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    Published on 01-22-2019 10:25 AM
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    Weather forecast from our router Jean-Yves Bernot:

    STILL WITH THE SOUTH ATLANTIC TRADES




    The trade winds in the South Atlantic are fairly dependable and, at this time of year are fairly consistent ...
    Published on 01-22-2019 09:50 AM
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    ENTRANT update FRENCH LANGUAGE! 22/01/2019

    Jean Luc Van Den Heede is now in a position of strength to stay in the head and at the top of the anticyclone that could propel him into the bay of biscay for the last Everything ...
    Published on 01-21-2019 10:35 AM
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    Golden Globe Race
    2 hrs ·

    ETA Jean Luc Van Den Heede is 31st January and all is well onboard. He swaps the rope holding the mast every time he changes the mainsail so he is busy and happy to have a good breeze. He is dreaming of HOME!! Soon.

    Latest Satellite Radio Call
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    Published on 01-21-2019 09:50 AM
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    JULES VERNE TROPHY: EQUATOR RECORD //
    On Monday 21 January at 07h45 UTC, Spindrift 2 broke her own record by just over an hour, by crossing the Equator in 4 days 19 hours 57 minutes. This also gave the black and gold team an advantage of more than 23 hours (180 miles) over the current holders of the Trophy Jules Verne, IDEC Sport. This is the first challenge in the team's quest to beat the round the world record. The time for the passage from Ushant to the ...
    Published on 01-18-2019 12:15 PM
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    UPDATE all Entrants #GGR2018 Jean Luc and Mark Slats decision time,,,!, what will it be???




    Tapio Lehtinen Sailing is enjoying his sail south, deeper into the Southern Ocean toward Cape Horn but GGR have ...
    Published on 01-18-2019 10:50 AM
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    Many around the world were mesmerized with the latest video of a 21' long, 8 foot wide, 5,000 lb great white shark named "Deep Blue"
    seen swimming and feeding on a whale carcass near the Hawaiian Islands. And then there was the blonde snorkeler swimming aside
    the massive pregnant apex predator. And then you might wonder, Who Does That? ...
    Published on 01-18-2019 09:40 AM
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    YANN GUICHARD
    "We have arrived at the Canaries and will be able to see Tenerife in a few minutes! Everything is fine onboard. We are going to go through the middle of the islands as there is not much pressure offshore, so it will be a lot of maneuvers, but everything is OK.

    The trade winds are quite unstable. We were ...
    Published on 01-17-2019 11:06 AM
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    TRACKER

    Mark Slats still pushing north and sailing into the wind looking for the HIGH and talking BIG SHARKS and water..he caught ...
    Published on 01-17-2019 10:22 AM
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    TRACKER





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    Published on 01-17-2019 10:06 AM
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    STARS & STRIPES TEAM USA UNVEILS
    AC75 BUILD AND DESIGN DETAILS

    CHALLENGER AIMS TO CREATE SUSTAINABLE LEGACY
    FOR AMERICAN YACHT INDUSTRY
    LONG BEACH, CA – January 17, 2018 – Stars & Stripes Team USA, American flagged Challenger for the 36th America's Cup, today released additional details outlining their boat build and design process.





    This information comes less than one month after the team revealed, as part of their entry announcement, ...
    Published on 01-16-2019 04:06 PM
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    St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, USA has been selected by World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport, to host the 2019 Nations Cup Grand Final April 9-14, 2019 and will use its matched fleet of J/22s. St. Francis Yacht Club previously hosted in 1995 using J/24s.

    Ten Open and ten ...
    Published on 01-16-2019 11:56 AM
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    A gorgeous selection of images from Chris Schmid/Spindrift Racing of the start of the Jules Verne Record
    attempt at Ouessant, France. Currently, just 7 hours in, Spindrift 2 has a 67 nm lead over Francis Joyon's
    record and has maintained a 31 knot average!


    https://www.spindrift-racing.com/jules-verne/en/live ...
    Published on 01-16-2019 10:31 AM
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    Paul Cayard sheds the racing bib and puts on some snow shoes as he chills out in Antarctica and will be providing some highlights along the way:





    Day 4 of our Antarctic adventure-Position 64S x 62W.

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    Published on 01-16-2019 09:02 AM
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    Yann Guichard and his crew started their world tour at Ushant today, Wednesday, January 16 at 11h 47min 27sec UTC. To win the Jules Verne Trophy they have to recross the line by February 26 at 11h 16m 57sec UTC to break the record, held since 2017 by Francis Joyon and his crew, of 40 days 23h 30m 30s.


    The weather conditions were favourable at the Créac'h lighthouse, which marks one end of the start and finish line of the Jules Verne Trophy course, the round the world sailing record via the three Capes. A southwesterly ...
    Published on 01-15-2019 05:40 PM
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    The negotiated quest to save commercial marine activities and a working waterfront has resulted
    in an opportunity for interested qualified parties that might be interested in taking over the Svendsen's
    boatyard and chandlery. Attached is the PDF Part 1

    Note: The final filing date is April 1st 2019
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    Published on 01-15-2019 03:41 PM




    The 52 Super Series is the pinnacle of Grand Prix monohull racing. The series every element of the sport from the sailor to the ...
    Published on 01-15-2019 12:11 PM
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    Report from yachtingmonthly.com


    Mark Slats, who is less than 50 miles from Golden Globe Race leader Jean-Luc Van Den Heede, has announced he is thinking about retiring from the race after being banned from broadcasting on the Ham Radio Net.

    Race organisers said the ...
    Published on 01-15-2019 10:57 AM
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    Spike in Boat Thefts Results in Advisory from Contra Costa Marine Patrol

    The Marine Services Unit of the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff would like to issue a crime prevention advisory to owners of ...
    Published on 01-15-2019 10:24 AM
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    Day 198 – Mark Slats closes to within 50 miles of Van Den Heede in nail-biting race to the finish
    Difference in distance to finish now reduced to 49 miles
    Slats runs out of fresh water – has been using his emergency desalinator for past week
    Barnacles return
    Questions raised over use of Ham radios
    Dateline: 12:00 UTC 15. 01. 2019 – Les Sables d’Olonne, France


    https://goldengloberace.com/livetracker/


    With less than 1,700 miles back to the finish in Les Sables d’Olonne, 2nd placed Dutchman Mark ...
    Published on 01-14-2019 10:52 AM
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    After two and a half months of stand-by, Spindrift 2 is preparing to leave for a new attempt on the Jules Verne Trophy. The crewed round the world sailing record has been held since 2017 by Francis Joyon, who completed the non-stop course in 40d 23h 30m. Spindrift 2, the giant black and gold 40 metre trimaran, is planning ...

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