Edwards said MYC members and guests quietly exchanged personal information Saturday night, still putting together details from the 57th annual regatta that ended with tears and rescue efforts, instead of trophies and cocktails.

    Rare race imagery

    The 32-year-old Mobile man said he skippered his parents' boat, St. Somewhere, ...
    Published on 04-27-2015 02:24 PM
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    Lloyd Thornburg and his team came to Antigua Sail Week to participate in three record attempts and has sailed away with a hatrick of records.

    On Friday the 24th of April Phaedo3 ...
    Published on 04-27-2015 09:47 AM
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    Saturday's OYRA Season Opener contestants were greeted with a chilling reminder that April showers are sometimes generated from storms of high latitude. A late season front from Alaska passed through overnight and on it's heels, large, confused swell and brisk north west winds with a bit of a bite. A 2.6 knot ebb ...
    Published on 04-26-2015 04:46 PM
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    It's not often we get wowed by videos of kitesurfing, but Cynthia Brown has put together a dazzler that is well worth a look!

    Check ...
    Published on 04-26-2015 08:47 AM
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    Unbelievable video of the fast moving front as it tore through the fleet of sailboats on Mobile Bay during Saturday's
    Dauphin Island Race. Click video link below to watch!


    www.al.com's Michael Dumas covers Saturday's surprise weather system that took the participants and organizers
    of Mobile Bay by surprise and wreaked havok on the Dauphin Island Regatta:

    A day that should have been a sailor's delight, with winds around 15 knots, turned into a nightmare for dozens of participants in Saturday's Dauphin Island Regatta ...
    Published on 04-25-2015 09:30 AM
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    The wind having done a 180° turn into the south overnight created a very tricky situation on the water for day two of racing at the Marseille Test Event for the 2015 Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour. As usual the thermal sea breeze attempted to overcome the gradient wind, but today this transition turned out to be a prolonged fight lasting the duration of the afternoon with massive shifts, frequently shutting down completely ...
    Published on 04-25-2015 09:12 AM
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    Great Salt Lake • The saltiest sailors on the planet watched their sailboats get hoisted out of the Great Salt Lake Marina on Thursday and wondered when they might feel the rush of wind across the water again.

    The only operating public marina on Utah's inland sea was hopping as state park managers, members of the Great Salt Lake Yacht Club, a crane company and ...
    Published on 04-23-2015 04:48 PM
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    Dean Barker has been linked to a new Japanese America's Cup syndicate, expected to be announced next week.

    An Asian entry has long been touted and it appears the decision to downscale the boats and cut costs for the 2017 regatta has landed Japanese interest, backed by billionaire banker Masoyashi Son.

    The Independent ...
    Published on 04-23-2015 10:43 AM
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    Larchmont, NY (April 23, 2015) – Quantum Key West Race Week will continue thanks to the organizational expertise of a new ownership group and the ongoing support of its title sponsor – Quantum Sail Design Group. The Storm Trysail Club is pleased to announce that it has come to an agreement with Premiere Racing to take over ownership and management of the prestigious ...
    Published on 04-23-2015 10:35 AM
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    Yachting World's form editor David Glen snapped this image at Cherbourg Marina in Normandy, France.

    Worth a caption ...
    Published on 04-23-2015 09:35 AM
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    The 4 ladies on the 29' rowing vessel Doris have been toughing out the rough conditions 20 or so miles of the California coastline
    and getting a big southerly push in the process. For a while it appeared they might even be headed to shore but as the latest blog indicates,
    the crew is just getting their sea legs and starting to enjoy the conditions a tad more:




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    Day 3 at Sea

    Today has been a bit of a frustrating day, but we are learning ...
    Published on 04-23-2015 09:02 AM
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    In celebration of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston’s historic 1968/9 world first solo non-stop circumnavigation in the Sunday Times Golden Globe Yacht Race, a new Golden Globe Race will be staged to mark ...
    Published on 04-22-2015 02:49 PM
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    One-design sailors were treated to summer breezes in the 20s at J/Fest and Resin Regatta hosted out of the St. Francis and San Francisco Yacht Clubs this past weekend.


    Summer is back on the San Francisco Bay. J/Fest hosted at the St. Francis Yacht Club included almost 50 boats across five classes, from J/70s, to J/24s, J/105s, J/111s, and J/120s, while the San Francisco Yacht Club hosted another 30 boats in the Resin Regatta, the Melges 24s, Express ...
    Published on 04-21-2015 03:53 PM
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    This week, after 2 near misses finally Ryan Houston and Gerd-Jan Poortman round the legendary Cape Horn with the fleet ...
    Published on 04-21-2015 03:02 PM
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    At 02:30 April 20th, 4 brave women pushed off from the docks in Horseshoe Cove, located in the shadow of the North Tower of the Golden Gate Bridge. The British women rowed into the darkness and cold, foggy Golden Gate Straits on the beginning of the ebb tide, getting a bit of an assist from the pull of the moon and the sun as they began the 1st leg of their journey across the Pacific, San Francisco to Hawaii, a 2,400 nm trip as the crow flies. Add deviations from wind and current, the trip is closer to 3,000 miles.

    Lead ...
    Published on 04-21-2015 09:20 AM
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    ALICANTE, Spain, April 21 - They’ve been back on the water for less than 48 hours since leaving Itajaí, Brazil - but the 5,010-nautical mile (nm) Leg 6 race to Newport, Rhode Island is already taking its toll on Dongfeng Race Team.

    The Chinese boat, skippered by Charles Caudrelier (FRA), was forced to suspend racing in Leg 5 due to a damaged mast.

    And, before its crew has even had a chance to adjust back into offshore life, bad ...
    Published on 04-20-2015 02:10 PM
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    BIG MOVES ON FINAL DAY AS 20TH EDITION OF
    SPERRY CHARLESTON RACE WEEK WRAPS UP




    CHARLESTON, South Carolina (April 19, 2015)—With an early start time, a moderate yet consistent breeze from the southeast, and a ripping tide pouring out of Charleston Harbor, the overall victories and podium finishes were up for grabs throughout most of the fleet at Sperry Charleston Race Week 2015. Unlike Saturday’s action, the early breeze meant three short, intense races in some classes and two in others, allowing a few teams to sew up runaway victories ...
    Published on 04-20-2015 11:18 AM
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    The annual nod to all things J-Boats, St Francis Yacht Club's J-Fest host 5 classes of J's
    The 24s, the 111's, the 70's, the 120's and the 125's over the weekend on the City Front
    and for the big boats deep into the Central Bay. Saturday's racing started mild mild and turned wild
    as the bay lit up with 25-30 knot, cold, moist Pacific winds funneling through the Gate and into the slot. ...

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