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    Published on 02-22-2012 04:30 PM
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    The 1st glimpse of Artemis's wing for their 72' AC Cat as it emerges from a warehouse in Valencia, Spain.
    Artemis's CEO Paul Cayard was headed to Valencia yesterday, ...
    Published on 02-22-2012 02:03 PM
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    We are through the peak of the storm and we're happy to report that we didn't sustain any damage... Our strategy was to slow the boat down and let the worst part of the depression go past us before resuming our course towards Cape Horn so that we would be behind the storm on the approach to the cape... Marco Nannini wors and photo



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    Published on 02-22-2012 10:49 AM
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    Oracle Racing swung open its base door to the Pier 80 Facilities to accredited media types and revealed some of the ongoing projects.
    The cavernous warehouse has been neatly transformed into a very tidy, clean facility, sans heat. The media crews of 100 or so bodies
    were broken into 3 more manageable groups and escorted by 3 staff members, Bradd Webb, "Tuggy" and Ian "Fresh" Burns






    The tour showed a few highlight of years ...
    Published on 02-21-2012 04:55 AM
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    Thurlow Fisher Lawyers won Race 3 of the Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today, but the other winners were those lucky spectators on the harbor who witnessed two great crews tame the elements in a wonderful sailing display.

    Michael Coxon, Aaron Links and Trent Barnabas on Thurlow Fisher Lawyers and Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton ...
    Published on 02-20-2012 08:18 PM
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    There has never been a bigger star in the world of windsurfing than Robby Naish, the undisputed king of
    windsurfing who stole the lime light and ripped away world titles from windsurfers 2 and 3 times his age.
    The kid from La Jolla California won his 1st world title at the tender age of 13 in 1976. The fan of all things pirates ...
    Published on 02-20-2012 12:38 PM
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    Newly appointed Skipper of Oman Air in the Extreme 40 Class Morgan Larson was 4 days into practice over the weekend
    when Ernesto Bertarelli attempted a duck and came up goose eggs. Morgan will face his 1st challenge in Muscat on Feb 28th,
    so it looks like they have some patching to do ...
    Published on 02-19-2012 10:59 AM
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    While Saturday's scheduled Corinthian Yacht Clubs Midwinter # 3 forewarned entrants of the forecasted small craft advisory,
    with winds expected to exceed 40 knots, the biggest worry for most boats was keeping enough boat speed up to avoid being
    swept out the Gate.




    With a building ebb and very light air at the Noon start, a 55 minute postponement lead some to
    just drop a hook, whip out lunch and bag some rays!




    Keep in mind Ferry schedules must be kept, and if you're lolly-gaggin in the transition zone, your mimosa might get upset!



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    Published on 02-18-2012 08:17 PM
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    Finally our dive to penguin latitudes paid its dividends and today we
    jumped in the lead of the third leg of the Global Ocean Race with a lead
    of 30 miles over Cessna Citation who had chosen a more northerly option.
    We are still on full time radar watch for icebergs, the risk of finding
    one on our way should be progressively decreasing but water temperature is
    at the lowest we've seen at just 6C, ...
    Published on 02-18-2012 08:04 PM
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    Winning Appliances JJ Giltinan 2012 Heat 1... was won by the defending champions Gotta Luv it 7.The 18ftrs "Dream Team"of Seve ...
    Published on 02-16-2012 04:48 PM
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    With gloriously clear skies and unlimited visibility, Oracle Racing took to the Bay once again to enjoy
    some light wind work outs. Staying on the South Bay just outside the Pier 80 compound and flanked
    by their support boats the crews work on starts, roundings and a couple sausage leg in winds which
    began 8-10 out of ...
    Published on 02-15-2012 05:17 PM



    Simon Brown and Bob Killick have been covering the 18's down in Sydney for a long time,
    and will be doing it again for the JJ Giltinans ...
    Published on 02-15-2012 05:00 PM


    Rob Blackmore is not only a talented sailor, and a quality sail maker, but doing some
    funtastic work with his video work, ...
    Published on 02-15-2012 02:59 PM
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    What would possess a normal human to go homeless for 30 hours outside one of SF's more notorious dive bars? For Thomas Watson, it was shear determination and a chance of a lifetime! After perusing the internet over the weekend he ran across a post by Russell ...
    Published on 02-14-2012 05:00 PM
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    After far to much time agonizing over the slow up loads and downloads and error messages from
    the previous service provider, we have finally gotten a faster ...
    Published on 02-14-2012 04:21 PM



    Our friends over at Open Sailing were busy this weekend in the 200nm Bishop Rock Race.
    double handing in 20-30 knots of wind for 30 hours! When they ...
    Published on 02-14-2012 04:12 PM
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    A great series of images from Jan's Marine Photography www.janpix.smugmug.com






















    More of Jans Pics HERE!!! ...
    Published on 02-13-2012 10:27 PM
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    Sacrafices made: this water front area known as Rincon was slated to be Super Yacht HQ
    Other options have been made after loud protests from local residents



    We've heard the promise that America's Cup will pick up where other efforts leave off, to build a commercially viable San Francisco waterfront. A reasonable person could wonder, so let's consider precedents.

    Case 1 - Toward the end of the first-ever America's
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    Published on 02-13-2012 09:44 PM
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    "As the Northern California Fleet Captain for the Farr 30, I hope to inspire a renaissance of Farr 30 (former Mumm 30) sailing in the bay area. My goal is to double the number of actively racing Farr 30’s in the SF bay area by 2014, -- giving us enough for a one-design start in major regattas. I am appealing to you to help me reach this goal. You can help me by connecting me with friends who may be looking for a great boat to race. I can help them by providing information about the Farr 30 fleet and possibly even connecting potential partners ...
    Published on 02-13-2012 09:20 PM
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    Louis is an excellent fisherman, shown here with a 42" Bull Dorado. While his skill on angling are quite sharp, sometimes he forgets to put his trousers on....



    Our intrepid cruising couple, Luis and Laura Kruk have bid a fine adios to Mexican waters and headed south aboard their Beneteau 42 "Cirque" after 3 seasons cruising in the Mexican Riviera during the Fall /Winter ...
    Published on 02-08-2012 01:40 PM
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    Its kind of of rehash of Hanging With The Hobbits Piece we ran a few weeks ago,
    but Frank Quealy Digs a little deeper and pull out some gems for his piece previewing the 2012 JJ's coming up soon in Sydney!



    New Zealand’s 18ft Skiff sailors will make their strongest challenge in recent years when they contest the JJ Giltinan Championship on Sydney Harbour from 17-26 February.Since the time James J. Giltinan first conceived the idea of holding a world’s championship ...
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