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    Published on 05-06-2021 10:32 AM
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    France and America consolidate leadership in Cascais
    Cascais Bay gives participants headaches.

    On the second day of the 2021 Cascais 49er & 49er Fx Championship races, the forty Olympic boats filled the bay of Cascais with colour ...
    Published on 05-06-2021 09:18 AM
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    PORT ANGELES, Wash. — The Coast Guard rescued three people from a burning vessel Tuesday evening five miles east of Port Angeles.

    At approximately 6 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound received a call from a distressed mariner reporting ...
    Published on 05-05-2021 04:25 PM
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    D Flag went up at 13:00 for the 3 fleets. Great sailing conditions in Vilamoura, with Races 8 and 9 sailed under 12/13Knots of wind.
    A sunny and warm day in Vilamoura (air temp. 27 C), with excellent breeze, allowed, again, to complete the 2 scheduled races.
    Sailors where back ashore just past 16:30, leaving plenty of time to enjoy the Portuguese spring.

    Paul Snow-Hansen and Jordi ...
    Published on 05-05-2021 11:39 AM
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    Innovation to accelerate energy transition

    Energy Observer is a laboratory where engineers, researchers and scientists are developing innovations, which will make renewable energies a reality for
    all. With this in mind, they put to the test the latest, cutting-edge technologies in terms of hydrogen,batteries, solar and wind power and hydroelectricity
    production in the most demanding and at times hostile environment known to man: the ocean.

    These are tried-and-tested technologies optimised over the course of a voyage spanning more than 30,000 nautical miles. ...
    Published on 05-05-2021 10:07 AM
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    Max Crittenden was a long time member of the SF based Singlehanded Sailing Society before retiring a few years back and relocating to
    the desert of Southern California. After much time readjusting to his new locale, the call of the sea remains running in his blood stream and
    he is engaging with the area's version of short handed sailing, the Pacific Singlehanded Sailing Association.

    Curious as
    Published on 05-04-2021 03:45 PM
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    France and the United States lead the first day in Cascais
    38 boats in the Portuguese sailing Mecca

    On the first day of the 2021 Cascais 49er & 49er Fx Championship, the Olympic fleet composed of 28 boats, of the 49erFx class, plus 10 ...
    Published on 05-04-2021 02:35 PM
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    A beautiful sunny day in Vilamoura delivered light breeze in the afternoon.
    The 81 teams sailed 2 races with a southerly 7-9 kt breeze.

    A beautiful sunny day in Vilamoura delivered light breeze in the afternoon.The 81 teams sailed 2 races with a southerly 7-9 kt breeze.In the Men’s fleet the New Zealanders Paul Snow-Hansen and Daniel Willcox moved to 1st place followed closely by the Spanish crew Jordi Xammar and Nicolas Rodriguez just 2 points behind, with Olympic champions ...
    Published on 05-03-2021 02:57 PM
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    RYE, NEW YORK (May 3, 2021): The Melges IC37 Class traveled to a new venue for the East Coast Championship April 30-May 2, 2021. The spring regatta hosted in Rye, NY by American Yacht Club was the first event of the class’s one-design season.

    A mix of race leaders and sporty conditions kept sailors on their toes. ...
    Published on 05-03-2021 10:44 AM
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    Tim Van Raam posted this houseboat on the run this past weekend in San Rafael

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    Last week, Brenda Tostenson caught this houseboat ...
    Published on 05-03-2021 10:19 AM
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    Teamwork Leads J-OK into First Overall at the 2021 Yachting Cup

    all images © mark albertazzi

    San Diego, CA (May 2, 2021) It wasn’t exactly a day of smooth sailing on day two, the final day of San Diego Yacht Club's 2021 Yachting Cup. With misty weather and large, choppy ocean swells, teams used to sailing in champagne San Diego were in for a bit of a challenge, especially compared to yesterday's ...
    Published on 05-02-2021 09:33 PM
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    Last weekend's SSS's Singlehanded No Trophy North Bay Race was a pure single handed only event that attracted 67 entrants
    and good pressure for a 20.5 nm romp from the Southampton area up to the Sisters then to the kite eating daymark at Point Pinole and leaving Red Rock to port before finishing
    at the Richmond YC's Race Deck. As far as we know, this is the 1st time The Sister's or the Point Pinole Day Marker have been used for any ...
    Published on 05-01-2021 10:32 AM
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    "This will be the 30th running of the Delta Ditch Run - only a year late, and a bit more subdued ashore than normal due to Covid. Get ...
    Published on 04-27-2021 11:15 AM
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    Since the launch of its construction in 2019, the entire Banque Populaire Team and all the players involved have put all their know-how and expertise at the service of the future Maxi Banque Populaire XI, a jewel of high technology and innovation of 32 meters long and 23 wide. Built for the most beautiful adventures around the world, the Maxi Banque Populaire XI will be launched in April 2021, and will participate in its first race in November: ...
    Published on 04-27-2021 10:31 AM
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    "Swan 125 – The fastest monohull ever conceived is becoming a reality"

    ClubSwan Yachts is the high-performance division of Nautor’s Swan offering a range of yachts based upon values of speed, innovation, technology and competitive sailing potential.
    After the great success achieved by ...
    Published on 04-27-2021 10:02 AM
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    Wonthaggi police were as stunned as mullets to discover a very strange vessel washed up at Waratah Bay last night.

    The barnacle-covered, unmanned boat had clearly travelled a long way before ending up ...
    Published on 04-26-2021 05:57 PM
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    Alan Hebert, skipper of S2 7.9 Wildcat of Loch Awe weighed in this afternoon to the SSS forum and provided his insight into the moments before during and after when the Point Pinole daymarker changed his afternoon, and reduced sail area by a considerable amount....

    In happier times, Alan is neck and neck with Robert Macdonald's Olson 29' Nina as they approached ...
    Published on 04-25-2021 06:52 PM
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    Charging Towards The Sisters...

    Teams of one sailing to where many have never gone before...

    The "No Trophy Solo Single Handed North Bay Regatta" held on Saturday by the good folk at SSS was sailed in rather pleasant
    yet breezy conditions, and utilized the following course:

    COURSE (A review of charts 18654 and 18649 is suggested.)
    From the START,
    • to Sisters leaving
    Published on 04-25-2021 06:28 PM
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    The Great Britain SailGP Team was crowned first event champion of SailGP Season 2 by winning the Bermuda Sail Grand Prix presented by Hamilton Princess on a dramatic day on the Great Sound, beating Australia - who won four of five fleet races to enter the Final as strong favourites - by just four seconds.
    Ben Ainslie’s team won just a single fleet race across the two-day event, but put in the perfect performance when it mattered in the Final to beat Tom Slingsby’s Aussies abd claim top spot in the Season 2 leaderboard after the opening event.

    Published on 04-23-2021 12:06 PM
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    After nearly a year in the shipyard, the maxi trimaran has left the hangar in Vannes this afternoon, under the colours of @sailsofchange.
    It’s a new page in Spindrift’s story, which now shares and carries its values, one more action among the many undertaken over the past years
    by the ...
    Published on 04-23-2021 10:24 AM
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    It was a grand celebration and a milestone of sorts as full crew racing returned to the OYRA's calendar.
    Over a year had passed since the COVID 19 virus exploded across the land and the seas, forever changing
    our lives and lifestyles. For us fortunate ones which came out relatively unscathed, it was a relief to finally start
    socializing in person, on the water with friends, family and acquaintance's after a long absence. The weather and seas
    cooperated almost as ...

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