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    Published on 02-09-2011 12:01 PM
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    The leading group of the Barcelona World Race may be ready to reflect on their passage across an unusually lenient south Indian Ocean but the tail enders of the fleet have been dealing with a punishment which is more perhaps more typical.
    The top five boats will already be considering their passage to the Cook Straits which looks set to be ...
    Published on 02-08-2011 05:09 PM
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    San Francisco, California - February 8, 2011 - The International Melges 24 Class Association and The San Francisco Yacht Club are pleased to announce that the 2013 Melges 24 World Championship will be hosted by ...
    by Published on 02-08-2011 04:32 PM
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    Thomas Coville and his bright maxi tri are 10 and a half days into their record attempt,
    and have met some very nonconforming weather since the 1st few days. Yet he and his shore team remain confident that the goal can still be made. Here is the latest with
    a VERY rough translation:


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    Published on 02-07-2011 05:29 PM

    POLISH ocean racer Zbigniew ‘Gutek’ Gutkowski suffered the first setback of ocean sprint three today after Operon Racing hit a submerged tree. Just over 24 hours after the start of the leg from Wellington ...
    Published on 02-07-2011 04:30 PM
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    The 3 big dogs in this years Montego Bay Race, Rambler 100 ( aks Speedboat) Genuine Risk and Beau Geste
    Have all made slow but steady progress from the Fort Lauderdale start on Saturday, having just rounded East Point of Cuba
    and will now enjoy some downhill sleigh riding to Montego ...
    Published on 02-07-2011 04:08 PM
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    As Barcelona World Race leaders Virbac-Paprec 3 stretch away to over 780 miles ahead of MAPFRE, the contest for second is intensifying.



    While MAPFRE may be notably faster than both leaders Jean-Pierre Dick and Loick Peyron (FRA) and third placed Estrella ...
    Published on 02-06-2011 11:28 AM
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    Gutek on Operon sailing at the start © onEdition/w-w-i.com


    IT was a wild, wet and windy start to the third sprint of the VELUX 5 OCEANS solo round the world yacht race today as the four ocean racers blasted out of Wellington Harbour. Grey, drizzly conditions with strong 25 to 30 knot winds greeted the skippers as they set sail on the sprint to Punta del Este Uruguay, the third of five legs that make up The Ultimate Solo ...
    Published on 02-05-2011 12:58 PM




    Saturday, 5 February 2011Heading Home...
    Day14.3 'Heading Home' 45S 01E

    Hi everyone

    "As you might have heard by now, we have turned our bows away from Cape Horn, and back towards Lorient, the boat’s home port.
    ...
    Published on 02-05-2011 12:34 AM
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    Kimball Livingston educates us via San Francisco Bay's own Stan Honey on how to get some sweetness out of the Southern Ocean:

    Stan Honey navigated Franck Cammas’ 105-foot Groupama 3 to a 48-day circumnavigation that shaved two ...
    Published on 02-03-2011 08:56 PM
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    Australians voiced relief and surprise after one of the world’s most powerful cyclones spared the nation’s northeast coast from expected devastation on Thursday, with no reported deaths despite winds tearing off roofs and toppling trees.



    Photo: Boats smashed up against buildings at Port Hinchinbrook by Cyclone Yasi. Credit: Brian Cassey Source: News Limited


    Cyclone Yasi, roughly the size of Italy and packing winds of ...
    Published on 02-03-2011 10:45 AM
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    If there is one theme which has surfaced regularly so far in this second edition of the Barcelona World Race it is that there has been so few sustained periods of constant rate and rhythm. The trade winds from the Canaries to south of the Cape Verdes were more intense than usual, the South Atlantic was light, disorganised and at times chaotic and now the Indian Ocean is proving a challenging taskmaster ...
    Published on 02-02-2011 11:22 PM
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    © Kelly Nicolaisen


    Former San Francisco Supervisor and personal nemesis of Former Mayor Gavin Newson has had a change of heart.
    With the America's Cup now destined for San Francisco, ...
    Published on 02-02-2011 10:51 PM
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    At 2am CET Banque Populaire V hit an unidentified object. At the time the maxi tri was doing 37 knots, but when the collision happens the boat did not stop. The crew made the decision to stop the boat, furl the sails and try to inspect the damage. is has since become clear that the crashbox of the daggerboard has been damaged and 40 cm of the daggerboard is missing. The crew slowed the boat down to 25 knots, ...
    Published on 02-02-2011 03:54 PM



    James Spithill narrates while video from onboard and a chase boat give you a preview of the thrill of the AC45 at speed! ...
    Published on 02-01-2011 03:11 PM
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    Pressure Drop Stickers are in and we're giving them away! Free to the 1st 10 who send
    in their name ...
    Published on 01-31-2011 10:38 PM





    USA 17 has only ever competed twice, but she sailed the races of her life to dominate the Swiss defender, Alinghi, off Valencia, Spain, last year and win the 33rd America’s Cup.

    The extraordinary carbon-fiber ...
    Published on 01-31-2011 10:22 PM
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    In a few weeks time, (March 3-13)The JJ Giltinan 18's World will be held in Sydney Harbor and the crews are warming up. This time round Howie Hamlin and company will represent USA along with the Bay Area's own Team Trunk Monkey featuring Skip and Jody McCormick, the only husband and wife team to compete in this, the crown of 18' skiffing! We'll have some additional info on that and the JJ in a few days time, meanwhile enjoy the reporting from Frank Quealy and the Autrailina 18's league:



    Australian Championship – Race 5
    Sunday, 30 January 2011
    Sydney ...
    Published on 01-30-2011 10:07 PM
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    Thomas Coville, skipper of Sodebo, crossed the start line today, Saturday 29 January 2011, at 11h07'28'' UTC. To beat Francis Joyon's record, he will have to be back in Brest by 28 March at 0h40'34'' UTC





    A week after Pascal Bidégorry’s crew set off on the ...
    Published on 01-30-2011 09:52 PM
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    If you wondered how the Ac 45's might handle a stiff breeze. Wonder no more



    These images fresh out of the body of Martin Giles Raget should prove otherwise


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