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    Published on 04-26-2018 10:02 AM
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    INEOS, one of the world’s largest manufacturing companies, is to launch a challenge for the 2021 America’s Cup.

    INEOS has formed INEOS Team GB and is making the biggest ever British investment in the America’s Cup in an unprecedented effort to bring the trophy back to Britain for the first time since the competition was established in 1851.

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    Published on 04-26-2018 09:37 AM
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    All eyes will be on the newly-launched radical Rán VII as the Fast40+ class counts down to the start of the 2018 season in the Solent this weekend (Friday, April 27- Sunday, April 29). The renowned Rán Racing team will also be making their debut in this high-performance planing monohull class and will be ...
    Published on 04-25-2018 05:35 PM
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    Chris Museler wrote this piece for the New York Times




    Libby Greenhalgh was wedged into the navigator’s seat below decks on the Sun Hung Kai-Scallywag when the helmsman shouted repeatedly, “Man overboard.”

    It was before dawn on March 26, and 35-to-45-knot westerly winds had been violently thrashing the competitors in the Volvo Ocean Race for weeks, since they left Auckland, New Zealand, and headed for Itajaí, Brazil, in the seventh leg of the round-the-world event.

    The helmsman hit ...
    Published on 04-25-2018 05:24 PM
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    Cyclone-class patrol coastal USS Zephyr (PC 8) crew conducts ship-to-ship firefighting to extinguish a fire aboard a low-profile go-fast vessel suspected of smuggling in international waters of ...
    Published on 04-25-2018 03:01 PM
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    The latest renditions of grand plans for the Alameda Marina have been released:
    CLICKY

    From what we can gather, all the marina facilities will be shipped west towards Grand Avenue.
    A new hoist to be installed to the west of the existing marina offices.

    Maritime businesses will mostly be compressed into the building which previously held DOER Submersibles
    with a few additional floating shops in that vicinity.

    The old storage area to the east and buildings will be demolished to become residential with a ...
    Published on 04-25-2018 10:12 AM
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    After substantial time spent in Hobart getting Molli repaired, Randall Reeves had a grand new plan:

    The New Plan

    Mo and I will depart for San Francisco non-stop in mid-April and should sail under the Golden Gate Bridge as early as middle June.

    I then plan to begin the Figure 8 route all over again in September of this year.

    When I arrive home, I will have completed a solo circumnavigation of some 25,000 miles via the Southern Ocean and in two stops—not so remarkable except that it may be the longest shakedown cruise in history.


    Yet, nothing worth doing is ever easy and once again, gremlin rear their ugly heads:





    Day 125 (Day 1 of this leg)

    Noon Position: 44.00S 150.46E

    Course/Speed: ...
    Published on 04-25-2018 09:32 AM
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    The BBC Reports


    The director of a yacht management company has been cleared of the manslaughter of four men who died when their vessel capsized in the Atlantic.

    The crew of the Cheeki Rafiki died after the 40ft vessel lost its keel and capsized more than 700 miles off the coast of ...
    Published on 04-25-2018 09:12 AM
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    The giants make landfall in Marseille



    It is in Marseille that the first edition of the Nice UltiMed kicks off tomorrow. For two days, from Wednesday 25 to Thursday 26 April, the local public will be able to get up close and personal ...
    Published on 04-24-2018 02:02 PM
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    Hawaii's annual Lipton Cup regatta took place this weekend off of Kaneohe, O'ahu and included four teams representing different yacht clubs around the state. Sailed in an ocean course outside the Bay to allow for longer leg lengths, the teams were met with brilliant conditions; a 1-2 meter ...
    Published on 04-24-2018 09:10 AM
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    Dongfeng Race Team snuck into the lead on Tuesday as the Volvo Ocean Race fleet continued to skirt Leg 8's first major obstacle – the St Helena High.

    The famed anticyclone is renowned for dominating the South Atlantic and making tricky sailing for Volvo Ocean Race teams heading north or south.

    Constantly expanding and contracting, the St Helena High – also known as the South Atlantic High Pressure Cell – is currently centred ...
    Published on 04-23-2018 03:31 PM
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    2018 OYRA Full Crewed Lightship : One Lump Or Two?


    Adrenalin above and Hano Ho Below



    Saturdays annual kick off to the ORA offshore season, began as scheduled, with 1st gun off the GGYC at 9:30 as scheduled. With 60 boats in 6 division eager to get on the ebb escalator, enjoying light winds and wall to wall sunshine. The RC got two divisions headed out before the wind took a siesta. The lucky early fleets had just enough wind to climb up towards the center span before the breeze ...
    Published on 04-23-2018 08:46 AM
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    Game on as Volvo Ocean Race fleet switches back to race mode

    The Volvo Ocean Race fleet was punching due east on Monday as the sailors settle back into life at sea less than 24 hours into Leg 8.




    Following a big send-off from Itajai, Brazil, on Sunday, the seven-strong fleet – back up to full complement with the welcome return of Vestas 11th Hour Racing and Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag – faced a tricky opening night of unpredictable weather.

    There was little chance ...
    Published on 04-20-2018 03:44 PM
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    If you have never heard of a Starling Dinghy, you are not alone.

    It was not until a few reports from Livesaildie crossed our monitor
    that we were even aware. But in New Zealand they are a quite popular stepping stone for teens to utilize whilst in their formative
    years, a nice, inexpensive trainer for those tweener years.




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    Published on 04-20-2018 02:45 PM
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    ADVENTURE ON THE HIGH SEAS
    A toy pirate ship launched by two young brothers from Aberdeenshire, Scotland has sailed the high seas to Scandinavia. It is now braving the rough seas of the southern Atlantic in a bid to make it all the way to the Americas




    Ollie Ferguson, eight, and Harry, five, from Turriff, ...
    Published on 04-20-2018 11:29 AM
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    Congressional Cup Gives Sailors & Spectators A Taste Of The Wild, Wild, West

    Day2 LONG BEACH, CALIF 19 APRIL 2018 - - More round-ups than a Western movie thrilled spectators, and challenged competitors, on Day Two of the Long Beach Yacht Club Congressional Cup regatta. Dean Barker (USA) and Team American Magic continued to hold the reins at the top of the leaderboard, as racing continued into the second Round Robin.

    As the breeze rocketed up to 18 knots, there were wipe-outs, collisions and protests ...
    Published on 04-20-2018 09:16 AM
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    News from the shores of Lake Macquarie in New South Wales, Australia










    A severe thunderstorm that hit the Hunter last night caused carnage at Belmont 16 Footers yacht club, with strong winds tossing ...
    Published on 04-19-2018 02:05 PM
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    Team SHK/Scallywag pulled up to the dock at the bustling Itajaí Race Village at mid-afternoon on Thursday, completing its delivery trip from the west coast of Chile.

    The boat had previously made landfall in Chile after retiring from Leg 7 following the loss of crew member John Fisher, with a delivery crew taking on the task of getting the boat to Itajaí.

    Now the team is in a race against time to be ready for the Leg 8 to Newport, Rhode Island on Sunday afternoon.











    Neil Cox, the Head of the Boatyard, ...
    Published on 04-18-2018 10:57 PM
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    An Environmental Rescue Startup out of Alameda California has developed a technology
    that just may well rid us of the Pacific Gyre and other open ocean debris fields forever!



    OVER 5 TRILLION PIECES OF PLASTIC CURRENTLY ...
    Published on 04-18-2018 10:47 AM
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    Towed since Sunday, the Maxi Banque Populaire joined late yesterday the port of Casablanca after traveling the 130 miles that separated it from the coast.
    The technical ...
    Published on 04-18-2018 09:15 AM
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    Prepare yourselves, Scallywags, because the Scallywag Delivery Team are roughly 200nm away from Itajai!

    Currently located at ...

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