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    Published on 08-17-2012 09:01 PM
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    Most of the teams made it out today and SF Bay did not disappoint!

    All images © Gilles-Martin Raget/ACEA

    Published on 08-09-2012 09:49 AM

    Day 3 testing in ETNZ's 72' Cat proves much more productive! ...
    Published on 08-08-2012 12:16 AM
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    Published on 08-07-2012 09:13 PM
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    The Columbia Gorge Racing Association hosted their annual One Design Regatta last weekend and
    among the invited classes were the late Peter Milne designed Fireballs, which 1st hit the waters 50 years ago
    in 1962! Sean Trew took a day off from one of his many treks and caught some of the action! 7 of these home built beauties
    assembled at Cascade Locks for their North American Championship, 3 from Oregon and 4 from ...
    Published on 08-07-2012 08:52 PM
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    photo © pat lowther

    Damage, but no injuries send HG back to Oahu. Rest of Fleet continues ...
    Published on 08-07-2012 08:45 PM
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    07 August 2012 - San Francisco (USA) Artemis Racing hit the water in San Francisco for the first time today with the team's two AC45s. The boats were launched ...
    Published on 07-31-2012 10:28 AM
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    (Photo © Ian Roman 2012)

    Beautiful But Tricky Day 2

    Another 1-1 day takes our overall record to 2-2 at the Olympic Games. It was another beautiful and tricky day on the water, but we sailed two very good races underneath the spectators on the ...
    Published on 07-31-2012 09:56 AM
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    And off she goes! photo©ETNZ/Chris Cameron

    Published on 07-29-2012 07:08 PM
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    Ben Ainslie, torching it at the 2012 Games.
    all images © onEdition

    The 2012 Olympic Games began in earnest for the sailing in Weymouth, England with races in the Elliot 6m, the Star and the Finn.

    Ainslie has previously struggled at the beginning of Olympic Games, but flourished on the home waters of the south coast this afternoon.

    He finished the day with two second places behind Denmark's Jonas Hogh-Christensen.

    'It was a good day,' he said. 'They were tough conditions out there, especially on the Nothe Course [in the first race].

    'There was very, very shifty winds but it was a good start. It was ok, but there is a long ...
    Published on 07-26-2012 12:16 PM
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    British solo sailor, Alex Thomson has smashed the single-handed monohull transatlantic record, by more than 24 hours, crossing the finish line at Lizard Point, off Falmouth in Cornwall, in time to get back for the London Olympic ...
    Published on 07-24-2012 11:23 AM
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    The 1st train arrived overnight near Pier 80. The 1st of 2 30 car trains to delivering the complete
    America's Cup World Series Village and competitors boats and kit are currently sitting in the Dogpatch
    awaiting transport to Pier 80. The 2nd train ...
    Published on 07-21-2012 09:46 PM
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    Hard to believe, but the America's Cup World Series is finally almost here, with just 30 days until the 1st races begin,
    Wednesday August 22 and running through through Sunday August 26.

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    “This format is one we intend to use at each of the events for the 2012-13 AC World ...
    Published on 07-21-2012 09:27 PM

    The SAP 5O5 World Championship kicked off in sunny conditions this afternoon in La Rochelle, France. With a light South Westerly breeze forecast the race officials took the decision to keep the 187 boat fleet ashore, opting for a four hour postponement to allow sufficient conditions for the fleet to launch. As the fleet took to the water the breeze steadily increased to 15kts ...
    Published on 07-21-2012 09:36 AM
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    "I think the Cup will always hold a lot of intrigue for fans - it's one of those events," he said.

    "They're definitely interested in the technology and the human dynamics. And it is the little guy against the big guy, so I think Kiwis will always get behind that."

    Grant Dalton

    Published on 07-19-2012 09:39 AM
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    Another beautiful day in La Rochelle saw our sailors take to the water for the 3rd and 4th races of the Pre-Worlds and the French International Cup - a warm up to the approaching SAP 5O5 World Championship.

    All images © ...
    Published on 07-15-2012 05:55 PM
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    Windquest is 1st to arrive at Mackinac Island
    All images ©photoelement.com

    233 Boats on 2 courses sailing North, led by Dick and Doug Devos's Max Z86 " "Windquest" which completed the 298 nm Cove Island Course in just under 28 hours,
    set the tone for the 2012 Bayview Mackinac. The longer Cove Island course takes it's
    4 subdivisions on the scenic route, into Canada before turning left back int the US. 10 multis ranging in length from Mark Cadotte's ...
    Published on 07-14-2012 02:00 PM

    Superb conditions wrap up the Royal Cup edition of the 52 Super Series in Palma,

    Rán Racing have won the Royal Cup, their first overall victory in the 52 Super series, after finishing second in the final race of the four-day regatta where wind gusts in excess of 30 knots forced two teams to retire.

    Rán Racing claimed the Royal Cup and their first overall ...
    Published on 07-10-2012 09:09 PM
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    July 10 2012 – With up to 25 knots blowing from the west-south-west, day two of the 2012 Panerai British Classic Regatta brought fast-paced action and more than a few thrills and spills with the consensus being that everyone had enjoyed a fantastic day’s racing. Two races were completed ...
    Published on 06-28-2012 09:00 AM
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    The 65-foot (19.8-metre) monohull racing yacht will be used for the next two editions of the Race. It will be designed by the United States-based Farr Yacht Design and constructed by a consortium of leading boatyards in the United Kingdom, France, Italy and Switzerland.

    Under an agreement between Volvo Ocean Race and the consortium, a minimum of eight boats will be built to contest the next two races.

    Work will begin in July and the ...
    Published on 06-26-2012 12:27 PM
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    The build of Emirates Team New Zealand’s AC72 catamaran entered its final phase today with the arrival of the major components at the Team’s Viaduct Harbour base.

    At 22m long and 16m wide the assembled yacht is too big to be transported by road.

    The hulls, cross beams and other structural elements ...
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