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    Published on 07-15-2019 11:53 AM
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    We have compression and commingling between fleets now as Friday's starters are beginning to
    catch up to the Wednesday starters and some of the Saturday maxi's and Multi's are just blowing right through.
    More attrition as two sled crews are headed back to mainland on Pyewacket, which took on the refugees
    on OEX as you no doubt by now have heard. The wind hole that held most of Saturdays starters off Catalina
    is no just a bad memories and the entire fleet is enjoying water moving under their keels.... ...
    Published on 07-15-2019 09:45 AM

    Just in from Maserati which forwarded images of damages sustained in last nights collision.
    They are apparently continuing toward Hawaii, at a more modest pace.


    MaseratiMulti70’s damaged bow and rudder’s ...
    Published on 07-15-2019 09:10 AM
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    12 Metre World Championship:
    World Titles Claimed in Four Divisions
    NEWPORT, R.I. (July 13, 2019) – It couldn’t have been any more exciting on the fifth and final day of the 2019 12 Metre World Championship hosted by Ida Lewis Yacht Club and organized by the International Twelve Metre Association’s (ITMA) Americas Fleet. With Nyala (US-12) having clinched her series early in the Vintage Division after a sweep of yesterday’s two races, it came down to today’s single race to determine World Champions in Grand Prix, Modern and Traditional Divisions. ...
    Published on 07-15-2019 07:11 AM
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    FLASH NEWS – July 15th, 2019



    Maserati Multi 70 collided with a big floating object during the Transpac

    Left side hull’s bow and rudder’s wing are damaged



    Giovanni Soldini and Maserati Multi 70, at 4.30 UTC on Monday July 15th, while sailing at 23-24 knots, collided with a big ...
    Published on 07-14-2019 04:41 PM
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    The 50th Anniversary Edition of the Transpac is well underway with all fleet departed and 6 boats retired at this point.
    There is a massive parking lot that has ruined the start for most of Saturdays starters, with the exception of the Multi 70's
    and the two 100' Supermaxi's. We are close to consolidation between the leaders of Fridays starters and the back of Wednesday
    starters. Boats in the front of the fleet are seeing 200nm plus 24 hour vmg and the Mod 70 Argo has seen 270nm vmg in last 24 hours!
    Sadly the majority of Div1 & 2 have barely made ...
    Published on 07-14-2019 08:32 AM
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    Big tussle with the landlord Saturday....


    Today will go down in history for Golden State Sportfishing as one of the best days ever!
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    Published on 07-14-2019 08:08 AM
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    All boats away in Transpac 50

    LOS ANGELES, CA - With the breeze shifted far left in overcast skies due to a strong Catalina Eddy, the final wave of 24 monohulls and 4 multihulls in a record fleet of 90 yachts are now headed off the coast in the 50th edition of Transpacific Yacht Race, a biennial race to Honolulu organized by the Transpacific YC. These are the largest and fastest boats in ...
    Published on 07-13-2019 02:29 PM
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    On Saturday 7/13 we have two distinctive masses headed towards the Hawaiian Islands, the Friday starters
    have all reach the windline and are making good speed, 8+ to 11 knots as they dive south well below the rumbline.




    Some 300 nm ahead, give or take, the Wednesday fleet has seen e wind shift aft and the reaching kites begin to appear.
    This fleet is precariously close to a light air bubble that will linger through the weekend before dispersing and spreading then ...
    Published on 07-13-2019 09:45 AM
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    Peter Cunningham's Mod 70 PowerPlay departs today in the final push of yachts headed to Hawaii


    Video interview and all pics by Ronnie Simpson



    PowerPlay's crew Right to Left: Paul Allen, Loick Peyron, Charlie Ogletree, Peter Cunningham, ...
    Published on 07-13-2019 09:13 AM
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    Second wave heads west
    in Transpac 50

    LOS ANGELES, CA - In gray but clearing skies and a light building seabreeze, the second wave of monohull entries has left the start line set by race managers from the Transpacific YC here at Point Fermin to head towards a finish line awaiting them at Diamond Head in Honolulu 2225 miles away in this year's 50th edition of the Transpacific Yacht Race.

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    Published on 07-12-2019 12:15 PM
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    As we near the 48 hours of racing, we look where we currently stand as well as future forecasts.
    The Wednesday starters have benefited from decent winds pushing them towards Mai Tai Landia with the
    exception of 2 Hobie 33's and one Cal 40 which have been forced to retire.

    In Division 6 The Farr 57' Ho okolohe Leads the division AND Line Honors AND Monhull Line Honors at the moment.
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    Published on 07-11-2019 06:23 PM
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    NEWPORT, R.I. (July 11, 2019) – Two races in 11-14 knot breezes today proved that winning will be no easy task at the 2019 12 Metre World Championship hosted by Ida Lewis Yacht Club and organized by the International Twelve Metre Association’s (ITMA) Americas Fleet. Champions will be crowned in five divisions on Saturday after the completion of a nine-race series (weather permitting) that started on Tuesday in Newport, R.I. The fleet of 21 12 Metres from six nations sailed in the “upper Bay” north of the iconic Pell Bridge instead of “outside” on Rhode Island Sound where it was sailed for the first two days of ...
    Published on 07-11-2019 11:55 AM
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    (Note: all info disseminated from the 4 hour delayed chart info provided)





    In Division 6, 11 boats have reached a more consistent breeze, with Cecil and Alyson Rossi's Farr 57' Ho okolohe
    currently leading the mono and overall Line Honors doing 10.4 knots with 137nm under their belts, yet are corrected out by
    Scot Grealish's J-121 Blue Flash, with 122nm sailed. Currently ...
    Published on 07-11-2019 09:34 AM
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    Three dead, two in hospital after catamaran overturned off the coast of Newcastle

    Jessica Brown Reports For The Newcastle Herald



    THREE people are dead and two have been rescued after a catamaran overturned off Newcastle in what has been described as "a traumatic scene".

    Marine Rescue crews from Newcastle and Port Stephens raced to a mayday call off the Hunter's coast on Thursday morning.

    An EPIRB - ...
    Published on 07-10-2019 09:03 AM
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    NEWPORT, Rhode Island (July 09, 2019) – Manuka Sports Event Management and 5 Oceans Sports Marketing announced today the beginning of a new era in Class40 racing: The Race Around. The Race Around is a double-handed around-the-world race with the full endorsement of Class40 ...
    Published on 07-10-2019 08:48 AM
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    12 METRE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP: AND THEY’RE OFF!
    NEWPORT, R.I. (July 2019) – After a postponement ashore and then on the water this morning, a light breeze filled in nicely for the most part of two races on Rhode Island Sound at the 12 Metre World Championship hosted by Ida Lewis Yacht Club and organized by the International Twelve Metre Association’s (ITMA) Americas Fleet. The five-day event started today amidst much anticipation and excitement for the spectacle of such a large gathering of 12 Metres on one stage. Racing were 21 of the historic yachts, with many of those having ...
    Published on 07-10-2019 08:25 AM



    Video of Jim Cooney and Samantha Grant's custom VPLP 100 supermaxi racing yacht 'Comanche'
    preparing for the 2019 Transpacific yacht race. Recorded July 2019 in Long Beach, CA.
    Filming and editing ...
    Published on 07-08-2019 02:05 PM
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    Luna Rossa has released a video of their training on and off the water with some snippets of their
    3 man mini foiler.







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    Published on 07-08-2019 10:28 AM
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    Randall Reeves Took A break in Halifax to replenish supplies, fix some things and visit family and friends before pushing off for the next leg,
    which resumed on July 2nd. We catch up with Moli and Randall now:




    Eight months following wind and sea succeeded by one month tethered ashore. Neither seems real; in both cases, time has flown. This morning, Mo tugs gently at her anchor. She is happy enough here, as am I, but she knows we must move on. Much has been accomplished but not yet the goal. The whole of the north lies between us and a return.

    As is the case wherever Mo touches, here we have been the recipients of much kindness. Tony and Connie, Wayne, Rob, Sebastiaan and Rhiannon, Ben, Rich, John, Sandy and Hagen are just a few of those who have helped to ready us for the next leg.

    In fact, Mo was ready yesterday, but her skipper was not. He chose to dally, futzing with this and that bit of stowage, and in the evening and after the rain ended, taking one last, long stroll to see the town and her fireworks.

    The dingy will come aboard after this note. And then we will be on our way to St John’s, on our way to the rest of the story…



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    Dutch, an aluminum expedition boat sailed by my friends Sebastiaan and Rhiannon, meets Mo at the breakwater, and together we turn towards the sea. Dutch and family are out for a few weeks of summer cruising. Like Mo, they are headed north.

    The day is sunny. I am in shirtsleeves. The brisk wind off the land ...
    Published on 07-08-2019 09:36 AM



    Lightning quick reflexes by Harry Minucci caught this strike in Boston Harbor
    on Saturday was a series of thunderheads ...
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