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    by Published on 02-26-2017 11:48 AM
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    This weekend, South Beach Yacht Club demonstrated the RS Venture Connect, a super cool inclusive 16 foot sailboat that has ...
    Published on 02-26-2017 11:43 AM
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    2017 JJ Giltinan Championship, Race 2


    New Zealand champion Yamaha team tightened the grip on the 2017 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship, sponsored by The Winning Group, with another stunning victory in today’s Race 2 of the championship on Sydney Harbour.

    With eyes set firmly on becoming the first New Zealand team to win the coveted crown on Sydney Harbour, David McDiarmid, Matt Steven and Brad Collins sailed another faultless race to win by 1m14s from the defending champion Smeg team (Lee Knapton, Ricky Bridge, ...
    Published on 02-26-2017 10:39 AM
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    2017 Islands Race: A Spectacularly Brilliant Evening to be on the Water
    San Diego, CA (February 25, 2017) The 2017 Islands Race was hosted by Newport Harbor Yacht Club and San Diego Yacht Club on February 24 & 25. This year's event featured considerable visibility and scenery for those on board, yet disappointingly light winds for the last third of the race.

    Skies were clear enough at the start on Friday that competitors and Race Committee could see all the way to Catalina with startling clarity ...
    Published on 02-25-2017 10:35 AM
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    Race Tracker shows the big boats still working towards the finish at 09:30

    Pyewacket leads ORR, sailing towards the finish at 5.1 knots followed by ...
    Published on 02-25-2017 10:08 AM
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    New Zealand champion Yamaha came from behind to score a brilliant win in Race 1 of the 2017 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship, sponsored by The winning Group, on Sydney Harbour today.

    No New Zealand 18ft Skiff team has ever won the coveted title on Sydney Harbour but David McDiarmid, Matt Steven and Brad Collins showed today that they have the ability to become the first.

    Yamaha defeated Coopers 62-Rag & Famish Hotel (Jack Macartney, Mark Kennedy, Peter Harris) by 1m13s, with Thurlow Fisher Lawyers (Michael Coxon, Trent Barnabas, ...
    Published on 02-24-2017 10:13 PM
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    With Mighty Merloe way out in front, the 5 big boys in ORR have just passed the 1/2 way mark at
    San Clemente Island, 9 hours in... The ETA for the ...
    Published on 02-24-2017 09:54 PM
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    A beautiful cool, crisp February Friday on San Francisco Bay with the new addition to the Pacific 52' Fleet,
    Frank Slootman's Invisible Hand.







    A team of well versed sailors run through gear, sail, running rigging and performance checks.
    Helm balance, line lengths, winch shifting drills, ...
    Published on 02-24-2017 10:39 AM
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    33 Days Ago, Lisa Blair departed Albany, Western Australia, in an attempt to become the 1st woman to complete a single handed circumnavigation of
    Antarctica on here Open 50' Climate Action Now

    Lisa aims to become the first women to:

    Circumnavigate Antarctica: solo, non-stop and unassisted
    Circumnavigate below 45 degrees South ...
    Published on 02-24-2017 10:35 AM
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    New 2017 events make for a full International Maxi Association calendar
    International Maxi Association press release issued on 24th February 2017




    Big boat action at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup. Photo ROLEX / Carlo Borlenghi

    Another busy year lies ahead for the International Maxi Association, the body which for more than 30 years has represented the interests of maxi boat owners from around the world. The 2017 calendar, open to owners of all maxi boats (ie 60+ft LOA), features two new events in the Mediterranean; ...
    Published on 02-24-2017 09:33 AM
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    New Zealand's Conrad Colman finishes Vendée Globe under jury rig for 16th

    New Zealander Conrad Colman wrote a new chapter in the storied history of the Vendée Globe when he crossed the finish line of the eighth edition of the non stop solo round the world race under a makeshift jury rig. He took 16th place when he crossed the finish line at 1400hrs UTC. The elapsed time is 110 days 1 hour 58 minutes and 41 seconds. He sailed 27,929 miles averaging 10.57 knots.

    After being dismasted late on the evening of Friday 10th February, when he ...
    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!

    ...
    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

    ...
    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. ...

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