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    Published on 11-11-2020 10:08 AM
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    TRACKING


    No respite in the night! The skippers who chose the western option had to face harsh conditions with gusts of over 40 knots. Among the "southerners", 150 miles away, Maxime Sorel, Benjamin Dutreux, Jean Le Cam and Nicolas Troussel are leading the race. While Armel Tripon diverted to La Coruña, Fabrice Amedeo, he resumed the race. State of play.
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    Published on 11-11-2020 09:31 AM
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    At 9.15 am this morning, the Race Direction of the Vendée Globe contacted Vincent Beyou, Charal's team manager, after noting a change in the trajectory of the black boat. A few minutes later, ...
    Published on 11-10-2020 11:49 PM
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    Kahla Preston writes for Honey.nine.com.au

    Children often develop intense fixations, and for a young Sally Fitzgibbons it was the Olympic Games.

    From age five, she would imagine herself in Rocky-style movie montages as she threw herself into various sports. The "weird infatuation" was only cemented when she saw Cathy Freeman win gold at Sydney 2000.

    "Every time I'd finish running around the block or riding my BMX, I'd be like, 'Coming down the home straight, she's gonna go for gold...', having the full Bruce McAvaney moment where you ...
    Published on 11-10-2020 11:36 PM
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    UPDATE Monday November 9: It's understood that the mayor of Nazare Walter Chicharro is meeting with authorities tomorrow to discuss a solution. We'll keep you posted on a resolution.

    Surfing has officially been banned at XXL surfing's favourite amphitheatre Nazare amidst COVID fears.
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    Published on 11-10-2020 11:29 PM



    It takes a special combination of skill, inventiveness, and cool under pressure to manage the flow of priceless data from the America's Cup AC75's sensors to the team's analysis tools. From those tools come ...
    Published on 11-10-2020 12:27 PM
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    Yes there are bundles of new ways to harness the wind and waves available these days,
    yet nothing surpasses the water and wave human connection like the wavesailing.

    Pure and simple, fully immersed, the power of the ocean's swell dancing beneath your feet and legs,
    the warm, free flowing tradewinds directly ...
    Published on 11-10-2020 11:13 AM
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    First hard point of this 9th Vendée Globe: the passage of an active front this night which will bring its harvest of gusts and cross seas. Heading west, part of the fleet has opted for a frontal impact in order to then benefit from "favorable" conditions downwind. Further south, the other group, led by the new leader Benjamin Dutreux (OMIA-Water Family), prefers to protect themselves from the harshness of the elements. At the end of the afternoon, everyone was progressing close-hauled. The escapees from the West were already beginning to feel the blast of this heat stroke in the sails, with 25 knots of wind and significant troughs.

    The philosophies diverge, the roads too. On this second day of the race, the 32 sailors ...
    Published on 11-09-2020 09:55 AM
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    Vendee fans might have noticed Alex's sudden speed decrease last night on the tracker and speculation was that of gear failure
    of some sort, but as Alex explains, things got sticky because of fishing gear interference and losing a sheet during sail change




    An update from Alex Thomson onboard the HUGO BOSS boat during the first 24 hours of racing in the Vendée Globe . No sleep but still in good spirits!

    https://www.alexthomsonracing.com/the-hub/race/

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    00 miles off the Bay of Biscay, the fleet is heading south towards Cape ...
    Published on 11-08-2020 12:40 PM
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    ​A sea mist shrouding the start zone off Les Sables d’Olonne held up the start of the ninth edition of the Vendée Globe solo non stop round the world race for nearly one hour and 20 minutes.

    But for their patience the record-sized 33 boat fleet was rewarded by late Autumn sunshine, a near perfect 10-12 knots south easterly breezes and flat seas when the start gun finally sounded at 1420hrs French time, sending the lone 27 men and 6 women skippers off on their 24,296 nautical miles round the world challenge. ...
    Published on 11-06-2020 02:26 PM
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    yachtracing.life REPORTS


    News has emerged about plans to stage a brand new around-the-world yacht race for grand prix ocean racing yachts, to be called the Great Cape Race.

    A provisional Notice of Race has been issued ...
    Published on 11-06-2020 10:15 AM
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    Jules Verne Trophy

    The men of the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild actively waiting


    Lorient, friday, November 6, 2020 - As scheduled, since 1 November, the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild and her crew have officially been on standby to set sail on their Jules Verne Trophy attempt. Moored in Lorient, her port of registry, the 32-metre giant is ready to head off on the theoretical 22,000 nautical miles that make up the legendary round the world record under sail. Together with their router ...
    Published on 11-05-2020 02:20 PM
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    “This race has consumed me for the past 20 years”

    Alex Thomson on his quest to make British sporting history

    Alex Thomson is just days away from beginning a sporting challenge widely regarded as one of the toughest in the world today.
    The 46-year-old from Gosport, ...
    Published on 11-05-2020 11:46 AM
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    On the south coast of Portugal lays Marina de Vilamoura with an excellent sailing facilities and direct access
    to the Atlantic, where a fleet of International Dragons have gathered for the 1st of a series of winter
    competitions.

    Today the fleet of 14 were challenged by a sizable swell and winds up to 25 knots, leading up to
    some wild ...
    Published on 11-04-2020 12:19 PM
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    The latest generation IMOCAs will surely deliver a new Vendée Globe record time. The British skipper of Hugo Boss, Alex Thomson suggested on Tuesday in Les Sables d’Olonne that a new mark could be “Between 59 and 70 days depending on the weather”. Armel Le Cléac’h, the winner of the 2016-17 edition took 74 days to complete his winning lap of the planet. Since ...
    Published on 11-04-2020 11:48 AM
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    Round the County may be cancelled, BUT...

    Yeah, COVID-19 sucks. Most of the big regattas this year were cancelled and now RTC is too. But that doesn't mean we can't go sailing around the San Juans in November! A rogue group of hardy sailors are planning to "cruise" the RTC course. Maybe we'll see you out there?

    the schedule
    Saturday, Nov. 7
    Start a clockwise cruise of San Juan County at Lydia Shoal. Use VHF 67 to chat with friends.



    Note your start time when you head south across an artificial line east of the Lydia Shoal buoy ...
    Published on 11-04-2020 11:08 AM
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    Nathan Outteridge Becomes Interim President of the Nacra 17 Class


    Gold medalist Nathan Outteridge of Australia, has been appointed by the executive of the Nacra 17 Class to become the interim president of the International Nacra 17 Class Association. Outteridge moves into the Presidential role within the class taking ...
    Published on 11-03-2020 03:08 PM
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    Ports of Auckland has today announced that it will facilitate the use of the inner harbour races courses (B and C) for all racing for the 36th America’s Cup event.

    CEO Tony Gibson said “We wanted the public to be able to ...
    Published on 11-03-2020 11:42 AM
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    Lessons learned in the race by OSCAR's state of the art AI will ultimately benefit all mariners.

    Press release issued by BSB Marine
    2 November 2020

    Short of space flight, a 40,000km non-stop singlehanded yacht race around the world represents one of the toughest human-mechanical challenges ...
    Published on 11-03-2020 11:15 AM
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    Over 40 entries registered for 2021 Transpac



    Merlin Makes More Magic In 2019

    November 2, 2020 - Los Angeles, CA - As of today, 8 months and 10 days in advance of the first start on July 13, 2021, there are 42 confirmed entries in the 51st edition of the Transpacific Yacht Club’s race from Los Angeles to Honolulu, the Transpac. This ...
    Published on 11-02-2020 09:21 AM
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    18ft Skiffs
    Spring Championship, Race 4
    Sunday, 1 November 2020
    Sydney Harbour









    The Australian champion tech2 team of Jack Macartney, Charlie Wyatt and Lewis Brake gave a masterclass of power sailing with a brilliant victory in Race 4 of the Australian 18 Footers League's Spring 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today. ...
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