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    July 19 Position Report And Updates

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    As you most likely know by now, Comanche finish her race last night, a bit shy of her record but did get her 1st Barn Door
    (Rule...
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    Quotes From Boats July 19th Vol 1

    Hello friends and family from, well, somewhere in the Pacific. We just
    wrapped up day 6 of the 2019 Transpac aboard the SC52 Westerly. Another
    wonderful day of sailing.

    Yesterday was marked...
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    Risky Business: Chasing Super Maxi's Offshore

    Aerial photography is full of risks and getting that special shot requires putting a lot on the line.
    One of the most glamorous sailing shots in the world is barreling down the Molokai Channel
    with...
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    Barn Door Afterall For Comanche

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    After the same slow start that plagued all Saturday starters this year in the 50th edition of the LA-Honolulu Transpac, Jim...
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    July 18th Update: Mods Done, Comanche Nears 200 nm mark

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    Group shot showing Positions 10:00 Hours HST and weather model...
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    Quotes From Boats July 18th Vol 1

    Aloha from SV OAXACA,

    Wednesday was "Halfway Party Day" and Liz's birthday, so we celebrated all day long. Starting with Liz's "birthday cake" (aka fresh baked scones) in the morning to a fun...
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    Cascais Super Series Rodeo Get Rowdy

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    Super Fast Quantum Racing Are On Song in Cascais Wind and Waves

    (Thursday 18th July, Cascais) – After a disappointing...
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    Argo Takes Line Honors, PowerPlay 2nd Maserati 3rd

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    Argo First to Finish in Transpac 50

    HONOLULU, HAWAII - After a slow initial start on Saturday, Jason Carroll and his team...
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    The 0700 HST Position Tracker (http://yb.tl/transpac2019#) shows the wild advancement the Mod 70's have made with Argo just 12-13...
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    Quotes From Boats July 17 vol 1

    Hamachi reaches Halfway!
    This crew is sailing all out and crushing the rest of the fleet. They celebrated at the halfway, deservedly so. Here's Jason's report: Well, we don't know if its EXACTLY...
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    Alert! Argo Inside 500nm

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    Jason Carroll's Mod 70 broke through the 500nm mark at 0200 HST after a 493 nm 24 hour run!

    Expected in during the wee hours...
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    Firefly Lights Up Huntington

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    Huntington lake really showed off her beauty this year. A big snow year left spectacular views of snow-capped
    mountains set in...
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    Quotes From Boats July 16 Volume 2

    Prevail SC 52

    Tuesday Update
    No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problem. Boots are appearing with less frequency and some even did their overnight watches in shorts and a light jacket. Salopettes are quickly...
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    July 16th Position Update: Multi 70 Take Lead, Compression Continues

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    The Mod 70's, lead by Jason Carroll's Argo have emerged as new front runners, devouring the 1st half of the course in 2.5 days,...
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    Argo 1st To 1,000 nm DTF

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    Jason Carroll's Mod 70' Argo has reached the magical 1,000 nm at 0200 HST
    and was doing 20.8 knots at that time. They enjoyed a...
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    Quotes From Boats July 16 Part 1

    Ok, here's the update. Transpac 2019. The 50th running of the famous race
    from California to Hawaii. Three starts, some 90 boats, and 2225 miles of
    blue pacific ocean between Pt. Fermin and...
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    Interview with Sangmeister & Disney On OEX Rudder Failure

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    Upon their return to Marina del Rey, the skippers of the Santa Cruz 70 OEX (John Sangmeister) and the Andrews 70 Pyewacket (Roy Disney) give an account...
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    Timing is everything. And with that, Mayhem has...

    Timing is everything. And with that, Mayhem has arrived safely in San Diego where they were greeted by Ronnie Simpson.
    (Damn he sure gets around) To be clear, Mayhem was not using a stock rudder,...
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    Hobie 33 Rudder Issues

    To help understand why the two Hobie 33's, Aloha and Mayhem both suffered rudder failure.

    Received this from an anonymous reader:

    "A few days of reaching killed the Hobie 33 stock rudder posts?...
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    Notes From Boats July 15 Volume 2

    Day 3 Morning Check In
    July 15, 2019, 0800

    The Frenchman aboard was angered by the lack of Bastille Day celebrations on the mighty Argo. He has locked himself in the aft cabin with a bottle of...
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    July 15 Position Updates

    We have compression and commingling between fleets now as Friday's starters are beginning to
    catch up to the Wednesday starters and some of the Saturday maxi's and Multi's are just blowing right...
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    Maserati Pushes On

    Just in from Maserati which forwarded images of damages sustained in last nights collision.
    They are apparently continuing toward Hawaii, at a more modest pace.


    MaseratiMulti70’s damaged bow...
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    12 Metre World Concludes With Ferocity

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    12 Metre World Championship:
    World Titles Claimed in Four Divisions
    NEWPORT, R.I. (July 13, 2019) – It couldn’t have been any...
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    Notes From Boats July 15th

    Bretwalda 3 Day 3 Race Updates
    July 14, 2019, 1830

    The Bretwalda team had a great start and trip to the west end of Catalina. Good Call crossed us just before we cleared the point at the west end...
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    Breaking News: OEX Crew Abandon's Ship, Maserati

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    FLASH NEWS – July 15th, 2019



    Maserati Multi 70 collided with a big floating object during the Transpac

    Left side...
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