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    Published on 01-27-2020 09:42 AM
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    The Cape 2 Rio fleet is approaching the finish after more than 3 weeks at sea and enduring Tropical Storm Kurumi

    Read the reports from the past several days:


    Cape2Rio2020 | Day 18 Report
    By Luke Scott

    The Brazilian Navy, through the Navy Hydrography Center (CHM) and multiple collaborators, has issued a warning predicting the formation of a cyclone with possible subtropical characteristics, starting on the 23rd, when it may be classified as Subtropical Depression. The formation of the cyclone is associated with the establishment of a convergence zone over a region where the sea surface temperature is being observed between 26°C and 27°C. If the intensity of the observed winds reaches or exceeds 63 km / h (34 knots), the phenomenon will be reclassified as Subtropical Storm “Kurumí”, an expression in Tupi-Guarani that means “boy”.

    Predicted weather as at 14h00B, 24 Jan ...
    Published on 01-26-2020 08:47 PM
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    A few selects from Saturday.

    Report and gallery to follow...


    Published on 01-24-2020 01:48 PM
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    images © Billy Black

    Ken Read explains why he’s raced double-handed in a new 33 footer from Fort Lauderdale to Key West.

    I just broke a cardinal rule that I was told a long time ago by a Bermuda Race veteran. NEVER go offshore in a boat shorter than your age!

    This week I raced a Jeanneau Sun Fast 3300, which ...
    Published on 01-24-2020 11:21 AM
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    The IDEC SPORT maxi trimaran has been showing her real efficiency over the past two days, as she passes through the heart of the Indian Ocean. Francis ...
    Published on 01-24-2020 10:56 AM
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    MIAMI, Fla. (January 23, 2020) – Through four days of action-packed racing on Biscayne Bay, the athletes competing at the 2020 Hempel World Cup Series Miami have experienced a vast array of conditions. Cold temperatures, wind chill, rain, strong breeze, and more typical South Florida conditions have challenged the 182 sailors from 45 nations.

    The challenge has been real on the Bay and this has created exciting ...
    Published on 01-24-2020 09:34 AM
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    Great Lakes 52 Fleet grows and launches new series

    Great Lakes (January 22, 2020) 2020 will launch the first Great Lakes 52 Season Series (GL52 Season Series). The growing premier monohull big boat racing fleet has achieved critical mass in ...
    Published on 01-24-2020 09:13 AM
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    24 January 2020


    Time flies when it comes to the America’s Cup and in just three months a lot of questions will be answered with the kick-off of the very first AC75 regatta.

    The opening event of the three-regatta America’s Cup World Series circuit, the ACWS Sardegna ...
    Published on 01-23-2020 09:47 AM
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    MIAMI, Fla. (January 22, 2020) – The 182 sailors embraced the challenge of the uncharacteristically cold and blustery conditions in Biscayne Bay on Day 3 of the 2020 Hempel World Cup Series Miami. The athletes were faced with similar conditions on Tuesday, but Wednesday’s overall shifty conditions and wind chill presented an even greater test of their physical and tactical skills.

    Sailors raced under mostly sunny skies and wind speeds ranged from 16 to 18 knots on the low end and 23 to 24 on the high end this morning. The wind was not quite as strong in the afternoon and ranged from 13 to 16 knots on the low end and 16-18 ...
    Published on 01-23-2020 09:24 AM
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    Francis Joyon and crew have moved out of the light winds of Sunda Strait and back into better winds as the Maxi Trimaran enters the Indian Ocean. The lead over the
    standard made by Maserati has grown to 427nm .
    Published on 01-22-2020 09:43 AM
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    Report by: MDB

    Storm Gloria continued to batter the east of Majorca on Tuesday and stormy seas spewed waves ashore in coastal areas all day long.

    The 112 Emergency Service has responded to a total of 400 incidents since the storm began last Saturday, 324 in Majorca, 47 in Ibiza, 15 in Minorca and 7 in Formentera.

    The Government has ...
    Published on 01-22-2020 09:10 AM
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    Emirates Team New Zealand revealed their new custom designed and built test boat Te Kāhu today in Auckland.

    Te Kāhu meaning ‘The Hawk’ was rolled out of the shed on Wednesday and was christened by Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei.

    Te Kāhu fits within the rules on test yachts according to the 36th America’s Cup Protocol ...
    Published on 01-21-2020 09:49 PM
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    MIAMI, Fla. (January 21, 2020) – Sailors were greeted with cooler temperatures, sunny skies, and plenty of breeze on Day 2 of 2020 Hempel World Cup Series Miami, USA.

    On Tuesday, the Men’s and Women’s 470, Laser, Laser Radial, and Finn fleets completed two races, while the Women’s and Men’s RS:X fleets finished three. Tuesday marked the second of five days of fleet racing leading up to Saturday’s all-important Medal Races. The Medal Races will be broadcast live on World Sailing’s YouTube Channel.

    World Cup Miami, the second stop on the 2020 Series, is the final opportunity for North American nations to qualify for the 2020 Games ...
    Published on 01-21-2020 03:48 PM
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    Received your information, we are dodging the storm and braaing fillet mignon and having a nice red wine. The chef is getting tired of cooking and menacing strike 😀
    Best regards

    Last night a petrel landed on our stern and sat there for a while before leaving us again. Some kind of big fish (possibly tuna) swam off with our lure after breaking the line. Currently we have been through every 30 seconds card of both adult and kids version!

    CFM2 – ZULU GIRL powered by MAZI:
    Good evening
    Published on 01-21-2020 10:21 AM
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    Course au Large Reports

    It's official, the Gitana stable, is retiring from the Ultim 32/23 Class formerly the Ultim Collective. No. They will be part of it along this ...
    Published on 01-21-2020 10:07 AM
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    Antonio Cuervas-Mons, bow of the VO70 'Trifork': "I never thought that these conditions could occur in the Mediterranean, but the ship and the crew have responded very well." The sailboat improved in almost four hours the previous record, established ...
    Published on 01-21-2020 08:42 AM
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    On Monday, the 182 sailors from 45 nations demonstrated their skills on spectacular Biscayne Bay in the first of six days of racing at 2020 Hempel World Cup Series Miami, USA. Hempel World Cup Miami marks the second instalment of the 2020 Series and the only stop in North America.

    The competition this week consists of fleet racing for all seven classes on Monday through Friday and Medal Races on Saturday, January 25 featuring the week’s top teams. Medal Races will be broadcast live on World Sailing’s YouTube Channel.

    As the racing heats ...
    Published on 01-20-2020 12:26 PM
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    The Tea Route : 180 miles ahead after two days of racing

    It is clear that in spite of the demanding conditions, everyone is enjoying being back sailing on the high seas, as they tackle their latest record attempt ...
    Published on 01-20-2020 11:59 AM
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    It was a challenging day for sailors and race management alike with multiple storm fronts passing through Melbourne on the penultimate day of Sail Melbourne International making for another wild and fun day for the majority of the classes. Despite the weather challenges several of the fleets managed to get all races in, while some were cancelled for the day due to high winds and sea stage. Amongst those abandoned were the para-sailing classes 2.4mR and Liberty, as well as the Laser 4.7 which were cancelled for the day before going out. The International 505 class did venture out, but with winds increasing, racing had to be abandoned and subsequently cancelled for the day.

    Tuesday will be the final day of Sail Melbourne International ...
    Published on 01-20-2020 10:51 AM
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    Maserati Multi 70 and Giovanni Soldini cross the finish line of the Cape2Rio 2020

    The Italian Team finishes the race with an elapsed time of 8 days, 3 hours, 9 minutes and 34 seconds

    Giovanni Soldini: «It was a great and very hard fought race to the end»

    At 12.39 34” local time on Sunday, January 19th (15.39 34” UTC, 16.39 34” Italian time), Maserati Multi 70 crossed the finish ...
    Published on 01-19-2020 12:27 PM
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    Late Rumbles Shake Up Day 3 of Sail Melbourne International
    Despite a huge storm front battering Port Phillip in the early afternoon, most classes were able to complete a full slate of racing on day three of Sail Melbourne International on Sunday.
    The thick squall carried a sheet of small hail stones, and hit the bay just as most of the racing was wrapping up with the Laser, Laser Radial and Laser 4.7s the only fleets restricted to one race.

    Two days remain in most of the fleets with only the Tasar deciding their winners on Sunday


    The Tasar was ...

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