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    Published on 02-23-2017 11:00 AM
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    Oracles grinder Graeme Spence gets a close shave during practice in Bermuda.

    All's okay except the loss of some spendy shades, we are told!

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    Published on 02-23-2017 10:52 AM
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    Sam Kronick has put together a very cool animated visualization of marine traffic in and around San Francisco Bay...



    Though it may be easy to overlook from life on land, the waters ...
    Published on 02-23-2017 10:38 AM
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    The All-American Maxi72 battle in the RORC Caribbean 600 lived up to expectations with Hap Fauth's Bella Mente and George Sakellaris' Proteus enjoying an epic match race. The lead in the Maxi72s changed hands on seven occasions during the race. Bella Mente counted 85 sail changes and at one point, both yachts were way-over canvassed, smoking ...
    Published on 02-23-2017 10:23 AM
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    Artemis Racing's new race yacht, “Magic Blue”, was christened today by Torbjörn Törnqvist's wife, Natalia, at a special celebration in Bermuda.

    The launch sees the culmination of more than three years of intense design and development work, which began almost immediately after the finish of the 34th America’s Cup in San Francisco.

    The new America’s Cup Class (ACC) yacht, ...
    Published on 02-22-2017 05:32 PM
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    Slight hiccup in mast stepping adventures today prevented crew from getting the entire rig together,
    but crew has been busy getting her stripped down to Inshore Mode... pipe berths, nav station, cooking station
    head all removed. Maiden SF Bay voyage is imminent!

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    Published on 02-22-2017 05:16 PM
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    George David's American Maxi, Rambler 88 finished the 2017 RORC Caribbean 600 on Wednesday 22 February 2017 at 11 hrs 56 mins 17 secs AST taking Monohull Line Honours.

    This ...
    Published on 02-22-2017 10:29 AM
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    Conrad Colman continues to march to the finish, hoping to arrive bay Friday.
    His latest posts:





    Update, day 108: dodging ships!
    02/21/2017

    You would think that with the boom repaired, sails sorted, and food rationed out I could just kick back and relax on Foresight Natural ...
    Published on 02-22-2017 10:17 AM
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    78 Days at sea, 42 year old British adventurer and big wave surfer, Chris Bertish is nearing the end of his mammoth voyage across the Atlantic:




    http://www.thesupcrossing.com/





    The Crossing

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    Published on 02-22-2017 09:40 AM
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    Photo© Tim Wright/Ocean Images


    Maserati Multi70 finishes a close second in the ninth edition of the RORC Caribbean 600
    The Italian trimaran finished 13 minutes after Phaedo3

    Maserati Multi70, the state-of-the-art ocean racing trimaran skippered by Giovanni Soldini, has finished in second place in the RORC Caribbean 600 Race after a race-long high-speed match race with the American trimaran, Phaedo3.

    Soldini and his seven-man international crew brought Maserati Multi70 across the finish line off ...
    Published on 02-21-2017 02:54 PM
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    Maserati Multi70 in a head to head fight for the lead with Phaedo3





    After 24-hours of racing in the RORC Caribbean 600 Race the Maserati Multi70 trimaran skippered by Italian ocean racer Giovanni Soldini is locked in a fierce struggle for the lead with the race record holder Phaedo3. ...
    Published on 02-21-2017 11:04 AM
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    More Argyll than Antigua




    Tracker

    Posted in News 2017

    After a champagne start to the race there was a huge change in weather conditions by the end of the first day. The low pressure system emanating from the north arrived earlier than anticipated, extinguishing the trade winds to provide a windless night for ...
    Published on 02-21-2017 10:33 AM
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    The Latest Soundings at the harbor entrance at
    Santa Cruz Harbor shows the water depth at lower low water. Even with ...
    Published on 02-21-2017 10:11 AM
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    News Release
    Feb. 21, 2017
    U.S. Coast Guard 11th District PA Detachment San Diego
    San Diego to be designated a Coast Guard City

    Who:

    U.S. Representative Duncan Hunter
    U.S. Representative Scott Peters
    Adm. ...
    Published on 02-21-2017 09:46 AM
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    The 1st leg of Saturday's race in PHRF1



    With lots and lots of recent rain and a huge surge from Oroville Dam sending 100, 000 cubic feet per second in the Feather River, combined with overflowing tributaries along the way, muddy sediment and enormous swaths of dislodged vegetation, has filled San Francisco Bay in recent days. Along with the large rafts of reeds (tules) which flooded coves and marinas north of the Bay Bridge, lurked planks, logs, ...
    Published on 02-21-2017 09:44 AM
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    Rich Wilson takes thirteenth place




    American skipper Rich Wilson crossed the finish line of the Vendée Globe solo round the world race off Les Sables d'Olonne on the west coast of France this afternoon (Tuesday 21/02) at 1250hrs UTC. From the fleet of 29 boats which started the 27,440 miles singlehanded race from Les Sables d'Olonne on Sunday November 6th, Wilson and Great American IV secure 13th place in an elapsed time of 107 days 48 mins 18 ...
    Published on 02-20-2017 01:30 PM
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    Photos Rachel Fallon-Langdon / Team Phaedo

    Words Team Maserati


    Giovanni Soldini’s Maserati Multi70 trimaran starts RORC Caribbean 600 Race in Antigua
    Light winds for the 80 boats competing in the race

    The ninth edition of the RORC ...
    Published on 02-20-2017 12:43 PM
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    The Daiy Mail is reporting that the massive sailing vessel that goes by the name "A" has been impounded due to contractor lein.



    A Russian billionaire's £360 ...
    Published on 02-20-2017 10:49 AM
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    Abnormal Weather for the RORC Caribbean 600
    Posted in News

    Wouter Verbraak will be navigating Grant Gordon's 72ft Maxi Cruiser, Louise for the RORC Caribbean 600. Wouter has competed in the Barcelona World Race, the Volvo Ocean Race on numerous occasions and is Head of Sevenstar Racing Yacht Logistics.

    The 2017 edition can be summed up with “It’s normally not like this.” Whereas most years have seen moderate to strong trade winds, this year the weather is dominated by a front that extends very ...
    Published on 02-20-2017 10:19 AM
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    Send sunshine - Conrad Colman speaks about his dismasting and battle to finish the Vendée Globe

    Tenacious New Zealand skipper Conrad Colman is fighting an incredible battle to finish the Vendée Globe after the mast of his Foresight Natural Energy crashed down on the night of Friday 10th February. Since he managed to set a jury rig four days later, he has sailed half of the 730 miles he had still to make to the finish line to Les Sables d'Olonne. But every mile has been a battle. He has only emergency food rations left and only enough power for four more days if uses the absolute minimum of power. But the tough Kiwi battler is committed to finishing he race ...
    Published on 02-19-2017 11:31 AM
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    The Hand in the cradle









    Not quite dressed yet. But deck layout and interior quite a bit different from FOX

    Clicky










    Interior spartan, dark and thoroughbred ...

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