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    Published on 10-26-2021 11:32 AM
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    Perfect wind conditions for the knockouts. ETA Sailing Team is out. But they are ready to be back.

    The event has ramped up a gear with the start of the knockouts, a series of direct eliminations that the teams must face over the coming days in order to secure a place in the final.
    The knockouts are organised in three rounds (A-B-C), each consisting of three races, in which six teams participate.

    The first round was completed today by Team Argentina, Equal Sailing, Katana Sailing Team, Okalys Youth Project, Youth Europ Sails and ...
    Published on 10-25-2021 10:50 AM
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    VICTORIA - The Canadian Coast Guard and United States Coast Guard are warning boaters after 40 shipping containers were tossed from a cargo ship Friday in rough seas off Vancouver Island.
    The containers were adrift approximately 69 kilometres west of Vancouver Island just before 3 p.m., according to U.S. officials.

    The cargo vessel Zim Kingston was inbound for Vancouver when it listed to one side, dropping the containers into the ocean near the mouth of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the authorities said. ...
    Published on 10-25-2021 09:30 AM
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    October 24, 2021

    This morning, Monday 25 October, the VPLP/Verdier designed 30.48 metre/100 foot racing maxi, Comanche (CAY), skippered by Mitch Booth, crossed the finish line ...
    Published on 10-25-2021 09:20 AM
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    British Sailor Alex Thomson steps down from racing and turns focus to the next generation

    British sailor Alex Thomson has announced he won’t compete as a skipper in the 2024 Vendée Globe, the solo, non-stop race around-the-world, but doesn’t rule out returning to ...
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    Once in Every Lifetime Comes a Race Like This

    1700 CEST The 42nd Rolex Middle Sea Race continues deliver. After shredding the first 450 nautical miles of the 606nm racecourse the front-running Maxi Multihulls are only 66nm from the finish and expected in some time after 1930 CEST, well inside the race record of 47 hours 55 minutes and 3 seconds set in 2007. The leading Maxi Monohulls are also treating the existing benchmark with disdain and look set to better the time as well, albeit ...
    Published on 10-23-2021 11:56 AM
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    October 23, 2021
    A Grand Day in A Grand Harbour

    1700 CEST The 42nd Rolex Middle Sea Race has so far lived up to expectations, putting on a sensational start. All 114 yachts got away cleanly in a fresh south-easterly breeze that built from 10-12 knots, in the confines of Grand Harbour, to 15 knots plus once past the outer breakwater. From the smallest to the largest, the slowest to the fastest, it was a magnificent ...
    Published on 10-22-2021 10:48 AM
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    PNW Offshore Marine Forecast:

    A weak disturbance is moving ashore today with showery weather.
    A typical cold front will move through the area Saturday morning. A 948mb storm will move over the near offshore waters
    Sunday as the strong front moves through Western Washington.

    That deep low pressure system over the offshore waters on Sunday is expected to track toward northern Vancouver Island on Monday.
    There is a small craft advisory up for today for the seas over the coastal waters but the higher surf wont arrive til later Sunday through
    Monday after the storm moves through the near offshore waters.

    Published on 10-21-2021 12:34 PM
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    Linda Ambrose, Harborside Director

    What a difference a day makes. On Friday while stepping masts at the Sailing Center crew were in shorts and tee shirts with the sun out and the thermometer hitting 82 degrees. Saturday morning was still beautiful with predicted 70+ weather but the ...
    Published on 10-21-2021 10:18 AM
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    What do you get when you take 3 crews from Bahama, 3 crews from Switzerland, and one crew each from Germany,
    Great Britain and Norway, put them in 5.5 Metres on Lake Garda, add some good breeze and a talented photographer?

    all photos © http://robertdeaves.uk/ ...
    Published on 10-20-2021 12:42 PM
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    Saturday October brought very pleasant conditions to the Northern California area, with bright, clear skies,
    very warm temperatures and events aplenty in the sailing realm of things.
    The only thing lacking was the normal westerly which usually prevails on the San Francisco Bay

    AP's were posted throughout the region and ...
    Published on 10-19-2021 12:58 PM
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    The New York Yacht Club has decided against contesting the next America’s Cup, though it’s Stars + Stripes team has vowed to stay in the game..

    The famous club confirmed to Stuff on Wednesday they were “pausing our pursuit of the 37th America’s Cup”.

    Defenders Team New Zealand said they weren’t surprised by the development. ...
    Published on 10-19-2021 08:34 AM
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    Storm in Athens this week caused lightning strike to boat lost all engines, tried using sail to avoid rocks but weather had other ...
    Published on 10-17-2021 10:19 PM
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    TORREGRANDE, ITALY (October 17, 2021) – After much anticipation during the light wind postponement on shore, Daniela Moroz (Lafayette, Calif.) took the win in her final race, securing her fifth Women’s Formula Kite World Champion title. Under the new scoring system that will be utilized in the kite’s Paris 2024 debut, Moroz only needed one more race win on the final day of racing to bring home the gold. Joining her in the finals was Great Britain’s Ellie Aldridge, finishing second, France’s Lauriane Nolot in third and Poema Newland in fourth.

    In the thrill of the adrenaline and high emotions, Moroz reflected on her accomplishment, saying “it feels really good. I have to give all my props to the whole squad, the coaches, the team, my parents, friends, and family for the support. It takes a village and I’m really thankful to have their encouragement behind me. I’m absorbing it all right now… the conditions were very difficult this week, even when it was windy, it was super shifty, so making a good plan was tricky. You had to change your decisions and tactics on the go ...
    Published on 10-14-2021 12:04 PM
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    The Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle hosted the Puget Sound Sailing Championships over the October 9th and 10th weekend,
    with 63 boats in 8 divisions answering the call and vying for the title of the best of the best and all the glitter
    and gold that comes with....

    all images © Jan's Marine Pics ...
    Published on 10-13-2021 05:24 PM
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    Opening skirmishes at Formula Kite Worlds in Italy throw up surprises in tight racing

    The opening exchanges at the Formula Kite World Championships, being fought out on the Gulf of Oristano on the Italian island of Sardinia, slightly upset the form book after a faltering start, when the wind teased before the action kicked off in earnest.

    Britain’s Katie Dabson scored well in her day’s races on the spectacular track off Torregrande, as the south-westerly breezes filled in late in the day, leaving her second overall.

    Polish teenagers Nina Arcisz and Julia Damasiewicz picked up the pace as racing intensified, after the wind died mid-way through the day’s second race. When ...
    Published on 10-13-2021 03:30 PM
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    Peter Burling and Blair Tuke say they are waiting for "clarity" around the 37th America's Cup defence before re-signing with Team New Zealand.

    The Kiwi sailing duo, who have been competing ...
    Published on 10-13-2021 03:17 PM
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    Maersk has suspended a number of crew members after allegations were posted online that a 19-year-old woman was raped aboard one of the company's vessels.


    (CNN)International shipping giant Maersk has suspended five crew members and launched an investigation ...
    Published on 10-13-2021 11:42 AM
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    High stakes drama in prospect at first Worlds of Olympic cycle in Sardinia

    The world’s fastest kiteboard racers are set to battle for the coveted Formula Kite World Championships in the inaugural title fight of the Olympic cycle, on the Italian island of Sardinia.

    Over five days that promise high-intensity action, the biggest kitefoil fleet ever will go head-to-head on the flat waters off Torregrande, marking the start of the countdown to kiteboarding’s ...
    Published on 10-11-2021 04:30 PM
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    The 2021 Finn World Masters opened on Monday with some challenging breeze of 12 to 18 knots and two amazing races on the Mar Menor.
    Valerian Lebrun picked up two bullets and leads after the first day from Filipe Silva and Anthony Nossiter.

    Though Paul McKenzie led for most of race 1, Lebrun came though on the final downwind with superior free pumping technique.
    In ...
    Published on 10-11-2021 10:43 AM
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    Magic Carpet Cubed prevails in Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez maxi racing
    Saint-Tropez, October 2021

    A most rewarding week two of Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez for the maxi yachts concluded today with an easterly eventually filling in to provide 45 of the world’s largest sailing yachts with a last opportunity to put points on the scoreboard. Given the delayed start, the race committee from the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez and the event’s co-organiser, the International ...
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