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    Published on 08-02-2021 05:33 PM
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    In mid-July, to celebrate the four years of the launch of Maxi Edmond de Rothschild, maxi-trimaran 32-metre ocean flying and flagship of Gitana Team, the five arrows team offered us a meeting high flight off Lorient ...
    Published on 08-02-2021 01:50 PM
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    SWISS GC32S ON TOP IN LAGOS ON NATIONAL DAY
    By natasha on 01 Aug. 2021


    GC32 World Champions and winners of the first GC32 Lagos Cup a month ago, Ernesto Bertarelli’s Alinghi continued its winning streak today…just. After dominating the first post-pandemic event here a month ago, today the Swiss team won the GC32 Lagos Cup 2 by just two points from Christian Zuerrer’s Black Star Sailing Team.

    After struggling yesterday Frenchman Erik Maris’ Zoulou rocketed up the leaderboard today to complete the podium, as crews less familiar with the GC32, Team Rockwool Racing and Red Bull Sailing Team (with three crew, including helmsman Nathan Outteridge, new for this ...
    Published on 08-02-2021 10:46 AM
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    Enoshima, Japan – A lack of wind forced the postponement of racing in all active sailing events on Monday at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. After a lengthy onshore delay, the Race Committee elected to push Monday’s scheduled races to Tuesday, including the 49er and 49erFX skiff medal races that ...
    Published on 08-02-2021 08:31 AM
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    A few selects of Saturday's YRA Race to Punta Bonita, 69 registered a few no shows.

    Good ebb and wind on way out and benign seas outside the Gate made for a rather quick jaunt out and
    back to the Enicinal YC in Alameda





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    Published on 07-30-2021 04:10 PM
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    Arco (ITALY) – Lake Garda delivered spectacular conditions for the penultimate day of the 2021 ILCA 6 Youth Worlds in Arco, Italy. With south winds of 12-15 knots, 374 of the world’s best boys and girls sailors completed two more races in the que.st for the championship.

    Ireland’s Eve McMahon moved back into the top spot in the girls division with another pair of top-10 finishes in the fresh breeze and short chop. Czech sailor Alessia Palanti is just three points behind McMahon, leading up to what might prove to be an exciting final day for the championship.

    Mattia Cesana of Italy continues to top the boy’s division, and with two fourth place ...
    Published on 07-30-2021 03:21 PM
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    Matt Wearn has wrapped up the gold medal in the Men’s One Person Dinghy – Laser at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition, making him the third consecutive Australian to have achieved the feat.

    Denmarks’ Anne-Marie Rindom could have done the same in the Women’s One Person Dinghy – Laser Radial, but for a big misunderstanding.

    It was very light and fluky conditions, not for the faint hearted. Some adapted to the new breeze and others have suffered as the breeze got harder to read.

    Men’s One Person Dinghy – Laser

    Even light and fluky winds couldn’t hold up the relentless march of Matt Wearn who secured the gold medal for Australia this afternoon. With a 22-point advantage, Sunday’s Medal Race will be a formality for the ...
    Published on 07-29-2021 09:32 AM
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    Enoshima, Japan – The highlights of the day for the US Sailing Team came in the Men’s RS:X and Men’s Laser classes, where years of effort and steady improvement paid off for two athletes competing in their second consecutive Olympic regatta. In a day five that was a close copy of day four from a weather perspective, Enoshima delivered wind, waves and close racing among the world’s ...
    Published on 07-28-2021 11:49 AM
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    Enoshima is famous, notorious even, for its big wave action, and that’s what the sailors got on day four of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition.

    Eight out of ten fleets were racing on Wednesday, with only the Laser and Laser Radial having a rest day. Some sailors put down some big markers with dominant performances in the 470 Women and Nacra 17.

    In the Men’s and Women’s Skiff events, both halves of an engaged couple are sharing the limelight in their respective boats, Dylan Fletcher (GBR) taking the lead in the 49er and his fiancée Charlotte Dobson (GBR) maintaining top spot in the 49erFX.

    Alongside the big waves across Sagami Bay, the sailors thrived in 14-17 knots of consistent south westerly breeze that gave them a stern test.

    Men’s Windsurfer – RS:X
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    Published on 07-27-2021 09:12 AM
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    Enoshima, Japan – With the addition of the 49erFX skiff and Finn heavyweight dinghy fleets to the sailing action off Enoshima, Japan, American sailing fans were able to watch three additional U.S. athletes competing near the front of their fleets at Tokyo 2020.

    Stephanie Roble (East Troy, Wis.) and Maggie Shea (Wilmette, Ill.) opened their Olympic ...
    Published on 07-26-2021 11:21 AM
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    There was more wind than expected for the second day of racing at the Olympic Sailing Competition which was just as well as the lumpy, confused wave pattern made it hard to get into the groove.

    When the Pacific swell hits the shoreline of Enoshima and the concrete harbour walls, it reverberates back out to sea, turning the field of play into something akin to a washing machine. Finding a rhythm through the water is difficult, made all the harder by the breeze shifting first one way, then the other, without much discernible pattern. Many suffered, but a few managed to make sense of nature’s chaos.

    The Laser, Laser Radial and the Men’s ...
    Published on 07-26-2021 08:46 AM
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    Having start dates staggered this year over five days and near-perfect strong breeze over the 2225-mile course has resulted in the first big wave of competitors coming across the finish line at Diamond Head today in the 51st edition of the LA-Honolulu Transpac. Since yesterday 10 more teams have finished the race today, with 9 more teams expected in tonight before dawn tomorrow. This makes more half the ...
    Published on 07-23-2021 04:11 PM
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    OVERALL

    Pyewacket 70' was the 2021 Barn Door Winner, the turbo'ed former Telefonica completing the LA to Diamond Head
    in the wee hours (07/23/02:53 HST) for a5d 16h 53m 20s run , collecting line honors, and currently 3rd in Division one!
    Ho'okolohe, the Farr 57' was first to finish in daylight, 08:39 HST for and elapsed time 9d 22h 39m 36s, taking Division 8 by bundles
    and is currently 1st in ORR, but that is sure to evaporate as other boats finish.
    Next in line ...
    Published on 07-23-2021 11:16 AM
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    Meanwhile, Typhoon In-Fa is doing a bit of a dance south of the Olympic Games. With another system
    to follow with the greatest impact on Monday.




    Saturday

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    Published on 07-23-2021 10:55 AM

    Callisto

    Jason's daily report arrived just after midnight and read on to see why: "Just about 500nm to the finish. It has been crazy busy with gybes and sail changes-some planned and others unplanned. We are sailing 4 on and 4 off (ed note: 4 hours on deck, 4 hours below sleeping), but have been woken up mid off watch for these events so haven't slept more than 90 minutes in 2-3 days. We are in the trades not with 18-25 knots and occasional big seas. We have stuffed the bow (ed note: the bow goes underwater while the boat is at high speed-you don't want this to happen), several times and exploded kites (ed note: sails) and ripped the front pulpit off. Lots of excitement." $$$$ Go, Go, Callisto


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    Horizon

    July 22, 2021

    The significant event of the last 24 hours of sailing was that blue skies greeted us this morning after an intense 10 minute rainshower at 7am. The crew on deck got a free shower with fresh rainwater! Winds continue from a north/northeasternly ...
    Published on 07-23-2021 06:40 AM
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    Roy Disney Jr and crew complete the 2021 Transpac in 5d 52m 20s with an 460 nm VMG 24 hour finish!

    TRACKER is live ...
    Published on 07-22-2021 01:41 PM
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    TRACKER



    The leaders are less than 500nm! Report from the current pack leader, HO'OKOLOHE: "50% cloud cover ,6-8 ft seas, 66 TWD, 17knts, 1019mb. Dinner Menu Steak and Lobster. Wine Pairing: Duckhorn Merlot or Rombauer Chard. Dessert: Ice Cream and semi fresh berries. Movie showing: Old School. Estimated time of Pyewacket passing us: 7:00pm."
    Other updates from the fleet -
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    Published on 07-22-2021 12:31 PM
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    CDK TECHNOLOGIES TO CONSTRUCT THE MAIN ELEMENTS OF THE SVR-LAZARTIGUE TRIMARAN



    Boasting over 35 years’ experience and leading the way in the offshore racing domain, today CDK Technologies is equipped with the very latest state-of-the-art tooling, enabling the yard to produce high-performance composite parts. As such, it was only natural that when ...
    Published on 07-22-2021 10:31 AM
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    On board the "SRV-Lazartigue", the navigator intends to beat new records François Gabart launched his new trimaran this Thursday at Concarneau. The SVR-Lazartigue is 32 meters long and weighs 15 tonnes. On board this giant of the seas, the navigator will be at the start of the Transat Jacques Vabre on November 7. A giant of the seas. 32 meters long and 23 m wide, with a mast culminating at 35 m, François Gabart's new trimaran, called SVR-Lazartigue, was launched this Thursday.














    “It's a great moment, something very symbolic, very emotional.

    We are very proud to show this new boat which we find very beautiful, ”said the sailor.
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    Published on 07-22-2021 09:02 AM
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    The good folks at Team USA have produced a very simple, easy to understand breakdown of the who, what, where and when
    of the 2021 Summer Games Sailing...

    Enjoy and pass it along!

    LIVE Streaming Schedule


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    Published on 07-21-2021 03:52 PM
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    Chicago, Ill. (July 21, 2021) – The Chicago Yacht Club’s 112th Race to Mackinac presented by Wintrust was a slow race along its 289.4 nautical mile course from Chicago to Mackinac Island, with primarily upwind wind angles that saw the breeze going from decent at the starts to completely dead at some points near the Manitou Islands, offering windless holes that stranded some of the fleet’s 231 boats longer than others.

    “We didn’t get to race last year (because of the pandemic), but this year we got to sail twice as long,” ...

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