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    Published on 06-15-2019 12:39 PM
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    Converging disturbances wreaked have on the Bold'Or Mirabaud on Lake Geneva Saturday, with winds in excess of 50 knots, hail lightning and thunderstorms, before clearing out. Many DNF's litter the course yet the race continues...


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    The Bol d’Or Mirabaud is the most important inland lake regatta in the world.
    Started in 1939, it welcomes mono-hulls and multihulls each year on Lake Geneva, starting in Geneva, ...
    Published on 06-14-2019 11:23 AM



    The first flying sessions of 2019 for the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild with the Baie de Quiberon as the playing field.
    Flight, power, stability: the new elements put ...
    Published on 06-14-2019 09:32 AM



    Caleb Paine getting his giddy up on! ...
    Published on 06-13-2019 12:16 PM
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    Record stands as Rambler 88 claims
    line honours victory in breezy Rolex Giraglia

    Press release issued by the International Maxi Association
    13 June 2019

    The Mediterranean’s reputation for light wind yacht racing was dented today, with the lead boats regularly experiencing 20-30 knot winds in the Rolex Giraglia’s offshore race - organised jointly by Yacht Club Italiano, Yacht Club de Monaco and Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez and supported by the International Maxi Association (IMA).

    Starting from the Golfe de Saint-Tropez at 12:35 yesterday, the maxi ...
    Published on 06-13-2019 09:36 AM
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    With the breeze off Roscoff shutting down to become very light yesterday evening and through the night,
    the later finishers on Stage 2 of La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro struggled against the tide and unfortunately
    saw big increases in the time differences behind the leaders and some of their rivals.











    Such is the uncompromising nature of this race, the combination of missed tides and light winds,
    means hard earned minutes can very suddenly turn to hours.

    Even so this 50th edition of La Solitaire ...
    Published on 06-13-2019 09:18 AM
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    On Monday, June 3, 2019, Quantum Sails powered the groundbreaking ClubSwan 36 for its official launch
    and first round of sea trials. Quantum Sails is proud to be involved in making this boat-of-firsts fly, and in
    helping Nautor's Swan disrupt the world of sailing with this new one-design class aimed at giving the
    amateur sailor access to extreme performance. Using Quantum’s iQ Technology® design ...
    Published on 06-13-2019 08:36 AM
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    OC Sport confirms the closure of Extreme Sailing Series™

    OC Sport, the international event organiser and rights holder which owns the Extreme Sailing Series™, has confirmed all operations for the global circuit have ceased after they were unable to reach a successful Management-Buy-Out.

    OC Sport, the international event organiser ...
    Published on 06-12-2019 08:30 AM
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    It was a five cruise ship day in Ketchikan, and the irony was not lost on those paying attention and all the R2AK fans and families who gathered in the Alaska Fish House that, as the nearest supply of dry and warm, has become the official finish line waiting room for the expectant recipients of a newborn winner of the R2AK. One dock over, the floating buffet tables were starting to gather their ...
    Published on 06-11-2019 09:11 AM
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    Racing towards a depression which has brought them strengthening winds and heavy rain as they reach eastwards up the Channel, the fleet on the second leg of La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro are being led by Yoann Richomme (Hellowork-Groupe Telegramme), who has eked out a lead of nearly four miles on second placed Armel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire) early this morning.

    Richomme. Leg 1 winner, reported gusts of more than 35-knots and short, steep confused seas as he battled towards the Needles Fairway buoy which ...
    Published on 06-11-2019 08:31 AM
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    NORTH BEND, Ore. — The Coast Guard rescued a man who fell into the Crater Lake caldera, Monday afternoon, assisting the National Park Service and a District 3 Technical Rope Rescue Team.

    An ...
    Published on 06-10-2019 05:21 PM
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    Team Angry Beaver finished the 2019 Race 2 Alaska @ 14:56 today to claim the $10,000.00
    cash prize, a 12 pack of cold beer and the 1st to ring the bell honors.

    The team of Matt Pistay, Gavin Bracket, Brent ...
    Published on 06-10-2019 04:32 PM
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    Friends of Prospector

    As many of you know Prospector dismasted at 3am on Sunday June 9th while participating in the 2019 Annapolis to Newport Race. At the time of the incident we were in the Atlantic approximately ...
    Published on 06-10-2019 12:40 PM
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    image © sean trew/pacific frog


    The remoteness of the BC coast has always been key to this thing. A big part of why the R2AK needed to exist was to get more people into the self-supported adventure that can only happen when you’re outside of your comfort zone and in a place where no one will hear you scream.

    There’s a fleeting rarity and holiness to being beyond the reach of communication. Doubt ...
    Published on 06-10-2019 11:21 AM
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    Her 1st trip around the "Fear-alones" turned out to be a near life altering experience
    for Caroline Lane who snapped this sweet image aboard Gregory Dorn's Dehler 46' Favonius.

    "Absolutely shattered! First ever ocean race complete I’ve been wanting to do the Farallones race for years and it finally happened!!!
    I didn’t take any sea sickness pills as I wanted to understand how my body would react. The potato patch lived up to its expectations,
    the Farallones islands were as raw and awesome as people had described,
    ...
    Published on 06-10-2019 09:34 AM
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    Very thick sea with waves between 4 to 6 meters. Winds of 65 knots which is equivalent ...
    Published on 06-10-2019 09:30 AM
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    Teams and significant players are in Lorient, France meeting to finalize plans for the revitalized Ocean Race,
    the route, the stops, the teams, the boats and the players all soon to be revealed... We can tell you that a returning
    USA team will have it's mitts on a very well publicized boat in which to compete...






    The French Revolution
    Meet the sailors hoping to bring some je ...
    Published on 06-10-2019 09:03 AM
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    Report by Bill Wagner


    Prospector, the Mills 68 that was chasing the Annapolis-to-Newport Race record, was dismasted in the wee hours of Sunday morning.

    Prospector was sailing upwind in 20-25 knots of wind and pounding into eight-foot seas in the Atlantic Ocean when the rig failed around 3 a.m.

    Annapolis resident Marty Roesch, one of four owners of the high-tech racing machine, said the headstay parted at the mast and the entire rig came down.

    “The tang for the forestay sheared off for reasons we don’t know yet,” Roesch said. “We were pounding upwind in heavy air and high seas. There was 20,000 pounds of load on the backstay. When the forestay failed the backstay pulled the rig down.”

    Roesch said the mast fell ...
    Published on 06-10-2019 08:24 AM
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    SANTA RITA, Guam — Good Samaritans from a merchant vessel, with Coast Guard coordination, rescued three men from an overturned vessel over 70 miles off Yap, Saturday.

    The crew of the vessel, Frio Mogami, participating in ...
    Published on 06-09-2019 04:21 PM
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    Saint-Tropez threw up unexpected conditions for the maxi boats competing on their first of three days of inshore racing at the Rolex Giraglia, organised by Yacht Club Italiano and Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez, supported by the International Maxi Association.

    As crews set off on their two windward-leeward races off one of the Cote d’Azur finest beaches - Plage de Pampelonne - they were bracing themselves for winds building in the afternoon to 30 knots. ...
    Published on 06-09-2019 12:29 PM
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    Wednesday morning very early, Simone and I went to the boarding of a gigantic cargo. Pirate Flag out, knife between the teeth, we are gone to the assault of this ship to a dozen miles from the dst d ' Ouessant!

    I'm kidding a little now but you can imagine that this act of involuntary piracy ...
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