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    Published on 10-16-2018 09:48 AM
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    A Glorious Saturday for PSSC, and Tragedy Averted

    Story by Kurt Hoehne www.sailish.com

    October 16, 2018 Puget Sound Sailing Championship

    all pics ©Jan's Marine Pics

    The Saturday of CYC-Seattle’s PSSC regatta this past weekend was one for the ages – 18-22 knot winds, big waves, bright sun, grins galore, and at least one tragedy averted.

    When Tantivy‘s skipper Stuart Burnell ...
    Published on 10-15-2018 03:18 PM
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    Jean-Luc Van Den Heede first into the Pacific
    Abhilash Tomy on the mend after major back surgery
    Gregor McGuckin returns home to Irish welcome
    Dateline 16:30 UTC 15.10.2018 – Les Sables d’Olonne, France

    Jean-Luc Van Den Heede continues to extend his lead over the 7 remaining Golden Globe Race yachts now stretched across 4,800 miles of the Southern Ocean. This last weekend saw the 73 year old Frenchman follow in the wake of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston’s yacht Suhaili 50 years ago by cutting inside Stewart Island on the southern tip of New Zealand to navigate ...
    Published on 10-15-2018 02:23 PM
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    The Etchells Pre Worlds are hosting 73 competitors at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron in the Moreton Bay
    race area over the next couple days. If Sunday's conditions are any indicator of what sailors are in for, it will be a
    rough and tumble affair for this and the Etchells Worlds which will follow suit October 18 through October ...
    Published on 10-15-2018 10:06 AM
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    - National team headed by Tom Slingsby features some of Australia’s most decorated sailors and Australia’s most successful Ironman Ky Hurst.
    - Australia to host first SailGP race in Sydney Harbour, February 2019.
    - Teams will race identical wingsailed F50s – supercharged catamarans capable of breaking the 50-knot barrier – competing for championship trophy and US$1 million prize.

    Published on 10-15-2018 09:24 AM
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    Just when you thought the most recent super typhoon, Mangkhut levied major damage on all the recreation yachts in the Hong Kong area, comes proof otherwise, that yachting is very much alive and well on the south east coast of Asia, with the reports coming in from the RHKYC's China Coast Regatta, part of the RYKYC's China Coast Race Week:

    All pix � Guy Nowell/RHKYC

    China Coast Regatta Day 1
    October 12, 2018

    There were perfect conditions across the race track for Day 1 of the China Coast Regatta with blue skies and a 10 to 15kts north easterly ...
    Published on 10-14-2018 01:22 PM
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    Freides Wins Second Consecutive Melges 20 World Championship Title

    Cagliari, Italy (October 13, 2018) - All it took was one last, wild ride on Saturday, the final day of competition at the 2018 Melges 20 World Championship hosted by Yacht Club Cagliari, to give the International Melges 20 Class Association its second-ever, double, back-to-back World Champion - Drew Freides' PACIFIC YANKEE. His magic combination team of tactician Morgan Reeser and crew Charlie Smythe came from third to finish first overall, crowning them ...
    Published on 10-14-2018 12:43 PM
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    2,689 Boats Participated in the 50th Annual Barcolana with Spirit of Portopiccolo winning after completing the race in only 57.04 minutes. Second: Ottica Inn – Tempus Fugit, third: Way of Life.

    Viriella, the largest sailboat to ever compete in a Barcolana regatta, ranks fourth, followed by: Woodpecker Cube, Pendragon, Anemos, Ancilla Domini, ...
    Published on 10-12-2018 12:59 PM
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    Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 12 pm, while the Sea Rescuers of the station SNSM Auray - La Trinité return after a rescue exercise, they are called for a boat participating in the challenge ...
    Published on 10-12-2018 11:24 AM
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    Definitely, Mark Slats is really struggling with Tasmania! He can no longer have those north-East winds that mishandle his boat by forcing ...
    Published on 10-12-2018 10:59 AM
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    After the storms, torrential rain and general greyness of the last days, the Rade de Toulon was in an entirely different mood for day two of the GC32 TPM Med Cup, the final event of the GC32 Racing Tour, held with support from Toulon Provence Mediterranée and the city of Toulon.

    A swell remained rolling in from the east, drummed up by the previous days’ strong winds, but it had decreased and conditions were otherwise those for which the Cote d’Azur is world famous, with 10-15 knot winds and the sun in a clear sky. ...
    Published on 10-12-2018 10:40 AM
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    Jim Cooney & Samantha Grant’s super-maxi Comanche is at Newcastle and is the first yacht headed south towards Wollongong – cementing a superb start to the Newcastle Bass Island Race, the third Race in the Audi Centre Sydney Blue Water Pointscore Series.

    Comanche is predicted to round Bass Island, just north of Port Kembla, and return north, finishing as early as 0845 Saturday.

    As of midnight, Comanche enjoys a 16-nautical-mile ...
    Published on 10-11-2018 03:07 PM
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    A dazzling display on the water from Alina Kornelli (GER) ensured she remains top of the Girl’s Kiteboarding fleet at the Youth Olympic Sailing Competition at Club Nautico San Isidro, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

    With lighter windspeeds than the previous day, all three classes were able to race. Windsurfing reverted back to fleet racing, and though Kiteboarding was initially affected by a postponement which saw them return to shore, the wind picked up sufficiently for them to return to the water.

    Kornelli has won four out of five races so far, including ...
    Published on 10-11-2018 11:31 AM
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    Cagliari, Italy (October 11, 2018) - After yesterday's opening race day postponement, the weather cooperated in Cagliari, Italy on Day Two, officially getting 2018 Melges 20 World Championship racing underway.

    It was obvious that all the teams were feeling the pressure to do well. The high and choppy waves were challenging, whereas the only thing the fleet seemed at ease with was the moderate 12 knots of breeze.

    The American teams however were by far the ...
    Published on 10-11-2018 10:29 AM
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    The largest fleet in the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe 2018 – the solo transatlantic race that starts from St Malo on November 4th – is the Class40 monohull division with 53 sailors taking part.

    This record entry, that makes up almost half ...
    Published on 10-10-2018 01:50 PM
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    FRENCH UPDATE 10/10/2018 : #GGR2018

    100 days! Just over 100 days ago, the skippers of the golden globe race 2018 took the departure of the sands of olonne, 100 days without interruption that they trace their ephemeral wake around the globe, on this immense sea at So many faces. Left five days ago from Hobart's drop point in an ideal weather, ...
    Published on 10-10-2018 01:31 PM
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    After some cage rattling, we managed to scare up some answers:

    The Location for the SF Village will indeed be between the StFYC and the GGYC

    The setup will probably start for a week to 10 days ...
    Published on 10-10-2018 09:56 AM
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    image: Alan Dep/Marin IJ

    The Marin IJ's Matthew Pera reports on impending failure of the Belvedere Seawall:

    Belvedere officials this week declared a state of ...
    Published on 10-10-2018 09:08 AM
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    One Week After Historic Global Launch, SailGP Unveils U.S. Team, Details of Two U.S. Races

    The five members of the U.S. SailGP Team are: Rome Kirby, 29, of Newport, Rhode Island (helmsman); Riley Gibbs, 22, of Long Beach, California (wing trimmer); Hans Henken, 26, of
    Published on 10-10-2018 08:53 AM
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    German's first bullet of the regatta underscores consistency and competitiveness of 2018 fleet

    CHICAGO, IL (October 9, 2018): The culmination of the 2018 Farr 40 World Championship served up nail-biting competition, coming down to the final race of the event as Wolfgang Schaefer's Struntje light edged out Alex Roeper's Plenty ...
    Published on 10-09-2018 12:01 PM
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    October 8, 2018

    Day 4

    Noon Position: 29 21N 130 33W

    Course/Speed: SSW 6

    Wind: NNE to NE 15 – 18

    Sea: NNE to 10

    Sky: Overcast with drizzle

    Bar: 1020, falling

    Cabin Degrees Fahrenheit: 72

    Water Degrees Fahrenheit: 69

    Percent Relative Humidity: 74

    Sail: Both genoas poled out; Mo is running dead downwind.

    Noon-to-Noon ...

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