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    Published on 01-20-2018 08:08 AM
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    Front Page of South China Morning News Linky

    A man died on Saturday after a yacht competing in an around-the-world race crashed with a fishing boat just outside Hong Kong waters in the early hours.

    The vessel of American-Danish team Vestas 11th Hour Racing hit the mainland fishing boat ...
    Published on 01-19-2018 11:42 PM

    Fatality confirmed of fishing vessel crew member
    The Volvo Ocean Race is deeply saddened to inform that the collision between Vestas 11th Hour Racing, a team competing in the Volvo Ocean Race ...
    Published on 01-19-2018 04:37 PM
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    Sad news reported via HK News

    Apparently there is a death of a fisherman in the collision...

    Report just in:

    At about 2 am, a sailing vessel was engaged in a collision with a fishing vessel off the Mainland on the east of Waililan Island. After the accident, the fishing boat sank and 10 people fell onto the sea and were rescued. However, one of them He was seriously injured and was taken by the Government Flying Service helicopter to Eastern
    Published on 01-19-2018 12:35 PM
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    Official Statement from Volvo Ocean Race on Vestas 11th Hour Racing

    Vestas 11th Hour Racing has informed Race Control of a collision with another vessel approximately 30 miles from the finish line of Leg 4 in Hong Kong.
    Published on 01-19-2018 11:13 AM
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    Mavericks Mayhem: Boat Lost, Ski Scuttled Amid 50-foot Surf
    Chris Mauro World Surf League

    Friday, January 19, 2018
    By big-wave standards, Tuesday and Wednesday were pretty tame at Mavericks. Sure, there was the odd bomb or two, but by all accounts they were few and far between. But Thursday was an entirely different story, and one that won't soon be forgotten.

    "There were 50- to 60- foot sets for sure," said photographer Frank Quirarte, a veteran Mavericks shooter who doubles as a safety ski driver. "That was easily the biggest ...
    Published on 01-19-2018 10:44 AM
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    Coming back from a 100nm deficit early in leg 4, Team Scallywag Wins Leg 4, Finishing in Hong Kong!

    Published on 01-19-2018 10:14 AM
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    First day of sailing with good weather conditions, the crew’s mood is very high.

    After a tack towards Vietnam to take advantage of the wind’s acceleration near the coast, Maserati Multi70 is back ...
    Published on 01-18-2018 11:09 AM
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    Volvo Ocean Race fans around the world were on the edges of their seats on Thursday as Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag’s emergence from “Stealth Mode” corresponded with two of their closest rivals ‘disappearing’ from the tracker.

    Scallywag had a jump of just 40 miles on second-placed Vestas 11th Hour Racing when they went into Stealth Mode just before 1700 UTC on Wednesday, cloaking their position from their rivals and from fans ...
    Published on 01-18-2018 10:33 AM
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    The trimaran Maserati Multi70 left Hong Kong crossing the starting line positioned between the Tai Long Pai and Nga Ying Pal lights, at the exit of the Tathoong canal, at 10: 43′ 23” UTC (18:43 in China, 11:43 in Italy). ...
    Published on 01-17-2018 04:48 PM
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    Hour by hour guide to clue you in on which route you might wish to take at the 2018
    SSS 3 Bridge Fiasco!


    Published on 01-17-2018 12:30 PM
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    Published on 01-17-2018 11:34 AM
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    Quick work to clear the rigging after dismasting in the Aegean Sea

    Published on 01-17-2018 11:22 AM
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    Team Interlodge Owner Austin Fragomen of New York Yacht Club has confirmed that Interlodge will join
    the Pac52 Class in 2018. The Yacht, newly named “Interlodge VI”, is the former Bronosec TP52 which
    was designed by Botin ...
    Published on 01-17-2018 10:26 AM
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    SHK/Scallywag fighting to the finish

    As the Volvo Ocean Race stopover village opens in Hong Kong, the home team, SHK/Scallywag, continues its charge towards the finishing line...

    Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag skipper Dave Witt says the next 24 hours are the most vital of Leg 4 as they close in on an historic victory in their home town of Hong Kong.

    Witt’s crew were sitting almost 100 nautical miles in front of their closest rivals Vestas 11th Hour Racing on Wednesday with just 840 miles to the finish line.

    Despite ...
    Published on 01-16-2018 10:14 AM
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    Day 61
    Noon Position: 55 58S 62 52W (roughly 200 miles E of Ushuaia)
    Course Speed: NE 8+
    Wind: WNW 20 – 25
    Bar: 992
    Sea: W4
    Sky: Overcast
    Temp: 53, cabin; 43 water

    Mo and Randall have made their escape from Ushuaia, Argentina, and are now thoroughly at sea. In the late morning, the last sight of land, sharp ink spots on a horizon layered in gray, the sinking of Isla de Los Estados.

    After entering the South Atlantic via Canal Beagle in the afternoon of yesterday, I ran all night due east on a west wind so as to create some space between the lee Estados and Mo. For a time I thought we’d continue on that course and round the Burdwood Bank from the south. But I’ve thought better of it. The weather these next few days looks to be fair and good for making northing. Best not to dawdle down here.

    Since the plan is to ...
    Published on 01-15-2018 03:34 PM
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    SIX people were winched to safety in a dramatic sea rescue when their racing yacht began to sink off Victoria’s coast.

    The crew of the 16m Hollywood Boulevard was returning to New South Wales after finishing ninth in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race when they struck trouble about 11am on Sunday.

    Sailor Michael Spies said the boat started to take on water after striking a large fish, causing damage to the rudder, about 150km northeast of Flinders Island.

    “All ...
    Published on 01-15-2018 03:01 PM
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    Published on 01-15-2018 02:33 PM
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    No chance to start the record Hong Kong-London in the next 48 hours for Giovanni Soldini and the Maserati Multi70 crew (Guido Broggi, Oliver ...
    Published on 01-15-2018 02:15 PM
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    Jeremiah Wong pens this piece on the breakthrough plant based alternative to fossil fuel based carbon fiber
    in This article just published in Popular Science.

    Carbon fiber is the Superman of materials. Five ...
    Published on 01-15-2018 12:09 PM
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    Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag increased their lead in Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race on Monday as the sprint for the Hong Kong finish line moved inside 1,700 nautical miles.

    Dave Witt’s team shot to the front of the fleet on Saturday after ‘cutting the corner’ north of the Solomon Islands and have since then consolidated their lead over their six rivals.

    Driven on by the opportunity to lead the fleet across the finish line in the first ever Volvo Ocean Race stopover in ...

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