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    Published on 01-29-2020 09:57 AM
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    2020 Sydney 38 OD Australian Championship heads to Pittwater






    The Sydney 38 One-Design Australian Championship will be hosted by Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club (RPAYC) over three days, from 14 to 16 February, and an exceptional ...
    Published on 01-29-2020 09:26 AM
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    With more than 770 miles ahead, this morning, on the record holder of the Tea Route, Francis Joyon can hope to cross the symbolic mark of the Cape of Good Hope within 4 days, a little less than 15 days after. his departure from Hong Kong. ...
    Published on 01-29-2020 08:38 AM
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    Cape2Rio2020 | Day 24 Report
    By Luke Scott



    What an amazing day full of finishers! A massive release of a spectrum of emotions from the sailors, families, friends and race supporters as the first five monohulls cross the finish line: Ciao Bella – JM BUSHA 54; Haspa Hamburg; Mussulo 40 Angola Cables; Almagores II & Mojie I.

    And although the final pecking order is far from decided, there are a number of “knowns” to draw from these finishers:
    Ciao Bella : start one monohull line honours, youngest skipper finished.
    Haspa Hamburg: start two monohull line ...
    Published on 01-28-2020 06:38 AM




    The Mini-Me of Auckland stretches her legs for the first time on the Hauraki Gulf ...
    Published on 01-27-2020 01:39 PM
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    "If you don’t push hard you will never know your limits.

    Cagliari, 27th January 2020 - This afternoon, during a sea trial, the AC75 “Luna Rossa” dismasted at just a few miles off the coast
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    Published on 01-27-2020 09:57 AM
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    CANCELLATION OF RESIA EVENT

    Unfortunately we have to announce the cancellation of the SnowKite WorldCup Resia.

    Ice conditions have considerably worsened over the last few days. There are several ...
    Published on 01-27-2020 09:46 AM
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    Some excitement in the water off Cagliari as the Italian Team Luna Rossa pushed perhaps, a little TOO FAR

    Details ...
    Published on 01-27-2020 09:38 AM
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    In the violence of the Indian Ocean...

    Over the past five days or so, the Indian Ocean has offered a series of contrasts to Francis Joyon and his crew of four aboard the IDEC SPORT maxi trimaran. ...
    Published on 01-27-2020 09:29 AM
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    MIAMI, Fla. (January 23, 2020) – Miami delivered surprising conditions for the final day of the 2020 Hempel World Cup Series Miami. Contrary to the forecast, the Race Committee was able to fire off all of the Medal Races, allowing four American sailors to secure Medal victories, three Gold and one Bronze. On the final day of the regatta, U.S. athletes in the ...
    Published on 01-27-2020 09:16 AM
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    At least 2 dead and more missing as boats catch fire at an Alabama dock

    By Amanda Watts and Eric Levenson, CNN

    Updated 9:39 AM ET, Mon January 27, 2020



    (CNN)At least two people died and ...
    Published on 01-27-2020 08:42 AM
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    TRACKER


    The Cape 2 Rio fleet is approaching the finish after more than 3 weeks at sea and enduring Tropical Storm Kurumi

    Read the reports from the past several days:


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    Cape2Rio2020 | Day 18 Report
    By Luke Scott

    The Brazilian Navy, through the Navy Hydrography Center (CHM) and multiple collaborators, has issued a warning predicting the formation of a cyclone with possible subtropical characteristics, starting on the 23rd, when it may be classified as Subtropical Depression. The formation of the cyclone is associated with the establishment of a convergence zone over a region where the sea surface temperature is being observed between 26°C and 27°C. If the intensity of the observed winds reaches or exceeds 63 km / h (34 knots), the phenomenon will be reclassified as Subtropical Storm “Kurumí”, an expression in Tupi-Guarani that means “boy”.




    Predicted weather as at 14h00B, 24 Jan ...
    Published on 01-26-2020 07:47 PM
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    A few selects from Saturday.

    Report and gallery to follow...


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    Published on 01-24-2020 12:48 PM
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    images © Billy Black


    Ken Read explains why he’s raced double-handed in a new 33 footer from Fort Lauderdale to Key West.

    I just broke a cardinal rule that I was told a long time ago by a Bermuda Race veteran. NEVER go offshore in a boat shorter than your age!

    This week I raced a Jeanneau Sun Fast 3300, which ...
    Published on 01-24-2020 10:21 AM
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    FRANCIS JOYON SURFING AT 38 KNOTS ACROSS THE INDIAN OCEAN

    The IDEC SPORT maxi trimaran has been showing her real efficiency over the past two days, as she passes through the heart of the Indian Ocean. Francis ...
    Published on 01-24-2020 09:56 AM
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    MIAMI, Fla. (January 23, 2020) – Through four days of action-packed racing on Biscayne Bay, the athletes competing at the 2020 Hempel World Cup Series Miami have experienced a vast array of conditions. Cold temperatures, wind chill, rain, strong breeze, and more typical South Florida conditions have challenged the 182 sailors from 45 nations.

    The challenge has been real on the Bay and this has created exciting ...
    Published on 01-24-2020 08:34 AM
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    Great Lakes 52 Fleet grows and launches new series

    Great Lakes (January 22, 2020) 2020 will launch the first Great Lakes 52 Season Series (GL52 Season Series). The growing premier monohull big boat racing fleet has achieved critical mass in ...
    Published on 01-24-2020 08:13 AM
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    24 January 2020

    THREE MONTHS TO ACWS SARDEGNA - CAGLIARI




    Time flies when it comes to the America’s Cup and in just three months a lot of questions will be answered with the kick-off of the very first AC75 regatta.

    The opening event of the three-regatta America’s Cup World Series circuit, the ACWS Sardegna ...
    Published on 01-23-2020 08:47 AM
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    MIAMI, Fla. (January 22, 2020) – The 182 sailors embraced the challenge of the uncharacteristically cold and blustery conditions in Biscayne Bay on Day 3 of the 2020 Hempel World Cup Series Miami. The athletes were faced with similar conditions on Tuesday, but Wednesday’s overall shifty conditions and wind chill presented an even greater test of their physical and tactical skills.

    Sailors raced under mostly sunny skies and wind speeds ranged from 16 to 18 knots on the low end and 23 to 24 on the high end this morning. The wind was not quite as strong in the afternoon and ranged from 13 to 16 knots on the low end and 16-18 ...
    Published on 01-23-2020 08:24 AM
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    TRACKER

    Francis Joyon and crew have moved out of the light winds of Sunda Strait and back into better winds as the Maxi Trimaran enters the Indian Ocean. The lead over the
    standard made by Maserati has grown to 427nm .
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    Published on 01-22-2020 08:43 AM
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    Report by: MDB

    Storm Gloria continued to batter the east of Majorca on Tuesday and stormy seas spewed waves ashore in coastal areas all day long.


    The 112 Emergency Service has responded to a total of 400 incidents since the storm began last Saturday, 324 in Majorca, 47 in Ibiza, 15 in Minorca and 7 in Formentera.

    The Government has ...
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