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    Published on 06-14-2021 09:50 AM
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    Breakaway moves deliver mixed results in The Ocean Race Europe


    It’s a light air chess game on the Mediterranean as IMOCA and VO65 fleets split and play high stakes game of risk and reward




    The 12 international teams competing in The Ocean Race Europe have been dealing with light and incalcitrant breezes on their first night at sea after setting off yesterday on the inaugural event’s third and final leg from Alicante, Spain to Genova, Italy.

    Pre-start weather forecasts predicted light winds throughout the leg and overnight the five-boat ...
    Published on 06-14-2021 08:35 AM
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    Argo demolishes Bermuda-Plymouth record


    In her first outing since the beginning of the pandemic, Jason Carroll’s MOD70 trimaran Argo last week blew away the existing record for the passage between Bermuda and Plymouth, UK.

    The previous record for this 2870 mile course eastbound across ...
    Published on 06-13-2021 10:08 AM
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    A fast start with a long, interesting leg ahead from Alicante to Genova



    Conditions were ideal for the start of Leg 3 with the IMOCAs putting on a foiling spectacle as the VO65 fleet split, setting up an early tactical battle...

    The third and final offshore leg of The Ocean Race Europe got underway today in Alicante, Spain where the 12-boat international fleet of yachts representing nine countries and crewed by sailors from around the world set off into the Mediterranean bound for Genova, Italy.

    The Ocean Race Europe fleet arrived in Alicante on Wednesday June 9 after a three-day second leg two from Cascais, Portugal, having previously raced there from Lorient, France on leg one.

    In contrast ...
    Published on 06-10-2021 02:14 PM
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    Team Members: Shad Lemke, Mark Bostrom, Scott Wood, Jefferson Franklin
    Hometown: Wilsall, MT
    Race Vessel: Olson 30 Monohull
    LOA: 29.95'
    Human Propulsion: Pedal drives



    The inaugural all within the USA long distance, human or sail power has it's 1st overall 1st to finish winner, but there are contestants stacked all over the place!
    Don't feel alone that you are just getting your 1st indication that there even WAS a replacement endurance event to replace the R2AK.

    You can ...
    Published on 06-10-2021 11:41 AM
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    24 boats in 5 divisions are on the run, literally.
    The race from Astoria to Port Angeles is back with some familiar faces and some not so much.
    the 193 nm jaunt is a feeder to the ...
    Published on 06-10-2021 09:36 AM
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    The search for 52 year old Britt Taylor of Newport Rhode Island has been suspended.
    Britt was originally from Sydney, Australia where she learned to sail before relocating to the US.

    USCGSoutheast

    Jun 5
    #UPDATE - After searching more than 63 hours, covering 18,140 square miles, nearly the size of Costa Rica, the #USCG has suspended the active search ...
    Published on 06-08-2021 11:33 AM
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    The Singlehanded, "down hill" portion of the Bermuda 1-2 nears completion as Michael Hennessy's Classe 40 Dragon prepares to finish and take the vaulted
    line honors trophy, Joe Harris in sister ship Gryphon Solo in a dead heat with Stanley Paris's FC53' Kiwi Spirit II 23 miles aft. The remainder of the 21 boat
    fleet are spread out for 140 nm, with Richard Rohrer's J-109 Rocinante bringing up the rear. There are 6 division's in the fleet, so plenty of bling to go around yet!

    The return trip back to Newport starts ...
    Published on 06-08-2021 10:06 AM
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    Gentler Mediterranean conditions prevail as intense racing continues on way to Alicante

    The ETA for the leaders to finish in Alicante has moved forward to Wednesday morning…






    The weather conditions experienced by the 12 international professional crews competing in The Ocean Race Europe have moderated considerably from yesterday’s fierce headwinds winds that funnelled against them through the Gibraltar Strait.

    However, despite the Mediterranean’s ...
    Published on 06-07-2021 11:51 AM
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    Team Argo
    May 4th 2021



    Off on the Bermuda to Plymouth WSSRC record attempt this evening around 23.00 UTC.

    Conditions looking good to cross with good downwind conditions, perhaps a bit complicated at the finish with a blocking high in the western
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    Published on 06-07-2021 11:18 AM
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    Crews battling fierce conditions in Gibraltar Strait

    It's been a challenging day for The Ocean Race Europe teams who faced gale-force outflow winds as they short-tacked into the Mediterranean...




    A day after leaving Cascais, Portugal on the second leg of The Ocean Race Europe, this afternoon the race’s 12-boat fleet battled fierce headwinds in the Gibraltar Strait – the narrow and congested waterway dividing mainland Europe from north Africa – on their way to Alicante, Spain.
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    Published on 06-07-2021 09:51 AM
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    SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard rescued a kayaker approximately 70 miles west of Santa Cruz, Sunday morning.
    Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders received a report at 9:42 p.m. Saturday from a kayaker who was making a solo voyage from Sausalito to Honolulu.
    The kayaker lost GPS capability, had nearly capsized due to heavy weather and contacted the Coast Guard for rescue.
    Watchstanders directed ...
    Published on 06-04-2021 12:42 PM
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    The 2021Master Mariners Regatta made a glorious return over the Memorial Day Weekend.
    Following on the heels of the Spinnaker Cup start along the Marina Green and Crissy Field area, providing an awesome back drop for spectators,
    beach goers, passerby's and vintage boat enthusiasts.

    40 vessels from a gone by era, ranging from the 18.5 Bear Boat to the recently splashed 100', old school constructed brigantine Mathew Turner
    plying the chilly and breezy ...
    Published on 06-02-2021 05:50 PM
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    The annual offshore romp to Monterey aka the Spinnaker Cup got off to a crisp and breezy start on Saturday May 29th,
    in a strong flood and wind in the high teens and low 20's. The 1st leg of The California Offshore Race Week resumed, after a year
    sabbatical due to the COVID 19 Pandemic, and from the turnout, is still a cherished part of the Memorial Day Weekend.
    Hosted by the Encinal Yacht Club for the start, the starting area had been shifted from off Knox Point on Angel ...
    Published on 06-02-2021 11:13 AM
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    CORUM L'Épargne (IMOCA) and The Austrian Ocean Race Project (VO65) win Leg One of The Ocean Race Europe


    Austrian team stuns VO65 fleet in photo finish for The Ocean Race Europe

    all images ©© Sailing Energy





    The opening leg of The Ocean Race Europe came to a nail-biting conclusion today in Cascais, Portugal with the winners in both the VO65 and IMOCA 60 classes decided only in the last few moments of the four-day passage from Lorient, France.

    A thrilling finish in the one design VO65 class saw The Austrian Ocean Race ...