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    Published on 01-15-2017 10:01 PM
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    Old acquaintances and new friendships will be joined at the venerable regatta

    KEY WEST, Fla. – The 30th anniversary Quantum Key West Race Week begins tomorrow with a weather forecast calling for winds of 15 to 20 knots with gusts possibly as high as 25 knots and air temperatures in the mid-70s – conditions welcomed by every sailor in this idyllic setting celebrating ...
    Published on 01-15-2017 11:08 AM
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    Somewhat scalded by the insolent brio with which Francis Joyon and his extraordinary crew of the maxi trimaran Idec Sports are played of the vast seas of the great south, the Atlantic ...
    Published on 01-15-2017 10:55 AM
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    THROTTLES DOWN IN SPRINT TO VENDÉE GLOBE FINISH
    SUNDAY 15 JANUARY 2017, 17H00
    The race to the Vendée Globe finish line today became an all-out, neck-and-neck sprint as the leading pair's speedos rocketed into the 20s.



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    After several days of slow progress north in light winds, Armel Le Cléac'h and Alex Thomson were today blasting towards the home straight of the ...
    Published on 01-13-2017 10:21 AM
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    LEADERS COMPRESS IN RACE TO LES SABLES; DICK SETS RECORD
    FRIDAY 13 JANUARY 2017, 13H28

    Friday the 13th might be unlucky for some, but not for British skipper Alex Thomson who has pulled back 76 crucial miles on Vendée Globe leader Armel Le Cléac'h in the last 24 hours.
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    Published on 01-13-2017 10:06 AM
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    GETTING A LIFT OFF ARGENTINA
    13 January 2017

    And they’re off again! While they had to wait a short while for the low-pressure system to leave Argentina, Francis Joyon and his men sailing to the NW of ...
    Published on 01-12-2017 09:53 PM
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    The new Pacific 52' Invisible Hand does some sea trials in New Zealand before packing
    up and getting shipped to San Francisco.

    All images © Darren McManaway














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    Published on 01-12-2017 03:04 PM
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    30th anniversary regatta looks to live up to reputation of fantastic sailing conditions

    KEY WEST, Fla. – A scant three days remain to the start of the 30th anniversary Quantum Key West Race Week and the long range weather forecast looks juicy. ...
    Published on 01-12-2017 02:05 PM
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    Portsmouth, RI (January 12, 2017) – Olympic Bronze Medalist Caleb Paine (San Diego, Calif.) and IKA Formula Kite World Champion Daniela Moroz (Lafayette, Calif.) today were selected as US Sailing's 2016 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year.

    This selection follows the announcement in December of the eight men and six women shortlisted for the award and recognized as sailing's ...
    Published on 01-12-2017 11:32 AM
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    IDEC SPORT more than 4 days and 6 hours ahead of the record at the Horn.

    The IDEC SPORT maxi-trimaran skippered by Francis Joyon crossed ...
    Published on 01-12-2017 11:20 AM
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    Photo © Marco Oquendo

    With an elapsed time of 10 hours 18 minutes and 50 seconds, Wizard has broken the monohull elapsed time record. Stay tuned for more info and ...
    Published on 01-12-2017 10:59 AM
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    The USCG Sector San Francisco has just released a new ferry transit protocol that provides
    an indicator of the main transit line and where areas of congestion are to be expected and caution
    should be employed.






    One area that stands out is the Blossom ...
    Published on 01-12-2017 10:00 AM
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    Day 68: Thomson eyes final assault; Dick fourth in the north

    British skipper Alex Thomson today said his last chance of winning the 2016-17 Vendée Globe lies with a ridge of high pressure close to the finish line. Thomson said his only hope of overtaking Le Cléac'h, barring mechanical failure, will be if he could ...
    Published on 01-11-2017 10:04 AM
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    LE CLÉAC’H EXTENDS LEAD; BOISSIÈRES DUELS WITH 'GUARDIAN ANGEL'

    WEDNESDAY 11 JANUARY 2017, 07H03
    French sailor Armel Le Cléac’h has almost doubled his lead on arch-rival Alex Thomson overnight after finding ...
    Published on 01-11-2017 09:48 AM
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    THE HORN THIS EVENING, FOUR DAYS AHEAD OF THE RECORD PACE
    11 January 2017

    Francis Joyon, Alex Pella, Bernard Stamm, ...
    Published on 01-10-2017 11:07 AM
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    It's a Record! Exceptional take up for 47th Rolex Fastnet Race
    Entry into the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s flagship event, the Rolex Fastnet Race surpassed expectation today in record-breaking time. The ...
    Published on 01-10-2017 10:37 AM
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    Straight on and out of the Southern Ocean?


    IDEC SPORT is continuing to extend her lead and clock up the miles in the Pacific. Her crew managed to overcome the hurdles, thanks to a carefully chosen route and some impressive acceleration. Approaching Cape Horn, 750 ...
    Published on 01-10-2017 10:25 AM
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    LE CLÉAC’H VENTS FRUSTRATION AT COMPLEX FINAL WEEK

    TUESDAY 10 JANUARY 2017, 15H56


    Vendée Globe leader Armel Le Cléac’h today spoke of his frustration as erratic weather in the North Atlantic complicates his path to the finish line. At the latest position update ...
    Published on 01-09-2017 05:27 PM
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    Frank Slootman's Pacific 52' has been trimmed out at Cookson's Boatyard in Auckland
    with the majority of the hardware installed. She is now getting the mast and running rigging installed ...
    Published on 01-09-2017 12:51 PM
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    IDEC II, the 87' Maxi Trimaran which Francis Joyon used for his 2007-2008 solo round the world
    record of 57 Days, 13 Hours and 34 Minutes ...
    Published on 01-09-2017 10:17 AM
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    CRITICAL TWELVE HOURS FOR VENDÉE GLOBE LEADERS, SAYS WALKER
    MONDAY 09 JANUARY 2017, 16H39


    The next 12 hours could prove crucial to the outcome of the 2016-17 Vendée Globe, according to British sailing star Ian Walker. Walker, the reigning champion of the Volvo Ocean Race, has ...

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