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    Published on 09-16-2020 12:31 PM
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    Fred Duthil (Technique Voile) takes 1st in leg 3


    Marc Mallaret, (CER Occitanie) 2nd


    Adrien Hardy (Ocean Attitude) completes the podium


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    Published on 09-16-2020 08:01 AM




    British Sailor Alex Thomson brings us up to speed on the completion of the final service of the HUGO BOSS boat before ...
    Published on 09-15-2020 01:06 PM
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    American Magic's AC75 Defiant performed some spectacular gymnastics on Monday - when training in winds well above the racing limit.


    Leaving the dock in the Wynyard Marina at 11.00am, an hour after Emirates Team New Zealand's ...
    Published on 09-15-2020 08:41 AM
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    PÉRON-LE CLÉAC'H, THE OPPORTUNISTS
    Published on 09/15/2020

    We will remember from these last hours, between many adventures, the remarkable shot full of opportunism played this morning by two latecomers, Eric Péron and Armel ...
    Published on 09-14-2020 07:35 AM
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    Press Democrat

    Water streamed out near the cutter head of a 74-foot ship anchored in the Petaluma River Friday afternoon, and in a matter of hours it will begin pummeling silt that’s been accumulating beneath the surface for many years.

    The 18-mile waterway links Sonoma County’s second-largest city to the San Pablo Bay, and on its best days was an active commercial and recreational channel with barges hauling materials and boats carrying tourists.

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    Published on 09-13-2020 04:59 PM
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    THE BAY OF SEINE FOR FIRST JUSTICE OF THE PEACE!
    Published on 09/13/2020

    A relatively peaceful night, spent sliding at a small trot and under a gennaker along the chalk cliffs of the Opal Coast, abruptly followed this morning, barely adorned ...
    Published on 09-13-2020 11:11 AM
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    Reports of orcas striking sailing boats in the Straits of Gibraltar have left sailors and scientists confused. Just what is causing such unusually aggressive behaviour?

    The Guardian Reports




    When nine killer whales surrounded the 46ft boat that Victoria Morris was crewing in Spain on the afternoon of 29 July, she was elated. The biology graduate taught sailing in New Zealand and is used to friendly orca encounters. But the atmosphere quickly changed when they started ramming the hull, spinning the boat 180 degrees, ...
    Published on 09-12-2020 12:32 PM
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    PHIL SHARP LEADS OUT OF DUNKIRK ON ‘MONSTER’ STAGE 3 LEG OF LA SOLITAIRE DU FIGARO
    Published on 12/09/2020

    The Race Director of the 51st La Solitaire du Figaro shortened the course for Stage 2 to ensure that the skippers had a full extra night of sleep before this afternoon’s start of Stage 3, a 492 miles ‘monster’ of a leg from Dunkirk down the Channel and all the way around the Brittany coast to Saint Nazaire.



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    Published on 09-12-2020 08:21 AM
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    Lia Has Done Did It!

    Congratulations on the new record! ...
    Published on 09-12-2020 08:14 AM
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    It took a strong composure and a bit of success to win these 48 hours Azimut.

    Undecided until the end, they consecrate for the second consecutive year Jérémie Beyou (Charal), opportunist hunter finding at the level of the island of Groix the breath of saving air. Samantha Davies takes second place and Isabelle Joschke completes the podium.
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    Published on 09-11-2020 04:09 PM
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    The already postponed/reformatted Encinal Race is currently in the wait and see mode, due to
    the current very unhealthy air conditions being experienced around the west coast and the bay area.
    A DECISION ...
    Published on 09-11-2020 02:57 PM
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    A DECISIVE THIRD STAGE TO LA SOLITAIRE DE FIGARO IS SET BUT THIRD PLACED GOODCHILD IS STAYING COOL
    Published on 11/09/2020




    The third stage of the 51st La Solitaire du Figaro which starts from Dunkirk on Saturday afternoon at 1600hrs local time is a 492 nautical ...
    Published on 09-11-2020 02:32 PM
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    TRACKER


    The 17 Défi Azimut IMOCAs are now all heading north since Miranda Merron on Campagne de France rolled up the Azimut 2 waypoint at 5:34 pm, a little over 7 hours after the first Charlie Dalin (Apivia).

    On this last 186-mile stretch, anything can still happen: a great battle of tacking begins at the start of the evening and to add ...
    Published on 09-11-2020 10:09 AM
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    Alex Thomson Racing completes final service of HUGO BOSS yacht ahead of Vendée Globe 2020

    British sailing team Alex Thomson Racing has completed the final service of its IMOCA 60 racing yacht, HUGO BOSS, ahead of the highly anticipated Vendée Globe ...
    Published on 09-10-2020 03:07 PM
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    The easterly winds that whipped up flames and smoke across the western states provided a vehicle
    at least for some Shitz & Giggles for 3 locals from the Hood River Area to embark on a rare downhill AND downriver
    romp from Hood River to Cascade Locks. The 20/20 Challenge record was the desired target!



    Sean Doogie Couvreux, Andrew Estcourt and Spike climbed aboard Andy's ...
    Published on 09-10-2020 11:42 AM
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    Finally alone! The 17 competing IMOCAs set sail from Lorient this afternoon on a long triangular sprint in the middle of the Bay of Biscay. Leading the way, Charal is battling it out with Arkea Paprec and L’Occitane en Provence, with the foilers already flying along towards the first mark some 143 miles ahead of their bows. After this bracing start, a first night at high speed awaits all the fleet

    To look impressive and steal the show, nothing can beat nailing a start! Heading the fleet this afternoon ...
    Published on 09-09-2020 03:39 PM
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    Lia Ditton has been making tracks across the Pacific in the past few weeks, and is now just over 100 nm
    to Honolulu and currently making 2.3 knots. Now in her 84th day, she appears well ahead of the current 99 day record
    for solo woman's ...
    Published on 09-09-2020 10:48 AM
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    It’s full house… The pontoons of Lorient – La Base are a hive of activity this Tuesday 8 September, on the eve of the start of the Défi Azimut. “All eyes will be on this event. Weather conditions are not forecast to be rough so it’ll be more a case of gently getting into the swing of things!” admits Gildas Morvan, Race Director for this tenth ...
    Published on 09-08-2020 04:26 PM
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    Editors note: Bradley Funk Is the sole USA sailor in a field of 70 but is representing his country well,
    residing in 2nd place in a talented field of Mothies, most all GBR sailors


    Wetsuit Outlet UK Moth Nationals at the WPNSA Day 1 – 69 in Weymouth, as team-mates
    battle it out at the top


    After a slow start to Monday as the forecast wind filled in as predicted, the UK Moth fleet
    took to the water for an event many thought would never happen. It’s not the Worlds that
    was scheduled, and the majority of the overseas entries haven’t been able to make it due to
    quarantine restrictions, but it is the sailing event of 2020.

    Three ...
    Published on 09-08-2020 10:35 AM
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    Huntington Lake, east of Fresno in the Sierra has been the home to multitudes of sailing events for decades
    including the annual High Sierra Regattas for dinghies and another one for keelboats, both a week long respite
    for family fun and friendly adventures. ...
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