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    Published on 08-12-2020 05:13 PM
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    It is definitely a challenge for organisers to build up their events under Covid 19 pandemic threat. Whatever the case, and following Costarmoricaine in North Brittany, Rias Baixas Cata Raid in Galicia, Open Dutch Challenger Cup in Hellecat, International German Championship in Travemünde and Lake Saimaa Raid in Finland, Lars Linder and SWE F18 friends are making final arrangements to welcome the 19 teams registered to sail 2020 Stockholm Archipelago Raid, from and back to Saltsjöbaden.

    Everyone is crossing fingers for Swedish or other European governments not to publish any new restrictive ruling about travel in the coming week, but it ...
    Published on 08-12-2020 12:47 PM
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    Round the County organizers are hoping to run the 33rd annual race with modifications for Coronavirus
    The Orcas Island Yacht Club and the Friday Harbor Sailing Club are aiming to get the 33rd annual Round the County sailboat race off on November 6-8, 2020 in ...
    Published on 08-12-2020 11:02 AM
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    Onboard update from Amory on day 6 of their Atlantic crossing from Brittany, France to Newport, RI.

    43° 26.8 N
    35° 18.0 W
    Sea temp 25C
    10kts of wind, 9 kts of boat speed
    Upwind, calm seas and clear skies

    These are our first miles on the new foil and unanimous opinion is that it’s some next-level kit. When it’s actively lifting, polar percentages have averaged as high as 150%, with some occasional spikes to 175%. ...
    Published on 08-11-2020 03:53 PM
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    Morlaix Bay sailors urged to arrive "home"

    After three days of well-deserved rest following a first stage of short time, this Monday the 71 single handers still in contention in the Les Sables - The Azores in Bay of Morlaix left Port Olona ...
    Published on 08-11-2020 11:09 AM
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    11 Lasers, 17 Finns and 54 Laser Radials descended on the SDYC over the weekend for the clubs
    Olympic Classes Regatta keeping their competitive edge intact and ambitions for future greatness afloat,
    as well as shaking off the cobwebs after a lengthy hiatus due to pandemic isolation protocols.

    Published on 08-11-2020 09:46 AM
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    Researchers tested 14 commonly worn masks to see which are most effective. Both neck fleeces and bandanas proved ineffective. (Photo: Duke University School of Medicine).

    Neck gaiters may actually increase COVID-19 transmission, study ...
    Published on 08-10-2020 09:02 AM
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    Yacht racing got back on it's feet over the weekend, with the 1st regatta outside of beer can events
    and junior single handed events, to be fully sanctioned by the USCG, via the SSS Round the Rocks regatta.

    122 shorthanded boats signed up for the event, which was blessed with typical summer weather, ...
    Published on 08-06-2020 04:28 PM
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    Onboard update from Amory as the team closes out their third day at sea for their Atlantic crossing training sail from France to Newport, RI:

    48 0.476n
    016 11.906w
    Foggy, sea temp 22C
    13kts of wind, 14kts of boatspeed
    Upwind, flat seas with a long swell
    Published on 08-05-2020 05:52 PM
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    Lia has found the trade winds and following seas and is now moving in a positive direction,
    even when not rowing. She now has time to make some repairs, get rest and write more prolifically.
    Her latest verbiage below!
    Published on 08-05-2020 01:07 PM
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    3 Men Marooned in the Pacific Are Rescued After Writing SOS in the Sand
    Three days after their boat ran out of fuel and drifted off course in Micronesia, the men were found in good condition after a plane saw their giant ...
    Published on 08-05-2020 09:54 AM
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    SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week 2020 cancelled

    The SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week (SMIRW) 2020 committee has made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s regatta, which was to ...
    Published on 08-04-2020 12:19 PM

    An unprecedented race, extreme conditions, a fierce battle: relive the prelude of the Vendee Globe from the inside ! ...
    Published on 08-04-2020 12:16 PM
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    Two Hands Is Better Than No Hands

    The YRA Announces 2 Double Handed Events That Will Move Forward (we hope)

    Get on it!

    Published on 08-03-2020 12:18 PM
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    all images © Rick Tomlinson

    A race around the Isle of Wight on Saturday 1st August marked the return to competitive racing at the Royal Ocean Racing Club, the first since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    133 boats took part with Mike Bartholomew’s Tokoloshe II taking the double win for Monohull Line Honours and the race overall after IRC Time Correction. Multihull Line Honours went to PowerPlay, helmed by Peter Cunningham.

    Class Winners included; Giovanni Belgrano’s Whooper ...
    Published on 08-03-2020 07:54 AM
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    3rd August 2020


    It was August 2012 when the sailing world was turned upside down by a 72-foot catamaran flying in the Hauraki Gulf. Emirates Team New Zealand had brought foiling to the America’s Cup and changed the face of top-level yacht racing forever.

    Since then the increase in performance for America’s Cup ...
    Published on 08-03-2020 07:41 AM
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    The man responsible for the birth of 18-Footer racing some 128 years ago (January 1892) was a leading Sydney retailer named Mark Foy, who was a keen sailor as well as being a very successful businessman with an acute eye for promotion.

    Mark Foy, the father of 18 Footers

    After moving to Sydney with his brother in 1885, the pair set up a business under the name of Mark Foy’s, then later opened a large retail department store near Hyde Park in the Sydney CBD area.
    In 1904, Foy also opened the Hydro Majestic Hotel at Medlow Bath ...
    Published on 07-31-2020 12:29 PM
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    11th Hour Racing Team Adds America’s Cup Winner and Former Ocean Race Champion to Transatlantic Sail
    July 31, 2020 (Newport, Rhode Island) – 11th Hour Racing Team announced the addition of several high-profile sailors to its training crew this week with five-time Ocean Race veteran ...
    Published on 07-31-2020 08:45 AM
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    Get to know Ambassador François Gabart
    Our first Ambassador from France, François Gabart is a skipper, competitor, and engineer currently focused on building a new Ultim (a 100-foot multihull) and opening MerConcept’s new office. Versatile, curious, and hard-working, François revealed his sailing potential ...
    Published on 07-31-2020 08:39 AM
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    Thrust plus lift minus drag equals pucker ...
    Published on 07-29-2020 08:49 AM
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    A fisherman lost at sea for 14 days off the coast of Florida has been rescued by the United States Coast Guard this week.
    Alvin McCallister, 72, was found on a small rocky islet 200 miles off ...

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