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    Published on 01-27-2021 05:53 PM
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    [IJanuary 16th was a rewarding day of swell for Peahi-Jaws on the North Shore of Maui, Hawaii.
    The best big wave surfers flew in from around the world to light up the lineup with momentous rides.
    Here are ten images that capture the intense beauty of Super Saturday.][/I]

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    Published on 01-27-2021 03:55 PM
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    At 1950hrs UTC this evening while racing in third place, some 90 miles from the Vendée Globe finish line off Les Sables d’Olonne German skipper ...
    Published on 01-27-2021 01:08 PM
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    This Wednesday January 27 at 8:35 p.m. and 47 seconds (French time), Charlie Dalin crossed the finish line at Les Sables d'Olonne after 80 days, 6 hours, 15 minutes and 47 seconds of solo racing around the world nonstop and unassisted.

    At 36 years old and for his very first Vendée Globe, Charlie lived up to his status as a big favorite as he led the race 48% of the time! His talents as a racer, as a technician and his strategic intelligence were sublimated during these 24,365 ...
    Published on 01-27-2021 11:32 AM
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    AC75 PATRIOT BACK IN ACTION AS PRADA CUP SEMIFINALS NEAR
    Auckland, New Zealand - New York Yacht Club American Magic, the U.S. Challenger for the 36th America's Cup, on Wednesday re-launched its racing yacht, PATRIOT, for the first time since a damaging capsize and near-sinking suffered by the team during ...
    Published on 01-27-2021 10:31 AM
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    The final sprint to the Vendée Globe finish line will see the frontrunners start to arrive in Les Sables d’Olonne early this evening. The outcome will only become clear in the final miles and you won’t want to miss a second! Here is everything you need to know about where to follow the action.

    http://www.vendeeglobe.org/en

    The live video coverage of the finishes can be followed in English on the Vendée Globe website and the race’s official social media channels, Facebook, ...
    Published on 01-26-2021 05:43 PM
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    After 9 days of round-the-clock effort, and the massive support of so many here in Auckland,
    back home and around the world, PATRIOT is back in her natural element.










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    Published on 01-26-2021 01:16 PM
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    Title will be decided between the Famous Five, Dalin ETA Late Afternoon Early Evening Wednesday

    With something less than 24 hours until the first solo sailor finishes the Vendée Globe off Les Sables d’Olonne Wednesday night, even the most advanced modern weather routing programmes operated by some of the finest minds in ocean racing cannot seem to agree who the likely winner of a truly epic ninth edition of the non-stop solo round the world race ...
    Published on 01-25-2021 06:09 PM
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    18ft Skiffs
    NSW Championship, Races 2 and 3
    Sunday, 24 January 2021
    Sydney Harbour



    The recently crowned NSW champion tech2 18ft Skiff team totally dominated a great day's racing in races 2 and 3 of the Australian 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today.

    In North East winds ranging from 18-25 knots, the tech2 team of Jack Macartney, Charlie Wyatt and Lewis Brake, was brilliant and now have a ...
    Published on 01-25-2021 12:11 PM
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    First three boats in four hours on Wednesday afternoon? North or South, high risk or low risk?





    After 24,300 nautical miles and more than 80 days of racing around the world victory or a place on the podium on this ninth edition of the Vendée Globe might go down to the final layline, picking and sailing the perfect compass course from more than 100 miles out to the finish line at Les Sables d’Olonne’s famous Nouche Sud buoy.



    At 48 hours ...
    Published on 01-24-2021 08:37 PM
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    Burton Leads.....Bestaven Opts For Northern Route....Dalin, Ruyant at full potential...Hare Plans For 2024

    Less than 1000 nautical miles to the finish of the ninth edition of the Vendée Globe in Les Sables d’Olonne and it is still too close to call, not least as the Saint Malo maverick Louis Burton seized the race lead from Charlie Dalin in the late morning today.









    Burton, ...
    Published on 01-24-2021 01:15 PM
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    INEOS TEAM UK jump to the PRADA CUP Final




    INEOS TEAM UK stays unbeaten after what was probably the closest race seen so far on the AC75s, with 9 lead changes throughout the nail biting race against Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli.

    With that result, Sir Ben Ainslie’s team won their the fifth race in a row in the Round Robins. Upon finishing the ‘ghost race’ start successfully it took them to 6 points, enough to qualify directly to the PRADA Cup final.

    The Italian Challenger of Record fought until the last jibe of the last leg of a race that was the perfect definition of match race which saw the top speeds exceeding the 50 knot mark for the first time in racing. ...
    Published on 01-23-2021 11:39 AM
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    Questions At the Azores, when to gybe?.....Burton’s Blip.....Barrier, Huusela at Cape Horn Sunday

    The margin of victory on this Vendée Globe may be down to minutes rather than hours. And while there seems to be a more remote chance that the actual winner will be decided on corrected time – after time compensation for being involved in the rescue of stricken skipper Kevin Escoffier – the projected time margins for the podium places are extremely tight.

    The closest differential ...
    Published on 01-22-2021 10:49 AM
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    TRACKER


    With just five days or under 2000 miles to go until the first skippers finish the ninth edition of the Vendée Globe the outcome still hangs in the balance. Today and tonight Charlie Dalin and Louis Burton of France and Germany’s Boris Herrmann have the chance of making a small but potentially decisive breakaway from the hard chasing group of six solo skippers, their small advantage could grow over the weekend. Meantime at the back of the fleet France’s Alexia Barrier and Finland’s Ari Huusela face the toughest moments of their race yet as they are set to round Cape Horn over the weekend in 40-45kt ...
    Published on 01-22-2021 09:31 AM
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    The Maxi Edmond de Rothschild abandons her Jules Verne Trophy record attempt




    Sailing in the Indian Ocean since yesterday afternoon and their passage of the longitude of Cape Agulhas, the men of Gitana Team were positioned at 48°28 south at 11:00 UTC with a lead of over 860 miles over the record when they informed their shore ...
    Published on 01-21-2021 11:19 AM
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    Ushant Good Hope, a new reference time for the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild

    After setting sail from Ushant on 10 January at 01h33’46’’, the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild passed the longitude of the Cape of Good Hope this 21 January at 11h27’46’’ UTC after 11 days 9 hours and 53 minutes at sea. In so doing, Franck Cammas, Charles Caudrelier, ...
    Published on 01-20-2021 01:06 PM
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    The race at the front of the Vendée Globe is electrifying. None of the eight previous editions has ever witnessed a race finish as open and intense. Right now the leading skippers are trying to get their heads around a do-or-die sprint to the finish line in Les Sables d’Olonne which has now less than one week to run.




    Even the most informed of France’s pre-race race prognosticators did not project a podium finish for the maverick 35 year old from Saint Malo Louis ...
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    500 miles from the Indian Ocean

    The men of the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild are preparing to leave the familiar waters of the Atlantic Ocean and devour those of the less hospitable Indian Ocean. Indeed, at midday tomorrow, Franck Cammas, Charles Caudrelier, David Boileau, Erwan Israël, Morgan Lagravière and Yann Riou should pass the longitude of Cape Agulhas, which marks the entrance to ...
    Published on 01-19-2021 01:09 PM
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    Striding out towards Good Hope

    Spot on with their timing and at the helm of a giant at her full potential, the crew of the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild began their passage across the South Atlantic on Sunday evening after seven days at sea, bound for Good Hope, the first of three major capes in the Jules Verne Trophy. Since then, ...
    Published on 01-18-2021 06:24 PM
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    With less than two weeks - perhaps even just ten days – until the finish of what is set to be the closest ever edition of the Vendée Globe it is still impossible to predict which three skippers will finish on the podium.

    “To be honest we wont really have a decent idea until the first ones get to the entrance to the Bay of Biscay at La Coruña," warned Jacques Caraës, race director this morning.

    Race veteran Jean Le Cam (Yes We Cam!), 61, in ninth place on his fifth ...
    Published on 01-18-2021 06:05 PM
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    SKIPPER'S PRESS CONFERENCE: TERRY HUTCHINSON ON PATRIOT'S CAPSIZE, RECOVERY AND NEXT STEPS
    Auckland, New Zealand - After a mostly sleepless night following the capsize and near-sinking of American Magic's AC75 racing yacht, PATRIOT, Skipper and Executive Director Terry Hutchinson answered questions for assembled journalists in Auckland, and additional ...
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