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    Published on 08-06-2020 04:28 PM
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    Onboard update from Amory as the team closes out their third day at sea for their Atlantic crossing training sail from France to Newport, RI:

    48 0.476n
    016 11.906w
    Foggy, sea temp 22C
    13kts of wind, 14kts of boatspeed
    Upwind, flat seas with a long swell
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    Published on 08-05-2020 05:52 PM
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    Lia has found the trade winds and following seas and is now moving in a positive direction,
    even when not rowing. She now has time to make some repairs, get rest and write more prolifically.
    Her latest verbiage below!
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    Published on 08-05-2020 01:07 PM
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    3 Men Marooned in the Pacific Are Rescued After Writing SOS in the Sand
    Three days after their boat ran out of fuel and drifted off course in Micronesia, the men were found in good condition after a plane saw their giant ...
    Published on 08-05-2020 09:54 AM
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    image©andrea francolini

    SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week 2020 cancelled



    The SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week (SMIRW) 2020 committee has made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s regatta, which was to ...
    Published on 08-04-2020 12:19 PM



    An unprecedented race, extreme conditions, a fierce battle: relive the prelude of the Vendee Globe from the inside ! ...
    Published on 08-04-2020 12:16 PM
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    Two Hands Is Better Than No Hands

    The YRA Announces 2 Double Handed Events That Will Move Forward (we hope)

    Get on it!




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    Published on 08-03-2020 12:18 PM
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    all images © Rick Tomlinson

    A race around the Isle of Wight on Saturday 1st August marked the return to competitive racing at the Royal Ocean Racing Club, the first since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    133 boats took part with Mike Bartholomew’s Tokoloshe II taking the double win for Monohull Line Honours and the race overall after IRC Time Correction. Multihull Line Honours went to PowerPlay, helmed by Peter Cunningham.

    Class Winners included; Giovanni Belgrano’s Whooper ...
    Published on 08-03-2020 07:54 AM
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    3rd August 2020

    DESIGNED TO FLY

    It was August 2012 when the sailing world was turned upside down by a 72-foot catamaran flying in the Hauraki Gulf. Emirates Team New Zealand had brought foiling to the America’s Cup and changed the face of top-level yacht racing forever.

    Since then the increase in performance for America’s Cup ...
    Published on 08-03-2020 07:41 AM
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    IF MARK FOY WAS ALIVE TODAY



    The man responsible for the birth of 18-Footer racing some 128 years ago (January 1892) was a leading Sydney retailer named Mark Foy, who was a keen sailor as well as being a very successful businessman with an acute eye for promotion.

    Mark Foy, the father of 18 Footers

    After moving to Sydney with his brother in 1885, the pair set up a business under the name of Mark Foy’s, then later opened a large retail department store near Hyde Park in the Sydney CBD area.
    In 1904, Foy also opened the Hydro Majestic Hotel at Medlow Bath ...
    Published on 07-31-2020 12:29 PM
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    11th Hour Racing Team Adds America’s Cup Winner and Former Ocean Race Champion to Transatlantic Sail
    July 31, 2020 (Newport, Rhode Island) – 11th Hour Racing Team announced the addition of several high-profile sailors to its training crew this week with five-time Ocean Race veteran ...
    Published on 07-31-2020 08:45 AM
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    Get to know Ambassador François Gabart
    Our first Ambassador from France, François Gabart is a skipper, competitor, and engineer currently focused on building a new Ultim (a 100-foot multihull) and opening MerConcept’s new office. Versatile, curious, and hard-working, François revealed his sailing potential ...
    Published on 07-31-2020 08:39 AM
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    Thrust plus lift minus drag equals pucker ...
    Published on 07-29-2020 08:49 AM
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    A fisherman lost at sea for 14 days off the coast of Florida has been rescued by the United States Coast Guard this week.
    Alvin McCallister, 72, was found on a small rocky islet 200 miles off ...
    Published on 07-28-2020 11:58 AM
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    Women at the Helm
    by Kurt Hoehne

    The Pacific Northwest has a proud tradition of women "being at the helm." All woman racing crews have participated in all of the areas major events including the Vic-Maui race. The Seattle Women's Sailing Association and Tacoma Women's Sailing Association have both been successful ...
    Published on 07-27-2020 01:09 PM
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    Like a kite out of control and no way to reign it back in, the COVID pandemic has claimed yet another casualty
    as the 2020 Big Boat Series has been officially cancelled. Apologies to any seahawks fans who have been affected
    by this news, or the pics of their boat, which we will not name...



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    Published on 07-27-2020 11:33 AM
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    Kingdom Team Netherlands wins the second Event of the Persico 69F Cup


    There are many different ways to send messages to your opponents. For example, if your goal is to train for the Youth America’s Cup, you could go to Gargnano, participate in the Grand Prix 1.2 of the Persico 69F CUP – the only foil monotype for crew currently available to train on for the important event in February 2021 – and win; perhaps in the last available race, perhaps even beating some crews with Olympians on board; you could also win five runs out of 12 raced, including – and decisively – the last run worth double-points.

    Here, in summary, ...
    Published on 07-27-2020 10:37 AM
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    It's been one of those years, largely forgettable in many ways, but unforgettable in other ways.

    Maybe the will be an abandon ...
    Published on 07-27-2020 10:34 AM
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    Registration is now open for the 2020 SSS Round the Rocks Race on Saturday August 8th! Note that there will be both Singlehanded and Doublehanded divisions. Please ...
    Published on 07-27-2020 09:25 AM
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    Auckland, New Zealand - New York Yacht Club American Magic, U.S. Challenger for the 36th America's Cup, completed a milestone five-hour sailing session on Auckland's Waitematā Harbour on Monday. The team's AC75 racing yacht, DEFIANT, ...
    Published on 07-25-2020 01:22 PM
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    Hurricane Douglas is approaching the Hawaiian Islands, and is forecast to weaken before impact
    is felt, but large surf and torrential rains with inundate the Island over the next 48 hours!


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