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    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,” ...
    Published on 07-21-2021 11:37 AM
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    TRACKER

    Fleet: As of 07:00 HST the fleet has congregated midway through the track and Ho'okolohe the breakaway
    leader. All boats are currently enjoying good pressure , with winds in the low 20's, life is good.
    Some boats are diving a bit south, Fast Exit, Patches, Lucky Duck, Lucky and Juno , apparently seeking a tad more
    breeze from the remnants of a tropical storm.




    Div 1:
    BadPak remains in the lead on corrected time, with Lucky just one hour ...
    Published on 07-20-2021 10:58 AM
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    Team USA is fully embedded in their Olympic digs as the await competition.
    The reality is that the game are not a certainty at this point as COVID 19 cases are on the uptick
    in the Olympic Village and Japan is enduring a state of emergency with a big spike of cases throughout the country
    and many Japanese feel that hosting the games is unwise. This morning, one of the major sponsors Toyota, pulled out of'
    the games and ...
    Published on 07-19-2021 03:54 PM
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    Cecil & Alyson Rossi's Farr 57' Ho'okolohe ( Hawaiian sex in Hawaiian) Sprinted out to a lead from day 1
    a week ago with the starters in Division 8 and has not looked back. The only boat with 3 Fosters and a Corkett,
    they passed the 1,000 nm DTF mark just a few hours ago and are holding onto line honors position like a fat kid with a
    lollypop... so to speak...

    Ho'okolohe has a nice steady pace, with a 227nm 24 hour VMG ...
    Published on 07-19-2021 12:09 PM
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    July 18, 2021

    It's day 6 and we have the spinnaker up at last! The wind is a bit variable between 12-20 knots - we like 20 better! Now we are starting to move south a bit more to live us up for the to-come trade winds.

    The water maker has been put on hold until tomorrow. We aren't using that much water, so it's not an issue - and we do have a work-around (as well as a manual water maker, too).

    The crew is in good spirits, especially when we look forward to our mile ...
    Published on 07-19-2021 10:40 AM
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    The Australia SailGP Team on Sunday celebrated its first event win of SailGP Season 2, being crowned champion of the Great Britain Sail Grand Prix on Plymouth Sound, as a sun-drenched crowd was also treated to a race win for the home British team.

    The Aussies, skippered by Tom Slingsby, beat France and the United States in the three-team winner-takes-all Final to move up to first in the Season ...
    Published on 07-19-2021 09:29 AM
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    One hundred twenty four competitors raced in three different fleets at the 2021 ILCA North American Championships on July 15-18 in San Francisco. CA. Typical of San Francisco Bay in the summer, the breeze was up for the 10-race series, ranging from 15 to 25 knots.

    “It was great to see so much talent on the racecourse this weekend, as well as so many familiar faces,” said St. Francis Yacht Club’s Commodore Bill Dana. “I recognized a lot of the competitors from their Opti days and from Youth Champs, and to have them here again, sailing as adults, was a reminder that sailing is a lifetime sport. Plus, conditions couldn’t have been better.”

    Much of the regatta was sailed in a flood tide, which drew the fleet close to shore on the upwind legs, providing current relief for the racers and an exciting show for the spectators ashore. On the final day of racing, an ebb tide sent the fleet to the middle ...
    Published on 07-18-2021 02:47 PM
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    Sometimes things do not go quite as planned.

    Case in point, Case in point, William McKinley's beautiful Ker 46' Denali^3
    Had hardly gotten off the starting line when the mast broke between the 1'st and 2nd spreader.
    The crew quickly unloaded the sails and returned back to Long Beach to ...

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